Position Description

Technical Writer Journeyman
Location Dayton, OH
Job Code 7300
# of openings 1
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MCR is a fast-growing global company headquartered in McLean, VA that supports defense and civilian agencies, NATO, and European ministries that face some of the most complex mission challenges in the world. If you are the best at what you do, we are looking for you. At MCR, you will contribute to programs and projects that matter—to your career, to your fellow citizens, and to your nation. You will use the latest technologies, techniques, and tools. You will be trusted to work independently and make decisions. You’ll be rewarded with top-tier compensation and benefits.

Overview of the Position:

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) Business and Enterprise Systems Directorate is the Information Technology (IT) leader for the Air Force community and Department of Defense (DoD), delivering comprehensive IT solutions and providing expert contracting, acquisition and program management.

MCR Federal has an opportunity for a Technical Writer II located at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH. 

MP&E is the system of record that provides a common system for negotiating maintenance costs, schedules and allocation of maintenance workloads among Organic, Interservice, Contract and Interim Contract Support Sources of Repair while providing management visibility for maintenance programs.

Position Description:

  • Possess the competencies to apply writing skills and substantial knowledge of the basic principles and specialized vocabulary of appropriate subject- matter fields to enable accurate communication of scientific and technological developments to expert and other interested audiences.

  • Technical writers may also apply writing skills and an understanding of the appropriate equipment and systems to the development of specifications showing the characteristics and capabilities or the design and test requirements of equipment and systems; or to the development of training, operating, or maintenance manuals associated with equipment and systems.

  • Technical writers, in addition to reporting research findings and agency decisions, articulate agency policies and explain technical aspects of agency programs to those affected. The materials explain technical information in such a way as to make it clear without sacrificing thoroughness and accuracy.

  • Technical writers make sure materials are consistent with agency policy and with other information presented by the agency, meet the style requirements of the agency and the publication, and are written at an appropriate level for the intended audience.

  • Technical writers typically use desktop publishing hardware to draft, edit, and lay out material and sometimes to design, print, and distribute it.

  • Technical writers may manage individual or serial publications from initial conception and content determination through distribution and coordinate the activities of other publishing personnel. Technical writers and technical editors often make final reviews of proposed publications for style, design, layout, and editorial aspects before release.

  • Technical writers prepare original papers, articles, or reports in scientific, technical, or professional fields based on research, interviews with experts and program officials, and sometimes observation of or participation in tests and experiments. They also may prepare manuals for training in or guidance on the operation or maintenance of technical equipment and systems, or specifications for the development or purchase of such equipment and systems.

  • Technical writers use their knowledge of the language and methods used in the specialized field to understand and work with technical information.

  • Typical work assignments involve:

    • Obtaining, analyzing, and selecting the pertinent information

    • Determining the most logical and effective sequence of the narrative

    • Determining the overall length and tone based on the objectives, the medium, and the audience

    • Writing the material

    • Consulting on or selecting illustrative material

    • Preparing the material for publication.

    • Write technical direction on product announcements, marketing brochures, advertisements, and marketing specifications.

    • Meet with customer representatives, vendors, system engineers, and program managers to establish technical specifications.

    • Study drawings, specifications, mockups, and product samples.

    • Create user documentation for a variety of material, including how-to guides and instruction manuals.

    • Prepare charts, graphs, or forms to go along with rough drafts.

    • Ensure document contents follow required formats.

    • Write clear and concise policies and procedures.

    • Ensure consistency of wording among multiple documents.

    • Create table of contents and cite sources.

    • Submit copies to managers for feedback.

    • Maintain electronic library or all signed documents and final presentations.

Required Qualifications:

  • NACI clearance

  • BA/BS Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Web Design, Communications, Journalism or other relevant discipline and 10 years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, 3 of which must be in the DoD, or,

  • 15 years of directly related experience with proper certifications, 5 of which must be in the DoD. Desired Certifications may include, but not limited to:

    • STC Certified Professional Technical Communicator (CPTC) -Practitioner Level

  • Technical writing experience within the Department of Defense relative to information and/or business systems environment

  • Excellent writing skills and strong command of the English language, including grammar

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to work well with other organizations and personnel with disparate backgrounds

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task

  • Strong technical, analytical and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work independently and with a team

  • Experience in MS Office software, including MS Excel, MS Word and MS PowerPoint required

  • Experience in MS Project and MS Access



MCR, LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other characteristic protected by law.

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