Senior Policy and Program Analyst

Location: Rosslyn, VA

Department: Mission Support Solutions

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Xator Corporation is looking for an experienced analyst who will be responsible for leading efforts to research, evaluate and determine the impact of technology on established security practices and in updating technical security policies and recommending appropriate countermeasures to accommodate changing technologies. This position will oversee working groups to develop mitigation strategies and standard operating procedures and will advise top level agency security managers and program officials on the potential impact of technologies on the ability to protect people, facilities and information. The analyst will have an active role in participating with Department and interagency policy development working groups including the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS); the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); and the Overseas Security Policy Board (OSPB). This position represents the Office of Security Technology (ST) during the review and generation of Department of State (DoS) policy, Foreign Affairs Manuals (FAM), and Foreign Affairs Handbooks (FAH) material that relates to ST. Experience working with subject matter experts in the Countermeasures Programs Division to coordinate responses to requests from Foreign Service posts for technical security exceptions, requests for technical guidance on and the interpretation of countermeasures-related policies and standards.

Requirements/Qualifications:

Must have a current US Government TOP SECRET Personnel Security Clearance and be able to qualify for SCI access (i.e. SSBI less than 4-1/2 years old). Must be eligible for and able to obtain and maintain required Security Clearance/access approvals.

 

Education: Must have a Bachelor’s degree in security studies, management studies, or related fields from an accredited college or university. Must have specific knowledge of the Department of State organizational structure, including Diplomatic Security, Information Resource Management, Overseas Building Operations, and the geographic bureaus.

Must have the ability to understand and explain intelligence community standards, Overseas Policy Board (OSPB) technical and physical security standards and agency regulations. Must be able to interact with groups and individuals outside own organization and/or agency and be able to participate in interagency working groups. Be able to communicate to coworkers and senior managers in written, electronic, and verbal formats and have strong technical and report writing skills. Must be proficient working with Microsoft’s Suite of products including Word, Excel, Access and Outlook. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a member of a team. Must be able to multi-task efficiently, work in a fast paced environment on multiple projects, and have a strong attention for detail.

Description/Duties:

Responsible for working with subject matter experts in the Countermeasures Programs Division to prepare, coordinate and track responses to requests from Foreign Service posts for technical security exceptions, requests for technical guidance on and the interpretation of countermeasures-related policies and standards. They will be responsible for leading efforts to research, evaluate and determine the impact of technology on established security practices and assist in updating technical security policies and recommending appropriate countermeasures to accommodate changing technologies. They will participate in working groups to develop mitigation strategies and standard operating procedures and will advise top level agency security managers and program officials on the potential impact of technologies on the ability to protect people, facilities and information. They will be responsible for recommending new and improved methods for enhancing the effectiveness of countermeasures programs through the applications of evolving security technologies.

 

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