Experts Engaged in Delivering Their Best - This is the cornerstone of our service-oriented culture and why we seek the best talent to be part of our team! Since 1995, GCS Inc., has been an award-winning resource for federal agencies and government contractors, developing and delivering innovative solutions to increasingly complex challenges.
We are expanding our team and GCS/PSS Inc., is currently seeking a IT Proposal Writer/Manager for a direct hire (or) a temp-to-hire position, to support our client located in Frederick, Maryland.This position would work very closely with our existing proposal team, capture resources, PM’s, and subject matter experts (SMEs) to write and edit IT solution technical proposals, supporting teams in Bethesda and Frederick, MD. If you bring the creativity, proven success, practical technical proposal knowledge, strong writing skills and the right attitude for an exciting career with us, apply today!
Title: IT Technical Proposal Writer /Manager
Location: Frederick, Maryland
Summary of capabilities:
Serves as a Lead on proposal efforts, owns the proposal and the timeline, driving the deliverables and win-themes throughout the proposal cycle. Independently manages priorities and milestones. Writes and edits information technology focused proposals for the federal government sector, including writing and editing technical, management, executive summary and past performance sections to develop compelling and compliant proposal responses. Manages the proposal libraries and configuration management of proposal content and business development components for accuracy, currency, and usability. This position is characterized by shifting priorities, stringent deadlines, and evening/weekend hours to accomplish tasks within non-negotiable client deadlines as needed. Trade-off capabilities include expertise in proposal graphics, networking and industry day support, active capture management experience. Proven success through win-rates and contract awards track record is required.
Write compelling, compliant proposal sections that address the RFP/RFI/RFQ requirements and SOW tasks, while highlighting win themes, features/benefits/advantages, risks/mitigation plans, innovations and discriminators, as appropriate.
Interview SMEs at all levels of the organization to develop content
Review and edit content provided by SMEs to ensure compliance
Combine content from interviews, proposal and project documentation and industry best practices to develop proposal content
Interpret technical information and adapts it to engage a targeted readership.
Conduct technical research for the proposal to develop annotated outlines and produce proposal sections.
Edit the document for format, grammar, style, consistency, clarity and technical accuracy, punctuation, sentence structure, and spelling.
Coordinates the efforts of diverse sets of authors to ensure timely completion of assigned tasks through various proposal review cycles.
Support Past Performance creation and updating of narrative.
Manage/Write Requests for Information (RFI)/Sources Sought responses.
Plan, review, write, edit and oversee production of other marketing-related documents such as qualifications statements, data sheets, past performance, promotional pieces, resumes and project descriptions.
Work with proposal graphic artists to develop graphic depictions of technical content
Lead and participate in brainstorming/storyboarding sessions
Develop reusable content for future proposals by working with SMEs, operations personnel and the proposal team
Write white papers and other technical/marketing documentation
Participate in lessons learned meetings after proposal submission
Work with the marketing team to develop strategies and implement programs that ensure consistent proposal and corporate identity standards.
Responsible for continuously expanding and updating professional knowledge in order to enhance individual and team innovation and productivity.
Work collaboratively with staff in all GRSi offices.
Provide general research related to marketing initiatives as required, participate in meetings and activities, such as industry days, as needed.
Assist in general writing and editing, to include deliverables.
Provide QA/QC of documents.
Other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be able to effectively work under pressure in a team-oriented environment supporting a high-volume of work and manage multiple deadlines with a positive attitude.
Education and/or Experience:
BA or BS in English, communications, marketing, liberal arts, or related discipline, preferred; followed by five+ years of relevant professional experience.
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in technical writing and editing in an information technology field in support of theFederal Government
Should have a thorough understanding of government federal contract proposal efforts, government RFP documentation, procurement process, proposal preparation, and evaluation and compliance.
Proven ability to translate technical knowledge into easily understood terms.
Able to work with minimal supervision, demonstrating flexibility, accountability, initiative, and self-motivation to identify and execute tasks
Must be a self-starter and possess ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines while meeting quality standards and on-time delivery; may require overtime to meet deadlines, sometimes on short notice.
Must possess strong grammar and writing skills, including editing and proofreading.
Must be detail oriented, organized and have the ability to work under tight deadlines.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
MS Office - Word, PowerPoint and Excel and Adobe Acrobat (Advanced MS Word preferred)
Graphics programs a plus: Adobe Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.
GCS/PSS, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
About GCS, Inc.
Experts Engaged in Delivering Their Best - This is the cornerstone of our service-oriented culture and why we seek the best talent to be part of our team! Since 1995, GCS, Inc. has been an award-winning resource for federal agencies and government contractors, developing and delivering innovative solutions to increasingly complex challenges.
GCS, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.