Technical Writer

    • Chantilly, VA

Overview

AbleVets, LLC, A Cerner Company, provides healthcare information technology services and resources to help the Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) improve the lives of the people they serve. AbleVets has an opportunity available for an experienced Technical Writer. This position is located in Chantilly or Arlington, Virginia.  

Responsibilities

The Technical Writer’s duties will include editing, proofreading, and providing writing support on non-technical and technical documentation. This role ensures that documents meet editorial and government specifications and adhere to standards for quality, graphics, coverage, format and style. Duties may include collaboration with technical subject matter experts, technical editing and writing, establishing documentation guidelines, procedures, and templates; word processing, and coordinating final production of deliverables.

 

Deliverables may include design documents, strategy and process documents, standard operating procedures, and other contract deliverables, all of which must meet customer and industry documentation

standards and requirements. The ideal candidate will also adapt to different responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Edit project documentation for clarity, consistency, organization, and effectiveness
  • Provide detailed feedback to improve content authors’ writing skills
  • Establish document repository organization within MS SharePoint and MS Teams including access permissions, and uploading and organizing artifacts
  • Establish organized mechanisms to properly track development or update of documentation, client reviews and formal submission
  • Participate in client meetings and identifying required potential changes to documentation
  • Provide clear, constructive, actionable recommendations to customers for all reviewed documents
  • Review, edit, and prepare client documents for publication and dissemination
  • Establish and maintain documentation status tracking internally, compiling status reports on a weekly basis

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five (5) years of related experience. An additional six (6) years of experience may be substituted for the degree requirement
  • Experience creating software documentation and related project documentation
  • Experience developing and delivering end user training materials
  • Advanced editing skills, including a real passion for terminology and an eye for details
  • Ability to explain and interpret information from internal and external sources
  • Ability to write in a range of styles and tones, from highly technical to conversational
  • Strong proficiency with common office productivity software (e.g., MS Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Self-starter that can work under general direction in a highly collaborative, team-based environment
  • This position may support a government contract and have access to classified or government protected information for which US citizenship is required
PREFERRED/DESIRED SKILLS:
  • Experience working with a geographically distributed team
  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree in English, Computer Science, Journalism or another related technical field
  • Previous Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) experience
  • Previous Federal contracting experience
  • Previous Section 508 compliance experience

EEO Statement

AbleVets LLC appreciates your interest in our company as a place of employment.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class.  AbleVets is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. 


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