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DCATS - Technical Writer

DCATS - Technical Writer

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High School Diploma/GED
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8570 Compliant 

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SMS is a fast growing, veteran-owned business that's has supported Federal Government's IT initiatives for over four decades.  We work side-by-side with our Federal clients as a trusted, long-term partner to offer innovative advice and leadership to solve their most pressing and complex problems. We orchestrate people, strategies, technologies and best-of-breed business processes. The SMS advantage in management and technology consulting includes deep domain expertise in complex networking design and unifying communities of interest. 


We have strong capabilities in design & build, planning, governance, quality management, security, analytics, virtualization, operations and business process improvement. For 40 years, SMS has brought customer satisfaction to Federal clients and formed lasting alliances with leading technology companies and talented small businesses to deliver joint, leading-edge, cost-effective services and products. 

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Typical Duties:

  • Research information and prepare technical operator and maintenance manuals in support of a variety of satellite communication systems, both strategic and tactical, following and adhering to MIL-STD 40051-2B/2C (tailored per customer)
  • Prepare new equipment training packages (operator and field maintenance) using established format.
  • If required, present new equipment training to target audience of operators/maintainers.
  • Research parts and part numbers as required.
  • Coordinate aspects of illustrations with Technical Illustrators.

Experience Required:

  • Must be proficient in using Microsoft Office products, including Word and Visio
  • Must display proficiency in Adobe Framemaker, Structured format
  • Familiarity with Adobe illustrator and Corel Designer Pro a plus
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience
  • Familiarity with SATCOM systems (strategic and tactical) Some training experience a plus


Three to five years of progressively responsible techinical writing with experience in DoD environments. 10% CONUS travel may be required.  Former military experience a plus.


Applicant must possess refined critical thinking skills, should be a self-starter, may direct the activities of other team members, diplomatic, multi-task capable, adaptive to a dynamic environment, dependable and reliable.  Prior experience in a government consulting services environment is required.




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SMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


SMS is a veteran-owned network integrator established in 1976.  With an employee retention rate averaging over 5 years, our ability to hire quality people and retain them in a rapidly evolving IT market proves why we are a world-class information technology company. At SMS, we place a high value on quality of service, customer satisfaction, and best-of-breed policies and practices. As a result, SMS is proud to be ISO 9001:2008 Registered and a CMMI Level 3 certified company, ensuring that we continue to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers, partners and employees.