Oasis Systems

Communications Specialist

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Requisition Number
Posted Date
2 months ago(9/16/2022 10:18 AM)
Professional Services


Oasis Systems has an exciting opportunity for a Communications Specialist located at the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington, DC. We are looking for a self-motivated, independent thinker who is inquisitive, able to learn quickly, and requires minimal supervision. The Communications Specialist reviews, and revises documents to conform to existing style guidelines and industry best practices. The focus for this position will be on regulatory documents, orders, manuals, and instructions. Experience with strategic communications and working directly with senior leaders is required.


The Federal Division of Oasis Systems has worked extensively with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration where it has earned a reputation for on-time delivery of high-quality products tailored to the special needs of its clients. We also work with aviation organizations around the world and provide management consulting services to other public and private entities.


LOCATION: Washington, DC

JOB STATUS: Full-time

TRAVEL: Limited; ability to travel as needed


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Certifications, Experience, Skills)

SECURITY CLEARANCE: Ability to obtain a Public Trust Security Clearance.

EDUCATION: A Bachelor’s Degree in English, Communications, Technical Writing, or a related/ relevant discipline.


EXPERIENCE LEVEL: At least 7 years of related professional experience.



  • Must have the ability to establish and maintain professional, positive relationships with a wide variety of customers, including senior executives, engineers, technicians, managers, and administrative staff.
  • Must be able to write in a wide variety of formats, styles, and “voices.”
  • Able to apply advanced concepts and strategies when writing and editing.
  • Able to produce high quality work under tight and sometimes shifting deadlines.
  • Able to grasp and communicate highly technical information without a background in that area.
  • Must be comfortable asking questions of technical experts.
  • Must have a disciplined work ethic and the ability to prioritize and juggle projects.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Must enjoy working collaboratively within a small team of communications professionals.
  • Proficient in the use of the MS Office Suite (Word professional documentation styles, features and production, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Must have strong oral communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience working with federally mandated “plain language” a plus.


  • Reviews, and revises documents to conform to existing style guidelines and industry best practices for regulatory documents, manuals, instructions, and technical orders.
  • Edits, standardizes, and revises material prepared by FAA staff members, organizing and formatting content for clarity, flow, and readability.
  • Participates in projects from the planning stage, provides additional or missing materials, and edits, organizes, and formats content for clarity, flow, and integrity.
  • Meet with and receive guidance/technical direction from Subject Matter Experts, and produce an original written draft based on those discussions, to be reviewed, refined and finalized. 
  • May be asked to prepare, edit, or revise reports, correspondence, briefing, or other documentation.
  • Ensures clarity and grammatical correctness of all written materials through attention to detail and the application of recognized editorial techniques.
  • Edits and maintains a listing of technical documents, their key data, and their revision schedule
  • Works within a small communications team to develop key messaging to support the strategic communications goals of the customer.
  • Writes original content in the form of articles, columns, talking points, etc. by gathering and assessing information from a wide variety of sources.
  • Prepares, edits, or revises reports, correspondences, briefings, and other documentation.
  • Must be able to write in a wide variety of formats, styles, and “voices.”
  • Able to apply advanced concepts and strategies when writing and editing.
  • Writes and/or reviews all documented communications for the directorate including, but not limited to, briefings, memorandums, congressional correspondences, meeting notes, status reports, FOIAs, Orders, Directives, Letters, presentations, briefings, and talking points.
  • Determines the suitability of content material for target audiences.
  • Experience working with Federally-mandated “plain language” a plus.
  • Experience using InDesign a plus.
  • Helps develop graphic concepts for communicating key messages.
  • Tracks and reports progress of various projects.
  • Provides ad hoc support to FAA customer by taking meeting notes, conducting research and analysis, conducting fact-checks, gathering information, etc.

Who We Are

Oasis Systems is a premier provider of customer-driven, cost-effective and quality Engineering Services; Enterprise Systems and Applications; Human Factors Engineering; Information Technology and Cyber Security; Professional Services; and Specialized Engineering Solutions to the Department of Defense, FAA, NRC and other federal agencies.


We strive to be an exciting and welcoming company that attracts, develops, motivates and retains the most talented, skilled and dedicated people in the industry; where they are encouraged to achieve personal excellence, purpose, and their full potential and career aspirations; while supporting mission-critical national security technologies and programs.


Oasis Systems is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of any legally protected characteristic including, but not limited to, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, medical condition, military veteran status or on the basis of physical handicap which, with reasonable accommodation, render the application to satisfactorily perform the job available.


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