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Risk Management Consultant

Washington, D.C.


Position Description

JPI has an immediate opening for a Consultant with four to six years management consulting experience. This position will work directly with the US Coast Guard systems engineers, information assurance and cybersecurity professionals, and project managers to ensure IT, Information Assurance (IA), 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 (RFM) / Assessment and Authorization (A&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 conduct security assessments, determine major weaknesses / areas of improvement, and update pertinent agency policies, procedures and process guides to address areas of concern;
  • Assist in the assessment of the Information Security Management 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;
  • Analyze agency wide A&A data to determine enterprise wide weaknesses and develop recommendations for agency wide improvement;
  • 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, cyber security, information systems, Project Management, or a related field. Relevant Master's degree / MBA is a plus
  • Four years of Management Consulting experience required;
  • Direct experience managing or ensuring systems' compliance with Federal ISM RMF / A&A requirements;
  • Direct experience developing project management methodologies (processes, best practices, tools, and templates);
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; 
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work effectively independently and in team settings to include close collaboration with program managers; 
  • Proven ability to support multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven process; 
  • Experience in building and managing client relationships;
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite (including Microsoft Project, Visio, and SharePoint);
  • Exposure to Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) principles preferred; 
  • PMP certification preferred; 
  • US Coast Guard or DoD experience desired;
  • Clearance: Top Secret 

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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