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Analytic Technical Lead

Washington, DC
Job Title:                  Analytic Technical Lead
Job Location:           Washington, DC Metro Area
Salary:                      Competitive, Depends on Qualifications 
Clearance:                TS with SCI Eligibility
Travel:                      10%
Full Time:                 Yes
Purpose:   The Analytics Technical Lead leads a Team of contractors supporting data analytics, analysis, research, and technology related work in Support of a DHS CISA Client
Responsibilities (include but not limited to):
1.  Regional Resiliency Assessment Program (RRAP) Provide project management and analytical support for Regional Resiliency Assessment Program (RRAP) projects, estimated to be approximately 45 RRAPs per year, including:
  • Providing assistance to Protective Security Advisors (PSAs) with project formulation and development.
  • In general, analyze and draft documents for RRAP projects
  • Drafting, reviewing, editing, and updating Project Plans including Scoping, Timeline and Milestones, and Record of Change.
  • Assisting with project site selection analysis.
  • Coordinating and participating in RRAP site visits and facilitated discussions involving Federal, State, Local, Tribal, Territorial (FSLTT) and Private Sector Partners.
  • Integrating analysis of assessment results and identification of key findings.
  • Developing, coordinating, and reviewing final Assessment Reports.
  • Coordinating with the DHS Protected Critical Infrastructure Information (PCII) Program Office to ensure RRAP final products comply with PCII Program Guidelines for Derivative Products and the RRAP Agreement to Operate and address emergent issues concerning PCII and the RRAP (as applicable)
  • Supporting post-assessment out-briefs and implementation/follow-on activities (e.g., subsequent table- top exercises and related events with RRAP participants).
  • Planning the logistics of the weekly Headquarters RRAP coordination meetings, (to include compiling, editing, and distributing meeting minutes).
  • Understanding of and providing information on recent academic and industry developments regarding infrastructure resilience and physical and cyber security.
  • Review and provide input on policies and procedures used to direct RRAP activity such as SOPs.
  • Develop and maintain program briefings, correspondence, and other outreach and communication materials.
  • Develop and maintain materials for reporting program status to ISD and CISA leadership.
  • Coordinate and provide input on RRAP internal and external RFIs.
  • The Contractor shall support completion of all activities related to prior-year RRAP projects, including development and review of final Assessment Reports
  • Support the selection process of candidate regions for future-year RRAPs, including selection criteria development, research, analysis, review of nominations, and document preparation.
  • Provide long-range RRAP program planning and strategy development support, to include recommending improvements to processes used to identify candidate RRAP projects; annual RRAP project selection processes; methodologies and approaches for conducting RRAP projects; how RRAP final reports are developed and written; and incentives to State and local partner participation in the RRAP.
  • Contractor shall complete required safety training as provided by critical infrastructure owners/operators.
2.  Infrastructure Survey Tool (IST) 
  • Support the tracking of all schedules for Infrastructure Survey Tool (IST) visits.
  • Support the coordination of the Infrastructure Survey Tool (IST) approval process.
  • Review all IST reports, approximately 600 individual IST reports per year, to provide quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC).
  • Coordinate efforts between the IST lead and other team members in the Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) process.
  • Coordinate, format, and edit all RFIs in support of security surveys.
3.  Infrastructure Visualization Platform (IVP)
  • Coordinate Infrastructure Visualization Platform (IVP) imagery capture scheduling.
  • Produce IVP multimedia products using CISA selected software.
  • Trained to compile an IVP product from raw data collected in the field into the interactive IVP final product.
  • Support the initial processing of all media for IVP collection.
  • Document all materials to be incorporated into IVP products
  • Assist in the delivery of the final IVP product and ensure the PSA and recipients understand how to properly navigate the product.
  • Review individual IVP products and provide QA/QC support. They shall schedule QA/QC of Products and Edits of RFIs (approximately 2/week).
  • Coordinate efforts between the IVP lead and other contractors in the QA/QC process.
  • Coordinate, format, and edit all requests for information in support of the IVP program.
  • Complete required safety training as provided by critical infrastructure owners/operators.
4.  Resilience Services Branch (RSB) Support
  • Review, edit, and assist with the coordination of RSB production as directed by the Federal Team Lead.
  • Provide administrative support and draft decision and informational memos as necessary to advance the RSB projects.
  • Develop and produce copies of additional RSB products (using Government copiers) in support of ISD and/or CISA incident management or outreach activities. d. The Contractor shall provide administrative and analytic support for the process of selecting subjects for future RSB reports, including selection criteria development, research, analysis, review of external products, and document preparation.
  • Develop and implement approaches to communications, outreach, and strategy development.
  • Provide analyses of programs and performance, including the development, support, and implementation of risk reduction and resilience enhancement metrics.
