Technical Writer
American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

Arlington, Virginia

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ABS Group is a global company that provides data-driven risk and reliability solutions and technical services that help our clients enhance the safety, integrity, quality and environmental efficiency of their critical assets and operations. Our multidisciplinary team of management consultants, data scientists, data analysts, and cybersecurity specialists work together to develop innovative solutions for a wide range of complex challenges. If you are a self-starter, passionate about writing for a diverse audience, we're just what you are looking for.

Our Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Team is seeking a Technical Writer to provide support to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). CISA's stakeholder community is diverse across the 16 critical infrastructure sectors. The ability to effectively share guidance, information, and progress with stakeholders across the agency, government, and private sector is critical to their mission.

What You Will Do:

  • Gather, analyze, translate and compose technical information into clear, readable documents to be used by technical and non-technical personnel across a diverse group of private sector stakeholders
  • Translate data or disparate information into a clear, cohesive document
  • Develop tailored technical materials to bridge cyber SMEs and sector partners
  • Articulate complex concepts to audiences of all levels of technical proficiency
  • Develop a wide range of high-quality executive-level deliverables, including briefings/presentations, reports, and ad hoc analyses
  • Review and revise tailored technical materials and programmatic documentation and provide actionable recommendations
  • Conduct research and ensure the use of proper technical terminology
  • Facilitate meetings and conduct interviews to gather and refine information
  • Visualize ideas to communicate recommendations and perspectives
  • Execute a variety of tasks to meet client needs and priorities, such as research, strategic planning, stakeholder outreach and engagement planning, and technical writing, with little to no supervision
What You Will Need:

Education and Experience
  • 3-5 years experience creating documentation for a technical audience
  • Bachelor's degree in English, Communications, Marketing, Political Science. or related discipline
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Background in producing written deliverables, with minimal supervision
  • Strong writing and editing skills; background in technical writing preferred
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Comfortable collaborating within a team and driving forward on individual tasks, with the capability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Cybersecurity, infrastructure protection, and/or risk policy experience in government or private sector desired
  • Ability to obtain DHS Suitability
  • US Citizenship required
Reporting Relationships:

Reports directly to a manager.

Working Conditions:

Work will normally be performed in an air-conditioned office environment. Work will be non-manual, but the incumbent must be able to walk and climb among equipment and structures. There may be an occasional need to lift up to 10 pounds.


We set out more than 160 years ago to promote the security of life and property at sea and preserve the natural environment. Today, we remain true to our mission and continue to support organizations facing a rapidly evolving seascape of challenging regulations and new technologies. Through it all, we are anchored by a vision and mission that help our clients find clarity in uncertain times.

ABS is a global leader in marine and offshore classification and other innovative safety, quality, and environmental services. We're at the forefront of supporting the global energy transition at sea, the application of remote and autonomous marine systems, cutting-edge technical solutions, and many more exciting advancements. Our commitment to safety, reliability, and efficiency is ever-present, guiding our clients to safer and more efficient operations.

About Our Benefits

ABS Group proudly offers a variety of industry-leading benefits designed to enhance the life and well-being of our employees and their families. These benefits include, but are not limited to, medical insurance (PPO and HD), dental and vision insurance, Health Savings account (HSA), Flexible Savings Account (FSA), life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, disability leave programs, parental leave program, paid holidays, and paid vacation time. The Company provides an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) that offers additional support in personal wellness, including work-life services. ABS Group also offers a 401K plan with a generous company match, subject to plan requirements.

Equal Opportunity

The ABS Group of Companies is committed to the equal employment opportunity of its employees and prohibits discrimination against any employee or qualified applicant based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or veteran status, or other non-work-related characteristics that may be protected under the law of the Federal Government or specific state employment laws.


ABS and Affiliated Companies (ABS) will not pay a fee to any third-party agency without a valid ABS Master Service Agreement (MSA) authorized and signed by Human Resources. Any resume, CV, application, or other forms of candidate submission provided to any employee of ABS without a valid MSA on file will be considered property of ABS, and no fee will be paid.


This job description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job of the incumbent. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the principal job elements essential for making a fair decision regarding the pay structure of the job. #ogjs

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