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Job #: R-00067075
Location: San Diego, CA
Category: Writing and Editing
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 50%
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $3,000
Group: Defense

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Description

Job Description:

We have an immediate opportunity for a Technical Writer with an active Secret security clearance with the ability to acquire a TS/SCI. This position provides for an optional 9/80 schedule and relocation assistance is available to those wanting to build a career in Point Loma/San Diego, CA.  Although the required work location for this position is in San Diego, about 50% can be performed from a home or Leidos office

Summary:
In this role you will be working in an integrated System Engineering and Infrastructure Engineering team with subject-matter experts to gather information, identify relevant data and audiences, and write documents that are clear and concise
 
If you like doing these tasks you will love this job:

  • Research, design, write, and review a wide range of technical documentation that will include system operator guides, help guides, user manuals, and training guides, technical manuals, design specification documents, reference manuals, installation guides, and data sheets that may be required to assist with the design, integration, testing, and fielding of the system.
  • Draft technical documentation templates.
  • Learn the target software and project documentation process and apply your technical writing expertise.
  • Interact with both professional and Navy personnel with ability to take and implement direction; work with the test, software, infrastructure, and training teams to assist in document preparation.

To be successful you will need these skills:

  • Position requires DoD Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain an TS/SCI; candidates without clearance cannot be considered.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline with 4 to 8 years of professional experience; or equivalent experience and combined education.
  • Excellent understanding of Microsoft Word functionality and styles.
  • Strong formatting skills with the ability to develop and implement style guides and templates.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Experience working with government documentation standards.
  • Strong technical writing skills (clear, concise, and complete manner).
  • Strong grammar skills (grammar, punctuation, spelling, usage).
  • Strong oral communication skills.
  • Willing to take initiative to develop systems expertise.
  • Ability to work and contribute successfully within a team structure.
  • Experience working with collaboration tools such as Confluence, Jira, and Git.
  • Experience working in government/defense labs and their computing restrictions.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Products (i.e., Word, Excel, Visio, & PowerPoint).

Pay Range:

COVID Response

Effective October 1, in order to enter Leidos facilities in the US and to attend Leidos business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry.  Effective December 8, all Leidos employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

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, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021.  For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

Pay and Benefits

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected].

Commitment to Diversity

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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