Technical Writer / Editor (Cybersecurity)

Job Locations US-DC-Washington | US-TX-Fort Worth | US-MO-Kansas City | US-CO-Denver | US-DC-Washington
Job ID 2022-4138
Regular Full-Time

Position Description

Are you a Technical Writer / Editor who specializes in writing, editing, and maintaining cybersecurity policy and compliance documentation for federal agencies? If so, this role might be right for you!In this role, you will be working to review, revise, and maintain security policies, procedures, and technical guides.  This is an opportunity to work on a well-established program developing and maintaining security and compliance documentation for our federal client.


Valiant Solutions is a Cybersecurity company delivering cutting-edge security solutions to our Government clients specializing in Cloud Security, Security Engineering, and Federal GRC. This is your chance to work with a wide range of Security technologies leading the architecture and engineering of a large program. You'll find Valiant to be a supportive company that will back you with training and certifications, and you'll find plenty of challenges with our forward-looking client. Valiant Solutions is a rapidly growing small business that cares about its employees- we've been named one of the Best Places to Work in the DC area EIGHT years in a row! A highlight of our benefits is included below the job description.


This position can be located in Washington DC, Kansas City MO, or Fort Worth, TX and allows for a 60% - 80% telecommute benefit. 100% remote can be considered for candidates that live outside of the above listed regions.  Remote work necessitates a high-level trust in our employees. To ensure that employee performance does not suffer in a remote work environment, all employees who telecommute are expected to have a quiet and distraction-free workspace with adequate internet, dedicate their full attention to their job duties during working hours, and maintain a schedule during normal business hours that overlaps with those of their coworkers and Valiant's


Requires the ability to pass a federal security background investigation to obtain a security badge.



  • Ensuring all of the Agency documents align with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA), other Federal guidance such as Executive Orders, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memoranda, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) publications, and the Agency’s internal guidance on the security of information and information systems.
  • Providing audit support (Office of Inspector General (OIG) or Financial) on an as-needed basis (administrative and tracking support.)
  • Interfacing with federal employees and contractors to perform the required activities.
  • Responsible for assisting in the presentation of updates and the status of deliverables to the client.
  • Developing spreadsheets (Google and Excel) for tracking metrics reported with regard to FISMA, assessment tests both for Assessment & Authorization (A&A) and continuous monitoring, and development/maintenance of Google Forms.
  • Writing and/or editing documentation to include policy documents, technical guides, procedural documents, and other customer deliverables as requested
  • Writing and editing, in coordination with cross-functional IT teams, the policy, procedural, and technical guides used by stakeholders
  • Utilizing project management tools (such as Trello or Jira) to manage and track assigned tasks



  • 5+ years of experience editing and writing technical documentation for IT solutions including operational guides and cybersecurity compliance documentation 
  • Recent (past 2 years) experience performing similar work for a Federal Agency, including document development and FISMA reporting
  • Must deeply understand both NIST special publications, FISMA, and other federal laws and regulations and be able to digest while translating them into policy. 
  • Must have participated or assisted in preparation for FISMA audits
  • Ability to create and maintain complex documents, including developing and maintaining Excel, Google Sheets, Docs with complex logic.
  • Must have had prior experience working with these Federal security regulations, policies, and requirements.
  • Must be able to rapidly and effectively research Federal regulations, laws, and guidance and apply them in the editing and writing of the policies, technical guides, and procedural guides.
  • Experience in tracking and updating Plans of Action & Milestones (POA&Ms)
  • Technical editing and writing experience in Microsoft Word


About Valiant Solutions:

Valiant Solutions is a security-focused IT solutions provider with both public and private sector clients nationwide. Named one of the fastest growing privately held companies by Inc. 5000, Washington Technology’s Fast 50, and Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in the D.C. area, Valiant Solutions prides itself on providing its employees with great benefits and career development opportunities. As a company, we are just as committed to growing careers as we are to building world-class IT solutions, all while enjoying an unparalleled work-life balance. We are in a phase of tremendous growth and building the team that will take us to the next level. We seek people whose talents and accomplishments will contribute to a thriving company, who have the character to support their capacity, and can make a positive impact on our culture. Alongside our talented team, you’ll learn to think quickly on your feet and expand your own personal and professional skillset. Our management team will inspire you to consider new perspectives and challenge you to become a better practitioner in the fast-paced industry of IT security. We hire people we respect – and we trust them to deliver results leveraging their expertise. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment as part of a stellar team of professionals, then we invite you to apply online today.


Benefits Snapshot (includes, but not limited to):

Valiant pays 99% of the Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage for FTE

Valiant contributes 25% towards Health Coverage for Family and Dependents

100% Paid Short Term Disability and Life Insurance Policy for FTE

100% Paid Certifications

Wellness & Fitness Program

401K Matching up to 4%

Paid Time Off

Paid Time On – 40 hours to pursue innovation

Valiant University – Online Education and Training Portal

Reimbursement for Public Transit and Parking

FSA programs for: Medical Costs, Dependent Care, Transit, and Parking

Referral Bonuses


Vaccination Mandate:

In accordance with Executive Order 14043, Federal employees and contractors are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to exceptions that may be required by law. If selected, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before your entrance on duty if you are selected after the compliance date. Human Resources will provide information for providing proof of vaccination and instructions for how to submit a request for a legally required exception, if needed, to comply with vaccination requirements.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Valiant Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sex stereotyping, gender identity, gender expression or transgender status), religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information/history or any other personal characteristic protected by law.


Physical Demands

Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time and also be able to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

Must be able to constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine, and computer printer.

Must be able to communicate, detect, converse with, discern, convey, express one self, and exchange information visually and verbally.

Must be able to occasionally bend and lift files and papers up to 10 pounds throughout the office space for events and meetings.


Work Environment:

Individual's primary workstation is located in an office area

The noise level in this environment is low to moderate


Authorization to Share Resume and Personal Information:

By submitting your resume for this position, you authorize Valiant Solutions to share your resume, as well as personal information included on the resume, with its subsidiaries, affiliates and teaming partners for the purpose of considering you for this position and other available positions requiring comparable skills, education and experience. Should Valiant Solutions or its affiliates and teaming partners wish to initiate pre-employment discussions, you will be asked to complete an employment application and related employment documents.



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