The RequirementsTo meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. Top candidates for the Cyber Strategy Leader opportunity will have MOST of the following:
- Knowledge of and practical experience related to computers, computer crime and cybercrime investigation
- Experience with law enforcement, the criminal justice system, and other justice programs and related activities would be helpful
- Experience with training and/or curriculum development
- A track record of successfully driving new initiatives
- A bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university and 5+ years of related experience and training, or an equivalent combination of education and directly relevant experience
- An entrepreneurial mindset and the ability to identify and develop innovative ideas
- Proven management skills and experience in supervising employees
- Experience with MS Office as well as forensic software
- The ability to work effectively with the grant-writing team
- International experience is preferred
- Strong leadership skills and the ability to influence and motivate others
- The ability to:
- Work in and adapt to a changing environment
- Prioritize and plan effectively to achieve desired outcome
- Analyze complex problems, assess possible solutions and draw valid conclusions
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, including presentation abilities
The RoleReporting to the Executive Vice President, you will assume leadership of a team of 10 to 15 cybercrime experts who develop and deliver a diverse array of training programs. You'll be responsible for the direct management of the Cybercrime Section and also create, implement, and oversee NW3C's cybercrime training courses and initiatives. You'll also oversee and implement cybercrime activities within the Cybercrime Section that effectively support NW3C, its services, initiatives and mission.
A pivotal part of the role will involve looking to the future and then developing and implementing the vision and roadmap to get us there. This will include:
- Building on our success and established footprint in the public law enforcement sector to help us drive deeper into private enterprise
- Taking point on expanding our global footprint -- if you're the person we're looking for, you understand that there is no such thing as a local cybercrime investigation
- Developing new and timely training programs, services and resources to address the needs of private sector clients and clients in other countries
- Leading the team in a constant quest to improve the body of knowledge and investigative techniques for fighting cybercrime
- Pursuing additional innovative approaches and ideas that you bring to the table
- Manage and supervise personnel by setting expectations and requirements to meet section goals and objectives
- Coordinate service contracts for the section and approve project schedules and delivery
- Represent NW3C at conferences and seminars
- Participate in the hiring, termination, and discipline of employees as appropriate
- Evaluate employee performance
- Supervise professional development of employees through training
- Review and approve documents (e.g., time sheets, requests for leave, requests for travel, staff development, training, etc.)
- Participate in formulating and administering NW3C policies and developing short-term and long-range goals and objectives
- Locate and qualify potential agencies and individuals interested in establishing memorandums of understanding for the delivery of specific NW3C courses
- Develop the annual training calendar based upon existing manpower and specific requests for courses. This will include manipulating the annual schedule with the addition of requests for presentations at conferences, other public speaking events and other special projects deemed necessary by management.
- And more.
Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.
Video: NW3C and Symantec teamed up to launch www.victimvoice.org, a site that not only provides prevention tips but also gives each victim of cybercrime a voice.
What's in It for YouStrategic and tactical impact
You will work directly with senior leadership in shaping a bigger, even brighter future not only for the Cybercrime Section but also for our entire organization. In addition, you'll collaborate daily with strong, talented professionals in this section and other areas of NW3C.
Over the years our work has been funded largely by the Department of Justice and they will continue to be a valued partner for us. At the same time, we're looking to expand beyond the public sector, and that means we're bringing a new level of entrepreneurialism into the organization. You will help ensure that we have an energetic, creative, future-oriented culture.
If you are currently in the number two spot in an organization and looking for the chance to let your innovation and leadership shine, this is your chance. It also can be a great transition from a government career into industry -- we have a foot in both worlds. You won't be micromanaged and we are wide open to any well-considered idea.
Making a mission-driven difference
You will join a staff that is strongly committed to NW3C's mission. Our services make a difference in a variety of areas, from ransomware to identity theft to cyberbullying. At the end of every day you can feel pride in the work you deliver and the impact you make.
We take pride in our collegial, team-focused culture and as part of our team you'll enjoy the flexibility of working from home as well as collaborative environment. You'll find that people like working here, as demonstrated by the high number of long-tenured individuals.
In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes a generous offering of health, dental, vision, disability, sick and vacation leave as well as a retirement savings plan.
Keys to SuccessTo excel in this role you will be comfortable driving change, including dealing with a degree of ambiguity. While you'll find our team open to new ideas, change can be challenging. You'll leverage your leadership skills in getting others to buy in on new approaches, helping them see the upside.
If you're comfortable in positions in which your activities are proscribed and your options for innovation are limited, this isn't the role for you. On the other hand, you may be itching to leave that kind of job behind. You'll need strong creativity as well as the ability to inspire and motivate creativity in others. You should be courageous about trying new things and taking risks. You won't shy away from picking up the phone and reaching out to major private sector players.
Relationship-building will be important in this position. You'll rely on others, at all levels of NW3C, to accomplish your goals, and we place a high value on collaboration. In addition, you'll interact extensively with external contacts, including clients and partners.
Ultimately, your success will depend on your ability not only to embrace our mission, but also to envision the potential of the organization to make even bigger strides toward achieving the mission.
About UsNational White Collar Crime Center
NW3C provides a nationwide support system for law enforcement and regulatory agencies involved in the prevention, investigation and prosecution of economic and high-tech crime. We also are expanding globally, and today we have more than 5,000 member agencies in the U.S. and its territories as well as 15 other countries throughout the world. Our services fall into three key areas.
Classroom and online training
We offer training from an extensive catalog and we also develop customized training solutions. Our courses cover a wide array of subject matter, including cyber investigation, cybersecurity, financial crime, intelligence analysis, and cyberbullying.
We offer analytical technical support to agencies investigating and prosecuting white collar and related crimes. Examples includes providing guidance in handling financial investigations and proper handling of electronic evidence (smartphones, computers, etc.). We provide assistance related to cybercrime, financial crime, intelligence analysis and research.
We conduct and publish original research on all facets of white collar crime. Recent white papers have covered telemarketing fraud, digital currency and the threats involved, cyberstalking, criminal use of social media, and other issues.
Video: From our training portfolio is a course providing an up-to-date understanding of how social networking sites work and how members act and interact. Law enforcement and other investigators can learn what information is available on various sites and how to integrate that information into investigations and intelligence analysis.