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Proposal Writer

Location: Arlington, VA

Department: Cyber & Social Media

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Cyber SME/Proposal Writer

About the Program: The scope of this effort is to perform multiple activities necessary to achieve Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Science and Technology (S&T) vision of cyber superiority. This includes activities for rapid development, design, prototyping, demonstration, scenario development, experimentation & evaluation, integration, testing, technical installation, transition, and support through initial operations of cyber technologies. The AFRL Core Technical Competencies (CTCs) relevant to the effort are: 1) Autonomy, Command and Control, and Decision Support, 2) Processing and Exploitation, 3) Connectivity and Dissemination, and 4) Cyber Science and Technology.

IDS International is seeking a successful writer to lead the technical writing for the AFRL proposal. The Proposal Writer’s emphasis is on producing compliant, organized, and compelling material for use in the winning proposal. The candidate will work closely with assigned technical staff, proposal and executive management, and the cyber and social media department.


  • Research, write, and edit technical material for use in proposal development activities.
  • Develop content for proposals and/or review and revise text.
  • Participate in developing and generating strategies, themes, and discriminators for responses.
  • Participates in content review sessions.
  • Reviews and edit final text for grammar, tone, style, clarity, and consistency.
  • Participates in advancing drafts throughout the writing process.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, English, Communications, or related degree.
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in proposal writing.
  • Experience in responding to RFPs, RFQs, Task Orders, and Government inquiries about our company’s capabilities.
  • Responsible for writing proposals and ensuring compliance with all RFP requirements.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Expert knowledge of cyber, cyberspace, and cyber operations.

This position will be located at IDS HQ in Arlington, VA.

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