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Project Manager - Cybersecurity

Job ID R1420
Job Location Rockville, MD
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

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The Project Manager – Cybersecurity manages, plans and coordinates the full life-cycle of projects for the Indian Health Services (IHS). This position ensures that all project goals and objectives are accomplished as laid out in the scope of work and within the prescribed timeframe, budgetary parameters and to the customer’s satisfaction. Provides project team leadership necessary to meet defined project deliverables and maintains positive working relationships with the customer and key stakeholders. The Project Manager utilizes subject matter expertise to analyze and evaluate business functions, systems and processes in order to determine the most effective business applications for meeting the needs of Indian Health Services objectives.



Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.


Manages and communicates project expectations to team members. 


Builds and maintains solid customer relationships and assures customer satisfaction with the successful execution of the project. This position will be most successful when a high degree of organizational aptitude is present along with a high level of enthusiasm and a strong drive to achieve outcomes using indirect resources.


Responsible for managing the project providing support services of PMO, Risk and Compliance, Audit Response and Coordination, Architecture and Engineering, Incident Response, Digital Forensic Analysis, Policy and Security Awareness, Contingency Planning and Disaster Recovery and Audit Management.


Interfaces with internal project teams, management, customers and subcontractors. Maintains timely communications and develops collaborative rapport with solutions-oriented approaches.


Effectively manages the project scope, deliverables, cost, profitability, schedule, quality and resources.


Develops IT project plans in Microsoft Project and within IHS tools to guide the execution and control of the project, and tracks project milestones and deliverables.


Communicates IT project plans, objectives, timelines, schedules, job assignments and responsibilities.


Identifies and manages project dependencies and critical path. Proactively manages changes in project scope. Identifies and communicates potential risks with CNI and customer leadership, and devises mitigations and contingency plans. Identifies issues and devises work-arounds.

May be required to facilitate the establishment and implementation of policies, procedures and standards and governance to ensure compliance.


Ensures the overall security posture of the enterprise network.


Analyzes and advises on the risk and remediation of security issues based on reports from vulnerability assessment scanners, patch management tools, and emerging threat information.


Proposes, coordinates, implements and enforces information systems security policies, standards and methodologies.


Evaluates Agency’s Cyber Security program and posture, provides recommendations to government client and senior leadership on changes and improvements to improve the overall health and security posture of the organization.


Responsible for coordination with multiple groups, both contractor and government staff, to conduct security assessments of various networks and components, and ensuring that all systems, applications and networks meet compliance in order to remain operational.


Acts as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Cyber Security and Certification and Accreditation, advising the government CISO on the Risk Management Framework process, and creates policy and procedures to improve efficiency and improve the overall security posture of the division.


Responsible for direct oversight of a group of contractor personnel who have technical expertise in the design, configuration and operation of web servers, databases and application development, and who also have expertise in technical writing, maintenance and testing of the systems and applications.


Collects metrics, prepares weekly/monthly status reports for senior level management and the government client, reporting on system and network compliance, FISMA Compliance score, status of ongoing projects and efforts, and recommends way ahead for problems and issues.


Participates in the development or revision of system-specific security safeguards based on NIST and FedRAMP regulations.


Develops and executes presentations using MS PowerPoint that support the project, this may include regular Integrated Project Team (IPTs) presentations, monthly project status reports and/or executive briefings.


Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.


Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.


Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.



Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS or a related field of study and a minimum of fifteen (15) years’ of IT experience, ten (10) years’ of Project Management experience and five (5) years’ of Cyber Security Project Management experience. Experience with government contracting and procurement preferred.



Two or more certifications in CISSP, CASP, CISM, GSLC, CSM, CCNA, CCNP, PMP and SPLUNK is preferred


Ability to plan and oversee projects through the use of project management software tools and methodologies, including MS Project and MS Project Server

Ability to manage effectively a geographically dispersed multifaceted team

Effectively prioritize and manage projects in a fast-paced environment

Maintain excellent working relationship with government customers

Experienced in Certification and Accreditation: FISMA, FIPS, OMB, RMF and NIST 800-53

Experience with STIGS on Information Systems, Applications and/or Network devices

Familiar with eMASS or similar tools

Experience in implementing with HHS cyber policies

Familiar with Networking, Systems, Storage, application development and virtualization

Must have excellent interpersonal skills

Experience managing Federal government projects and operations in a consulting environment

Experience with different strategies to implement successfully IT capabilities

Experience designing and documenting technical solutions

Fluency in both technical issues and business processes, such as procurement, finance and budget

Experience with configuration, reporting, query building and common security frameworks

Experience with both local and cloud-based deployments

Ability to perform many different roles, both at a detailed level and from a higher-level perspective

Ability to schedule, plan and lead meetings

Exceptional organization skills with ability to manage effectively multiple projects and priorities

Excellent verbal and written communication skills with solid presentation skills

Ability to clearly and concisely communicate/explain technical information to a broad range of people with varying levels of technical expertise

Excellent customer service skills

Exceptional analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills

Knowledgeable in the analysis of business and user needs, documentation of requirements, and translation into proper system requirement specifications

Advanced ability in requirements gathering and elaboration, business process improvement and emerging technologies

Extremely detail-oriented with ability to quickly grasp business needs and issues

Ability to mentor and instruct others

Skilled in facilitating teamwork and coordinating efforts for the successful achievement of goals



Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.



Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform successfully the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Regularly required to sit. Regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms to handle objects and operate tools, computer, and/or controls. Required to speak and hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Exposed to general office noise with computers printers and light traffic.


If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!