Technical Writer

Technical Writer

Requirements and Responsibilities

Creates and publishes technical documentation and manuals. Collects and interprets technical data or information and coordinates layout for publication. Requires a bachelor’s degree. Typically reports to a manager. A specialist on complex technical and business matters. Work is highly independent. May assume a team lead role for the workgroup.

Proficiency in the use of the following tools:

MS Word, MS Excel, Adobe Acrobat, MS Access, MS PowerPoint, MS Publisher, MS SharePoint, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Adobe Dreamweaver, HTML Programming, JavaScript Programming

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Hold a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Communication or English
  • Ability to receive DOD Security Clearance
  • The ability to communicate and write clearly
  • Experience editing and preparing DOD technical documents, standard operating procedures, flow diagrams is required
  • Experience translating technical language into user-friendly documents
  • Advanced PC skills with word processing, desktop publishing, flow diagrams, graphic design, HTML, and web development tools
  • Ability to develop, writes, and/or edit material for reports, briefs, proposals, instruction books, catalogs, and related technical and administrative publications concerned with work methods, procedures, as well as installation, operation, and maintenance of software applications

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to design and generate web-based/interactive surveys, interactive pdf forms, and HTML documents
  • Collaborate with users, clients, team members and co-workers to collect information to produce an annual Project Plan report
  • Writes, edits and maintain revisions of over 20 Standard Operating Procedures documents, including flowcharts or illustrations, for use as reference or training guides
  • Archives and maintains created documentation and other resource information on SharePoint website
  • Experience editing or standardizing materials prepared by other writers; incorporates design and layout techniques to enhance or illustrate material
  • Interviews and /or works with production staff and engineering personnel to become familiar with product technologies and production methods
  • Ability to assists users with formatting and application use problems
  • Experience gathering, reviewing, and analyzing materials and provide revisions or changes in scope, format, content, and methods of reproduction and distribution in collaboration with project managers, and technical staff
  • Able to define user needs, preferences, and behaviors and Implement user-centered documentation
  • Advanced experience in creating design mockups, wireframes, storyboards, user-flows, prototypes to meet user needs, with user feedback; (Special projects)