Position Details

Project Specialist Technical Writer

ID: NPSNIFC-001-001 Location: Meridian, ID Agency: NPS
Wage/Hr: $35.11 Hours/Week: 24 Minimum Age: 55

• This position supports the Structural Fire Program of the National Park Service and may be performed remotely. • The NPS Experienced Services Program is a unique partnership created to help solve the workforce issues facing government agencies. The program connects experienced workers (age 55+) to the NPS to provide scientific, technical, and administrative support. • NPS ESP positions are meant to provide temporary, project-based support. This position is currently funded for an estimate of 15 weeks. • A background security investigation may be required prior to the start date. Only those positions with 30+ hours per week are eligible for health insurance benefits; all positions will accrue sick leave. • The experienced workers participating in the Program are referred to as “Enrollees” and are not employees of the NPS or NOWCC. NOWCC is the ESP non-governmental organization responsible for administrative aspects of the program, and the Enrollees work under NPS direction to assist the Agency staff in carrying out their mission. NPS ESP Enrollees benefit from the opportunity to keep technical skills current; to access new training opportunities; to engage in gainful project-based positions; and to undertake meaningful tasks using their experience and talent to contribute to the environment, the national economy, and their own financial security.


The purpose of this position is to coordinate the revision process of the NPS Structural Fire Reference Manual (RM) 58. Enrollee will serve as the project specialist to update and prepare the NPS Structural Fire Reference Manual draft for review and acceptance.

  • Enrollee will identify and coordinate between subject matter experts (SMEs) at the National, Regional and Park level, which could include contributors such as museum curators, historic building preservationists, architects, fire protection engineers, paid and volunteer fire departments, local government officials, and park managers, to outline the content, changes and guidance to the current RM. 25%
  • Enrollee may coordinate group calls or individual meetings for the purposes of determining the content of the RM and working out differences of opinions of the SMEs. 30%
  • Enrollee will research guidance and parameters for developing an RM and apply to the draft version. 30%
  • Enrollee may be asked to review and provide technical writing expertise to other documents as needed. 15%


Minimum of 8 year(s) of experience in Technical writing and preparation of reference manuals. OR BA/BS Degree

  • Technical writing experience.
  • Ability to coordinate different professional SME information into a concise reference manual.
  • Ability to facilitate meetings/conference calls.
  • Understanding of or ability to gain the understanding of the NPS directives/reference material procedures.
  • Experience required with Windows, MS Word, MS Excel


  • Travel Requirements: May require travel to a leadership meeting for presentation of the RM.
  • Overnight travel: May require travel to a leadership meeting for presentation of the RM.
  • Air travel anticipated: May require travel to a leadership meeting for presentation of the RM.
  • Physical requirements: The majority of the work is sedentary in a home or office setting.

NEW Solutions is committed to promoting equal opportunity and to an environment free from discrimination and harassment in any form administering Experienced Worker Programs under cooperative agreements with federal agencies. It is NEW Solutions’s policy to comply with all applicable laws that provide equal opportunity and to prohibit unlawful discrimination in enrolling participants in the federal programs.