Position/Series/Grade: MANAGEMENT ANALYST. GS-343-11 Announcement: 48- X2- wm Factor # 4 Skill in written communication
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My communication skills are
excellent. I am often asked to help out in this regard and have been commended for my work.
In the past 10 months, I have taken over a number of writing
assignments previously held by my supervisor. These include:
(I) Drafting monthly reports on leasing activities under the purview of our office. These are routinely approved by my supervisor without change and are circulated to 10 field offices and regional directors.
(2) I have assumed the responsibility of reporter for the quarterly meeting of the bureau's research directors. Reports of these meetings are reviewed by the Director's Office prior to distribution to all participants.
In January 1996, I completed the course, “Writing Analytical Reports," offered through the National Independent Study Center. This was a six-month course involving 24 hours of training and covering such areas as: planning an analytical report, collecting and analyzing data, identifying possible solutions to problems addressed in the report, and organizing, writing and editing the report. This course also addresses the ability required in Factor 1
Effective KSA Writing
Revised June 5, 2006