Oct 14, 2018

Cyber Security Strategic Planner Washington, DC, US

  • Criterion Systems
  • Washington, DC, US
Full-Time Defense Government Information Technology (IT)

Job Description

Cyber Security Strategic Planner

Full-time RegularPR Washington, DC, US

5 months agoRequisition ID : 1612

At Criterion Systems, we developed a different kind of business—a company whose real value is a reputation for excellence built upon the collective skills, talents, perspectives, and backgrounds of its people. Our differentiators: employee-owned Federal government IT services contractor founded in 2005; high employee retention rate because of excellent benefits and a focus on job flexibility and work/life balance; leadership team comprised of individuals who have successfully built and run businesses. We have grown our workforce each year for the past seven years with annual growth of at least 30% in the past four years! Our employees are the company’s most valuable assets. Are you ready to be appreciated?


Criterion Systems is seeking to hire a Cyber Security Strategic Planner to support a DOE government customer in Washington, DC


The Cyber Security Strategic Planner will provide direct cyber security support to the NNSA Office of Defense Programs (NA-10), as an integrated team member with NA-10 teams. The primary function is to assist NA-10 with understanding and planning for the future cybersecurity environment and emerging threats. This includes envisioning the future state, the various IP and non-IP based cyber threats and the networks within which the various weapons programs execute their mission.


Duties and Responsibilities:


This integrated role requires day-to-day work with colleagues in NA-10, understanding their mission and the dynamics of policies, people, products, threats and technologies that impact execution of that mission. This includes an understanding of supply chain risk and threats. The Strategic Planner will provide analysis, analytic products, implementation and risk management plans, and recommendations to NA-10 personnel, while maintaining continual reach back to NA-IM (OCIO) to keep the NNSA CIO informed on NA-10 cybersecurity progress, enabling alignment between the two organizations.


The Strategic Planner will also work closely with cybersecurity architects, engineers, managers and technical leaders as well as weapons system experts (design, maintenance, storage, etc) involved in the end-to-end lifecycle of the systems under the purview of NA-10.


The Strategic Planner must be a leader in the field; must be able to write clearly and succinctly, and speak/present to a breadth of audiences including senior government executives. Candidate must be an innovator with the ability to envision alternative courses of action and steer groups to address those and develop plans for implementation including costs, risks, performance outcomes, schedules, etc. This position requires a PMP, PgMP or RMP (or similar) certification, and the proven ability to envision and articulate aspects of risk, risk management, and risk mitigation strategies in combatting current and future cybersecurity threats.



Bachelor's Degree in a Math, Science, Information Technology or related engineering discipline. Bachelor's Degree can be substitute with 4 years of work experience in computer and information technology related field. 

Active DOE Q/TS

U.S. Citizenship is required

Ten (10) plus years of relevant experience

Two (2) years of experience supporting a DOE/NNSA environment

PMP, PgMP, RMP or similar certification


Desired Qualifications:

Master’s Degree




Criterion Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.





Security Clearance

Active Top Secret

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