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2019-220-A: Technical Writer
DirectorateApplied Research Solutions
LocationLackland AFB-San Antonio, TX
  
Applied Research Solutions is currently seeking a technical writer with a current Top-Secret clearance to apply their writing skills and substantial knowledge of the basic principles and specialized vocabulary of appropriate subject- matter fields to enable accurate communication of scientific and technological developments to expert and other interested audiences.


Job Responsibilities:
The technical writer…
• Applies writing skills and an understanding of the appropriate equipment and systems to the development of specifications showing the characteristics and capabilities or the design and test requirements of equipment and systems, or to the development of training, operating, or maintenance manuals associated with equipment and systems.
• Articulates agency policies and explain technical aspects of agency programs to those affected. The materials explain technical information in such a way as to make it clear without sacrificing thoroughness and accuracy.
• Ensures that materials are consistent with agency policy and with other information presented by the agency, meet the style requirements of the agency and the publication, and are written at an appropriate level for the intended audience.
• Prepares original papers, articles, or reports in scientific, technical, or professional fields based on research, interviews with experts, and program officials, and sometimes observation of or participation in tests and experiments. They also may prepare manuals for training in or guidance on the operation or maintenance of technical equipment and systems, or specifications for the development or purchase of such equipment and systems.
• Utilizes their knowledge of the language and methods used in the specialized field to understand and work with technical information.
Typical work assignments involve:
• Obtaining, analyzing, and selecting the pertinent information.
• Determining the most logical and effective sequence of the narrative.
• Determining the overall length and tone based on the objectives, the medium, and the audience.
• Writing the material.
• Consulting on or selecting illustrative material.
• Preparing the material for publication.
• Writing technical direction on product announcements, marketing brochures, advertisements, and marketing specifications.
• Meeting with customer representatives, vendors, system engineers, and program managers to establish technical specifications.
• Studying drawings, specifications, mockups, and product samples.
• Creating user documentation for a variety of material, including how-to guides and instruction manuals.
• Preparing charts, graphs, or forms to go along with rough drafts.
• Ensuring document contents follow required formats.
• Writing clear and concise policies and procedures.
• Ensuring consistency of wording among multiple documents.
• Creating table of contents and cite sources.
• Submitting copies to managers for feedback.
• Maintaining electronic library or all signed documents and final presentations.
• Providing updates and different editions as necessary.


Qualifications:
• Technical writing experience within the Department of Defense relative to the C3I&N systems environment.
• Excellent writing skills and strong command of the English language, including grammar.
• Strong attention to detail.
• Ability to work well with other organizations and personnel with disparate backgrounds.
• Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
• Strong technical, analytical, and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work independently and with a team.
• Experience in MS Office software, including MS Excel, MS Word and MS PowerPoint required; experience in MS Project and MS Access.


All positions at Applied Research Solutions are subject to background investigations. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history and identity check.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.