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Cybersecurity SETA Technical Lead
ICF is a mission-driven company filled with people who care deeply about improving the lives of others and making the world a better place. Our Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security and Resilience team works to protect and defend the critical functions and missions that are vital to our people, government, and industry.
ICF seeks a Technical Lead to oversee all technical work on a team supporting the national effort to protect and enhance the resilience of the nation’s physical and cyber infrastructure. The Technical Lead will lead the Solutions Architect and Risk Architecture Teams to execute and integrate a plan across multiple performers and government teams. Primary responsibilities include leading a team to integrate technical support and provide critical infrastructure subject matter expertise to the Risk Architecture (RA) at Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
In this role, you will assist with technical integration of the Risk Architecture, which includes the ability to plan, design and support implementation of a tech-enabled scalable and extensible framework. The candidate will identify opportunities and develop strategies to integrate related capabilities and support end-to-end integration of capabilities through technical implementationwithin the National Risk Management Center (NRMC)’s Modeling Capability Transition Environment (MCTE).
The ideal candidate will be in the Washington DC Metro area, but consideration may be given to other locations for highly qualified candidates.[ICF1] Routine travel to client sites, ICF offices, and conferences in the Washington DC Metro area will be required.
Critical duties to include, but not limited to:
• Establish a Risk Architecture Analytic framework, including the identification of significant analytic output, and associated decision-support products;
• Apply data science principals to the National Critical Function (NCF) set including the dependencies and interdependencies within the NCF network;
• Gather, document and establish RA requirements from CI analysts and decision makers;
• Build RA tool;
• Develop risk methodologies and metrics;
• Advise on the prioritization of critical infrastructure risk analytic capability development through gap analysis and landscape scanning;
• Support the development of innovative and creative data visualizations appropriate for risk architecture tool outputs leveraging industry-leading risk communication techniques
• Support migration and integration of data, tools and models onto MCTE;
• Define and establish analytic and technical requirements and standardization;
• Develop a technical integration plan;
• Develop a data management strategy, data management plan and data model for the RA to include datasets such as (but not limited to); Infrastructure Data Taxonomy (IDT), NCF Decomposition Data, Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data (HILFD), Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), National Cybersecurity Protection System and Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation data, cyber and infrastructure vulnerability assessments, IP-collected infrastructure data, NRMC internal data and model outputs, open source data as it pertains to threats and hazards (e.g. hurricane tracks, wind, surge, shake map, floodplain, chemical and radiological plumes, explosive effects, threats, cyber, etc.), and GIS data files (e.g. shapefiles, geodatabase and other data files to used to create static maps);
• Conduct data cleaning and data deconfliction
• Ensure RA lines of effort align with NRMC strategic goals and operational objectives;
• Develop and maintain a customized and comprehensive tracking and knowledge management solution to keep a variety of stakeholders informed and track multiple lines of effort;
• Establish change management processes;• Refine, maintain, and update Project Management Plans (PMP), to include scope, milestones, required resources, and metrics;
• Track and communicate project risk, requirements, budgets, and deliverables;
• Support overall NCF decomposition and integration coordination efforts and working with multiple existing performers to ensure all NCF decomposition projects are using a consistent and harmonized methodology to allow for future integration into the RA.
• Support capability review of select capabilities to enable decisions regarding compatibility and integration into the RA
• Support communication with project stakeholders to report on project progress, receive and document feedback, and implement corrective actions if necessary;
• Coordinate closely with related projects to include, but not limited to, the NCF decomposition, the Risk Register, MCTE, and the NCF Project Team;
• Provide meeting logistic support including scheduling, developing presentation material, facilitating meetings, and drafting minutes or after-action reviews;
• Develop briefing materials and recommendations for decision-makers;
• Develop communication tools that can be presented to external partners, to include outreach materials, demonstrations, and visualizations;
• Participate in internal risk and data analysis discussions as required by NRMC management
What you will need:
• Master’s degree (MBA, MS, or equivalent)
• 15+ years professional experience
• 10+ years of which supporting DHS as a Federal employee or contractor, and at least 2 years of experience directly supporting the National Risk Management Center (NRMC),
• Active DoD Top Secret (TS) clearance,
• DHS-adjudicated (DHS HQ or CISA) TS/SCI security clearance access,
• Current and active DHS TS/SCI-level EOD,
• Project Management Professional (PMP),
• Certified Analytics Professional (CAP)
What would be nice to have:
• Expertise in Critical Infrastructure Sectors
• Analytic skills, including frameworks and architectures
• Deep understanding of CISA
• Expertise in leading dynamic teams
• Operational flexibility – ability to shift upon customer request
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