at Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Published May 6, 2022
Location Arlington, VA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Location 1 vacancy in the following location: Arlington, VA * Telework eligible Yes-as determined by the agency policy. * Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. * 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 Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk * Trust determination process Credentialing Suitability/Fitness National security * Announcement number CSD-DHA-11480676-22-LE * Control number 651724000 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, Cybersecurity Division. 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: * Providing direction and guidance for a multi-functional, cyber operations team responsible for defending critical, U.S. information systems and technical assets. * Serving as an expert on a team comprised of threat analysts, technical analysts, computer network defense analysts, incident response analysts, and incident managers. * Managing cybersecurity defense activities, including the maintenance of indicators in intrusion detection and prevention systems * Manage cybersecurity defense activities including the evaluation of anomalous activity in network traffic, and the reporting of detected incidents and suspicious activity to relevant stakeholders. * Leading incident response activities, including forensic collection of images and artifacts, analysis of resulting data, and development of remediation and mitigation recommendations. * Providing senior leadership with situational awareness on priority cyber defense actions, and ensure that leaders are able to make informed decisions during critical events. * Coordinating efforts with internal and external working-level partners, including internal peers with responsibilities inside their AOR, interagency partners, international partners, and partners in private industry. * Providing briefings and serve as a SME both internal to the agency and to external stakeholders, as needed. 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 registration required. * You must be able to obtain and hold a TOP SECRET security clearance. * New employees must serve a one 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. * Relocation expenses are not authorized. 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 You qualify for the GS-13 and GS-14 grade levels if you possess information technology related experience demonstrating each of the four required competencies: * Attention to Detail: Is through when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. * Customer Service: Works with clients and customers 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 to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information; 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 judgement to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. GS-13: In addition to the above requirement you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 grade level performing the following duties: 1) planning and implementing cyber operations related to areas that may need support; 2) managing cyber incidents and cyber incident responses of organization significance; and 3) utilizing cyber intrusion detection technologies (i.e. intrusion detection systems (IDS)/ Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) tools and applications to identify intrusions. GS-14: In addition to the above requirement you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-13 grade level performing the following duties: 1) evaluating cyber operations to determine areas that need support; 2) developing crisis action plans for cybersecurity operations; 3) analyzing cyber threats and vulnerabilities; and 4) managing Network security applications, devices and software such as, encryption, firewalls, demilitarized zones, etc. 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. Qualifications Must Be Met The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Education No education requirements at the GS-13/14 level. 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. 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. 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