Senior Principal Security Specialist with Security Clearance

OVERVIEW: ? ANSER enhances national and homeland security by strengthening public institutions. We provide thought leadership for complex issues through independent analysis and we deliver practical, useful solutions. ANSER values collaboration, integrity, and initiative and we are client focused in all that we do. Because we were established for the purpose of public service and not for profit, we measure our success in the impact of our service. SPECIFIC JOB DESCRIPTION: ? The National Infrastructure Coordinating Center (NICC) coordinates the national network dedicated to the security and resilience of the Nation's critical infrastructure (CI) by providing continuous (24 hours a day, 7 days a week 24/7 ) situational awareness, facilitating information sharing, and fostering unity of effort. Establishing and maintaining trusted relationships with internal and external critical infrastructure partners is at the core of the NICC's ability to execute its functions. The NICC collaborates with DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) divisions, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Sector Specific Agencies, other Federal departments and agencies, and private sector partners (including critical infrastructure owners and operators) to monitor potential and developing threats to, and the current operational status of, the Nation's critical infrastructure sectors. The Executive Briefing Team (EBT) is the element of the NICC that functions in all phases of NICC operations as an information fusion and briefing component for IP situational awareness and overall operational preparedness. The EBT synthesizes critical infrastructure information to provide daily strategic-level situational awareness briefings and decision support for IP and NPPD Senior Leadership. During incident operations or escalating situations that require ongoing reporting, the EBT forms the core of an expanded IP production staff that has 24-hour briefing capability and provides a suite of products including briefings and talking points. The Senior Principal Security Specialist will provide operational expertise in performing threat analysis, vulnerability, and risk assessment and warning functions. The Senior Principal Security Specialist will also provide functional, management, and/or technical expertise in critical infrastructure protection, intelligence collection and analysis, law enforcement, physical security, and cyber security. Please note, this position is contingent upon contract award. SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: ? Active Top Secret clearance Prior or current DHS Suitability preferred Knowledge of National Incident Management System (NIMS) structure and background knowledge of one (1) or more critical infrastructure sectors Ability to synthesize, synopsize, and present information for an executive audience (SES or Flag Officer) in a time-critical environment Expertise in research and superior oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills Ability to perform triage on questions, issues, or events involving the nation's critical infrastructures and key resources, formulate recommendations on courses of action, and present findings in clear, concise written or oral communications Mastery of the Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, MS Outlook, MS Excel, MS Power Point), Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Adobe Acrobat Pro Experience with briefing an executive audience (SES, Flag Officer or industry equivalent) EDUCATION & YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: ? Personnel must have a minimum of six (6) years of experience in the related security discipline or a bachelor's degree and four (4) years of relevant experience. DISCLAIMER: ? In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with ANSER, please call 703-416-2000 or e-mail . ANSER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek individuals from a broad variety of backgrounds with varying levels of experience who have a desire to do meaningful work. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Back Share
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