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DoD Cyber Policy Consultant

Forge Group, LLC
Arlington, VA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Forge Group, LLC is a certified 8a, woman-owned, service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (8a, WOSB, SDVOSB) in the federal government marketplace. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, we are a management and IT consulting firm. Just not your typical one. We focus on creating sustainable results based on strategic decisions and practical actions tailored to our client's unique requirements.

At Forge, we are focused on creating a culture where we continually grow as individuals and as a team and where our contributions improve our firm, our clients, and our community. We are guided by one primary principle: always do the right thing. We strive to make a difference in how our employees work and live, how our clients tackle problems, and how we interact with our communities.

Forge is always looking for the right blend of experience and personality to join our team. We're searching for engaged individuals who want to work hard, play hard, give back, and enjoy life. If this resonates with you, then come make a difference at Forge.


Requirement: Dod Cyber Policy Consultant

Job Description:

Forge requires a Consultant to join a dynamic team supporting the Office of the Secretary of Defense - Principal Cyber Advisor's Office. Tasks include responding to specific and general requests for support products and programmatic information on Cyber issues, Cyber operations authorities, policy formulation, and ongoing programs; building and maintaining tracking sheets; preparing responses for executive presentations using various briefing platforms and office technologies; and additional responsibilities related to managing an established OSD-Policy support program. The DoD Cyber Policy Consultant will work closely with government personnel and contractor analysts across the OSD-Policy community to develop and execute innovative Cyber solutions that support DoD, interagency, allies, and partner interests.

The Candidate must have the ability to think strategically, act tactically, and display strong analytical and critical thinking skills. They must also build strong cross-group working relationships and demonstrate exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail. The Candidate must be able to thrive and succeed in an entrepreneurial environment and not be hindered by ambiguity or competing priorities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Development and maintenance of program tracking tools in the Microsoft Office suite of software
  • Meticulous management of Cyber projects, budgets, and oversight requirements
  • Understanding DoD programmatic responsibilities for reporting, accountability, and executive support
  • Responding to requests for program information by executive leadership
  • Quickly research, analyze, and package results in response to short-fusedrequirements
  • Prepare quality presentations on short notice for executive presentations
  • Analyze and identify trends, emerging issues, or future requirements as part of an overarching program planning and implementation process
  • Maintain a comprehensive accounting of measures of effectiveness, schedule, and progress across the program efforts
  • Advise client on Cyber policy, operations, and related cyberspace support issues.
  • Coordinate across a diverse set of stakeholders in DoD and the interagency
  • Provide subject matter expertise related to cyberspace operations, policy, and posture

Minimum/Required Qualifications:

  • Active DoD TS Clearance with SCI eligibility
  • U.S. Citizen
  • 5+ years of recent experience in strategic Cyber support at the Joint, OSD, Department of State, GCCs, or Service HQ-level
  • 3+ years of experience with program and project management practices, preferably supporting the Department of Defense
  • 4+ years of planning and implementing Cyber strategy and posture support activities
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in a related field
  • Experience supporting DoD programs and strategic initiatives
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Ability to follow security protocols to protect sensitive data

Highly Desired Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree from an accredited university

Job: Full-time

Location: Pentagon - Arlington, VA

Salary Range: $110-$125k/yr

Assigned Forge Job Title: Project Specialist


Essential Duties:

  • Problem Solving- Identifies and resolves problems promptly; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem-solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively, and can read and interpret written information.
  • Diversity- Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethics; upholds organizational values.
  • Strategic Thinking- Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts the approach to changing conditions.
  • Planning/Organizing- Prioritize and plans work activities; use time efficiently; plan for additional resources; Set goals and objectives; organize or schedule other people and their tasks; develop realistic action plans.
  • Professionalism- Tactfully approaches others; reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information to get others' attention.
  • Qualifications- To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. ADA-compliant/reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
  • Language Skills - Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, proposals, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Mathematical Skills - Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Reasoning Ability - Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to question activities and issues in all functional areas and make sound business decisions based on that data.
  • Physical Demands- The physical demands described here represent those that an employee must meet to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. ADA-compliant/reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, type, or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.
  • Work Environment - The work environment characteristics described here represent those an employee might encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.

This job posting sets forth this position's basic authorities and responsibilities, which may be changed from time to time as shall be determined. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.


Forge fosters a rich company culture built on a diverse, hard-working employee base. Our staff is the core of our success and the impetus behind our decisions. There is no longer a line between work and home life in today's corporate culture. As a result, we focused our benefits approach on the whole family.

The Forge total compensation model is based on a "choose-your-own-adventure approach," allowing each employee to create a comprehensive package of benefits and perks tailored to his or her needs. Examples of benefits included in our total compensation package include:

  • Complete flex-time
  • 401K with employer matching
  • Healthcare including medical, dental, and vision
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • HSA and Pre-Tax Premium Options
  • Health and wellness programs
  • Student Loan Repayment
  • 529 Plan Employer Contributions
  • Alternative work locations and telecommuting

Forge Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity [and] Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

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