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Senior Technical Writer

Position #532

Location: Fort Meade, Maryland  

Security Clearance: Top Secret / SCI + Full Scope Poly 

Primary Labor Category: Senior Technical Writer 

Position Requirements:

A minimum of 5 years of technical writing experience documenting complex electronic equipment and systems 

A minimum of 4 year experience in effectively formatting technical publications to include writing, editing, illustration, interpretations, and depth of coverage. 

A minimum of 2 years' experience with writing technical documentation following DID standards, interpreting engineering and maintenance drawings, and interpreting operational procedures. 

Strong technical writing skills (clear, consise, and complete manner) 

Strong grammar skills (grammar, punctuation, spelling, usage) 

Knowledge of governement documentation standards 

Strong oral communication skills 

Willing to take initiative to develop systems expertise 

Good teamwork qualities 

Work Location: NBP320  

CCA Accepted?: No  

Position Responsibilities: Provide HCSO with technical writing support necessary to create and maintain system documentation as well as other supporting documentation such as presentations, blogs, training manuals, processes and procedures, guides, meeting minutes, etc.  

Basic Qualifications: Writing Skills 
•Write in a clear, concise and complete manner 
•Proficiency in basic grammar skills (grammar, punctuation, spelling, usage) 
•Be able to convey information for appropriate audience 
•Editing Skills 
•Formal Writing Style 

Technical Skills 
•Engineering comprehension, understand subject matter 
•Knowledge of government documentation standards 
•Basic understanding of government classification rules 
•Research technical information 

Tool Skills 
•Computer savvy 
•Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint and Visio 
•Ability to take screen shots off system user interfaces 

Interviewing and Listening Skills 
•Ability to know how to ask the questions to get needed answers 
•Need to know the best approach to SMEs, willing to reach out 
•Strong listening skills to capture the necessary information and to know which follow-uip questions need to be answered 

Design Skills 
•Develop graphics 
•Illustration skills 
•Formatting skills, layout and design of document 
•Organizational skills, consolidating information 

Personal Skills 
•Willing to accept feedback, constructive criticism 
•Work independently 
•Detailed oriented 
•Motivated and ambitious 

Bob White