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Technical Writer ( R-00055346 )


Technical Writer



Huntsville, Alabama, United States


Job Description:

Leidos Defense Group Modeling Simulation & Training Division has several openings for Technical Writers (all levels) for a new program in Huntsville, Al. This position will support a new program award in support of the US Army providing full life cycle M&S and Live / Virtual / Constructive Training engineering development and sustainment.


  • Originate and prepare written material, such as scripts, stories, advertisements, and other material
  • Experience developing technical manuals – maintenance and/or training and/or operational manuals for DoD programs
  • Research highly technical subject matter, organize information from multiple sources and express technical information in written form such that it is comprehensible to a wide audience of readers
  • Draft, expand, refine and edit architecture documents, technical concepts or solutions into an easy to read, comprehensive, compliant and compelling documents.
  • 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 compelling White Papers and other documents
  • Interact with the customer and technical team members for content development
  • Become familiar and comply with government style guides
  • Ensure documents are in the correct format, are grammatically correct, contain proper punctuation, capitalization, correct spelling, are internally consistent, and contain proper references, footnoting, and pagination
  • Monitor routing, signature approval process, and workflow of assigned documents to ensure document meets project schedule timelines
  • Consult with authors regarding document content, readability, consistency, and validate sources referenced within the document
  • Prepare reports, responses, and briefings targeted to a wide range of audiences


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with 3+ years of experience. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Active Secret level clearance
  • Ability to perform all functional duties independently
  • Prior experience reviewing and correcting deliverable documents
  • Familiarity with peer review processes, including defect creation and resolution
  • Ability to work with both document authors and the quality assurance team to adjudicate peer review findings
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Outstanding communication, writing, editing, proofreading, and grammar skills.
  • Expertise using MS Office Suite including Visio, Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Graphic creation and editing experience
  • Must be able to work in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS Office Certifications
  • Previous experience with DoD programs
  • Ability to collaborate with program analysts, stakeholders, and Operations Support 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

External Referral Bonus:Ineligible

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:Secret

Travel:Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Writing and Editing

Pay Range: