Social & Scientific Systems (S-3)

Senior Technical Writer/Editor II

US-MD-Silver Spring
Job ID
Data Analytics
Regular Full-Time


Social & Scientific Systems (SSS) works to improve public health worldwide by providing technical, research, and program management services to government, nonprofit, and commercial clients. The SSS team offers a synergy of expertise in clinical research services, epidemiology and public health studies, health data management and analysis, and program evaluation and policy analysis. Please join our dedicated staff of employee-owners in an environment that values diversity and supports health, well-being, and professional growth.


Under general direction, writes, edits, and proofreads highly technical or scientific material, involving complex terminology.


  • Develops concepts and approaches for project plans and technical reports.
  • Writes, edits, and proofreads documents and materials for clients.  
  • Attends technical meetings and writes meeting minutes.
  • Assists clients in the development of written communication pieces.
  • Guides staff members in development of written communication pieces.
  • Maintains archives and project files.
  • Performs additional duties as required.


  • Bachelor's degree with major in English, journalism or communications or relevant scientific area and seven years of experience in editing or writing scientific or technical material (High school completion and two years work experience in writing and editing may be substituted for degree)
  • Advanced technical editing, proofreading and writing skills - including working with graphic files
  • Compentence in MS Word (especially tables), PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Knowledge of Government Printing Office and University of Chicago style manuals
  • Familiarity with Section 508 concepts, PDF remediation techniques, and HTML coding a plus 


SSS is committed to fostering a diverse workforce and is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law.


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