Aviation Technical Writer ( R-00081976 )
Join the Leidos NISC IV program as an Eastern Service Center Operations Support Group Aviation Technical Writer. The NISC IV contract provides technical support to various Air Traffic Control Towers, Terminal Radar Approach Controls (TRACON), Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC) the FAA Air Traffic Organization headquarters and Regional Offices.
We are seeking a talented and energetic candidate in College Park, GA, to work with the best and brightest employees around the country in creating innovative all-encompassing solutions for our Aviation programs. You will work in a fast-paced and diverse environment, enjoy flexible work arrangements, and will have a management team that encourages your career development and growth.
In this role, you will gain many intangible skills, such as time and task management, critical thinking and problem solving, the ability to communicate complicated problems in a concise manner, as well as solve complex problems using available tools.
The Candidate must provide technical writing support to the Operations Support Group. Support includes, but is not limited to: Various correspondence to the Secretary of Transportation; FAA Administrator; ATO Chief Operations Officer; ATO Vice Presidents; Regional Administrators, and Congressional or external Inquiries and high-level stakeholders including Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) inquires. The Candidate must also draft briefing papers, make necessary edits and prepare written responses from open source/public information in accordance with all applicable FAA writing standards and guidelines. The candidate will provide support toward other Operations Support Group projects, as required.
Write and edit communications that may be both complex in nature intended for a variety of audiences to include: Congressional correspondence, general correspondence, VIP briefing papers, and FAA noise portal responses.
- Coordinate and consult with subject matter experts to fulfill requests regarding the composition and development of a variety of written responses.
- Work closely with Operations Support Group personnel to identify documentation needs and evaluate content for technical accuracy.
- Review technical content for readability, clarity, consistency, completeness, accuracy, tone, organization, usability, and visual design.
- Draft executive summaries, introductions, project briefs, cover letters, and custom deliverables with layout and graphics, based on existing material and independent research.
- Complete documents within strict timeframes while affording suitable time for comment periods and while taking into account time for FAA Lines of Business.
- Write and edit communications that may be both complex in nature intended for a variety of audiences to include: Congressional correspondence, general correspondence, VIP briefing papers and FAA noise portal responses.
Please Note: Must be able to work onsite in College Park, GA. (once temporary Pandemic related remote work is over or when asked to return to the office. This position may have partial telework availability)
Basic Qualifications (required Skills):
Have superior writing and communication skills to:
- Provide clear, concise, and compelling written responses to both internal and public documents. Must have experience in writing and/or editing a variety of material such as research reports, controlled correspondence, reports, briefing papers specific to the needs and knowledge of the target audience, while applying grammar, punctuation, style, accuracy, and format requirements. Analyze data and/or technical input, extract the appropriate information, and construct a strong written response or document. Take complex and copious information, condense it, and accurately bring it to the point. Create meaningful presentations and handouts
- Understand air traffic control, technical operations, and aviation-related terminology and concepts.
- Be proficient in the use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Drive, Zoom/virtual meeting applications, database management applications, and ability to use the internet as a data-gathering tool.
- Ability to obtain Public Trust security clearance.
- Usually requires, BA/BS Degree and 8 years of prior relevant experience or Master’s Degree with 6 years of prior relevant experience. Additional years of relevant prior experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
Additional Attributes that will help ensure success:
- Excellent communication skills both verbal and written, high-level capacity to multi-task and strong organizational skills.
- Strong research, analytical and interpersonal skills.
- Experience within the federal government, preferably the FAA.
- Ability to collaborate with program analysts, stakeholders, and Quality Control Group personnel to clarify messaging, document objectives, factual correctness, and customer preferences.
- Ability to prioritize and work independently as well as with others.
- Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with multi-disciplinary subject matter experts using strong organizational and facilitation skills.
- Previous experience at a FAA level 10/11/12 Air Traffic Control facility will receive preference. FAA management and/or Staff experience.