• Technical Writer 2

    Location US-MD-Ft. Meade
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/13/2018 10:53 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
    System and Software Engineering
  • Overview

    Technical Writer


    WOOD is currently hiring a Technical Writer to support our team in Laurel, MD.  The Technical Writer will be responsible for the preparation, review, revision, and maintenance of technical documents including software and systems engineering, system operations, testing, and user documentation. This opportunity requires a current TS/SCI clearance with Polygraph.  


    WOOD Consulting Service, Inc. is a Management Consulting and IT Services firm providing innovative results to our Federal customers.  Our diverse array of services and solutions are designed to help our clients leverage, protect, and maximize their information technology investments.  We offer a fantastic benefits package including but not limited to:


    • 4 weeks PTO, 10 paid holidays
    • Company Sponsored Health, Dental and Vision through BCBS
    • Matching 401K
    • Educational Reimbursement up to $4500 annually
    • Continued training and learning through WOOD University
    • PMI certified training
    • Competitive salary and much, much more…



    • Writes and edits technical documentation for all of the project’s hardware and software to include installation, configuration and how-to documentation.
    • Creates code documentation for software; produces implementation guides and end-user guides for capabilities; provides field, data definition, and data flow documentation and formats technical publications from pamphlets, technical drawings, and consultations with technical personnel and other available resources.
    • Understands basic concepts (to include basic grammar concepts), responsible for writing technical copy for various types of documents.
    • Assists in preparing and maintaining operations documentation, user guides and manuals and technical publications.
    • Gathers technical information, and prepares written text.
    • Maintains a current internal documentation library.
    • Uses multiple word processing and presentation tools such as MS Word, PowerPoint, and Visio etc.
    • Understands basic concepts and writes technical copy for various types of documents for a program/project of similar complexity.
    • Prepares and maintains operations documentation, user guides and manuals and technical publications.
    • Prepares reports, responses, and briefings targeted to a wide range of audiences.
    • Works with developers to produce quality documentation and training material.
    • Coordinates layout and design of documents.
    • Works on all phases of documentation.
    • Under general direction, writes technical copy for various types of documents for a program/project of similar complexity.
    • Applies concepts for technical writing based on engineering drawings, technical information from engineering documentation, consultations with engineers and subject matter experts, and other available sources.
    • Produces defense acquisition documentation, user manuals, training manuals, and other documentation utilized by the end-user community of DoD electronic equipment and systems.
    • Interprets engineering and maintenance drawings, operational procedures to understand and blends large quantities of computer related information.
    • Researchs highly technical subject matter, organizes information from multiples sources, and expresses technical information in written form that is comprehensible to a wide audience of readers.
    • Produces technical documentation for Cryptologic programs or projects developing analytic tradecraft methodologies.
    • Apply MPO technical manual standard DS-89 to work products.


    *All Candidates must have a TS/SCI clearance with a Polygraph


    Individual Capabilities Required:

    • Six (6) years of experience as a Technical Writer.
    • Bachelor’s degree a technical discipline from an accredited college or university is required.
      • Four (4) years of additional TW experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.

    Individual Capabilities Desired:

    • Ability to create graphics in PowerPoint and Adobe suite.

    WOOD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


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