Technical Writer

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/3/2024 12:35 PM)
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Technical Writer


Be the Difference


Astrion offers comprehensive services that boost preparedness, optimize performance, and ensure success across various domains, from Cyber to Digital, Mission and Systems, servicing our nation's Civilian, Defense and Space communities. We support customers with Centers of Excellence in Washington DC, Huntsville, AL and Burlington, MA with an additional 36 locations across the U.S.


Astrion has an exciting opportunity for a Technical Writer for the FAA – SETIS Contract, supporting the Civilian Division.




LOCATION: Arlington, VA (DCA Hangar 6)


TRAVEL:  Limited; as needed.




  • BA/BS degree required
  • 2+ years of experience required
  • Ability to complete and pass a Public Trust Security Investigation (US Citizenship required for all applicants)




  • 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.
  • 2 years of experience using QuickSilver software in processing and preparing technical documentation
  • 2 years of experience with Adobe Communique (CQ5) Software
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.


What We Offer


  • Competitive salaries
  • Continuing education assistance
  • Professional development allotment
  • Multiple healthcare benefits packages
  • 401K with employer matching
  • Paid time off (PTO) along with a federally recognized holiday schedule


Who We Are


At Astrion, we innovate, elevate, and shape the world of tomorrow. At our core is our purpose to “Be the Difference”. This means we encourage our employees to take action and be the driving force for positive change. We foster an environment where innovative solutions flourish and our company continuously evolves.


We have a culture of care, empathy, and making a tangible difference within our organization and communities. We embrace continuous learning, growth, and innovation, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. We promote collaboration and empowering our teams is at the core of our success.


Join Astrion and Be the Difference in your career and the world!


Astrion is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.


This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.



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