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Technical Writer

Company: UVS Infotech
Location: Towson
Posted on: August 1, 2020

Job Description:

Position Technical Writer Location Baltimore, MD (Local candidates are preferred) Duration Long Term UVS' Local Government client is seeking a Technical Writer. The successful candidate will be responsible for researching and gathering information from documents such as rough drafts and agency manuals andor by interviewing subject matter experts as needed to complete writing assignments. The individual will also be responsible for working with senior leadership in the development of communications for the agency, using a variety of communication channels. Summary of Responsibilities Work with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in the agency and other city departments to gather information and write documents. Writes, rewrites andor edits technical documents to communicate clearly and effectively technical specifications and instructions to a wide range of audiences. Develops, writes, and publishes internal and external publications using various graphic design tools. Works independently preparing and maintaining highly complex documentation, procedures and methods. Provides expert oversight of technical writing and editing to all phases of technical documentation for a Program, Project, or Contract as required. May act as project leader for projects with complex or voluminous documentation and may provide or coordinate special documentation services as required. Responsible for preparing reports, responses, and briefings targeted to a wide range of audiences. Works with developers to produce quality documentation and training materials. Coordinates layout and design of documents. Create documentation methodology and framework. Document core product and customer solution-specific information. Explain technical ideas in simple language. Write technical direction on announcements, outreach material and brochures. Meet with customer representatives, vendors, agency heads, or other stakeholders as required to establish technical specifications. Create document flow diagrams. Study drawings, specifications, mockups, and product samples. Create user documentation for a variety of material, including how-to guides and instruction manuals. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 2-5 years of experience as Technical Writer for Government proposals Minimum of Bachelor of Science degree in a related field Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft SharePoint, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, Visio, and Autodesk AutoCAD software Have direct experience writing technical documents for government or a government contractor General knowledge of IT concepts, technologies, and methodologies, such as networks, cyber security, software development, cloud computing, service desk management, ITIL, DevOps, Agile, and SDLC. Understands basic concepts, responsible for writing technical copy for various types of documents for a programproject of similar complexity. Minimum Qualifications Ability to understand various subject matters including information technology and project management. Ability to author documents or rewrite documentspublications Strong working knowledge or experience with Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio. Experience setting schedules, tracking deliverables and reporting progress. Ability to demonstrate technical aptitude and to synthesize technical information Demonstrable ability to grasp technical concepts and translate to compelling, understandable documents for both technical and non-technical readers. Ability to support and meet dynamic and tight deadlines, including occasional nights and weekends Ability to plan and prioritize strategically. Very strong interpersonal, communication, collaboration, and leadership skills. Ability to effectively interact with a wide range of personnel. Ability to work independently and collaboratively. Demonstrated ability to multitask with multiple high-priority demands in an intense, deadline-driven environment. Ability to think critically and draw from multiple resources to create unified and persuasive documents.

Keywords: UVS Infotech, Towson , Technical Writer, Other , Towson, Maryland

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