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


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 * 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 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 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 * 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,