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Job #: R-00009403
Location: Centennial, CO
Category: Writing and Editing
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

Job Description:

The Leidos Corporation is seeking someone to provide technical editing/writing support for United States Antarctic Program (USAP) and Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) operations & maintenance manuals, policies, procedures, contract deliverables, and other program publications.

The Technical Writer/Editor will:
  • Gather requirements through independent discovery and initiative, direct process development and improvement, to include a wide degree of decision-making and interaction with top-level management, in order to effectively provide well-written, understandable documentation.
  • Prepare and coordinate contract-deliverable documentation for submittal to the client.
  • Possess the ability to work collaboratively with others, including training of employees in business writing principles.
  • Work independently with little detailed supervision.
  • Have a wide degree of creativity, project management, and supervisory aptitude.
  • Ability to rely on experience and judgment to efficiently plan and accomplish goals.
  • Have in-depth knowledge of word-processing, project-planning, desktop-publishing, and document-control software and techniques.


*** This position may require deployment to Antarctica. ***

Basic Education and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with six years of professional experience as a technical writer/editor; or four years of professional experience with a related Master's degree.
  • At least two years' experience with Adobe Acrobat DC and FrameMaker (Unstructured).
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Word, including the use, creation, and modification of built-in or user-created styles.
  • Possesses strong verbal and written communications skills.


Desired skills:
  • Candidates with a mechanical or electrical engineering background, familiar with the operation and maintenance of life support systems (HVAC, fire suppression systems, digital controls), and able to read and understand design drawings strongly preferred.
  • Preference will be given to candidates having relevant experience in an engineering discipline or as an architect or drafter. In lieu of that, experience working with designers, engineers, and maintenance personnel highly desired.
  • Structured Framemaker experience.
  • Experience creating and maintaining SharePoint 2010 or 2013 lists, libraries, and workflows, including SharePoint Designer.
  • Applicable on-site experience with U.S. Antarctic Program strongly preferred.


*** Deployment to Antarctica may be required at the discretion of management (approximately 6 to 8 weeks / year). The individual in the position must successfully complete the physical and dental examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action. ***

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com .

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here .

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to spam.leidos@leidos.com .

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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