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    The ideal candidate for this position will have experience in Information Security principles, concepts, methods, standards and practices to protect National Security Information Systems. This position starts at a salary of $102,663 (GS-13). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center, IT Services Division (MWITS) team within FEMA.  

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    Responsibilities

    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.

    When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce.  Please visit www.fema.gov for additional information.

    In the position of Information Technology (IT) Specialist (INFOSEC) you will be responsible for advanced IT principles, concepts, methods, standards, and practices sufficient to serve as principal staff advisor on all matters relating to the vulnerabilities and threats to computer systems.in support of the IT Services Division (MWITS), Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center. Typical areas of responsibility include:

    • Developing security countermeasures necessary to anticipate, assess, and minimize system vulnerabilities of information processed on FEMA computer equipment and conducting threat and vulnerability assessments in order to identify the need for changes based on new security technologies and threats and determine effective corrective measures.
    • Ensuring long-range mission, objectives, and management plans to serve as the technical expert on issues of interface and overlap between proposed applications and existing systems, new projects proposed or underway, consistent with FEMA’s network architecture and available resources.
    • Developing and implementing training and education programs to ensure computer security specialists, and individual computer users are familiar with computer and information security requirements and are adequately trained to operate and maintain automated information systems in compliance with all applicable regulations and safeguards.
    • Serving as a project manager in developing long-range plans for Information Technology (IT) security systems that; anticipate, identify, evaluate, mitigate, and minimize risks associated with IT systems vulnerabilities.
    • Establishing the framework for new automated systems and overall structure throughout a wide range of phases, (i.e., from feasibility studies to post-implementation evaluation) and providing guidance on accreditation procedures and appropriate computer security measures.
    • Coordinating technical vulnerability testing and network assessments to counter unauthorized attempts to enter automation information systems and providing technical input and writing documents to provide information that helps prevent, and increases understanding of issues involved in computer security incidents.

    All MWEOC staff have emergency assignments and are considered deployed in place. Exercises and activations are planned and unplanned, and may require long hours, nights, weekends and holidays.

    All MWEOC employees are: (1) required to use a government-issued electronic device (to include cellular phones); (2) subject to recall during emergency situations; and (3) required to perform work in locations both above and below ground.

    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. 5%

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/581200200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.