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DISA Policy, Development and Operational Sustainment (PDOS) STIG Writer (Operating Systems),
Intermediate Remote Job

Job Description and Responsibilities

This is a full-time, fully remote position for an operating systems STIG writer.

  • Develop, maintain, update, and support security configuration guidance based on applicable DoD policies, DoD Instructions and Manuals, NIST 800-53 controls, CNSS-1253 baselines, and best business practices.

  • Develop test plans, test, and document configuration settings.

  • Install products in test lab, analyze product features and functions, and test configurable settings.

  • Identify vulnerabilities in software, hardware, and network products. Identify corresponding methods of mitigating or eliminating vulnerabilities.

  • Create and conduct briefings outlining test findings.

  • Perform ad hoc risk analysis.

  • Represent team on working group assignments and consensus development efforts.

  • Respond to inquiries related to NIST 800-53 control requirements.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Hands-on experience with operating systems.

  • Knowledge of different types of malicious software operation, common attack vectors, best security practices, and security risk identification and mitigation.

  • Knowledge/experience with vulnerability testing tools and their operation. Knowledge of NIST 800-53 controls coupled with ability to evaluate security controls and apply them to commercial product features, functions and settings. Ability to work with vendors and drive product improvements based on testing results.

  • Proficiency with MS Office products including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. Experience conducting presentations to leadership.

  • Must have the ability to work in a team environment, the desire to learn, and the drive to succeed.

  • Must be able to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance.

  • 8570 IAT Level II certifications are required.


Competitive compensation, medical, dental, vision, four weeks paid vacation, certification reimbursement, and an incredible workplace culture.

Steel Rail Security, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran disability or generic information or any other reason prohibited by law in employment.

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