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Job #: R-00041019
Location: Fort Belvoir, VA
Category: Writing and Editing
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 10%
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Defense group at Leidos is currently seeking a Technical Writer to join the team in Ft. Belvoir, VA.

Leidos Defense in support of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is looking to improve and advance the organization by adding a Technical Writer to our Engineering team. Our program is focused on the delivery of infrastructure and mission engineering solutions for our Information Technology directorate and its internal DTRA customers.
·As a technically savvy, passionate and trained communications writer, you will play an instrumental role in creating various types of documentation that includes end-user communications, technical specifications, how-to guides, reference documents and manuals, training materials, market analyses, architectural documents and implementation plans.
·Under the general direction of the Engineering Manager and technical consultation from the Chief Technical Officer, project managers and senior engineers, this position will be responsible for documentation of all the aspects of the task order delivery under the program.
·The candidate must be able to work well within a team and be comfortable in a very fluid and fast-paced environment, building and responding to both short and long-term projects, deliverables and plans. This position will have direct contact with key customer stakeholders and groups.  This position includes working with the customer, internal program team members, subject matter experts and other program partners and contractors. A customer service mindset and approach are critical.


Under the direction of the Engineering Manager, your responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

·Conceive, write, edit and proofread project communications including end-user communications, technical and instructional documents, presentations, other communications related to project delivery;
·Digital, print and physical mediums include but are not limited to: presentations, signage, posters and banners, email broadcasts and announcements, intranet and web materials, newsletters, diagrams, instructional documents, executive summaries, one pagers, white papers and reports;
·Develop outlines and drafts for review and approval by technical specialists and management ensuring that final documents meet applicable contract requirements and government regulations;
·Create integrated communications across different mediums;
·Communicate with document authors during the writing and editing process and work with technical staff to research and review documentation;
·Consult with relevant information sources, including research, technical documents, and client and project personnel, to obtain background information, and verify pertinent guidelines and regulations governing project deliverables;
·Provide editing and proofreading through all stages of communications;
·Advance communication processes, guidelines and standard procedures including document management, review and approval processes and quality control;
·Be comfortable presenting draft or final work to key customer contacts and internal teams and managers.


·Bachelor’s degree in writing, journalism, mass communications, English, technical writing, information technology or closely related discipline;
·4+ years of proven experience creating print and digital communication deliverables from concept through to production, execution and implementation;
·Proven writing skills, content development and communications experience;
·Ability to capture technical solutions and designs and translate in technical documentation and plain language;
·Active DoD Secret clearance
·Ability to obtain a top secret clearance.


·Strong verbal communication skills;
·Ability to write to diverse content styles, audiences and mediums;
·An eye for good design, composition and brand;
·Ability to research and organize processes in a concise and discernible manner;
·Ability to manage multiple assignments while ensuring technical accuracy and fact checking, adherence to documentation standards, and a timely delivery of all work products;
·Attention to detail, ability to self-manage, check own work including proofreading and editing, and maintain quality;
·Strong collaboration skills;
·Desire to bring proactive innovation and creative thinking to projects to meet new goals and outcomes;
·Ability to work within a team and independently, working methodically to meet deadlines;
·Ability to obtain a top secret clearance.
·Knowledge and experience with various documentation tools including MS Office Suite.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 10%

Clearance Level Required:




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Writing and Editing


About Leidos

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 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

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