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Details of Technical Writer

Washington D.C.

TITLE

Technical Writer

LOCATION

Washington, DC

DURATION/TERM

Full time

START DATE

ASAP

Job Functions and Responsibilities

 

The Technical writer must be able to write in clear and concise language technical documents, procedure manuals, service manuals, and related technical publications covering a myriad of subjects. Includes writing technical documentation as operational specifications, bulletins, articles, and marketing publications.  508 Compliance is a major plus.

Desired Skills/Qualifications  

         Understands the software development life-cycle

         Experience with requirements gathering and developing design documents

         Develops test plan and test cases

         Experience in developing requirements traceability matrix (RTM)

         Create templates that are 508 compliant

         Analyze documents for 508 compliance

         Troubleshoot and correct documents for 508 compliance

         Analyze web graphics for correct contrast levels

         Create and modify documents using Microsoft Office.

         Utilize teamwork, communication and time management skills while multitasking in a fast paced environment

         Prepare special and recurring reports as required

         Prepares document templates for authors to use in document preparation

         Performs technical editing and quality control of documents written by other authors

         Ensures documents are prepared or finalized in accordance with Section 508 compliance requirements

         Maintaining and developing training materials

         Prior history doing technical proposals, using industry standards

         Ability to speak to technologies being utilized

         Other duties may be assigned.

 

Required Skills/Qualifications

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education.

         Minimum of 3 years of experience

         508 compliance experience a plus

         Proven problem solving skills

         Strong organizational and team communication habits

         Must possess or be able to obtain a federal-level security clearance

         Must have good communications skills, both oral and written

         Expert in the Microsoft Office Suite

         Must be fluent in English

         Must capable to exercise independent judgment in the resolution of problems in a timely manner

         Prior experience in a fast paced office environment

         Extremely detail oriented, precise, organized and able to work independently and manage/prioritize multiple projects simultaneously

         Ability to articulate complex technical ideas into simple, laymen’s terms

         Must be punctual in all aspects of job performance.

 

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