Senior Cyber Policy - Operational Analyst in Arlington, VA at Parsons

Date Posted: 1/14/2020

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    Arlington, VA
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Job Description

Parsons is seeking a Serve as a Cyber Operations Analyst in Arlington, VA. This  individual will manage, coordinate, provide support and advise leadership on cyber operational issues. This will include performing pre-event action planning/coordination/preparation, support during cyber events, and post-event activities and follow-up. 

Provide internal/external support for a variety of meetings/conference calls.  Assist leadership to integrate information related to the cyber security mission/policy area; assist in developing recommendations and operational synchronization.

Provide assistance with current and future policies, strategies and operations; perform research and analysis of national policy; and provide recommendations on methods to enhance the coordination and de-confliction of cyber security operations consistent with their requirements.  Provide technical solutions to a wide range of challenges and develops solutions thorough, practicable and consistent with organization objectives.

Position Description:

Participate as a member of a small team conducting cyber-related research, analysis and coordination activities to support customer goals and objectives as part of a larger US Government cyber security strategy and policy efforts at multiple classification levels.

  • Assist and coordinate the execution of internalprocesses and procedures in coordination with branches to support incident driven activities.
  • Develop cyber strategy and policy documents to support US Government operational execution of cyber security programs, to include interaction with foreign government, private sector and public interface.
  • Develop briefings and talking points for senior government leadership participation in internal and external events, often on short notice.
  • Lead cyber strategy, policy development and policy implementation projects that include development of work breakdown structures, timelines, staff selection and Level of Effort (LOE) estimates for projects.
  • Contribute to government, critical infrastructure/key resources and public-private cyber policy development and coordination, to include development of CONOPS, operational requirements, capabilities and competencies.
  • Develop, implement and communicate Information Technology (IT) security policy, standards, best practices, guidance and procedures.
  • Develop IT security related policy briefings, presentations and white papers for distribution to diverse user community.
  • Perform complex analysis of cyber, intelligence and law enforcement/counterintelligence policy and governance issues. • 
  • Identify gaps and conflicts in cyber security policy and governance guidance and make recommendations to address these areas.
  • Coordinate plans, policy and governance documents employing customer define staffing processes.
  • •Provide support for policy and operational risk assessments, vulnerabilities
  • assessments, and security testing.
  • •Work with a diverse professional staff, including security engineers and architects, privacy, policy, and risk analysts, mission assurance and IT/cyber security professionals to ensure security and privacy requirements are incorporated throughout the policy development life cycle.


 To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related technical field with a minimum of 10 years related technical experience
  • Active Top-Secret Security Clearance is required.  In addition, selected candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a favorably adjudicated DHS background investigation (EOD) for continued employment
  • 5 years of IT or Policy related experience is required
  • Experience managing tasks and interfacing regularly with senior government officials
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with project facilitation

Preferred Qualifications  

Candidates with these preferred skills will be given preferential consideration:

•         DHS EOD

•         CISSP, PMP, or related certifications.

•         Master’s Degree in Cyber security related field.

•         Previous experience working on the Hill or in other legislative-focused areas.

•         Previous experience supporting the Department of Homeland Security.

•         Previous experience working in a Cyber security Center/CERT organization

Must be eligible to obtain and maintain, or currently possess Top Secret SCI clearance.

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