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Technical Writer (NOAA LOD)

Job Functions:
Marketing & Communications, Data Science
Employment Types:
Silver Spring, MD, USA
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Job Summary:

Are you a technical writer with experience in scientific and policy writing? Do you want your work to support NOAA's mission and operations? We want to talk to you!

The purpose of this position is to provide technical writing, editing, and advisory services to NOAA's Logistics Operations Division (LOD).

Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing technical writing services for policies, procedures, and documents across all platforms
  • Managing, coordinating, and analyzing correspondence and communications functions for LOD, including policies, procedures, and documents for property (inventory and finance), fleet management, printing and publications, and transit subsidy
  • Developing/writing text and propose edits to current policies, procedures, and documents
  • Providing a biweekly status report via Excel on the status of assigned projects
  • Researching, writing, and prioritizing policies across the Logistics Operations Divisions with regard to procedures and documents for publication on the LOD website, dissemination to LOD clients and to other personnel within the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC)
  • Collaborating with LOD management, SMEs, authors, and other team representatives to compile feedback and produce a final publishable document
  • Ensuring receipt of deliverables are timely
  • Participating in client meetings to identify required changes to documentation
  • Ensuring new and updated policies across LOD are cohesive and consistent with relevant DOC policies

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Ability to obtain a public trust clearance
  • At least four years of experience in technical and/or professional writing
  • Experience with writing/editing policies
  • Experience with scientific agency writing
  • The ability to understand and interpret technical material
  • The ability to assess the political & institutional environment
  • The ability to analyze and relate complex variables to a specific policy issue and frame feasible options
  • The ability to represent the organization and present controversial issues and recommendations orally and in writing
  • The ability to research, collect, analyze, select, and suitably present information about different logistical subjects

Work Setting and Environment:

  • Monday - Friday, normal business hours
  • Work is to be performed at the Silver Spring Metro Center Campus (SSMC) in Silver Spring, MD
  • Travel to other nearby offices may be required, in which case the employee will be given 48 hours' notice
  • On-site federal contractors, in federal buildings or on federal lands must comply with CDC guidelines with respect to wearing masks, maintaining physical distance, and other public health measures.

How FedWriters Will Compensate and Appreciate You:

FedWriters offers team members the opportunity to gain a lasting impression in this fast-growing small business.

FedWriters provides a competitive package of salary and benefits, including medical, dental, and vision coverage; a matching 401(k) program; generous Paid Time Off (PTO); STD; LTD; life insurance; and more!

FedWriters abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a), and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

FedWriters is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race; ethnicity; religion; gender; age; national origin; marital status; sexual orientation; gender identity; family responsibilities; matriculation; physical or mental disabilities; political affiliation; genetic information; status as a protected veteran; or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. If you are interested in applying for employment with FedWriters and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for the position, please call (703) 872-7848. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis. FedWriters is a federal contractor seeking veteran referrals.

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