Job Overview


Secure the Homeland
Proud to Protect

Are you interested in a job where your primary purpose will be to assist agencies in developing and implementing comprehensive Information Technology (IT) security plans and policies which reflect current and emerging requirements for Cyber Security plans and programs?  Then consider joining the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C), National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), 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 at the full performance level include, but are not limited to:

• Provide project planning and operational support to the Agency’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) in order to reduce cyber risk to critical infrastructure control systems.
• Evaluate and assess cyber threats, vulnerabilities, and risks that have the potential to affect control systems within critical infrastructure.
• Conduct incident handling analysis and response activities as needed for private sector ICS stakeholders.
• Prepare and review written reports, information products, and briefing materials for outreach and situational awareness.
• Conduct briefings, presentations, training, and other communications to leadership and stakeholders for events, incidents, or key initiatives involving the cybersecurity of critical infrastructure control systems.  
• Evaluate existing tools, training, and methods and recommend changes or enhancements for greater efficiencies.