  • Format, generate and coordinate responses to requests for information (RFIs) from internal and external stakeholders.
  • Review and coordinate on responses to documents, taskings and reports including assessment reports.
5.  General Analytical and Data Support
  • Analyze, maintain and report data collected from field assessments such   as ISTs, IVP products, and RRAPs.
  • Provide program management and strategic analysis of specialized field assessments. The intent of these assessments is to identify vulnerabilities of nationally significant critical infrastructure.
  • Perform research on vulnerability and resilience data contained in assessment reports, and generate products as requested.
  • Participate in the pre- and post-assessment working groups and activities as requested by the Government.
  • Provide data-mining support in response to CISA and leadership tasks that include inquiries, program planning, and budget formulation tasks.
6.  General Analytical and Data Support
  • Analyze, maintain and report data collected from assessments for training and instruction needs, gaps, and evaluations of presented training, as requested by IAA/PTB.
  • Perform research on training and instruction and specific subject matter areas and generate products, as requested by IAA/PTB.
  • Participate in the pre- and post- working groups and activities related to training and instruction as requested by IAA/PTB.
  • Provide data-mining support in response to CISA and leadership tasks that include inquiries, program planning, and budget formulation tasks related to training and instruction, as requested by IAA/PTB.
  • Develop taskings, briefings, reports, fact sheets, talking points, communications, and outreach for the CISA Infrastructure Assessments and Analysis (IAA) as directed by Associate Director’s Office and designees.
  • Review IAA’s work products, requiring a high degree of familiarity with relevant policies, programs, and standards; identify issues and opportunities for improvement to the Associate Director, Deputy Associate Director, and their Designees.
  • Manage IAA’s internal and external communications to include speaker requests and associated clearance processes, develop charts, memorandum, reports, letters, taskings and review briefings and presentations, and coordinate participation of senior executives at major events.
  • Operate daily executive task tracking (leveraging CATT) correspondence management system to track and monitor all internal and external tasks.
  • Develop IAA’s templates and standards to report on activities not covered by DHS, CISA, or ISD templates and standards.
  • Ensure task coordination across Branches and if required  Sub-Divisions while providing quality control to advance information-sharing.
  • Research and recommend changes to policy through participation in policy related Headquarters tasks and meetings.
  • Review and edits strategic planning documents, policy guidance, implementation guidelines, memorandum, reports, fact sheets, briefs, excel reports and taskings
  • Provide routine administrative functions for the Associate Director, Deputy Associate Director, and their Designees to include responsibilities such as document copying and filing; maintaining calendars and schedules; handling meeting logistics; composing correspondence; tracking deadlines on incoming requests; answering phone calls; handling all inquiries within their capacity; arranging callbacks to protect the principal’s time; providing backup materials for callbacks; scheduling appointments and meetings; preparing agendas; scheduling meeting facilities; preparing action minutes; scheduling travel; preparing itineraries, trip files and supplies; and preparing settlement vouchers after trips
Job Specific Knowledge/Requirements:
  • The Analytics Technical Lead must have at least ten (10) years of demonstrated experience acting as a senior data analyst, including at least three years applied to national security or homeland security data.
  • The lead must have a degree in the fields of Mathematics, Statistics, or Engineering and a have undertaken more than 24 credit hours of quantitative based coursework (in the fields of mathematics, statistics, or engineering), including at least six credit hours of calculus.
  • The lead should have experience in presenting and communicating the results of analysis to project stakeholders.
  • The Analytics Technical lead should also have relevant certifications in the field of data science that could include, but are not limited to, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Data Management and Analytics, Certified Analytics Professional, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Big Data - Specialty, or SAS Certified Big Data Professional.
  • Experience working within DHS required
  • Experience working with DHS, CISA desired
  • Current DHS security credentials highly desired and preferred.
  • Understanding of and Experience with various DHS software applications as addressed above is highly desired
  • Experience leading a team is required across multiple functional areas is required
About Our Company:
As a Service Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) we are a provider of Information Technology (IT) professional services, software solutions and professional development training. Our core competencies evolved from leveraging IT enablers for knowledge management with an emphasis on Web Based Knowledge Portals and Portal Services, Server/System Services, SharePoint Development and System Administration and SQL Server Services. Our capabilities have expanded to include software development, technical training support and field support services.
Guiding Principles
Satisfy the customer - "Exceed expectations"
Set the Example - "Be out front"
Be Responsive - "Timing is everything"
Persevere - "Find a way"
PTP offers a comprehensive benefits program:
Medical insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Supplemental benefits (Short Term Disability, Cancer & Accident).
Employer-sponsored Basic Life & AD&D Insurance
Employer-sponsored Long Term Disability
Employer-sponsored Value Adds – FreshBenies
401(k) with matching

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