Job Overview

Summary

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL 2/18/2014

THIS POSITION IS A SUMMER 2014 POSITION NTE SEPTEMBER 30, 2014. However this appointment may be extended.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide technical assistance and support to management staff in a variety of matters related to computer sciences as it pertains to cybersecurity programs, activities, processes and methods to meet mission requirements.  Assists in coordination of activities of support staff, and provides analytical support on problem definitions, research, policies and procedures.  Assist in analyses of information assigned. 

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate in the Cyber Security Division.

The incumbent serves as a student trainee and is a college student having completed at least one academic year of graduate education or possesses a Master's degree. The graduate level education and employment is part of a formal student employment program with a college or university. The incumbent is provided on the job training and assignments commensurate with his/her education.

Duties

In this position, typical work assignments include:

  • In a developmental capacity in the Cyber Security Division, the duties primarily focus on providing work and training experience to prepare the student intern for a more advanced, professional position.
  • Serves at an advanced training level responsible for developing data analytics and metrics from the software assurance analysis repository to help identify gaps in tool static analysis tool coverage.
  • Assist with software analysis to discover new techniques, methods and services for improving tools for more accurately identifying security weakness and vulnerabilities.
  • Provide technical assistance and support to management staff in a variety of matters related to software development, software assurance and software engineering programs, activities, processes and methods to meet mission requirements.  Assists in coordination of activities of support staff, and provides analytical support on problem definitions, research, policies and procedures.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No