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Job #: R-00100977
Location: Natick, MA
Category: Writing and Editing
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2,000
Group: Defense

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Description

Job Description:

Leidos Defense Group is currently seeking a Technical Writer/Editor to support a crucial DoD mission. This Technical Writer/Editor will support the Combat Capabilities Development Command - Soldier Center (CCDC-SC) in Natick, MA. The CCDC-SC is currently seeking a driven, results oriented, and motivated self-starter to join our team as a Technical Writer.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Serves as Technical Writer/Editor responsible for planning, organizing, researching, writing, and editing highly dynamic and complex developmental program manuals.  Incumbent assists the Team Leader in explaining team goals and objectives to team members. Coaches, facilitates, solves work problems, and participates in the work of the team. Assists the Team Leader in identifying, distributing, and balancing workload and tasks among employees, makes adjustments according to priorities, and ensures that each employee has a defined role in producing team accomplishments. Communicates assignments, milestones, and deadlines to the Team Leader and individuals based on Team Leader instructions. Provides information to the Team Leader on the performance of the team and individuals. Monitors and reports on the status of work. Informs Team Leader of attendance and behavioral problems. Relays requests for resources and supplies. Represents the team in meetings and dealings with other subject matter experts, program officials, the public, and other customers. Assists the Team Leader in applying qualitative and quantitative methods to improve efficiency and effectiveness of teamwork processes and products. Actively participates in high-level meetings and conferences as an SME representing Technical Publications. Prepares a variety of correspondence and reports. (25%)

  • Provides technical expertise to writers/editors and illustrators. Writes technical manual procedures and formats manual using word processing software (to include: MS Word, XML/SGML, etc.). Reviews and edits technical manuals and represents the Soldier Product Support Integration Directorate (SPSID) to private industry and other government agencies. Orients and advises contractors and other government agencies, monitors performance and edits technical documentation. Verifies the completeness, adequacy, and accuracy of coverage, which entails planning and research. Recommends acceptance or rejection of technical documentation based on the following criteria: MIL-STD compliance, contract requirements, technical accuracy, completeness, manner of presentation, reproducibility, and technical content of illustrations. (55%)

  • Determines and plans technical publication requirements and ensures, through research, that the technical documentation will meet the intended use of equipment and systems. The limited usable source material is in existence for new systems. Analyzes the significance of equipment changes for impact on literature. Prepares independent cost estimates for technical documentation at request of Contracting Officer, COTRs and program managers. Represents National Maintenance Point (NMP) to private industry and other government agencies. Serves as literature specialist in system management committees and technically advises the contracting officer on literature matters. Reviews contracts to determine compliance with the SPSID literature procurement data and to determine contractor compliance with SPSID procurement directives. Investigates literature and equipment used in common with other areas and services, government agencies and commercial enterprises to determine common requirements. Ascertains mutual compatibility for all users. (15%)

  • Attends conferences with various personnel from various disciplines (engineering, contracting, supply, service schools, and other government agencies) to discuss the development and preparation of technical manuals. Studies and analyzes engineering reports, schematics, production drawings, preproduction equipment, engineering data, and other source material on systems or equipment. Projects the scope of manual effort, including the type of manual(s) required based on maintenance concept. Provides advice on mitigating schedule and program risk in relation to the development of technical data and writes contract language to support the manual effort. (5%)  

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 3-5 years of relevant experience. Additional years of experience, training, and/or certifications may be considered in lieu of degree requirement.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of publishing concepts, practices, standards, and technologies.

  • Skill in managing multiple priorities.

  • Knowledge of desktop publishing technology such as Arbortext, CMS, Oxygen, PTC Creo View, MS Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, Visio, XML

  • Knowledge of grammar, writing and editing, illustrating practices, and style requirements.

  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple actions at any given time

  • Excellent analytical and technical skills

  • Ability to work independently as well as with others in a team

Preferred Qualifications

  • Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Level 2 Lifecycle Logistics (LCL) certified.

  • Understanding of US Army lifecycle acquisition processes, milestones, and events.

  • Familiarity with style guides (MIL-STD 40051-2B/C and MIL-HDBK 1222F), technical writing formatting, and technical training application in combat vehicle, automated systems, and quartermaster support equipment.

  • Knowledge of the Multi-Temperature Refrigerated Container System (MTRCS) developmental program.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $59,150.00 - $91,000.00 - $122,850.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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