Technical Writer

Accokeek MD Leidos


The National Airspace System Integration Support Contract (NISC IV) program at Leidos is looking for a Technical Writer.

This role will support multiple Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) programs including The Office of Policy, International Affairs, and Environment (APL) and National Engagement & Regional Administration (ARA).

We are seeking a talented and energetic candidate to work with the best and brightest employees around the country in creating innovative all-encompassing solutions for our programs. You will work in a fast-paced and diverse environment, enjoy flexible work arrangements, and will have a management team that encourages your career development and growth.

Our team supports a wide range of FAA organizations in achieving their business objectives under a NISC IV contract. The selected candidate will provide communications support including strategic planning, producing marketing and communications collateral, executing internal and external communications campaigns, developing information products.

This position has the potential to be mostly remote, working 1 day per week in the Washington DC office.

Technical Writer Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop clear and concise communications products and materials for internal or external audiences.
  • Conduct research to develop new content and update existing materials.
  • Define metrics to track communications effectiveness.
  • Support the clients by applying creative problem-solving and an entrepreneurial approach.
  • Research technical reference materials.
  • Coordinate with stakeholders or other experts.
  • Develop draft and final copies of documentation while ensuring documents meet editorial and government specifications and adhere to standards for quality, graphics, coverage, format, and style.
  • Provide support through management of communication products for STEM outreach programs, strategic messaging, creative production, and content development.
  • Assist FAA professionals in the development of professional documents, develop presentations, and communications products as well as provide status updates, decision briefs, technical documents, training materials, web content, technical writing, and editing.
  • Attend all program meetings (position is directly responsible for this), developing detail meeting summaries including action items, and manage distribution of finalized materials to key stakeholders.
  • Assist the FAA in the development of prototype and operational communication resources that include paper-based, web-based, and mobile-based applications as requested by FAA program office.
  • Conform to policies, guidelines, and procedures with adherence to plain language guidelines and communication best practices, and FAA Office of Communications (AOC) branding guidelines.
  • Ensure alignment of new products to FAA’s Office of Information Technology (AIT) standards.

Technical Writer Basic Qualifications:

  • BA degree and 8+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6+ years of prior relevant experience.
  • Excellent writing skills with demonstrated experience writing and editing various types of communications to include meeting summaries, policy manuals/user guides, and communications plans.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (oral and written) to various levels of management, including data presentations.
  • Working knowledge and proficiency utilizing Microsoft Office applications to include Word, Excel, Office, Teams, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust Security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working in federal government contracting, FAA is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Section 508 Compliance requirements.


Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $78,000.00 – $141,000.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.


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