• IT Technical Writer

    Job Locations US-MD-Lanham
    Posted Date 1 week ago(12/3/2018 9:08 AM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
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    Regular Full-Time
  • Responsibilities

    MAXIMUS is a leading operator of government health and human services programs and has partnered with state, federal and local governments to provide critical, high quality health and human service programs to a diverse array of communities. Operating under MAXIMUS’s founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People® since 1975, MAXIMUS Federal Services is entirely focused on helping government agencies run programs cost-effectively and serve program constituents with improved outcomes. By being a responsible steward for government programs, we help the federal government deliver on its promises through our people, process and technology. Our focus is always on outcomes and results that connect citizens more effectively with government services.

    We are seeking a Technical Writer to develop and/or maintain information technology (IT) and security-related documentation for our Internal Revenue Service (IRS) customer in New Carrollton MD. The candidate will serve as the primary point of contact and lead for all IT and security-related documentation being developed and/or maintained for the Information Technology Security Implementation (ITSI) program.
    The candidate must be able to travel to the IRS facility in New Carrollton MD as needed.

    • Work within the IRS’s Enterprise Life Cycle (ELC) to ensure all required documents are developed and maintained for all ITSI technologies being implemented.
    • Provide editorial oversight of all ITSI artifacts to include security requirements, System Security Plan(s), IT Contingency Plan(s), Computer Operator Handbook(s), Interface Control Document(s), Audit Control Request(s), and other documentation as required by the ITSI program.
    • Create and update ITSI-related diagrams.
    • Develop data analytics documentation to address issues, management requests, IRS Processes and Assessments.
    • Stay current on ITSI technologies/products.
    • Track the ITSI-related documentation publication peer review process.
    • Support all unclassified dissemination to ITSI team members.
    • Support the ITSI program administrative records for analyzing workflow and efficiency.
    • Provide security controls assessment/auditing support and evidence as required by other Cybersecurity or IRS organizations, to include TIGTA and GAO.
    • Develop, maintain, and distribute the monthly ITSI status report.

    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university required; an additional four (4) years of related work experience can substitute for a degree
    • 2+ years of experience in developing IT and security-related documentation such as system security plans, test plans, reports, IT manuals, standard operating procedures, etc.
    • Proven ability to work on and with teams comprised of the primary client and other client stakeholders dispersed across geographical sites
    • Demonstrated ability to translate technical information into clear, readable documents for technical and business users
    • Experience using Microsoft Products such as Word and Powerpoint
    • Excellent attention to detail capability
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Preferred skills: Experience with and/or knowledge of NIST guidance; experience with reviewing/analyzing security-related requirements; experience with security-related technologies; visio

    Physical Requirements:
    • Work is performed in a general office environment

    Additional Requirements as per contract/client:
    • Candidates must meet requirements to obtain and maintain an IRS Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) clearance (active IRS Moderate Risk MBI clearance is a plus).
    • Candidates must be a US Citizen or a Legal Permanent Resident (Green Card status) for 3 years, and be Federal Tax compliant.

    The Ideal Candidate will Possess the Following Additional Education and Experience

    • **Computer Professional Job Profile
    • Typically requires a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 2 years of related work experience; or an advanced degree without experience; or equivalent work experience.
    • Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors.
    • Exercises judgement within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
    • Builds productive internal/external working relationships.

    EEO Statement

    EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.


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