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Arlington, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2000485

Technical Writer

We are looking for a Technical Writer to join ICF to support a large, business analysis and management support services contract within a CIO organization. This position will be located on client site in Arlington, VA. 

What you'll be doing:

  • Convert technical language in a clear, concise manner that is understood in "layman's terms" and assist in establishing style guidelines and standards
  • Gather information from multiple sources and edit and review content for other team-members
  • Research, write, edit, and proofread documents to ensure information is clear, concise, and compliant with established formatting guidelines
  • Responsible for writing, editing, and formatting technical documents such as; User Guides, Standard Operating Procedures, Directives, and Security Policies
  • Assist various teams and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to ensure content is accurate and up-to-date
  • Responsible for executive memorandums, briefings and internal communications

What you’ll need

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3+ years of professional Technical Writer/Editor experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (must provide technical writing samples)
  • Demonstrated strong attention to detail in previous work assignments
  • Experience creating visual documentation and graphics
  • Proficiency in full Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and SharePoint
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
  • U.S. Citizenship required (required by federal government for position)

What we would like:

  • Knowledge of the application development lifecycle, including exposure to/experience in various software development lifecycle (SDLC) models/methods such as DevOps, Agile, traditional waterfall, etc.
  • Experience in developing and drafting application development and maintenance (ADM) technical and operational requirements matrices, service level agreements (SLAs), and reports
  • Experience with the full ADM procurement lifecycle – strategy, requirements gathering, request for proposal (RFP) development, proposal evaluation, contract negotiations
  • Experience with the full range of ADM pricing models
  • Experience in various vendor delivery models, e.g., local delivery teams, rural sourcing, crowd sourcing (e.g., TopCoder)
  • Exposure to enterprise modernization programs, e.g., re-platforming/refactoring applications currently residing in a traditional data center environment to enable them to perform efficiently/effectively in a cloud environment
  • Ability to communicate and interface effectively with IT and business stakeholders, draw out requirement “needs” vs. “wants,” rationalize requirements between multiple stakeholders, and document those requirements clearly and unambiguously
  • Ability to translate technical and operational requirements into contract-ready language incorporating contract structures such as defined terms

Professional Skills and/or Experience:

  • Ability to multi-task and meet aggressive deadlines
  • Ability to work with multiple clients across different groups
  • Must be a positive team player with an ability to also work independently
  • Must be able to manage changing priorities and tight deadlines

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Virginia Client Office (VA88)


Who is ICF?

A consulting services company of over 5,000 experts across 67 countries, but not your typical consultants

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