Website U.S. Forest Service
This position is located the Pacific Northwest Research Station. Location Negotiable, duty location to be determined at time of selection.
The position serves as a senior Technical Editor, responsible for developing, designing, editing and overseeing the preparation and publishing of publications.
- Edit technical documents related to scientific research, incorporating the techniques, terminology, style requirements and modes of writing used in scientific research.
- Resolve editorial discrepancies so that completed documents provide a uniform, consolidated portrayal of an organization?s programs, projects and objectives.
- Review technical documents submitted by subject matter experts for accuracy and adherence to style.
- Duties listed are at the full performance level.
- Present information to intended audiences in a clear and meaningful format.
- Write and edit technical material for a general audience, such as reports, pamphlets, or fact sheets, based on technical documents of research results authored by scientists.
- Review written documents to ensure conformance with style guide, correcting errors and inconsistencies.
- Resolve problems and negotiate differences arising in terms of technical content, final formatting and data presentation.
- Provide technical advice to resolve matters of style and technique for a scientific publication organization incorporating expertise in publishing concepts, practice, policies, and standard, and current technology in publishing techniques.
- Provide feedback on trends and patterns in customer support requirements.
- Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
- Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
- Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
- Successful completion of one year probationary period, unless previously served.
- Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
Qualification & Experience:
- For the GS-11: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least to the GS-09 grade level. Specialized experience is experience that required substantial subject-matter or technical knowledge of the field.
- This experience must have demonstrated the ability to acquire and present technical information through independent reading, interviews with subject-matter specialists, observation of tests and experiments, interpretation of blueprints or diagrams, or other appropriate methods.
- For the GS-12: You must have one-year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal service. To qualify at this grade level, your experience must include 52 weeks of ALL of the following and be documented in your resume:
- Collaborating with authors and subject matter experts to edit and rewrite a variety of technical and scientific documents such as technical reports or guides, manuscripts information papers, or fact sheets.
- Reviewing technical or scientific material for conformance with style and editing material for consistency of fact and logical presentation.
- Applying quality assurance criteria, procedures and policies for technical and scientific documents and manage multiple publishing projects during various stages of preparation.
- Managing the workflow for a research publication organization by providing expertise in publishing and printing concepts, practices, policies, standards.
Company: U.S. Forest Service
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Functions: Others
Job Location: Oakland, CA, US
Application Deadline: N/A