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Technical Writer

Apply before 6PM (AEDT) on: Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Australian Capital Territory


Agency / Department

Department of Education, Skills and Employment

Experience Level

Mid Level

Employment Type


Expected Rate (inc. Super)

$100 per hour***

Overview and Responsibilities

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

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

Contract Extensions

Two option periods of twelve months each:

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