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EXCLUSIVE JOB: Writer/Editor position at the Department of Commerce

Job Title: Writer/Editor
Department: Department of Commerce
Agency: International Trade Administration/Enforcement & Compliance
Salary Range: $54,972- $94,796 per year
Series & Grade: Series 1082, GS-09
Promotion Potential: GS-13
Application Close Date: Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Duty Locations: Washington, DC
Who May Be Considered: NSEP award recipients who have not completed the service requirement in full.

POSITION SUMMARY

Enforcement and Compliance (E&C) safeguards and enhances the competitive strength of U.S. industries against unfair trade through the enforcement of U.S. antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) trade laws and ensures compliance with trade agreements negotiated on behalf of U.S. industries. E&C promotes the creation and maintenance of U.S. jobs and economic growth by supporting the negotiation of international trade agreements to open foreign markets.

This position is located in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement & Compliance (E&C), Office of Communications, International Trade Administration (ITA), U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC).

POSITION DUTIES

Major Duties:

The incumbent will facilitate the preparation, editing and substantive review of outgoing E&C complex written material, including controlled correspondence, manuals, briefing materials, newsletters, testimony, memoranda and reports for the signature or direct use by the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Secretary for E&C, as well as other senior Commerce leaders. In addition he or she is responsible for assigning, tracking and logging the preparation and clearance of said materials within assigned deadlines.

The incumbent will write, rewrite, and edit complex written material on various trade enforcement matters geared to the specialized interests of specific groups, including U.S. producers, importers, exporters, trade associations, legal counsel, Congressional representatives, other Executive Agencies, and the press. He or she will be required to consider the target audience and the use of each publication in assessing its organization and the manner of presentation, as well as ensure that the materials are an accurate reflection of E&C’s policy and position on trade enforcement issues. The incumbent will be required to edit material to ensure that it is consistent with the writing style of senior Commerce officials, and contains correct grammar, spelling, sentence structure, paragraphing, format, and general organization to produce polished products.

The incumbent must be an efficient multi-tasker who is able to coordinate the tasking, tracking and logging of numerous requests for information from the E&C Communications Office, including all written material, controlled correspondence, manuals, briefing materials, newsletters, testimony, memoranda and reports. He or she will be required to work closely with other staff members to determine exactly what information is being requested, who in the organization may best respond to the request, and how the requested information may be most effectively presented. The incumbent must be a team-oriented worker who works well with others and is able to track the progress of each aspect of preparation and production of required materials to ensure adherence to approved milestones and internal requirements.

REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor's Degree

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment where much of the communication is conducted via email or other electronic means.
  • Experience working with several different teams of people and compiling information from multiple sources in an efficient and time-constrained manner.
  • Experience as a self-starter who is able to multi-task and prioritize within a short time- period.
  • Experience in refining important documents for public release, utilizing exceptional attention to detail.
  • Experience with share point technology and other social media to share work products and provide guidance and updated information to internal and external sources.

SECURITY CLEARANCE

Following a Conditional Offer of Employment (COE), selectee must undergo a background investigation for a Secret security clearance.

REQUIRED MATERIALS

  1. Resume
  2. One page writing sample
  3. DD-214 (only required for veterans or active duty military)
  4. SF-50 (only required for current or former federal employees)

HOW TO APPLY

Your application is due by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on the application close date indicated above. Failure to follow the application instructions may result in rejection of your application.

As these applications will be passed on to a number of individuals throughout the hiring agency, please do not address the cover letters to Aleia Maculam or Linnea Johnson. Cover letters should be tailored to the position and generically addressed to the division mentioned above.

