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					                                                              This career map provides a standardized framework and career enhancing information to individuals and managers for the professional development of the Army Civilian Corps. The map serves as the professional blueprint
                  Civilian Career Map                         for your successful civil service career while providing information and guidance for advancement.




Career Program:           CP 53 - Medical
Career Series:            1083 Technical Writer

Qualifying for a Career   OPM Qualification Standards
Series Description                General Schedule                    General Schedule                    General Schedule                  General Schedule                                                 General Schedule                           General Schedule
1083 Description                         DJ 2                                DJ 2                               DJ 3                              DJ 4                                                              DJ 4                                        DJ 5
                                        GS 07                               GS 09                             GS11/12                            GS 13                                                             GS 14                                       GS 15
                                    Nonsupervisory                      Nonsupervisory                     Nonsupervisory                      Supervisory                                                      Supervisory                                 Supervisory
Key Assignments/Key       Location:                           Locations:                         Locations:                         Locations:                                                     Locations:                                       Locations:
Billets                   Army Public Health Command          AMEDD Center and School            Army Medical Command               AMEDD Center and School                                        Army Public Health Command
                                                              Army Public Health Command         Army Medical Materiel Development
                                                                                                 Activity
                                                              Army Medical Information Technical Army Public Health Command
                                                              Center
                                                                                                 AMEDD Center and School
                                                                                                 Army Medical Research Material
                                                                                                 Command
                                                                                                 Army Medical Information Technical
                                                                                                 Center
                                                                                                 Army Medical Materiel Agency
                                                                                                 Army Medical Center


                          Positions:                          Positions:                                 Positions:                                   Positions:                                   Positions:                                       Positions:
                          Entry Level                         Developmental Level                        Expert Level                                 Supervisory Level                            Supervisory Level
                          Technical Writer-Editor             Technical Writer-Editor                    Technical Writer (Medical Science)           Supervisory Technical Editor                 Supervisory Technical Writer-Editor
                                                              Technical Editor                           Technical Editor (Medical Science)           Supervisory Technical Writer-Editor
                                                                                                         Technical Writer-Editor




Leadership                Accountability                      Accountability                             Accountability                               Accountability                               Accountability
Competencies              Critical Thinking                   Critical Thinking                          Critical Thinking                            Critical Thinking                            Critical Thinking
                          External Awareness                  External Awareness                         External Awareness                           External Awareness                           External Awareness
                          Financial Management                Financial Management                       Financial Management                         Financial Management                         Financial Management
                          Human Resources Management          Human Resources Management                 Human Resources Management                   Human Resources Management                   Human Resources Management
                          Influencing and Negotiating         Influencing and Negotiating                Influencing and Negotiating                  Influencing and Negotiating                  Influencing and Negotiating
                          Oral Communication                  Oral Communication                         Oral Communication                           Oral Communication                           Oral Communication
                          Problem Solving                     Problem Solving                            Problem Solving                              Problem Solving                              Problem Solving
                          Strategic Thinking                  Strategic Thinking                         Strategic Thinking                           Strategic Thinking                           Strategic Thinking
                          Technology Management               Technology Management                      Technology Management                        Technology Management                        Technology Management
                          Vision                              Vision                                     Vision                                       Vision                                       Vision
                          Written Communication               Written Communication                      Written Communication                        Written Communication                        Written Communication


Functional Competencies Message Development and Delivery Message Development and Delivery Message Development and Delivery                            Message Development and Delivery             Message Development and Delivery

                          Communications                      Communications                             Communications                               Communications                               Communications
                          Attention to Detail                 Attention to Detail                        Attention to Detail                          Attention to Detail                          Attention to Detail
                          Collaboration                       Collaboration                              Collaboration                                Collaboration                                Collaboration
                          Data Gathering and Analysis         Data Gathering and Analysis                Data Gathering and Analysis                  Data Gathering and Analysis                  Data Gathering and Analysis
                          Planning and Prioritizations        Planning and Prioritizations               Planning and Prioritizations                 Planning and Prioritizations                 Planning and Prioritizations
                          Scientific Knowledge for            Scientific Knowledge for                   Scientific Knowledge for                     Scientific Knowledge for                     Scientific Knowledge for Administrative
                          Administrative Staff                Administrative Staff                       Administrative Staff                         Administrative Staff                         Staff
                          Technical Writing                   Technical Writing                          Technical Writing                            Technical Writing                            Technical Writing
                          Leveraging Technology               Leveraging Technology                      Leveraging Technology                        Leveraging Technology                        Leveraging Technology


