Leidos is looking for an experienced writer-editor with expertise in forensics, life, and physical sciences to support our Communications Services contract with the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), U.S. Department of Justice. This position will support OJP’s National of Justice.
The writer-editor must be able to use plain language to describe scientific findings that are published in peer-reviewed academic journals. A successful candidate should be able to convey the methods and implications of the findings to executive-level leaders who may not have science backgrounds. The writer-editor will work closely with NIJ subject matter experts, including federal and contract staff, to bring “real world” forensic science and technology to a wide audience ranging from policymakers to the general public.
This will include, but not be limited to, the following:
- Attending staff meetings.
- Interviewing subject matter experts.
- Working closely with subject matter experts drafting, reviewing, and revising content.
- Attending agency workshops and presentations.
Please Note: Work location will be in Washington, D.C. This position is provided workspace at the government facility near the Chinatown/Gallery Place Metro Station and will work onsite at least part-time as necessary to accomplish the assigned tasks.
- Ability to obtain and maintain Public Trust security clearance.
- BA degree and 8 years of relevant experience OR Masters with minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.
- Five years of directly relevant work experience writing and editing publications and various documents.
- Excellent writing skills required and knowledge of style guidelines.
- Translate complex materials into plain language.
- Understand sophisticated scientific methods and the applications of science to law enforcement issues.
- Write about the implications of the science for professionals who work in law enforcement or elected officials who make policies that affect criminal justice.
No two career paths will ever look the same. At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse IT and engineering professionals will always have a multitude of career choices; your time at Leidos will be a wise investment in your career and in yourself. We welcome your perspective and ideas, in order to foster collaboration and deliver world-class solutions.
We look for solutions that not only transform businesses, but change the world.
Our Civil business is helping to modernize and manage infrastructure, systems and controls, and cybersecurity for civilian agencies and commercial clients around the globe. With core competencies in information technology, energy and environment, complex logistics, and specialized engineering, we solve technical challenges and implement newfound efficiencies on a number of programs including those that:
- Power homes and businesses
- Guide air traffic
- Streamline tax returns
- Protect digital footprints
- Contain environmental incidents
- Heighten port security
- Enable scientific discovery
Protect yourself and your family, with the benefits of working for a world-class employer.
When you join Leidos, you join a Fortune 500 company and one of Ethisphere Institute’s “World's Most Ethical Companies”
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:None
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Writing and Editing
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 33,000 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.
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