Resume and Supporting Materials

You will need to email your application by using the mail tool in NSEPnet. Your application materials must be combined into one PDF file. The order of your documents within the PDF must mirror the order listed in the Required Materials section. Please name the file:

LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_ITA

Like always, LASTNAME is your last name and FIRSTNAME is your first name. For example, the applicant Linnea Johnson would submit an application named JOHNSON_LINNEA_ITA. If you are unable to save Microsoft Word documents in PDF format, or are unable to combine your documents into a single PDF document, several third-party PDF conversion and combination tools exist online. Perform an internet search for "converting Word documents to PDF" or "merging PDF files" to find these tools.

To use NSEPnet Mail you will need to login to https://www.nsepnet.org. The link to NSEPnet Mail is in the top right corner of the homepage. If you cannot login or do not remember your login credentials, please use the Forgot Username tool at https://nsepnet.org/ForgotUsername.aspx or the Forgot Password tool at https://nsepnet.org/ForgotPassword.aspx.

From the NSEPnet mail tool, enter [AleiaMaculam] (brackets included) in the To: field. The subject line for this email must be as follows:

DOC-ITA-062017-162

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SF-50 and DD-214

If you are a current or former federal employee, you will need to include your SF-50 (or similar document proving federal employment) in your application. If you are a veteran or active duty member of the U.S. military, you will need to include a DD-214 in your application.

Letter of Certification

You DO NOT need to request a Letter of Certification for this exclusive position

NSEP SERVICE CREDIT

Please note that before NSEP will consider granting service credit for this position, award recipients must have demonstrated a full and good-faith effort to secure employment in the four priority agencies (DoD, DHS, State, IC).

HIRING AUTHORITY

The Department of Commerce will utilize special hiring authorities (located at Schedule A and 50 U.S. Code §1902) afforded to all NSEP award recipients with active service requirements to make appointments to this position in the excepted service.

EXCLUSIVE JOB: Program Analyst position with the Department of Defense

Job Title: Program Analyst (Term - NTE two years)
Department: Department of Defense
Agency/Office: Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA) Headquarters
Salary Range: $54,972 to $66,510 per year
Series & Grade: GS-201 09/11
Promotion Potential: GS-11
Application Close Date: July 7, 2017 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Duty Locations: Alexandria, VA
Who May Be Considered: NSEP award recipients who have not completed the service requirement in full.

Position Summary

This position is located in Headquarters Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA), Talent Management Directorate. DHRA is a multifaceted organization with a diverse mission set. DHRA provides centralized and comprehensive personnel data management and analysis for the entire Department of Defense (DoD); manages DoD enterprise-wide mission programs ranging from travel management, language and culture, to civilian human resource advisory services; and ensures our Service members and their families receive the care and support they are entitled through multiple and highly visible risk reduction and direct support programs.The Talent Management Directorate is developing and implementing strategy, a talent management program and an evaluation tool that will aid in recruiting, retaining and developing a very dynamic workforce to meet current and future mission requirements. This position has the opportunity to implement change, establish possibilities and influence culture for the approximately 1200 personnel in DHRA.

Position Duties

As a Program Analyst, your responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting the Talent Management Directorate as they develop, design, implement and execute a Talent Management Plan across the Defense Human Resources Activity. This will include assistance writing a strategy, implementation plan, pilot programs, developmental opportunities and evaluation tools. Outcomes of this plan are briefly regularly to the DHRA senior leadership.
  • Working with the Talent Management team and the components to develop viable data collection and analysis methodologies for the long-term outcomes of Talent Management Program opportunities, as well as assist with coordination with the Components on the
  • Assisting component partners in developing component training plans that are outcome-oriented and are utilizing evaluation methods/tools to ensure overall intent is met.
  • Developing high-level briefings to senior leadership regarding all parts of the Talent Management Strategy and Talent Management Plan. Become a subject matter expert in all talent related activities within DHRA and a vast majority of opportunities outside DHRA that far within the Talent Management area.
  • Assisting with execution of the evaluation methodologies and performance reporting for the Talent Management Evaluation tools a key method for measuring and improving customer satisfaction and learning of specific curriculums, to include qualitative and quantitative data analysis and briefing/report development. Coordinate with the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) on this effort as appropriate.
  • Assisting with providing evaluation findings, interpretations, and recommendations on program improvements to other training officers to facilitate improved program content and delivery.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Education in mathematics, statistics, psychology (research/personnel), or project management; graduate degree preferred
  • Active security clearance preferred, but not required

Requirements

  • U.S. citizenship
  • NSEP award recipients with a remaining service obligation
  • Must be able to obtain a security clearance

Security Clearance

Following a Conditional Offer of Employment (COE), selectee must undergo a background investigation for a Non-Sensitive security clearance.

