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    Summary

    This position is located in the USDAs Office of Chief Information Officer (OCIO).

    This announcement is issued under the direct-hire authority to recruit for positions for which there is a critical need. Selectee(s) will receive a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service and may be required to serve a one-year probationary period. Category rating, veteran's preference and traditional rating and raking of applicants do not apply to this public notice.

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    Responsibilities

    • Cybersecurity work is strategy, policy, and standards regarding the security of and operations in cyberspace, and encompassing the full range of threat reduction, vulnerability reduction, communications infrastructure.
    • Manage the monitoring of information security data sources to maintain organizational situational awareness. Collect and maintain data needed to meet system cybersecurity reporting.
    • Manage information technology projects, provide advice on project costs, design concepts, or design changes.
    • Coordinate with Cyber Defense Analysts to manage and administer the updating of rules and signatures (e.g., intrusion detection/protection systems, antivirus, and content blacklists) for specialized cyber defense applications.
    • Assist in identifying, prioritizing, and coordinating the protection of critical cyber defense infrastructure and key resources.
    • Assist in assessing the impact of implementing and sustaining a dedicated cyber defense infrastructure.
    • Administer test bed(s), and test and evaluate applications, hardware infrastructure, rules/signatures, access controls, and configurations of platforms managed by service provider(s).
    • Identify potential conflicts with implementation of any cyber defense tools (e.g., tool and signature testing and optimization).

    Travel Required

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

    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/599062600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.