• Help



    The position is located in the Office of the Chief Acquisition Executive (CAE) within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). The Chief Acquisition Executive (CAE) provides management and oversight over all acquisition functions and processes for the agency while ensuring statutory, regulatory, and higher-level policy requirements.

    Learn more about this agency


    The Chief Acquisition Executive (CAE) serves as a senior CISA official with full authority to act, commit resources, and give recommendations for final approval on major programmatic actions. The CAE's main objective is to provide strategic support for all of the agency's major acquisitions in a manner consistent with the missions of the agency, program objectives, applicable laws, regulations, principles, and standards. The CAE works closely with other CISA senior executives in planning annual spending and acquisitions.

    Specific responsibilities include:

    Establishing acquisition processes within CISA consistent with DHS acquisition policies, and tracking the extent to which the requisite resources and support are provided to program managers and senior officials to ensure successful and effective acquisitions.

    Managing CISA's major acquisition portfolio in compliance with applicable Department and CISA regulations and policies.

    Participating in the DHS Acquisition Review Boards (ARB) for Level 1 and 2 acquisitions within CISA's portfolio.

    Submitting all Level 1 and 2 acquisitions through the Acquisition Review Process, including Level I joint/consolidated investments for which CISA is the designated lead.

    Executing Acquisition Decision Authority (ADA) responsibilities for Level 3 acquisition programs and Component Level 2 acquisitions when delegated by the Under Secretary of Management (USM).

    Assessing and concurring with Operational Testing and Evaluation (OT&E) plans presented by Operational Testing Authorities (OTA).

    Assessing personnel resources and requirements of subordinate program offices for adequacy of functional support to programs I projects and resolves issues that develop inadequate requirements.

    Selecting qualified acquisition professionals from certificates of eligibility; identifying training needs; ensuring program certification levels are attained and consistent with DHS competency area requirements; and submitting funding requirements according to the Clinger-Cohen Act.

    Directing, managing, and coordinating activities between the key business processes and programs and ensures appropriate integration and communication among the Directorates, Divisions and Offices at Headquarters and field locations.

    Serving as an integral member of the Director's executive staff or policy-formulating group, responsible for participating fully in program and policy formulation and execution for CISA-wide protective and investigative mission support operations.

    Serves as an advisor to the Director, Deputy Director and CISA senior officials on all acquisition matters and is responsible for keeping them informed regarding capital investment, component acquisition project management, and CISA enterprise initiatives.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may 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/611448800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.