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Technical Editor in Ridgecrest, CA at DCS

Date Posted: 1/7/2019

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Job Description

Technical Publication Editor

Position Description:

The F/A-18 EA18G Advanced Weapons Laboratory Foreign Military Sales (FMS) team is seeking an experienced, motivated, and professional individual to become a member of FMS Data Support team providing technical electronic editing of documentation handled by the F/A-18 Foreign Military Sales Integrated Product Team.

Essential Job Functions

Document development/modification/production from rough draft through completion of a final deliverable product to include copy, substantive, integrity, and mechanical style editing which includes retrieval, receipt, placing into releasability/disclosure and/or technical review, tailoring, and preparation for delivery.

Interface with all levels of the F/A-18 IPT/NAWCWD organizations to coordinate documentation schedule, modifications and deliveries.

Contribute to F/A-18 process improvement activities and task team internal reviews.

Develop and maintain an up-to-date understanding of all F/A-18 FMS project requirements and NAWCWD processes as defined in applicable documentation.

Interact daily with the customer, case managers, and all necessary NAWCWD organizations.

Train in specialized PC based applications for development and/or modification of documentation.

Contribute to F/A-18 FMS process improvement activities and task team internal reviews.

Interact daily with the customer and all necessary NAWCWD organizations.

Convert pre-existing source data into Portable Document Format (PDF).

Implementation of mark-ups to create revisions of source documentation.

Required Skills:

Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.

A high school diploma/GED with 8 years of experience is required. An Associates degree plus 2 years of relevant experience will also be considered.

Must be eligible for a security clearance and be able to maintain the clearance for the duration of employment.

Ability to work in a dynamic work force both independently and also as a team, with attention to detail.

Proficient with computer systems, word processor, spread sheet, presentation, paint/photo shop and data bases.

Ability to set goals to meet deadlines utilizing the time provided/work proficiently.

Ability to review and/or edit technical documents and or software data items.

Configuration Management/Data Management experience.

A strong knowledge of grammar/punctuation/spelling.

Ability to pay attention to detail.

Desired Skills:

Understanding of image file properties and types as well as how to edit and convert for use in published media (file and print).

Experience with editing software such as MS Paint, Snagit Editor, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Experience with Adobe Pro for converting files and editing within a final PDF file.

Experience with MS Office, particularly MS Excel and PowerPoint.

Experience handling of classified data, both electronically and hard copy


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