Technical Writer III - NWS 00142

North Wind Services LLC
United States


Job Description

North Wind Services, is actively seeking individuals who can contribute to national security within the science, technology, and engineering fields as part of our supplemental labor team at vital federal research and development installations supporting the Department of Energy. NWS has an established history of contributing to the success of their customers mission. Available employment opportunities may range from administrative and logistical support to advanced technical positions.

Qualified applicants must be a US citizen, at least 18 years of age, and able to meet pre-employment requirements including any required physicals, drug screen, and/or background investigation to satisfy clearance requirements from the Department of Energy.

Successful candidates will be employees of NWS, a premier government contractor charged with employing highly-motivated and well-qualified personnel who can advance the missions of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, CA. Though employed by NWS, the employee will take day-to-day direction from technical personnel employed directly by the research laboratories. Pay, benefits, Human Resource, and Employment Management functions are provided by NWS.

The Forensic Science Center (FSC) within the Global Security Directorate has an opening for an experienced Technical Writer III. The Forensic Science Center (FSC) is home to nationally recognized scientists and capabilities that support chemical, explosive, nuclear, and biological counterterrorism. The FSC delivers critical assessments and technologies to homeland security and intelligence communities, law enforcement, and health professionals. Under minimal supervision, the successful candidate will conduct research on chemical/pharmaceutical topics, consolidate findings, and report findings in technical documents. The successful candidate will have good communication skills (written and verbal) and be a self-motivated critical thinker with a good grasp of Technical Writing.

This position may require the successful candidate have the flexibility to work overtime, shift and or weekends to accomplish goals. The successful candidate will be required to pass various on-site training modules to pursue work assignments.

Essential Duties

- Perform thorough literature searches on topics provided and write clear and concise findings in technical reports.

- Technical writing on chemical/pharmaceutical topics.

- Daily Internet searching.

- Consolidation of findings.

- Copyedit reports for grammar and clarity.

- Perform weekly updates to report drafts.

- Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

- Bachelor’s Degree or higher, with scientific background in chemistry or biology.

- Good communication skills (written and verbal).

- Good writing skills.

- Attention to detail.

- Ability to receive and incorporate feedback.

- Ability to consolidate and communicate information from disparate sources.

- Ability to communicate gaps and other roadblocks to supervisor.

- Ability to work independently with minimal oversight.

- Ability to receive and incorporate feedback.

- Openly communicative.

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

- ChemDraw experience.

- Good understanding of pharmaceutical-type compounds and how they interact with the body.

- Knowledge of toxicology and pharmacokinetics.

- Working knowledge of the intelligence community.

Special Requirements

Pre-Placement Medical Exam: A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Pre-employment drug test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post offer, pre-employment drug test.

Anticipated Clearance Level: P (position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave, and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline 1-208-528-8714 for assistance.

North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.