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    As our nation navigates the COVID-19 pandemic, CBP is committed to delivering our mission to safeguard America's borders and enable legitimate trade and travel. Staffing mission critical positions remains a high priority. Be reassured that CBP is still hiring, despite potential hiring process step delays due to restrictions to in-person activities.

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    Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Information and Technology, in Alexandria.

    This position may be affected by a planned relocation to Ashburn, VA. Relocation is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2021, although the date is subject to change.

    Joining the Customs and Border Protection Office of Information and Technology will allow you to use your expertise in information security systems, policies and procedures. This position starts at a salary of $102,663.00 (GS-13, Step 1) to $133,465.00 (GS-13, Step 10) with promotion potential to $133,465 (GS-13 Step 10). Apply for this exciting opportunity to strengthen the Department of Homeland Security's ability to perform homeland security functions by solving difficult technical problems.

    In this Information Technology (IT) Specialist (Information Security) position, you will be responsible for performing work that involves ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of systems, networks, and data. Typical duties will include:

    • Utilizing defensive measures and information collected from a variety of sources to identify, analyze, and report events that occur or might occur within the network in order to protect various information, systems, and networks from all potential threats and misuse
    • Responding to enterprise level crises and/or urgent situations within CBP's network and CBP hosted systems for the purpose of mitigating all immediate and potential cyber threats
    • Developing content for cyber defense tools along reporting, and performing event correlation using information gathered from a variety of sources within the enterprise to gain situational awareness and determine the effectiveness of an observed attack
    • Preparing assessments and cyber threat profiles of current events based on collection and research using classified and open source information sources and understanding of the attackers' motivation, language, organization, and social behaviors, thereby helping the organization become more proactive in their security posture and defense

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel occasionally for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/581103900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.