Required Materials

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
  4. SF-50 or similar document (only required for current or former federal employees)
  5. DD-214 (only required for veterans or active duty military)

HOW TO APPLY

Your application is due by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on the application close date indicated above. Failure to follow the application instructions may result in rejection of your application.

You will need to email your application by using the mail tool in NSEPnet. Your application materials must be combined into one PDF file. The order of your documents within the PDF must mirror the order listed in the Required Materials section (i.e. resume first, transcript second, etc.) Please name the file:

LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_DHRA

Like always, LASTNAME is your last name and FIRSTNAME is your first name. For example, the applicant Linnea Johnson would submit an application named JOHNSON_LINNEA_DHRA. If you are unable to save Microsoft Word documents in PDF format, or are unable to combine your documents into a single PDF document, several third-party PDF conversion and combination tools exist online. Perform an internet search for "converting Word documents to PDF" or "merging PDF files" to find these tools.

To use NSEPnet Mail you will need to login to https://www.nsepnet.org. The link to NSEPnet Mail is in the top right corner of the homepage. If you cannot login or do not remember your login credentials, please use the Forgot Username tool at https://nsepnet.org/ForgotUsername.aspx or the Forgot Password tool at https://nsepnet.org/ForgotPassword.aspx.

From the NSEPnet mail tool, enter [AleiaMaculam] (brackets included) in the To: field. The subject line for this email must be as follows:

DoD-DHRA-062017-230

If you cannot attach a PDF document, please first try using Microsoft Internet Explorer. If attaching your documents fails in Internet Explorer, download the latest version of your internet browser and retry the attachment process.

SF-50 and DD-214

If you are a current or former federal employee, you will need to include your SF-50 (or similar document proving federal employment) in your application. If you are a veteran or active duty member of the U.S. military, you will need to include a DD-214 in your application.

HIRING AUTHORITY

DHRA will utilize the Schedule A and/or NDAA 13 hiring authorities afforded to all NSEP award recipients with active service requirements to make appointments to this position in the excepted service.

EXCLUSIVE JOB: Policy Analyst with the Department of Homeland Security

Job Title: Policy Analyst
Department: Department of Homeland Security
Agency: Office of Policy/ Screening Coordination Office
Salary Range: $53,435 to $77,490/ Per Year
Series & Grade: Policy Analyst (0301) GS 9/11/12
Promotion Potential: GS-12
Application Close Date: July 5, 2017 at 5 PM Eastern Time
Duty Locations: Washington, DC
Who May Be Considered: NSEP award recipients who have not completed the service requirement in full

POSITION SUMMARY/DUTIES

The incumbent will serve as a policy analyst with the Visa Waiver Program Office (VWPO) in the Screening Coordination Office. The VWPO is responsible for implementing the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), which allows citizens of qualifying countries to enter the United States for business or pleasure without a visa but subject to an alternative security vetting process. The VWPO assesses the effects of each VWP country's designation in the program on U.S. national security, law enforcement, and immigration enforcement interests at least once every two years, as required by U.S. law. The incumbent will work with DHS, interagency, and international stakeholders to support these assessments and perform other tasks as needed to resolve or advance homeland security policy and program management issues that involve the Visa Waiver Program.

