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MITRE 7515 Colshire Dr. McLean, VA 22102
Phone: (703) 983-2794
Job description (posted 10feb11): LaTeX or Word Processing Specialist. Temporary relocation to La Jolla, CA required twice yearly.

For the official job posting, please go to, then the ‘Employment’ tab, then ‘Search Jobs’, then ‘Search Openings’, and finally for ‘Req#’, enter ‘15004BR’. If questions or problems, or to to submit resumes, see contact information above.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and manages all aspects of technical report production for multiple government agencies
  • Manages and uses production equipment/tools (desktop publishing and illustration tools)
  • Works extended hours producing reports and supporting meetings (up to 80 hours per week) during busy periods
  • Develops, publishes, stores and distributes classified reports
  • Produces technical reports in a compartmented security access environment
  • Packs and deploys office to California twice a year
  • Operates at deployed site in La Jolla for three month and one month periods.
  • Develops graphic products for office and meeting support
  • Manage customer requests and transportation during meetings
  • Plans and coordinates special events, including conferences, symposia; develops collateral material for special events
  • Produces program agendas, sets up meeting rooms
  • Manages check-in and badging at receptions
  • Manages and acquires publication hardware and software
  • Handles FOIA requests from sponsors
  • Maintains liaison with government customers
  • Produces communication products; may include writing, editing and developing graphics (including web)
  • Thrives in fast paced, high stress environment driven by demanding customers

Required Education/Experience: High school diploma or equivalent, plus 5 years of experience or the equivalent in job-relevant work experience.

Desired Education/Experience: BS in scientific discipline or related IT field plus 3 years experience. Experience in desktop publishing of technical reports.

Required Skills:

  • High proficiency in word processing or typesetting software in a high production environment
  • Work in high stress, high visibility deployed environment
  • Attention to detail and solid planning skills
  • Able to work overtime when required

Desired Skills: Working knowledge of LaTeX word processing, strong in Microsoft Office suite.

Security Clearance: SCI preferred (would consider someone who is clearance eligible). Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Only US citizens are eligible for a security clearance. For this position, MITRE will consider only applicants with security clearances or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.

Travel: This position is located primarily in McLean, VA; however the position is required to support the JASON Summer/Winter Studies in La Jolla, CA, every year from June–August (approximately 12 weeks) and the end of December to the end of January (approximately 4 weeks). Appropriate expenses for transportation, housing and per diem are covered during the La Jolla studies.

See the official job description at MITRE (given above) for all the details.

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