Core Competencies         Administration and Management       Administration and Management              Administration and Management                Administration and Management                Administration and Management
                          Computers                           Computers                                  Computers                                    Computers                                    Computers
                          Conflict Management                 Conflict Management                        Conflict Management                          Conflict Management                          Conflict Management
                          Creativity and Innovation           Creativity and Innovation                  Creativity and Innovation                    Creativity and Innovation                    Creativity and Innovation
                          Customer and Personal Service       Customer and Personal Service              Customer and Personal Service                Customer and Personal Service                Customer and Personal Service
                          Decisiveness                        Decisiveness                               Decisiveness                                 Decisiveness                                 Decisiveness
                          Flexibility                         Flexibility                                Flexibility                                  Flexibility                                  Flexibility
                          Mentoring                           Mentoring                                  Mentoring                                    Mentoring                                    Mentoring
                          Organization                        Organization                               Organization                                 Organization                                 Organization
                          Partnering                          Partnering                                 Partnering                                   Partnering                                   Partnering
                          Public Safety and Security          Public Safety and Security                 Public Safety and Security                   Public Safety and Security                   Public Safety and Security
                          Resilience                          Resilience                                 Resilience                                   Resilience                                   Resilience
                          Team Building                       Team Building                              Team Building                                Team Building                                Team Building
                          Technical Credibility               Technical Credibility                      Technical Credibility                        Technical Credibility                        Technical Credibility
                          Interpersonal Skills                Interpersonal Skills                       Interpersonal Skills                         Interpersonal Skills                         Interpersonal Skills
                          Integrity/Honesty                   Integrity/Honesty                          Integrity/Honesty                            Integrity/Honesty                            Integrity/Honesty
                          Continual Learning                  Continual Learning                         Continual Learning                           Continual Learning                           Continual Learning
                          Public Service Motivation           Public Service Motivation                  Public Service Motivation                    Public Service Motivation                    Public Service Motivation


Leader Development        Foundation Course                   Foundation Course                          Foundation Course                            Foundation Course                  Foundation Course
                          Action Officer Development Course   Action Officer Development Course          Action Officer Development Course            Action Officer Development Course  Action Officer Development Course (DL)
                          (DL)                                (DL)                                       (DL)                                         (DL)
                          Supervisor Development Course       Supervisor Development Course              Supervisor Development Course                Supervisor Development Course (DL) Supervisor Development Course (DL)
                          (DL)                                (DL)                                       (DL)
                          Basic Course                        Basic Course                               Basic Course                                 Basic Course                                 Basic Course
                          Intermediate Course (DL only)       Intermediate Course (DL only)              Intermediate Course (GS 12)                  Intermediate Course                          Intermediate Course
                          Manager Development Course (DL)     Manager Development Course (DL)            Manager Development Course (DL)              Manager Development Course (DL)              Manager Development Course (DL)
                           DoD Civilian Emerging Leader          DoD Civilian Emerging Leader          Advanced Course (DL only)                Advanced Course                    Advanced Course
                           Program                               Program
                                                                                                       DoD Civilian Emerging Leader             DoD Executive Leadership Program   Continuing Education for Senior Leaders
                                                                                                       Program
                                                                                                       DoD Executive Leadership Program                                            DoD Executive Leadership Program
                                                                                                       (GS 12)
                                                                                                                                                                                   Senior Service School
                                                                                                                                                                                   Defense Senior Leader Development
                                                                                                                                                                                   Program



Professional               Listening and Memory Development Briefing and Presentations       Briefing and Presentations                         Briefing and Presentations         Briefing and Presentations
Development                                                 Listening and Memory Development Listening and Memory Development                   Listening and Memory Development   Listening and Memory Development




Occupational / Functional Health Care Ethics I                   Health Care Ethics I                  Health Care Ethics I                     Health Care Ethics I               Health Care Ethics I
Training
                          Health Care Ethics II                  Health Care Ethics II                 Health Care Ethics II                    Health Care Ethics II              Health Care Ethics II
                          AMEDD Organization                     AMEDD Organization                    AMEDD Organization                       AMEDD Organization                 AMEDD Organization
                          Business Writing 1                     Business Writing 1
                          Business Writing 2                     Business Writing 2
                          Business Writing 3                     Business Writing 3
                          Business Grammar                       Business Grammar
                          Writing with Intention                 Writing with Intention
                          Writing to Reach the Audience          Writing to Reach the Audience
                          The Writing Process                    The Writing Process
                          Understanding Writing Mechanics        Understanding Writing Mechanics
                          Writing for Technical Professionals    Writing for Technical Professionals

