Senior Cyber Operations Planner

Clear Ridge Defense - Fort George G Meade, MD

Clear Ridge Defense is seeking a Senior Cyber Operations Planner to join our rock-star team in the Fort Meade, MD area.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide information assurance subject matter expertise for Cyberspace Defense concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Work independently to evaluate and solve complex cyber security problems quickly and completely and report findings to the Government.
  • Engage and advise Senior Leadership.
  • Actively participate in meetings with DISA and mission partner working groups.
  • Support mission-critical Continuity of Operations (COOP).
  • Evaluate current technologies and processes associated with DISA DCO to identify gaps.
  • Provide requirements and strategies for future cybersecurity operations.
  • QA/QC After Action Reports (AARs).
  • Develop SOPs, TTPs, and QRGs to allow for a better, more reliable DCO process.
  • Conduct and deliver weekly status updates to customer regarding key areas.
  • Follow up on all taskers and due outs.

Must Haves:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline with 12+ years of applicable combined education and experience; additional related years of experience is accepted in lieu of a degree.
  • Hold DoD-8570 IAT Level II baseline certification (Sec+ CE or equivalent) to start and must obtain CSSP-A certification within 180 days of start date.
  • Proficient understanding of the Cybersecurity Framework in regards to identify, protect, detect, respond and recover within the Cyber Security Service Provider construct.
  • Motivated self-starter with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have an active DoD Top Secret/SCI clearance.

Nice to Haves:

  • Graduate of the Joint Cyberspace Operations Planning Course
  • Experience with DISA and DoD Networks.
  • Demonstrated experience briefing Senior Executive Service (SES) and General Officer/Flag Officer (GO/FO) leadership.
  • Advanced Certifications such as SANS GIAC/GCIA/GCIH, CISSP or CASP.
  • Experience in intelligence driven defense and/or cyber Kill Chain methodology.
  • Foster and encourage a collaborative environment to champion a cybersecurity culture.

Additional Information

Come learn how we take care of our team, and why we were ranked Inc. 5000 Magazine’s #140 Fastest Growing Company nationwide – ranking #5 in Maryland and #7 in Government Services! And see how we were ranked a 2021 Top Workplace by the Baltimore Sun!

Clear Ridge Defense is the premier service solutions provider supporting the Service and Joint cyberspace operations and intelligence community in three core areas of expertise:

  • Cyber Systems & Software Engineering
  • Cyber Intelligence & Operations Planning
  • Security Risk Analysis, Mitigation & Training

All delivered by highly talented and focused team members that are supported by an unmatched professional and family-oriented culture that leverages and builds on sound, proven principles.

Benefits Snapshot:

  • 100% Fully-Covered Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 100% Fully-Covered Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • 100% Fully-Covered Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Competitive and Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO) / Leave
  • 10 Paid Federal Holidays
  • $500 New Uniform Bonus for Transitioning Military
  • Monthly Tax-Free Cell Phone Stipend
  • Monthly Tax-Free Gym Wellness / Streaming Subscription Stipend to include Amazon Prime, Netflix, Audible, etc.
  • Competitive 401k Matching to plan for retirement
  • Free financial advising from qualified experts
  • Annual $5,000 Training Allotment
  • One-of-a-kind Referral Program: $5,000 per referral OR $250/mo indefinitely, with no limit to number of referrals
  • Business Development and Client Expansion Bonuses
  • Monthly Company-Paid Socials and Events


Posted On: Wednesday, December 1, 2021



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