This position is located in the Cybersecurity and Information Security Agency (CISA), Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans (SPP).The Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans serves as the principal policy and strategic adviser to Agency leadership and senior management, integrating strategy across all of the organization's mission areas and ensuring policy, strategy, and operational consistency throughout the Agency.Learn more about this agency
The Chief of Strategy, Policy, and Plans serves as a senior CISA official and the position carries a high degree of complexity. It requires the ability to synthesize complex, strategic concepts into operational processes and procedures. It requires an inter-agency understanding of the systems and capabilities of DHS, Sector Specific Agencies, state, local, tribal, and territorial partners and private sector owners and operators of critical infrastructure, in order to synchronize coordination and joint planning across the federal enterprise and private sector.
Specific responsibilities include:
Leads the development, implementation and management of CISA's strategic planning efforts, and ensures continuity of policy administration within CISA. The managerial duties carried out by the incumbent of this position have direct bearing on DHS and CISA issues that are vital to mission accomplishment and require resolution at the highest level of the Department.
Leads the development of CISA policies, directives, and procedures, helping to ensure that they are consistent with the intent of the law and are administratively sound, efficient, and economical in operation.
Provides oversight of Agency strategy and planning for alignment to CISA-wide directives and performs the following functions in doing so: validating capabilities and requirements, ensuring unity of effort across capabilities and requirements, and mapping implementation plan goals and objectives to programs.
Along with the Director of CISA, the Executive Director and the Assistant Director for Cybersecurity, manages the development, implementation and management of the DHS strategic cybersecurity planning efforts and policy development, including cyber incident response planning.
Provides advice and recommendations in connection with highly significant policy issues involved in the various functions of CISA, as well as those policies connected with new responsibilities assigned to the Agency.
Has broad authority to coordinate CISA goals and objectives impacting cybersecurity and infrastructure security and resilience among the interagency. Frequently represents CISA on official policy coordinating bodies, such as National Security Council (NSC) Policy Coordinating Committee meetings, and other working groups.
Must ensure one position is guiding CISA senior officials and coordinating activities and policies within the interagency for NSC, and Principals Committee and Deputies Committee meetings. Interfaces directly with senior members of the interagency (e.g., Department of State, Department of Justice, the intelligence community), members of Congress and their staffs, senior leadership from throughout DHS, and counterparts in foreign governments.
Assists with planning and strategy to improve homeland security information sharing between the public and private sectors to aid in preventing, detecting, mitigating and/or recovering from the effects of an attack, interference, compromise, or incapacitation related to critical infrastructure.
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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