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Parsons Corporation AOC - Technical Writer in Langley, Virginia

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Secret

Job Description:

Ready to advance your career and have the opportunity to work on urban infrastructure projects? Parsons is now hiring a Tech Writer/Editor with a desire to work in a support role alongside the Project Manager on various construction projects that enhance the fabric of our community.

Parsons is seeking experienced Technical Writers to support the Air Operations Center (AOC) Services program in the Langley AFB, VA location. The AOC WS provides the Combined/Joint Forces Air Component Commander (C/JFACC), Airspace Control Authority (ACA), and Area Air Defense Commander (AADC) with the capabilities to develop and execute the strategy, plans, and Command and Control (C2) processes to successfully employ theater-wide air, space, and cyber forces to achieve desired effects in support of a Joint Force Commander’s (JFC’s) campaign objectives. These positions are contingent upon award.

The contractor shall provide technical writers with competencies to apply writing skills and substantial knowledge of the basic principles and specialized vocabulary of appropriate subject-matter fields to enable accurate communication of scientific and technological developments to expert and other interested audiences.

Technical writers may:

  • Apply writing skills and an understanding of the appropriate equipment and systems to the development of specifications showing the characteristics and capabilities or the design and test requirements of equipment and systems; or to the development of training, operating, or maintenance manuals associated with equipment and systems.

  • Added to reporting research findings and agency decisions, articulate agency policies and explain technical aspects of agency programs to those affected. The materials explain technical information in such a way as to make it clear without sacrificing thoroughness and accuracy.

  • Make sure materials are consistent with agency policy and with other information presented by the agency, meet the style requirements of the agency and the publication, and are written at an appropriate level for the intended audience.

  • Typically use desktop publishing hardware to draft, edit, and lay out material and sometimes to design, print, and distribute it.

  • Manage individual or serial publications from initial conception and content determination through distribution and coordinate the activities of other publishing personnel. Technical writers and technical editors often make final reviews of proposed publications for style, design, layout, and editorial aspects before release.

  • Prepare original papers, articles, or reports in scientific, technical, or professional fields based on research, interviews with experts and program officials, and sometimes observation of or participation in tests and experiments. They also may prepare manuals for training in or guidance on the operation or maintenance of technical equipment and systems, or specifications for the development or purchase of such equipment and systems.

  • Use their knowledge of the language and methods used in the specialized field to understand and work with technical information.

Typical work assignments involve:

  • Obtaining, analyzing, and selecting the pertinent information

  • Determining the most logical and effective sequence of the narrative

  • Determining the overall length and tone based on the objectives, the medium, and the audience

  • Writing the material

  • Consulting on or selecting illustrative material

  • Preparing the material for publication.

  • Write technical direction on product announcements, marketing brochures, advertisements, and marketing specifications.

  • Meet with customer representatives, vendors, system engineers, and program managers to establish technical specifications.

  • Study drawings, specifications, mockups, and product samples.

  • Create user documentation for a variety of material, including how-to guides and instruction manuals.

  • Prepare charts, graphs, or forms to go along with rough drafts.

  • Ensure document contents follow required formats.

  • Write clear and concise policies and procedures.

  • Ensure consistency of wording among multiple documents.

  • Create a table of contents and cite sources.

  • Submit copies to managers for feedback.

  • Maintain an electronic library or all signed documents and final presentations.

  • Provide updates and different editions as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • 6+ yrs technical writing experience relative to information and/or business systems environment

  • Excellent writing skills and strong command of the English language, including grammar

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to work well with other organizations and personnel with disparate backgrounds

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask

  • Strong technical, analytical and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work independently and with a team

  • Experience in MS Office software, including MS Excel, MS Word and MS PowerPoint required; experience in MS Project and MS Access

  • Ability to obtain/maintain a Secret or higher level clearance if required by the customer (i.e. Top Secret)

*This position is based on Contract Award

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.

About Us

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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