Los Alamos National Laboratory Technical Editor (Communications Specialist 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
As a technical editor, you will contribute to operational safety and excellence at one of the world’s most prestigious and innovative multidisciplinary research institutes, the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Join the Communication Arts and Services (CEA-CAS) group which provides multidisciplinary, full-service communications support for organizations and programs throughout LANL. Our staff further the Lab’s mission by delivering strategic communications designed to inform, engage, and inspire both internal and external audiences. In this role, you will be embedded with a specific Laboratory organization to provide communications counsel and dedicated services to leaders, managers, and staff. You will edit existing technical material based on input from subject matter experts and aid in document preparation throughout the review and approval processes.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
The successful candidate will be highly detail oriented, a go-getter and problem-solver, capable of coming up to speed quickly and delivering top-level customer service in a fast-paced environment. This job requires the ability to obtain a Q clearance, which typically requires US citizenship.
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.
You will have the ability to pass CEA-CAS editing and Microsoft Word formatting tests.
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 demonstrate experience interpreting and communicating complex information so that it can be understood by varied audiences.
You are expected to have strong project management skills including a demonstrated track record of meeting strict deadlines with simultaneous attention to quality and detail.
You will have the ability to work effectively under pressure and balance multiple tasks of varying lengths and priorities both independently and as a member of a team.
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 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
Education & Years of Relevant Experience
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in communications, English, or related field and a minimum of five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience with facility operations (e.g., in nuclear, utilities, oil, or gas industries) will be helpful in this position. Experience working in a large, complex institution or company is desirable.
MS Word certification or technical editing and writing certifications will set you apart from other candidates.
Having an active Q security clearance would be desirable.
Note to Applicants:
Along with your CV, you are encouraged to submit a cover letter addressing your qualifications and experience related to the requirements of the position.
Applicants will be asked to perform editing and formatting tests.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
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 maternity 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.
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. See DOE 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. Appointment Type
Contact Name Greenhall, Ashley Nelsen
Vacancy Name: IRC89486
Organization Name CEA-CAS/ Communication Arts and Services
Minimum Salary 71000
Maximum Salary 112700
Req ID: IRC89486
Category: Marketing & Comm