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Technical Writer & Editor (Early Career) - Limited Term Employee

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Do you enjoy translating technical information into concise, understandable language? Do you want to join a dynamic team that solves challenging issues for our nation's security in an environment rich with history and innovation in science and engineering? 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 Reentry Systems and Stockpile organizations out of organization (3646) Reentry/Stockpile Communication & Information Management.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ Write, compile, and edit highly technical requirements based documentation of critical importance for Stockpile Systems programs working with a team of Technical Writers and Editors at the Principal Level.
+ Ensure that requirements are met and documentation is clear, concise and understandable by its intended audience.
+ Create uniform approaches, educate and assist customers, and collaborate with coworkers.
+ 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.
+ Interpret and administer documentation and communication policies and procedures.
+ Exercise quality control over documents intended for external distribution.
+ Provide line technical writing support.
+ Execute documentation configuration management.


+ Bachelor's degree in Communications, English, Journalism, or relevant discipline; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
+ At least two (2) years of experience working with highly technical writing and editing.
+ Demonstrated ability to develop, plan and write technical reports, white papers, and presentations.
+ Demonstrated experience composing communication products.


+ Active DOE Q-level security clearance.
+ Master's degree in Communications, English, Journalism, or relevant discipline.
+ Demonstrated experience working with classified information on weapons programs and weapons documentation requirements.
+ Demonstrated experience mentoring earlier career coworkers.
+ PRIME and SharePoint experience.

Department Description:

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 (3646).

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations 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 withamazingimpact 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 schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

_World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE 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 obtain and 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.

EEO Statement:

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.


This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.



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Posted: 2020-09-11 Expires: 2020-10-12

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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