Senior Operational Security (OpSec) Technology Program Lead

Job Locations US-Remote / Telework | US-DC-Washington
Job ID 2022-4189
Regular Full-Time

Position Description

Love really interesting security projects and plenty of variety in the work you do?!  If you want a challenge and want to grow and work with a dedicated and supportive team then this is the role for you!  This position will help you grow into a more well-rounded IT Security Professional.


Valiant Solutions is seeking a Senior Operational Security (OpSec) Technology Program Lead to join our growing team supporting a large Government client.  Valiant Solutions is a rapidly growing Cybersecurity company that cares about its employees- we've been named one of the Best Places to Work in the DC area EIGHT years in a row!


This position is based in the Washtingtion DC Metro area and allows for telework. Remote work necessitates a high-level trust in our employees. To ensure that employee performance does not suffer in a remote work environment, all employees who telecommute are expected to have a quiet and distraction-free workspace with adequate internet, dedicate their full attention and availability to their job duties during working hours, and maintain a schedule during core business hours that align with those of their coworkers and Valiant's clients.  Additionally,  in alignment to the Office of the Inspector General’s effort to eliminate conflicting employment all Valiant employees are required to disclose any current or future outside employment engagements. During onboarding and throughout employment, employees must disclose any current activities or intent to engage in outside employment or other professional activities and obtain written approval.  Employees may not solicit or conduct any outside business during core business hours for Valiant Solutions and our clients.


This is your opportunity to lead the development and implementation of a federal agency Operational Security (OpSec) program. This program must align to the five OpSec processes: 1) identifying critical information 2) determine the threat 3) assess vulnerabilities 4) analyze the risk and 5) deploy countermeasures.  This position forges and integrates the output of Operational Security (OpSec) intelligence analysis methods and risk management processes to assign effective countermeasures, with Security Operations (SecOps) incident response activities to ensure real security is in place within Government systems. The successful candidate will work across our client’s program offices and security divisions to develop, implement, and monitor OpSec processes to meet agency program objectives and reporting requirements. This role involves developing an implementation plan and associated project management artifacts initially focused on identifying critical information requiring OpSEC security controls, developing policies, SOPs, handbooks, performing self-assessments of the operational functionalities of the agency, and running OpSec training for security teams. This position manages agency OpSec Working Group and key stakeholder communications, outreach, and champions the emerging OpSec Program within the organization.


The successful candidate will have a strong program management background, excellent oral and written communication skills, and experience influencing, collaborating, and consensus building with federal agencies. The candidate will also have a technical background implementing, overseeing, or working with security technologies that support an information security program. The candidate will have a solid understanding of Operational Security processes including knowledge of network security, conducting threat and risk assessments, and formulating countermeasures to mitigate security risks. This experience is necessary to develop and implement a successful OpSec program that will help our client become more efficient and effective with protecting the organization’s data and its IT systems.


The successful candidate will have a good understanding of governance, risk, and threat assessments in order to help our client select effective countermeasures for minimizing potential risks. This challenge involves selecting the right measures to offset risk while keeping budget and security in mind.


This position requires strong written, communication, and organization skills.  The successful candidate will work with our clients daily and must be prepared to gather and recommend requirements, and develop solutions using knowledge and experience.


Experience Requirements:

  • 10+ years of Information Security experience. This experience must include experience working in multiple security domains in order to demonstrate broad security knowledge. This experience will include experience in many of the following areas:
    • security operations
    • incident response support
    • compliance and risk management
    • security policy development
    • threat assessment and modeling
    • technical writing
    • vulnerability management
    • cloud security
  • 4+ years of experience in security design including identifying critical information, assessing and modeling threats, identifying the impact of threats to the organization and its data, and developing cost-effective countermeasures to offset identified threats and risks.
  • 4+ years of experience leading the implementation of a security program, including the development of strategy, schedules, implementation plans, and SOPs.
  • 4+ years of experience in developing and delivering executive training and awareness briefings 
  • 4+ years of experience facilitating agency meetings, preparing and presenting analysis, training team members, and monitoring and measuring IT security programs or functions.
  • Government Risk and Threat Assessment experience: Understanding of NIST SP 800-53 Security Controls, especially SC-38 Operations Security; NIST SP 800-30 Risk Assessment Guide, and other related NIST special publications. The successful candidate will be required to interpret standards, mandates, and policy requirements and translate them into operational plans and processes.

Education and Certification Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field, or an additional four years of industry experience. 
  • CISSP, CISM, or equivalent certification
  • PMI/PMP certification


About Valiant Solutions:

Valiant Solutions is a security-focused IT solutions provider with both public and private sector clients nationwide. We are a HUBZone small business and we encourage all candidates who live in a HUBZone to apply. Named one of the fastest growing privately held companies by Inc. 5000, Washington Technology’s Fast 50, and Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in the D.C. area, Valiant Solutions prides itself on providing its employees with great benefits and career development opportunities. As a company, we are just as committed to growing careers as we are to building world-class IT solutions, all while enjoying an unparalleled work-life balance. We are in a phase of tremendous growth and building the team that will take us to the next level. We seek people whose talents and accomplishments will contribute to a thriving company, who have the character to support their capacity, and can make a positive impact on our culture. Alongside our talented team, you’ll learn to think quickly on your feet and expand your own personal and professional skillset. Our management team will inspire you to consider new perspectives and challenge you to become a better practitioner in the fast-paced industry of IT security. We hire people we respect – and we trust them to deliver results leveraging their expertise. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment as part of a stellar team of professionals, then we invite you to apply online today.


Benefits Snapshot (includes, but not limited to):

Valiant pays 99% of the Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage for FTE

Valiant contributes 25% towards Health Coverage for Family and Dependents

100% Paid Short Term Disability and Life Insurance Policy for FTE

100% Paid Certifications

Wellness & Fitness Program

401K Matching up to 4%

Paid Time Off

Paid Time On – 40 hours to pursue innovation

Valiant University – Online Education and Training Portal

Reimbursement for Public Transit and Parking

FSA programs for: Medical Costs, Dependent Care, Transit, and Parking

Referral Bonuses


Vaccination Mandate:

In accordance with Executive Order 14043, Federal employees and contractors are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to exceptions that may be required by law. If selected, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before your entrance on duty if you are selected after the compliance date. Human Resources will provide information for providing proof of vaccination and instructions for how to submit a request for a legally required exception, if needed, to comply with vaccination requirements.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Valiant Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sex stereotyping, gender identity, gender expression or transgender status), religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information/history or any other personal characteristic protected by law.


Physical Demands

Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time and also be able to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

Must be able to constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine, and computer printer.

Must be able to communicate, detect, converse with, discern, convey, express one self, and exchange information visually and verbally.

Must be able to occasionally bend and lift files and papers up to 10 pounds throughout the office space for events and meetings.


Work Environment:

Individual's primary workstation is located in an office area

The noise level in this environment is low to moderate


Authorization to Share Resume and Personal Information:

By submitting your resume for this position, you authorize Valiant Solutions to share your resume, as well as personal information included on the resume, with its subsidiaries, affiliates and teaming partners for the purpose of considering you for this position and other available positions requiring comparable skills, education and experience. Should Valiant Solutions or its affiliates and teaming partners wish to initiate pre-employment discussions, you will be asked to complete an employment application and related employment documents.



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