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Technical Writer/Editor I R32957

Applied Research Laboratories

$45,900 - $57,342 / year
Apply before: August 31, 2024
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  • Date posted
    April 30, 2024
  • Location
  • Salary
    $45,900 - $57,342 / year
  • Apply before
    August 31, 2024
  • Career Level

Job Description

To provide skilled assistance in writing, maintaining, and preparing technical documents for high frequency active sonar systems in the Advanced Technology Laboratory (ATL). Responsible for researching, writing, and editing technical reports, manuals, and other materials. Assists in determining format, supporting graphics, photography, and videography for technical publications. Consults with technical content specialists for accuracy. Updates and revises current inventory of publications and other training materials. Responsibilities: Write and maintain HTML & PDF user guides, maintenance manuals, and troubleshooting materials to support system operations and data analysis. Compile and publish client-level documentation, such as support plans, employment guides, and system description documents. Develop source material in support of Navy training needs. Prepare reports of test event details and performance results. Participate in the testing and verification of sonar components as needed – both in an office and in fielded locations. Participate in peer editing and publishing processes. May shoot still photos and video, edit still photos, edit and stitch together video clips, and may maintain multimedia equipment. Other related functions as assigned. Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree. At least one year of professional or technical writing/editing experience. Demonstrated knowledge or ability to express and present key principles. Strong organizational skills and focus. Strong analytical and problem-solving capability. Able to work under pressure and accept supervision. Ability to work independently as well as with peers, clients, and management. Regular and punctual attendance. Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate. U.S. Citizen. Chosen applicant will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information at the level appropriate to the project requirements of the position. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in English, technical writing, or similar field. At least two years of professional or technical writing/editing experience. Demonstrated knowledge or ability to produce software, hardware, or technical documentation. Experience writing hardware assembly, maintenance, and/or operation procedures. Experience writing user guides and/or operating procedures. Experience creating, maintaining, or adhering to an internal style guide. Knowledge of photo and video editing techniques. Knowledge of authoring tools such as MadCap Flare, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word. Some understanding or familiarity with Linux, wikis, HTML, CSS, and revision control tools. General Notes: An agency designated by the federal government handles the investigation as to the requirement for eligibility for access to classified information. Factors considered during this investigation include but are not limited to allegiance to the United States, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations, drug involvement, the likelihood of continuation of such conduct, etc. Please mark ‘yes’ on the application question that asks if additional materials are required. Failure to attach all additional materials listed below may result in a delay in application processing. Visit our website ( for additional information about Applied Research Laboratories. UT Austin offers a competitive benefits package that includes: 100% employer-paid basic medical coverage, Retirement contributions, Paid vacation and sick time, Paid holidays. Please visit our Human Resources (HR) website to learn more about the total benefits offered. Salary Range: $45900–$57,342+/negotiable depending on qualifications. Working Conditions: May work around standard office conditions. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a work station. Use of manual dexterity. Required Materials: Resume/CV, 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor, Letter of interest. Job Type: Full-time. Pay: $45,900.00 – $57,342.00 per year. Benefits: Health insurance, Paid time off, Retirement plan. Schedule: 8 hour shift, Monday to Friday. Experience: professional or technical writing/editing: 2 years (Preferred), writing user guides and/or operating procedures: 2 years (Preferred), creating, maintaining/adhering to an internal style guide: 2 years (Preferred), photo and video editing techniques: 2 years (Preferred), MadCap Flare, and Adobe Creative Suite: 2 years (Preferred). Work Location: In person.