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Technical Writer/Editor

Remote, DC
Purpose:  The purpose of this requirement is to provide contract support to federally managed programs and provide strategic communications support services to ITSO and the judiciary. This work includes facilitating ITSO reporting; developing presentations, newsletter articles, and other publications on security-related topics; editing best practice and risk analysis documentation; responding to queries addressed to the ITSO mailbox from court units and national program offices; developing graphics for presentations, web deliverables, and other marketing content; developing and maintaining the ITSO SharePoint Online presence; and establishing and maintaining guidelines and templates for consistent and appropriate communication methods and deliverables.

Responsibilities (include but not limited to):
  • Create and maintain documentation templates for all products; analyze and synthesize information from multiple sources, including diagrams, Internet research, technical information from existing documentation, as well as consultations with engineers and subject matter experts into technical documents.
  • Effectively describe technically complex material to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Develop articles, announcements, and other guidance/documentation that cover topics related to information security; select photographs, drawings, sketches, diagrams, and charts that can be used to effectively communicate concepts contained in work products
  • Review published materials and recommend revisions or changes in scope, format, content.
  • Review, edit, maintain, finalize, and provide feedback on various types of IT security-related documents.
  • Review, edit, and standardize current documents prepared by other writers on security concepts and reporting. Such documents shall include, but are not be limited to:
   Newsletters highlighting weekly vulnerability and patching activity.
        • “How-to” guides.
        • Best practices documents.
        • Resource packets.
        • PowerPoint presentations.
        • Awareness brochures.
        • Various Articles.
        • Meeting and briefing presentations.
        • Checklists.

Job Specific Knowledge/Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in technology, English/Journalism, or relevant field
  • 10 years of experience as Technical Writer in IT Security field including effectively describe technically complex material to technical and non-technical audiences, both visually and with written word.
  • 5 years of experience using Microsoft Office products, Visio, and Adobe Acrobat.
  • 5 years of experience editing technical writing products
  • 2 years of experience using the relevant NIST Special Publications, including:
      • NIST SP 800-53A, Current Version, Guide for Assessing the Security Controls in Federal Information Systems
      • NIST SP 800-53, Current Version, Recommended Security Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations
      • NIST SP 800-30, Guide for Conducting Risk Assessments
      • NIST SP 800-37, Current Version, Guide for Applying the Risk Management Framework to Federal Information Systems: A Security Lifecycle Approach

About Our Company:
As a Service Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) we are a provider of Information Technology (IT) professional services, software solutions and professional development training. Our core competencies evolved from leveraging IT enablers for knowledge management with an emphasis on Web Based Knowledge Portals and Portal Services, Server/System Services, SharePoint Development and System Administration and SQL Server Services. Our capabilities have expanded to include software development, technical training support and field support services.
Guiding Principles
Satisfy the customer - "Exceed expectations"
Set the Example - "Be out front"
Be Responsive - "Timing is everything"
Persevere - "Find a way"
PTP offers a comprehensive benefits program:
Medical insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Supplemental benefits (Short Term Disability, Cancer & Accident).
Employer-sponsored Basic Life & AD&D Insurance
Employer-sponsored Long Term Disability
Employer-sponsored Value Adds – FreshBenies
401(k) with matching
Holidays and Annual Leave
10 Paid Holidays
120 hours PTO accrual per
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