This position is located in the Office of Information Security and Privacy of the Office of Environmental Information (OEI). As the Office of Information Security and Privacy Director, the incumbent will be responsible for carrying out the Chief Information Officer’s responsibilities to advance and manage the Agency-wide IT security and privacy programs. The Director also serves as EPA’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). This includes developing plans and programs, identifying threats, analysis of risks, developing risk management plans, testing the effectiveness of security controls, reporting to senior management, overseeing other EPA organizations on the status of information security Agency-wide, and managing Agency-wide compliance with relevant Federal legislations and directives.Learn more about this agency
The incumbent will provide broad policy analysis, consultation, advice and program management to the Agency in the areas of information security and privacy. The Director develops and promotes the use of sound information security and privacy methods and techniques and best industry practices, provides technical guidance and consultation to EPA program officials, and coordinates government-wide information security and privacy issues with other Federal, state and local agencies. The incumbent is responsible for managing the Agency’s compliance with the information security and privacy provisions of the Federal Information Security Modernization Act, the Computer Security Act, the Clinger-Cohen Act, OMB Circular A-130 and other relevant Federal legislation, directives, standards, and guidelines.
As Director, Office of Information Security and Privacy, the incumbent provides broad policy analysis, consultation, advice and program management to the Agency in the areas of information security and privacy. He/she develops and promotes the use of sound information security and privacy methods and techniques and best industry practices, provides technical guidance and consultation to EPA program officials, and coordinates government-wide information security issues with other Federal, state, tribal and local agencies.
The incumbent is responsible for managing the Agency’s compliance with the IT security provisions of FISMA, the Computer Security Act, the Clinger-Cohen Act, OMB Circular A-130 and other relevant Federal legislation, directives, standards and guidelines.
Develops and implements Agency-wide plans and programs for IT security. Develops and implements IT security policies, procedures and best practices for threat and risk assessment, planning, risk management, program management, training, evaluation and communication with senior management.
Conducts regular testing of the telecommunications network and associated IT resources to ensure compliance with Agency standards and practices. Conducts oversight reviews of IT security programs of the Agency’s centrally-managed infrastructure as well as Agency program offices, regional offices, laboratories and field offices.
Serves as principal Agency focal point for IT security audits and evaluations conducted by the Office of Inspector General (OIG), the Government Accounting Office (GAO), Congress, and other oversight organizations.
Manages the Agency-wide project plan for mitigating IT security vulnerabilities as required by OMB under FISMA. Provides expert advice to the CIO, DCIO, program officials and technical staff on IT security matters.
Participates on government-wide committees to develop and promote best IT security practices. Leads or serves as the Agency spokesperson on IT security matters to the public and trade press.
The incumbent exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities over staff members, making assignments and determining responsibilities and priorities, evaluating employee performance, recommending appropriate incentives, initiating corrective actions, assuring safety practices, keeping employees informed of management and personnel policies, counseling employees regarding their benefits, salaries, and the status of requirements of federal employees.
The incumbent exercises technical and administrative direction and control over the Office. Within the broad administrative framework, establishes overall operating policies, priorities, and procedures; establishes long-range plans; allocates resources; recommends changes in program goals and policies; and coordinates and reviews program operations. Advises the CIO on the development of long-range plans; relative priorities, resource allocations; initiation, termination, or curtailment of activities; and balance of intramural and extramural efforts and related matters.
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Occasional travel - This position involves occasional travel.
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