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This assignment is located in the Regional Section of the International Affairs Branch within the Stakeholder Engagement Division (SED), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
The selected candidate for this one-year assignment will serve as the International Affairs Regional Advisor in the Regional Section of the International Affairs Branch within the Stakeholder Engagement Division (SED), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). This opportunity provides the selectee with the opportunity to work across the spectrum of CISA's international efforts and is responsible for CISA cross-component coordination and engagement related to the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions. The selectee will be able to enhance his or her external experiences, international affairs understanding, communication, briefing and strategic thinking skills while carrying out critical work to advance CISA's priorities in international for a as envisioned under the newly released CISA Global Strategy.
Specific elements include:
- Support the development and implementation of international policies and initiatives in support of the CISA and DHS missions and international policy objectives.
- Identify CISA international engagement priorities and objectives related to the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions.
- Organize and participate in multinational seminars, substantive exchanges, and training activities.
- Represent CISA in a variety of engagements; understand CISA priorities and communicate them effectively to stakeholders.
- Foster collaborative relationships across the interagency (including the Departments of State, Justice, Energy and others) that support CISA international priorities
- Prepare CISA officials, subcomponents, and senior officials for meetings with international partners.
- Develop memos, talking points, briefings and other correspondence for senior leadership
- Participates in, drafts readouts and tracks meetings, events, hearings and other engagements with business executives and government officials.
- Performs research and monitoring to obtain knowledge of relevant policy and international affairs issues, as well as economic/market developments to proactively identify emerging issues and support strategy development.
- Depending on COVID-19 travel restrictions, this assignment may require international travel to support mission objective and policy goals.
Conditions Of Employment
- Must be a current permanent Federal employee
- Must have supervisory approval to apply to the Joint Duty Assignment. DHS 250-2 Application Form under "required documents" section.
- Must NOT have any pending/outstanding disciplinary actions
- Must have achieved a minimum of "meet expectations/proficiency" on latest performance appraisal/evaluation
- Must be currently at the grade level of the detail. *No Temporary Promotion Opportunity*
- The program does not apply to members of the Military service or contractors.
- Must have experience and advanced proficiency using Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc), Microsoft Teams, WebEx, and Zoom software.
- Must have experience with drafting and editing executive-level briefing papers and meeting summaries.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Public speaking experience is desired.
- Must have strong attention to detail
- Must be comfortable working under pressure in a fast-paced environment and to work projects both individually, as tasked, as well as collaboratively as part of a team
- Must have sound professional judgment and editorial skills
- Must have experience translating complex information into engaging and succinct content for target audiences.
- Must have strong skills in communicating complex, technical or policy issues to diverse, non-technical audiences, including in an international setting.
- Must have strong interpersonal, conflict resolution and negotiation skills to work cross-sectionally to accomplish objectives and achieve results.
Please read the following important information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application:
It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant experience as it relates to this Joint Duty assignment opportunity announcement.
Be clear and specific when describing your work history since human resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will be rated based on your resume.
Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
- Job Title (Include series and grade of Federal Job)
- Duties (Be specific in describing your duties)
- Name of Federal agency
- Supervisor name, email, and phone number
- Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)
EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: There is no educational substitution for this position.
**DHS does not offer any additional benefits beyond that which the Federal employee is already receiving.
If the position requires a security clearance, employees must have a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance to placement AND must maintain that level of clearance while performing in the position.
Selected applicants for a JDA are requested to fulfill the items below during the JDA:
- Complete the DHS Training Course 15 days prior to the arrival to the JDA.
- Complete the DHS Joint Duty Assignment Progress Plan to include:
- Phase 1: Establish assignment objectives within the first 30 days of the JDA.
- Phase 2: Complete a self-assessment of the duties performed at the mid-point of the JDA.
- Phase 3: Complete a final review within the last 30 days of the JDA.
- Complete 12 hours of professional development using Skillsoft courses, videos, and books in conjunction with the established assignment objectives for the JDA.
- Attend each of the DHS Joint Duty Program Director's quarterly webinars (1 hour per quarter).
How You Will Be Evaluated
We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education, and training will be rated using a job questionnaire based on the competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this Joint Duty Assignment.
If you are among the best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. After reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination will be made. You must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.
Note: DHS continues to take necessary steps to keep our workforce safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. If you receive a final Joint Duty Assignment offer to onboard, please complete the onboarding requirements and/or forms and submit them electronically in an expeditious manner. Your start date may be delayed if the action above is not completed.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
1. Resume: Do not include any personally identifiable information (PII) i.e., home address, social security number, or date of birth. Your resume must clearly demonstrate you have experience which meets the requirements of this position as outlined in the "Qualifications" section.
2. SF-50: Submit a copy of your official SF-50 (no text version) or other official "Notification of Personnel Action" document which shows the following information:
- Your appointment in the Federal service
- Grade and Step
- Full performance level
3. DHS Joint Duty Assignment Application Form signed by your supervisor. Please click on the following link to access the required form DHS Form 250-02.
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.
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 to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 04/09/2021 to receive consideration.
- To begin, click Apply Online to create a USA JOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and other supporting documents, and complete the questionnaire.
- Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package. NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
Agency contact information
DHS Joint Duty Program
AddressDHS Joint Duty Program
301 7th Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
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.
The DHS Joint Duty Program (JDP) is an intra- and inter-departmental program which offers civilian personnel professional and developmental opportunities. Joint Duty Assignments (JDAs) enhance operations and mission execution through unity of effort and collaboration.
The DHS JDP is a human capital program initiative which is managed by OCHCO at DHS headquarters. The DHS JDP's purpose is two-fold: to encourage and to facilitate assignments of DHS personnel to other DHS components as well as outside agencies. The purpose of JDAs is to gain multi-component, multi-faceted experience focused on cross-cutting DHS and Federal-wide operations to enhance performance of the individual, the organizations, and the Department. JDAs are for a period not to exceed 1 year and do not qualify for Joint Duty credit.
The DHS JDP covers current Federal employees at the GS-13 through GS-15 grade levels and equivalent. The DHS JDP does not apply to members of the military service or contractors. JDAs do not offer Temporary Promotions.
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Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the selecting official for further consideration and a possible interview. We will notify you by email at various stages in the process. Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on "Application Status," and then click "More Information." We expect to make a final JDA offer within 90 days after the deadline for applications. If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.
Telework: Telework eligibility is based on the needs of the office and is subject to change.
Additional information pertaining to your interest and availability for this position may be needed after the closing date of the Joint Duty Assignment vacancy announcement; therefore, a timely response to these requests must be adhered to in order to remain in consideration.
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- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/594735400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.