Technical Editor

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

About the organization

The National Enforcement Investigations Center (NEIC) is located on the Denver Federal Center in Lakewood, Colorado. It is the technical support center for the Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics and Training (OCEFT) in the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA). NEIC provides technical support to both the criminal and civil enforcement programs of EPA. NEIC supports enforcement investigations by performing inspections of facilities, field sampling, laboratory analyses, and providing expert services. NEIC’s staff of approximately 90 includes engineers, chemists and physical scientists, and various technical and analytical experts.


Works with authors to develop written ·technical materials including technical and scientific reports, procedures, or findings, regarding investigations, studies, or environmental programs to meet client requirements. Written products articulate, interpret, and explain highly complex, potentially controversial, and important technical issues. Such materials include environmental enforcement and scientific reports related to complex program issues for major enforcement efforts.


The work requires advanced knowledge of grammar, writing and editing practices, and the style requirements of the media and the publications used. It also requires knowledge of readily available sources of information on the appropriate subjects including library resources and subject-matter experts. The work requires following the appropriate style requirements, and the use of desktop publishing technology to develop manuscripts and presentations.
The incumbent reviews training and operating manuals, prepared by subject-matter experts, that serve as guides for EPA personnel who use and maintain a variety of scientific equipment and supplies. This requires that the material be checked for grammatical correctness, clarity, appropriate reading level, and consistency with regulations and style and format requirements. These guides typically are very detailed and include many illustrations, tables, and charts that are edited for correctness and meaningful placement. The technical editor follows the style of scientific writing appropriate for the field of environmental science, makes suggestions for the design of manuscripts, and uses desktop publishing to develop rough manuscripts.


Hiring at GS-9/11, Full performance GS-12

Application instructions

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