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Proposal Writer with Security Clearance

Data Systems Analysts, Inc.

This is a Contract position in Fairfax, VA posted August 4, 2022.

Data Systems Analysts, Inc. is searching for a Proposal Writer responsible for the development of accurate, compelling messaging and high quality content for proposals. The successful candidate will exhibit strong writing skills to ensure consistency and clarity to meet customer requests for proposals. This position is an opportunity for those gifted with the ability to craft an interesting story while adhering to strict deadlines and compliance standards for multiple projects. Must be familiar with working consultants, operational leads and other members of a proposal team.  Ideal candidate must have demonstrated success working in a proposal environment as well as familiarity with technical requests for proposal.   The selection and interview process will include a writing sample and interview with our Hiring Team.   Responsibilities include: * Creating templates (RFI, technical volume, past performance) * Writing draft content and/or editing proposal content drafted by other contributors, including technical sections, management and staffing sections, resumes, past performance, and executive summaries. * Editing completed sections of proposal documents for accuracy, grammar, and formatting. * Synthesizing raw content from various sources into a cohesive and comprehensive passage * Interviewing experts, technical SMES’s and drafting white papers * Drafting press releases Required Skills: A minimum of 3 years of experience as a writer, preferably on technical proposals for the Government and DOD. Expert proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint Strong analytical skills and ability to understand and write about complex and technical topics Strong attention to detail, including grammar, punctuation, and syntax Must be flexible, highly motivated, and able to clearly and concisely write proposal sections to convey knowledge of the client’s mission and business objectives and how our solution meets or exceeds requirements Able to effectively interview provided subject matter experts to obtain the information needed for each section Highly organized, team-oriented, enthusiastic, independent thinker, and collaborative Must possess excellent reading comprehension, writing, spelling, communication, and interpersonal skills Demonstrated ability to manage time and deliverables under tight deadlines Must have excellent written and verbal communication, editing, punctuation, syntax, and appropriate tone for active voice Able to write in explanatory and procedural styles for technical and non-technical audiences Able to coordinate with IT Subject Matter Experts, consultants, and others business executives providing technical content for proposal opportunities to ensure timely completion of documentation and compliance requirements. Analyze RFPs, RFQs, RFIs, and Task Order proposal requirements Strong analytical skills and ability to understand and write about complex and technical topics Must be flexible, highly motivated, and able to clearly and concisely write proposal sections to convey knowledge of the client’s mission and business objectives and how our solution meets or exceeds requirements Highly organized, team-oriented, enthusiastic, independent thinker, and strong attention to detail Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced team environment Must possess excellent reading comprehension, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills Demonstrated ability to manage time and deliverables under tight deadlines. Expert proficiency in Microsoft Word Additional desired skills Familiarity working with Teams and SharePoint Familiarity with software development lifecycles (SDLCs), including DevOps, Agile, and Waterfall Required/Desired Education & Certifications: Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, or Technical discipline required. Shipley Certification and/or Association for Proposal Management Professional (APMP) Certification PREFERRED. The ability to work as needed and adhere to strict deadlines of active proposals. Founded in 1963, Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA) has been providing Defense and Federal Government customers’ business-driven Information Technology and consulting solutions and services for more than 50 years. DSA’s people excel in helping our customers achieve sensitive, mission-critical business goals and objectives. DSA is a 100 percent employee-owned company: every employee has a stake in the success of our company and our customers.Our culture embraces training and development opportunities that include leadership programs, employee networks, continued education, and much more. We recognize that building expertise in your profession benefits everyone, and our leadership training programs help employees better manage their projects, inspire coworkers and customers to action, and reinforce DSA’s guiding principles since 1963. We also value the unique combination of skills, abilities, aspirations, and backgrounds of every individual our diversity makes us stronger. We are 100 percent employee-owned through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).DSA employees receive customizable benefits that are highly competitive in each local market that include a Vanguard 401K. DSA provides equal employment opportunity for employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s protected status; race/ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, pregnancy/childbirth or related condition, religion, creed, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected status. DSA will provide necessary reasonable accommodation to ensure that an individual with a disability who is not able to fully utilize DSA’s online job application system is provided with equal opportunity to apply and be considered for all jobs. If you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email HR @dsainc.com or call 1-877-422-4372. #DSA209