Technical Writer - Anticipated
***Native American Preference***
The Technical Writer supports the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Energy Service Center (BIA-IESC) by creating, editing and publishing technical documentation. Specifically, this position is responsible for compiling, organizing and preparing procedure manuals and specification data for use in technical publications and documentation. This requires layout, writing, modifying, editing and publishing (hard and soft) of related material into relevant, accurate, replicable media.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.
Composes, in a clear and concise language, procedure manuals and related technical documentation (bulletins, articles, display materials, marketing) concerned with customer goals and objectives. Publishes manuals and technical documentation for print and the web.
Organizes and prepares information and data for use in a wide variety of complex technical publications, requiring knowledge of the subject matter and related fields.
Recommends overall organization and layout, mode of presentation, and publication methods for technical specification documents, manuals and instruction.
Rewrites portions of manuscripts as necessary, cutting, summarizing, expanding, restructuring and clarifying material while preserving technical accuracy and intent.
Prepares material directly for the Internet and produces technical documentation only available online. Verifies web quality on documentation released to the Internet/Intranet.
Reviews the technical literature prepared by other staff members for content, coverage and clarity.
Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.
Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.
Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
Bachelors’ degree in Communications, English, Journalism or a related field of study and minimum of two (2) years’ experience in writing / editing technical documentation.
CERTIFICATES / LICENSES / REGISTRATION
JOB SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of technical writing techniques and practices
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
Advanced word processing and desktop publishing skills with ability to produce presentation-ready documents and illustrations
Exceptional skills in researching, writing, reviewing and editing technical documents and other materials
Ability to plan, organize, coordinate and execute work
Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure in situations where diverse demands are involved
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to use correct grammar, spelling and usage of the English language
Ability to work both individually and in a team environment
Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations such as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professiona1journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.