• Technical Writer/Editor II

    Battelle Memorial Institute Portsmouth, VA 23707

    Job #2311719450

  • Battelle delivers when others can't. We conduct research and development, manage national laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clients-whether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency. We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.?

    The Health and Outcomes and Biotechnology Solutions (HOBS) business line is currently seeking a Technical Writer/Editor II to support our government customer in Portsmouth, VA (partial remote available). This Public Health (PH) program enables our government customer to maximize readiness through force health protection (FHP) strategies and solutions for current and potential Public Health (PH) threats. The core scientific and technical capabilities and product lines in this program are to conduct Health Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Analysis; Disease and Injury Prevention; and PH Consultation and Support for the benefit of active-duty service members, retirees, and their families. Battelle shall enable these capabilities and product lines by providing Scientific and Technical Information (STI) deliverables, by performing Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E), and other Research and Development (R&D) related analytical services.

    This position is contingent upon award of work.??

    Job Summary

    Writes, rewrites, and/or edits documentation, communication, and reference materials used for a variety of purposes for research and service departments throughout the organization. Organizes or restructures documents to meet information dissemination goals.


    • Assist in collecting and organizing information for preparation of user manuals, training materials, installation guides, proposals, and reports.

    • Edit functional descriptions, system specifications, user manuals, special reports, or any other customer deliverables and documents.

    • Verifies proper use of references, secondary sources, and ancillary materials to ensure compliance with applicable provisions of copyright law.

    • Advises staff in the planning and organizing information, visual presentations or graphic illustrations.

    • Provides a high degree of quality assurance by reading documents objectively and closely for structure, coherence, logic, tone, and style and ensuring end products meet customer requirements.

    • Acts in place of potential audience members to ensure that documents achieve their rhetorical and contractual goals.

    • Ensures that written product communicates information in a clear and appropriate manner meeting customer expectation.

    Key Qualifications

    • Possess Bachelor's in a related field; Master's degree is desirable.

    • At least 5-12 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

    • Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.

    • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government security clearance.

    • Must have excellent grammatical and rhetorical skills and be familiar with a broad range of communication techniques and styles.

    • Ability to adapt to changing document specifications and ability to manage a multi-author/multi-reviewer publication cooperatively are vital.

    Benefits: Live an Extraordinary Life

    We care about your well-being, not just on the job. Battelle offers comprehensive and competitive benefits to help you live your best life.

    • Take time to recharge : You get paid time off to support work-life balance and keep motivated.

    • Prioritize wellness : Stay healthy with medical, dental, and vision coverage with wellness incentives and benefits plus a variety of optional supplemental benefits.

    • Better together : Coverage for partners, gender-affirming care and health support, and family formation support.

    • Build your financial future : Build financial stability with an industry-leading 401(k) retirement savings plan. For most employees, we put in 5 percent whether you contribute or not, and match your contributions on top of that.

    • Advance your education : Tuition assistance is available to pursue higher education.

    • Flexible work arrangements : You have options for where you work and when you work.

    A Work Environment Where You Succeed

    For brilliant minds in science, technology, engineering and business operations, Battelle is the place to do the greatest good by solving humanity's most pressing challenges and creating a safer, healthier and more secure world.

    You will have the opportunity to thrive in a culture that inspires you to:

    • Apply your talent to challenging and meaningful projects

    • Receive select funding to pursue ideas in scientific and technological discovery

    • Collaborate with world-class experts in an inclusive environment

    • Nurture and develop the next generation of scientific leaders

    • Give back to and improve our communities

    COVID-19 Vaccine

    In compliance with President Biden's Executive Order 14042 and the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety: Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors, Battelle requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment and continued employment and to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated. Battelle will provide reasonable accommodations based on a qualified disability or medical condition through the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Rehabilitation Act or for a sincerely held religious belief under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (and related state laws).

    Battelle is an equal opportunity employer. We provide employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

    The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.

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