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TECHNICAL WRITER

Class Title: TECHNICAL WRITER
Class Code: 4450
Salary Schedule: Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule
One Salary
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Step 1
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Step 2
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$47,214.96/$22.70
$49,380.63/$23.74
$51,546.30/$24.78
$53,711.97/$25.82
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$55,877.64/$26.86
$58,043.31/$27.91
$60,208.98/$28.95
$62,374.65/$29.99
$64,540.32/$31.03
Annual salaries are calculations based on approved hourly rates.

Summary Statement: Responsible for developing, writing and editing materials for reports, briefs, proposals, instructional manuals and related technical and administrative publications concerning communications systems, networks and training on those systems.

Performs related duties as assigned. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: (not intended to be all inclusive)

1. Conceptualizes, researches, designs, develops and/or revises various reports, proposals, grant requests, training curriculum, and various printed materials.

2. Analyzes requirements of project to determine types of publications needed.

3. Coordinates with design engineers in the development of highly technical manuals, procedural guidelines, proposals, user and application guides and areas that relate to communications systems and networks.

4. Prepares illustrations, photographs, diagrams, charts and graphic layouts.

5. Organizes material and complete writing assignments according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style and terminology.

6. Researches topics, including gathering and sorting source and background materials; consult with various personnel to clarify details of source materials.

7. Reviews published materials and recommend revisions or changes in scope, format and content.

8. Reviews manufacturer and trade publications, catalogs, drawings and other data relative to the operation, maintenance and service of equipment.

9. Edits, standardizes or make changes to material prepared by other personnel in order to maintain uniform style and language for regulatory compliance.

10. Maintains records and files of work and revisions.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Knowledge of:

1. principles and practices of composing and editing informational material.

2. current technological developments/trends in area of expertise.

3. multimedia presentation programs.

4. the principals and techniques used in publishing.

5. the various methods of depicting technical information to non-technical audiences.

6. structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Skill in:

1. the use of various word processing and desktop publishing tools and programs.

2. collecting, analyzing, verifying, and manipulating data.

3. reading schematics, specifications and/or technical drawings.

4. developing design and layout of materials to be published.

Ability to:

1. communicate with and understand the requirements of professional staff in area of specialty.

2. work in a team environment among different disciplines to develop written materials from a variety of sources that are clear and user-friendly.

3. edit written materials produced from other sources for content organization, style, audience and consistency of format.

4. understand technical information presented in various forms.

5. communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Office environment.


Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor's degree in electronics, computers, technical writing, journalism, education or other related field and one year of related experience OR, an equivalent combination of education and experience to equal five (5) years.

Progression to the next pay level/step requires an overall performance rating of at least "Standard" in the last 12 months.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt




Current as of: 4/24/2014 8:17:08 AM