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Technical Writer, Springfield, VA, (ID# 15596)

Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) is a versatile, tribally owned 8(a), SDB providing solutions throughout the U.S. and overseas. CNSP has expertise in a wide range of technical disciplines, including global vulnerability assessment, information assurance, intelligence operations, program management and professional services with partners in Information Technology. CNSP is owned by Cherokee Nation Businesses, the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the U.S. One-hundred percent of the company’s profits support future business investments and the well-being of the tribe’s citizens through health care, education and job creation, ensuring better lives for Cherokees today and tomorrow.

For more company information, visit our site at www.cherokee-cnsp.com

 

SUMMARY

CNSP is looking for a Technical Writer to support offices and programs throughout the Countermeasures Directorate.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Research and gather information from documents such as rough drafts and manufacturer’s manuals and/or by interviewing subject matter experts as needed to complete writing assignments
  • Format, edit, standardize, proofread and correct information and ideas written by engineers and technicians, in accordance with set standards and arrange it in an understandable logical order
  • Enhance the clarity of material by using concise word choices and plain language as defined on http://www.plainlanguage.gov
  • Recreate and adjust electronic images and graphics such as drawings, schematics and photographs to increase visibility or highlight areas of importance
  • Insert tables, text boxes, schematics, diagrams, graphs and figures into documents
  • Review publications and propose refinements to content or format
  • Track the development of technical material from the initial draft to final approval and publication
  • Maintain document version control, revision and approval records
  • Recommend and implement document standards, quality controls and content requirements

 

SUPERVISORY/MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY

No supervisory or management responsibilities

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred
  • Possess five years’ experience employed as a technical writer
  • Must have direct experience writing technical documents for the Government or a Government contractor

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must possess a SECRET clearance
  • Mastery of English language, including grammar, structure, punctuation and word spelling
  • Must be proficient in current Microsoft Office Suite to include Outlook, Word, Excel,  and SharePoint programs
  • Must be proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat and Autodesk AutoCAD software
  • Must have knowledge of the requirements for safeguarding classified information

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Work is performed in a secured federal office environment

 

60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!

http://cherokeenationbusinesses.com/Pages/home.aspx

http://cherokeenationbusinesses.com/careers/Pages/home.aspx

http://cherokeenationbusinesses.com/federalSolutions/Pages/overview.aspx

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may email “CNB.Compliance@cn-bus.com” for assistance. This email address is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the application process or status.

For Pay Transparency Non Discrimination provision, please copy and paste the following link: Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

We maintain an Affirmative Action Plan for proactively seeking employment and advancement for qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Upon request, we will schedule time to make our Affirmative Action Plan accessible. If you are interested, please submit a written request with the email subject line: 2018 Request to View Affirmative Action Plan to the Compliance Administrator at “CNB.Compliance@cn-bus.com” This email box is not for resumes or follow up on job applications.