                           Writing Under Pressure 1              Writing Under Pressure 1
                           Writing Under Pressure 2              Writing Under Pressure 2



Academic Training          Ongoing Education                     Ongoing Education                     Ongoing Education                        Ongoing Education                  Ongoing Education



Certifications




Mandatory Training         Basic Life Support
                           Mandatory Training for DA Civilians



                                                                                                              Self Development
Learning Resources         ACTEDS Training Catalog                                                     Army Distributed Learning

                           Army-e-Learning - SkillPort                                                 Army Management Staff College

                           ATIA ACCP "My Courses"                                                      Plain Language.mil

                           Army Civilian Education Courses                                             Plain Language.gov

                           AMEDD Virtual Lbrary

                           The Textbooks of Military Medicine

                           AMEDD Civilian Education System                                             Virtual Laboratory Multimedia Training

Career Guides /            AMEDD Civilian Corps Chief                                                  Civilian Career Management - AR 690-950                                     The Army Family Advocacy Program - AR 608-18
Regulations
                           Civilian Life Long Learning (CAC Required)                                  Civilian Personnel Career Management                                        The Army Substance Abuse Program - AR 600-85

                           Civilian Education System                                                   Total Army Performance Evaluation System                                    Army Career Intern Program

                           CP 53 Training Prerequisites                                                Training and Career Development Program

                           CP 53 ACTEDS Plans                                                          Civilian Personnel Administrative Publication

                           Army Civilian Handbook                                                      Army Community Service Center - AR 608-1


Career Links               Army Civilian Employment

                           The Army Civilian Human Resources Agency

                           National Security Personnel System

                           Army Benefits Center - Civilian

                           Army Civilian Personnel On-line Portal


Professional               Association of the US Army                                                  Society for Technical Writers
Organizations and
Journals
Professional
Organizations and
Journals              Soldier Magazine                                         American Medical Writers Association

                      AMSUS - The Society of Federal Health Professionals      Society for Technical Communication

                      American Medical Association                             American Society of Business and Publication Editors

                      The Society of Medical Consultants to the Armed Forces

                      AMEDD Journal


Miscellaneous Links   Army Management Staff College                            Army Medicine                          U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

                      Army Civilian Employment                                 AMEDD Jobs

                      All Federal Vacancies                                    AMEDD Center & School

                      Feds Hire Vets                                           Military Health System

                      US Office of Personnel Management                        Armed Forces Medical Library

                      OPM Salary Charts                                        US Army Aeromedical Center

                      DoD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce                     US Army School of Aviation Medicine

                      Army Knowledge Online                                    US Army Medical Materiel Agency
      Occupational Series
1083 Technical Writer




                Level
Entry




Developmental



Expert




Supervisory


             Position
Technical Writer-Editor (GS 7)




Technical Writer
Technical Editor




Technical Writer-Editor




Supervisory Technical Editor




Supervisory Technical Writer-Editor
                                                 Description
This series covers positions that involve writing or editing technical materials, such as reports of
research findings; scientific or technical articles, news releases, and periodicals; regulations in
technical areas; technical manuals, specifications, brochures, and pamphlets; or speeches or scripts
on scientific or technical subjects. Technical writers and technical editors draw on a substantial
knowledge of a particular subject-matter area, such as the natural or social sciences, engineering,
law, or other fields. The work involves the development of information and analysis to select and
present information on the specialized subject in a form and at a level suitable for the intended
audience.

                                                Description
This position has been re-engineered for recruitment and training purposes in which the incumbent
will receive assignments that are designed to develop their skills and knowledge until reaching a full
promotion potential of GS-1083-11. Work assignments are designed to introduce the incumbent to a
full range of duties and responsibilities required by the full performance level.

At this level the employee Writes, rewrites and edits a variety of technical publications and internal
administrative publications for the Division, and provides assistance in organizing and writing internal
and external technical publications.

