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    USPTO is modernizing its information technology to register intellectual property better, faster and cheaper through ML and AI.  USPTO is migrating to a multi-hybrid cloud environment and is taking a zero trust architecture approach to enhance security.  RPA is at the forefront of improving efficiencies across lines of business.  We are looking for Cybersecurity professionals to join our agency and bring innovative approaches to Cybersecurity through emerging technology and automation. 

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    This Vacancy is using the Direct-Hire authority to recruit for positions for which there is a critical hiring need.  Using the Office of Personnel Management’s approved government-wide direct hire authorities, agencies may appoint candidates directly to jobs, without regard to the provision of Title 5 U.S.C 3309 through 3318, for which OPM determines that there is a severe shortage of candidates or a critical hiring need.

    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 is located in the Cybersecurity Division (CD) that is responsible for all aspects of USPTO Information Technology (IT) security. The teams provides services, which support implementation and continuous monitoring for compliance with IT security policies, Federal Information Processing Standards, and requirements for all information technology used in support of the USPTO.

    As a IT Cybersecurity Specialist (INFOSEC) you will be responsible for..

    • Establishing and enforcing Cybersecurity policies to protect the organization’s IT infrastructure, networks and data from cyber security risks.

    • Reviewing implementation of Federal Risk and Management Authorization Program (FedRAMP) security controls across platforms for applicability in mitigating security risks.

    • Resolving Cybersecurity issues related to the implementation or integration of systems with existing or new Cloud Service Providers.

    • Reviewing proposed changes and making changes to security infrastructures, systems, and processes for potential cloud vulnerabilities.

    • Evaluating existing security measures to identify and protect against current and emerging vulnerabilities in cloud environment.

    • Recommending improvements to cybersecurity posture based on Cybersecurity requirements.

    • One of the following certificates would be required within 6 months of onboarding: ISC2 Certified Authorization Professional (CAP), ISC2 Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP).

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/560862900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.