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8 Mar 2013

Full-Time Technical Writer – Department of Homeland Security (Washington, D.C.)

Schafer – Posted by TechWhirl Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job Description

The Architecture and Plans Directorate (APD) within DHS DNDO has a requirement for a Science & Engineering Technical Assistant (SETA) to accomplish technical writing duties in support of analytic-oriented studies (e.g., Capabilities Based Assessments (CBA)).
General Position Description:Serve as a technical writer for finalization of documentation for analytic studies initiatives to include Study Plans, analyses, assessments, and reports. Individual will review near-final drafts and edit/re-write as necessary to provide signature-ready documents. Support the DNDO Configuration Management (CM) process (i.e., monitoring, tracking, and coordinating CM activities).
  • Work with project team to structure and review draft reports.  Serve as point of contact for report reviews, consolidation of comments/proposed changes, and comment adjudication.
  • Assist in the finalization of plans, analyses, assessments and reports.  Review near-final documents for consistency, readability, clarity, and understanding.  As required, propose text changes and rewrite document sections to enhance consistency, readability, clarity, and understanding.
  • Use Desktop Publishing or similar type software to improve the overall quality and appearance of APD analytic, scientific, and systems engineering-oriented documentation.
  • Participate in development of draft documents to improve document consistency and quality.
  • Participate in the development and drafting of senior level presentations.  Provide support for the review and finalization of “high-impact” presentations, discussions, and project summaries.
  • Perform technical reviews of other deliverables and products.  Provide recommendations for product improvement or process enhancement, as applicable.
  • Support the DNDO Configuration Management (CM) process.  As technical writing responsibilities permit, monitor the implementation of CM policies, procedures, processes, and structures.
  • Develop, maintain and administer SharePoint collaborative workspace to facilitate CBA related activities and improve coordination with broad Federal, State and local stakeholder community.
  • Attend program reviews/site visits as requested.
  • Excellent communication, written, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated technical writing proficiency.  Minimum 2 years technical writing experience.
  • Experience editing technical documentation.
  • Proficiency with Desktop Publishing or equivalent software.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs (MS-Project, Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint) and other required analytical software tools.
  • Experience with MS SharePoint or similar collaborative tools.
  • Ability to multi-task and respond to quick turn-around requests.

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):

  • 5 years technical writing experience.
  • Clearance Level – TS.
  • Knowledge of analytic, scientific, or systems engineering terminology or concepts
  • Knowledge of civilian and/or military operations, terminology, or concepts associated homeland security, homeland defense, civil support, or weapons of mass destruction.

Job Categories: Technical Editing and Technical Writer. Job Types: Full-Time.

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