The work at this level requires a high level of expertise in writing and editing. It requires complete
command of sources and research methods to develop publications in support of techniques,
technology, and equipment utilized in tactical/non-tactical Army medical support. It also requires
knowledge of regulations and policies affecting Government publications; of publishing concepts,
practices, and standards; and of recent advances in publishing technology sufficient to enable the
employee to serve as a technical authority in these areas. The work requires a broad technical
knowledge of medical practices to assure the integration of extensive technical writings, publication
layout and design, typography and printing, editorial management, and the presentation of advanced
communications-electronic theories and concepts.


At this level the employee is responsible for the development, staffing, production, and management
of Army Medical Department doctrine products.

                                                 Description
Work assignments are designed to introduce the incumbent to a full range of duties and
responsibilities required by the full performance level. The incumbent will apply skills to collect,
organize, analyze and present information related to the current and future program workload. As
experience and knowledge is gained and competency is demonstrated, the employee is gradually
given more freedom to make independent judgments and decisions. The incumbent will perform
duties similar to those described in PD# DB226197, but under closer supervisory controls, more
specific guidelines and decreased scope and effect.
Writes policy relating to medical professional standards and practices for the delivery of health care
throughout the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM). Policy may be
disseminated in the form of directives, regulations, pamphlets, etc. Incumbent ensures consistency of
policy with existing Army regulations, Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospital Standards
(JCAHO), and Department of Defense (DOD) policy. Surveys current literature for guidance relating to
medical professional standards and practices and ensures consistency of MACOM Publications.
Works with subject matter experts (SMEs) to ensure accuracy of subject material. Ensures
multidisciplinary, cross-functional input to policy. Promotes timely production and dissemination.
Responsible for copyedit of textbook manuscripts on military medical subjects prepared by physicians
and other experts in a variety of fields related to military medicine. Incumbent edits an assigned
manuscript, usually all chapters in a given textbook. Incumbent copyedits for concise, logical ordering
of ideas; appropriate theoretical constructs; adequacy of documentation; use of sound methods of
research or other forms of scholarly investigation; and correct grammar syntax, spelling and
conformity to format of the American Medical Association Manual of Style and the Textbook of Military
Medicine Copyeditor Guide/Style Manual. This includes evaluating and editing all tables, charts,
illustrations, and captions for phraseology and effectiveness of presentation. Incidental to the editing,
determines and recommends advisability of partial or complete reorganization, condensation or
deletion, rewriting of portions to clarify parts that are confusing or to amplify statements that are
inadequately developed; tactfully explaining to authors the reasons for suggested changes in order to
secure their cooperation. Reviews manuscripts to assure consistency. Occasionally, also edits written
material for use at national and international medical and scientific meetings in support of the broad
mission of the Borden Institute.
Creates and maintains SharePoint sites for division and USAMITC projects, services and initiatives.
Maintains and troubleshoots automated document tracking system written in Visual Basic. Tasks
include configuring and adjusting workflows, troubleshooting digital signatures, creating digital staffing
forms, sending e-notifications, setting version control, and writing scripts for document statistical
reports, etc. Develops a variety of DoD Acquisition lifecycle documents such as Project Management
Plan, Risk Management Plan, Quality Management Plan, Configuration Management Plan, Test and
Evaluation Master Plan, Continuity of Operations, Deployment Plan, etc. Edits and formats complex
financial spreadsheets for Cost Proposals. Edits, creates, and formats military documentation in
according with AR 25-40, Army Publishing: Action Officers’ Guide, AR 25-50, Preparing and Managing
Correspondence, DA PAM 600-67, Effective Writing for Army Leaders, and AMEDD Staff Officer’s
Guide. Provides reports on status of documentation preparation and staffing process.

Serves as Senior Production Editor for the Textbook of Military Medicine (TMM), in all matters relating
to the editing, clearing, and publishing of multi-volume textbook series; for coordinating such activities
with medical and administrative personnel of the Borden Institute; and for all matters relating to the
operation of the editorial section of the Institute. Responsible for the thorough and careful editing of
textbook manuscripts on military medical subjects prepared by physicians and other experts in a
variety of fields related to military medicine. Edits entire manuscripts, including text, references, and
all illustrations for organization, accuracy and internal consistency of content (including statistics and
the interpretation thereof), literary quality, effectiveness of presentation, clarity of expressions,
approved abbreviations, grammar, syntax, spelling, and conformity to format of the American Medical
Association Manual of Style and the Textbook of Military Medicine Copyeditor Guide/Style Manual.


