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Sr. Technical Writer

Contractual Hourly

Recruitment #23-008998-0050


The Department of Information Technology (DoIT) leads the State in the creation and implementation of information technology solutions that improve IT infrastructure and government services and keep Maryland current within IT industry trends.




Dept. of Information Technology

100 Community Place

Crownsville, MD  21032

Main Purpose of Job

DoIT is seeking a part time Sr. Technical Writer to support our team in Crownsville, MD. This is a temporary contractual assignment scheduled to last 6 months. It will be a hybrid work schedule. Some in office work will be required in order to meet with subject matter experts and executive staff.

This position will research, write and create a new Statewide IT Master Plan for the Maryland Department of Information Technology. 

Will need to communicate effectively with agency and non-agency staff in order to gather information to create a high-quality document that is clear, concise and understandable to both technical and non-technical personnel. 

Must have excellent verbal and written English Communication Skills and understanding of industry IT language and requirements. 

Writing samples will be requested if chosen for an interview. 

 ***This is a short term contractual position with limited benefits***


Education: Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science or related field.

Experience: Six (6) years’ experience performing duties as an IT Sr. Technical Writer.  

Note:  A bachelors degree may be substituted for 4 additional years’ experience as a technical writer.


Prior experience creating an IT Master Plan or IT technical documents for a large-scale company, state or federal organization.

Experience working with the following coding tools will be preferred: HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Intercom, Mix panel, Jinja, Confluence/JIRA, Git & GitHub


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application/resume to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.


Contractual employees who work for an agency and have a current employment contract of 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) will be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.   View rates on the Department of Budget & Management website, State Employees, Health Benefits, Contractual/Variable rates.



Paid leave will accrue at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked.


Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

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