Director, Information Assurance Services and Chief Information Security Officer
This position serves as the Director, Information Assurance Services (IAS) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and principal advisor to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) and has full responsibility for managing Information Assurance Services operations to ensure that the confidentiality/privacy, integrity, and availability of the Department's information and information resources.
The Director is responsible for ensuring the compliance and implementation of the Federal Information Security Management Act and E-Government Act, as prescribed by Congress, Office of Management and Budget, General Services Administration, and Department of Education. The Director is the recognized Departmental expert and authority on policies, procedures, guidance and technologies impacting the Department's cyber-security program.
Persons selected for initial appointment to the Career Senior Executive Service must have their Executive Core Qualifications certified by an Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board prior to appointment and will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
Note: This announcement has been amended to update the security clearance level; applicants will not need to reapply to be considered.
- Occasional Travel
- Position may require some travel (25% or less).
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): Unless you are currently under a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program approved by OPM, you must submit written statements (narrative format) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as 'ineligible.' You must limit your narrative to two (2) pages per ECQ. When uploading your ECQs, choose the Supporting Document Type called ECQ.
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 in this ECQ is 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 in 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 in 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.
To view additional information on the proper preparation of Executive Core Qualification statements available on the Office of Personnel Management's website please click here.
MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualification. You must address each technical qualification separately. You must limit your narratives to two (2) pages per technical qualification. When uploading your MTQs, choose the supporting Document Type called MTQ.
MTQ 1: Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing IT priorities and policies for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of Information Assurance Operations.This experience would involve the use of strategic planning and implementation for all aspects of cyber, telecommunications, and information security oversight.
MTQ 2: Demonstrated experience in Information Security and vulnerability management that emphasizes building an efficient and cost effective vulnerability prevention, threat identification response, and risk management program.
When responding to the MTQs and ECQs, you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the ECQs and MTQs.
Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope, and complexity of the programs managed and program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts.
Applicants who use "see resume" as a response WILL NOT receive consideration for the position.