As Chief, Doctrine Literature Division, incumbent exercises objectivity and fairness in judging people
on their abilites, and situations on the facts and circumstances; has the capacity to adjust to change,
work pressures, or difficult situations without undue stress; displays a willingness to consider new
ideas or divergent points of view; and has the capacity to "see the job through." As the senior technical
writer and editor for the DLD the chief is responsible for the development, staffing, production, and
management of Army Medical Department doctrine products. Plans short, near, and long-range
doctrine development milestones based on external directives and the Doctrine Literature Master Plan
(DLMP). Chairs working groups consisting of personnel from the U.S. Army Medical Department
Center & School (AMEDDC&S) DCDD, U.S. Army Medical Command (USAMEDCOM), U. S. Army
Medical Materiel Agency (USAMMA), TRADOC, U.S. Army Force Management Support Agency
(USAFMSA), DA, DOD and the Joint Readiness Clinical Advisory Board (JRCAB) to ensure medical
doctrine products reflect approved and validated concepts, emerging concepts, and contemporary
operational requirements.
     Type                            Name
Type: Leader,
Functional, or
Core                           Competency
C                Administration and Management

C                Computers

C                Conflict Management


C                Creativity and Innovation


C                Customer and Personal Service


C                Decisiveness

C                Flexibility


C                Mentoring

C                Organization

C                Partnering


C                Public Safety and Security

C                Resilience


C                Team Building



C                Technical Credibility
L                Accountability




L                Critical Thinking
L   External Awareness



L   Financial Management




L   Human Resources Management




L   Influencing and Negotiating




L   Oral Communication




L   Problem Solving




L   Strategic Thinking




L   Technology Management




L   Vision
L   Written Communication




C   Interpersonal Skills

C   Integrity/Honesty

C   Continual Learning
C   Public Service Motivation

F   Message Development and Delivery


F   Communications
F   Attention to Detail

F   Collaboration


F   Data Gathering and Analysis

F   Planning and Prioritizations
F   Scientific Knowledge for Administrative
    Staff
F   Technical Writing

F   Leveraging Technology
                                             Description


                                               Definition
Knowledge of planning, coordination, and execution of business functions, resource allocation, and
production.
Ability to use computer programs in order to accomplish data entry, retrieval, and management.

Identifies and takes steps to prevent potential situations that could result in unpleasant confrontations.
Manages and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a positive and constructive manner to minimize
negative impact.
Develops new insights into situations and applies innovative solutions to make organizational
improvements. Creates a work environment that encourages creative thinking and innovation.
Designs and implements new or cutting-edge programs/processes.
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes
customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer
satisfaction.
Makes sound and well-informed decisions. Perceives the impact and implications of decisions.
commits to action, even in uncertain situations, in order to accomplish organizational goals.
Is open to change and new information. Adapts behavior and work methods in response to new
information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles. Adjusts rapidly to new situations
warranting attention and resolution.
Ability to serve as a mentor in order to provide relevant information and enhance role performance.

Knowledge of organizational structure, policies and procedures, communication systems, and
reporting procedures in order to ensure effective coordination of information.
Develops networks and builds alliances, engages in cross-functional activities. Collaborates across
boundaries, and finds common ground with a widening range of stakeholders. Utilizes contacts to
build and strengthen internal support bases.
Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local,
state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
Deals effectively with pressure and maintains focus and intensity and remains optimistic and
persistent, even under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks. Effectively balances personal life
and work.
Inspires, motivates, and guides others toward goal accomplishments. Consistently develops and
sustains cooperative working relationships. Encourages and facilitates cooperation within the
organization and with customer groups. Fosters commitment, team spirit, pride, trust. Develops
leadership in others through coaching, mentoring, rewarding and guiding employees.
Executes procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise.
Use effective controls to ensure the integrity of the organization. Hold self and others accountable for
rules and responsibilities. Ensure that projects of specific responsibility are completed in a timely
manner and within budget. Monitors and evaluates plans, focuses on results and measuring
attainments of outcomes. 1. Act responsibly and independently without supervision. 2. Accept
responsibility for actions and mistakes. 3. Practice sound fiscal and resource management. 4.
Complete tasks and projects on time, within budget and in accordance with standards.

