Job Overview


Secure the Homeland
Proud to Protect

Are you interested in a job where your primary purpose will be to provide management oversight and direction to the government-wide security program ensuring effective services for identification, isolation, and resolution of IT security issues?  Then consider joining the Federal Network Resilience (FNR), Office of Cyber Security and Communications (CS&C), National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Come work with the best to prevent and deter terrorist attacks, protect against and respond to potential threats, ensure safe and secure borders, welcome immigrants and visitors, and promote the free-flow of commerce.  This mission of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is carried out every day by the dedicated men and women who answer the noble calling of public service with courage and enthusiasm.  With a diverse and critical mission, we lead the unified national effort to secure America.  In today's interconnected world, our country's security challenges are constantly evolving.  To meet these challenges, DHS fosters a culture that values and promotes diversity, teamwork, flexibility, and innovation.

In Headquarters, we coordinate, plan, and guide the Department's work across all DHS components.  You could enjoy a career that includes research, administration and management, legal work, budget and finance, cyber security, infrastructure protection and intelligence analysis.  Our services touch every U.S. citizen, and our goal is to secure our country across land and sea.  Come join the team who is "Proud to Protect".  

Who May Be Considered:  Applications will be accepted from all U.S. Citizens.

This announcement is issued under the direct-hire authority 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 should the need arise.


Major duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide design and engineering support to include technical evaluation of cybersecurity tools and technologies, leading the development of federally mandated cybersecurity solutions, including cloud computing, and facilitating Federal agency participation in the initiatives.
  • Consult with and assist Federal agencies with security design, systems engineering, and policy development.
  • Consult on all aspects of cybersecurity related systems acquisitions, including: developing specifications for procurements and market research; procurement analysis; procurement support; resolving integration issues related to the procurement and implementation of new systems with the existing infrastructure; providing guidance and procurement support to agencies throughout the procurement lifecycle.
  • Analyze, evaluate and verify security profiles for Federal agency computer systems, networks, worldwide information systems and telecommunications systems to ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability of critical government information.