UIC Alaska

Staff Officer

Program/Project Management
Location : Location
Minimum Clearance Required
Top Secret/SCI
Travel Requirement


Bowhead seeks a Staff Officer to support the upcoming National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Mission Assurance contract located in Springfield, VA. The individual will provide on-site support for existing emergency management and mission assurance services, implement new services, and transition new services for new facility projects. They will provide incident management, continuity of operations, and general emergency management and mission assurance support to agency operations. The individual must be adept at interfacing directly with senior executive level officials of the government and providing expert level advice and analysis.


  • Develop the Plan of Actions & Milestones (POA&M) with metrics that deliver and sustain an integrated mission assurance (MA) program which complies with all National, Executive, DoD and IC directed program elements
  • Developing and implement a multi-year strategic management plan that supports of Continuity of Operations (COOP) and integrated business continuity execution, Defense Critical Infrastructure Program, and risk management
  • Identify all NGA compliance elements within National, Executive, Federal, DoD, IC, and other applicable government statutes, directives and regulations, and provide insight into government and industry “best practices” / industry standards governing mission assurance, continuity of operations, business continuity, disaster recovery, and defense critical infrastructure protection planning
  • Establish and maintain a foundational level continuity process based on federal guidance and best practices, to include an annual auditing process, enterprise management, periodic formal plan audits, and test, training and exercises inclusive of corrective action plans
  • Maintain an Agency and Component process-oriented Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to include a monthly Current Program Assessment (currently known as the Monthly Readiness Metrics) reflecting individual Component status of program strength and planning review and leadership support to continuity planning, an Agency aggregate metric, and event management organization-focused metrics
  • Develop, maintain, monitor, and improve NGA COOP, and COOP Implementation to include administration of, and training on, the NGA Computerized Emergency Notification System (CENS); seamless transition of Normal and event Management activities; and develop into a repeatable and exercisable program process supporting COOP Operational Readiness
  • Develop and maintain continuity program documentation, to include: NGA implementation of policy/guidance in support of National, DoD and ODNI policy, plans and procedures; file management plan, archiving process and oversight; internal and external assessment reports and briefings; integrated continuity test, training and exercise (TT&E) program; NGA COOP Plan (updated as required, reviewed annually, and re-issued bi-annually per federal requirements); scenario-specific MA Plans; and a NGA Front Office and NGA Operations Center (NOC) enterprise Business Continuity Plan (BCP) / IT Disaster Recovery (ITDR) plan
  • Integrate CIP requirements into Continuity Planning
  • Develop, maintain, and monitor COOP Readiness Metrics and provide a means of displaying for NGA, NSG, and National leadership relevant COOP readiness metrics and status
  • Provide assistance at NGA Alternate Site locations, to include conducting facility tours to NGA Leadership, facilitating all alternate site TT&E requirements, and ensuring all COOP requirements are met during a contingency event
  • Support NGA Adaptive Planning efforts by developing Mission Assurance plans/appendices to NGA Concept of Operations Plans (CONPLANs), Operational Plans (OPLANs), and specifically GEOINT Functional Support Plans (FSPs)
  • Support NGA Lapse of Appropriations/Furlough Planning efforts by developing and maintaining the Agency Lapse of Appropriations SOP and the Agency Lapse of Appropriations Checklist


  • Minimum of seven (7+) years’ program and project management skills and experience in a program of comparable size and scope and a proven track record that demonstrates success in these skills
  • FEMA Level 1 Professional (PCP) certification from the Emergency Management Institute within 180 days
  • Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP) certification or higher
  • Industry or government Risk Management (PMI – RMP) or Project Management with Risk Management built into the curriculum (e.g. PMP, PgMP, Lean Six Sigma) for Risk Management
  • Experience with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) due to the nature of reviewing budgets supporting entire division level and Agency efforts
  • Demonstrated risk management and critical thinking skills supported by experience and a proven track record of applying these skills
  • Demonstrated ability to independently perform a wide range of mission assurance support functions, requiring vision, leadership, and proficiency in developing, explaining and implementing mission assurance policy
  • Demonstrated ability to work from an agency perspective for problem identification, analysis and resolution
  • Demonstrated ability to identify problems, analyze them, and recommend solutions with minimal guidance
  • Strong organizational and customer service skills
  • Strong ability to communicate orally and in writing (technical and non-technical)
  • Demonstrated experience in research and evaluation of new concepts and processes to improve mission assurance program performance
  • Demonstrated experience in analyzing cross-functional problem sets, identifying root causes, and resolving issues
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite; Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Physical Demands:
• Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds
• Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged amounts of time
• Must be able to twist, bend, and squat periodically


SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED: Must hold and maintain a DoD Top Secret security clearance. Must have SCI or be SCI eligible/able to obtain SCI.




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