Specifically, the incumbent will work with DHS operational components (e.g., Customs and Border Protection, Intelligence & Analysis, etc.), external agencies (e.g., Department of State), and foreign governments (e.g., embassies of VWP-designated countries) to organize, execute, and report on VWP assessments. The incumbent may be required to conduct research and draft language to support the development of these assessment reports, as well as to contribute to the drafting and clearance of internal decision and information memos and briefing materials.

In addition, the incumbent will assist in monitoring and responding to VWP-related tasks generated outside the VWPO (e.g., Congressional testimony & questions for the record, issue papers, etc.).

REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You be able to obtain/maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Relocation Expenses WILL NOT be paid.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Background in public policy, public administration, international relations, national security, or related fields.
  • Familiarity with DHS’s missions and general understanding of the USG border security and national security apparatus.
  • Demonstrated experience articulating complex problems and developing creative solutions.
  • Strong time management skills within aggressive deadlines and ability to work independently to complete assigned tasks.
  • Ability to solicit, analyze, and synthesize information from multiple sources in order to produce comprehensive and coordinated reports, recommendations, and policy positions.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, including the ability to succinctly incorporate information from diverse sources.
  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to interact with team members, interagency stakeholders, and an executive audience.

SECURITY CLEARANCE

Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.

REQUIRED MATERIALS

  1. Resume
  2. Transcripts (unofficial copies)
  3. SF-50 (only required for current or former federal employees)
  4. DD-214 (only required for veterans or active duty military)
  5. Service Agreement Report (submitted via NSEPnet, not attached in your application)

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

These applications are due by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on the application close date indicated above. Failure to follow the application instructions may result in rejection of your application. As these applications will be passed on to a number of individuals throughout the hiring agency, please do not address the cover letters to Aleia Maculam. Cover letters should be tailored to the position and generically addressed to the division mentioned above.

Resume and Supporting Materials

Please combine your application materials into one PDF file named:

LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_OP

For example, the candidate Aleia Maculam would submit an application named MACULAM_ALEIA_OP. If you are unable to save Microsoft Word documents in PDF format, or are unable to combine your documents into a single PDF document, several third-party PDF conversion and combination tools exist online. Perform an internet search for "converting Word documents to PDF" or "merging PDF files" to find these tools.

You will need to email your application by using the mail tool in NSEPnet. To use NSEPnet Mail you will need to login to https://www.nsepnet.org. The link to NSEPnet Mail is in the top right corner of the homepage. If you cannot login or do not remember your login credentials, please use the Forgot Username tool at https://nsepnet.org/ForgotUsername.aspx or the Forgot Password tool at https://nsepnet.org/ForgotPassword.aspx.

From the NSEPnet mail tool, enter [AleiaMaculam] (brackets included) in the To: field. The subject line for this email must be as follows:

DHS-OP-062017-236

If you cannot attach a PDF document, please first try using Microsoft Internet Explorer. If attaching your documents fails in Internet Explorer, download the latest version of your internet browser and retry the attachment process.

SF-50 and DD-214

If you are a current or former federal employee, you will need to include your SF-50 (or similar document proving federal employment) in your application. If you are a veteran or active duty member of the U.S. military, you will need to include a DD-214 in your application.

Letter of Certification
You DO NOT need to request a Letter of Certification for this exclusive position.

