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Job Title:Director, Information Systems Security

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:Federal Aviation Administration

Job Announcement Number:EXE-AFN-13-2-28874

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$121,300.00 to $170,600.00 / Per Year


Thursday, November 08, 2012 to Wednesday, November 21, 2012




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC


FAA Employees - Organization Wide - Incumbents of AIO and IT positions identified in Memorandums of Agreement for transfer to the IT Shared Services Organization


The Next Generation of Flight is Underway - and you can be part of it! We need you and your fresh ideas to shape the air transportation system of tomorrow, and the way America flies. Come be a part of the new generation in aviation, an industry that is absolutely critical to this nation's economy and security.

The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is a fundamental transformation of our nation's airspace system. It uses 21st century technologies to meet future demands, avoid gridlock in the sky and on the runways, further improve safety, and protect the environment. For more information on NextGen, watch this brief introduction : NextGen Introduction

About the FAA         Employment Information

Business Component: Office of the Assistant Administrator for Finance & Management, Office of the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Information Services/Chief Information Officer

Additional Salary Information: Salary will be set within the range based on qualifications, experience and equivalent peer salaries in the organization. Locality pay will be added to the base, not to exceed the current statutory pay cap of $179,700.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) - Employees with status: A fixed relocation payment of $25,000 will be paid.


  • U.S. Citizen


The Director, Information Systems Security (AIS) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) provides executive direction and leadership in the strategy formulation, policy, implementation, operation, and oversight of the agency's Information Systems Security (ISS) program. He/she exercises executive and program direction over multiple organizations and works across lines of business to ensure the security of FAA systems and that critical data and information is provided to agency leaders on a daily basis and during times of crises. He/she participates with the Chief Information Office in leading the agency in a visionary, collaborative, and stakeholder-focused manner to leverage IT resources in order to improve the security of FAA's information systems. Proposes agency IT policies, standards, and procedures related to information systems security. Advocates innovative uses of technology to facilitate access by Agency management to information resources and at the same time prevent unwarranted access. Provides guidance on operation of FAA's information security capability.

Promotes the effective and efficient design and operation of agency information systems as they relate to the NextGen initiative with a forward thinking approach to system development. Participates with the Chief Information Officer to ensure that information security architecture within the FAA and the National Airspace System is appropriately designed, in place and that its implementation has been appropriately effected. Participates in intra-agency and industry events including conferences and speaking engagements.


As a basic requirement for entry into the FAA Executive System, you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Leadership and Technical Requirements listed below.

We are not accepting applications from noncitizens.


In addition to submitting a resume, applicants should address each of the leadership and technical requirements individually, describing work accomplishments that relate to each requirement.
Leadership requirements reflect the FAA Executive Success Profile, which describes the behaviors and characteristics required of all FAA executives. Refer to the Executive Success Profile for examples of competencies that are associated with each leadership dimension. It is important that you describe actual accomplishments, rather than discussing your philosophy of the leadership dimensions. You are encouraged to use the "Challenge-Context-Action-Result (CCAR)" model to address the requirements.

If you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) or an FAA Executive System (FAES) appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES or FAES, or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM, you only need to submit a resume and narrative statement covering each of the Technical Requirements listed below. You do not need to submit a narrative on the Leadership Requirements. SES CDP graduates should submit a copy of their CDP program certification with their package.

Leadership Requirements:
1. Achieving Operational Results: Provide examples of ways you have exercised leadership to deliver significant results. Explain how you established goals, assessed outcomes, and improved products and services. Indicate how you identified and met customers' requirements and addressed the needs of stakeholders. Include examples of complex problems you solved or difficult obstacles that you overcame as a leader. Your description should include (1) the size and complexity of organizations you have led, (2) the scope of programs you have managed, and (3) the impact of your results on customers and other stakeholders.

2. Leading People: Describe the size of the organization and number and types of positions you have managed. Discuss ways that you have established and maintained positive work environments and prevented or eliminated discrimination or harassment. Describe ways that you have mentored and developed employees and built individual and team performance. Discuss how you have established and led teams to deliver products and services. Include in your description experience in leading others in a matrix environment across organizations.

3. Building Relationships: Describe (1) the types of individuals with whom you routinely collaborate; and (2) the purpose and outcomes of the communication. Discuss your experience in communicating and cooperating with others to achieve goals. Provide examples of how you have built relationships to achieve consensus and how you were able to obtain the cooperation of others with competing priorities and perspectives. Describe how you effectively communicate information within and outside of your organization.

4. Leading Strategic Change: Describe examples of strategic changes that you led for your organization; describe the entities that the change affected (agency, industry, organizational components). Discuss obstacles you encountered and how you overcame them to the benefit of the agency. Include in your description ways that you applied long-range vision, developed strategies, and applied innovative ideas and techniques.

Technical Requirements:
1. Knowledge of information security systems development, design, implementation, and operation.

2. Understanding of the Intelligence Community (IC) and its impact on the implementation and management of an information systems security program.

3. Ability to work up and across an agency's hierarchy with an emphasis on working with senior management officials that are located within the same geographical area and senior management officials that are geographically dispersed within the United States.

4. Demonstrated experience in working across boundaries in an IT matrix organization to collaboratively solve complex issues/problems.

To preview the application questionnaire, click the following link: View Application Questionnaire


FAA Employees enjoy competitive salaries and standard Federal employment benefits: Health Insurance: Employees may enroll in one of several health plans offered to Federal employees. Life Insurance: Low-cost term group life insurance is available. Holidays and Leave: Executives and senior professionals/chief scientists are paid for 10 Federal holidays and earn 13 days of sick leave and 26 days of annual leave each year. Retirement: Employees new to Federal Service are enrolled in a three-tier system that includes Social Security, a basic pension plan, and the Thrift Savings Plan (the Federal government's version of 401k).


Travel may be required.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
Veterans preference does not apply to the FAA Executive System.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay, COLACitizenshipFinancial Disclosure


A resume and narrative addressing the requirements listed in this announcement should be submitted online via the Apply Now button on this announcement. Uploaded resumes and narratives must be submitted in Word (or Word compatible) or PDF format. All documents must be received by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement in order to receive consideration for the position.



A resume
An attachment addressing the Leadership and Technical Requirements


Sarah Radcliff
Phone: 202-267-8077
Agency Information:
Federal Aviation Administration
Executive Resources Staff (AHP-20)
800 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 523
Washington, DC


Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement. You will be notified of the outcome.

FAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors. DOT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Additional information on reasonable accommodations procedures or on EEO Programs is available on or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.

Control Number: 330906600
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