Policy Analyst

20 Dec, 2021


Policy Analyst

Germantown, MD
Job SummaryHelp establish and administer new information technology capabilities to help protect America’s homeland! Amentum is actively seeking an intermediate Policy and Strategy Analyst responsible for examining existing Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal information sharing policies and establishing the groundwork to meet DHS operational objectives and goals. Duties of the position include advising, reviewing, assessing, amending, improving, formulating, promulgating, and coordinating the implementation of DHS operational Information Sharing policies. The Analyst will also work closely with DHS policy stakeholders to determine the goals, objectives, and assessment criteria of operational Information Sharing policies. The position is telework for the foreseeable future but may transition to D.C. Metro area office work over the long term.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate existing DHS policies, analyze and report on findings, and propose new policies or amendments to existing policies; engage stakeholders and submit policy proposals for review.
  • Support the identification, assessment, coordination, and implementation of operational policy issues aligned with DHS enterprise requirements.
  • Help establish new or updated policies for DHS, assess progress of policy outputs and outcomes, and document policy processes.
  • Identify legal flaws in policies and recommend amendments.
  • Develop policy risk mitigation strategies.
  • Communicate, coordinate, and advise stakeholders on DHS operational Information Sharing policies, procedures, goals, objectives, and deliverables.
  • Develop policy products to include White Papers, instructions / guidelines for Information Sharing rules, policy analysis reports, policy Change Requests (CRs), and policy assessments.
  • Support policy communications efforts and conduct policy training.
  • Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.
  • May be required to supervise others.

Minimum Requirements

  • U.S. Citizen.
  • Must be able to pass DHS entry of duty (EOD) requirements including background investigation for DHS suitability with the ability to obtain and maintain DHS suitability and a Public Trust security clearance to start.
  • Work location in the continental U.S.
  • Master’s degree in a related discipline.
  • Ten (10) years of recent combined policy planning, organizing, and implementation experience.
  • Travel may be required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of relevant experience working with DHS Components including DHS Office of Operations Coordination, OCIO, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO), and/or U.S. Coast Guard (USCG).
  • Experience working with internal and external DHS operational Information Sharing policy stakeholders and communities of interest.
  • Demonstrated experience working with multiple government, contractor, subcontractor, and other stakeholders to complete projects in compressed time-frames.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Job posted: 2021-12-20