Job Title: Compliance & Technical Editor

Location: Mark Center - Alexandria, VA


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  • Perform full editorial duties in connection with the development and review of DoD issuances:
    • Review issuance packages for grammar, syntax, and adherence to Plain Language requirements.
    • Review issuance packages for compliance with DoD issuance formatting standards.
  • Coordinate with Subject Matter Experts (SME) on all DoD issuance processing stages:
    • Work with government personnel inside and outside of the division to move issuances through the review and publication process and resolve issues that arise
  • Review draft technical reports submitted by authors:
    • Edit the initial draft and create publication instructions for the author/contractor
    • Send edited draft and publication instructions to the author/contractor for revisions
    • Validate and ensure quality control over all aspects of the issuance
  • Track reports in database through all stages of the technical editing process
  • Verify scientific and technical notations as well as security classification markings to ensure markings coincide with instructions
  • Format distribution list, confirming recipients through tracking database
  • Provide recommendations for process improvement of the publication and tracking systems
  • Prepare and submit input to various issuance status reports
  • Adhere to security requirements for working in a classified space and with classified material
  • Assist with updating internal and external guidance and reference materials
  • Assist with special projects and training in support of the DoD issuance program and the Directives Division



  • Associate’s Degree or higher and/or 5-15 years of experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in English related field or a minimum of two years of editorial and writing experience
  • Prefer Active Secret Clearance upgradeable to Top Secret (may start without security clearance)
  • Ability to communicate effectively – both orally and in writing – and work in a team environment
  • Possess excellent customer service skills to adequately handle the needs of government leadership, SMEs, and stakeholders
  • Ability to effectively coordinate with multiple offices within ESD and WHS
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat
  • Experience with SharePoint, HPE Records Management, and Tableau Desktop desired
  • Detail-oriented with ability to work in a high pressure environment handling sensitive and classified information while meeting multiple deadlines


QualX Corporation is an equal opportunity employer



6564 Loisdale Court, Suite 305

Springfield, Virginia 22150

Tel: 571-255-8900

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