Technical Writer, Associate - 33363 in San Antonio, TX at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 7/2/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

With more than 80 years of experience engineering science and technology solutions to support national security, Alion supports clients with big ideas and real solutions.

Position Description

Alion Science and Technology’s Advanced Cyber Operations division is looking for qualified Technical Writer candidates to work as part of a diverse team of cyber and intelligence professionals providing 24/7 intelligence operations, systems engineering and innovation, and sustainment of Information Technology systems in support of Component Commanders providing relevant products to the war fighter.

Duties and Responsibilities

Write, rewrite and edit technical documents such as procedure, user, programming, and service manuals, Creates operational specifications, and related technical publications to communicate clearly and effectively technical specifications and instructions to a wide range of audiences. Acquires subject knowledge by interviewing operators and other stakeholders, observing performance of production methods, referring to technical specifications, blueprints, engineering illustrations, and trade journals. Oversees preparation of illustrative materials, selecting drawings, sketches, diagrams and charts. Conduct quality review of materials. Translate complex data into user-friendly text for print and electronic publications. Gather information through research, statistical reports and interviews with technical staff. Develops cataloging systems, and maintains records, files, electronic media and archiving of information for publications. May be called upon to assist in technical or business presentations in such meetings as business or customer needs require. Selects or recommends use of layouts, graphics, drawings, tables, exhibits, illustrations, charts, or storyboards to amplify or clarify publications objectives.

  • Familiarity with Security Classification guides in order appropriately mark derived content and ensure distribution to only the appropriate parties
  • Produce content that conforms to established guidelines and best practices.
  • Proofreads content for proper use of grammar, punctuation, and style guidelines.
  • Conduct and accurately document research to support written content and verify the technical accuracy of any claims that are made, working with technical staff as appropriate.
  • Assist in improving and documenting departmental processes and style guide.
  • Provide input to the visual communication of complex concepts and the layouts of documents and other materials.
  • Develop SOPs and policies to include procedure steps, assignment of responsibility, expected durations, and task detail.
  • Work with the technical support staff to capture and record all required detailed information needed to support the continuity plans.
  • Coordinate layout and design of documents.


Education: High School Diploma or equivalent

Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Technical Writing

Must hold a current TS/SCI clearance.


Security Clearance: Top Secret/Sensitive Comp Info


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