1+ months

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Strategic Resolution Experts, Inc
Work Remotely
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The ERM SME will maintain and mature a federal agency’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) capability. The SME will provide thought leadership to guide decision making and innovation at the enterprise level, and will identify and implement improvements to increase the value and effectiveness of the ERM program. The SME must be experienced linking risk, strategy, and performance. Key responsibilities include supporting ERM governance committees; developing ERM processes; designing and implementing program initiatives; performing risk assessments; analyzing emerging risks; enhancing risk reporting; maintaining the ERM concept of operations (ConOps); identifying key risk indicators and key performance indicators; and developing ERM training, job aids, tools, templates, and dashboards. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience providing advice, guidance, and briefing support at the executive-level.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide advice, guidance, consulting, and program support for risk assessment and mitigation activities.
  • Support the identification, categorization, assessment, tracking, and monitoring of enterprise risks.
  • Create and implement strategies to develop a “risk aware” culture and infuse risk management best practices into directorates and offices.
  • Develop risk communications and standard tools, templates, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintain and refine the risk appetite framework and escalate risks outside of approved tolerance levels.
  • Manage governance cadences and deliver high-quality reports and briefings to senior leaders and executive oversight committees.
  • Identify and recommend improvements and efficiencies in the ERM governance, risk validation, and reporting processes to further program maturity and improve the quality of program deliverables.
  • Establish risk audit procedures and direct risk audit engagements.
  • Plan and facilitate annual working sessions with senior leaders to align to the ERM Program to the Agency’s Strategic Plan, and to create the annual Leadership Intent document.
  • Design and implement effective training, coaching, communications, and awareness programs to educate personnel at all levels about ERM requirements and responsibilities.
  • Work with stakeholders to establish and monitor of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Key Risk Indicators (KRIs).
  • Develop, maintain, and enhance ERM processes, Risk Assessment Reports, and the ConOps.
  • Develop and review leadership briefing materials and content.
  • Develop and maintain ERM program deliverables.
  • Identify and recommend change management approaches to support program maturity.



  • BS/BA or equivalent required; MBA and/or other professional certifications.
  • Preferred Certifications – Must have one of the following:
    • PMI-RMP


  • Ability to establish and maintain the reputation of being a trusted advisor to executive leadership.
  • Possesses a strategic mindset, excellent judgment, and a proactive and dynamic style that facilitates decision making, particularly on challenging and complex issues.
  • Demonstrated technical writing and presentation skills.
  • Strong executive presence and consultative, analytical, organizational, and strategic planning skills.
  • Ability to provide thought leadership and influence.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • An enthusiastic team player with a strong drive to crate a positive work environment.
  • An energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image.
  • A well-organized and self-directed individual who is "politically savvy".
  • An intelligent and articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels of an organization and navigate strong personalities using excellent communication skills.
  • A decisive individual who possesses a "big picture" perspective.


  • Minimum 15 years of experience in related field.
  • FEMA or DHS experience preferred.
  • Experience with risk management and risk governance best practices and guidance from Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular No. A-123 (A-123), and other private and federal organizations.
  • Experience supporting risk compliance and audit is required.
  • Experience with federal planning, programming, budgeting, and execution (PPBE) processes a plus.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint required.


Posted: 2020-09-25 Expires: 2020-11-09

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Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Subject Matter Expert (SME)

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