IT Cybersecurity Specialist (INFOSEC) with Security Clearance

at Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Published September 8, 2023
Location Boston, MA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Location 1 vacancy in the following location: Boston, MA * Remote job No * Telework eligible Yes-as determined by the agency policy. * Travel Required 25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position. * Relocation expenses reimbursed No * Appointment type Permanent - * Work schedule Full-time - * Service Competitive * Promotion potential None * 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 Suitability/Fitness * Announcement number IOD-DE-12114664-23-TH * Control number 747613300 Duties Typical work assignments include: * Communicate the value of Information Technology (IT) security throughout all levels of the organization's stakeholders. * Define and manage IT and/or cybersecurity related programs and projects to include program initiatives and activities and cybersecurity awareness. * Consult with stakeholders to evaluate functional cybersecurity requirements and translate requirements into technical solutions. * Coordinate federal interagency cyber incident response, handling, requests for technical assistance, and reports. * Build cybersecurity coalitions amongst the federal interagency to promote information sharing, reduce duplication, and improve the cybersecurity services provided by federal agencies. * Provide situational awareness and cyber incident forensics and mitigation assistance to federal cyber officials in support of stakeholders. * Analyze cyber threat intelligence from multiple sources to advise federal cyber officials on courses of action to reduce cyber vulnerabilities. * Notify private and public sector stakeholders of potential cyber vulnerabilities and provide guidance on options to mitigate. * Present findings of cyber incidents and analyses to senior federal officials * Participate as a presenter in regional seminars, symposia, and meetings relating to cybersecurity. Requirements Conditions of Employment * You must be a U.S. citizen. * Selective Service - Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service, see * All Federal employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments. * 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. * This position has been identified as a drug testing designated position (TDP) for purposes of the CISA's Drug-Free Workplace Program. All applicants tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to a drug test to screen for illicit/illegal drug use prior to receiving a final offer of employment. A final offer of employment is contingent upon a negative drug test result. After appointment, you may be subject to periodic random drug testing. * You must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance suitable for Federal employment as determined by a background investigation. This may include a credit check, a review of financial issues, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. * One-year probationary period may be required. * 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). * Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) Expenses will not be paid. * Other incentives may be authorized. * 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. * This position has been designated excluded from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 USC Section 7112(B)(6). Qualifications To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you have the required experience for the respective grade level in which you are applying: Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the Basic Requirements AND Minimum Qualification requirements as listed below. BASIC REQUIREMENTS: You must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below: * Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. * Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services. * Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately. * Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. IN ADDITION TO MEETING THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS ABOVE, YOU MUST ALSO MEET THE FOLLOWING MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: GS-13 You qualify for the GS-13 grade level if you have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-12 grade level (or equivalent) performing the following duties: * Providing oversight of multiple IT projects to include benefits management, life cycle management, and program governance; * Applying IT cybersecurity program management and project management principles and techniques; AND * Offering routine policy guidance to cyber management, staff, and users. 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. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Education Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted. Additional information Reasonable Accommodation Requests: This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with a disability covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, contact the CISA Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility (OEDIA) by sending an email to and with the subject line, "Reasonable Accommodation Request @CISA." In the email itself, you must include your name, vacancy announcement number(s), and state your intent to seek a reasonable accommodation. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. For more information, please go to the Reasonable Accommodations at DHS website. 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. Shared Certificate: When CISA completes their selections, the remaining list of qualified candidates may be shared with other DHS Component agencies who are hiring for similar positions. You will have an opportunity to opt-in if you would like your name, application materials, and assessment results shared to be considered for employment with other DHS Component agencies. There is no guarantee of further consideration, and you can continue to explore other job opportunity announcements. 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 window Learn 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. 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. Your qualifications will be evaluated based on your a