Privacy SME

Job Locations US-VA-Vienna
Regular Full-Time
Opportunity Type
Teaming Partner Opportunity


BOOST is helping one of our teaming partners hire a strong Privacy subject matter expert (SME) with significant expertise in privacy and security process analysis to join their team. You will work with program officials to support their submission of various privacy compliance documentation to the FEMA Privacy Branch. You will be in a client-facing role and will serve as a critical part of our delivery team that brings the necessary experience in consulting on privacy activities across all aspects of an agency’s privacy program.  You should be comfortable working with senior-level management, providing program implementation support, and making recommendations for process improvement both verbally and in writing.  You should demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate to a variety of audiences and develop compelling recommendations and supporting documentation. This is a full time position in Vienna, VA that is currently 100% remote due to the pandemic but will require on site availability in the future. 


  • Prepare, review, and update privacy compliance documentation in coordination with program officials for review and approval by the FEMA Privacy Branch and ultimately the Department of Homeland Security Privacy Office
  • Privacy documentation requiring development and/or revisions include:
    • Privacy Threshold Analyses
    • Privacy Impact Assessments
    • Information Sharing Access Agreements
    • Systems of Records Notice
    • Assessments of planned surveys and information collections under the Paperwork Reduction Act
  • Serve as a liaison between program officials and the FEMA privacy branch to facilitate the timely preparation and approval of privacy compliance documentation


Education/Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 6+ years of experience in a consulting environment with a federal client–facing focus
  • 4+ years of experience directly related to privacy and security operations including enforcement of the Privacy Act, the E-Government Act and Federal Information Management Security Act
  • Experience developing, conducting and improving privacy impact assessments in large organizations
  • Experience communicating privacy risks and mitigations to system owners and administrators
  • Experience developing and documenting business process improvement documentation, gap analyses, and risk management artifacts
  • Experience implementing tools and frameworks to support clients’ future–state business initiatives
  • Experience writing reports, briefings, and decks and presenting them to clients in a way that is professional and influential

Personal Requirements

  • Ability to build relationships with senior-level federal officials and perform subsequent stakeholder management
  • Ability to complete individual tasks effectively, work in a team environment, and be proactive with little guidance
  • Ability to think critically and analyze a wide variety of complex problems

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) certification
  • Law or other Advanced Degree
  • Detailed understanding of emerging privacy trends, tools and legislative developments
  • Experience implementing Privacy by Design into information systems
  • Experience with project management tools such as Google Sites, Microsoft Project, Slack, JIRA, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Planner, etc.

Work Authorization Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Ability to work fully on site in Vienna, VA in the future

Additional Perks/Benefits

  • Competitive salary compensation
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan
  • Cellphone Reimbursement
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Yearly Training Budget


BOOST is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


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