Technical Documentation Manager

Clearance Level
Technical Documentation
Remote, Based in the USA
Key Skills For Success

Deadline Management


Project Tasks

Research Grants

REQ#: RQ146512
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work alongside federal civilian agencies. Make an impact by providing services that help the government ensure the well being of U.S. citizens.

Job Description

Technical Documentation Manager

Job Summary

Manage 30-50 part-time editors operating across multiple projects for various clients, ensuring resource allocations are adequate for meeting tight deadlines, and monitoring progress of workflows in a fast-paced environment in which hundreds of deliverables and thousands of individual documents are delivered annually. Recruit, train, and coach staff; as well as develop and maintain team guidance materials to uphold clear and consistent quality standards.

Job Description

Each year, the funding decisions for thousands of research grants are dependent upon the fair and thorough assessment of scientific merit by a panel of expert reviewers. The proper conduct of peer review is the foundation of sound funding decisions. GDIT supports the scientific merit review of thousands of research grant applications annually, across such topic areas as breast cancer, prostate cancer, military health, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, psychological health, lung cancer, orthopedics, etc. We are currently seeking a Technical Documentation Manager to join our team and assist federal and state government agencies with determining which grant research projects to fund.  You will manage a team of 30-50 part-time intermittent, fully remote editorial staff, assigning various project tasks and deadlines, and ensure adherence to established style guidelines, as well as internal and client requirements. Your primary focus will be to supervise the editing process for summary statement documents, which detail the evaluation outcomes of the scientific merit review process and provide critical analytics that inform funding decisions.


  • Manages a large team of part-time intermittent, fully remote editorial staff, assigning tasks across multiple concurrent projects with a variety of deadlines
  • Monitors progress of a large scale, multi-level deliverable review process involving participation from a variety of different teams, and provides status updates to the leadership team
  • Communicates interdepartmentally with all levels of the organization to promptly resolve workflow issues, ensuring on-time delivery of high quality documents
  • Oversees resource allocation, projections and scheduling to ensure that all projects are adequately staffed, and project deadlines are met
  • Recruits, trains, evaluates, and coaches staff
  • Administers the development and maintenance of workflows, standard operating procedures, toolkits, checklists, and spreadsheets for all tasks performed by assigned staff
  • Ensures work products rendered by staff are consistent with established style guides, formats and standards

Required Qualifications

  • Degree Required: Masters degree in English, Journalism, or a related field; or equivalent education and experience
  • Work Experience: Minimum five years of experience managing medium to large sized teams
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office 365, particularly Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to work with collaboration tools such as SharePoint

Desired Qualifications

  • Work experience in the editorial field, particularly with scientific/medical content
  • Ability to think critically under pressure to meet tight deadlines and implement solutions, managing competing priorities
  • Experience editing using the AMA Manual of Style; familiarity with other styles, e.g., APA
  • Experience with scheduling tools or project management applications

● Full-flex work week to own your priorities at work and at home
● 401K with company match
● Comprehensive health and wellness packages
● Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
● Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
● Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
● Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays

Work Requirements
Years of Experience

5 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree

Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $73,865 - $110,797, this is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary; rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
View information about benefits and our total rewards program.

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.