Location:Washington, DCJob Code:3414# of openings:1Bay State Computers, Inc. is a professional services firm and a leading provider of Information Technology (IT) services and products to the U.S. Federal Government and Industry. Bay State brings together experienced IT professionals and the latest state-of-the-art technology tools, practices, and products to support projects and task order requirements for our customers. For more information about Bay State visit our website, connect with us on LinkedIn, or follow us on Twitter.We have an exciting opportunity for a Technical Writer/Editor to join our team. Key Responsibilities: Researches, writes, edits, and proofreads technical data for use in documents or sections of documents such as manuals, procedures, specifications, special reports, and any other customer deliverables and documents. Ensures technical documentation is accurate, complete, meets editorial specifications and adheres to standards for quality, graphics, coverage, format, and style. Assists in establishing style guidelines and standards for texts and illustrations. Performs graphics design; plans, lays out and illustrates technical or scientific materials in black and white or color. Interfaces with users to determine scope of project and best graphic medium. Executes graphic projects and coordinates and schedules production. Performs production or coordinates production with outside vendors as needed. Operates and sets up computer graphic systems. Familiar with commonly-used art media and commercially available graphics packages. Performs all functional duties independently. Works on high-visibility programs, or mission critical aspects of assigned program(s). Oversees the efforts of direct reporting resources and/or is responsible for the efforts of all staff assigned to a specific job. Required Experience/Skills:A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in technical writing, preferably in a software-related fieldAble to perform all functional duties independently on high-visibility programs, or mission critical aspects of a given programAble to oversee the efforts of direct reporting resources and/or be responsible for the efforts of all staff assigned to a specific jobExperience training/mentoring less experienced personnelExtensive experience researching, writing, editing and proofreading technical data for use in technical documentation such as manuals, procedures, specifications, design documentation, and special reportsExtensive experience with enterprise-level standards for documentation quality, graphics, coverage, format and style and ensuring deliverables comply with such standardsAble to provide valuable assistance in establishing style guidelines and standards for texts and illustrationsExtensive experience with graphics design, including layout and illustrations in black and white and colorExtensive knowledge of commonly-used art media and commercially available graphics packages, and capable of operating and setting up more than one computer graphics systemsExtensive experience collaborating with users to complete documentation and/or graphics projects, including coordination of production internally or externallyExcellent written communication skills. Candidate must be a US Citizen or permanent resident (green card holder)Education: A degree from an accredited College/University in English, Technical Writing or related discipline is preferredBenefits: Full-time employees (permanent or contract employees who are employed for a term greater than 6 months) are eligible for benefits including time-off benefits, such as vacations and holidays, and insurance and other plan benefits.Location: Washington, DCBay State Computers, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for this position regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex, citizenship, ethnicity, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.