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Cyber Policy & Strategy Planner

Cyber Policy & Strategy Planner

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Cyber Policy & Strategy Planner

Clearance: None

At Aquila Technology, you will see our team’s passion every day, whether we are building a robust, policy-compliant IT system or stress-testing a system to identify gaps and security vulnerabilities. To own the advantage, we ensure our team owns results and gets the work done right the first time by deploying smart, purposeful solutions that work. Aquila is the right people with the right skills driving the right outcomes. We call this the Aquila Advantage.

About the Role:

Aquila is seeking a Cyber Policy & Strategy Planner to join our team in supporting one of the country’s premier defense research organizations.

There are a few requirements for the position:

  • Must be a U.S Citizen (Green Cards / Visas do not qualify)
  • Willingness to undergo a comprehensive background investigation and maintain a personal security clearance. (Aquila would sponsor you for the security clearance.)
  • Must be within commutable distance of Lexington, Massachusetts.

What You’ll Do:

Cyber Policy and Strategic Planner develops and maintains cybersecurity plans, strategies, and policies to support and align with the research and development and cybersecurity initiatives.

Responsibilities Include But Are Not Limited To:

  • Develop policy, procedures, and guidelines for implementation.
  • Establish and maintain communication channels with stakeholders.
  • Review existing and proposed policies with stakeholders.
  • Serve on organizational, agency, and interagency policy boards.
  • Advocate for adequate funding for cyber training resources, including both internal and industry-provided courses, instructors, and related materials.
  • Promote awareness of cyber policy and strategy as appropriate among management and ensure sound principles are reflected in the organization’s mission, vision, and goals.
  • Interpret and apply applicable laws, statutes, and regulatory documents and integrate them into policy.
  • Analyze organizational cybersecurity policy.
  • Assess policy needs and collaborate with stakeholders to develop policies to govern cybersecurity activities.
  • Define and integrate current and future mission environments.
  • Assist with the design/integration of a cybersecurity strategy that outlines the vision, mission, and goals that align with the organization’s strategic plan.
  • Draft and publish cyber policy.
  • Monitor the rigorous application of cyber policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of planning and management services.
  • Seek consensus on proposed policy changes from stakeholders, as appropriate.
  • Provide policy guidance to cyber management, staff, and users.
  • Review, conduct, or participate in audits of cybersecurity programs and projects.
  • Support the CSO in the formulation of cybersecurity-related policies.
  • Write instructional materials (e.g., standard operating procedures, production manual) to provide detailed guidance to relevant portions of the workforce.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5 years of assisting with drafting training recommendations and materials as well as delivering training programs
  • 2 years of cybersecurity-related experience
  • 7 years of identifying potential compliance issues and recommending policy/procedure changes
  • 2 years of support preparation for audit/review activities
  • 2 years of working with stakeholders to create and validate training content
  • 7 years of authoring and driving communications plans
  • 7 years of building relationships with key stakeholders
  • 7 years of creating presentations for stakeholders, including content aggregation
  • 7 years of creating standardized communication templates, branding, and toolsets
  • 7 years of experience preparing functional and specific support plans to support policy changes/enhancements
  • 7 years of providing policy guidance
  • 7 years of Presentation Skills
  • Strong customer service skills and communication
  • Strong team communication
  • Strong Verbal and Written Communication
  • 7 years of Developing policy, programs, and guidelines for implementation.
  • 7 years of Technical Documentation

Working Knowledge of the Following:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Information Systems, Political Science, Business Management, or Public Administration with cybersecurity experience or related field required with a minimum of seven (7) years of cybersecurity or similar IT work experience.
  • Skilled in administrative planning activities, including preparation of functional and specific support plans, preparing and managing correspondence, and staffing procedures.
  • Experienced in preparing plans and related correspondence.
  • Ability to determine the validity of technology trend data.
  • Ability to develop policy, plans, and strategy in compliance with laws, regulations, policies, and standards in support of organizational cyber activities.
  • Ability to leverage best practices and lessons learned of external organizations and academic institutions dealing with cyber issues.
  • Demonstrable experience communicating complex information, concepts, or ideas in a confident and well-organized manner through verbal, written, and/or visual means.
  • Ability to prepare and present briefings effectively.
  • Experience producing technical documentation.

And These Skills are a Bonus:

  • Possess a DoD 8570.01-M IAM II baseline certification (e.g. Sec +), or be able to obtain one within 6 months of hire

Our interview process is designed to let you get to know us as much as for us to get to know you!

  1. You’ll meet with someone from our Recruiting team so we can learn more about you and answer some of your questions.
  2. You’ll meet with the Hiring Manager to learn more about the team, and the role, and get to tell us more about what you’d bring to the team
  3. You’ll meet team members who will be your peers to help you get a feel for a “real day in the life” at Self.

Benefits and Perks:

Aquila team members experience the opportunity to be part of a fast-paced, customer-focused, and technically innovative work environment. Aquila strives to deliver the best of the best in technical services to our customers. Candidates that possess a love for technical challenges, a desire to constantly learn, and the desire to establish themselves as critical players within a team will enjoy calling Aquila Technology home.

Our Perks Include:

  • PTO – 15 days (vacation/sick) 10 paid holidays – 6 standard (New Year’s, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) – 4 floating holidays prorated based on your day of hire
  • 1.5 paid days, or 12 hours, for approved volunteer work
  • 1 week of paid maternity/paternity LOA after 1 year of Full-time employment
  • Tuition & Training Reimbursement – 5K annually for pre-approved, job-related tuition, certification, or professional conferences
  • 401K with Fidelity 100% immediate vesting; Plan eligibility begins 90 days following the date of hire. Aquila matches 50 cents on the dollar, up to 6%.
  • Cell Phone & Internet Reimbursed up to $150 monthly to cover cell phone, data, and home internet expenses.
  • By Your Own Device (BYOD) Allowance Reimbursed up to $1500 for the purchase of a qualified technology device. Eligible after 90 days of employment, and benefit renews every three years.

Location: Lexington, MA

Work Schedule: This person should expect to be onsite 1-2 days per week. Must be within commutable distance of Lexington, Massachusetts.

Travel: None

Clearance: Interim clearance is sufficient for start.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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