Student Volunteer (Technical Writer)

About the Agency

Department of Labor (DOL) seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

This position is located in the Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management (DTSEM) in the Office of Science and Technology Assessment (OSTA).

The mission of the Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management (DTSEM) in the Office of Occupational Medicine and Nursing (OOMN), provides special expertise in a number of areas to ensure that OSHA’s capabilities are state-of-the-art with regard to occupational safety and health. These areas include industrial hygiene, safety engineering, occupational medicine and nursing, sample analysis and equipment calibration and repair, emergency preparedness and response, ergonomics, etc.


The organizations above are looking for Technical Writers who will:

  • Enhance skills in technical writing and plain language as well as gain experience in learning how interpretations and guidance designed to assist rulemaking efforts are developed.
  • Receive draft documents, such as Safety and Health Information Bulletins, Fact Sheets, Fatal Facts, Hazard Alerts, and potentially some podcast scripts, and prepare them for clearance.
  • Monitor and expedite the clearance process.
  • Finalize the documents in cooperation with Safety and Occupational Health Specialists in OSTA and confirm that the documents are technically accurate and clear, and then prepare them for clearance.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

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