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Technical Writer - Secret Clearance - Dunn Loring, VA


Posted: 2/8/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 3015
Keywords: technical

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Req #1244
Technical Writer - Secret Clearance - Dunn Loring, VA
Full Time
Friday, September 21, 2018
Technical Writer - Secret Clearance - Dunn Loring, VA

The Technical Writer is responsible for developing, editing, writing and maintaining various documents and publications for the Program Office in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) standards.  

The position is based at the U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security Training Center (DSTC) in Dunn Loring, VA.  The Department of State is currently planning to relocate many positions to the new Foreign Affairs Security Training Center (FASTC) in Blackstone, VA in late 2019.  Applicants who are open to the possibility of remaining with this program, and moving to FASTC should the position move, are preferred.

Job Duties: 
* Creates/Designs/Maintains/Edits various publications, which may include but are not limited to technical documents, reports, student guides, instructor guides, course material, and other reference materials, ensuring adherence to standards, formats, and content/structure integrity and usability.  This includes interface with the end-product production department
* Collaborates with instructional systems designers, distributed learning designers, and subject matter experts to acquire information and content for the production of original documentation
* Ensures that materials are consistent with Department of State (DoS) policies, Training and Performance Office standards, and established formats, as well as other information presented during training
* Consults on or select illustrative materials for inclusion in various publications. These include, but are not limited to photographs, drawings, sketches, diagrams, and charts
* Develops documents that meet the style requirements for the publication, and ensure that they are written at the appropriate level
* Provides documentation and publications to meet the requests/needs of clients, subject matter experts, and/or management
* Provides guidance and troubleshooting assistance to clients/co-workers for various programs and organization templates 
* Provides assistance with publication aesthetics, to include media, format, graphics, animations, and difficult format conversions
* Provides advice on best practices and options for documentation and, in some cases, create custom templates if needed
* Advises and assist authors during the writing, development, conceptualization, and/or production of publications
* Provides guidance/consultation to junior Technical Writers
* Performs initial reviews of publications/documentation and provide recommendations for revisions to scope, format, content, etc., as needed
* Perform final reviews of proposed publications for tone, design, layout, editorial, and production specification aspects before release
* Applies a consistent set of style, grammar, and punctuation practices.  May also be required to establish and/or modify existing style and standards
* Maintains files and copies of work assignments and revisions according to recommendations and/or established best practices/standards.  May also be required to establish and/or modify existing best practices and standards
* Exercises independent judgment and initiative on a daily basis and requires infrequent supervision
Required Skills:
* A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, plus a minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in editing and publication development
* Must have an advanced-level understanding of publication design concepts
* Excellent written and oral communication skills
* Excellent command of the English language to include grammar, spelling, and punctuation
* Strong interpersonal skills and organizational skills; and attention to detail.  Must also possess the motivation to start and complete projects with minimal oversight
* Strong time management, project management, and multi-tasking skills
* Ability to acquire and present technical information through independent reading, interviews with subject-matter specialists, observation of tests and experiments, interpretation of diagrams, or other appropriate methods
* Ability to tailor writing and publications for a specific type of audience
* Advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher, Adobe Acrobat Pro and Reader, Notepad, and Paint
* Proficiency in Microsoft Access, Media Player, and Snipping Tool (or other screen capture software);
* Intermediate skills in Microsoft SharePoint

Security Clearance:
In legal compliance with the terms of our U.S. Government contract the candidate must be a US citizen and possess or be able to obtain/maintain a SECRET clearance

NOTE: These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work involved for this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of this job.

The ALL NATIVE GROUP companies offer a rewarding career experience. In addition to dynamic career opportunities, we provide competitive salaries, excellent benefits, retirement funding, as well as ongoing training and professional development.
We are committed to providing the best possible climate for maximum development and goal achievement for all our employees. As subsidiaries of a Native-owned corporation with offices around the world, ALL NATIVE GROUP companies are proud to promote an inclusive and diverse workplace and respect the cultural traditions in the communities where we operate.
The ALL NATIVE GROUP companies are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to age, sex, race, national origin, religion, marital status or physical disability. However, preference may be extended to persons of Indian descent in accordance with applicable laws.

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Pay Type: Salary

Location: All Native Managed Services Company, Dunn Loring, Virginia, United States of America

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