Technical Writer/Editor

The Alaka’ina Foundation Family of Companies

The Alaka’ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) has a need for a part-time Technical Writer to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Centers for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS) with its National Neurological Conditions Surveillance System (NNCSS) out of Atlanta, GA. This position may allow for remote work capability.


  • Helping to coordinate, write, edit, and otherwise contribute to the development of journal manuscripts and other internal and external documents.
  • Keeping the list of priority NNCSS publications and other documents updated in terms of priority, authors, status, and comments (e.g., needs for assistance, reasons for delays).
  • Reporting regularly to NNCSS and CIO leadership on progress, status, risks, and recommendations to keep priority document production moving forward.
  • Participating in writing, and developing tables, figures, graphics, and other materials for manuscripts and documents related to the science work included in this contract.
  • Provide writer-editor assistance for: all NNCSS manuscripts intended for peer-reviewed publication; an overall White Paper for internal use, that documents all aspects (scientific, operational, etc.) and all plans, work, findings, and recommendations to date on the NNCSS; other important internal and external NNCSS documents related to work undertaken to date, and future plans and; other communication products.


  • At least five (5) years’ experience is required.
  • Must have experience working in a research environment/laboratory.
  • Must be able to conduct independent research through publication of technical reports and/or peer-reviewed publications.
  • Must have experience managing a research environment/laboratory and a small cadre of assistants or technicians.
  • Must be able to work effectively as a team member while also being able to work independently on specific activities with an eye to staying on task and timeline.
  • Must be able to meet regularly, as needed, with NNCSS staff participating on the same projects.
  • Must have a working knowledge of operational processes and procedures used by CDC Programs.
  • Must be able to produce communication products, documents, presentation materials, and other materials that are of a high standard and error-free, and that are consistent with all CDC and other relevant standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Must have expertise, proficiency, and experience in:
    • Conducting complex literature reviews, using systematic processes, and using the findings to inform decision making around public health research or action.
    • Monitoring and evaluating public health surveillance or public health programs.
      Engaging with and securing input from a range of stakeholders—including public health experts, clinicians, government agencies, members of specialty or other nongovernmental organizations, and the general public.
    • Coordinating complex projects with many moving parts and team members.
    • Serving as an author on scientific, peer-reviewed manuscripts.
    • Producing a range of communication products.
  • Local travel may be required.


  • Must have at least a bachelor’s degree.


  • Must obtain a background investigation.

​The Alaka`ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is a fast-growing government service provider. Employees enjoy competitive salaries. Eligible employees enjoy a 401K plan with company match; medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage; tuition reimbursement; paid time off; and 10 paid holidays. The Alaka`ina Foundation FOCs is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of individuals with disabilities and veterans. We are proud to state that we do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. If you are a person with a disability and you need an accommodation during the application process, please click here to request accommodation. We E-Verify all employees.

The Alaka`ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is comprised of industry-recognized government service firms designated as Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO)-owned and 8(a) certified businesses. The Family of Companies (FOCs) includes Ke`aki Technologies, Laulima Government Solutions, Kūpono Government Services, Kapili Services, Po`okela Solutions, Kīkaha Solutions, LLC, and Pololei Solutions, LLC. Alaka`ina Foundation activities under the 501(c)3 principally benefit the youth of Hawaii through charitable efforts which includes providing innovative educational programs that combine leadership, science & technology, and environmental stewardship.

For additional information, please visit www.alakainafoundation.com


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