The Leidos Corporation is seeking someone to provide technical editing/writing support for United States Antarctic Program (USAP) and Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) operations & maintenance manuals, policies, procedures, contract deliverables, and other program publications.
The Technical Writer/Editor will:
- Gather requirements through independent discovery and initiative, direct process development and improvement, to include a wide degree of decision-making and interaction with top-level management, in order to effectively provide well-written, understandable documentation.
- Prepare and coordinate contract-deliverable documentation for submittal to the client.
- Possess the ability to work collaboratively with others, including training of employees in business writing principles.
- Work independently with little detailed supervision.
- Have a wide degree of creativity, project management, and supervisory aptitude.
- Ability to rely on experience and judgment to efficiently plan and accomplish goals.
- Have in-depth knowledge of word-processing, project-planning, desktop-publishing, and document-control software and techniques.
*** This position may require deployment to Antarctica. ***
Basic Education and Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with six years of professional experience as a technical writer/editor; or four years of professional experience with a related Master's degree.
- At least two years' experience with Adobe Acrobat DC and FrameMaker (Unstructured).
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Word, including the use, creation, and modification of built-in or user-created styles.
- Possesses strong verbal and written communications skills.
- Candidates with a mechanical or electrical engineering background, familiar with the operation and maintenance of life support systems (HVAC, fire suppression systems, digital controls), and able to read and understand design drawings strongly preferred.
- Preference will be given to candidates having relevant experience in an engineering discipline or as an architect or drafter. In lieu of that, experience working with designers, engineers, and maintenance personnel highly desired.
- Structured Framemaker experience.
- Experience creating and maintaining SharePoint 2010 or 2013 lists, libraries, and workflows, including SharePoint Designer.
- Applicable on-site experience with U.S. Antarctic Program strongly preferred.
*** Deployment to Antarctica may be required at the discretion of management (approximately 6 to 8 weeks / year). The individual in the position must successfully complete the physical and dental examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action. ***