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VDOT Tech Writer 3 - Clifton Forge, VA
Ref No.: 18-03223
Location: Clifton Forge, Virginia
Start Date: 05/16/2018
VDOT Tech Writer 3 - Clifton Forge, VA

*local candidates strongly preferred
*position to be extended through 6/30/19, perhaps longer - candidate must commit to living in Clifton Forge, VA for the contract's duration
*mgr may decide to conduct phone screens during the week of 5/7. If requested for a personal interview after the phone screen, candidates MUST attend a personal interview in Clifton Forge, VA on May 15th. NO other interview option is available, NO Skype, NO exceptions

• Develops and maintains technical, project, and process documentation, including operational manuals, bulletins, brochures, publications, training manuals, product specifications, and special reports for agency use
• Experience with technical writing, journalism, or communications, demonstrating adept written and spoken communication skills
• Ability and willingness to train others
• Demonstrated ability to compose, review, illustrate, and edit technical documents, materials and reports
• Knowledge or experience with Commonwealth of Virginia network and security policies and industry best practices
• Knowledge or experience with Microsoft Active Directory, network technologies, and computer systems
• Experience performing PCI compliance or SAEE audits and communicating with auditors, engineers, developers, and management
• Knowledge of the techniques and methods of planning, organizing, and researching problems, solutions, and methodologies
• Ability to gain broad expertise of application functionality by taking the necessary steps to understand the perspective of users and developers
• Ability to gather technical requirements from numerous sources (email, documentation, conference calls) and create documents for development, engineers, and management teams
• Ability to communicate project status and technical information accurately and efficiently
• Ability to follow departmental policies, procedures, regulations and quality standards
• Ability to use basic office equipment and Microsoft Office applications (WORD,OUTLOOK, EXCEL, VISIO)
• Ability to manage documents in source repository (Subversion (SVN), Team Foundation Server (TFS), etc.)

Required / Desired Skills
Skill Required / Desired Amount of Experience
Technical Writing Required 8 Years
Microsoft Active Directory, network technologies, and computer systems Required 8 Years
Microsoft Office applications (WORD,OUTLOOK, EXCEL, VISIO) Required 8 Years
Ability to manage documents in source repository (Subversion (SVN), Team Foundation Server (TFS), etc.) Desired 4 Years
Knowledge or experience with Commonwealth of Virginia network and security policies and industry best practices Desired 4 Years
Ability to gather technical requirements from numerous sources (email, documentation, conference calls) and create documents for development, engine Required 8 Years


Questions
Description
Question 1 Absences greater than two weeks MUST be approved by CAI management in advance, and contact information must be provided to CAI so that the resource can be reached during his or her absence. The Client has the right to dismiss the resource if he or she does not return to work by the agreed upon date. Do you accept this requirement?
Question 2 Please list candidate's email address that will be used when submitting E-RTR.
Question 3 In what city/state does candidate reside?
Question 4 Does your candidate's experience match or exceed the skills listed above and the number of years of experience with each sklll?
Question 5 Is candidate willing and able to travel to Clifton Forge, VA for a personal interview on Tues 5/15/18? Mgr will conduct brief phone screens but a personal interview on 5/15/18 is REQUIRED, NO exceptions, NO Skype.
Question 6 Does your contract agree to complete the entire engagement?
Question 7 How soon after an offer can your candidate start?
Question 8 Has your candidate been submitted to any CAI req in the past by any vendor? If so, for which VA state agency and when?
Question 9 Is your candidate aware the position is located in Clifton Forge, VA and candidate must work onsite for the entire contract (which could be long-term) M-F 8am - 5pm?