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Technical Writer

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Job Number:
648928
Job Category:
Business Development / Proposals
Location:
RESTON, VA US
Schedule:
Full-time
Travel:
None
Shift:
Day Job
Potential for Teleworking:
Yes
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:
None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:
None
Description:

The Health Group (HG) is looking for a Technical Writer to respond to solicited requests from the federal Government.  

 

The writer will be responsible for editing, proofreading and providing writing support on non-technical and/or technical sections of proposals, such as the executive summary, technical approach, management approach, staffing plans, transition, quality assurance, past performance, resumes, etc. Responsibilities include: developing compliant content with clarity and overall cohesiveness; ensuring documents meet RFP requirements; adhering to standards for quality, graphics, coverage, format and style; incorporating capture plan strategy and win themes.

 

The technical writer may interface with proposal managers, program/project managers, illustrators, and other personnel in coordinating/preparing the edited draft. Responsibilities include: interviewing subject matter experts; translating information into compliant and compelling technical content; reviewing rough drafts and making suggestions for content improvements; and recovering content from color reviews.

 

The technical writer must be able to work in tight timelines and aggressive schedules as required by each proposal effort. The writer will work on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors and provide thought leadership to the technical teams. Must be able to: interpret RFP requirements and describe (in consultation with SMEs) how Leidos’s approach provides a high-quality, low-risk, best-value solution; exercise independent judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results; contribute to the development of organization's goals and objectives; involve comprehensive knowledge of this administrative field; and complete difficult and complex assignments.

 

The technical writer will be required to accomplish work without considerable direction and will have significant latitude in determining objectives of assignments. The writer may also be required to determine methods and procedures on new assignments and to provide guidance to contributing writers and other personnel as needed.

 

The writer will be responsible for providing writing, editing, and proofreading support on technical or non-technical sections of proposals, such as the executive summary, technical approach, management approach, staffing plans, transition, quality assurance, past performance, resumes, etc. Responsibilities include: developing compliant content with clarity and overall cohesiveness; synthesizing the work of multiple other contributors into a unified, “single-voiced” document; ensuring documents meet RFP requirements; adhering to standards for quality, graphics, coverage, format and style; incorporating capture plan strategy and win themes; and meeting strict timelines.

 

Additional responsibilities include: frequent interaction with functional peer group managers, capture team, technical team and proposal team; interaction with senior management; interaction with subcontractor technical staff. Must attend regular HG proposal team meetings as well as assigned proposal team meetings.


Qualifications:

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Must have a bachelor's degree, preferably in Technical Writing, English, Journalism, or a health-related field and a minimum of 4 years of proposal writing experience.

 

Must have excellent communication skills and ability to work in challenging virtual environments with team members. Must be able to work under pressure and within defined process and timelines; must be able to multitask, and must work within the assigned work hours required of the given proposal effort. Must have experience writing to or supporting proposals for the federal government.  Strong interpersonal skills required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree or higher, and 4 years of proposal writing experience in health solutions and services is preferred.

 
Background in a health-related field is preferred. Experience working on proposals for the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute of Health, Department of Veteran Affairs, and other federal health agencies is preferred
Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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