Writer - Proposal/Technical writer (mid)

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations



Writer Proposal / Technical Writer
Falls Church, VA

MUST
:
Expereinced Proposal/Technical Writer
5+ years of experience writing proposal responses and related technical documentation for the Federal Government
5+ years creating customized written content for government proposals, understanding of proposal lifecycle, and content management
Must be able to create original compelling and compliant content in response to RFP questions
Proven ability to apply principles of Standard English language usage, grammar, mechanics, etc. in written work
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office 2007/2010 products, primarily in Word and Excel
Proficient in SharePoint
Shipley certified (preferred)
Bachelor's Degree in English, Journalism, Communications, or in Information Technology

DUTIES:
Determines federal proposal concept by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs; studying requests for proposal (RFPs) and request for quote (RFQ)
Familiar and fluent with the Shipley proposal process
Meets proposal deadline by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, and approval;
Entering and monitoring tracking data; coordinating requirements with contributors; contributing proposal status information to review meetings; transmitting proposals
Candidate will gather proposal information by identifying sources of information; coordinating submissions and collections
Candidate will also help with identifying and communicating risks associated with proposals
Develops proposal by assembling information including project nature, objectives/ outcomes/ deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, staffing, budget, standards of performance, and evaluation
Writing, revising, and editing drafts including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials
Performs technical rewrite/edits on proposals, as necessary
Prepares presentation by evaluating text, graphics, and binding; coordinating printing
Maintains quality results by using templates; following proposal-writing standards including readability, consistency, and tone; maintaining proposal support databases
Candidate should be able to effectively interact with both technical and non-technical decision makers and engineers in the same situation while communicating in language that each group understands
Work with and assists SMEs by suggesting and/or developing graphics (charts, process flows, screenshots, etc.) that convey the theme or solution being proposed
Writes original text for corporate experience, past performances, standard business practices (project management/staffing/quality/transition plans), and resumes
Finds, analyzes, and synthesizes written content from proposal libraries; revises and repurposes it for new efforts ensuring the content is tailored to meet the solicitation requirements
Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; maintaining personal networks
Manages repository and other proposal libraries as required in the SharePoint library
Participates in technical solutioning/theming sessions and proposal color reviews, as necessary
*Quadrant, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Quadrant is committed to administering all employment and personnel actions on the basis of merit and free of discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability. Consistent with this commitment, we are dedicated to the employment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, persons of all ethnic backgrounds and religions according to their abilities.

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