IT Cybersecurity Specialist (Policy and Planning) with Security Clearance

at Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Published May 11, 2022
Location Arlington, VA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  

Description

Location Few vacancies in the following location: Arlington, VA * 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 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 National security * Announcement number CSD-DHA-11482059-22-KL * Control number 652526300 Duties The primary purpose of the position is to serve as a IT Cybersecurity Specialist (Policy and Planning) Typical work assignments include: * Defines and manages information technology (IT) and/or cybersecurity related programs and/or projects, or other area of responsibility, to include strategic direction for program initiatives and activities, personnel, infrastructure, policy enforcement, emergency planning, IT and/or cybersecurity awareness, and/or other resources. * Provides oversight to ensure program/project work is adhering to the larger strategic view developed by senior management at DHS and serves as the Point of Contact for elevating unexpected issues that may arise to senior leadership. Responsible for program/project resources, allocation plans workforce development plans, budget forecasts, initiatives, and policies. * Manage one or more large information technology program(s) to provide products and/or services. Coordinates, communicates and integrates IT projects and program activities. Requirements Conditions of Employment * You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position. * You must successfully pass 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. * 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 maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance. * Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements. * One-year probationary period may be required. * You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative test result prior to appointment to this position. * 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. * 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. * Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) Expenses will not be paid. * Other incentives may be authorized. * This position has been designated excluded from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 USC Section 7112(B)(6). * All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments. * 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. ยง 7501-7533 and 5 CFR Part 752, as applicable). Qualifications You qualify for this position if you possess information technology related experience demonstrating each of the four required competencies: * Attention to Detail: * Customer Service: * Oral Communication: * Problem Solving: In addition to the above requirement you qualify for the GS-13 position if you have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 grade level performing the following duties: * Expertise in coordinating with sub-division and division planners, operators, and/or analysts to develop decision making tools for leadership-including project plans, briefings, and executive summaries or reports. * Develop and integrate operational plans that effectively provide the landscape for appropriate risk reduction, mitigation, incident response and recovery from cyber threats. * Establishes metrics to measure and evaluate systems and operational performance. you qualify for the GS-14 position if you have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-13 grade level performing the following duties: * Expertise in coordinating with sub-division and division planners, operators, and/or analysts to develop decision making tools for leadership-including project plans, briefings, and executive summaries or reports. * Develop and integrate operational plans that effectively provide the landscape for appropriate risk reduction, mitigation, incident response and recovery from cyber threats. * Leads the development of deliberate and crisis action plans with external partners, including intelligence community, law enforcement, DOD, and private sector. 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 This job does not have an education qualification requirement. Additional information Promotion Potential: This position is at the full performance level. The full performance level of this position is GS-14. This is a non-supervisory position. Pursuant to Executive Order 12654 and DHS policy, DHS is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace and, therefore, conducts random and other drug testing of its employees in order to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. Headquarters personnel in safety- or security-sensitive positions are subject to random drug testing and all applicants tentatively selected for employment at DHS Headquarters are subject to drug testing resulting in a negative test result. 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. 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. 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. The competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job are: Attention to Detail, Oral Communication, Problem Solving, and Technical Competence If you are determined qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. Preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11482059. Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Program (I/CTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not I/CTAP eligible. View information about I/CTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under I/CTAP, you must be rated at a minimum score of 85 for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement. Interview Requirement: Interviews may be required for this position. Failure to complete the interview may result in removal from further consideration. The interview process may consist of a in-person or phone panel interview. 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, pa

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