Full-Time Information Technology Management Job for the National Protection and Programs Directorate
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation.
DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters.
We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations.
Make an impact; join DHS.
Are you interested in a job protecting our Nation against cyber threats?
Then consider joining the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC).
The NCCIC operates at the intersection of government, private sector, and international network defense and communications communities, applying unique analytic perspectives, ensuring shared situational awareness, and orchestrating synchronized response, mitigation, and recovery efforts while protecting the Constitutional and privacy rights of Americans in both the cybersecurity and communications domains.
The NCCIC is located within the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.
Relocation expenses are not authorized.
Other recruitment incentives may be authorized.
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.
This is an open continuous announcement for 90 days, or until all positions are filled.
It will be used to fill immediate and future vacancies for this agency.
The first cut-off date will be 20 business days after the opening date of the announcement.
Additional cut-off dates may be established until all vacancies have been filled.
Who May be Considered: U.S. Citizens View common definitions of terms found in this announcement.
More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
Appointments are subject to the availability of funds.
In order to qualify for this position, you must meet the following requirements: Basic Requirements: You must possess IT related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies: reviewing work to ensure it is in line with established standards or to identify deficiencies (Attention to Detail); collaborating with customers to identify their information technology needs or to resolve their hardware and software problems (Customer Service); explaining technical information orally to non-technical audiences (Oral Communication); and evaluating alternatives to recommend solutions to hardware or software problems (Problem Solving).
Specialized Experience Requirement: In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, you must also have at least one year of full-time specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal Service (obtained in either the public or private sector) performing ALL of the following duties: 1) utilizing vulnerability scanning and penetration testing to identify and exploit vulnerabilities; 2) managing cyber incident triage and ensures proper incident management and coordination; 3) providing expert technical advice and guidance to managers and IT Specialists on risk management and assessment activities in order to improve cybersecurity in critical infrastructures; 4) directing and managing team/project members; and 5) ensuring daily cybersecurity awareness.
You must clearly show in your resume, and claim on the assessment questionnaire, that you meet ALL of the above requirements, or you will be rated 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.
Qualifications Must Be Met The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
All U.S. Citizens