Technical Writer II

DTD, HTML, SGML, XML, Project Management Processes; Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETM); Writing Technical Documents; Logistics Management Information and Engineering Documentation;
Full Time
Telecommuting not available Travel required to 10%.

Job Description

The Technical Writer II is responsible for the research, writing, development, publishing, and overall management of CSES technical publication products.  All documents are related to the installation, operation, and maintenance of CSES’ software, electronic, electrical, mechanical, and other CSES products. The Technical Writer II collaborates with engineers and technicians engaged in developing new products and making improvements to existing products.  Publications are produced using source information contained in engineering drawings, sketches, notes, bulletins, existing manuals, and/or other technical documents.  The writer works with logistics and engineering personnel in an integrated product team environment to compile source data inputs, prepare Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETM) that are required for the operation, and maintenance and delivery of the CSES products.  Additionally, the writer is the key participant in the TM/IETM/Training validation/verification processes and In-Process Reviews.  Additionally, the writer is a participant in the proposal development process and will assist the product development team to prepare and deliver engineering documents such as analyses, plans, procedures, reports and logistics products. 



  • Primarily responsible for managing, developing and publishing documentation deliverables
  • Writes technical documents including but not limited to:  Operator Manuals and Procedures, Training Manuals, Maintenance Manuals, Technical Service Bulletins, Software User Manuals, Installation Instructions, Overhaul and Repair Instructions, Parts and Provisioning Documentation, Logistics Management Information and Engineering Documentation in accordance with customer specifications and requirements
  • Primarily responsible for a defined portion of large technical writing projects and/or full responsibility for smaller projects
  • Independently evaluates project requirements, generates accurate cost estimates and schedules
  • Works under minimal supervision and oversight
  • Resident Subject Matter Expert in the development and delivery of technical documentation
  • Delivers oral and written status and progress briefs to supervisor, technical management, program management, executive management and customer management as directed
  • All employees are expected to be in compliance with government and corporate laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures






  • B.S. in a technical discipline and 5 years of direct, pertinent experience or 10 or more years of direct technical writing experience in military research, development and hardware manufacturing environment



  • Experience in the design and development of DoD technical publications and Logistics products
  • Proficient in application of TRADOC Standard 350-70



  • Must have strong organization and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Ability to multitask and create, maintain and manage multiple project objectives according to deadlines 
  • Writes in clear and concise language
  • Proficient in use and interpretation of MIL-PRF-29612, MIL-STD-38784, and MIL-STD40051-2
  • Proficient in the development of both conventional and interactive electronic technical publications
  • Proficient in a range of Microsoft products (e.g. Word, Excel, Access, Visio, FrontPage, and Project), CAD and graphic tools
  • Knowledgeable in DTD, HTML, SGML, XML, project management processes
  • Ability to perform assembly of structural, electrical, and mechanical parts on major subassemblies for demonstrations, verifications and validations
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings and system specifications
  • Ability to understand complex engineering designs, understands engineering principles such as hydraulics, mechanics and electronics to independently write system/equipment documentation
  • Experience in configuration management processes
  • Willingness to travel less than 10% of the time
  • Must have ability to obtain and/or maintain a DoD Secret level clearance



Lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving objects weighing up to 10 pounds occasionally and/or a negligible amount of weight frequently.



The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.



The company shall afford equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or membership in any other class protected by an applicable federal, state, local, or foreign anti-discrimination law. The company shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. These regulations also prohibit discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because the employee or applicant inquired about, discussed, or disclosed the compensation of the employee or applicant or another employee or applicant.


CSES maintains a policy to take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are recruited, employed, promoted, demoted, transferred, laid off, terminated, trained, and compensated without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. The company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

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Dulles, VA, 20166

Dice Id : RTX124ceb
Position Id : 2017-001-TW-II
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