Job Information

University of Utah Student Technical Writer (Work-Study) in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/01/2023

Requisition Number PRN13680N

Job Title UU Student - Other

Working Title Student Technical Writer (Work-Study)

Job Grade SJ

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 10-19

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

This is a fully remote position. Candidate should have some availability during UFIS core hours of Mon – Fri, 10:00 – 3:00 MDT .

Is this a work study job? Yes

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01828 - Univ Faculty Info & Support

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $10.00 – 15.00/hourly

Close Date

Job Summary

The student technical writer is responsible for ensuring that documentation is prepared and fully encapsulates the customers’ requirements so that our developers can create code that meets the need.

University Faculty Information & Support ( UFIS ) is an in-house software team within The University of Utah network. We strive to provide innovative platforms for data collection for university reporting purposes. Our team is dedicated to building systems that are useful, usable, and efficient.


  • Assisting in creating software requirements documentation based on user discussions.
  • Collaborating with the team to ensure clear and actionable requirements.
  • Updating existing documentation to ensure accuracy and timeliness.
  • Developing user-friendly documentation, including how-to guides and instruction manuals.
  • Simplifying technical ideas to make them easily understandable for our target audience.
  • Supporting Product Managers in maintaining accurate and up-to-date documentation.
  • Participating in customer meetings to gather technical specifications.
  • Ensuring timely publication of change logs and feature announcements.
  • Contributing to tutorials and training sessions on the application of technical documents.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications

This job posting is only available to University of Utah students who have been awarded a Federal Work-Study Award for the current year. Please login to CIS and go to the Finance/Financial Aid section to view your Financial Aid Status. If you have not received a Federal Work-Study Award, then do not complete and submit this application. Before hire, this employer will confirm that you have received a Federal Work-Study Award for the current year.


  • Strong interest in technical writing, information systems, or related fields.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Familiarity with standard concepts and practices in the field, gained through coursework or internships.

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.