Technical Writer & Editor (Experienced) - #19528319
This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the 'posting date'. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.
What Your Job Will Be Like
Do you enjoy translating technical information into concise, understandable language? If so, you could be the Technical Writer and Editor we are seeking to join our team!
You will provide matrixed Technical writing and Information Management services to the organizational group 3646, Reentry Systems organization.
You may be interviewed and hired into one of several departments within our center.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
- Write, compile, and edit highly technical requirements-based documentation of critical importance for nuclear deterrence programs working with a team of Technical Writers and Editors.
- Apply knowledge of internal business practices to manage information flow between Production Realization Teams (PRTs), customers, and management, applying rigor and timely formatting and editing of the array of documents and communications to ensure quality of the delivered communications.
- Apply research, engineering system design, and nuclear quality assurance to support Nuclear Deterrence.
- Gather accomplishments; produce monthly reports, prepare and edit documentation and assist with presentations and documentation for program reviews.
- Ensure that requirements are met, and documentation is clear, concise and understandable by its intended audience(s).
- Build uniform approaches, educate and assist customers, and collaborate with coworkers; as well as provide mentorship to early career Technical Writer & Editors.
- Write, edit, or rewrite, either as original concepts or under direction, technical articles, publications, manuals, presentations, and other materials to communicate clearly and effectively technical procedures, research findings, technical developments, and other news and information to a wide range of internal or external audiences.
- Acquire or verify subject knowledge by interviewing subjects; observing experiments or production; and referring to blueprints, sketches, engineering drawings, journals, rewrites of articles, bulletins, manuals, or similar publications.
- Exercise quality control over documents intended for external distribution; as well as interpret and coordinate documentation and communication policies and procedures.
- Execute documentation configuration and records management.
Qualifications We Require
- Bachelor's degree in Communications, English, Journalism, or relevant field plus eight (8) years of experience working with highly technical writing and editing; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience developing, planning, and editing technical reports, white papers, and presentations.
- Experience working nuclear deterrence documentation as well as with PRIME, PDM Link, EIMS, and SharePoint systems.
- Proven experience working with classified information on weapons programs and weapons documentation requirements.
- Must have an active DOE Q-level security clearance to start; or other active clearance, such as SCI or DOD Top Secret.
Qualifications We Desire
- Master's degree in Communications, English, Journalism, or relevant field.
- Proven experience working with DOORS and nuclear deterrence requirements.
- Proven experience with the following:
- Composing communication products.
Working cross-site, cross location programs.
- Developing positive customer relationships, processes and procedures.
- Experience mentoring early career coworkers.
About Our Team
The Communications Center (3600) at Sandia National Laboratories is responsible for all Labs-wide communications and all communications functions within the Labs. Clear, timely, and informative communication enhances Sandia's performance, builds customer and stakeholder confidence, and nurtures employee loyalty and morale. Matrixed Communications Services (3640) includes six departments delivering communications support to organizations across the Laboratories. Providing dedicated (matrixed) professional communications services to deliver high-quality products. The Reentry Stockpile Communications and Information Management department provides matrixed technical writing and information management services to Reentry Systems and Stockpile organizations out of organization 03646.
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:
- Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
- Extraordinary co-workers
- Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
- Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
- Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)
- Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*
- These benefits vary by job classification.
Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD). Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.
Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.