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Title Desktop Publisher
Categories Job location Maryland, Production Support, Web Services
Job Location Hyattsville, MD
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About AECOM National Security Programs:

National Security Programs, an AECOM Technology Corporation, is a provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world. The National Security Programs Division brings unique expertise to AECOM in intelligence, information technology and cyber security – and diversifies AECOM’s strong base of federal government relationships. An exciting and rewarding career, built on your experience is within you reach. 

AECOM has significant presence in the high-growth national security market. With 51,000 people in more than 100 countries, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. Our highly capable team provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments.

Position Title: Desktop Publisher

Reports to: Director of Language Research Center (LRC)

Position Overview:

The successful candidate will format bilingual manuscripts such as dictionaries, textbooks, readers, and handbooks for hardback publication.  In addition, these books will be converted to electronic formats for soft-copy publications. The successful candidate will also be responsible for coordinating the production of publications with commercial printing companies. 


Experience with MS WORD, Adobe Writer, Adobe Illustrator, and similar desktop publishing software.

Proven ability to format hard and soft copy texts for commercial publications.

Experience with non-Roman language text processing (fonts, etc.).

Knowledge of non-Roman language text encoding issues (sorting, etc.).

Knowledge of UNICODE as applies to foreign languages.

Experience with text encoding (XML, SMGML).

Expertise with standard computer operating systems (PC and Macintosh) and networking.

Experience with computer setup and general technical support. 

Additional Information

Desk Top Publisher Under general supervision, responsible for producing computer-generated graphic-design for communication materials. Creates graphic images and integrates text. Requires in-depth knowledge and training in desktop publishing applications (e.g., PageMaker, InDesign, Quark, Illustrator, etc.). Operates digital scanner and edits graphic images. Capable of manipulating text and graphics to accommodate a wide range of design specifications. A Bachelor’s degree in an applicable technical field or equivalent experience, excellent written communication skills, and two to four years of technical writing and copy editing experience are required and experience in specialized training in desktop publishing software. 

Education and/or Experience

Preferred Bachelor of Science degree from four-year college or university in computer science, professional certification in desktop publishing, or significant experience in publication development. 

Link to job posting: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA8/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCNEIL&cws=1&rid=359


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Title Software Tools Administrator
Categories Job location Maryland, Production Support, Systems Analyst, Web Services
Salary Market Rates
Job Location Lanham, MD
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Administers hardware and software infrastructure used for development of a commercial software product suite.  The environment includes software tools used for configuration management/version control, issue tracking, software builds, development of software installers, storage of development artifacts, and scheduling.


 Maintains software tools that support the software development process, particularly those used for issue tracking and storage of software development artifacts (e.g., requirements and design documents).  Installs and maintains tools, administers user accounts, and provides customizations as needed to support the team’s activities developing a commercial software product suite.  Responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure.

 Performs research and advocates implementation of process improvements and tool updates to optimize software development activities.  Serves as an expert in the utilization of commercial and open source tools to support the software development process.

 Ensures compliance with vendor licensing agreements in terms of usage of software development tools and operating systems.

 Provides system administration tasks primarily within a Windows environment as needed to support tools used for software development by the team.  Coordinates with corporate IT staff and team DBAs as needed.

 Maintains web portals used by team members and customers to access tools (e.g., issue tracking software), documentation, and software products downloads.

 Reviews performance logs and monitors system performance.  Troubleshoots and resolves system hardware, software and communications problems; creates shell programs and utility scripts; performs automated and manual backup and restore processes. Performs system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.

Installs, configures and tests software packages.

Provides user support and may conduct user software training for a team of software development professionals.

Evaluates requests for hardware and software; researches and recommends solutions to technology needs.

Performs daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media, recovery tapes or disks are created, and media is recycled and sent off site as necessary.

Performs regular file archival and purge as necessary.


 U.S. Citizen.

 Experience managing/administering usage of tools that support the software development lifecycle including formal software packages used for issue tracking.

 Experience creating and maintaining basic web sites for usage within a software development environment.

 Proficiency developing and using shell scripts for automation within a software development environment.

 Experience installing and configuring software packages.


Typically requires bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and five to seven years of related experience.

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