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Technical Writer


Atlanta, GA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Industry: Big Data & Infrastructure
  • Post Date: 06/11/2024
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  • Company Address: 250 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Suite 700, Decatur, Ga 30030, US

About Utility

Utility, Inc. provides law enforcement officers, first responders and other front-line professionals with an intuitive platform for effectively capturing, managing and releasing video evidence.

Job Description

We are seeking a skilled Technical Writer with expertise in NIST 800-53 compliance to join our team. As a Technical Writer, you will play a crucial role in ensuring that our organization adheres to the standards outlined in NIST Special Publication 800-53, &quot; Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations.&quot; You will be responsible for creating and maintaining comprehensive documentation that accurately reflects our compliance with these standards, as well as assisting in the development and implementation of policies and procedures to meet NIST 800-53 requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Documentation Creation: Produce clear and concise documentation detailing our organization&#39;s adherence to NIST 800-53 standards. This includes control descriptions, implementation guidance, and evidence of compliance.
  •  Policy and Procedure Development: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and refine policies and procedures necessary to achieve and maintain compliance with NIST 800-53 requirements.
  • Gap Analysis and Remediation: Conduct thorough gap analysis assessments to identify areas where our organization may fall short of NIST 800-53 compliance.
  • Work with relevant stakeholders to develop and implement remediation plans.
  •  Audit Support: Assist in preparing for and participating in audits and assessments related to NIST 800-53 compliance. Ensure that all required documentation and evidence are readily available and up to date.
  • Continuous Improvement: Stay abreast of updates and revisions to the NIST 800-53 framework and other relevant regulations and standards. Continuously evaluate and enhance our compliance efforts to adapt to changing requirements and emerging threats.
  • Communication and Collaboration: Communicate effectively with internal stakeholders, including IT teams, security professionals, and management, to foster a culture of collaboration and accountability around NIST 800-53 compliance.
  •  Additional Projects: Support other compliance initiatives (eg, SOC2 Type 2) and technical writing needs as they may arise.

Mandatory Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • Minimum of 5 years of related technical writing experience - Bachelor&#39;s  degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • Proven experience as a Technical Writer, preferably in a compliance-focused role.
  • In-depth knowledge of NIST Special Publication 800-53 and its associated controls and requirements.
  • Strong writing and editing skills, with the ability to translate technical information into clear and accessible documentation.
  • Familiarity with cybersecurity principles and best practices.
    Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Relevant certifications (e.g., Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)) are a plus.
  •  US citizenship required.

Join our team and contribute to our efforts to maintain robust cybersecurity and privacy controls in accordance with NIST 800-53 standards.