• DCATS PA PMO - Technical Writer/Editor- Senior

    Job Locations US-VA-Fort Belvoir
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Clearance Requirement
    Education Requirement
    Bachelor's Degree
    Experience Level
    8570 Compliant
  • Overview

    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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    Manages the publications necessary to support the operation, maintenance, physical installation, developmental and operational testing, and deployment for all assigned items, including their systems, subsystems, component parts, accessories, etc. Assists in collecting and organizing information required for preparation of user manuals, training materials, installation guides, proposals, and reports. Reviews, edits, functional descriptions, system specifications, user manuals, special reports, or any other deliverables and documents, including the selection of various illustrations in the text, incorporating approved Engineering Change Proposals (ECP), Department of the Army (DA) 2028s, etc., prior to final printing.


    Analyzes information gathered from multiple sources, selects the specification format best suited for the target audience of the publication, and produces resulting documentation with the utmost quality and clarity. Conducts research and ensures the use of proper technical terminology. Translates technical information into clear, readable documents to be used. Assures that the master documentation is maintained in an accurate manner and provides documentation to other installations, upon request. Examines incoming work to assure that adequate, complete information and data are provided for processing documents and assists in the input of missing documentation. Monitors status of all work products and ensures that the data used has been accepted by the Quality Assurance team.


    Develops contract data package information containing requirements for acquisition of complex publications programs including type of manual required, etc. Provides advice and guidance to resolve complicated discrepancies and/or with regard to the preparation of technical manuals, throughout the course of the publication preparation.

    Confers with various subject matter experts, such as development and maintenance engineers, item managers, project managers, illustrators, equipment specialists, etc., and obtains all other available sources of information for the preparation/review of illustrations and publications. Participates with equipment specialists, engineers and field personnel, etc. in the verification/validation of publications at various sites.



    Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience



    5-8 years of Gov't environment

    Proficiency in MS Word, Outlook, and Power Point 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.  


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