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Technical Writer
Ref No.: 18-24828
Location: Dimondale, Michigan
Title: Technical Writer 2 (574847) –
Location: Dimondale, MI 48821
Duration: 12 Months

Job Descrption:
  • Develops and maintains user and technical documentation and project process documentation for Application Teams.Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
  • Develop, enhance, and maintain user documentation for multiple applications including documentation required for the operations provider. Develop on-line source documentation as appropriate. Maintain documentation libraries and subscription lists. Identify, create, revise, and maintain documentation and templates. Ensure appropriate control access/use of documentation materials. Maintain application and user documentation. Ensure messages and terminology is consistent across all written materials. 
  • Composes technical documents, manuals, bulletins, brochures, publications, training manuals, and special reports. Organizes and coordinates the composition of material and drafting of forms suitable for reproduction. Reviews and edits prepared material and illustrations. Develops and refines material for publication in journals and periodicals. Prepares informational material for release to the mass media. Works with agency staff in the development of formats, graphics, and the layout of publications. Assists agency staff in preparing and refining material for speeches and other public presentations. May research product design, capabilities, and compatibility ranges.
  • May oversee the writing, editing, publishing, and distribution of specification documents. May review various resources and prepare analyses or summaries. May train others. Experience in technical writing, journalism, or communications work. Knowledge of the techniques and methods of planning, organizing, and writing various types of materials; of research methodology; and of departmental policies, procedures, and regulations. Skill in the use of office equipment. Ability to conduct research; to compose, review, illustrate, and edit technical documents, materials, and reports; to communicate effectively; and to train others.
Years of Experience:
4-7 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

Required Skills:
  • Practical Experience as a Technical Writer or Editor or similar job function
  • Proficiency in SharePoint design and maintenance experience or similar document management/collaboration tools
  • Practical experience with document maintenance and version control (document management)
  • Bachelors Degree in English, Journalism, Publishing, Advertising, Business or related