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Opportunities with The Chertoff Group

 

The following opportunities are currently available at The Chertoff Group. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to careers@chertoffgroup.com

 

Position: Director, Security Services

Location:  Washington, DC

Job Description:

The Chertoff Group is currently hiring a Director of Security Services for its Washington, DC office. The candidate will have a proven record of delivering high-end security consulting services and demonstrated subject matter expertise in physical security, enterprise risk management, intelligence, and investigations. The Director will be responsible to assist with capturing new business opportunities and then to work independently with little or no supervision to execute on client work. The Director will nurture the company’s relationship with new and existing clients, assemble and manage the project team, and produce the necessary deliverables to meet client needs and exceed expectations. The ideal candidate will be exceedingly well organized, flexible, should enjoy the challenges of working in a dynamic office, and must demonstrate a high level of professionalism and discretion in handling sensitive business information and sensitive client issues.

Responsibilities and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • Proven business development aptitude and network built on a track record of professional success 
  • Deep familiarity with physical security and risk management industry best practices, including familiarity with threat and vulnerability assessments, physical security surveys, organizational assessments, and open source intelligence collection and analysis
  • Collaborative, team player who has a proven ability to identify and define objectives while managing resources and a team within a budget plan
  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Five-to-ten years of private sector security experience with a proven track record of success
  • Candidates should be able to articulate how they will apply skills learned in previous roles to complex client issues in the commercial security sector
  • Excellent presentation and communications skills, with ability to understand, assess, and articulate complex business, market, policy and/or technical issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks, work on multiple projects concurrently, and manage rapidly changing assignments
  • Self-starter with proven abilities in independent judgment and analytic methodologies
  • Ability to travel for client work that can range from 20%-70%
  • Security certifications such as Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and/or Physical Security Professional (PSP) preferred

To apply for the Director of Security Services position, please send a resume and cover letter to careers@chertoffgroup.com with “Director” and the date of your application in the subject line of the email.

 

Position: Strategic Communications Associate

Location:  Washington, DC

Job Description:

The Chertoff Group is seeking an Associate who can assist our team with ongoing marketing and strategic communications activities including the creation and maintenance of new content and marketing material, website content management, social media activity, and event coordination.  An ideal candidate would have one to three years of experience, be able to think creatively and proactively contribute to a small strategic communications team.

Responsibilities and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • Create and manage content for The Chertoff Group’s web presence and e-mail marketing (requires working with content management software and basic familiarity with HTML and CSS); Track and report website metrics
  • Work with Adobe InDesign software to create layouts for different products including invitations, event programs, white papers, newsletters, corporate communications and other marketing material
  • Maintaining a consistent look and feel and brand visibility across firm websites and marketing material
  • Oversee the maintenance of media and contacts in database
  • Provide monthly reports relating to brand metrics
  • Help prepare presentations and related material for specific events and meetings
  • Copyedit and proofread marketing material both for print and online presence for accurate and high-quality work
  • Track, support and help coordinate event planning and logistics relating to firm events and media activities
  • Help execute firm’s social media strategy, including presence and communication through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Linked-in
  • Draft and proofread internal and external communication for distribution

To apply for the Strategic Communications Associate position, please send a resume and cover letter to careers@chertoffgroup.com with “Strategic Communications Associate” and the date of your application in the subject line of the email.

 

Position: Associate/Senior Associate, Security Services (Cyber)

 Location: Washington, DC

Job Description:

The candidate will have experience delivering high-end consulting services and demonstrated subject matter expertise in cybersecurity risk assessment and risk management. The Associate/Senior Associate will be responsible for supporting engagements to assess enterprise information security risk.  The successful candidate will assist in maintaining strong client relationships, coordinating internal project team interactions, conducting research, reviewing documents and participating in interviews where appropriate, and contributing to necessary deliverables to meet/exceed client needs. The Associate/Senior Associate will be exceedingly well organized, flexible, should enjoy the challenges of working in a dynamic office, and must demonstrate a high level of professionalism and discretion in handling sensitive business information and client issues.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • Strong understanding of cybersecurity risks including current threat environment, common threat actor tactics, techniques and procedures, and related vulnerabilities
  • Familiarity with information security policy and regulatory environment and associated business risks
  • Proven written communications skills in PowerPoint and Word that demonstrate understanding of client/stakeholder issues and clearly articulated recommendations
  • Fluency with cybersecurity risk frameworks including, but not limited to, NIST, Council on Cybersecurity 20 Critical Security Controls for Effective Cyber Defense,  and ISO – COBIT and HITRUST are an additional plus
  • Understanding of networks, infrastructure and operating systems
  • Strong familiarity with information security program best practices, trends and common weaknesses
  • Collaborative, team player who has a proven ability to identify and define objectives while  managing resources and a team within a budget plan
  • Three-to-five years of U.S. Government and/or Private Sector security experience with a proven track record of success
  • Candidates should be able to articulate how they will apply skills learned in previous roles to complex client issues in the commercial security sector
  • Strong presentation and communications skills, with ability to understand, assess, and articulate complex business, market, policy and/or technical issues.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, work on multiple projects concurrently, and manage rapidly changing assignments
  • Ability to travel for client work that can range from 20%-35%
  • A cybersecurity/information security certification such as CISSP, CeH or other widely recognized credential is not required but would be an additional qualifying factor
  • Minimum education requirement: bachelor of science/bachelor of arts (masters preferred but not required).  Science, technology or engineering degree desired but not required.

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to careers@chertoffgroup.com with “Associate- Cyber” and the date of your application in the subject line of the email.

 

Position: Internship

Location:  Washington, DC; Menlo Park, CA; New York, NY

The Chertoff Group offers year-round paid internship opportunities to students and recent graduates with interest in pursuing a career at the intersection of cybersecurity, intelligence, technology, and homeland security. To apply for an internship, please send a resume and cover letter to careers@chertoffgroup.com with “Internship” and the date of your application in the subject line of the email.

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