Technical Writer/ Noise Response Specialist Support (FAA expertise preferred) (655574)

  • 07/04/2018

Job Description

Location: FORT WORTH TX US 76102 Description:

The NISC III program within Leidos Civil Group is seeking a Technical Writer/ Noise Response Specialist to fulfill an important role in support of the NISC program / FAA customer.

The technical writing support portion of the position will involve drafting responses to Congressional Inquiries, Briefing Papers, Hotline Complaints, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and Privacy Act Inquiries.

Work shall include research, editing, and preparation of written responses from open source/public information in accordance with all applicable FAA writing standards and guidelines.

Specific duties in this area include:

  • Writing and editing of communications that may be both complex and controversial in nature intended for a variety of audiences to include: Congressional correspondence, Administrator hotlines, Safety hotlines, general correspondence, VIP Briefing Papers, and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

  • Serve as a technical authority on the use of Plain Language and best practices for correspondence writing and accuracy.

  • Review and interpret laws, rules and regulations, policies and standard operation procedures.

  • Provide information and advice to both internal and external customers.

  • Determine the line of business to be contacted and advises the POCs of any sensitive or controversial requests.

  • Coordinate and consult with subject matter experts to fulfill requests regarding the composition and development of a variety of written responses.

  • Provide editorial support for team and performs rewrites to submitted draft and official documents.

As an expert technical writer, employee will be expected to complete documents within strict timeframes, which will need to afford for a suitable time for comment periods and take into account time for FAA Lines of Business (LOB), and industry to complete required signatory/endorsement processes.

Completion of documents within established timeframes is fundamental and the employee shares responsibility for on­-schedule completion of all ATO correspondences/responses assigned to the team.

The Noise Response Specialist portion of the position will involve providing technical and engineering assistance on Environmental Impacts associated with the Airspace Redesign Program implementation.

Employee will assist the FAA in implementing regulations promulgated by the Council on Environmental Quality in accordance with Executive Order on Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality.

Employee will also assist the FAA in implementing national policy to protect and enhance the quality of the human environment and meet national environmental goals associated with the implementation of the Airspace Redesign Program. This may require interface with FAA headquarters offices, FAA field offices and other support contractors. This may also require the interface with Public Forum groups and meetings interfacing with all users of the National Airspace System.

Employee will accomplish the above by performing the following support functions for the Airspace Redesign Team:

  • Identify impacts of FAA actions associated with the Airspace Redesign program including, but not limited to; noise, socioeconomic, land uses, air quality, and water quality.
  • Determine fleet mix and times of use of existing aircraft. Determine the noise level from current operations and prepare noise analysis on proposed action in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1 f (as amended).
  • Prepare environmental analyses and documents that may include, but not limited to Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Assessments, and Noise Impact Statements.
  • Assist with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance and completing interagency and intergovernmental coordination and consultation.
  • Identify reasonable alternatives, where possible, to the proposed action.
  • Analyze the reasonable foreseeable direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental impacts of the proposed action and alternatives
  • Facilitate compliance with applicable environmental laws, regulations, and executive orders.
  • Provide support for the type of environmental action required.
  • Prepare Categorical Exclusions and determine need for Environmental Assessments of Environmental Impact Statements.
  • Assist with public forum meetings and act as subject matter experts for NEPA reviews.
  • Provide any needed graphics showing existing and proposed routes on land use maps including pertinent date.
  • Track and analyze data to ensure compliance with existing policies and procedures, and develops reports supporting management initiatives.
  • Apply experience and advanced knowledge to determine which facilities/offices are involved in the requests and forwards a copy of the information to the appropriate facilities/offices, including follow up, as needed.
  • Ensure that all written materials, including correspondences, internal memoranda, reports, Congressional responses and tasking are clear, concise, and accurate.

Typical education and experience:
  • Typically requires a BA degree and 4 – 8 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 2 – 6 years of prior relevant experience.

Basic qualifications (Required to accomplish all requirements in order of importance):
  • Ability to manage projects and work activities in accordance with milestones and goals, systematically gather pertinent information to respond to program inquiries.
  • Ability to analyze problems to identify significant factors, recognize solutions, prepare reports, briefings, and/or other information specific to the needs and knowledge of the target audience, and conduct investigative inquires and staff studies.

  • Must have experience in writing and/or editing a variety of material such as research reports, controlled correspondence, reports, briefing papers specific to the needs and knowledge of the target audience; while applying grammar, punctuation, style, accuracy, and format requirements.
  • 3 or more years of Technical Writing experience.

  • Ability to review, understand, and apply laws, policies and regulations governing one or more program in order to answer questions, provide advice to others, and solve problems.

Computer Applications:
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, database management applications, and know how to use the Internet as a data gathering and communicating tool.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Products including Sharepoint (KSN).

  • Ability to provide organized documentation, and has an awareness of general documentation systems.

  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust Security clearance.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% for work.
  • Initiative, great people skills, excellent note taking skills, and communication skills.
  • Team Player.
Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.