As the Enterprise Engineering Division (EED) Chief for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) Information Technology Operations (ITO) Directorate, you will report directly to the Principal Deputy Executive Director and oversee the strategy, development, and maintenance of the Department's enterprise cybersecurity architecture and engineering. You will manage related programs, budgets, contracts, staff, and subordinate managers in ongoing network modernization and tools integration. Employees in this role have expertise in either Cybersecurity Architecture and/or Cybersecurity Engineering. Depending on your career level, you will apply your expertise to:
- Lead the Department's security architecture strategy to address vulnerabilities and maintain and improve data availability, confidentiality, and integrity.
- Assist the Executive ITO Director, Principal Deputy Executive Director, and other DHS senior leaders with decision-making and actions related to the design and implementation of enterprise cybersecurity.
- Provide system security consultation, engineering, and architecture to Department system owners and developers, and maintain security process coordination within the Department's lifecycle management and governance processes.
- Collaborate with internal and external DHS stakeholders to budget for, architect, design, implement, maintain, and operate information system security controls and countermeasures, including designing and developing new cybersecurity tools/technologies.
- Develop and maintain the technical security configuration baselines that are minimally acceptable for use across the Department.
- Research and evaluate available technologies and standards to meet customer requirements and employ security capabilities in cloud environments.
When you submit your application, you will have the opportunity to select which of the following two capabilities is your primary technical capability-reflecting your primary area of expertise that you would apply on the job.
Generally, a DHS Cybersecurity Service employee whose primary technical capability is Cybersecurity Architecture
- Develop system concepts and work on the capabilities phases of the systems development lifecycle
- Translate technology and environmental conditions (e.g., laws, regulations, policies, and technical standards) into system and security designs and processes
- Provide recommendations for investment standards and policies that drive how controls will be applied across the organization
Generally, a DHS Cybersecurity Service employee whose primary technical capability is Cybersecurity Engineering
RequirementsConditions of Employment
- Conduct software, hardware, and systems engineering to develop new and refine/enhance existing technical capabilities, ensuring full integration with security objectives, principles and processes
- Build practical solutions in full consideration of lifecycle of costs, acquisitions, program and projects, management and budget
- Identify engineering requirements for and ensure interoperability of internal and external systems
- Demonstrate strategic risk understanding, considering impact of security breaches or vulnerabilities in every aspect of the engineering process
- Stay current on emerging technologies, and their applications to current and emerging business processes (e.g., cloud, mobile), to identify and recommend methods for incorporating promising technologies to meet organizational cybersecurity requirements.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen or national.
- You must be 18 years of age.
- Must be registered for the Selective Service (if you are a male).
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.
- Must be able to submit to a drug test and receive a negative result.
- Must be able to comply with ethics and standards of conduct requirements, including completing any applicable financial disclosure.
- May be required to serve a 3 year probationary period.
- Although this position is eligible for telework, occasional, onsite SCIF work will be required.
This position is in the Leadership Track across a range of career levels. Employees in this career track generally:
- Have between 5-15 years of cybersecurity work experience.
- Have between 0-5 years of cybersecurity leadership experience.
DHS Cybersecurity Service employees start at career levels and salaries matching their experience and expertise. In recruiting for this opportunity, DHS may hire employees at higher or lower career levels and associated salaries.
This position is focused on Cybersecurity Engineering and Cybersecurity Architecture.
DHS Cybersecurity Service jobs are structured cybersecurity specializations - called technical capabilities. To learn more about technical capabilities, visit our application portal . DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
DHS is especially interested in applicants for this position who have experience with Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP), Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP), Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP), Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Cloud architectures, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Zero Trust Architecture, Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), and Privilege Access Management (PAM) Education
Degrees are not required for jobs in the DHS Cybersecurity Service, but DHS is interested in your level of education and the topics you studied. As you submit initial application information, you will be asked questions about your education. Additional information Salary:
Listed salary ranges reflects typical starting salaries available to employees in most of the United States across applicable career levels. Within the provided range, average salaries vary for each career level.
Lead Cybersecurity Specialist: $123,500 - $136,500
Cybersecurity Manager: $144,400 - $159,600
Senior Cybersecurity Manager: $169,100 - $186,900
In some geographic areas, average starting salaries will be higher because of a local cybersecurity labor market supplement (e.g., metro Washington, D.C. +10%).
Actual salaries of individual employees may be higher or lower than provided figures. For an overview of the salaries available in the DHS Cybersecurity Service, visit Resources .Benefits:
DHS Cybersecurity Service employees receive a range of federal employment benefits designed to support their professional and personal lives. To learn more about benefits, visit our application portal .
More information about the specific benefits available to you will be provided as you progress through the application process. Background Investigation:
To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires each and every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation for a security clearance as a condition of placement in this position. This review includes financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.
Pursuant to Executive Order 12564 and DHS policy, DHS is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace and, therefore, conducts random and other drug testing of its employees in order to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. Headquarters personnel in safety- or security-sensitive positions are subject to random drug testing and all applicants tentatively selected for employment at DHS Headquarters are subject to drug testing resulting in a negative test result.