Proposal Writer

2018-09-16
GardaWorld Federal Services (www.garda-federal.com)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Mclean
Virginia
United States

Proposal Writer Job Responsibilities:

Prepares proposals by determining concept; gathering and formatting information; writing drafts; obtaining approvals. They make changes to bring a consistent tone to sections from different writers, ensure the content matches the RFP, and include standard or approved proposal language for legal sections according to company policy. Government Contracting experience necessary. Shipley training or certifications desired.

Requirements:

Proposal Writer Job Duties:

  • Determines proposal concept by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs; studying requests for proposal (RFPs); attending strategy meetings.

  • Meets proposal deadline by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, and approval; entering and monitoring tracking data; coordinating requirements with contributors; contributing proposal status information to review meetings; transmitting proposals.

  • Gathers proposal information by identifying sources of information; coordinating submissions and collections; identifying and communicating risks associated with proposals.

  • Develops proposal by assembling information including project nature, objectives/outcomes/deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, staffing, budget, standards of performance, and evaluation; writing, revising, and editing drafts including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials.

  • Prepares presentation by evaluating text, graphics, and binding; coordinating printing.

  • Maintains quality results by using templates; following proposal-writing standards including readability, consistency, and tone; maintaining proposal support databases.

  • Obtains approvals by reviewing proposal with key providers and project managers.

  • Improves proposal-writing results by evaluating and re-designing processes, approach, coordination, and boilerplate; implementing changes.

  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; maintaining personal networks.

  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

    Proposal Writer Skills and Qualifications:

    Presentation Skills, Written Communication, Graphic Design Skills, Technical Documentation, Layout Skills, Problem Solving, Deadline-Oriented, Process Improvement, Coordination, Strategic Planning, Market Knowledge

     

Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Travel:

10 - 20%