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Army Tank-Automotive and Armament Command (TACOM) Technical Writer-Editor (AUTO) in Warren, Michigan


About the Position: The ILSC is responsible for sustaining war fighting readiness and managing a large part of the Army's investment in warfighting capacity as integrators of nearly 3,000 weapon systems that form the core of the Army's war fighting capability. The referral list(s) generated by this announcement may be used to fill future vacancies in other organizations throughout the Integrated Logistics Support Center (ILSC).


Plans projects, programs or studies, of a broad complex nature involving the writing of technical bulletins, technical manuals, supply publications, modification work orders, lubrication orders, etc., for the weapon system

Reviews and analyzes the progress of publications preparation to determine problem areas, assist publications personnel in correcting deficiencies, and to establish priorities, which are based on equipment deliveries.

Manages, coordinates and accepts or rejects the technical publications activities and output of the contractor for the system to ensure the accomplishment of program objectives.

Maintains continuous liaison and working relationship with technical publications activities of contractor personnel, and other government agencies to assure the most complete, accurate, and adequate publications package to support the weapon system.

Advises Weapon Systems Team on publications policy.


Conditions of Employment


Position may be filled as a temporary promotion or temporary reassignment NTE one year by a current permanent Army employee. Temporary promotions or reassignments may be extended up to a maximum of five years, and may be made permanent without further competition. **Position may be filled as a temporary appointment NTE one year, if candidate is not a current permanent Army employee. Temporary appointments may be extended up to a maximum of three years.** Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. Current Department of Army Civilian EmployeesInteragency Career Transition Assistance PlanPriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-11 which include: Controlling, directing, and managing publications programs throughout weapons systems and equipment life cycles; developing training, operating and maintenance manuals; knowledge of publications principles, methods, and concepts in the Tank-automotive field. Such experience may have been acquired as a writer or editor of technical reports, articles, manuals, or specifications. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

Attention to DetailReasoningVehicle MaintenanceWriting Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-11).


Additional Information

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct deposit of pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. This is a Career Program (CP) CP# 17 - Technical Writer position. You may claim military spouse preference (MSP). If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Career Field Position. This is an Army Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology Workforce position. Selectees must meet the position requirements for certification at Level 2 in Life Cycle Logistics within 24 months of entrance on duty. (Certification requirements may be found in the Defense Acquisition University Catalog at http://www.dau.mil/.) Due to the impact of the Coronavirus, individuals with entrance of duty dates prior to April 1, 2021 will have an additional 12 months to meet the certification requirements, up to a total of 36 months. Information on the Army Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology Workforce may be found at https://asc.army.mil/.