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Jacobs Technical Writer in Fort Meade, Maryland

Technical Writer

Description

Responsible for the preparation, review, revision, and maintenance of technical documents including software and systems engineering, system operations, testing, and user documentation.

Writes and edits technical documentation for all of the project’s hardware and software to include installation, configuration and how-to documentation. Creates code documentation for software; produces implementation guides and end-user guides for capabilities; provides field, data definition, and data flow documentation and formats technical publications from pamphlets, technical drawings, and consultations with technical personnel and other available resources.

Assist in preparing and maintaining operations documentation, user guides and manuals and technical publications Understand basic concepts (to include basic grammar concepts), responsible for writing technical copy for various types of documents Gather technical information, prepares written text Maintain a current internal documentation library

Uses multiple word processing and presentation tools such as MS Word, PowerPoint, and Visio etc. Prepare and maintain operations documentation, user guides and manuals and technical publications

Work with developers to produce quality documentation and training materials Work on all phases of documentation Understand basic concepts and write technical copy for various types of documents for a program/project of similar complexity Prepare reports, responses, and briefings targeted to a wide range of audiences

Coordinate layout and design of documents Research highly technical subject matter, organizes information from multiples sources, and express technical information in written form that is comprehensible to a wide audience of readers Under general direction, write technical copy for various types of documents for a program/project of similar complexity Apply concepts for technical writing based on engineering drawings, technical information from engineering documentation, consultations with engineers and subject matter experts, and other available sources

Produce defense acquisition documentation, user manuals, training manuals, and other documentation utilized by the end-user community of DoD electronic equipment and systems Interpret engineering and maintenance drawings, operational procedures to understand and blend large quantities of computer related information Produce technical documentation for Cryptologic programs or projects developing analytic tradecraft methodologies (U) Apply technical manual standard NSA DS-89 to work products

Qualifications

Six (6) years of experience as a TW in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required. Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Four (4) years of additional TW experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements:

Most work will be done at a desk or computer.

Work Environment:

General Office environment. The work environment is fast-paced and sometimes involves extreme deadline pressures. The nature of the work requires a high degree of teamwork and cooperation with other members of the staff as well as individuals across the Company and Customers.

Equipment & Machines:

General office equipment including PC/laptop, Fax, Copiers, Shredder, Printers, Telephone, and other miscellaneous office equipment.

Attendance:

Attendance is critical at all times. Must be able to work a 40-hour workweek, normally Monday through Friday. However, times and days may vary depending on business requirements. Needs to be available to work overtime during critical peaks and be available to meet last minute requests for overtime should the situation occur.

Other Essential Functions:

Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.

Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing. Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously. Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements. Must be willing to travel as needed. Must take and pass a drug test and background check as well as a motor vehicle records check. Must be a US citizen.

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Job Information Technology

Primary Location United States-Maryland-Fort Meade-20358-MD01

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: MIS000059

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