• Technical Writer

    Job Locations US-VA-Crystal City
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 18 hours ago(11/20/2019 9:59 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Business Development
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Clearance Required
  • About Mission1st

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    Mission1st is a global IT, network and systems engineering solutions leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence community, and homeland security markets. The company's 180+ employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Mission1st reported annual revenues in excess of $25 million, with a pipeline of growing programs and an increasing customer base.

    What you'll do

    In this role, you will manage the publications necessary to support the operation, maintenance, physical installation, developmental, and operational testing, and deployment for all assigned items, including their systems, subsystems, component parts, accessories, etc. Assist in collecting and organizing information required for preparation of user's manuals, training materials, installation guides, proposals, and reports. Review, edit, schedule functional descriptions, system specifications, user's manuals, special reports, or any other deliverables and documents, including the selection of various illustrations in the text, incorporating approved Engineering Change Proposals (ECP), Department of the Army (DA) 2028s, etc., prior to final printing. Other responsibilities are listed below:  


    • Analyzes information gathered from multiple sources, selects the specification format best suited for the target audience of the publication, and coordinates among, related functional areas to insure the utmost quality and clarity
    • Conducts research and ensures the use of proper technical terminology
    • Translates technical information into clear, readable documents to be used
    • Assures that the master documentation is maintained in an accurate manner and provides documentation to other installations, upon request
    • Examines incoming work to assure that adequate, complete information and data are provided for processing documents and assists in the input of missing documentation.
    • Monitor status of all work products and insures that the data used has been accepted by the Quality Assurance team
    • Develops contract data package information containing requirements for acquisition of complex publications programs including type of manual required, etc
    • Provide advice and guidance to resolve complicated discrepancies and/or with regard to the preparation of technical manuals, throughout the course of the publication preparation
    • Confer with various subject matter experts, such as development and maintenance engineers, item managers, project managers, illustrators, equipment specialists, etc., and obtain all other available sources of information for the preparation/review of illustrations and publications
    • Participates with equipment specialists, engineers and field personnel, etc. in the verification/validation of publications at various sites

    What you'll bring

    • Bachelor's Degree (four-year college or university) in a related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience
    • Six or more (6+) years experience in technical writing 
    • Skilled in using MS Office Products
    • Strong understanding and experience with large, complex IT projects and organizations
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to comfortably interact and provide recommendations to high-level commanders/executives in a conservative manner
    • A commitment to your profession demonstrated by participation in providing support, guidance and memberships in professional associations
    • A desire to join some of the most capable and experienced telecommunications and engineering professionals in the industry and contribute to the ongoing growth of our venture together

    Why you'll want to join us

    Impassioned strategic thinkers who are eager to learn, grow and contribute to a shared company mission. At Mission1st, the members of our team have the opportunity to broaden their minds, amplify their skills, build worthwhile relationships with the industry’s best of the best, and have a direct impact on our company’s success! 


    Along with our dynamic company culture and collaborative environment, you will have the opportunity to harmonize your personal and professional life and grow immensely. We work just as hard as we play and try to coordinate company events such as happy hours, networking and wellness events and luncheons. For more Benefits material, click specifics.


    We also offer some fabulous benefits, including:


    • Health, dental, and vision insurance with an employer contribution
    • Flexible paid time off (employees are encouraged to spend four weeks away from the office each year)
    • A generous 401(k) plan
    • A healthy hearty breakfast on Thursdays
    • A corporate wellness program
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • A kitchen stocked with snacks, coffee, and tasty beverages
    • Ability to comfortably interact and provide recommendations to high-level commanders/executives in a conservative manner


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