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Technical Writer Secret Cleared

Company name
Electronic Consulting Services, Inc.

Stafford, VA, United States

Employment Type

It, Writing, Journalism, Editing, Security Clearance

Posted on
Dec 23,2018

Valid Through
Apr 07,2019


ECS is seeking a

Technical Writer

to work in our

Stafford, VA


Job Description:

ECS is Hiring!

Technical Writer

REQUIREMENTS: Minimum Active DoD Secret Clearance US Citizenship

Stafford, VA

ECS has an opportunity for a Technical Writer supporting a Department of Defense (DoD) customer within its Mission Systems division in Stafford, Va. In this role, you will play an important part of a dynamic project team supporting end-user documentation and other programmatic deliverables.

In this role, you will provide the following support:

Develop and update end user materials, including user manuals, online help, quick start guides, Web-based Training modules, and standard operating procedures (SOPs)

Analyze and communicate complex technical processes in a series of simple, repeatable steps

Explain technical concepts in language (and graphics) that will be clear to non-technical end users

Adhere to internal standards and conventions, style guides, and client expectations, with an eye for continuous improvement

Proofread, edit, and communicate technical information and convert material from technical personnel into useable terms

Corroborate with multiple team members (both off-site and remote)

Understand the role of Technical Writing within the full Software Development Life Cycle (e.g., Rational Unified Process [RUP] or comparable discipline)

Manage multiple overlapping deadlines and proactively resolve schedule conflicts

Work both independently and as part of a team, as-needed

Required Skills:

Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, or related field of study

Active DoD Secret Clearance

3-5 years of experience, at minimum, in a DoD or Federal Government environment (Navy or U.S. Marine Corps experience preferred)

3-5 years of experience, at minimum, in previous technical writing job or role

Desired Skills:

Ability to write clearly and concisely, eliminate wordiness and repetition, choose clear and precise words, and avoid generalizations and jargon

Ability to implement Marine Corps and DoD documentation standards, to include Microsoft Manual of Style (MMOS) and any applicable Government standards, as well as review documentation for grammar, sentence form, and structure

Experience writing, editing, and producing technical documents, related to software development and network operations projects, to deliver quality products

Strong command of Microsoft Office (version 2013 or later), including Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel, and Visio

Strong command of Adobe Technical Communication Suite (version 2015 or later) tools, including Framemaker, Robohelp, Captivate, and Acrobat DC

Experience or familiarity with Techsmith Snagit (version 11 or later), or related screen capture and recording software

Experience with Microsoft Visual Studio (2015 or later) and Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)

Strong communication skills (both written and verbal) to effectively coordinate with subject matter experts, project team members and stakeholders, and management at all levels

ECS provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable Federal, state and local laws. ECS also maintains a drug-free workplace.

ECS is a leading mid-sized provider of technology services to the United States Federal Government. We are focused on people, values and purpose. Every day, our 2300 employees focus on providing their technical talent to support the Federal Agencies and Departments of the US Government to serve, protect and defend the American People.

Company info

Electronic Consulting Services, Inc.
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Company Profile
Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Fairfax VA, Electronic Consulting Services, Inc. (ECS) is a two hundred person IT professional services firm with over $22 million in annual revenue, and one of the fastest growing Small Businesses in the United States. ECS is a large  small business with offices around the country, a robust corporate infrastructure. Founded by experienced information technology professionals, the management team prides themselves on providing quality services and support, client-focused business practices, client satisfaction, prudent cost management and reliable performance