New Job Technical Writer, Dhs In Utah

Technical Writer, DHS
Technical Writer, DHS

Technical Writer, DHS

Company : State of Utah
Salary : $22.63 an hour
Location : Utah

Full Description

Job Description

Technical Writer
Part Time - 100% Telework Eligible
The Department of Human Services, is looking for a dedicated professional to fill our Technical Writer position. As the Technical Writer you will project manage assembly, format, consistency, and publication of merging Department of Health and Department of Human Services’ policies, procedures, code, rule, etc. Write, design, format, edit, combine, and develop policies, procedures, rules, legal forms and other related technical written material for clarity, consistency, and compliance with all legal requirements by federal and state laws. Work with internal resources (leadership, legal, HR, finance, communications, technical staff, etc.) to gather clarifying information, review edits, and finalize documents. Edit report and other informational material. Monitor completion by deadlines. Upload final documents into online database and publish public documents.

Principal Duties
As the Technical Writer you will:
  • Combine, edit, format, and write policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Review and edit informational materials.
  • Edit and format technical reports, articles or related material based on research, investigation or analysis.
  • Ensure consistency and compliance with applicable federal and/or state laws, regulations, and/or agency rules, standards and guidelines, etc.
  • Provide consultation, make recommendations, give appropriate advice, and/or facilitate decisions.
  • Develop and maintain area specific records, review reports, resolve the more sensitive compliance issues, and provide area centralization for agency-level coordination.
  • Act as a resource for management and staff; provide technical support within area of responsibility.
  • Analyze, summarize and/or review data; report findings, interpret results and/or make recommendations.
  • Manage coordination and approvals with many parties, including leadership, legal, finance, communications, etc.
  • Upload finalized documents into an online database and publish content internally and publicly.

Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate:
  • Can perform technical writing tasks.
  • Can write or draft technical reports, articles or related material based on research, investigation or analysis
  • Can review and edit technical writing
  • Will ensure compliance with applicable federal and/or state laws, regulations, and/or agency rules, standards and guidelines, etc.

Why You Should Join Our Team
You will not only work with a professional communications team on behalf of the most vulnerable in our communities, but you will also receive great benefits. Click here to see the variety of benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as a comprehensive leave program the State of Utah offers.

The Agency
For information on the Department of Human Services, please click here.

Typical Qualifications

  • The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
  • The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
  • The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
  • The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.