Security Technical Writer

This position assists in the preparation of documentation to support FISMA high systems to protect data from unauthorized users. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Candidate must have knowledge with NIST 800 publications standards and preparing documents such as: System Security Plans (SSPs), Contingency Plans (CPs), Security Impact Assessments (SIAs) for proposed changes, as well as having a thorough understanding of NIST publications (SP 800-53, rev3/4, 800-53A, and 800-37

Job Duties
  • Write and update information assurance documentation such as risk assessments, system security plans and security policies
  •  Manages Information systems core documents (SSP, BIA/CP, FIPS 199/200) and relevant security documents (Diagrams) 
  • Create documents for POA&Ms through the development of artifacts and security documentation
  •  Develop the processes and development documentation with tools such as Visio Pro and Microsoft Word
  •  Create, review and edit documentation produced by technical and non-technical personnel
  •  Outline, rewrite, edit, and format documents that fully comply with customer requirements in terms of both content and format.
  •  Ensure that documentation is accurate, complete, meets editorial and government specifications, and adheres to standards for quality, coverage, format, and style.
  •  Support the information security risk assessment process
  •  Draft information security communications
  •  Contribute to the development of information security awareness training and track training metrics for reporting purposes.

Required Education/Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field (i.e., EE, CPE, MIS, IT)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Project)
  • At least two (2) years of relevant IT technical writing experience required
  • Experience in Systems Engineering with satellite experience is preferred
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • U.S. Citizenship is Required, with an ability to pass a Federal Background Check

Required Certifications & Skills
  • Knowledge and experience with NIST's Risk Management Framework and the FFIEC's Cyber security Assessment Tool is highly desired
  • Certification in one or more of the following CISSP, CISM, CISA, CAP, CRISC, PMP, Sec +



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