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Technical Writer

Company: Slait Consulting
Location: College Park
Posted on: November 11, 2018

Job Description:

SLAIT Consulting is currently seeking a Technical Writer for our client in College Park, MD. SUMMARY: The Technical Writer will provide support for the creation of project and program artifacts, user manuals, and other supporting documents to communicate complex and technical information more easily. This candidate will also develop, gather, and disseminate technical information among staff, customers and stakeholders. RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create from scratch and/or edit existing technical documents including, but limited to: white papers; reports; letters; user manuals; briefings and presentations; system specifications; functional specifications; user/help guides; memos; meeting minutes; agendas; special reports; standard operating procedures; and other project deliverables
  • Research and gather technical and background information for inclusion in documents
  • Determine the needs of end users of technical documentation
  • Study product samples and talk with product designers and developers
  • Use photographs, drawings, diagrams, animation, and charts that increase the understanding of the target audience
  • Select appropriate medium for message or audience, such as manuals, briefs or formal presentations
  • Standardize content across all platforms and media
  • Gather usability feedback from customers, designers, and all stakeholders
  • Revise and review documents as needed or directed
  • Ensure all documentation is stored in NARA's document repository under version control
  • Consult relevant sources to obtain information required for documents
  • Edit content from other team members to ensure compliance with all NARA style guides and policies
  • Provide strong written and verbal communication and customer service skills
  • Participate in applicable workgroups and organizational meetings QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Minimum of five (5) years of hands-on relevant experience in technical writing, supporting an Information Technology (IT) staff
    • Ability to obtain NARA Suitability
    • Excellent English language, grammar, and spelling skills for writing, editing, and proofreading, and orally communicating with stakeholders
    • Experience with supporting all facets from a documentation perspective of the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
    • Ability to work independently or as a member of a team
    • Skilled at organizing and translating information into clear written documentation
    • Skilled at articulating complex concepts and processes in writing
    • Proven ability to effectively research subject matter
    • Experience working in a collaborative environment
    • Proven ability to work well under tight deadlines and effectively interact with a wide range of personnel
    • Must be very proficient in Microsoft Office product suite, particularly Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Visio
    • Demonstrated experience working as part of a team to create and edit documents
    • Demonstrated experience in providing editing, redlining and formatting documents to create high quality documentation - provided by Dice technical writing

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