Los Alamos National Laboratory Communications Specialist 1 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Help execute communications strategies at one of the world’s most prestigious and innovative multidisciplinary research institutions. Join the Communications Arts and Services group (CEA-CAS), which provides full-service communications support for organizations and programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Our staff further the Lab’s mission by delivering strategic communications designed to inform, engage, and inspire both internal and external audiences.
You will be embedded with the Physical Sciences Directorate, working with researchers and communication professionals across the Laboratory to disseminate scientific and operational news and plans. Your work will be featured in a range of high-impact, high-visibility communication products – including magazines, newsletters, web sites, and presentations.
You will edit existing material and create original content based on background research and interviews with subject matter experts. The successful candidate will be a go-getter and problem-solver, capable of coming up to speed quickly and delivering top-level customer service in a fast-paced environment.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
You will have thorough knowledge of English grammar and rhetoric, technical editing, and writing.
You are expected to have demonstrated experience assessing documents to determine the editing approach, following style guides, and creating project-specific style notes to ensure consistency.
You should demonstrate the capacity for understanding and interpreting technical, scientific concepts and editing content, preferably of an operational and technical nature.
In this role, you will need excellent written and oral communication skills, problem-solving skills, and customer service and interpersonal skills. You will have the ability to remain courteous and professional under pressure.
You will need demonstrated experience with customer service in a fast-paced, high-volume environment. You will show an ability for process/performance improvement based on customer and manager feedback
Tools and Systems
In this role, you will need proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe Acrobat. You will have the ability to use and develop templates and demonstrate proficiency in using Word styles for formatting.
You will need to have the ability to obtain a Q clearance, which typically requires US citizenship.
Education/Experience: Position requires a minimum of two years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preference may be given for a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, English, or related field.
Basic skills using InDesign and/or other publication layout software, and Microsoft Excel
Background or interest in the physical sciences
Note to Applicants:
Please submit a cover letter addressing your qualifications and experience related to the requirements of the position.
Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM.
COVID Vaccine :
The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year .
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid childbirth and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.
Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. SeeDOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Employment Status
Contact Name Greenhall, Ashley Nelsen
Vacancy Name: IRC96572
Organization Name CEA-CAS/Communication Arts and Services
Minimum Salary 58000
Maximum Salary 90800
Req ID: IRC96572
Category: Marketing & Comm