Technical Writer (Temporary)

Location: Portsmouth, Virginia
Date Posted: 11-05-2018
JOB TITLE:              Technical Writer (Temporary)

JOB CODE:              11567930  

JOB LOCATION:      Portsmouth, Virginia
                                Norfolk Naval Shipyard

Imagine One is now hiring for a full-time,
*temporary position of Technical Writer which supports the US Navy at the Aircraft Carrier Planning Activity (CPA) at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth VA.  The CPA’s mission is to develop and execute aircraft carrier life cycle maintenance plans that enable the ships to achieve their 50-year design life. This position will last approximately six months.
The Technical Writer will develop a User Guide to support the deployment of a new software application known as Maintenance and Ship Work Planning (M&SWP 3.0).  This application is currently in testing with deployment planned in 2019.  It replaces several legacy applications, including the existing version of M&SWP, with a more capable tool supporting navy ship maintenance and modernization requirements.  The candidate must have excellent interpersonal, organizational and writing skills. 
Typical work requirements include:
The Technical Writer will create the M&SWP User Guide.  Requirements include but will not be limited to:
  • Meeting with application developers, testers and users to understand application functionality requirements.
  • Developing a document outline that addresses user requirements.
  • Organizing material and completing writing assignment according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology.
  • Presenting periodic progress reports and obtaining customer concurrence with format and content.
  • Reviewing materials and recommending revisions or changes in scope, format, and content.
  • Selecting photographs, screen shots, drawings, sketches, diagrams, and charts to illustrate material.
  • Assist in laying out material for publication.

Experience Requirements:
  • The candidate must have excellent writing skills and demonstrate proficiency in reviewing and editing technical documents.
  • Ability to write documents that capture engineering requirements, standard operating procedures and processes.
  • Demonstrate ability to navigate through a complex business software application, import screen shots into the User Guide, explain application menu options, develop process maps, understand how data is managed and displayed, etc.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products – especially Word and Visio software.
  • Basic understanding of ship system terminology.

 Educational Requirements: 
  • HS diploma.  Associate or BA is a plus.

Security Requirements:  
  • US citizenship
  • Secret clearance

  • *This is a temporary position lasting approximately 6 months
  • Out-of-area travel is not anticipated.  At the government’s discretion, some work may be performed at the contractor’s work site in Norfolk, Virginia

Imagine One offers a full package of benefits and competitive salary.  Excellent group medical, vision and dental programs.  401K savings plan with up to 4% employer match; $4K annual education; profit sharing; relocation assistance; advancement opportunities and much more!
IMAGINE ONE is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer

*Imagine One “Contingent” offers for employment may stipulate that one or more requirements be satisfied before final commitment between candidate and Imagine One is established; namely, award of contract to the Imagine One Team.  Contingent requirements vary and may also include, but not be limited to additional factors (i.e., the position still being available after negotiations with the Government; final approval of your qualifications by the Government; or ability to successfully acquire and/or transfer a DoD security clearance).

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