Deputy Director Cyber Security Staff-Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (Dep CISO)

District of Columbia, D.C
Feb 02, 2023
Feb 10, 2023
Executive, Director
Full Time

The incumbent for this position serves as the Deputy Director of Cyber Security Staff and Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (Dep CISO) within the DOJ Justice Management Division, Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) in Washington D.C. The incumbent MAY be eligible for a recruitment incentive depending on experience and qualifications.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

-As a senior expert in the field of cyber security operations, the incumbent provides authoritative advice and management to the personnel in the Justice Security Operations Center. Ensures continuous real-time monitoring, situational awareness, and incident handling to the Department's networks; Investigates cyber incidents and conducts forensics to identify patterns and develop signatures to prevent and defend against attacks.

-Providing leadership and program development and management to a team of subject matter experts and specialized consultants in cyber defense operations in providing the capability for centralized collection and monitoring of all IT security events on the Department's network infrastructures. Detects and responds to IT security incidents on a 7x24 basis. Identifies and maintains automated tools and techniques to adequately monitor for situational awareness of the Department's networks and identifies pro-active measures to defend against further incidents.

-The incumbent serves as the primary individual for the Department in coordination with the components, with law enforcement, and DHS on cyber incidents. Provides direction to system owners and management and recommends actions to be taken during incidents. In addition, the incumbent provides high level technical advice and counsel to the Department CIO, CISO and other components personnel on matters relating to current and emerging cyber threats, trends, and vulnerabilities.

-Provides authoritative advice and guidance to agency program managers and CIOs. Serves as a senior expert and program manager to top agency management officials to advice on the current cyber threats impacting Department systems and identifies systems that have been compromised and provides immediate recommendations to limit exposure and return the system back to operations. Advises other IT experts throughout the Department on a variety of situations and issues impacting IT security operations by applying or adapting new theories, concepts, standards, and/or practices resulting from the incumbent's leadership.

-Formulates agency-level IT security initiatives in response to emerging cyber threats. Plans and coordinates agency-wide adherence to security operations and monitoring of Department networks. Serves as a senior agency advisor on various programs and events related to cyber security. Counsels appropriate management staff and officials within the agency on matters related to cyber security operations. Advises on the appropriate methods and techniques to use in order to achieve program goals and objectives.


Conditions of Employment

Conditions of Employment:
  • You must be a United States Citizen or National.
  • Veterans' preference is not applicable to the Senior Executive Service.
  • Selective Service registration is required for males born on, or after, December 31st, 1959. Those not registered should have an approved exemption on file.
  • You will be required to complete a pre-employment security investigation and background check for the security level designated for this position.
  • You will be required to undergo a drug screening and obtain favorable results prior to being appointed.
  • You may be subject to a one-year probationary period effective from the date in which you are appointed.
  • This position requires you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) upon entry, and annually thereafter in accordance with DOJ and Federal ethics guidelines.
  • You must meet all minimum qualifications to be deemed eligible. Only experience obtained by closing date of this announcement will be considered.
  • As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Mandatory Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications.

    Note regarding COVID-19: To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.


    The application process used to recruit for this position is RESUME-ONLY. The applicant must address the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) within their resume. Your responses to the MTQs should be addressed/embedded within your resume not to exceed seven (7) pages.

    We recommend that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions. You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required of the position and on the extent your application demonstrates that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the Deputy Director Cyber Security Staff-Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (Dep CISO). Please be sure to give concrete examples of your experience and demonstrate the complexity of the knowledge you possess.

    MTQ 1 : Demonstrated experience and in-depth knowledge of telecommunications systems, enterprise networks, cloud solutions, and security architecture, as well as enterprise risk management and compliance with all relevant cybersecurity regulations and law.

    MTQ 2 : Demonstrated experience and expert knowledge of operating a 24x7 cybersecurity operations center, to include responding to suspected, attempted, or confirmed intrusions against a corporate or government network, and handling of mitigation and remediation.

    Additionally, your demonstrated leadership ability and the evidence of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) must be clearly shown in your resume. A separate narrative statement will not be accepted.

    Note: Applicants who have completed the SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) and have had their ECQs certified by OPM must provide a copy of their certificate as part of their application. Candidates must still satisfy the MTQs of the position.

    ECQ1 - LEADING CHANGE. This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

    ECQ2 - LEADING PEOPLE. This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

    ECQ3 - RESULTS DRIVEN. This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

    ECQ4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN. This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

    ECQ5 - BUILDING COALITIONS. This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

    Please refer to OPM's Guide to the Senior Executive Service Qualifications for more detailed information. . Copies of the Office of Personnel Management's "Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications" may be obtained via the Internet at .

    **Please be advised for individuals entering the Senior Executive Service for the first time, you will not have to submit a separate ECQ narrative at this phase in the application process. If you are selected for the position once the Executive Review Board (ERB) and Interviews have concluded, then you will need to provide the separate ECQs not-to-exceed 10 pages per the OPM requirements for Case Documentation under Criterion A-Resume Based Qualifications Review Board (QRB) submission. **


    There are no educational requirements for this position as outlined by OPM for the 2210 occupational series at the SES level, however, Highly qualified candidates may possess education/training in computer security and informational sciences and management.

    Additional information

    DIVERSITY STATEMENT: As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.

    EEO Policy Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. The complete DOJ EEO Statement/Policy is found at: .

    Reasonable Accommodation
    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Legal and Regulatory Guidance
    • Social Security Number - Your Social Security Number may be requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you.
    • Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.
    • Signature - Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.
    • False Statements - If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.
    • Selective Service - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.