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    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

    Are you interested in a job protecting our Nation against cyber threats? Then consider joining the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD). NPPD leads the national effort to protect and enhance the resilience of the Nation's physical and cyber infrastructure. Within NPPD, CS&C is responsible for helping the civilian government and the private sector better manage their cybersecurity and communications risk.

    At CS&C, we help our government and private sector customers by responding to incidents, sharing information, developing and promulgating best practices, and increasing our Nation's cybersecurity capacity. Every day, CS&C employees make a difference as they enhance the security, resilience, and reliability of our Nation's critical networks and address threats to our public health and safety, economy, and national security. From incident response to international affairs, penetration testing to policy development, systems engineering to stakeholder engagement, the careers and opportunities to make a difference at CS&C are endless.

    This announcement is issued under the Direct Hire Authority (DHA) 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.

    Who May be Considered:

    Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

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    Responsibilities

    In this position you will serve as a Cybersecurity Advisor (CSA) providing direct coordination, outreach, and regional support to bolster the cybersecurity preparedness, risk mitigation, and incident response capabilities of the Nation's critical infrastructure. Typical work assignments include:

    • Coordinating state and local government and private sector cyber incident response, handling, requests for technical assistance, and voluntary reports of cyber attack, to federal, state, and local government offices and officials.
    • Participating as a presenter in national and regional seminars and symposia relating to cyber security initiatives
    • Raising awareness and improve coordination with state and local governments as to cybersecurity evaluative methodology, gaps in cyber management practices, and recommended process improvements.
    • Building regional and local cybersecurity coalitions to promote information sharing on best practices and lessons learned.
    • Providing advice and guidance to resolve, implement, or manage cybersecurity issues that involve major areas of uncertainty in approach and methodology.

    Travel Required

    75% or less - Overnight travel of 7 to 10 nights per month may be required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All U.S. Citizens

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/487984600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.