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Technical Writer / Editor


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.
When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit for additional information.

EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

In this position, you will serve as a Technical Writer-Editor supporting FEMA's Region 6. Typical assignments include: 
  • Performing hard-copy and electronic copy editing such as memos, publications, etc.
  • Utilizing software programs such as Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Professional, desktop publishing programs, and other writing and editing functions.
  • Creating technical documents and manuals, explaining complex information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Working with program staff to ensure accuracy of product descriptions including SOPs/Process manuals, how-to guides, New Protocols, and other content that distills technical information with ease and clarity.
  • Editing, rewriting, and reorganizing materials to ensure information is presented in a clear, concise, and logical form.
  • Reviewing all written components and grammar structure, ensuring consistency within all facets of the document package.
  • Establishing and maintaining a database record of various types of correspondence and a wide variety of information related to administrative operations.
Promotion Potential: Positions filled under Stafford Act regulations generally do not have documented promotion potential; however, dependent on an employee’s ability to perform higher level duties, the continuing need for an employee to perform work associated with a higher level position, and administrative recommendation and approval, promotions may be earned by CORE employees.