Applied Insight

  • Writer/Editor/Analyst

    Job Locations US-DC
    Posted Date 3 months ago(11/21/2018 10:01 AM)
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  • Overview

    At Applied Insight, we leave no stone unturned in solving our customers’ technology challenges. Supporting the Federal Government with the strongest mission focus, our solutions empower people to collaborate more effectively in delivering services vital to the nation. Our unique approach to information technology considers people first. We make it our job to understand our customer’s mission and the user’s reality right from the start, combining technology and process to deliver what customers really need to succeed – from adaptation to innovation – drawing on our long experience of supporting the US Defense, Intelligence and Federal Civilian communities.


    Applied Insight (AI) is seeking a Writer/Editor/Analyst in Washington, D.C. This position supports a strategy, policy, and communications group within DHS/Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations.


    Work requests/assignments shall be on demand, with the approval of the Director or Deputy Director. Duties and responsibilities include:

    • Provides professional writing and editorial services and serves as AMO’s resident authority on DHS, CBP, and AMO editorial style and format for official documents and publications
    • Completes light to heavy edits of reports and documents, and writes documents and reports produced in accordance with guidance and materials provided by the requesting source/agent, e.g., office/official
    • Written documents shall range from short and simple to lengthy and technical, which shall include, but not be limited to: annual reports, questions for the record, news releases, executive level communiqués, blogs, issue papers, fact sheets, and talking point papers; instructions, directives, policies, manuals, handbooks, and internal operating procedures; strategic planning and related documents; web content posted on internal and external sites; and memoranda and/or other correspondence
    • Utilizes and accurately complies with DHS, CBP, and AMO style guides and format templates. Uses correct grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure(s)
    • Performs data entry, research and analysis, and provides analytical services in response to requests, assignments, and taskings to include special projects
      • Among these potential special projects, the Writer/Editor/Analyst may contribute this capability in support of AMO’s audit program
    • Creates, develops, posts, and manages information and products within CBP’s Microsoft Office SharePoint System
    • Taskings or work requests may require contractor support staff to work closely with the requesting AMO staff/division and/or subject matter experts to complete a special project, i.e., to produce a document report, briefing, policy, plan, procedure, etc. The project may require the following effort:
      • Initial and/or follow-up research
      • Review and analyze source documents
      • Develop, determine, or assess requirements
      • Prepare a plan, e.g., concept, implementation, etc., in draft(s) and final
      • Coordinate, receive, and incorporate the review and input from multiple sources
      • Work under short deadline or time sensitive schedule


    • Must obtain a CBP BI Clearance
    • Bachelor’s Degree in English or Communications strongly desired
    • Demonstrated experience as a professional writer/editor, experience with federal executive correspondence, and proficiency in working within established chains of command and formal/informal networks to complete a job/task
    • Demonstrated proficiency in analyzing complex material to produce timely products that present information in plain language, understandable to a range of readers
    • Demonstrated experience writing about federal operations, acquisitions, aircraft, and marine vessels
    • A quick learner, able to assimilate, absorb and retain new material within a reasonable period of time; and subsequently to build and develop a broader and more in-depth knowledge of the AMO program
    • Demonstrated experience in the development of policies, plans and procedures, e.g., directives, concept plans, implementation plans, standard operating procedures, circulars, instructions, etc
    • Working knowledge of the hierarchy and federal system of authorities, regulations, directives, circulars, instructions, etc., is desirable
    • Experience in records management and, more specifically SharePoint, is highly desirable


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