ITA International

WCC Acquisition Specialist/ Technical Writer

Job Location US-DC-Washington Naval Shipyard
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ITA International, LLC is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business specializing in providing detailed mission analysis, innovative organizational planning, technical staff training support and comprehensive assessments resulting in strategic-to-tactical solutions for government and private sector.


ITA currently recruiting for an Acquisition Specialist/ Technical Writer for our USCG HQ Washington DC location. 


The Acquisition Specialist/ Technical Writer must:

  • Be familiar with and understand the guidance, practices and policies set forth in the Major System Acquisition Manual (MSAM) COMDTINST M5000.10 (series)
  • In preparation of upcoming Acquisition Decision Events (ADEs), all current MSAM and DHS 102-01-001 required documents and plans shall be reviewed and revised as necessary, as well as, all new required documents shall be drafted.
  • Incorporating guidelines, procedures and policy, and acquisition strategies in to a new document for routing, incorporating comments and finalization for signature
  • Draft, produce, and finalize technical and requirements documents in accordance with MSAM templates
  • Preparing briefs and presentations for internal USCG directorates and commands as well as external USCG entities
  • Support in areas of communications, documentation capture, control and technical library management, technical writing, task tracking, briefings, performance measurement product/deliverable, and meeting support.
  • Organize and maintain the configuration of a complete electronic set of current and historical program documents in the USCG provided IDE. Examples include MSAM required documentation, decisional memorandums; modifications; concepts and specifications, including technical issues, and reported; correspondence; scheduling revisions; plans; technical presentations and briefings.
  • Provide updates due to policy, procedures, or program strategy changes and finalization for signature.
  • Maintenance includes periodic updates (at a minimum annually) or adjustment of required documents to reflect changes to the program.
  • Track, review and preparation of acquisition related documents including documents such as requirements documents and work packages for support of work performed external to the Program Office
  • Work collaboratively with operators, engineers, project managers, and system managers
  • Create technical documents and manuals
  • Explain complex information in a clear and concise manner
  • Maintain a comprehensive library of technical terminology and documentation
  • Analyze documents to maintain continuity of style of content
  • Manage updates and revisions to technical literature


In addition, all personnel must:


• Have 5-15 proven experience in technical writing and producing high-quality documentation
• Typically work on high-visibility or mission critical aspects of a given program and perform all functional duties independently
• Have experience in the planning, developing and execution of acquisition efforts to complete acquisition related documents, internal/external business processes, contract requirements and financial requirements at all stages of an acquisition program’s life cycle.
• Ability to deliver high quality documentation paying attention to detail
• Ability to quickly grasp complex technical concepts and make them easily understandable in text and pictures
• Excellent written skills in English

In addition, all personnel must:
• Be proficient with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and MS Outlook and other software/tools provided on the Coast Guard Standard Workstation and provided for a specific position
• Have a minimum of at least 1 year demonstrated experience with shipbuilding acquisitions
• Have a minimum of at least 1 year demonstrated experience supporting a major system acquisition program (DHS/USCG Level I, DoD ACAT I or equivalent)




 ITA international is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive

consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,

disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans


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