Technical Editor / Communications Specialist - 100% Remote!

Clearance Level
None
Category
Technical Documentation
Location
Baltimore, Maryland

REQ#: RQ104833

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

As a Technical Editor / Communications Specialist, you will be trusted to research, analyze, and create technical documentation such as end user guides, process/procedure documentation, training materials, and technical communications. An attention to detail and correct usage of formatting, grammar, and spelling is a must.

This position also requires a strong ability to learn quickly and understand technical language and terminology around the products and systems being supported. The successful candidate must be able to work independently in a team environment and be flexible around evolving needs while managing both schedule and overall commitments in order to meet project deliverables.

In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Researching and compiling technical data for use in various operations and maintenance manuals, training materials, system design documents, and other technical documentation.
  • Obtaining data from review of documentation, interviews with client and project personnel (SMEs), drawings, schematics, reports, and the study of published material. 
  • Researching and gathering technical and background information for inclusion in project documentation and deliverables.
  • Developing outlines and drafts for review and approval by technical specialists and stakeholders ensuring that final documents meet applicable contract requirements and regulations. 
  • Translating technical information into clear, readable documentation to be used by both technical and non-technical users:
    • Documentation includes:  technical documents, business proposals, memos, reports, user manuals, knowledge base articles, status reporting, briefings and presentations, functional descriptions, system specifications, guidelines, special reports, and other project deliverables to meet contract requirements.
  • Organizing and maintaining documents in a documentation repository.
  • Proofreading and providing feedback on materials prepared by peers.
  • Maintaining current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned.
     

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training, and work experience.
  • 5+ years of related experience preparing technical documentation.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Strong analysis, planning, data visualization, feedback gathering, preparing documents, product knowledge, research and collaboration skills.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Familiarity with remediation of technical documentation to comply with accessibility standards such as 508 compliance.
  • Familiarity with agile approaches such as scrum and SAFe are highly desired.
  • Experience with Confluence preferred.
  • Experience with UiPath is desired.
  • Experience with a human-centered design approach is a plus.
  • Experience/background within the healthcare industry and/or government contracting is desirable.

ATTRIBUTES FOR SUCCESS

  • Demonstration of strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Must be a team player who is self-motivated and takes initiative.
  • Excellent writing/editing skills.

WHAT GDIT CAN OFFER YOU

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.

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.

This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022 or the start date, if after January 18. Individuals who work in or reside in Texas or Montana or work outside of the United States may be excluded from this requirement.

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.

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.