Jr.DocumentationSpecialist/Tech Writer
Washington, DC 
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MetroStar Systems is an award-winning information technology services and management consulting company that specializes in emerging technologies within the public sector. Our team, which is headquartered in Reston, VA, has a heritage of building solutions, engineering systems, and providing strategic consulting services that have led us to develop a distinctive set of skills, products, and hybrid methodologies blending the best agile product development and iterative consulting techniques in the industry.

 We are seeking a self-starter Junior Documentation Specialist/Tech Writer located near the Foggy Bottom Metro stop. The Jr. Documentation Specialist/Tech Writer will focus on supporting web portal technologies and will be actively involved in all phases of the software development life cycle, including the documentation of project requirements, the development of use case scenarios and test script writing, and minutes taking at meetings. Doc Specialist/Tech Writer creates and edits end-user manuals and instruction guides.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:Secret clearance required.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Work with technical staff and stakeholders to write and review technical documents and briefings.
  • Create documentation templates, format content, and present information in a concise, understandable format.
  • Track document versions and revisions.
  • Independently edit all final documentation for usability, readability, logical flow, and technical accuracy.
  • Incorporate review comments and corrections into existing documentation.
  • Assist program personnel with briefs, reports, and other documents such as training materials, user manuals, and other documents such as test documents and installation procedures.
  • Update, create and design online help files.
  • Creates and edits end-user manuals and instruction guides.

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Minimum one year writing experience preparing manuals, documents, reports, responses, and briefings
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the fundamentals of writing and editing and the ability to produce a variety of written materials
  • Experience in effectively formatting/editing technical publications to include writing, editing, and illustration
  • Fluent in MS PowerPoint, MS Word, and Adobe Acrobat
  • Experience supporting meetings (e.g., taking minutes, tracking actions and summarizing meeting content)
  • Familiarity in the fundamentals of graphic design and the ability to produce a variety of artwork and graphic materials using graphic capabilities of MS PowerPoint or other graphical tool

 EXPERIENCE:

  • One to three years of experience preparing documents, reports, responses, and briefings targeted to a wide range of audiences including senior management
  • Able to create and maintain a MS SharePoint website
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and HTML

 EDUCATIONAL/TRAINING REQUIREMENT:

  • Associate's Degree or equivalent documented combination of training and experience.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / WORK ENVIRONMENT: Works in a normal office environment with controlled temperature and lighting conditions

TRAVEL: Up to 35% of travel may be required on an annual basis

 MetroStar Systems is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

 The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of MetroStar Systems.


MetroStar Systems is an Equal Employment Opportunity provider including veterans and disability

 

Job Summary
Start Date
ASAP
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
1 to 5 years
Required Security Clearance
Secret
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