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Posted by: Linda McCarron- Johnson Service Group <lmccarron@jsginc.com> on March 25, 2019 at 06:47:36. Click here to reply to this post via Email.Click here for help with email link

Post Number: 519104
Posted By: Linda McCarron- Johnson Service Group
Posted On: 2019-03-25 06:47:36
Email Address: lmccarron@jsginc.com
Subject: Technical Writer Editor
Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Contract
City: Pueblo
State: Colorado
Country: United States


Job Location - Pueblo CO

6 month assignment
Please send me your resume in word.

Looking for a Tech Writer/Editor local candidates
no per diem.

The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) is looking for a Technical Editor/Writer at the Pueblo, CO location. This position will report to the O&AS Manager at the PCAPP project. This position is responsible for writing, editing, proofreading and coordinating the production of moderate to complex documents and presentations with accuracy, consistency, professional quality, and conformance to appropriate style guide. Collaborates with authors, subject matter experts, and professional staff while preparing a full range of technical documents. Handles multifaceted technical publication assignments independently. Coordinates production and monitors job progress. This PCAPP position falls under the scope of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act of 1965 (SCA). The SCA requires PCAPP to provide employees with benefits and wages no less than the amounts the Department of Labor has established for the location and classification in which the employee will be working. Wage Determination (WD) 2015-5427 Occupation Code-Title: 30462: Technical Writer II Contract: SCA Pueblo 5427 Wage Determination Occupation Rate: 23.07 This is a temporary 6-month agency assignment with a 9-80s or 4/10s work schedule. The 9/80s work hours are from 6:30am-4:00 pm, Monday-Thursday and 6:30am-3:00 pm every other Friday). the 4/10s work hours are from 6:00am-4:30 pm, Monday-Thursday or Tuesday-Friday.This position may require additional overtime as necessary.
Principle responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Plans, writes, edits, proofreads, and coordinates the production of moderate to complex technical documents, procedures, presentations, and other print and electronic media.
• Plans format of documents, organizes content, writes/edits text, and provides instructions for final production.
• Collaborates with authors, subject matter experts, and professional staff while preparing a full range of technical documents.
• Applies appropriate level of edit based on considerations such as customer expectations, audience, visibility, and corporate standards.
• Ensures that material is structured and formatted logically, and resolves inconsistencies.• Edits and/or rewrites documents to industry and government standards while conforming to appropriate style guide and other document-related procedures.
• Reviews document requirements (including content and schedule) with customers and provides guidance for successful and timely product completion.
• Works with authors to resolve editorial and/or content issues.
• Monitors job progress and alerts responsible supervisor when schedules appear to be in jeopardy.
• Maintains complex electronic file management and configuration control.
• Assists other publications staff, as required. May review work of other publications staff members.
• Works overtime as required.
Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, English, Journalism, or related field.
• In lieu of a degree, six years of progressive, relevant experience in technical publications production.
• Must be able to work and remain in the US without sponsorship.
• Must be able to demonstrate basic to intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Word. A skills assessment may be administered to test proficiency.
• Must be able to demonstrate basic to intermediate proficiency in clerical proofreading. A skills assessment may be administered to test proficiency.
• Must be able to obtain and maintain any security clearances required for this position according to Army Regulation 50-6 (Chemical Surety).*
• Must have good written and verbal communication skills, including spelling, grammar, punctuation, and proper use of syntax. A skills assessment may be administered to test proficiency.
Minimum Qualifications:
• Proficiency with standard document formatting/editing/production software, including electronic comment incorporation, importing graphic files, formatting tables, and developing and applying templates.
• Online editing/proofreading skills, and knowledge of standard editing/proofreading marks.
• Knowledge of current publication production methods and techniques, including graphics, document formatting, and reprographic processes.
• Demonstrated knowledge of formatting, editing, grammatical, and writing styles (e.g., MLA, APA, Chicago).
• Vocabulary of the relevant technical disciplines.
• Ability to perform substantive edits, write original text, and work with technical authors to rewrite text.
• Ability to review, format, and edit content to professional standards while conforming to appropriate style guide and other document-related guides and procedures.
• Ability to identify and apply appropriate level of edit based on considerations such as customer expectations, audience, visibility, and project/corporate standards.
• Ability to work with people of varied backgrounds and objectives.
• Ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
• Competence in handling complex publication assignments with minimal supervision.
• Ability to interface with authors, subject matter experts, publications staff, and document control staff while preparing and coordinating a full range of technical documentation and other publication products.
• Ability to work effectively within an electronic document management system.
• Ability to participate as publications representative at various project office locations on multi-disciplined teams planning and executing large, multi-functional, and high-profile document assignments.
• Must be proactive, use individual initiative, follow assignments through to completion, and be attentive to detail, quality control and deadlines.
• Possess a high degree of flexibility, strong interpersonal skills, and proven record as a team player.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
• Professional customer service skills.
• Ability to perform multiple tasks and adapt to changing priorities.
• Ability to function professionally, effectively, and efficiently in a fast-paced production environment.
• Ability to work overtime on short notice, as needed.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Technical writing and editing experience in a technical publications production environment on a government project.
• Knowledge of document development that may be specific to or across various administrativeLevel 2 - Bechtel Confidential
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• Familiar with scientific/engineering principles and terminology related to engineering for facility components, systems, design, and operations.
• Current/prior experience in editing/writing plant operation instructions/procedures.
• Understands trademark, copyright, and corporate identity standards and guidelines
• Performs research to support document production.
• Experience with Microsoft SharePoint.
• Intermediate to advanced skills in general Microsoft Office Suite applications., engineering, procurement, construction, startup, and/or operations disciplines.


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