STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B18

Class No. 1870

TECHNICAL WRITER I

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs complex (journey-level) technical writing work. Work involves composing, organizing, and editing compiled information. May train others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Composes, reviews, and edits technical documents, materials, and reports.

Researches, develops, and disseminates information on techniques for organizing and presenting information.

Arranges for the duplication and distribution of documents, publications, and reports.

Confers with staff to determine material to be developed for publication.

Prepares responses to correspondence, reports, surveys, questionnaires, and other requests for information.

Reviews, analyzes, and summarizes documents.

Maintains records and files of work and revisions.

May assist with preparing and refining material for speeches and other public presentations, and with developing graphics and layouts.

May assist in planning and scheduling document delivery.

May train others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in technical writing work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business administration, English, education, or a related field is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the techniques and methods of planning, organizing, and writing various types of materials; of research methodology; and of departmental policies, procedures, and regulations.

Skill in the use of office equipment.

Ability to conduct research; to compose, review, illustrate, and edit technical documents, materials, and reports; to communicate effectively; and to train others.


State Auditor’s Office

Reviewed 9-1-17