UIC Alaska

Technical Editor

Admin/Office Support
Position Type
Location : Location
Minimum Clearance Required
Public Trust (NAC)
Travel Requirement


Bowhead seeks a Technical Editor to support the Engineering Research Development Center (ERDC) in Champaign, IL. The Technical Editor will be responsible for the technical editing of a wide variety of scientific and engineering materials related to basic and applied research investigation in variety of technical fields including, climatology, applied mechanics, construction, hydrology, hydraulics, and additional physical science and related engineering fields.


• Editing technical publications such as scientific and engineering research reports, author manuscripts for which technical reviews have been completed.

• Apply basic understanding of subject matter and nature of investigations to analyze manuscripts to determine what action to improve the basic text must be taken.

• Identify problems such as insufficient documentation has been furnished to support statements, and where more general terminology improves readability.

• Correct errors of grammar, spelling, and ERDC format.

• Prepare corrections ranging from substitutions in terminology to complete rewrite of passages in text.

• Meet with authors to explain needs for improvement and to obtain concurrence with recommended changes.


In accordance with Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, candidates should be aware that they may be required to have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire.


• BA/BS in English or relevant field plus five to eight (5-8) years of technical writing experience is highly preferred.

• Experience editing technical paper and publications in a government environment plus knowledge of working with scientific and technical subject matter is preferred.

• Must have experience working as an editor.

• Intermediate to advanced level skills in Microsoft Office software suite - Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint

• Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and outside contacts.


Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds
  • Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged amounts of time
  • Must be able to twist, bend and squat periodically


SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED: Must be able to obtain a security clearance at the Secret level, candidates with an active Secret are highly encouraged to apply. US Citizenship is a requirement for admission to this location.




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