• Help



    This position is located in the Infrastructure Security Division within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). The Infrastructure Security Division focuses on protecting critical infrastructure from all hazards by managing risk and enhancing resilience through collaboration with the critical infrastructure community, which includes private sector owners, operators, and employees; State, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) officials; and other Federal agencies.

    Learn more about this agency


    The Associate Director for Exercises manages and directs policies and programs that relate to the planning and conduct of security and resilience exercises, for the private owners and operators of the nation's infrastructure. Cooperates and coordinates with state and local governments, supporting programs in corporate and academic organizations, Federal departments and agencies, and related national security and resilience exercise programs for the protection of critical infrastructure. In support of this mission, the Associate Director for CISA Exercises leads the coordinated national effort to conduct exercises with sector partners to enhance cybersecurity and infrastructure security and resilience of critical infrastructure and share trends that inform CISA-wide development of risk mitigating resources.

    Specific responsibilities include:

    Manages national planning, particularly as related to security and resilience exercises, to guide protection and resilience efforts across all critical infrastructure sectors and national critical functions.

    Leads the planning and conduct of exercises with sector partners to enhance security and resilience of critical infrastructure. Identifies and shares trends that inform CISA-wide development of risk mitigating resources.

    Leads, facilitates, plans, and executes both discussion-based and operations-based exercises (physical, cyber-focused, or combined (e.g., election security)) for federal departments, critical infrastructure sectors and partners, international partners, and special events.

    Provides guidance and direction in developing policies and procedures for: (1) fostering cooperation among Federal agencies, state and local governments, and the private sector for CISA-led and/or CISA-supported security and resilience exercises for the effective prevention and detection of threats to the nation's infrastructure, and the handling and recovery from such incidents; and (2) using the CISA Exercises program to facilitate the sharing of security-related information, tools, and techniques.

    Employs delegated authority to oversee the overall planning, program management, direction, and timely execution of policies as well as the development, assignment, and higher-level clearance of goals and objectives for managers at subordinate organizational levels.

    Makes recommendations on multi-year and long-range work plans developed by managers at subordinate organizational levels and subsequently manages the overall goals and objectives of work directed. Oversees the revision of long-range plans, goals, objectives, and programmatic execution of the work directed.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 25% or more. You will be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0340 Program Management

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/587163000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.