Technical Writer

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Contract | Staffing Agency | $48/hr | 12 Months Austin, TX, United States


Description:

Technical Writer (TxDMV – 6081400948)

12 Months

Austin, TX

Due Date for this Position is April 30th 2014.

Description:

The Worker will participate as a team member on the RTS Refactoring Project.  This project involves research and documenting Client’s business application systems, software applications, interfaces, databases, operating systems, network infrastructure, facilities, data circuitry, and other hardware artifacts supporting Client’s migration to a future state technical environment. 

Develops and maintains both business and technical documentation. Understands the user’s view of applications and /or technology and is able to put procedures in a logical sequence. Provides expertise on technical concepts of applications and /or user groups and will be called upon to document procedures in a logical sequence.

Write a variety of technical and informational articles, reports, brochures, and/or manuals for documentation for a wide range of uses. Responsibilities include coordinating the display of graphics and the production of the document.

Maintain documentation libraries and subscription lists. Identify, create, revise, and maintain documentation and templates. Ensure appropriate control access/use of documentation materials. Ensure messages and terminology is consistent across all written materials.

Research and complete documentation service requests. Communicate accurate and useful status updates. Manage and report time spent on all work activities. Follow quality standards.

Composes technical documents, manuals, bulletins, brochures, publications, 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 review various resources and prepare analyses or summaries.

Ability to work in a team environment. Strong communication skills; both written and spoken. 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.         

Minimum Requirements:

Years

Skills/Experience

8

Experience composing and writing technical publications on software applications, databases, operating systems, network infrastructure, facilities, data circuitry, and other hardware artifacts. (Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals, independently performs a variety of complicated tasks, a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected)

Preferences:

Years

Skills/Experience

4

Experience in writing Functional and technical specifications, system and software requirements, technical diagrams(network, storage, data),data models and dictionaries

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