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Job #: R-00011878
Location: San Diego, CA
Category: Writing and Editing
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Health

Job Description:

The Biobehavioral Division within the Military and Veterans Health Services Operation at Leidos has a need for a Technical Writer/Editor.

The individual selected for this position will perform a variety of duties to include writing, editing and other support to the Research Operations Department at the Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA. Specifically, work efforts may include editing, proofreading and providing writing support on non-technical and/or technical documents or sections of documents prepared by writers such as manuals, procedures and specifications. Duties may include ensuring documents meet editorial and government specifications and adhering to standards for quality, graphics, coverage, format and style.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide consultation and critique in the areas of writing and preparation of medical, technical, and scientific authored works, including journal articles, technical reports, book chapters, abstracts, presentations, and posters
  • Serve as a reviewer in the Agreements eProcess to edit and ensure respective agreement types are consistent with and meet Navy Correspondence requirements
    • When necessary, train key Agreements reviewers on Navy Correspondence
  • Support Research Coordinators in the development and troubleshooting of authored works electronic processes
  • Maintain and update conference and journal guidelines for authored works

  • Support Chief Science Executive in the writing of monthly science blog
  • Support Public Affairs Officer in the writing and editing of press releases
  • Work collaboratively with the Deputy Chief Scientist and Research Compliance office to write Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for NHRC's Institutional Review Board processes
  • Collaborate with the Research Coordinator on the design and layout of department SharePoint pages

Basic Qualifications

a. HS diploma with 2-4 years of experience

b. Familiarity with medical, government, and U.S. and foreign militaries terminology; the American Medical Association Manual of Style, 10th Edition; the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition; and Department of the Navy Correspondence Manual (SECNAV M 5216.5).

c. Experience and proficiency with Windows-based computer systems; administrative databases; Microsoft Office, including SharePoint, InfoPath, and OneNote; and Adobe Acrobat XI Pro.

d. Experience with the military or consulting in a DoD environment preferred.

g. Strong skills to critically review, independently edit, format and synthesize various types of input

(verbal, notes, emails, drafts) into a cohesive document or correspondence in accordance with the

Navy Correspondence Manual, Official Navy Message Traffic, and other format policies,

including military technical documents such as point papers, policies, and messages.

Desired Qualifications

Previous or current clearance or history of a completed government background check

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 .

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 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 .

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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