Senior Cybersecurity Program Advisor (Secret Clearance Required)

Clearance Level
Interim Secret
Category
Cyber Security
Location
Arlington, Virginia

REQ#: RQ46585

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Senior Cybersecurity Program Advisor

Position Responsibilities 

Are you highly organized and able to support multiple priority efforts at the same time?  Do you thrive in fast-paced programs?  Then GDIT is looking for you to fill an essential program analyst role supporting one of our cybersecurity programs.

Our Senior Cybersecurity Program Analyst will engage customer and program leadership to organize and execute key cybersecurity analysis projects, align resources, and deliver top-quality outputs.  They will support the development of cybersecurity strategic plans, tactical efforts, and program progress.  They will have purview over several program areas with a key focus on identifying areas for improvement in both effectiveness and efficiency. As a senior cybersecurity program analyst, they successful candidate will create executive-level, strategic communications including white papers, memorandums, concepts of operations, issue papers, talking points, annual reports, and briefings.

The successful individual will be outgoing and highly organized.  You must be able to work independently to develop or refine process flows, anticipate client and program needs, and to train other leaders to execute established processes. You must also be committed to ensuring the quality of all work products and deliverables, ensuring they meet their intended purpose.   

The ideal candidate will have a wide array of experience in national-level cybersecurity policy development and implementation. They must also demonstrate a strong background in written and oral communications, multi-tasking, project control, and customer relationship building. 

Daily Responsibilities

  • Engages in high-level cybersecurity policy issues and prepares position papers on directorate level approaches to deliver customer’s mission.
  • Actively participates in preparing official memoranda and reports (e.g. FISMA Audits).
  • Organizes and maintains executive-level functions, activities, workflow, official communications and records.
  • Develops strategies for increasing efficiency and focus of the Department of State’s mission-critical cybersecurity programs
  • Researches federal and industry guidance on cyber and information technology (IT) security, and ensures applicable laws, standards and best practices are communicated to the customer and incorporated effectively into cybersecurity programs
  • Creates executive-level, strategic communications including white papers, memorandums, concepts of operations, issue papers, talking points, annual reports, and briefings
  • Coordinates responses to requests from oversight and legal authorities
  • Provides detailed analysis of draft national-level policies, utilizing expert understanding of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA), Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), among other national guidance     
  • Serves as a key trusted advisor and provides expert advice and consultation to executive leadership
  • Anticipates client and contract needs, assesses program issues, and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, resource, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives
  • Compiles, catalogs, and maintains information on materials and documents.  Interfaces with requester and directs them to location of specific items

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent years of experience in relevant field
  • Minimum six (6) years of experience (4 years with Master’s level or higher degree) in executive program analysis and direct support.
  • Experience developing executive communications, including email, presentations, and official memoranda
  • Ability to research, analyze, interpret, and resolve complex issues, policies, operating procedures, and processes in a dynamic and rapidly evolving cybersecurity field
  • Strong understanding of national cybersecurity guidelines and regulations including FISMA, NIST, and CNSS
  • Superior customer service and interpersonal skills to effectively relate to agency and customer needs; ability to build working relationships and coordinate activities with leaders and key stakeholders
  • Proven ability to provide advice and guidance, prepare reports and briefings, defend recommendations, interpret policies, promote information-sharing, and represent the directorate's interests
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out major tasks and initiatives in support of executive-level client needs
  • Driven, energetic, team player with superior oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience organizing official records, policy reviews, and correspondence for transition between the periodic transition of executive leadership. 
  • Demonstrated experience in a customer service field, especially dealing with customers through challenging situations to win-win based outcomes.
  • Strong logical/critical thinking abilities, especially analyzing existing database layouts, application architectures, schemas and developing a good understanding of the application model.
  • Experience developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), job aids, and hands-on training materials.
  • Driven, energetic, team player with superior oral and written communication skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or higher in a relevant field.  (e.g. Cybersecurity, Public Policy, JD)
  • Experience with policy development and clearance.
  • Expertise in process automation using Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint technologies
  • Experience in preparing and delivering presentations to senior executive staff.
  • Experience providing cybersecurity training.
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.