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Senior Proposal Writer

Company: VSolvit LLC
Location: Remote
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

VSolvit LLC seeks a full-time remote Proposal Writer to join our Business Development/Growth & Strategy team and support the pursuit of government contract opportunities. We are an information technology (IT) company that provides custom software development, managed technology solutions, enterprise application development, and geographic information system services for Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal agencies. The Proposal Writer will work with company executives and subject matter experts (SME) to translate technical and management information into clear, concise, and accurate text for proposals.

The job requires reading government requests for proposals (RFPs), understanding respective government agency's needs and detailed guidelines, working with a team of 2-15 people per proposal, and drafting text that is compliant and compelling. The Proposal Writer researches information about IT topics, works with executives and SMEs to create original content, edits in-house "reuse" material, and works with the graphic designer to develop images that support proposal narratives. Key skills include knowledge and experience with the APMP and/or Shipley capture and proposal management methodologies; experience in technical writing or journalism; editing; experience working in a deadline-oriented environment; ability to work with a team; knowledge of federal government and IT terminology; knowledge of the RFP process; and proficiency using online collaborative and production platforms such as Google (Docs, Slides, Sheets), SmartSheets, Microsoft Office/Office 365, and Adobe.


Lead IT focused proposal content plan development efforts based on APMP and/or Shipley best practices
Draft request for information (RFI) and other solicitation response
Participate in proposal planning and development meetings
Write original technical and management content and edit in-house reuse material for proposal responses to DoD and non-DoD contract opportunities
Promote writing and documentation best practices across the organization that support the Business Development/Growth & Strategy team and proposal response activities
Conduct research and analysis to develop technology use cases and task-based documents
Write, edit, and manage internal technical communications for the proposal development team
Coordinate with software developers, project managers, engineers, and other SMEs on creating and updating in-house documentation and reuse materials
Coordinate reviews, provide comments, and facilitate discussion among stakeholders to resolve information discrepancies and secure final approval of proposal and non-proposal documents
Engage in a variety of non-proposal writing and documentation projects

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and 5+ years of proposal writing experience
5+ years of proposal writing experience supporting IT services, software development, and IT management for government solicitations/RFPs
5+ years' experience working with the software development lifecycle
5+ years' experience writing best practices and tools
5+ years' experience with online collaborative and production platforms such as Google (Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets), SmartSheets, Microsoft Office/Office 365, and Adobe

Preferred Qualifications

5+ years of proposal writing experience specifically related to IT services
2+ years of proposal management experience specifically for U.S. Federal/DoD agencies
Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) certification
Knowledge and experience with Agile or SAFe methodology
Experience leading proposal teams with 2 or more company partners
Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses and compliance
Ability to serve as volume lead or proposal manager, as needed, on opportunities commensurate to experience level
Experience in DoD contracting, DoD IT Services, and/or DoD solicitation response
Compliance matrix creation and compliance check experience

Additional Requirements

Team player
Excellent time management skills and ability to meet multiple concurrent deadlines
Must be able to attend department level and proposal-specific daily standup meetings (times generally vary between 8:00 am pacific and 5:00 pm eastern or pacific - depending on your local time zone)
We are an APMP-based, agile-esque, internal proposal department standardized on the Google G-suite of products submitting approximately 4 large and complex responses to the government per month

Company Summary:

Join the VSolvit Team! Founded in 2006, VSolvit (pronounced 'We Solve It') provides geospatial and information technology consulting services and solutions to government and private section clients. VSolvit is an award-winning 8(m)/EDWOSB, and SBA-certified 8(a)/SDB certified. Our company fosters innovation which makes it a great place for entrepreneurs and hard workers to be grown. We offer Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, as well as 401K Retirement Plan options, Tuition Reimbursement, and other benefits. Our goal is to grow together and enjoy the work that we do as a team.

VSolvit LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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