Oasis Systems

  • Technical Writer (EPASS-HN)

    Job Locations US-MA-Bedford / Hanscom AFB
    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/24/2018 2:18 PM)
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  • Overview

    Successful candidate will provide EPASS Advisory and Assistance Services to the Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, and Networks (C3I&N) Directorate (AFLCMC/HN) at the AF Life-Cycle Management Center (previously the Electronic Systems Center). The C3I&N Directorate’s primary mission is: Connecting Warfighters with Affordable, Secure, and War-Winning Cyber, C3I and Network Systems. The Directorate provides C3I connectivity, network, and infrastructure between Joint, Coalition, AF, and Allied countries space, air, terrestrial, and cyber domains. The Directorate in headquartered at Hanscom AFB, MA with 11 other operating locations.  This position will have to interface with a team of military, Government civilian, contractor project managers and FFRDC/A&AS support personnel in the day-to-day activities associated with management of HN’s projects, programs and initiatives.


    Ranges from, Level II: BA/BS, 10 years of experience (3 yrs DoD); or  15 years of directly relatable experience (5 DoD);  to Level III: Advanced Degree (MA/MS) and 12 years of experience (5 years DoD), or BA/BS degree, and 15 years of experience (5 years DoD), or 20 years of directly related experience with proper certifications (8 DoD).


    Note: Oasis has some flexibility to swap experience for degree requirements and vice-versa.

    IT Certifications are a plus.



    Position Location(s): Hanscom AFB, Lackland AFB.

    Travel: Occasional CONUS/OCONUS travel may be required.

          Secret clearance (depending on location); or as a minimum, the ability to obtain a clearance


    Specific Responsibilities:

    The successful candidate will 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.

    Ensure 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. Use desktop publishing hardware to draft, edit, and lay out material and sometimes to design, print, and distribute it. 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.

    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. May also 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. 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.
    • Provide updates and different editions as necessary.

    Recommended Experience and Skills:

    • 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

    General Responsibilities:

    • Works with assigned administrative, and matrixed acquisition support, financial management, engineering contracting, configuration and data management, and other staff.
    • Works with the Oasis Task Lead and Oasis teammates to document processes, and initiate and implement AFSO21 Rapid Improvement Events, Training Events and mentoring sessions for all task personnel.
    • Responsible for developing Integrated Master Schedule inputs, as well as tracking and reporting on Progress for assigned program(s).
    • Develops, reviews, and approves plans, schedules, and other technical documentation.
    • Facilitates and supports Division meetings and reviews, team building, strategic planning, and other on- and off-site activities.
    • Assists as needed in preparing and reviewing program/project documentation, e.g. Determinations and Findings, Justifications and Approvals, Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Statement Of Objectives (SOOs), Statements-of-Work (SOWs), Program Implementation Packages (PiPs), Performance Works Statements (PWS), Systems/Technical Requirements Documents (SRD/TRD), Contract Data Requirements Lists (CDRLs), Program Support Agreements (PSA), EMAs, 1067s, etc. and assist in source selections.
    • Performs other duties as required.


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