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Supervisory Publishing Specialist

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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
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Northborough, MA
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Added: March 20, 2024
Summary

Base salary listed - Salary is dependent upon the associated duty station which will be determined upon hire. You may look up salary listed on these locality tables OPM Locality Pay Tables based on these Locality Pay Area Definitions .

NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired atStep 01.

This position and is being advertised concurrently with the following announcements:

Open to all U.S. Citizens: USGS-DEN-24-12317922-ST-MDB

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This job is open to

  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL) Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
  • The public U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Duties

As a Supervisory Publishing Specialist within the Office of Communication and Publishing, some of your specific duties will include:

  • Manages publishing activities for designated Publishing Service Center (PSC) customers and ensures adherence to Bureau, Department of the Interior, and Federal publishing policies and requirements.
  • Develops plans, hours estimate, and task and milestone deadlines for information products anticipating short-and long-term publishing needs of local Science Centers to ensuring reasonable release deadlines are established and met.
  • Works closely with the Regional Publishing Operations Manager on human and fiscal resource planning and execution, budget preparation, monitoring expenditures and recommending fee for services for the PSC.
  • Supervises publishing staff; assigns work, monitors progress, provides instructions and guidance, identifies training, reviews final product, evaluates performance, recommends awards and advancement, and disciplines staff, as appropriate.
  • Represents the Science Publishing network (SPN) to Bureau authors, science managers, USGS leadership, and DOI officials on publishing matters and communicates with authors on resolving any product problems, maintains quality and cost control while meeting urgent deadlines.

Requirements Conditions of Employment

Key Requirements

  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation.
  • Selectee may be subject to serving a one-year probationary period.
  • More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.

Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position?

  • This vacancy is limited to the first 75 applications received and will close at midnight Eastern Time on the day this application limit is reached regardless of the closing date specified in this vacancy announcement. Any application received prior to midnight Eastern Time of the day the application limit is reached will be accepted and considered. You are strongly encouraged to submit all required supporting documents at the time of application should the vacancy close earlier than stated in this announcement due to the applicant limit being reached. Supporting documents will not be accepted once the vacancy announcement closes.
  • This position requires completion of a one year supervisory/managerial probationary period, if one has not previously been completed.
  • Because this position requires travel for official business, the selectee will be required to apply for a charge card within 30 calendar days of appointment. Individuals who have delinquent account balances from a previous Government charge card will be required to satisfy their existing obligation before a new card can be issued.
  • A background investigation will be required for this position. Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
  • Throughout the recruitment and hiring process we will be communicating with you via email; therefore, it is imperative that the email address you provide when applying for this vacancy remains active. Should your email address change, please notify the point of contact identified in the vacancy announcement as soon as possible so that we can update our system.

Definitions

Qualifications

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION A year of undergraduate education is 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours or the equivalent of college study. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university for which high school graduation or the equivalent was a prerequisite.

GRADUATE EDUCATION : In the absence of specific graduate program information, a year of graduate education is 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours of graduate level college course work, or the number of credit hours the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

For GS-13: Applicants must have one year of appropriate specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service that is in or related to this position and that equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

Examples of specialized experience may include: (1) working as a senior member of a publishing team, including experience providing customer service and building relationships while working with multiple authors and multiple teammates; (2) knowledge of scientific publishing standards and best practices and ability to advise authors and others on the rationale for policies, standards, and changes; (3) using state-of-the-art technologies for producing digital and printed information products, including a fully digital review and approval workflow; (4) resolving technical publishing problems and managing complex publications to meet target milestones and tight publication deadlines; and (5) using standardized publishing practices and adapting them to suit certain circumstances.

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.

Education

  • Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
  • Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the above requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: https://www.usgs.gov/about/organization/science-support/human-capital/how-foreign-education-evaluated-federal-jobs .

Additional Information

Other Information:

  • Applicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position.
  • Under Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil service jobs. Agencies are permitted to hire non-citizens only in very limited circumstances where there are no qualified citizens available for the position.
  • USGS employees are subject to Title 43, USC Section 31(a) and may not: (a) have any personal, private, direct or indirect interest in lands or mineral wealth of lands under survey; (b) have any substantial personal, private, direct or indirect interests in any private mining or mineral enterprise doing business with the United States; or (c) execute surveys or examinations for private parties or corporations.
  • The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.
  • DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .
  • The Department of the Interior (DOI) places a high value on diversity of experience and cultural perspectives and encourages applications from all interested eligible candidates. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) are fundamental principles that guide the Department and allow us to successfully achieve our mission.
  • THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Agency Benefits:

  • USGS has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework in accordance with the DOI Telework policy and with supervisor approval. The official worksite for the selectee is the duty station identified in this vacancy announcement. The selectee will typically report to this duty location on a regular and recurring weekly basis.
  • For additional information on our internal telework policy, please reference the Department of the Interior Telework Handbook at: https://www.doi.gov/telework/policies .
  • Working for the U.S. Geological Survey offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave , and holidays ; health, life, dental, vision, and long term care insurance, flexible spending accounts , and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System .

A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new window Learn more about federal benefits .

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