Joining the Office of the Undersecretary (OUS) means overseeing Department of Homeland Security (DHS) efforts to counter terrorism and enhance security, administrative performance, operational programs, and other pertinent management information.
In this position, you will be responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, networks, and data through planning, analysis, development, implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of information systems security programs, policies, procedures, and tools.
This position starts at a salary of $ 66,510 (GS-11), with promotion potential to $ 94,796 to $ 123,234 (GS-13).
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.
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.
More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
Appointments are subject to the availability of funds.
To qualify at the GS-11 level, you must have IT related experience demonstrating each of the following four competencies: (1) Conducting in-depth analysis of automation security programs (Attention to Detail); (2) Coordinating with others to integrate work into approaches used or decisions on final solutions (Customer Service); (3) Influencing and persuading employees and managers to accept and implement findings and recommendations (Oral Communication); and (4) Maintaining and isolating troubles associated with various computer/network systems to protect these systems from unauthorized use, theft, vandalism, and sabotage, such as viruses.
(Problem Solving) In addition, to the four competencies listed above, you must also possess one of the following: A. Have at least one year of full-time specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal Service (obtained in either the public or private sector).
This experience must include: (1) Investigating, analyzing, implementing, monitoring, and maintaining security systems for equipment, users, network environment and software applications for an organization; (2) Developing and implementing procedures regarding security and virus detection in compliance with regulations; (3) Reviewing proposed systems modifications to determine impact on the accessibility of personal computers, software, etc.; and (4) Monitoring network capacity to diagnose and resolve problems.
OR B. Have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree (L.L.M, if related), in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management OR degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks.
Note: The contents of your resume must fully and explicitly support your selected response in its entirety and you must submit transcripts (official or unofficial) if using education to qualify; otherwise, you may be found 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