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Technical Writer - JSIL

Job ID: 2012545
Location: HUNTSVILLE, AL, United States
Date Posted: Aug 6, 2020
Category: Communications
Subcategory: Communications
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description


JOB DESCRIPTION: The Joint Technology Center/Systems Integration Laboratory (JSIL) is in need of a dedicated Technical Writer in Huntsville, AL to work with the Program Support team developing documentation.


ABOUT THE PROGRAM: The JSIL is a DoD establishment that supports the oversight and integration activities of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and UAS related technologies.  JSIL support activities include technology assessment/insertion, interoperability, open architectures, common interfaces, integration, testing, and training.

  • Preparing and maintaining systems, operations, and training documentation and procedures. This includes user manuals and reference manuals as well as online help content. 
  • Maintaining configuration management documentation.
  • Maintaining an internal document library that meets configuration management document control standards.
  • Providing or coordinating special documentation services as required.
  • Checking drafts for format, clarity, and overall cohesiveness.
  • Ensuring documents meet editorial and government specifications.
  • Reviewing rough drafts and making suggestions.
  • Working in an agile, dynamic, fast-paced development environment with multiple contractors and teaming partners.



  • US Citizen with the ability to obtain a DoD Secret clearance.
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of relevant technical writing experience.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat Pro
  • InDesign experience must include template design/maintenance, creating book files, and general troubleshooting


  • Experience developing CM documentation.
  • Experience with Adobe Robohelp
  • Experience with SnagIt
  • User Experience (UX) and Graphic design experience
  • SharePoint 2013 Administration/Content Management
  • Experience developing training documentation


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