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Technical Writer

Job ID: 2205603
Location: FORT BELVOIR, VA, United States
Date Posted: Apr 29, 2022
Category: Defense/Intel
Subcategory: Policy Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a National Security Analyst/Technical Writer: 

This is a full-time position. This is a dynamic position working with senior leaders in support of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and emerging threats mission. 

The position requires the candidate to have:

  • The ability to write and edit strategic-level planning documents. 
  • The ability to research, organize, analyze, and summarize data; conduct literature searches; develop preliminary findings, conclusions, and recommendations; and draft written reports and summaries on a range of WMD and emerging threat topics.  The candidate must have
  • Impeccable writing skills and be comfortable interacting with experienced technical staff, management, and government clients. 

Other duties include: 

  • Edit products aimed at the internal DTRA workforce and external customers (including the public) to ensure team-written products have consistent voice, tone, and structure. 
  • Review products to ensure comprehension at a non-expert level. 
  • Coordinate rewrites and adjustments amongst primary authors. 
  • Develop executive summaries from final reports on strategic-level guidance documents. 
  • Adhere to writing style guide, established terminology, and ensure consistent messaging across a range of publications.

Work will be conducted on the government site at FT Belvoir, VA.  Employee may be required to travel domestically and overseas, as directed by the client. Total time spent on travel not expected to exceed 10%.


Required Education:  BA/BS degree in a related field and 6 years of related experience; Masters and 4 years of experience.

Security Clearance:  SECRET clearance is required.  All applicants must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance.

Required Skills:

  • Strong and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working on an editorial staff at some level
  • Proficient research and analytical skills
  • Experience in MS Office Suite

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to work in a dynamic work environment with a diverse client base
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to problem-solve in a time constrained environment
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently as appropriate
  • Ability to prioritize tasks through strong organizational skills
  • Military experience, or experience with contracting or the federal government a plus
  • Experience with Combating WMD activities (DoD, DOS, IC, etc.)
  • Top Secret security clearance with SCI eligibility

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit

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