US Forest Service Jobs For Technical Editor

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Job Description:

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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Job 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
  • 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.

Job Details:

Company: U.S. Forest Service

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Others

Job Location: Oakland, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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