Ability to work with business information to answer questions, determine strategy, reduce risk, and
maximize performance. Assess validity of information drawn from a variety of sources and synthesize
data. 1. Identify trends and patterns to make appropriate decisions through collection and analysis of
intelligence from a wide variety of sources. 2. Clarifies complex issues and mitigates risk through data
analysis. 3. Triangulate and validate information from multiple sources.
Identifies and keeps up-to-date on economic, political and social trends which affect key agency
policies priorities. Understands where the organization is headed and how to make contributions. 1.
Coordinate interservice agreements, committees, communications. 2. Maintain situational awareness
of economic, political, agency and service trends.
Understand the principles of financial management and marketing expertise necessary to ensure
appropriate funding levels. Prepares, justifies and or administers the budget for the program area.
Uses cost-benefit thinking to set priorities. Monitors expentitures in support of programs and policies.
Identifies cost-effective approaches. Manages procurement and contracting. 1. Develop and
implement budget according to directives. 2. Validate needs for budgetary requirements statistically.
3. Collect and evaluate budgetary data, including return on investment.

Assess current and future staffing needs based on organizational goals and budget realities. Uses
merit principles, ensures staff is appropriately selected, developed, used, appraised and rewarded;
takes corrective action. 1. Review and project staffing needs. 2. Identify and implement performance
expectations. 3. Supervise selection and termination processes. 4. Negotiate, justify and coordinate
training and staffing initiatives.
Persuades others and develops networks and coalitions. Gains cooperation from others to obtain
information and accomplish goals. Negotiates to find mutually acceptable solutions and builds
consensus through give and take. 1. Persuade others to accept recommendations or cooperate or
change their behavior. 2. Negotiate contracts, Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and other
agreements among multiple agencies, organizations and institutions. 3. Promote Army opportunities
and programs within the education community. 4. Build coalitions with the civilian education
community at state, regional and local levels.
Makes clear and convincing oral presentations to individuals or groups. Listens effectively and
clarifies information as needed. Facilitates an open exchange of ideas and fosters atmosphere of
open communication. 1. Present briefings to command and staff. 2. Speaks at conferences
stakeholder meetings and Soldier training sessions. 3. Clearly presents oral information to customers
in multiple contexts, including active listening.
Identifies and analyzes problems; uses sound reasoning to arrive at conclusions. Finds alternative
solutions to complex problems. Distinguishes between relevant and irrelevant information to make
logical judgments. 1. Consider wide and flexible range of alternatives and solutions to problems and
challenges. 2. Proposes multiple courses of action, looking beyond current horizon and present
limitations.
Formulate effectve strategies consistent with the business and competitive strategy of the
organization in a global economy. Examine policy issues and strategic planning with a long-term
perspective. Determine objectives and set priorities. Anticipate potential threats or opportunities. 1.
Identify trends and patterns to make appropriate decisions through collection and analysis of
intelligence from a wide variety of sources.
Uses efficient and cost-effective approaches to integrate technology into the workplace and improve
program effectiveness. Develop strategies using new technology to enhance decision making.
Understand the impact of technological change on the organization. 1. Understands and utlizes
technological developments to enhance program effectiveness. 2. Maintains situational awareness of
technology. 3. Directs and collects research to evaluate potential impact of emerging technologies. 4.
Develops request for proposals (RFP).
Take a long-term view and act as a catalyst for organizational change. Build a shared vision with
others and influence others to translate vision into action. 1. Creates key values and shared vision
within organization. 2. Create mission statement that reflects long-term goals. 3. Encourage
subordinates to participate in process of enacting vision long-term plan. 4. Develop strategies to build
organizational strength. 5. Manage branding.
Understands and interprets written material, including technical material, rules, regulations,
instructions, reports, charts, graphs, or tables; applies what is learned from written material to specific
situations. Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates
information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces
written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended
audience. 1. Write memoranda using Army official writing style in accordance with AR 25-50 . 2.Write
a decision paper in accordance with Military Decision Making Process (MDMP). 3. Quarterly
reporting regulations and directives pertaining to educational activity report submissions (e.g., AR-621-
5 and ACOM supplements).
Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the
needs and feelings of different people in different situations.
Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner. Shows consistency in words and actions. Models high
standards of ethics.
Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; pursues self-development.
Shows a commitment to serve the public. Ensures that actions meet public needs; aligns
organizational objectives and practices with public interests.
Uses writing skills and editorial judgment to strategically develop messages for various audiences;
and delivers them by evaluating the most appropriate media channel(s) for the particular needs of the
target audience.
Delivers clear, effective communication and takes responsibility for understanding others.
Ensures information is complete and accurate; follows up with others to ensure that agreements and
commitments have been fulfilled.
Works cooperatively with others, inside and outside the organization, to accomplish objectives to build
and maintain mutually-beneficial partnerships, leverage information, and achieve results.

