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Technical Writer
Ref No.: 18-16895
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration:6-6 month(s)

Description/Comment:Bill Rate: $55.00

Technical Writer - Max PL Rate - $55; EE Conversion salary 75-80K. Must be a green card holder or US Citizen in order to obtain US Government Client clearance.

Northrop Grumman Technology Services sector is seeking a Technical Writer/Editor to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.
This position will be supporting the US Government Client ETS contract at the US Government Client HQ location in Washington, DC. The candidate will be supporting the US Government Client Inspection Service IT development team. This individual will perform in the role of Technical Writer/Document Editor to write, edit and format newly developed web based documentation for a new application (Help and User’s guide).
The Technical Writer uses skill in writing original material and in synthesizing, organizing, rewriting, refining, formatting, and editing rough-draft material while maintaining the integrity of the ideas. The Technical Writer designs and develops customer web based documentation based on requirements using software packages that meet the requirements of functional and system design specifications.
This documentation will be published on the USPIS Intranet for use by inspectors and support staff throughout the country.
Basic Qualifications:
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
• Bachelor's degree and 5 years’ technical writing experience.
• Ability to design and develop customer web based documentation
* Ability to work with SW development requirements.
• Must possess excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills
• Ability to ensure consistency of style within a document
• Ability to edit documents paying close attention to matters of consistency in capitalization, spelling, and hyphenation; agreement of verbs and subjects, and other matters of syntax; punctuation; and many other similar details of style
• Must have strong understanding of mark-up language and production processes
• Ability to use typographic, graphic design techniques and illustration to create well designed, dynamic and easy to use web based documentation
• Ability to learn specified technology and applications quickly
• Knowledge of current desktop publishing and word processing programs is required.
• Knowledge of art production software and Help authoring tools
• Knowledge of various types of documents and ability to determine which types of documents best meet the needs in particular circumstances
• Must be able to work independently and as part of a team

Required to obtain a US Government Client Sensitive clearance (green card holder or US citizen).

Required Skills:
Microsoft Word , Microsoft Excel , Microsoft Outlook , Microsoft PowerPoint, FrontPage 2000/2002, Frame Maker, Acrobat Reader 4.0, Acrobat Writer 5.0, Windows, ClearQuest , Photoshop 6.0
Critical Skills: Adobe Pagemaker, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Adobe
Acrobat Reader. Robohelp 8, 9, or 10 and Captivate 5, 6, or 7.
Desirable Skills:
Visio, Project, Clarify Front Office
***Experience with 508 is a PLUS!***