Jacobs Technical Writer in MacDill AFB, Florida

Technical Writer


USSOCOM's mission is to “Provide fully capable Special Operations Forces (SOF) to defend the United States and its interests and synchronize planning for global operations against terrorist networks.” As a member of our team, you will partner with SOF military and civilian members to directly support this mission by providing world-class Information Technology services and support that connect over 60,000 users around the world.

Job Description

Technical Writers must possess the ability to communicate complex information clearly and concisely. They need excellent interpersonal skills in order to elicit detailed information from subject-matter experts (for example, applications developers), in addition to advanced writing and editing skills. Technical Writers also need to be adept in document creation using applications such as Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft PowerPoint.

Typical Duties

  • Documenting the specifications, design, features and operation of applications

  • Writing and editing user manuals, help systems and other technical documents

  • Designing and formatting documents using document-creation software

  • Interviewing developers and other technical resource personnel to ensure the accuracy of all information presented

  • Creating and using photographs, drawings, diagrams, animation and charts that increase understanding of subject matter

  • Standardizing content across platforms and media



Requires two (2) years of college with courses in business administration, industrial management, or appropriate discipline with eight (8) years of progressive and relevant experience. Additional relevant education may be substituted for progressive experience.

Required Experience:

3 years of technical writing expereince on another contract of similar scope and size

Preferred Certifications:

ITIL v3 Foundations

Work Environment:

  • Work will be performed inside a large facility. Work assignments vary based on client requirements.

Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting at desk. Phone use and PC or laptop. Filing required. May require lifting and carrying boxes of supplies or files up to 25 lbs. Extended periods of sitting while on PC/laptop or phone.

Equipment and Machines:

  • General office equipment, which includes: telephone, fax machine, copier, PC/laptop, and other miscellaneous office equipment.


  • Work assignments dependent on requirements by the client. It is important to be able to work at least 8 hours a day for 5 days per week (Monday through Friday).


  • None Expected

Other Essential Functions:

  • Candidate must exhibit a professional behavior that promotes teamwork, fosters cooperation, and enhances productivity in the workplace. Must be well organized with the ability to coordinate, prioritize and execute multiple tasks simultaneously in a high-pressure environment. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to work effectively with a variety of government, military and contractor personnel at all levels. Must be able to interface effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization. Grooming and dress usually business casual, but dependent on client’s standards. Must not pose a safety hazard to employees working in the same general area.

  • The position for which you are applying for requires a US government security clearance. This is to advise you, that should you be extended an offer, if you possess a dual citizenship (i.e., citizen of the US and another country), in order to be granted a clearance you will be required to relinquish your citizenship in the foreign country.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Florida-MacDill AFB

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: I2S0002N8