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Manager-Technical Writing

Company: Columbia Banking System, Inc.
Location: Lakewood
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide oversight/expertise for Technical Writing department and/or functions
  • Manage Technical Writing and provide vision and direction to all functional areas of responsibility
  • Develop, implement and monitor procedures in regards to area of responsibility
  • Ensure policies and procedures are in compliance with regulatory regulations
  • Ensure internal auditing requirements are enforced
  • Suggest innovative solutions to identified procedures and system-related processes that are not performing at maximum efficiencies.
  • Promote teamwork and collaboration across all business lines
  • Participate in various projects and perform other duties as assigned
  • Engage employees to assist with various projects/responsibilities at the Corporate level
  • Provide training/mentoring to employees
  • Works with key departments throughout the organization to ensure messaging is accurate with Bank and industry rules, regulations and trends
  • Develops, writes and revises a variety of technical specification materials, including but not limited to, policies, procedures, forms, quick-reference guides, webpages and articles. Format may be print or electronic
  • Project management of materials produced, providing regular updates to stakeholders on status. Responsible for developing and maintaining a tracking system.
  • Keep current with technology trends as they relate support documentation. Evaluation and suggest enhancements to gain efficiencies.
  • Acts a resource for publications produced by others to maintain consistency and accuracy.

All employees are responsible for internal controls in the performance of their assigned duties. Internal Control responsibilities are established in various policies, procedures, and documents, including the Code of Conduct.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Communications, Marketing or Business - or equivalent job experience.
  • 6+ year's technical writing experience Building Project Management, Editing, and Technical Writing skills
  • Financial industry experience in both lending and deposits preferred
  • Supervisory or Management experience
  • Demonstrated strong Project Management, Editing and Technical writing experience
  • Project Management, Editing and/or Technical Writer certificates preferred
  • Banking/Finance background preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to create or revise technical/support documentation with multiple stakeholders and subject matter experts providing input.
  • Ability to manage time to ensure that projects are delivered on time and meet or exceed expectations; ability to take initiative on a given task or project and persist with it to completion.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Demonstrated strong experience in document formatting, reviewing, editing and proofreading
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated experience in and ability to understand and communicate within a technical or specialized subject matter, particularly as it pertains to bank systems and the banking industry.
  • Superior communication skills. Must be comfortable engaging in a variety of different communication modes (verbal, non-verbal and written) and at all levels of the organization. Strong active listening skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to effectively develop relationships.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills
  • Advanced use of programs in Microsoft Office Suite (such as using formulas or pivot tables in Excel; styles and content controls in Word)
  • Demonstrated deep experience with software used in desktop-publishing
  • Demonstrated deep experience with web design/HTML editing software preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in creating forms with form fields, including the use of Acrobat JavaScript or other similar programming languages.
  • Demonstrated experience using SharePoint

Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Ability to sit at a computer monitor for extended periods of time
  • Ability to perform repetitive finger, hand, and arm movements
  • Ability to lift up to 15lbs.
  • Ability to effectively discern information and formulate appropriate action
  • Ability to reach, squat, bend, and manually manipulate standard office equipment

Values and Behaviors:

  • Build enduring RELATIONSHIPS with clients and each other.
  • Drive INNOVATION that simplifies life and work.
  • Seek continuous GROWTH in your personal and professional development.
  • Commit with HEART to serve others.
  • Extend TRUST in order to receive it.

Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives:

We do not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms. Agencies must obtain advance written approval from Columbia Bank's Talent Acquisition team to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully-executed written requisition contract for service and in response to a specific job opening. Resumes submitted to any Columbia Bank employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written and signed requisition search agreement, will become the sole property of Columbia Bank. Columbia Bank will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place. No employee outside of Columbia Bank's Talent Acquisition team has the authority to enter into a requisition search agreement.

Keywords: Columbia Banking System, Inc., Lakewood , Manager-Technical Writing, Other , Lakewood, Washington

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