UIC Alaska

Technical Writer / Editor

Technical Writing/Editing
Location : Location
Minimum Clearance Required
Public Trust (NAC)
Travel Requirement




Bowhead seeks a Technical Writer / Editor to join our team in Mobile, AL. The Technical Writer is responsible for researching, writing, and editing complex GIS technical documentation including, but not limited to, scopes of work, customer requirements documents, security-related documents, computing architecture diagrams, GIS product user’s guides, dredging specifications, standard operating procedures, project management plans, system design documents, flow charts, organizational charts.


  • Other responsibilities include editing and customizing screenshots and other graphics for use in technical documents.
  • The Technical Writer must maintain proficiency in document-development applications (including Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Office Suite, and graphics applications, such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Microsoft Visio).
  • Independent decision-making and sound judgment are required to determine writing and presentation style.


  • A BA/S and an additional one to three (1-3) years’ experience in a technical writing position are required.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills and interpersonal skills are imperative.
  • Multitasking, good judgment, and the ability to work both alone and as part of a team are required.
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies, GitLab, eMASS, SpecsIntact, Camtasia, and/or Esri ArcGIS is a plus.
  • Candidates with minimal programming background are highly encouraged to apply.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged amounts of time
  • Must be able to twist, bend and squat periodically

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED: Must be able to obtain a security clearance at the Public Trust level. US Citizenship is a requirement for Secret clearance at this location. 




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