Security Manager

Employer:Creative Associates International
Location:Washington, DC
Requisition Number 16-0311


Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Position Summary:

The Security Associate is responsible for supporting Creative’s cyber and HQ security program, which includes but is not limited to developing and implementing a comprehensive cyber and information security program to protect Creative Sensitive Information (CSI) as well as classified information; assisting with the development of an Insider Threat Program; overseeing Creative’s facility security clearance and supporting our National Information Security Program; and supporting other key HQ-related security functions.

Reporting & Supervision:

This position will report to the Director of Security, within the Operations Division, and will work with a team of strategically located security professionals.

Expected Outcomes:
Superior contributions to Creative’s Security Department.
Effective implementation of a comprehensive cyber and information security program.
Successful development of an Insider Threat Program.
Effective support of Creative’s Allegations and Information Security Programs.

Primary Responsibilities:
Lead Creative’s Creative’s Cybersecurity Committee to discuss and address latest trends and vulnerabilities in cybercrime, identify vulnerabilities within Creative systems and resolutions to these vulnerabilities;
Assist with the implementation of a comprehensive Information Security Program, which provides for the protection of Creative Sensitive Information (CSI) as well as classified information;
Support the development of a comprehensive Insider Threat Program, a requirement for Creative’s facility security clearance;
Lead Creative’s Security Department in the relevant aspects of information management to ensure all trackers, policies and procedures and other relevant information, including Creative Sensitive Information (CSI), are up-to-date and made available to key stakeholders for trend analyses and decision making purposes;
Ensure compliance with all Defense Security Service (DSS) requirements in order to maintain Creative’s secret-level facility security clearance. This includes maintaining Creative’s personnel files in Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS), conducting regular DSS self-inspections and preparing for bi-annual Security Vulnerability Assessments by the DSS;
Conduct Visual Compliance vetting across the company (average over 500 names/month) and maintain Creative’s Inquiry Database System (CIDS), which tracks all vetting actions taken across the company;
Ensure Creative travelers receive required support for travel, as well as any security-related supplies and equipment, and that all required forms are completed and provided to the Security Department prior to travel; and
Work with key stakeholders to assist in the investigation of allegations of fraud, misconduct and trafficking in persons, write reports of allegations for submission to the Office of the Inspector General, and ensure executive management is apprised of allegations by maintaining Creative’s Allegations Tracker.

Required Skills & Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree with a major course work in International Development, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Security or closely related field and/or equivalent experience;
Minimum 5 years’ experience performing work related to tasks assigned to this position;
Have or be eligible to obtain a “secret” security clearance;
Experience in creating and managing an effective Insider Threat program;
Strong experience developing and supporting effective cyber and information security programs; and
Strong ability to: communicate effectively both orally and in writing with internal and external customers; understand and follow standard operating procedures; perform duties in a professional manner and appearance; write required reports; investigate allegations of fraud and misconduct; and make independent and good judgment decisions within proper policy and procedures.

Desired Skills & Qualifications:
Professionally recognized certifications in a security-related field or other USG experience;
Certification as a Facility Security Officer (FSO) and Industrial Security Professional;
Experience working and/or liaising with the Department of Defense (DoD), Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Defense Security Service (DSS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other government security representatives;
Knowledge of industrial security administration, contracts, and government databases that include, but are not limited to: NISPOM, Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS), Electronic Questionnaire for Investigations (e-QIP), and Industrial Security Facilities Database (ISFD);
Knowledge of security procedures and approaches for bidding on classified contracts; and
Fluency in languages other than English.

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Creative Associates International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran.

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