Job Overview

Summary

Secure the Homeland
Proud to Protect

Are you interested in a job where your primary purpose will be to serve as a senior management advisor regarding IT systems and information?  Then consider joining the Office of Biometric and Identify Management (OBIM), formerly US-VISIT, 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".  

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM: All U.S. Citizens and Status Candidates.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement should the need arise.

Duties

• Oversee, manage, and coordinate multiple subtasks and their associated federal and contract IT personnel in support of the agency’s mission systems.

• Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the agency’s IT environment including; IT operating model, infrastructure components (network, database, matcher and storage) inclusive of how various IT services are provided within the agency’s evolving IT architecture framework.

• Responsible for infrastructure support inclusive of systems engineering requirements development, planning, design, and integration of the Program’s biometric and biographic mission critical technologies across multiple data centers.

• Troubleshoot and resolve complex problems throughout the entire systems development life cycle, addressing items such as systems capacity and performance problems.  Perform diagnostic testing in specialty areas. 

• Mange and coordinate the efforts of the agency’s Integration Execution Section’s system and network Capacity Management, Modeling & Simulation, Operation Monitoring Analysis Engineering teams.

• Participate in projects to prototype and pilot new systems concepts and enhancements.  Identify problems and specific issues, and conduct feasibility studies for enhancements and modifications to the agency’s mission systems.

• Provide technical support to the agency’s Operations & Maintenance branch and users throughout the agency engaged in the development and implementation of the systems and subsystems required to meet the transactional processing needs of the agency.