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    The ideal candidate has over 10 years of experience as a Policy or Training Officer, developing policy, processes and procedures for cybersecurity at an enterprise level and experience in developing cyber training curriculum to end users and senior executives. This position starts at a salary of $103,690 (GS-13). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of the Chief Information Officer 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.

    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.

    In this position, you will serve as an Information Technology (IT) Specialist (INFOSEC). Typical assignments include: 

    • Providing cybersecurity advice and guidance in implementing IT security policies and procedures in the development and operation of systems and application, and overall IT security. Utilizing automated security training tools to manage cybersecurity policy effectiveness.
    • Providing security analysis of IT activities to ensure that appropriate security measures are in place and are enforced. Conducting security risk and vulnerability assessments of new and existing systems and applications to identify vulnerabilities, risks, and data protection requirements.
    • Ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of IT systems through full compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), related NIST standards, and agency IT security policies and standards. Develop agency level cybersecurity policies to support the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of IT.
    • Applying IT systems security principles and methods to recommend appropriate technical strategies to resolve complex and persistent IT security challenges.
    • Recommending changes to IT system security design and architecture or policy to prevent and defend against unauthorized access to systems, networks, and data.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - This position may require occasional non-emergency travel.

    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/600176600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.