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.
The National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) leads the national effort to protect and enhance the resilience of the nation's physical and cyber infrastructure.
Learn more about NPPD.
It takes a great team to protect a great Nation, and at DHS, we foster a culture that values and promotes diversity, teamwork, flexibility, and innovation.
Interested in joining our team?
Find out more at www.dhs.gov/join-dhs-cybersecurity.
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.
More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
The first cutoff for referrals will be November 30, 2017.
Additional referrals of qualified candidates may be made throughout the open period of this announcement.
Who May be Considered: U.S. Citizens View common definitions of terms found in this announcement.
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.
Appointments are subject to the availability of funds.
To qualify for the IT Specialist (INFOSEC) position you must meet the following qualifications requirement: For the GS-13 level: Have information technology related experience demonstrating each of the four required competencies: Attention to Detail- review new systems or networks to implement appropriate security measures; Customer Service- work closely with customers to evaluate and provide insight on system requirements; Oral Communication- communicate the importance of IT security clearly throughout the organization to maintain standards; and Problem Solving- identify software designs for potential security risks.
AND Have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-12 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors).
This experience must include activities such as: 1) managing cyber security projects to ensure that developed solutions meet customer requirements; 2) identifying information technology security program implications of new technologies or technology upgrades; 3) developing and documenting requirements, capabilities and constraints for system design procedures and processes; and 4) analyzing design constraints, trade-offs, and detailed system and security designs to identify necessary lifecycle support and providing recommended courses of action.
For the GS-14 level: Have information technology related experience demonstrating each of the four require competencies: Attention to Detail- conduct security system evaluation and audits to implement appropriate security measures; Customer Service- consult with customers to evaluate and provide oversight on system functional requirements; Oral Communication- communicate IT/cybersecurity policies and principals at all levels of the organization; and Problem Solving- identify security risks and recommending solutions to optimize IT and/or cybersecurity initiatives.
AND Have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-13 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors).
This experience must include activities such as: 1) providing program management oversight for cybersecurity projects to ensure that developed solutions meet customer requirements.; 2) identifying information technology security program implications of new technologies or technology upgrades and recommending appropriate courses of action; 3) developing and documenting requirements, capabilities, and constraints for system design procedures and processes; and 4) analyzing design constraints, trade-off, and detailed system and security designs to identify necessary lifecycle support and providing recommended courses of action.
NOTE: To be found qualified for this position; the contents of your resume must fully support experience required for this position.
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