IT Cybersecurity Specialist (Policy and Planning)

at Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Published May 11, 2022
Location Arlington, VA
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 View common definitions of terms found in this announcement. This position is located in the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), CSD. Learn more about this agency Overview Accepting applications Open closing dates 05092022 to 05182022 Salary 81,216 - 164,102 per year Pay scale grade GS 13 - 14 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 Sensitive Compartmented Information 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 This job is open to Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL) Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee. The public U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S. Clarification from the agency All U.S. Citizens Videos 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) andor cybersecurity related programs andor projects, or other area of responsibility, to include strategic direction for program initiatives and activities, personnel, infrastructure, policy enforcement, emergency planning, IT andor cybersecurity awareness, andor other resources. Provides oversight to ensure programproject 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 programproject resources, allocation plans workforce development plans, budget forecasts, initiatives, and policies. Manage one or more large information technology program(s) to provide products andor 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 123159 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service see httpwww.sss.gov You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top SecretSCI 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 DepositElectronic 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. sect 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, andor 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, andor 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 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. 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 httpsapply.usastaffing.govViewQuestionnaire11482059. InteragencyCareer Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP eligible. View information about ICTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under ICTAP, 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 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 includes1. 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.2. Other supporting documents ( only submit if applicable ) Are you a current or former federal employee? Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action that demonstrates your eligibility for consideration, e.g., length of time you have been in your currenthighest grade (examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, with-in graderange increases) your current promotion potential proof of permanent appointment if applying based on an interchange agreement etc. Are you a veteran? Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 or other (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) or notice form. Those applying for 10-Point preference must fill out the SF-15 and provide an official document dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, andor any other associated documentation based on your preference. If applying based on eligibility under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit certification from the Armed Forces that you will be discharged or released from active duty within 120 days from the date on the certification. This must indicate your dates of service, your rank, and confirm that you will be separated under honorable conditions. Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAPCTAP)? If so, submit A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate, notice of disability annuity termination, or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action'', documenting your RIF separation, noting your position, grade level, and duty location, andor Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating and Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential. Are you eligible for a special noncompetitive hiring authority (e.g., Schedule A Disability, Peace Corps, Former Overseas Employees, etc.)? Submit documentation of proof that supports your eligibility under a special hiring authority. Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee? Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment Position title Type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee) Agency and Beginning and ending dates of appointment. You may be asked to provide a copy of your recent performance appraisal andor incentive awards.

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