Technical Writer - 35390 in Annapolis Junction, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 3/1/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Alion’s expertise in wireless communication is unrivaled.  This includes 50+ years of experience performing complex RF Engineering analysis for DoD customers, civilian government agencies, and commercial companies worldwide.  Our expertise in collecting, analyzing, and formatting spectrum data, including RF measurement, frequency assignment, spectrum certification, LiDAR, and other geo-referenced data, enables us to produce refined RF modeling and simulation tools and applications with the reliability and precision needed to assure spectrum access and control.  Alion’s analysis-driven tools support diverse tasks such as spectrum forensics and deconfliction, testing for coverage amid urban clutter, and antenna site planning.  Alion's Radio Frequency and Electromagnetic Spectrum Engineering Directorate (RESED) offers a variety of work, from projects supporting international satellite coordination to countering IEDs.  Our work is increasingly important in a world that depends on well-coordinated, interference-free spectrum access.

Position Summary

Writes, rewrites and/or edits technical documents such as technical procedure manuals, user manuals, programming manuals, service manuals, operational specifications, and related technical publications to communicate clearly and effectively technical specifications and instructions to a wide range of audiences.  

Responsibilities

Assists project managers and lead engineers in the development of technical reports and white papers.  Ensures all information is presented in the format specified in the Alion writing guide, applicable contract documents.  Ensures the document follows established guidelines for proper usage of items such as capitalization, verb usage, punctuation, footnotes, sentence structure, etc. 

Assists proposal managers, project managers, lead writers and others with writing project summaries and compiling project data submitted in response to request for proposals (RFP) from the government or other organizations.  

Acquires subject knowledge by interviewing product developers, 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.  

Conducts quality review of materials. Translates complex data into user-friendly text for print and electronic publications, such as technical journals, user and training manuals, government proposals, websites and podcasts.

Gathers 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.  

Assists in preparing material for technical seminars and business forums. May be called upon to assist in technical or business presentations in such meetings as business or customer needs require.  

Assists in preparating information overview sheets to describe in succinct comments the capabilities of company developed software, capabilities and business cases for distribution at various venues. 

Selects or recommends use of layouts, graphics, drawings, tables, exhibits, illustrations, charts, or storyboards to amplify or clarify publications objectives. 

Qualifications

Advanced proficiency in the English language.

Familiar with appropriate style guidelines.

Proposal Development Experience

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Bachelor's Degree in Arts or Science 

2 or more years of relevant experience.

US Citizenship is required

A security clearance of an appropriate level may be required after employment.

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Security Clearance: None

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