Jacobs Technical Editor Assistant (Technical Writer Professional Intermediate) in Las Cruces, New Mexico
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This is a NASA Test and Evaluation contract (TEST2) position.
Technical Editor Assistant must be able to use sophisticated equipment, software, and design technology to prepare complex documents. Must be proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) and knowledgeable with Adobe Products (particularly InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat Professional). Must be experienced in records management systems and archiving. Entry-level project management skills are preferred (estimating, budget preparation, and reporting). Experience with MS Project software is a plus. Must be organized and have the communication skills necessary to collaborate with other departments and staff members. Excellent interpersonal skills are required.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
Requires 4 years of college with 6 years relevant experience or any equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience in communications, journalism, or appropriate discipline. Must be able to conduct research, interview, collect and analyze facts, write, edit, and proofread. Experience with document layout and design, production, and graphics is preferred. Project Management knowledge is a plus. Will be asked to submit an electronic portfolio to demonstrate skills and software competencies
UNUSUAL OR SPECIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION
Position involves extended periods of sitting. Physical requirements are sitting, walking, standing, use of stairs, and access to remote structures. Typically required to lift and hold up to 10 pounds. Position is located on a hazardous testing facility; must be able to quickly evacuate buildings in the event of an emergency.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK ENVIRONMENT
Desk/office work and test area work. As necessary, must be able to travel to other work areas, be aware of safety requirements for those areas, and work within those constraints (e.g. access procedures and proper PPE). Walking on uneven terrain including paved areas, gravel/rocks, and dirt/sand is required to access various locations on the facility. Requires meetings with authors, customers, and upper management to discuss project requirements. All work must be completed in a safe manner in accordance with NASA and Company safety standards.
EQUIPMENT AND MACHINES INVOLVED IN WORK TASKS
Computer work required. Use of printer/copiers, calculator, printer, fax, scanner, telephone, filing cabinets, and other standard office equipment is required.
CRITICALITY OF ATTENDANCE
Regular attendance and punctuality are required. Occasional overtime may be required in support of test project schedules or other priority assignments as determined by management or customer needs.
OTHER ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Knowledge of Microsoft programs such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Project is critical. Adobe Product Software knowledge a plus for this position. Must be able to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization. Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements. Dress must be appropriate for the position and not pose a safety risk or hazard to the employee or others in accordance with NASA and Company policies. Must be a U.S Citizen or Permanent Resident. Must possess a valid state driver’s license. Must pass a Federal background investigation. Must be able to pass a physical examination as determined by the NASA White Sands Test Facility and the Company for the job classification. Must submit to pre-employment drug testing. Must maintain site access to NASA facilities and computer systems.
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