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    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.

    The National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) leads the national effort to protect and enhance the resilience of the nation's physical and cyber infrastructure. Learn more about NPPD.

    Joining the Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) means leading the coordinated national effort to reduce risk to our critical infrastructure posed by acts of terrorism, natural disaster, or other emergency

    Who May Be Considered: All U.S. Citizens and Status Candidates including the following:

    • Current federal employees serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service
    • Former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service
    • Persons eligible for non-competitive appointment under special hiring authorities (click here for a list of authorities)
    • Persons eligible under an Interchange Agreement (click here to view a list of covered agreements)
    • Veterans' preference eligibles or veterans who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after substantially completing at least three consecutive years of active duty (click here for information on veterans)
    • Veterans applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)
    • Individuals with disabilities (See more information under "Other Information" below)
    For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here.

    Competitive, merit promotion, and/or non-competitive referral lists may be issued based on the needs of the agency.

    More than one selection may be made from this announcement.

    Appointments are subject to the availability of funds.

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    In this position, you will be responsible for planning and directing all field activities in support of the Office of Infrastructure Protection mission. Typical work assignments include:

    • Direct planning activities to support National and Homeland Security strategic objectives, special events, and time-sensitive steady-state and contingency response operations.
    • Act as program manager for assigned unit, including developing the annual budget, working with procurement and contracting officers, and administering program support activities.
    • Develop Memoranda of Agreement (MOA) and Inter-Agency Agreements (IAA) in coordination with the United States Secret Service, the National Guard Bureau and Federally Funded Research and Development Corporations.
    • Direct planning efforts for field operations and review and approve all Operations Plans (OPLANs), Concepts of Operations (CONOPs), Warning Orders (WARNORDs), Field Operations Instructions (FOIs), and After-Action Reports (AARs).
    • Exercise technical and administrative supervision over subordinate staff, including assigning work, monitoring work progress, and performance management.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel 6 to 10 nights per month.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. Citizens and Status Candidates

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/436710600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.