Director, National Infrastructure Coordinating Center

Arlington, Virginia
Jun 06, 2017
Jun 21, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

The National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) leads the national effort to protect and enhance the resilience of the nation's physical and cyber infrastructure. Learn more  NPPD.

This position serves as the Director, National Infrastructure Coordinating Center (NICC) and is located in the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The National Infrastructure Coordinating Center (NICC) is the dedicated 24/7 coordination and information sharing operations center that maintains situational awareness of the nation's critical infrastructure for the federal government. When an incident or event affecting critical infrastructure occurs and requires coordination between the Department of Homeland Security and the owners and operators of our nation's infrastructure, the NICC serves as that information sharing hub to support the security and resilience of these vital assets. The NICC is part of the National Protection and Programs Directorate Office of Infrastructure Protection and the DHS National Operations Center.

NICC functions include: (1) Situational awareness through the collection, maintenance, and sharing of information related to infrastructure threats; (2) Information sharing and dissemination throughout the critical infrastructure partnership network; and (3) Provision of information and recommendations necessary to support DHS leadership in decision making before, during and after an incident.

The incumbent must have an inter-agency understanding of the operational systems and capabilities of DHS; sector specific agencies; state, local, territorial and tribal partners; and owners and operators of critical infrastructure. The incumbent must be able to prioritize mission support functions and synchronize coordination and execution across the federal government and private sector to prevent or minimize disruptions to critical infrastructure.

  • 25% or Greater
  • 25% travel may be required.

  • Yes
  • Upon approval, relocation expenses may be authorized.

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain a Top Secret (SCI) clearance
  • Filing of OGE-278-Public Financial Disclosure
  • If selected, a one-year SES Probationary period may be required
  • 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 Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications listed below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector.

    To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Technical Qualifications (TQs) listed below:

    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.

    The application process used to recruit for this position is RESUME-ONLY. Although you should not address the ECQs or TQs separately, evidence of each must be clearly reflected in your resume.

    Any information in excess of 5 pages WILL NOT be considered.

    A sample 5-page resume that incorporates ECQs and TQs can be viewed on this link (indexed at page 29 - 37)

    Technical Qualification(s)-Mandatory

    TQ 1.  Demonstrated ability leading a diverse organization under time sensitive situations in an
    operational environment where information is imperfect, not timely, and decisions are required
    on compressed timelines.

    TQ 2.  Experience planning, coordinating, and leading infrastructure incident management/incident
    response drawing from broad knowledge of critical infrastructure policies, programs,
    regulations, and directives.

    TQ 3.  Demonstrated visionary leadership, supervisory and organizational skills.

    Executive Core Qualifications:

    ECQ 1 - 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.

    ECQ 2 - 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.

    ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

    ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

    ECQ 5 - 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.

    Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at

    Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance is required for this position.

    This position has been designated as SPECIAL-SENSITIVE and requires a security clearance at the TOP SECRET level with special access to secret compartmentalized information (SCI), as the individual will be required to access, process, use, and safeguard classified information.  The employee is required to obtain and maintain this clearance level and failure to do so may result in separation from federal service.

    Top Secret/SCI

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