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Technical Writer Level 3

Fort Meade, MD · Information Technology
This position requires that the candidate hold an Active TS/SCI with Full Scope Polygraph Clearance.

Responsibilities:
- 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 
- Use 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 
- Provide expert oversight of technical writing and editing to all phases of acquisition and technical documentation for the Program, Project, or Contract 
- Work independently preparing and maintaining highly complex systems, programming and operations documentation, procedures and methods 
- Act as project leader for projects with complex or voluminous documentation and may provide or coordinate special documentation services as required 
- Review work products of others for compliance with technical manual NSA Data Standard (DS)-89

Requirements:
- Eight (8) years 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. A Master’s degree may be substituted for two (2) years of experience, reducing the requirement to six (6) years of experience. Four (4) years of additional TW experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.
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