Cyber Awareness and Policy Analyst (Active Secret Clearance)

Clearance Level
Cyber Security
Rosslyn, Virginia

REQ#: RQ62656

Travel Required: 10-25%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular


  • Research, recommend, develop, maintain, and update domestic and overseas cybersecurity policies, to include use of new and emerging technology (e.g. WiFi, cloud, mobile devices), software, hardware, and other IT-related systems (e.g. VoIP, Building Automation Systems).
  • Lead efforts for updating DOS and Overseas Security Policy Board (OSPB) cybersecurity policies to address cloud technology adoption
  • Examine incoming requests for exceptions to policy and draft recommended decision memorandum to include requisite mitigation strategies
  • Coordinate clearances of all draft cybersecurity policies and memorandum with DoS stakeholders
  • Participate in intra-agency policy working groups (e.g. WiFi) and provide cybersecurity policy subject matter expertise
  • Provide support for the review and coordination for National level classified and unclassified cyber and communications security policies and guidelines
  • Respond to cables, memos, emails and phone inquiries regarding security policies and standards
  • Help maintain the contents of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) web page and web portal website
  • Maintain databases for tracking incoming and outgoing policy documents, policy inquiries, exception requests
  • Provide status reports as required. Prepare contract deliverables to include Trend Analysis reports, Quarterly Status Reports, etc.

To fit into our environment you must have these core skills:

  • Experience in strategic communications planning and development, including print and digital content
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to translate complex, technical IT terms into digestible information for users with varying levels of cybersecurity awareness
  • Proficient in MS Office, SharePoint,
  • Bachelor’s degree in IT or related field with 5+ years of work experience or MA in the same fields combined with 3+ years of work experience; (MS Cybersecurity preferred)
  • Experience in researching, developing, writing, and editing cybersecurity policies, best practices, standards, processes and procedures
  • Experience in research and analysis of information system issues and trends, and research and development in a technical discipline/field
  • Knowledge of, and experience drafting policy for new technology, specifically cloud computing environments, cloud adoption, data classification
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong organizational skills; research, analysis, and writing skills
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills to effectively relate to agency and customer needs; ability to build working relationships with leaders and key stakeholders
  • Experience with the creation of IT security requirements, technical security safeguards, countermeasures, risk management, contingency planning, and data communications networking
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; ability to take initiative with minimal direction and to solve problems
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, current Federal security standards (e.g., FISMA/NIST, DOD, and CNSS) and cloud security standards

Highly desired skills

  • MS Cybersecurity or graduate certificate in cybersecurity preferred.
  • Familiarity with the Department of State’s mission is preferred and work with global policies is preferred
  • Security and IT certifications such as CCSP, CISA, CISM, ITILv4, ISC2: SSCP, or CompTIA certifications such as: Security+ or Network+ preferred.
  • International experience or cultural sensitivity to serve diverse audiences
  • Working knowledge or background in IT preferred, but may be substituted by a demonstrated self-starter, willing to learn cybersecurity topics, trends and best practices.
We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.