Technical Writer
Annapolis Junction, MD 
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Job Description

Role and Responsibilities

Summary

The Technical Writer works out of Ft. Meade Maryland at National Security Agency (NSA) supporting the Enterprise Program Management (EPM III) contract. The customer's mission is to acquire and sustain capabilities, systems, products, and services through a disciplined, yet agile, process that enables end users to provide and protect vital information for the nation.

The Technical Writer is responsible for the preparation, review, revision, and maintenance of technical documents including software and systems engineering, system operations, testing, and user documentation. Writes and edits technical documentation for all of the project's hardware and software to include installation, configuration and how-to documentation. Creates code documentation for software; produces implementation guides and end-user guides for capabilities; provides field, data definition, and data flow documentation and formats technical publications from pamphlets,
technical drawings, and consultations with technical personnel and other available resources.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Understand basic concepts (to include basic grammar concepts); responsible for writing technical copy for various types of documents for a program/project
  • Prepare and maintain operations documentation, user guides, manuals and
    technical publications
  • Gather technical information; prepares written text
  • Maintain a current internal documentation library
  • Use multiple word processing and presentation tools such as MS Word, PowerPoint, and Visio
    etc.
  • Prepare reports, responses, and briefings targeted to a wide range of audiences
  • Work with developers to produce quality documentation and training materials
  • Coordinate layout and design of documents
  • Work on all phases of documentation
  • Under general direction, write technical copy for various types of documents for a
    program/project of similar complexity
  • Apply concepts for technical writing based on engineering drawings, technical information from
    engineering documentation, consultations with engineers and subject matter experts, and other
    available sources
  • Produce defense acquisition documentation, user manuals, training manuals, and other
    documentation utilized by the end-user community of DoD electronic equipment and systems
  • Interpret engineering and maintenance drawings, operational procedures to understand and blend large quantities of computer related information
  • Research highly technical subject matter, organizes information from multiples sources, and
    express technical information in written form that is comprehensible to a wide audience of readers
  • Produce technical documentation for Cryptologic programs or projects developing analytic
    tradecraft methodologies
  • Apply technical manual standard NSA DS-89 to work products
  • Work independently preparing and maintaining highly complex systems, programming and
    operations documentation, procedures and methods
  • Provide expert oversight of technical writing and editing to all phases of acquisition and
    technical documentation for the Program, Project, or Contract
  • Act as project leader for projects with complex or voluminous documentation and may provide
    or coordinate special documentation services as required
  • Review work products of others for compliance with technical manual NSA Data Standard (DS)-
    89
  • Other duties assigned by management

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Eight (8) years' experience as a Technical Writer in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required.
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university is required. A Master's degree may be substituted for two (2) years of experience, reducing the requirement to six (6) years of experience. Four (4) years of additional TW experience may be substituted for a bachelor's degree.
  • Clearance: TS/SCI CI Poly

Security Responsibilities

Must complywith all company security and data protection / usage policies and procedures. Personally responsible for proper marking and handling of all information and materials, in any form. Shall not divulge any information, or afford access, to other employees not having a need-to-know. Shall not divulge information outside company without management approval. All government and proprietary information will be accessed and stored electronically on company provided resources.

  • Incumbent must be eligible for DoD Personal Security Clearance. Applicant selected will be subject to a security investigation and must be able to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI/CI Poly clearance is required

Work Environment and Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
  • Must be able to travel and work overtime as necessary
  • Must be willing to work any shift or day of the week as required
  • Must be able to detect odors or hear noises, bangs, etc., or other sounds to detect problems or flaws in the functioning of simulators and its surrounding environment.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

CAE USA Inc. is an EOE/AA employer and gives consideration for employment to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here EEO is the Law poster.

PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

Position Type

Regular

CAE thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those whose background and experience match the requirements of the role will be contacted.

Equal Employment Opportunity

At CAE, everyone is welcome to contribute to our success. With no exception.

As captured in our overarching value "One CAE" (one passionate and inclusive team), we're proud to work as one passionate, boundaryless and inclusive team.

At CAE, all employees are welcome regardless of race, nationality, colour, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability or age.

The masculine form may be used in this job description solely for ease of reading, but refers to men, women and the gender diverse.


CAE is firmly committed to ensuring a positive and professional working environment in which all people are treated with dignity and respect. We aim to provide a fair and consistent method for filling job openings in support of equality of opportunity and cultural diversity within the company.

 

Job Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
8 years
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