Compliance Analyst

Government and IT Services

About the organization

Based in Washington, DC, MPS is an SBA-certified HUBZone Small Business, dedicated to empowering our clients through innovative change management services, with a focus on organizational effectiveness. Founded by a former Peace Corps volunteer, our consultants have served executives in the federal sector for over a decade, working on several high-profile initiatives. We pride ourselves on being experienced consultants, trusted advisers, and reliable partners. As a designated Employer of National Service, our core value is a commitment to public service.


M Powered Strategies is seeking a Compliance Analyst to support federal clients in developing, maintaining, updating and quality-controlling IT policies, procedures and strategies in compliance with FISMA standards and NIST guidance. Successful candidate will be an excellent writer and communicator, a self-starter, an effective team player with excellent project management skills.

Responsibilities include:

- Advise and evaluate existing policies, procedures, strategies and plans and identify gaps and work with relevant SMEs to mitigate shortcomings.
- Generate new policies, procedures, plans, and strategies.
- Conduct quality assurance of existing documentation for compliance.
- Coordinate between groups (government and contractors) to ensure consistency and completeness of policies, procedures, processes and strategies. Ensure compliance with the standards and organization requirements relative to specific assignments.
- Develop and deliver internal and client-facing program reviews, status reports, performance reports and other communications
- Analyze customer needs and document requirements and proactively propose technical solutions
- Lead technical meetings and input-gathering sessions with relevant SMEs.
- Design a formal program and standardize a process for continuous documentation tracking, revision, updates and approval, with associated documented processes and workflows.


Must Haves

- Bachelor's degree in relevant fields (education can be substituted with years of experience)
- 5 years of progressive experience (or 3 years with relevant Master's degree)
- Comfortable with complexity and critical thinking while guiding stakeholders/workgroups to achieve their objectives
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to create and deliver concise, clear, and compelling oral and written briefing materials within tight timelines and for multiple audiences
- Outgoing, confident, patient, and has a strong virtual and in-person presence with good communication and relationship skills
- Experience in facilitating, including managing stakeholders, supporting effective collaboration, communicating requirements, managing logistics, and providing comprehensive documentation
- Able to pass a background check to obtain a Public Trust (High-Risk) Position
- Must be a U.S. citizen

Nice to Haves

- Experience with the NIST Risk Management Framework and SP 800 issuances, continuous monitoring, and information system security policies, standards, and procedures
- Experience with developing security policies, processes, and procedures
- Experience with assessing new security laws, policies, or standards to determine program–level impact
- Previous Federal Government experience
- Experience with Agile methodologies

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