Technical Writer

Posted 11 July 2022
Salary$60 - $85 per hour
LocationCanberra
Job type Contract
DisciplineGovernment, Defence, Emergency, Government
ReferenceJO-2207-482478

Job description

About the Organisation
This large federal department contributes to Australia's economic prosperity and social well being by creating opportunities and driving better outcomes for people through various pathways.
 
About the role
The Department is looking for a talented Technical Writer to engage with internal teams to obtain a high level of understanding of the applications and documentation requirements. You will focus on Planning, development and writing technical procedures and manuals. Together with Research, develop and document technical design specifications.
 
Working with internal teams to develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for a broad range of technical and administrative tasks undertaken in support of application administration and enabling services such as database, release, and infrastructure support.
 
Essential criteria
  • Demonstrated experience in technical writing of bespoke software documentation.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly grasp new concepts, develop both business and technical contexts and adjust documentation language according to target audiences.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise and negotiate with business and technical personnel.
  • Well-developed documentation skills for writing clear concise technical requirements.
  • Sound and effective organisational skills, including the ability to manage changes to technical requirements and priorities and work within tight time frames.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a team to achieve outcomes and meet deadlines.
Desirable criteria
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of Department of Education, Skills and Employment Programs and supporting applications to apply
If this role is of interest to you and you would like to know more then please don’t hesitate to contact Eden Morris emorris@dfp.com.au 02 6162 7305

DFP welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability. In addition, DFP will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you identify as a person with disability and require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise via adjustments@dfp.com.au or 1300 337 000 and indicate your preferred method of communication (email, phone, text) so we can keep in touch and meet your accessibility needs.

Note: You may be required to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status.