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Job #: R-00018366
Location: Chesapeake, VA
Category: Writing and Editing
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense


Job Requisition:

Technical Writer

Job Description:

The Defense Group at Leidos currently has an opening for a Technical Writer to work at NSWCDD Dam Neck Activity Virginia Beach, VA.  This is an exciting opportunity to use your technical writing experience to support the Surface Sonar program and NSWCDD Dam Neck Activity mission.  In this mission, Leidos provides process and procedural writing; including shipboard, command, and general engineering and technical documentation. Experience in documenting and updating processes and procedures is essential. In addition, experience with shipboard documentation and surface sonar systems and interfaces is required. 

Primary Responsibilities:
Specific responsibilities will include:
•    Write and edit procedures, processes, and/or manuals for internal documentation, customer reference, or publication
•    Write and edit technical reports, brochures, and/or manuals for internal documentation, customer reference, or publication
•    Write and edit installation procedures and/or processes for internal documentation, staff reference, or publication
•    Verify validity of process and procedures with appropriate technicians and departments
•    Coordinate production and distribution of materials

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s level degree in any field with 6 years’ professional experience in technical writing (additional experience, education and training may be considered in lieu of degree)

Must possess and maintain a Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with AN/SQQ-89 system configuration

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Writing and Editing




Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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