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Technical Writer II (Casual)

Location: Hunstville, Alabama
Date Posted: 04-24-2017
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Performs technical writing for instrumentation at the Ronald Reagan Test Site.
  • Updates documentation as required by either schedule or from field requests.
  • Responsible for drafting new technical documentation, as well as editing existing documentation to ensure accuracy and adherence to configuration standards.
  • Coordinates with internal and external customers in the production of contractually deliverable documents, reports and manuals relating to range instrumentation.
  • Maintains and meets deliverable schedules. 
  • Proactively obtains information from field staff as necessary.
  • Applies standard concepts and practices accurately.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
JOB SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:
Required: 
  • Demonstrated technical writing ability.
  • Proficient organization skills with the ability to independently maintain schedules and meet deadlines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Project).
  • Ability to perform job with minimal supervision applying sound judgment and prioritizing workload independently.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to manage multiple issues at one time.
  • Ability and willingness to work irregular hours to coordinate with personnel working at a remote location (up to 7 hours difference in time).
  • Excellent writing, typing & proofreading skills.
Desired: 
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma program tools and methodologies and/or Six Sigma Certification.
  • Knowledge of SharePoint.
  • Demonstrated ability using Corel Draw, InfoPath, and Adobe Acrobat Professional.    
EXPERIENCE (Years):
Required: 
  • 0-2+ years of experience as a technical writer, copy editor or related.     
Desired: 
  • 1 or more years of experience as a technical writer, copy editor or related.
EDUCATION:
Required: 
  • Bachelor's Degree in English, Technical Writing or related discipline.
 
Desired: 
  • Master's Degree in English, Technical Writing or related discipline.
OTHER SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Common Access Card (CAC) required to perform job duties.
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • US DoD Secret clearance or the ability to obtain one is required.
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