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13 Sep 2013

Full-Time Technical Writer (Salt Lake City, UT)

The University of Utah – Posted by TechWhirl Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Job Description


Open Date 09/13/2013
Requisition Number PRN04520B
Job Title Technical Writer
Working Title Technical Writer
Job Grade E
Standard Hours per Week 40
Work Schedule Summary
M-F, hours to be arranged; some overtime and weekend work possible.

Department 00417 – UIT – ACS
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $37,900 to $70,100
Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.
Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes
Job Summary
Seeking a talented, experienced technical writer who is passionate about and takes ownership of their work. The Technical Writer is responsible for all documentation supporting the institution’s Student Information System Project, will be part of a multifaceted team, working closely Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), Business Analysts (BAs), and technical staff as well as customers within the institution and across the Kuali Student (KS) community, to assist in the delivery of a bold, next-generation student system. This position will prepare documentation as required while ensuring that all documentation is complete, accurate, and produced and disseminated in a timely manner. Will also respond to documentation issues and ensure a timely resolution of issues.

•work closely with SMEs, BAs, technical staff and customers, gather content requirements
•write, edit, proofread, and deliver final documentation that meets user and business requirements, while maintaining high standards of accuracy and timeliness
•revise documentation, keeping the same high standards
•maintain file organization and management
•provide quality assurance
•other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
A bachelor’s degree in English, Technical Writing, Communications, Journalism, or a related field, or equivalency with excellent written and verbal communication skills, plus 2 – 4 years’ writing experience as evidenced by a solid portfolio. Commitment to providing excellent customer service required.

•a strong technical aptitude and the ability to relate to engineers and business users alike
•demonstrated knowledge of copyright issues and publication management practices
•previous experience writing technical documentation
•excellent time management and organizational skills
•responsive, positive attitude under time constraints
•ability to thrive in a high-performance work environment
•expert editorial eye and judgment with the ability to write in a clear, well-organized, and detailed manner

Type Benefited Staff
Additional Information
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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

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