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L3 Vertex Aerospace
Location: Madison
Job type: Permanent
Sector: IT & Communications
Category: Technical Writer
Position Overview:

The Senior Technical Writer will be primarily accountable for analysis of customer requirements and accomplishing the development of assigned sections of L3 technical proposals in response to Requests for Proposals (RFP). He/she will be responsible for providing subject matter expertise to the proposal team in the disciplines of supply chain management and/or aircraft maintenance processes and procedures. The Senior Technical Writer will utilize knowledge of standard RFP/contract structure, contract types and Federal Acquisition Processes to write compliant and compelling responses to competitive aviation maintenance proposals for the Federal Government.

Job Responsibilities:


Working with assigned Proposal Manager to develop, write, and edit aviation and/or supply chain technical sections/volumes of Government proposals


Review and analysis of customer-provided solicitation documents (e.g., RFP, Requests for Information [RFI]; Sources Sought requests, Performance Work Statements [PWS], Statements of Objectives [SOO], Statements of Work [SOW], and supporting technical documentation pertinent to the solicitation) for assigned proposal sections


Conducting extensive research as necessary to support development of proposal strategy, expanded outlines, and storyboards


Narrative development (writing) of assigned proposal sections including: annotated outlines, drafts, and concept sketches for proposed supporting graphic illustrations


Working with program and Operations Subject Matter Experts (SME) to full develop the strength of our technical approach


Developing and providing risk assessments for assigned proposal sections


Ensuring assigned writing tasks are compliant with the proposal outline, using a compliance matrix


Proposal color review team participation


Post-review document recovery and final editing of assigned documents prior to publication


Analysis and development of responses to Evaluation Notices (EN), clarification requests, or similar documents issued by the customer.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


Ability to analyze Government RFPs, develop technical solutions, and write technical sections of competitive Government proposals


Subject Matter Expert (SME) in supply chain management and/or aircraft maintenance processes and procedures—providing experientially-based technical advice and recommendations


Must possess excellent writing and communication skills


Must possess proposal writing experience with large scale competitive proposals for the Federal Government


Experience in the management of aircraft maintenance and/or supply chain for Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, Federal Aviation, or as a defense contractor.


Basic Qualifications:


Bachelor degree in Business, Journalism, English, Marketing, Communication, or similar relevant area of study and 8 years of aviation maintenance and/or supply chain management experience; OR an associates degree in a similar area of study, and a minimum of 15 years’ aviation and or supply management experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Extensive experience with Microsoft Office suite and internet applications

Desired Qualifications & Experience:


Minimum of 5 years developing and writing competitive proposals


Editorial practice and standards with strong organization skills




Strong interpersonal skills

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be in a stationary position 50-60% of the time. The employee is frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms/hands/fingers to operate, activate, prepare, place, position standard office equipment and technology. The employee may occasionally be required to stand, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl as needed to perform assigned duties. The employee may be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds of weight in positioning or operating standard office equipment such as loading paper into the printer/copier machine.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment is in an air-conditioned/heat ventilated office building. The employee may be required to visit a shipping or warehouse section of the office building which may have higher or lower temperatures than normal for the office building. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Company Overview:

L-3 Vertex Aerospace is headquartered in Madison, Mississippi with operating locations world-wide. We provide rotary wing and fixed wing maintenance and logistics services, expeditionary maintenance, and quick response staffing support. We are a leading provider of Army Rotary Wing maintenance services, base support services for maintenance, transportation, and supply. We distinguish ourselves by responsiveness and ability to surge manning, exceed customer performance metrics, through solid, dependable contract performance. Our markets and customers are all military services, Other Government Agencies (OGA) and select foreign governments.

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Equal Opportunity Employer – minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities / sexual orientation / gender identity.

Company Location:

L-3 Logistics Solutions (Vertex) has been a part of the Madison and Ridgeland, Mississippi community since moving its headquarters here in 1989. Located just a few miles north of Jackson, South Madison County is one of the fastest growing counties in Mississippi, yet remains a small, friendly community full of rich history and looking forward to a bright future. Madison is home to Tulane University’s sub-campus, and offers the State’s top public, private, and parochial school systems. Whether it be shopping, dining, entertainment or outdoor activities, South Madison County is a desirable place to live and raise a family.



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: Full-time

: Day - 1st

: Yes, 10 % of the Time

: Sector - Logistics Solutions-21000028

Job Level
: Individual Contributor

Job Posting
: Dec 14, 2017, 5:51:31 PM

: No Benchmark Technical Grade 6

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