Jobs/Technical Writer


Technical Writer



Agency / Department

Department of Education, Skills and Employment

Experience Level

Mid Level

Employment Type


Expected Rate (inc. Super)

$100 per hour***


Australian Capital Territory


The Department of Education, Skills and Employment has multiple openings for Technical Writers.


The Department is looking for a talented Technical Writer to:

  1. Engage with internal teams to obtain a high level of understanding of the applications and documentation requirements.
  2. Plan, develop and write technical procedures and manuals.
  3. Research, develop and document technical design specifications.


Work with internal teams to develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for a broad range of technical and administrative tasks undertaken in support of application administration and enabling services such as database, release and infrastructure support.

Essential Criteria

  1. Demonstrated experience in technical writing of bespoke software documentation.
  2. Demonstrated ability to quickly grasp new concepts, develop both business and technical contexts and adjust documentation language according to target audiences.
  3. Strong communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise and negotiate with business and technical personnel.
  4. Well-developed documentation skills for writing clear concise technical requirements.
  5. Sound and effective organisational skills, including the ability to manage changes to technical requirements and priorities and work within tight timeframes.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a team to achieve outcomes and meet deadlines.

Desired Criteria

  1. Demonstrated knowledge and experience of Department of Education, Skills and Employment Programs and supporting applications

Security Clearance

Ability to obtain baseline clearance


Two option periods of twelve months each:

  • 1 Jul 2021 to 30 Jun 2022,
  • 1 Jul 2022 to 30 Jun 2023

**Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for more information regarding the expected rate



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