Cyber Security Technical Writer, Level IV (Y-12)

Oak Ridge, TN
Work Type: On-Site
  • Job Category: Program & Project Management
  • Travel: Yes, 25% of the time
  • Clearance: Able to Obtain DOE Q
  • Req ID: 2024-8142


Job Summary:

Akima Infrastructure Services, LLC (AIS), is actively seeking Engineering, Professional, Technical, and Administrative support personnel as part of our staff augmentation team supporting the Department of Energy at the Y‑12 National Security Complex located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and the Pantex Plant located in Amarillo, Texas.

Successful candidates will be employees of AIS, a premier government contractor charged with employing highly motivated and well-qualified personnel who can advance Y-12's core mission to ensure a safe, secure, and reliable U.S. nuclear deterrent, which is essential to national security. Though employed by AIS, the employee will take day-to-day direction and assignments from Y-12 staff employed directly by the security complex. Pay, benefits, Human Resources, and Employment Management functions are provided by AIS.

Qualified applicants must be a US citizen, at least 18 years of age, and able to meet pre-employment requirements including any required physicals, drug screen, and/or background investigation to satisfy clearance requirements from the Department of Energy.


Minimum Qualifications:

This is a professional technical writing position within the Information Systems & Services (IS&S) Cyber Security Organization. Responsibilities consist of documenting cyber security policies, procedures and authorization documentation pertaining to all network and operating environments to include but not limited to:

  • Ability to present administrative, technical, and operational information clearly and effectively through the oral and written word as well as diagrams and charts

  • Coordinating and ensuring technical requirements of cyber security are appropriately documented and integrated into the overall site security efforts.

  • Reviewing and analyzing planned projects and initiatives that may have an impact on the cyber security policies and procedures.

  • Evaluating cyber threats, vulnerabilities, and risk to computing resources and clearly communicate into written policies and procedures.

  • Researching and documenting security best practices for particular devices, applications, and emerging technologies.

  • Evaluating compliance with the organization's security policies and making recommendations for areas of improvement.

  • Occasional travel may be required between the two sites.


Required Qualifications:

  • Formal training or a demonstrated knowledge of cyber security is required.

  • Good technical computing expertise with working knowledge of security controls for networks, systems, databases, and enterprise applications is required as well as knowledge of system life cycle methodologies to include risk management and configuration management.

  • Experience with the integration of new information technology into existing infrastructures is desired as well as familiarity with DOE/NNSA cyber security policy and associated implementation.

Preferred Capabilities:

  • Knowledge of federal cybersecurity protection standards and baselines (i.e. NIST Cybersecurity Framework, NIST 800 series Special Publications, DoD STIGs, CNSSI 1253, DOE SD 205.1, DOE O 205.1)

  • Ability to develop and update cybersecurity policy documents, system security plans, baselines and threat models for deployment and risk acceptance decisions.

  • Strong teamwork skills, including interaction with end users and operations personnel, in a service-oriented environment.

  • Understanding of networking technologies and protocols.

Education and Experience:

  • BS / BA degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related fieldfrom ABET accredited university

  • 15 - 20 years of direct experience

Special Requirements:

  • The ability to obtain a DOE Q clearance is required

  • Pre-employment Drug Screen - External applicants selected for this position are required to successfully complete a post-offer, pre-employment drug test

  • Medical Exam(s) - Job related pre-placement medical examinations may be required for this position

  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance from the Department of Energy. If determined as such, this position would be identified as a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require participation in an ongoing random drug testing program in addition to the pre-employment drug screen.

Job: Program & Project Management

Travel: Yes, 25% of the time

Organization: AIS - Akima Infrastructure Services

Clearance: Able to Obtain DOE Q

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-8142