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Technical Writer

Requisition ID req190
Department Information Technology
Campus Sylvania Campus; 12000 SW 49th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
Employment Type Classified-Full Time
Close Date Apply Immediately; This position will close once sufficient qualified applications have been received
Position Summary

The technical writer is a key member of PCC’s Information Technology Customer Support Team.  This is a creative, supportive team that interacts with others at all levels of the organization, and enjoys constant variety and challenge. We're looking for an accomplished communicator who is enthusiastic, confident and prepared to educate and advocate for best practices in design and organization of technical content.  The Technical Writer writes and maintains documentation, reports, templates, style guides, and presentations, and works with technical subject matter experts to develop documentation and training materials including video and graphics.   

See the classification description for additional information: https://www.pcc.edu/hr/employment/classified-jobs/technical-writer/

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

Please state in detail in your cover letter how you meet the minimum qualification and job success qualifications described below:

  1. One year of experience in an educational institution doing business process mapping, flow charting, and technical documentation
  2. Demonstrated ability to create written materials that are free of grammar and formatting errors
  3. Experience using WordPress, Confluence, and/or G-Suite for Education
  4. Three years of experience doing technical writing for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preference will be given to applicants with advanced degrees in business communication or technical writing or Certified Professional Technical Communicator certification through the Society for Technical Communication.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

  • Associate’s degree in computer information systems, management information systems, business administration, communication studies, or related field.
  • Three years of technical writing experience which includes document review, and creating document templates and style guides. (Experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year for year basis.)

Position Grade 23
Starting Salary Expectations The first two steps of the range are: $4,170 to $4,295 per month. Higher salary placement may be available based on qualifications, experience and internal equity.
Position Grade Salary Range $50049 to $80313 Annual Salary
FTE 1
PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for yourself, domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age. Partial tuition reimbursement for yourself at other accredited institutions (full-time employees only).

Paid Leave: (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)
- Starts at 6.67 hours of vacation leave per month (additional vacation hours with years of service)
- 8 hours of sick leave per month 
- 24 hours of additional personal leave days per year 
- 11 Paid holidays


View a complete list of PCC benefits.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements Work environment is in an office or computer lab setting and includes typical computer-related noise levels and paper or equipment generated dust. Learned physical skill is required to perform keyboarding and use peripheral equipment.
Background Check Required Yes

Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA

Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.