Technical Writer


Job Description:

The Technical Writer will act as a common resource for the operations and engineering Task Orders associated with the DHS Network Operations Security Center (NOSC). The Technical Writer will operate as a member of the Project Management Office (PMO).

The Technical Writer will be responsible for:
  • Draft, expand, refine, and edit technical concepts or solutions into easy-to-read, comprehensive, compliant, signature-ready, and compelling documents tailored for audiences ranging from entry-level technical to executive level
  • Interact with technical team members for content development
  • Standardize documentation where appropriate, e.g. templates, plans, processes, procedures
  • Become well versed in and comply with federal government (especially DHS) and Leidos official document requirements and style guides

Basic requirements that the recruiter should use as a filter:
  • BA/BS degree in a technical field and/or in English/Journalism with the ability to efficiently and effectively write accurate and customer-compliant technical documents
  • Minimum two years' relevant experience

Candidates should also demonstrate the following:
  • Strong ability to quickly and effectively gather requirements, perform research, compile information, prioritize and collate, draft, edit, and produce high-quality documentation that satisfies customer needs with minimal follow-on work needed
  • Ability to manage multiple communications projects simultaneously and prioritize accordingly
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to interact with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work cross functionally among PMO and technical staff
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding, and fluid environment.

In addition to specific security clearance requirements, all Department of Homeland Security NOSC employees are required to obtain an Entry on Duty (EOD) clearance to support this program.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience drafting IT, cybersecurity, or related technical documentation using federal government, particularly DHS, official document requirements and style guides

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