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Parsons Corporation Technical Writer in Annapolis Junction, Maryland

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI w/Polygraph

Job Description:

Ready to be part of a team that tackles defense and data challenges? Want to take your technical writing skills to the next level to work on tough projects that will make a huge impact? Parsons is now hiring and experienced Technical Writer with a desire to work on projects that change the urban fabric of our community.

Parsons' extensive experience in this field, combined with technical writing knowledge, will propel your career forward with opportunity for advancement with top performance. We can offer training, development and opportunities to work on marquee projects as you and our fast-paced business grow and evolve. We need our Technical Writers to be versatile, enthusiastic to work in highly flexible, team-oriented environments and who have exceptional communication, analytical and organizational skills.

PROJECT:

Parsons is managing a Technical Services (TS) program for an agency within the Department of Defense to review third party A/E work; conduct studies, analysis, testing and measuring; perform specialized engineering services, planning and design reviews; commissioning services; and construction oversight on worldwide delivery orders.

RESPONSIBLITIES:

Parsons is seeking a Technical Writer to perform the following:

  • Proofreads and performs the most difficult and/or complex writing and editing functions, including formatting and stylesheet verification, copy editing, rewriting, revising, writing, proofreading, and production planning.

  • Ensures compliance of all assigned documents with their required presentation, correct use of paragraph headings and numbering, referencing of illustrative and tabular matter, and applicable bibliographic styles.

  • Ensures consistency in application of technical abbreviations and acronyms, figure and table callouts and captions, and handling of boilerplate materials.

  • Plans, schedules, and coordinates the editing, proofreading, and production workflow of those assigned. Provides both quick-fix and long-term solutions for work-flow problems.

  • Provides technical guidance to assigned personnel in completion of assignments. Familiarizes newly hired and temporary personnel with required formats and standards, production methods, and procedures. Reviews completed assignments for conformance with company standards.

  • Assists authors/requestors with cost and time estimates, production plans, delivery schedule compliance, and coordination with other technical publications units.

  • Assists in developing and implementing standard procedures.

  • Establishes and maintains reference library.

  • Maintains production and budget statistics.

  • Interfaces across GBUs to maintain workload and provide assistance as needed.

  • Keeps abreast of current technology and trends through trade journals, outside publications, and seminars.

  • Serves as part of a functional team and can work independently to complete assignments according to scheduled deadlines.

  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position, as may be appropriate.

  • This is a full time position, based in Annapolis Junction, MD.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 4-year degree in Business Administration, English/Journalism, or related field (or equivalent)

  • 6+ years of experience of proofreading and editing all facets of reports, briefs publications, specifications, and proposals from rough draft through print-ready.

  • ACTIVE TS/SCI w/ POLYGRAPH CLEARANCE REQUIRED

SKILLS/COMPETENCIES:

  • Excellent written and oral communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in keyboard skills and a working knowledge of MS Windows and related software including Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat, and Adobe InDesign.

  • Accuracy, attention to detail, consistency, and clarity in conformance with required formats and standards.

  • Thorough knowledge of production scheduling and related processes.

  • Able to perform in a lead capacity.

Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.

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