Seeks or collects and synthesizes information from a variety of stakeholders and sources in an
objective, unbiased manner to reach a conclusion, goal, or judgment.
Plans and organizes work activities; manages several tasks at once.
Maintains basic level of biomedical/scientific knowledge and understanding of areas of research
conducted and/or supported by the organization.
Prepares written documentation to transfer technical information about concepts, situations, products,
services, or results to audiences with varying levels of technical knowledge.
Seeks out ways to employ technology to optimize organizational and individual performance.
Functrional competencies taken from NIH HR site
http://hr.od.nih.gov/workingatnih/competencies/occupation-specific/1085/default.htm
Type                                      Course Description
MT     Basic Life Support (BLS) Course. Provides certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation
       (CPR), an annual requirement provided by the local command..
F      Various Swank HealthCare On-Line Courses. Swank HealthCare is centrally
       funded and offers on-line courses at no cost to military and federal civilian employees.
       Swank HealthCare offers a variety of useful continuing education courses: Immune
       Response in the Geriatric Patient; Dealing with Aggressive Patients; Sepsis: Fighting
       the Killer; Dysphagia: Swallowing Difficulty; Assessing a Pregnant Patient in Labor and
       Delivery; Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD).; Hemodialysis; Cerebral
       Vascular Accident (CVA): What You Need To Know; Best Foot Forward: Diversity in the
       Real World; Chronic Pressure Ulcers; Being a Successful OR Tech, etc.
F      Health Care Ethics I (MD0066). Ethically and legally appropriate behavior of
       health care professionals, the role of ethics in healthcare, legal doctrines that affect
       healthcare; tort law, negligence, and patient consent.
F      Health Care Ethics II (MD0067). Ethically and legally appropriate behavior of
       health care professionals, patient refusal of treatment, medical records, and the scope of
       medical practice.
F      Organization and Functions of the Army Medical Department. (MD0004)
       Mission and composition of the Army Medical Department; organization of medical
       centers and medical department activities and the histories and functions of the six
       officer corps in the Army Medical Department.
PD     Effective Briefings and Presentations. This course presents instruction in
       communication principles as well as the basic principles of business presentations.
       Covers how to plan presentations and provides guidance on choosing the best
       methods, materials, and location/environment for each situation. Techniques include
       presentations to inform, presentations to persuade, question and answer techniques,
       and technical presentations. Students, while learning these techniques, will be provided
       the opportunity to practice them and critique their own performance on video. (Provided by
       USDA)

PD     Listening and Memory Development. Through lectures, practical exercises and
       discussions, the students learn to: use practical techniques for improving listening
       skills, recognize and overcome barriers to effective listening, organize information
       transmitted orally by applying the principles of effective listening, and remember names,
       faces, facts, figures, and ideas more readily and accurately. Additional information is
       available at: http:/./www.grad.usda.gov/ (Source: USDA)

F      Business Writing: Know Your Readers (COMM_19_A01_BS_ENUS).
F      Business Writing: How to Write Clearly (COMM_19_A02_BS_ENUS)
F      Business Writing: Editing and Proofreading (COMM_19_A03_BS_ENUS)
F      Business Grammar: The Mechanics of Writing (COMM_20_A03_BS_ENUS)
F      Writing with Intention (COMM0011)
F      Writing to Reach the Audience (COMM0015)
F      The Writing Process (COMM0017)
F      Understanding Writing Mechanics (COMM0203)
F      Writing for Technical Professionals: Effective Writing (IB_WSTP_A02_IT_ENUS)
F      Writing Under Pressure: Preparing for Success (PD_28_A01_BS_ENUS)
F      Writing Under Pressure: The Writing Process (PD_28_A02_BS_ENUS)
A      Ongoing Education. Technical writer can enroll in supplementary academic education at
       local universities, community collages, online universities, and distance leaning certificate
       programs.Course shall be targeted to specific competenecy development needs of the
       individual employee.
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Basic Life Support (BLS) - The level of medical care which is used for patients with life-threatening
illnesses or injuries until the patient can be given full medical care at a hospital. It can be provided by
trained medical personnel, including emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and by laypersons
who have received BLS training. BLS is generally used in the pre-hospital setting, and can be provided
without medical equipment. Required by all nurses. Provided locally or through commercial vendors.
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