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Date Added: Wed 26/05/2021

Tech Writer

Baltimore, MD, US
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Job Description

Growing government contractor looking to hire a Tech Writer.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Work with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in the agency and other city departments to gather information and write documents.
  • Writes, rewrites and/or edits technical documents to communicate clearly and effectively technical specifications and instructions to a wide range of audiences.
  • Develops, writes, and publishes internal and external publications using various graphic design tools.
  • Works independently preparing and maintaining highly complex documentation, procedures and methods.
  • Provides expert oversight of technical writing and editing to all phases of technical documentation for a Program, Project, or Contract as required.
  • May act as project leader for projects with complex or voluminous documentation and may provide or coordinate special documentation services as required.
  • Responsible for preparing reports, responses, and briefings targeted to a wide range of audiences.
  • Works with developers to produce quality documentation and training materials.
  • Coordinates layout and design of documents. Create documentation methodology and framework.
  • Document core product and customer solution-specific information.
  • Explain technical ideas in simple language.
  • Write technical direction on announcements, outreach material and brochures.
  • Meet with customer representatives, vendors, agency heads, or other stakeholders as required to establish technical specifications.
  • Create document flow diagrams. Study drawings, specifications, mockups, and product samples. Create user documentation for a variety of material, including how-to guides and instruction manuals.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • 2-5 years of experience as Technical Writer for Government proposals
  • Minimum of Bachelor of Science degree in a related field
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft SharePoint, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, Visio, and Autodesk AutoCAD software
  • Have direct experience writing technical documents for government or a government contractor
  • General knowledge of IT concepts, technologies, and methodologies, such as networks, cyber security, software development, cloud computing, service desk management, ITIL, DevOps, Agile, and SDLC.
  • Understands basic concepts, responsible for writing technical copy for various types of documents for a program/project of similar complexity.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to understand various subject matters including information technology and project management.
  • Ability to author documents or rewrite documents/publications
  • Strong working knowledge or experience with Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio.
  • Experience setting schedules, tracking deliverables and reporting progress.
  • Ability to demonstrate technical aptitude and to synthesize technical information

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