• Senior Exercise Planner - National Cyber Exercise and Planning Program (NCEPP)

    Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
    Job ID
    Clearance Level
    Top Secret/SCI
  • Overview

    Aveshka is looking to hire an Exercise Planner to support the National Cyber Exercise & Planning Program (NCEPP). The Department of Homeland Security's National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) operates a 24x7x365 center at the intersection of government, private sector, and international network defense and communications communities. The mission to secure the cyber and communications infrastructure upon which our nation depends is a shared responsibility between Federal, State, and local governments, in active partnership with the private sector which owns approximately 85 percent of the Nation’s critical infrastructure. The NCCIC is responsible for coordinating national efforts to secure the Nation’s infrastructure and to provide a primary Federal contact for coordinating protection activities.

    NCEPP operates as a program within the NCCIC’s Operations & Integration Division (O&I) to develop, design, and conduct cyber exercises at the Federal, state, local, tribal & territorial, regional, infrastructure sector, and international levels in order to assess and improve the Nation’s cybersecurity posture, preparedness, protection, and cyber-incident response capabilities.


    NCEPP activities include the design, support, and execution of the spectrum of exercise types according to the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), depending on the goals and objectives of each exercise’s primary constituency. These may include discussion-based exercises like: seminars, workshops, tabletops, and games or operations-based exercises such as: drills, functional, and full-scale.

    The Exercise Planner will support the following activities: developing realistic and challenging exercise scenarios that meet strategic and operational exercise objectives; demonstrating analytical ability and subject-matter expertise in planning, documenting, facilitating, after-action reporting and improvement planning; as well as scripting realistic exercise injects and developing master scenario events lists (MSEL); coordinating and conducting planning conferences, work group meetings, teleconferences and video-teleconferences. The exercise planner will further collect and analyze data, recommend solutions and improvement strategies and present findings in final after-action reports suitable for distribution among executive level leadership.   The right candidate will apply technical and operational expertise to complex problems in the field of Federal preparedness including, but not limited to, preparedness for terrorist attacks involving cyber threats. The candidate may also perform key tasks such as: conducting research, developing and delivering briefings, writing plans and coordinating training.


    Required Education:

    Bachelor's Degree in: emergency management, computer sciences, information system security, security or risk management, English, or in a relevant area of study.


    Required Experience:

    15+ years involving work related to the one or more of the listed skill areas. (Candidate may have 10+ if they possess a Graduate degree)


    Required Clearance:



    Desired Qualifications:

    Excellent communication skills, written and oral

    Leadership and People Management

    Creative problem solving

    Project management

    A+, Security+, HSEEP certifications or willingness to obtain on the job.




    About Aveshka:

    Aveshka is a professional services firm focused on addressing our nation’s most complex threats and challenges. As a small business we’re committed to supporting our clients’ missions with services delivered by our diverse and experienced staff. With expertise in cybersecurity, emergency preparedness, and public health, our experience base spans federal, state, and local governments, as well as private sector entities.


    Aveshka encourages collaborative communication and ongoing learning.  Some of our benefits include:


    • Extensive training programs
    • Gym membership reimbursement
    • Education reimbursement
    • Technology benefits
    • Commuter benefits
    • Generous paid time off and much more!


    Aveshka is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)


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