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DDD Technical Writer
Ref No.: 14-01068
Location: Hamilton, New Jersey
Dept. Human Services
Hamilton, NJ
10 Months+
In Person Only

Technical Writer develops & maintains user & technical documentation and project process documentation for Application Teams. TW understands the user's view of applications and /or technology and is able to put procedures in a logical sequence.

"TW 2 - Years of Relevant Experience: 3 to 5 years.
Preferred Education: 4 year college degree or equivalent technical study
Role Description: All roles specified in TW 1 --- 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 needed by the Application Teams.
Ensure appropriate control access/use of documentation materials.
Maintain application and user documentation.
Ensure messages and terminology is consistent across all written materials.
Research and complete documentation service requests.
Communicate and work with customers and other Client Telecommunications personnel as necessary.
Work with Application Team members to enhance their understanding of end-user and technical documentation.
Communicate accurate and useful status updates.
Manage and report time spent on all work activities.
Follow quality standards.
Ability to work in a team environment
Complete assigned tasks.
Strong communication skills; both written and spoken. Plus the following:
Review and prioritize documentation service requests.
Determine procedures for use of on-line documentation tools and version control documentation as appropriate.
Assist or guide other Technical Writer as needed to develop and maintain user and technical documentation for their assigned applications.
Educate both business and technical groups on the essential need for developing and using standard documentation for all processes.
Organize and prepare work effectively to facilitate proactive resolution of problems, rather than reactive.
Research problems before approaching Lead Technical Writer or Team Lead for assistance.
Assist the Application Team Lead in monitoring budget by providing estimated-time-to-complete and actuals for assigned tasks.
Identify and make recommendations around documentation and templates needed by the Application Teams.
Work with users and other Commonwealth personnel to ensure that the solutions meet Commonwealth business requirements.
Identify and initiate continuous improvement opportunities.
Direct the development of accurate estimates for documentation requests/activities as required
Develop options and recommendations to assist documentation team members in resolving issues.
Lead efforts in developing and facilitating implementation of the Documentation team goals and metrics.
Develop workable, practical, measurable work plans defining activities, schedules and tasks with Team Leads and the Lead Technical Writer
Review and understand the Application Teams workplan.
Anticipate and resolve issues specific to the team.
Determine time estimates and schedule for own work and resolve issues in a timely manner.
Identify and track issues, risks and action items. "

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Prior Editorial experience
Required
3
Years
Prior experience generating Training documentation
Required
4
Years
Prior experience Creating comprehensive application patch & version notes
Required
4
Years
Experience conferring complex technical explainations to end users clear and understandable language
Required
4
Years
Strong technical exposure to databases, data dictionaries and functional requirements documents
Required
4
Years
Experience with generation of fillable forms and data collection techniques
Required
4
Years
Strong proficiency with Adobe Professional
Required
4
Years
Experience with task management documentation systems (i.e. JIRA, Basecamp, Redmine)
Highly desired
1
Years
Graphic design experience
Highly desired
1
Years
Knowledge of NJ State and Client policy
Desired
Prior Client experience
Desired
Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop
Desired
Experience with screen capture software
Desired
Strong Skills in Microsoft Productivity Software (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio)
Required
4 Yr. Degree from Accredited College or University
Required
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Is candidate a state retiree?
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Is candidate willing to work in Hamilton NJ?
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Is candidate aware that this position is a 40 hour work week with unpaid lunch?
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