Digital Prospectors Technical Policy Writer in Lexington, Massachusetts

Technical Policy Writer

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Michaella Walsh at

Phone: 603-772-2700

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Job Title: Technical Policy Writer

Location : Lexington, MA

Duration: 36 Months and 40 hours per week

Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements to obtain a Security Clearance for access to classified information. An Active Secret Clearance is desired.


Our client’s Security Services Department (SSD), in collaboration with the Information Services Department (ISD) and the IT Security Council (ITSC) is responsible for developing information security policy for the Laboratory. SSD is in need of technical policy writer, who is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in NIST Special Publications; specifically, NIST SP 800-53 and NIST SP 800-171

Position Scope/Job Functions

The position reports to the Information Security Manager, meets with ISD and the ITSC Policy Subcommittee and other stakeholders as necessary. The position serves as a Subject Matter Expert regarding NIST 800-53/171 policy requirements. Position reviews existing policy with respect to compliance of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations for protecting federal and non-federal information systems and all NIST guidelines, standards and special publications.

Will write and edit policies and procedures in accordance with NIST guidelines, keeping with established policy structure. Participate as part of the IT Security Policy Sub-committee, recommending, authoring and briefing content. Content needs to be written in familiar, plain language understood by both technical and non-technical audiences alike.

Skills: Required

The candidate must have a strong background in information security practices, procedures and policy, as well as a strong, proven record of technical writing, specifically with converting IT/technical concepts into easily digestible and actionable policies and procedures with summaries that are accessible to audiences of varying technical aptitudes.

The candidate must be a subject matter expert in National Institute of Standards and Technology Standards and Special Publications, to include NIST 800-53 and 800-171, Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplements (DFARS) regulations for protecting DoD information. The candidate must have a demonstrated knowledge of applying information security concepts, frameworks, regulations and guidelines to organizational requirements.

Skills: Preferred

5 years of IT security, information technology, information assurance or related experience, with preferred service in a Federal Government or DoD Industrial Security environment

Education/Professional Certifications/Substituting Off-Set

MS in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Information Systems, or related field plus 3 years minimum experience, or BS plus 5 years minimum experience

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. An essential function of this job is physical attendance. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer which includes providing equal employment opportunity for all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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