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Technical Writer (Temporary, No Benefits)

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Technical Writer (Temporary, No Benefits)
Job Requisition Number COA077350
Position Number T76503
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Development Services Dept
Minimum Qualifications

Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in a field related to Journalism, Communications, Business Administration, plus one (1) year experience in developing, writing or editing materials of a technical nature.

Experience may substitute for education up to the maximum of four (4) years.

Licenses and Certifications Required: None

Notes to Applicants

Candidates that are selected for interviews will be required to take assessment exams in Adobe Acrobat Pro X, MS Word and MS PowerPoint.

Pay Range

$23.44 – $29.80 per hour

Hours

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

Job Close Date
11/26/2017
Type of Posting External
Department Development Services Dept
Regular/Temporary Temporary (No benefits)
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Technical
Location One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas
Preferred Qualifications
  • Skilled using Adobe Acrobat Pro and Creative Suites.
  • Skilled using Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience incorporating graphics into documentation.
  • Experience creating software user guides.
  • Experience creating computer based training.
  • Experience conducting training seminars.
  • Experience with developing FAQs.
  • Experience with creating knowledge base articles.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to write in explanatory and procedural styles for multiple audiences.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

1. Consults with subject matter experts to establish technical specifications and to determine subject material to be developed for publication.
2. Interviews personnel and read journals and other materials to become familiar with product technologies and production methods.
3. Observes production and developmental activities and other material to become familiar with product technologies and production methods
4. Organizes material and completes writing assignments according to standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style and terminology.
5. Studies drawings, specifications, mockups, and product samples to integrate and delineate technology, operating procedure and production sequence.
6. Edits, standardizes, or makes changes to material prepared.
7. Selects photographs, drawings, sketches, diagrams and charts to illustrate written materials.
8. Arranges for typing, duplication and distribution of material.
9. Maintains records and files of work and revisions.

Responsibilities – Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised: None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Knowledge of English grammar and punctuation.
Knowledge of methods of literary research.
Knowledge of printing and production of technical materials.
Skill in oral and written communication.
Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
Skill in using computers and related software applications.
Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
Skill in planning and organizing.
Ability to interpret blueprints, technical reports and specifications
Ability to proofread or edit technical materials.
Ability to organize materials into formats suitable for printing.
Ability to maintain good working relationships with other city employees and the public..

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position does not require a criminal background investigation
EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual’s AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The minimum qualifications of this position are graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in a field related to Journalism, Communications, Business Administration, plus one (1) year experience in developing, writing or editing materials of a technical nature. Experience may substitute for education up to the maximum of four (4) years. Do you meet this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Describe your experience using Adobe Acrobat Pro and Creative Suites.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe your experience using Microsoft Office Suite.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you have experience incorporating graphics into documentation?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience creating software user guides?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience in creating computer based training?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have experience in conducting training seminars?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have experience in developing FAQ's?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Do you have experience in creating knowledge base articles?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Describe your ability to write in explanatory and procedural styles for multiple audiences.

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * Describe your written and verbal communications skills.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents