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Technical Writer & Scheduler

KMS Solutions

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  • Date posted
    May 1, 2024
  • Location
  • Apply before
    August 31, 2024
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Job Description

Technical Writer & Scheduler


KMS Solutions is seeking a highly motivated individual to join a team of engineers and technicians providing engineering and technical support to the Ranges, Engineering, and Analysis Department at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport, RI. This multi-disciplinary team is responsible for providing systems safety, environmental qualification testing, and range sustainment in support of undersea warfare systems. Candidates with strong technical writing experience and project scheduling support are highlight desired.

Essential functions:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Development of technical reports, procedures, white papers, or other formal documentation with access to appropriate resources such as meeting minutes, requirements documents, drawings, and support from subject matter experts, etc.
  • Write or revise technical material for standardized for technical reports, manuals, briefs, and other documentation.
  • Work closely with Subject Matter Experts to maximize clarity and ensure documents conform to existing guidelines and standards.
  • Edit existing content to conform to relevant guidelines and standards and to maximize clarity.
  • Maintain stylistic, notational, and organizational standards to ensure consistent documentation.
  • Support overall planning and scheduling of multiple technical projects using Microsoft Project and other similar programs.
  • Maintain the integrated master schedule, track resources, and ensure all milestones and deliverables remain on track.
  • Maintain communications between managers, lead engineers, and working engineers to ensure schedules and actions are updated and on track.
  • Attend meetings, track actions, and coordinate efforts between multiple projects and programs.

Required education and experience:

  • Ability to obtain a Secret DoD clearance.
  • Bachelor’s Degree is a writing, communications, or related field.
  • Two (2) years of experience of technical writing.
  • Two (2) years of experience using Microsoft Project.

Preferred education and experience:

  • Experience specifically with undersea warfare systems and/or providing support at NUWC Division Newport.
  • Bachelor’s Degree is a math, science, engineering, or technical field.
  • Five (5) years of experience of technical writing.
  • Five (5) years of experience using Microsoft Project.


  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project.
  • Thoroughness and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, to all levels of the customer and company leadership.

Additional eligibility requirements

Work authorization/security clearance requirements:

  • Able to maintain a Secret clearance.

Other Duties:

Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Supervisory Responsibility:


Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Excellent listening skills are essential. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

The typical workday is eight hours in length. Some flexibility in hours is allowed, with concurrence from the supervisor. The employee must be available during the “core” work hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and must account for the hours in a pay period to maintain full-time status.


This is a Hybrid position after the first six months of employment with up to 40% remote.


Up to 10% CONUS travel may be required.

AAP/EEO Statement:

KMS Solutions provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.