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Information Security Program Consultant

Information Security Program Consultant

Blacksburg, VA


Job Description:

JPI has an immediate opening for a senior Information Security / Cybersecurity Consultant with six to ten years management consulting experience, five years direct project management experience. This position will work directly with the US Coast Guard systems engineers, information assurance and cybersecurity professionals, and project managers to ensure IT and Cybersecurity projects are delivered on time and within budget.​


Provide consultative services to analyze, measure, and improve the federal Information Security Programs processes, people, and tools that support the agency's Risk Management Framework (RMF) and Certification and Accreditation (C&A) Program.  Roles and responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Collaborate with Office of the CIO division chiefs, IT engineering centers, field support offices, and information security professionals to assess and update pertinent agency policies, procedures and process guides to be in compliance with the RMF;
  • Lead the assessment of the Information Security Management (ISM) RMF currently in use and propose improvement recommendations that align with DHS NIST RMF, Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), and DOD’s NIST RMF implementation;
  • Provide guidance in the development of improved processes, integration efforts, and implementation activities including project management and communications. The contractor shall assist with the design and facilitation of improved processes, development of updated process training job aids, and implementation of effective process performance metrics​;
  • Facilitate workshops and create supporting deliverables (process flow diagrams, RACI diagrams, process guides, etc.) as required. 
  • Perform stakeholder management activities to communicate improvement strategies and ramifications to stakeholders and manage concerns and issues;
  • Create Project Management-related strategies and action plans
  • Develop and maintain project plans and integrated master schedules;
  • Draft project status briefings and reports;                          
  • Create and maintain project artifacts, including charters, analysis of alternatives, communications action plans, risk management plans, agendas, minutes, and correspondence; 
  • Attend and facilitate meetings/briefings, prepare multi-media presentations and brief reference materials as required, update project/program plans and documentation, assist in the review and drafting of documents and reports for client leadership, and assist in the management of project information


  • Bachelor's degree in business, information systems or a related field;
  • MBA or Master’s degree in technical field is a plus;               
  • Management consulting experience required, with at least three years in project management;
  • Required knowledge related to steps of Risk Management Framework for system and network security
  • Network Assessment and Authorization (A&A) experience, preferred experience or knowledge supporting ISSO/ISSE functions;
  • Experience with creation and routing of POA&Ms throughout system lifecycle;
  • Familiarity and knowledge related to USCG functions and missions;
  • Information systems security management / information assurance / certification and accreditation experience required;
  • PMP certification desired;
  • CISSP certification desired;
  • Understanding of developing project management methodologies (processes, best practices, tools, and templates);                     
  • Hands-on experience with MS Project 2010, MS Project Server 2010, and MS Project Web Access; 

JPI is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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