Risk Analyst
at Systems Planning and Analysis

Date Posted: 5/28/2020

Job Description


Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) is constantly expanding our capabilities to meet the ever-evolving needs of our clients while adhering to our core values, which include national service, trustworthiness, integrity and candor, broad expertise, stability and security, and teamwork. Our mission at SPA is to provide timely and objective analysis and integrated technical, operational, programmatic, policy, and business solutions in support of important national security objectives. We believe we can best support our client by aligning everything we do with their critical missions with a focus on future needs. 

SPA’s Emerging Markets Group is responsible for a broad range of analytical, systems engineering, independent assessments, strategic planning, and technology research, development, testing and evaluation (RDT&E) programs in support of new SPA markets, as well as the company’s San Diego office and portfolio.

This is an offer for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) National Risk Management Center (NRMC) Risk Support contract.  The NRMC is the CISA’s planning, analysis, and collaboration center that works to identify and address the most significant risks to the Nation’s critical infrastructure. The NRMC works in close coordination with all other parts of CISA as well as the Federal interagency; State, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments; and critical infrastructure owners and operators.

SPA seeks both a Mid-Level and Senior Risk Analyst to our support our National Security efforts.


Successful candidates for the Mid-Level and Senior Risk Analyst positions will 1) execute risk assessments that assist in developing mitigations for planned and actual foreign investments evaluated through the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) process, 2) develop methodologies collaboratively with other parts of the DHS, Federal interagency, and other homeland security partners in the public and private sector, 3) Document, maintain, and update developed methodologies upon both a technical (e.g. describing methods and theoretical basis) and execution (e.g. standard operating procedures and desk guides) basis, 4) execute tailored risk assessments based on developed methodologies, including conducting necessary background research, writing risk assessment products, coordinating reviews, conducting technical edits, and distributing the products as appropriate, 5) Develop recommendations for improving the quality of risk assessments, decreasing production time, and facilitating risk communication.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2+ (Mid-Level) and 8+ (Senior) years of experience working with end-user groups to evaluate and solve technical problems. This includes evaluating existing systems and/or user needs to analyze, design, recommend, and implement system changes
  • Experience developing methodologies and conducting assessments that communicate and mitigate risk
  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility


  • SCI Clearance and/or DHS Suitability
  • Experience with 1) the CFIUS process for foreign investment evaluations, 2) Supply Chain Management, or 3) Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Experience in mitigating risk in corporate structures, ventures, or contracts

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Arlington, VA
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 5/28/2020

About Us


Experienced. Creative. Self-starters. These are the kinds of people that SPA recruits and hires. We hire for the long term and seek people with diverse backgrounds and experience in technical fields, operations, program management, policy and business. Our culture requires the ability to work in teams, individual initiative, integrity and strong personal ethics. If you have a passion for doing important work that matters to our nation, there may be a place for you at Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.

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