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CI/Security Research Analyst - Personnel Security Analyst

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Job Number:
648882
Job Category:
Policy Analyst
Location:
BETHESDA, MD US
Schedule:
Full-time
Travel:
None
Shift:
Day Job
Potential for Teleworking:
No
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:
Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:
None
Description:
Leidos is seeking highly qualified candidates to support a government client. Candidates must possess a TS/SCI clearance with polygraph to be considered. Join our team of national-level analysts and technical experts supporting decision-makers and policy development for the mission to lead and support the counterintelligence and security activities of the US Government, the US Intelligence Community, and US private sector entities.

The CI Security Research and Personnel Security Analyst will:
• Provide strategic analysis and recommendations for current and future programs to support CI and security missions
• Assist in policy research to revise national policies to reflect adjudications and communicate directly with stakeholders across the Executive Branch
• Provide executive secretariat support to the enable the conduct of the DNI Security Board governance of the USIC security programs
• Aid in the development and implementation of policies, processes, and procedures associated with responsibilities for Industrial Security, Allied Partners, and security mission reviews. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to: coordination and interaction with FVEY partners on varied security issues; conduct of security mission reviews and assistance visits to USIC elements (potentially Executive Branch-wide); and provision of other subject matter expertise, as required
• Aid in the development and implementation of policies, processes, and procedures associated with responsibilities regarding the technical information sharing and protection environment. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to: ensuring incorporation and testing of security elements into the USIC Information Technology Enterprise (IC ITE) and the wireless environment; contributing to projects conducted by the NCSC Security Research Team related to technical issues; and providing other subject matter expertise, as required
• Provide support to designing surveys, questionnaires, or self-assessments of National Intelligence Program (NIP), non-NIP and Second Party activities, collect information, conduct interviews, provide analysis, prepare reports, and recommend changes to policies and procedures where appropriate
• Assist with the research, analysis, review, revision, and coordination of Intelligence Community Directives (ICDs) (personnel security, information security, including cyber security, physical/technical security and industrial security). Provide mechanisms to assist with a continual change and configuration control process to enable more timely review and implementation of ICDs and associated policy based on risk management principles. Report on daily issues and strategic topics impacted by ODNI security policies and specific areas of security interest. Attend working groups to record issues and recommend solutions relative to research topics and implementation issues
• Assist with the development of a standardized process to assess the waiver of ICDs and the appropriateness of “equivalent” security measures
• Provide technical assessments, strategy, execution recommendations and pilot activity support for designated special topics, including but not limited to continuous evaluation and insider threat program activities
Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree or 4 years equivalent, related work experience - 15 years of experience with a strong background and demonstrated experience in research analysis
- 5 years of experience working with or in the USIC (may be concurrent with the requisite 12 years of work experience)
- Demonstrated ability to analyze problems (i.e., countermeasures, vulnerabilities), conduct independent research, filter and synthesize vast amounts of information and data, summarize findings succinctly, and present logical arguments
- Demonstrated ability to extract data contained in large databases and analyze that data to derive meaningful information
- Familiarity with the USIC and its components, as well as its missions, disciplines, capabilities, and interrelationships
- Possesses all required qualifications for the Research Analyst (General)
- Demonstrated ability to analyze problems (i.e., personnel security programs, processes and procedures), conduct independent research, filter and synthesize vast amounts of information and data, summarize findings succinctly, and present logical arguments
- Demonstrated ability to extract data contained in large databases and analyzes that data to derive meaningful information
- Familiarity with personnel security organization and structure across the Executive Branch, including the USIC and its components, as well as its missions, disciplines, capabilities, and interrelationships
- Demonstrated familiarity with Security Regulations and Policies across multiple security disciplines (physical, technical, information technology, and personnel security); in-depth knowledge and expertise in personnel security policies, procedures, and operational expertise in at least one of the core personnel security disciplines (background investigations, adjudications, or polygraph); as well as an understanding of the structure of Executive Branch personnel security programs

Desired Qualifications:

- Advanced or post graduate degree with a strong background and demonstrated experience in research analysis and in USIC or Executive Branch collaboration, integration, and coordination.
- Knowledge and/or experience in technical writing and editing, preferably of USIC or National Policies
- Broad experience with the legislation, history, policy issues, and practical challenges facing security clearance reform initiatives in the national security environment
- Executive leadership skill and experience with strategically planning, managing, and directing the efforts of large-scale government organizations, inclusive of the demonstrated expertise in change management, stakeholder communication, budget formulation and execution, and resource management
- Extensive experience in collaboration and consensus building across government organizations and industry
- Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with senior leaders from inside and outside the USG, and to coordinate, network, and communicate across the IC
- Knowledge and/or experience in technical writing editing, preferably of USIC or national policies
- Broad experience with the legislation, history, policy issues, and practical challenges facing security clearance reform initiatives in the national security environment
- Deep understanding of the history of the joint security reform initiatives with the ability to understand and apply this historical perspective to future challenges and initiatives
- Demonstrated security experience working with the USIC and the non-Title50 community, with specific expertise in the personnel security arena
- Executive leadership skill and experience with strategically planning, managing, and directing the efforts of large-scale government organizations, with demonstrated expertise in change management, stakeholder communication, budget formulation and execution, and resource management
- Specific expertise in the management and operation of a large personnel security organization in either theUSIC or a non-Title 50, including expertise in the conduct of background investigations, adjudications, and/or polygraph
- Working level understanding of personnel security investigative techniques, such as continuous evaluation, application of social media checks, and interaction with insider threat programs
- Extensive experience in collaboration and consensus building across government organizations and industry.
- Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with senior leaders from inside and outside the USG, and to coordinate, network, and communicate across the USIC
Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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