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Program Lead | Homeland Security Infrastructure and Resilience

Energetics HQ MD, 7075 Samuel Morse Dr, Columbia, Maryland, United States of America Req #54
Sunday, September 13, 2020

Program Lead – Homeland Security Infrastructure and Resilience


Energetics is seeking an exceptional Program Lead to help our clients with pressing physical infrastructure security and national resilience issues from either our Washington, DC or Columbia, MD office. The successful candidate will support U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) clients as they address issues related to keeping the homeland safe – from critical physical infrastructures such as dams, manufacturing, and chemical facilities – to cybersecurity and information technology networks. Join our team and help turn ideas into real impacts!


At Energetics, you will primarily support the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), assisting clients with coordination across public and private sector stakeholders, assessing vulnerabilities to critical infrastructure, developing information-sharing resources, and providing the data and tools to help owners and operators manage risks. You will collaborate with other consulting professionals at Energetics as well as other companies and partners working with DHS. As part of your work, you will offer your insights and gain knowledge about risk management, resilience technologies and practices, and effective engagement programs and trends. You’ll interact with federal government clients, public and private sector stakeholders, state and local government officials, subject matter experts, researchers, and other specialists.


Your responsibilities will include coordinating and collaborating with public and private stakeholders and resilience organizations; managing a small team of researchers, analysts, and communications specialists; conducting programmatic and technical research and analysis; generating impactful reports and other products; developing and implementing project management plans; proactively identifying client needs and spearheading related business development activities; and ensuring quality and timely delivery of all support efforts.


The right applicant will have a passion for developing new business and working with DHS to keep America’s critical infrastructure secure.


Minimum attributes and qualifications:

  • 5 years’ experience in homeland or infrastructure security and/or resilience

  • Ability to successfully interface directly with clients and stakeholders and routinely facilitate/moderate meetings

  • Experienced with conducting thoughtful analysis and authoring meaningful reports, briefings, and program plans

  • Strong interest in homeland security, infrastructure resilience, and collaborative public-private solutions

  • Enthusiastic and willing to pursue new opportunities

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Bachelors’ degree

Desirable but not required:

  • Experience working with DHS or other government security agencies

  • Risk management experience in physical infrastructure or cybersecurity

  • Project Management Professional certification

  • Master’s degree

  • Apply by completing the online application. Resumes submitted via e-mail will not be accepted. Please include a cover letter with an explanation of how your skills and background align with the needs and qualifications of the position.

Energetics is a growing company where employees are encouraged to suggest new ideas and pursue topics that they are passionate about. We offer a competitive salary, benefits, and a flexible working environment, as well as opportunities for educational and career development. As you grow with the company, you’ll be able to take advantage of our tuition assistance, professional development, employee incentive programs, and company-sponsored training.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. Energetics (VSE subsidiary) considers candidates regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


*The selected applicant will be subject to a background check and drug testing.

VSE is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, Protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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  • Energetics HQ MD, 7075 Samuel Morse Dr, Columbia, Maryland, United States of America