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Lead Technical Writer - NISSC II


colorado springs, colorado

Lead Technical Writer - NISSC II - (ADV0004CX) Your Impact: 

Jacobs is seeking a Lead Technical Writer to support the newly awarded NISSC II contract. Your career at Jacobs enables NISSC to fulfill its mission to “provide classified communications and processing for Command and Control (C2) capability in organizational work centers at NISSC sites.” As a member of our team, you will support corporate and customer mission to provide world-class IT services and support that connects systems and users across NORAD in the areas of software development/maintenance, network services, cyber security, systems administration, and other mission-critical areas.

Job Description

The Lead Technical Writer empowers the Technical Editing Team to effectively review/edit technical documentation and performs specialized tasks in writing/editing formal documentation in support of the NISCC II contract, and ensures all contract documentation is consistent with precedents and defensible with the law and regulations. 

Typical Duties Include:

  • Guide the planning and execution of documentation editing projects.
  • Empower the team of Technical Writers/Editors to organize, edit, and polish technical documentation.
  • Work simultaneously on multiple tasks and projects, independently setting priorities to meet deadlines.
  • Collaborate with Technical Publications Manager and Data Management Lead to ensure accurate and timely delivery of documents.
  • Develop processes and procedures to enhance the productivity of the Technical Publications department.
  • Consult with subject matter experts (SMEs) on changes to existing documentation.
  • Develop, organize, and deliver technical writing training programs and related materials.
  • Organize and schedule the review deliveries of formal documentation.
  • Schedule and coordinate contractual meeting minutes.
  • Perform proofreading of policy and technical documents, and produce substantive edits, correcting formatting, grammar, and organizational problems to meet NISSC II documentation standards.
  • Schedule and facilitate Technical Publication team meetings.

  Here's What You'll Need:  

Clearance Requirements:  Secret

Educational Requirements: BS/BA

Certification Requirements: N/A

Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years relevant experience.
  • Proven experience in planning, developing, reviewing, and editing technical documentation.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and excellent communication skills are required.
  • Exceptional attention to detail is required.

​​​​​​​Preferred Experience

  • Experience with Microsoft Office – SharePoint strongly preferred.
  • Familiar with DoD publications
  • Project management experience a plus


Essential Functions

Work Environment

  • Work will be performed inside a large facility. An inside environment may be a cubicle (considerations: close quarters, low to moderate noise, bright or dim lighting).
  • Work assignments vary based on client requirements.
  • Work may include travel with the military to participate in exercises in austere conditions
  • Outside work may include various environmental conditions including hot, dusty, cold, icy and windy climates.

Physical Requirements

  • Sitting at desk. Phone use and PC or laptop. Filing required. May require lifting and carrying boxes of supplies or files up to 25 lbs. Extended periods of sitting while on PC/laptop or phone.
  • May require climbing, working at heights and in small confined spaces such as under raised floors, inside closets and server racks. Must be able to sit, stoop, kneel or crouch for long periods of time.  Work in noisy areas with hotter and colder temperature than standard office environmental conditions. Lift and transport equipment up to 50 pounds.

Equipment and Machines

  • General office equipment, which includes: telephone, fax machine, copier, PC/laptop, and other miscellaneous office equipment.
  • Servers, switches, routers and other computer equipment that supports the network environment.
  • Operating hand tools, power tools, ladders and test equipment.
  • May require operating motor vehicles.


  • Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is mandatory. 
  • Shift Work is required to support operations.  The candidate chosen for this position will work varying shifts
  • It is important to be able to work any shift/designated hours required. 
  • You may be asked to continue performance in support of a war, contingency, or exercise
  • You may be asked to continue performance during inclement weather or other conditions when others are not permitted to work
  • Position may require night and weekend work and could include travel with the military to participate in operations/exercises located in areas with field conditions


  • Continental and Oversees travel may be required.  It is important to maintain a current passport.

Other Essential Functions

  • Employment is contingent upon obtaining all required certifications within the timeframe specified in a waiver by the government (if applicable) and maintaining required certifications through the duration of the contract. Failure to obtain/maintain required certifications will result in disqualification for this position and could result in termination.
  • Candidate must exhibit a professional behavior that promotes teamwork, fosters cooperation, and enhances productivity in the workplace. Must be well organized with the ability to coordinate, prioritize and execute multiple tasks simultaneously in a high-pressure environment. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to work effectively with a variety of government, military and contractor personnel at all levels. 
  • Candidate must be able to interface effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Grooming and dress usually business casual, but dependent on client’s standards. Must not pose a safety hazard to employees working in the same general area.
  • The position for which you are applying for requires a US government security clearance. This is to advise you, that should you be extended an offer, if you possess a dual citizenship (i.e., citizen of the US and another country), to be granted a clearance you will be required to relinquish your citizenship in the foreign country.


This position is expected to pay $55,000-65,000 annually; depending on experience, education, and any certifications that are directly related to the position.

Jacobs health and welfare benefits are designed to invest in you, and in the things you care about. Your health. Your well-being. Your security. Your future. Typical benefits offered include education reimbursement, retirement benefits (401K match), employee stock purchase plan, health benefits, tax saving options, disability benefits, life and accident insurance, voluntary benefits, paid time off and paid holidays, and parental leave.

  Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.   Primary Location :   United States-Colorado-Colorado Springs-20370-CCO1 Job Posting :   Aug 4, 2022, 3:51:10 PM Job :   Information Technology Organization :   CMS Job Type :   Experienced Job Classification :   Fulltime-Regular Work Locations :   20370-CCO1   2221 E. Bijou St   Suite 350   Colorado Springs   80915 Capabilities :   Space

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