Cybersecurity Team Lead

Client Office: Washington, DC


Guidehouse is the only scaled consultancy in the world to fully integrate commercial and public or government businesses within each of our industry segments because complex problems require both perspectives to address and outwit.

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Cyber Consulting

Travel Required:


Clearance Required:

Active Top Secret (TS)

What You Will Do:

As the Cybersecurity Team Lead, you will support a Department of State client in complying with Federal cybersecurity standards, policy, and regulations. Skills you will use include fluency with IT security principles, business process development, policy development, communications, and briefing/presentation experience. Candidate must currently possess and maintain a TS clearance.

The candidate will assist with enhancing security efforts across the organization by:

  • Facilitating the development of security policies and procedures to better address organizational risk and develop mitigation plans
  • Defining project scope and objective, predict resourcing needs, and monitor security deliverables based on set timelines
  • Coordinating with stakeholders in functional and technical areas in support of IT security priorities to design future processes and capture roles and responsibilities
  • Evaluate physical, technical, and administrative controls to assess the entire threat landscape
  • Translating security concepts to allow client to make risk-based decisions to be secure mission critical systems and infrastructure
  • Understanding universal standards and frameworks related to Risk Management Framework (RMF), security training, vulnerability management, privacy and security policy management
  • Verify policies, strategies, and procedures comply with State Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) and Intelligence Community Directives (ICDs)
  • Delivering consistently high-quality services and deliverables to client

What You Will Need:

•           An ACTIVE and CURRENT TOP SECRET federal security clearance

•           Bachelor’s degree

•           FIVE (5) or more years of experience relevant to cybersecurity and/or information security

•           Experience supporting the federal government client facing

What Would Be Nice To Have:

•           Master’s degree

•           Security+ certification; equivalent or higher

•            Demonstrated knowledge and experience documenting and applying cybersecurity governance and risk management best practices, policies, strategies, and procedures

•            Experience and knowledge of responding to federal audits and reviews (e.g., Office of the Inspector General)

•            Demonstrated ability to apply fundamental cybersecurity concepts to tasks and projects

•            Ability to effectively communicate with senior government clients, participate in and lead discussions, confidently discuss project status, and propose relevant and effective solutions

•            Deep understanding of compliance requirements, standards, and guidelines governing security within the Federal Government (e.g., NIST publications, FISMA, ICD’s, and Department memoranda),

•            Excellent oral and written communication/presentation skills

•            Strong interpersonal skills and proven experience in building partnerships with a range of partners

•            Self-starter with ability to perform and lead work independently

Additional Requirements:

•            This position requires successful completion of a background check and employment verification.

•            The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.

What We Offer:

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life

  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

  • Student Loan PayDown

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

  • Skills Development & Certifications

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program

  • Mobility Stipend

About Guidehouse
Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

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Tags: Audits Clearance Clearance Required Compliance FISMA Governance NIST Privacy Risk management RMF Security Clearance Top Secret Vulnerability management

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Region: North America
Country: United States
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