Technical Writer II

Job Locations US-VA-Dunn Loring
# of Openings
2
Category
Education and Training
Agency/Project
Dept. of State
Job ID
2022-5217
Security Clearance
Secret

Responsibilities

OBXtek is currently staffing for a Technical Writer to work for the Department of State in Dunn Loring, Virginia. 

The Technical Writer is responsible for writing, editing, reviewing and maintaining various documents and publications for the Program Office in accordance with established Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and appropriate communication and style standards.

  • 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;
  • Collaborates with instructional designers and subject matter experts and/or occasionally observes or participates in tests or demonstrations to acquire information and content for the production of original documentation; 
  • Performs editing and proofing of all documents created in the Program Office to ensure that materials are grammatically correct and consistent with Department of State (DoS) policies, office standards, and established formats; 
  • Applies a consistent set of style, grammar, and punctuation practices; 
  • Selects 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 are written at the appropriate level for the intended audience; 
  • Performs initial reviews of publications for tone, design, layout, editorial, and production specification aspects before final review/approval; 
  • Organizes material and completes assignments that require set standards regarding organization, structure, clarity, conciseness, and terminology; 
  • Maintains files and copies of work assignments and revisions according to Program Office recommendations and/or established best practices/standards; 
  • Employee will require some supervision and has a growing opportunity to exercise independent judgment and initiative in the line of work. 

Qualifications

Active Secret Clearance

  • A minimum of four (4) years’ experience in editing and publication development; Excellent written and oral communication skills; 
  • Excellent command of the English language to include grammar, spelling, and punctuation. 
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; and attention to detail; 
  • Ability to acquire and present, with guidance, technical information through independent reading, interviews with subject matter experts and 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 or technical area.

Education/Certifications:

  • A Technical Writing Program Certificate and/or an Associate’s Degree in a related field.

Security Clearance

Secret

Company Information

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with OBXtek’s vaccination policy. Employees working onsite at a customer location must comply with customer vaccination requirements which may include any or all the following: social distancing, masks, mandatory statements regarding one's vaccination status and mandatory testing.

 

Headquartered in McLean, Virginia and founded in 2009, OBXtek is a fast-growing leader in the government contracting field. Our mission is Our People…Our Reputation. Our people are trained professionals who enhance our customers’ knowledge and innovation using technology, collaboration, and education.

 

We offer a robust suite of benefits including comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, Flexible Spending Accounts, matching 401K, paid time off, tuition reimbursement plans and much more.

 

As a prime contractor for 93% of our current work, OBXtek pairs lessons learned across disciplines with industry standard quality practices such as CMMI-Dev Level III, ITIL, 6Sigma, PMI, and ISO. Our rapid growth has been recognized by INC500, the Washington Business Journal, and Washington Technology magazine.

 

OBXtek is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law. 

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