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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, VA

    This position will be affected by a planned relocation to Ashburn, VA. Relocation which is 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 $122,530.00 (GS-14, Step 1) to $159,286.00 (GS-14, Step 10) with promotion potential to $159,286 (GS-14 Step 10). Apply for this exciting opportunity to strengthen the Department of Homeland Security's ability to perform homeland security functions solving difficult technical problems and defining new approaches and techniques.

    In this Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (Information Security) position you will become a key team member of Homeland Security professionals by supervising work to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of systems, networks and data. Typical work assignments include:

    • Serving as first line supervisor for the CBP Security Operations Division (SOD), Cybersecurity Incident Response Team (CIRT) and Attack Sensing and Warning (AS&W) Team;
    • Leading the CIRT and AS&W in building relationships and establishing lines of communication with other internal groups (e.g., human resources, legal, and privacy) and external groups (e.g., other service providers, law enforcement);
    • 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;
    • Leading data collection and preservation efforts from a variety of cyber defense tools (e.g., intrusion detection system alerts, firewalls, network traffic logs) to analyze events that occur within their environments for the purposes of mitigating threats;
    • Investigating and analyzing all relevant response activities and establishing clear procedures for the handling of cybersecurity incidents that impact CBP networks, assets, and infrastructure.

    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/588288300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.