Job Overview


Secure the Homeland
Proud to Protect

Are you interested in a job where your primary purpose will be to perform work that involves ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, networks, and data through applying industry standard investigative forensic and malware analysis methodologies and tool sets?  Then consider joining the Office of Cybersecurity 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.


  • Manage, coordinate and track analytical data and reports for the United States Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT) produced by Digital Analytics team members.
  • Coordinate with Federal Agencies, Industry Sectors, Partners and Stakeholders to ensure all analytical products and information are provided within scope and appropriate timelines.
  • Perform and ensure forensic and malware analysis activities within the Digital Analytics Branch are performed according to US-CERT established processes and procedures.
  • Conduct comprehensive expert forensic or malware analysis on current and emerging cyber threats to improve understanding and help mitigate future threats.
  • Provide rapid delivery of actionable information of cyber incidents and augments reporting with further details as more facts emerge to better understand the scope and nature of cyber-attacks.
  • Lead/support on-site technical assistance and forensic and malware incident response efforts, maintaining incident response fly-away kits with full suite of industry standard forensic/malware analysis tool sets.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Overnight travel of 1-5 nights per month may be required.

Relocation Authorized

  • No