HIRING AUTHORITY

The Department of Homeland Security will utilize the Schedule A and/or NDAA 13 hiring authorities afforded to all NSEP award recipients with active service requirements to make appointments to this position in the excepted service.
FEATURED JOB: International Program Specialist at NASA
Job Title: International Program Specialist Department: NASA, Headquarters Salary Range: $54,972.00 to $103,639.00 / Per Year Series & Grade: GS-0301-9/12 Promotion Potential: GS-12 Application Close Date: June 27, 2017 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time Duty Locations: Washington, DC Position Summary This position is in the Science Division (TG000), Office of International and Interagency Relations, responsible for drafting and negotiating agreements, and for the planning, preparation, operation and coordination of actions, communications, and reports concerning the international activities of the Science Mission Directorate. The position coordinates relationships with nations assigned and provides staff assistance on international organizational and policy issues as assigned. Duties Coordinates relationships with nations and provides staff assistance on international organization policy issues. Acts as primary liaison with critical persons and groups both inside and outside of the Agency. Plans, formulates, initiates and executes complex and often sensitive discussions with other U.S. Government agencies and organizations, such as the State Department, the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the National Security Council, and other key agencies, on a range of policy issues affecting NASA's international and interagency activities. Drafts, coordinates and negotiates international cooperative and reimbursable agreements and takes principal responsibility for the planning, preparation, operation and coordination of actions, communications, and reports leading to the execution of cooperative and reimbursable activities with assigned countries or international organizations. Researches and /or analyzes unstable or complex program issues. Provides expert analysis and advice on complex program issues. Reconciles conflicts between basic policies and program goals. Identifies key policy issues and evaluates alternatives. Coordinates, analyzes, reviews, and recommends Agency policies for international cooperative activities and reimbursable space activities, ensuring consistency with U.S. foreign policy. Advises and assists other international program specialists on policies, mechanics of international agreements, and tactics of negotiation. How to Apply For more information and to apply, please see the following: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/472105300
Connect with NSEP Alumni on LinkedIn!

Dear NSEP community,

We are excited to launch the "Boren Awards Alumni: Official Group" on LinkedIn, which is open to Boren Scholars and Fellows, Flagship Fellows, and EHLS Scholars. We hope that this will be an active forum for networking, sharing job opportunities, and exchanging career advice with your fellow NSEP award recipients.

Please request membership at the following link: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12048776

A member of the NSEP Service Team will then approve your request after verifying your status as an NSEP award recipient. We look forward to connecting on LinkedIn!

Regards,
NSEP Service Team
nsep@nsep.gov


EXCLUSIVE: NSEP Service Webinars

Dear NSEP community,

We are excited to announce the launch of our new NSEP webinar series! Webinars will be hosted on a monthly basis and will focus on questions on the service requirement, tips on conducting your federal job search, as well as advice on crafting your federal resume and cover letter.

Please see below for the current schedule and link to register. Additional webinar sessions will be added throughout the year, so please check NSEPnet.org for the most up-to-date schedule.

We want to hear from you! If you have suggestions or requests for content, please feel free to send your ideas to us at nsep@nsep.gov.

Regards,
NSEP Service Team


NSEP Service Webinars

Understanding Your NSEP Service Requirement
Date: Tuesday, April 11 from 12:30-1:30 pm EDT
Description: Tune in for a refresher course on your NSEP service obligation! This session will cover qualifying jobs, tiers of service, important deadlines and requirements, as well as common questions about NSEP policy.

How to Jumpstart Your Federal Job Search
Date: Tuesday, May 9 from 12:30-1:30 pm EDT
Description: This session is targeted toward those who are new to the federal job search. This presentation will discuss various resources to help you search for and apply to government positions, tips on how to navigate USAJOBs, advice on leveraging your special hiring authorities, and more!

Crafting Your Resume and Cover Letter
Date: Thursday, June 15 from 12:30-1:30 pm EDT
Description: This presentation will offer advice and guidelines for crafting your private industry and federal resumes, tips on how to tailor your application materials to a job announcement, and suggestions for drafting an effective cover letter.

Non-Traditional Paths to Fulfilling Your Service Requirement
Date: Tuesday, July 11 from 12:30-1:30 pm EDT
Description: This session will discuss resources for those interested in pursuing careers in STEM, medicine, law, and education and address how to request service credit for non-traditional career paths.

Navigating NSEPnet
Date: Tuesday, July 25 from 12:30-1:30 pm EDT
Description: This tutorial will teach you how to more effectively navigate the NSEPnet portal. Learn how to request letters of certification, submit Service Agreement Reports, utilize the Job Search History tool, and much more!

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