IT CYBERSECURITY SPECIALIST (INFOSEC)

at Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Published June 14, 2022
Location Phoenix, AZ
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  

Description

Summary

This announcement is issued under the Direct Hire Authority (DHA) to recruit for positions for which there is a critical hiring need. Selectee(s) will receive a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service and may be required to serve a one year probationary period.

Who May be Considered:

  • U.S. Citizens
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  • Learn more about this agency

    Overview
    Accepting applications

    Open & closing dates
    06/13/2022 to 06/22/2022

    Salary
    $111,521 - $144,976 per year

    Pay scale & grade
    GS 14

    Locations
    5 vacancies in the following locations:

  • Phoenix, AZ

    Honolulu, HI

    Boston, MA

    Salt Lake City, UT

  • Show more locations (1)
  • Richmond, VA

  • Remote job
    No
  • Telework eligible
    Yes-as determined by the agency policy.

    Travel Required
    50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position. Travel requirement is less than 50%.

    Relocation expenses reimbursed
    No

    Appointment type
    Permanent

    Work schedule
    Full-time

    Service
    Competitive

    Promotion potential
    14

    Job family (Series)
    2210 Information Technology Management

    Supervisory status
    No

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test
    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process
    Credentialing
    Suitability/Fitness
    National security

    Announcement number
    IOD-DHA-11512620-22-TC

    Control number
    657742700

    This job is open to

    The public
    U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

    Clarification from the agency
    All U.S. Citizens

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    Duties
    Joining CISA means being part of the team focused on securing the Nation's physical and cyber infrastructure against threats to public health and safety, economy, and national security; we Defend Today, Secure Tomorrow. Within CISA, The Integrated Operations Division (IOD) provides a national capability to deliver CISA services to our stakeholders and partners across state and local governments and the critical infrastructure community. Via CISA Regions, IOD delivers: Cyber and physical vulnerability assessments; Architecture review and design subject matter expertise; Incident response support; Exercise planning and support; National Special Security Event planning and support for chemical facility inspections and site security planning to implement Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards.

    Visit www.cisa.gov to learn more about CISA and how you can be part of the team to Defend Today; Secure Tomorrow.

    In this position, you will serve as an IT Cybersecurity Specialist (INFOSEC). . Typical work assignments include:

  • Performs assessments of systems and networks within the NE or enclave and identifies where those systems/networks deviate from acceptable configurations, enclave policy, or local policy. Measures effectiveness of defense-in-depth architecture against known vulnerabilities.
  • Assist in identifying, prioritizing, and coordinating the protection of critical cyber defense infrastructure and key resources, and in assessing the impact of implementing and sustaining a dedicated cyber defense infrastructure.
  • Tests, implements, deploys, maintains, reviews, and administers the infrastructure hardware and software that are required to effectively manage the computer network defense service provider network and resources.
  • Monitors various networks to actively remediate unauthorized activities.
  • Responsible for the analysis and development of the integration, testing, operations, and maintenance of systems. Perform security reviews, identify gaps in security architecture, and develop a security risk management plan. Provide cybersecurity guidance to leadership.
  • Serves as a primary point of contact for Regional Directors to State government officials with a specific focus on critical functional cybersecurity issues such as elections infrastructure, developing state cybersecurity strategies and state cyber response plans.
  • Collaborates with organizational managers and stakeholders to support mission objectives, establish the enterprise continuity of operations program, strategy, and mission assurance, and identify alternative information security strategies to address organizational security objective.
  • Review risk management programs by using evaluation results to create or enhance the effectiveness of the partner's information sharing to support efforts for safeguarding security postures and presents findings to leadership.
  • Collaborates with other Federal departments and agencies, State, Local, Territorial and Tribal Governments, and private sector partners to stay in maintain awareness of potential cyber, physical, and human threats to the IT infrastructure.
  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • Selective Service - males born after 12/31/59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service see www.sss.gov/
  • You must be able to obtain and hold a obtain/maintain a Top Secret (SCI) clearance.
  • New employees must serve a two year probationary period.
  • You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative test result prior to appointment to this position. After appointment, you may be subject to periodic random drug testing.
  • Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) Expenses will not be paid.
  • Other recruitment incentives may be authorized.
  • This position has been designated excluded from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 U.S.C. § 7112(B)(6).
  • All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/ Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.
  • Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.
  • This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, and acts of terrorism or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations (5 U.S.C. § 7501-7533 and 5 CFR Part 752, as applicable).
  • Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.
  • More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
  • Appointments are subject to the availability of funds.
  • Qualifications

    One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the GS-13 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sector) which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position is required.

    Specialized experience is defined as providing authoritative technical guidance and oversight related to information systems security to include cybersecurity frameworks, controls and auditing requirements; monitoring compliance of security programs designed to minimize system vulnerabilities by adhering to information systems security, regulations, protocols or security certification and accreditation requirements; and serving as a senior representative for complex, high-visibility information technology projects.

    NOTE: Your resume must explicitly indicate how you meet this requirement, otherwise you will be found ineligible.

    National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

    The qualification requirement listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    Education
    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    Due to COVID-19, the component is currently in an expanded telework posture. Therefore, if selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area.

    DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select Benefits. Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.

    Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

    If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

    E-Verify
    DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    You are encouraged to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please use the Alternate Application link listed in the Other Information section of this vacancy announcement. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online if at all possible. Applying online, through your USAJOBS account, will expedite the application process and allow you to check your application status as well as verify the documentation submitted with your application. If you utilize the Alternate Application method, your USAJOBS account will not display this application and you will not receive status updates.

    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
    Under the provisions of the Direct-Hire Authority, veterans' preference does not apply.

    We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will use a job questionnaire to further evaluate your experience, education, and training.

    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.
    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Your resume showing a detailed description of your job-related qualifications that includes beginning and ending dates with the month and year and hours worked per week (if less than 40) for each paid and non-paid work experience job title listed.
  • Your responses to the job questionnaire
  • Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • Official or unofficial College Transcript(s) , if qualifying based on education
  • Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Program (I/CTAP)? Submit:
  • a copy of your agency notice,
  • a copy of your most recent performance rating, and
  • a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.
  • If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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