Tista Science and Technology Corporation

Privacy Project Manager

Job ID 2020-2073
Job Locations US-DC


Project Manager – VA Strategic Planning and Enterprise Privacy (SPEP) Program Management


TISTA Science and Technology Corporation (TISTA), a CMMI Maturity Level 3 company, focuses on delivering information technology (IT) and professional services to Federal and State agencies. TISTA is an Inc. 500 company, a recipient of the 2010 Top 100 Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses from Diversity Business, recognized in Washington Technology’s FAST 50 list of the fastest growing small businesses in government contracting in 2012 & 2013, recognized as the Top 25 Fastest Growing Small Technology companies by the Washington Business Journal in 2014 & 2015, and selected as the Veteran Owned Company of the Year in 2014 by the Montgomery County MD Dept. of Economic Development.


TISTA has an opportunity for a Project Manager to support the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in supporting the implementation of an Enterprise-wide privacy program.





This high visibility program incorporates the entirety of the VA and all of its component Administrations and staff offices. As part of the Privacy Service team, the Project Manager will be responsible for:

  • Manage a team of eight to ten Privacy Professionals; including mentors and advisors who provide information on privacy requirements for emerging tools and technologies
  • Work closely with VA Privacy Service staff; including VA Privacy Service Director
  • Lead the establishment of an Enterprise Privacy Office and Function that provides greater centralization and consistency of privacy services
  • Coordinate and lead security and privacy activities to ensure compliance with applicable privacy requirements; evaluate and monitor privacy policies, procedures and processes
  • Manage the development of implementation and procedures plan/template for the inclusion of NIST 800-53, Rev. 5
  • Responsible for on time deliverables of assigned and related security and privacy artifacts
  • Assist VA PM with the execution of audits for specific VA functions for compliance
  • Ensure privacy activities and standards are aligned with cybersecurity and the Office of Information Security policy and standards
  • Must be able to identify and mitigate risks to the program
  • Demonstrated experience in a remote work environment
  • Ability to proactively communicate and coordinate with various internal and external project stakeholders, depending on needs
  • Identify and communicate symptoms for process improvement


  • Must be able to identify and mitigate risks to the program
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding environment
  • Familiarity with security and privacy frameworks (e.g. NIST Cybersecurity Framework) and Risk Management methodologies
  • Familiarity with Privacy Act, System of Records Notice (SORN), Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA), Privacy Threshold Analysis (PTA), SSN Reduction, and NIST 800-53, Rev. 4 and draft Rev. 5 Privacy Controls
  • Must be able to manage cost, schedule and performance
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working for the VA or another Federal Agency’s Privacy Program
  • Familiarity with NIST SP 800-53, Revision 4 and draft Revision 5
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Project and SharePoint



  • Bachelor’s Degree is required, or 8 years of additional relevant experience that may be substituted for education
  • CIPP Certified or willingness to become Certified International Privacy Professional (CIPP)



  • NACI


• 811 Vermont Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
• Telework approved by COR; all meetings with staff are attended in-person



TISTA Science and Technology Corporation, a CMMI Maturity Level 3 company, focuses on delivering information technology and professional services to Federal and State agencies. TISTA is recognized in 2019 by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest growing private companies in the US. TISTA is also a recipient of 2019 Top Veteran-Owned Companies by the Washington Business Journal. TISTA also received a 2018 Moxie Award in the GovCon category.

Here at TISTA Science and Technology we value our Veterans and encourage all to apply!

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Employment Transparency: 
TISTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of TISTA to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. TISTA will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

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Tista is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to recruiting@tistatech.com or call (301) 968-3420 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.  



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