Paragon Technology

Technical Writer

US-IL-Scott AFB
ID
2017-1642

Overview

Paragon Technology Group, Inc. is a leading provider of strategic technology solutions to the public sector. Founded in 1997, Paragon has been recognized as one of the top 50 fastest growing companies in the Washington, D.C., Metro area. Paragon delivers an extensive suite of IT services across the public sector and is renowned for delivering technical excellence in every client engagement.

 

 

Responsibilities

The job of a Technical Writer involves explaining technical and scientific ideas into simple language, so that average readers may understand its meaning. The individual performing these tasks may be a former professional in a specific field, such as engineering, information technology, science, finance and other industries or a good communicator with interest in the technical areas. The job involves writing articles, reports, manuals, processes, and procedures to support the operations of the operations of the organization. Organizing materials and completing writing assignments based on set standards; maintaining records or files to be used in revisions; editing written materials prepared by other writers; interviewing or communicating with other professionals to determine technical specifications of the topic; reviewing published materials and making necessary changes; selecting illustrations, photographs and other art materials for the article; assisting in layout of materials before publication; reviewing trade catalogs; and attending industry events, among others.

 

Tasks include:

  • Organizing materials and completing writing assignments based on set standards
  • maintaining records or files to be used in revisions
  • Editing written materials prepared by other writers
  • Interviewing or communicating with other professionals to determine technical specifications of the topic
  • Reviewing published materials and making necessary changes
  • Selecting illustrations, photographs, and other art materials for the article
  • Assisting in layout of materials before publication
  • Reviewing trade catalogs and attending industry events
  • General administrative support for office operations including scheduling and arranging meetings, coordinating and completing correspondence, and other related activities

Qualifications

Education:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, Engineering, or other science fields with a minimum of 2 year experience or an Associate’s Degree with extensive experience as a Technical Writer.
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance Required.

 

Experience and skills:

  • Experience in writing/reviewing software manuals, product instructions, technical online content, memorandums, employee manuals, and policy manuals
  • Experience with DoD environments
  • Maintain excellent writing, communication, organizational, and time management skills
  • Adept in Microsoft products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and Project
  • Extensive knowledge about technical subjects in their respective fields and ability to work well under pressure independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to provide Government leaders with recommendations, ideas, and improvements for processes, architecture, and timing
  • Document ideas and processes as required/requested. Review and provide feedback to authors of documentation

Paragon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of: race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by country, regional, or local law.

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