Documentation Specialist I-II (4680), UPDATED
Company: National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Posted on: June 24, 2022
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Position Description: Position Summary The NRAO announces a new
opportunity for a Documentation Specialist at our facility in
Socorro, NM. The Specialist will be responsible for production of
technical documentation and the correct implementation of
documentation procedures for technical projects and operations. Th
e Specialist will review and archive documents using documentation
management software, and assist or lead managers, engineers,
scientists, and other subject matter experts in creating and
editing documents. The Specialist will also implement proper
organization of documentation, including monitoring document and
product numbering assignments both in software and in a Product
Tree. The NRAO has a long history of developing new technology to
enable forefront research in radio astronomy. This development
occurs in a collaborative environment with technicians, hardware
and software engineers, and scientists. By joining NRAO, an
employee has a direct contribution to expanding the observatorys
state-of-the-art facilities and equipment used by scientists around
the world. Creating effective communication and documentation is a
critical part of this effort. Socorro is a small, historical town
in the Rio Grande Valley, 75 miles south of Albuquerque. In
addition to competitive pay, NRAO provides excellent paid time off
benefits (vacation and sick leave). Medical, dental and vision
plans are effective first day of employment. NRAOs retirement
benefit contributes an amount equal to 10 percent of a qualified
participants base pay. No contribution is required of the employee;
we also offer an optional supplemental, tax-deferred plan for
employee retirement contributions. Job Duties Summary The
successful candidate will work both independently and with others
in a dynamic team environment to document both development projects
and design and operation of existing equipment or telescopes.
Functional responsibilities for this position include:
- Create, review, edit, maintain, and update technical
documentation for a wide variety of technical systems, processes,
and administrative procedures.
- Prepare documentation with minimal input (written or verbal)
from subject matter experts.
- Manage software related to the management of documentation
review, archival and use in NRAO projects and operations. This
includes initiation and resolution of documentation workflow.
- Develop, use, and train others on documentation standards and
procedures and use of documentation management software.
- Perform other duties as assigned. Examples of required
documentation include diagrams, design drawings, engineering change
orders, interface control documents, lists, manuals, plans,
procedures, reports, requirements, and statements of work. Work
Environment Most work will be performed on a computer at a desk.
Some work is expected to be done in the lab or on antennas in order
to document Standard Operating Procedures and other tasks performed
on Observatory equipment. Therefore, the successful candidate may
occasionally be required to work outdoors such as at the VLA site.
Position Requirements: Minimum Education Bachelor's Degree,
preferably in English, Communications, or Information Technology ;
or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum
Experience The successful candidate should have one or more years
of experience in technical writing, editing, and content creation,
preferably within a technical organization like the NRAO. Must also
have experience in document layout/design and template creation .
Preferred Experience Three to five or more years of related
experience and experience in the operation and administration of
engineering document and drawing management software system s .
Competency Summary The Specialist must be fluent in the English
language and capable of constructing grammatically correct
sentences and paragraph development. The successful candidate must
be detail oriented and self-motivated with a willingness to learn.
An excellent level of communication, both orally and in writing, is
essential for this role and should be demonstrated with published
and reviewable documentation. Proficiency with Microsoft Word,
PowerPoint, and Visio and Adobe Acrobat Pro required. Proficiency
with LaTeX and documentation management systems is desirable.
Additional Requirements The Observatory requires staff to be fully
vaccinated against COVID -19 to access our facilities. An offer of
employment is contingent upon the selected applicant providing
proof of vaccination. Accommodation for a disability or sincerely
held religious belief will be considered. e Application
Instructions: Apply online at the careers page. You will need to be
prepared to upload your current CV/Resume and a letter of
application describing interest and suitability for the position.
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement: AUI is an equal opportunity
employer. Women, Minorities, Vietnam-Era Veterans, Disabled
Veterans, Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged
to apply. To view our complete statement, please visit . If you
require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or
hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by
sending an email to email@example.com. The NRAO is an equal
opportunity employer (M/F/D/V) The National Radio Astronomy
Observatory is a facility of the National Science Foundation
operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities,
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