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    The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is a Senior Executive Service (SES) position located within FEMA's Mission Support Bureau, in the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). The CISO reports to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and is responsible for implementing FEMA's cybersecurity policies, standards and guidance and ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information technology (IT) systems, networks, and data in support of FEMA’s mission.

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    The CISO is responsible for performing and supervising work that involve applying analytical processes to the planning, design, and implementation of new and improved information systems to meet the mission requirements of the Agency's lines of business and administrative programs and safeguard systems from cyber threats in accordance with federal laws and regulations.

    • Responsible for development, publication, and implementation of Agency cybersecurity (information security) policies, standards, and guidance to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, directives, and standards.
    • Responsible for designing and executing FEMA-wide cybersecurity enhancement initiatives and developing and communicating the Agency’s cybersecurity strategy, coordinating with stakeholders in FEMA directorates, offices, and regions.
    • Provides planning guidance for cybersecurity priorities within FEMA to all designated IT personnel, including System Owners, Information System Security Officers, and Information System Security Managers, to secure IT information systems and applications used to support FEMA goals and objectives.
    • Provides executive-level leadership in evaluating long-range IT activities and IT investments to support FEMA strategic planning through the Planning, Program, Budget and Execution (PPBE) process and Agency specific resource planning efforts.
    • Analyzes and communicates the potential impact of emerging security technologies on organizations and provides leadership and develop theories, practices, and strategies for customized solutions that meet customer-specific requirements and deliver business value.

    EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - This position may require occasional non-emergency travel.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/548004400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.