Job Overview


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This position is located in the Office of the Chief Security Officer in the Business and Program Management Unit at the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Office in Winchester, VA. This position starts at a salary of $63,091 (GS-11). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Business and Program Management Unit within FEMA's Office of the Chief Security Officer.

EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

This position is being announced under FEMA's CORE Program (Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery employees).  These positions are authorized under P.L. 93-288 to perform temporary disaster work and are funded from the Disaster Relief Fund.  Appointments are excepted service, temporary appointments.  This is a 2 year temporary appointment in the Excepted Service. 


In this position, typical assignments include:

  • Conduct assessments of major agency security systems including testing that involve the development and/or modification of agency electronic fingerprint and badging systems and IT controls, policies, and procedures.
  • Assist in the preparation of draft reports, providing detailed findings and making recommendations for corrective actions for improved management of IT resources.
  • Ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems and equipment through planning, analysis, maintenance, distribution, and enhancement of information systems security programs, policies, procedures, and tools.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.