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    The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is the principal advisor to the Under Secretary and Director on the application of information technology (IT) to support and improve the Agency’s business processes. The Office of Organizational Policy and Governance (OPG) provides the management and oversight of enterprise Information Technology (IT) strategies, guidance, policies, and agency-wide cybersecurity. This position fall under the CIO Cybersecurity Operations Branch who is responsible for enterprise monitoring and event hub which provides a view into a wide range of network, infrastructure, system, and application-related events that must be analyzed, correlated, and assessed to successfully monitor performance and refer action to appropriate support groups for associated problem areas.

    This position serves as a Cybersecurity Specialist in the CIO Cybersecurity Operations Branch and is responsible for performing the following duties:

    • Developing long-range plans for IT security systems that anticipate, identify, evaluate, mitigate, and minimize risks associated with IT systems vulnerabilities.
    • Implementing security threats assessment and analysis programs designed to anticipate, assess, and minimize system vulnerability (e.g., intrusion, Firewall or access authentication programs.)
    • Implementing security forensics programs across platforms.
    • Reviewing proposed new systems, networks, and software designs for potential security risks.
    • Recommending mitigation or countermeasures, and resolves integration issues related to the implementation of new systems within the existing infrastructure.
    • Identifying the need to change security infrastructure, systems, processes and procedures based on new security technologies or threats.
    • Ensuring that the necessary monitoring and management tools, technologies, and practices are implemented.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/535436700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.