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Technical Writer & Editor (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM
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We are seeking a Technical Writer and Editor to support the development, coordination, publication and maintenance of Joint Nuclear Weapon Publication System \(JNWPS\) technical publications\. JNWPS is a system of technical publications on nuclear weapons and associated test and handling equipment designed and produced in support of the nuclear weapons stockpile\. JNWPS exists as a means of providing NNSA, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency \(DTRA\), and respective military departments of the DoD with authoritative stand\-alone weapon instructions to supplement existing publications systems of the participating agencies\. Military Liaison uses advanced desktop publishing technologies to maintain this suite of technically specialized documents and to preserve a DoD\-mandated look and feel\.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ Be responsible for developing, publishing, and managing updates to several JNWPS manuals covering nuclear weapon or weapon\-related item maintenance, test, and handling procedures\.

+ Use Structured FrameMaker and other Adobe products to perform these tasks\.

+ Work directly with system and field engineers in the preparation of associated manuals\.

+ Be comfortable working within a highly constrained format\.

+ In addition to the development and publication of manuals, the JNWPS writer participates in the Laboratory and Joint Task Group formal reviews which validate the JNWPS manual procedures\. Occasional travel to operational sites is required\.

+ At times the JNWPS writer may work on other technical documents in support of department operations and/or other weapon design activities\.


+ Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline plus five or more years of relevant experience; or master's degree in relevant discipline plus two or more years relevant experience; or doctorate in relevant discipline; or equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience\.

+ Knowledge and experience with desktop publishing and illustration/editing software, such as, In Design, FrameMaker, MadCap Flare, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop or equivalent

+ Experience in technical editing

+ Active DOE Q or equivalent DOD clearance

+ Ability to obtain and maintain additional clearances which may require a polygraph test

+ Access to Sigma 15 is required and therefore, the applicant must be willing to be subjected to random polygraph testing\.


+ Demonstrated experience in developing professional technical manuals

+ Knowledge, experience or familiarity with DoD nuclear weapon maintenance operations

+ Knowledge of the Joint Nuclear Weapons Publication System

+ Experience with embedding video and pro\-E models into technical documents

+ Knowledge and experience with Structured FrameMaker

+ Knowledge, experience or familiarity with nuclear weapon design and production

+ Excellent teaming skills and the ability to work well with diverse individuals and teams

+ Strong written and verbal communication skills

+ Ability to work in a highly structured environment

+ Possess succinct writing skills that can transform complex operations into simple and concise procedural steps with attention to detail and a commitment to quality\.

Department Description:

Department 2233, Military Liaison has a two\-fold mission: support of \(1\) Field Engineering for the nuclear weapons stockpile \(2\) the Joint Nuclear Weapons Publications System \(JNWPS\)\.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide

+ Extraordinary co\-workers

+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world

+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities

+ Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\*

_World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov

\*These benefits vary by job classification\.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance to start\.

Position requires an active Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance or active clearance with another US government agency, e\.g\., DOD, to be considered for this position\.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT


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