Associate Director for Analysis

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington County, Virginia
Posted
Sep 19, 2020
Closes
Sep 27, 2020
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the National Risk Management Center (NRMC) within CISA. NRMC is the center for collaborative risk management and works closely with the critical infrastructure community to identify and analyze the most significant risks to our Nation, and strategically manage resiliency and security efforts to "Secure Tomorrow". NRMC is committed to working with the private sector, facility operators/owners, all levels of government, and the public to protect our way of life.
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Responsibilities

The Associate Director of the Analysis Division within the National Risk Management Center (NRMC). The NRMC is a planning, analysis and collaboration center focused on enhancing CISA's organizational approach to integrating risk management activities, performing joint strategic planning, and developing partnership solutions to protect critical infrastructure from systemic risks. The Associate Director of the Analysis will serve as a senior executive and identify opportunities for collaboration with public-private cyber and physical security partners to mitigate risk to National Critical Functions - those functions of government and the private sector so vital to the United States that their disruption, corruption, or dysfunction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof.

Specific responsibilities include:
  • Oversees the national effort to analyze critical infrastructure risk, including cyber threats to critical infrastructure
  • Responsible for leading efforts with national labs, FFRDCs, and academia to develop risk analysis models, tools and data to develop risk architecture for National Critical Functions
  • Regularly presents at national-level conferences at innovative approach to analyzing risk
  • Shepherds process to transition R&D methods into operational implementation related to CI risk analysis
  • Engages with business community to translate business concepts into national security risk analysis
  • Partners with senior executives at DOD and the IC to translate related capabilities into homeland security models
  • Oversees efforts to modernize outdated government models and technology to meet needs of existing risk environment
Advises the NRMC Assistant Director, Deputy Assistant Director, and CISA leadership on organizational decisions required for successful mission execution to include administration, management, and resource requests; Provides leadership and guidance for planning, allocating resources to, and developing long-range goals and milestones that support mission and strategic objectives; provides subject matter support ensuring plans and programs are budgeted for and are ready for implementation to support CISA goals and milestones; defines objectives and makes decisions that impact cost, supportability, and performance of the operations, systems, policies and personnel for NRMC; and directs program evaluations and reviews program activities to ensure policy compliance and agreement with administration and department goals and objectives.

Works with counterparts across DHS, the government and industry identifying information and capability; Represents the organization by speaking on behalf of the organization with public private partners and organizations, Congress, the White House, Government Accountability Office, Policy Coordinating Committees and working groups, external conferences, interagency meetings, and other forums, to include briefings and presentations; Works closely with CISA leadership to promote a coordinated cross-sector cybersecurity risk management approach across government and industry partners to combat threats.

Serves as one of CISA's Senior Executives identifying opportunities for collaboration of risk management activities across the Agency, DHS, other federal agencies, and industry - specifically leading initiatives based on the known cyber threats to critical infrastructure.

Provides oversight on the provision of analytical support for CISA and critical infrastructure partners, informing risk management decisions to better prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from a threat or incident; Develops, recommends, writes, markets and communicates security and resilience-focused analytic products to targeted audiences; Directs and ensures the accurate and efficient performance of tasks by subordinate staff. Performs the full range of administrative and technical supervisory functions, such as assigning and reviewing work, establishing performance standards and evaluating performance, resolving disciplinary problems, and providing leadership, direction and coaching.

Travel Required

75% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation. This may include a credit check, a review of financial issues, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.
  • Selective Service - males born after 12/31/59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service see http://www.sss.gov/
  • Filing of OGE 278 - Public Financial Disclosure.
  • You must be able to obtain and hold a obtain/maintain a Top Secret (SCI) clearance.
  • If selected, a one-year SES Probationary period may be required.
  • You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative test result prior to appointment to this position.
  • If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application.
  • DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify , including your rights and responsibilities.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized. Other recruitment incentives may be authorized.
  • All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.
  • This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, and acts of terrorism or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations (5 U.S.C. § 7501-7533 and 5 CFR Part 752, as applicable).


Qualifications

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

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) Guide To Senior Executive Service Qualifications

Technical Qualification(s) - Mandatory

TQ 1. Demonstrated success in building and sustaining partnerships and coordination mechanisms through team building efforts that show flexibility, adaptability, decisiveness, and the ability to foster cooperation through solid working relationships.

TQ 2. Demonstrated expertise in developing and conducting risk and decision analysis, including risk modeling and analysis, capability and capacity assessments, force planning, futures analysis, net assessment, game theory, war-gaming, options assessment, or similar processes in the context of developing risk and decision analysis.

Applicants currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM are not required to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs); but a narrative statement for each of the Technical Qualifications (TQs) must be completed.

Executive Core Qualifications:

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE:
You must have demonstrated an 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. Leadership Competencies: Creativity & Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision.

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: You must demonstrate 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. Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building.

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. Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility.

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This ECQ involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management.

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This ECQ 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. Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating.

FUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES: The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, Public Service Motivation.

Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at Senior Executive Service Executive Core Qualifications

Veteran's preference does not apply to the SES.

Probationary period: You will serve a one-year probationary period unless you previously completed the probationary period in the SES.

Education

There is no positive education requirement for this position.

Additional information

As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible executive leadership and supervisory experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications listed above.

The ideal candidate will have experience supervising employees through subordinate supervisors and have experience hiring, developing, and evaluating employees. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-14/15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector or non-governmental organizations.

Failure to meet this basic qualification requirement and all executive and technical qualification factors automatically disqualifies an applicant. Applicants who meet all the mandatory executive and technical qualifications will be evaluated by a panel of SES members to determine the degree to which they possess each of the listed qualifications.This evaluation will determine which applicants are best qualified. Total background, including experience, education, awards, self-development, and training will be reviewed.

This information will be obtained from the application package, including the required narrative statements for the technical and Executive Core Qualifications described in this vacancy. As such, your resume should demonstrate that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully fulfill responsibilities inherent in most SES positions such as:
  • Directing the work of an organizational unit;
  • Ensuring the success of one or more specific major programs or projects;
  • Monitoring progress toward strategic organizational goals, evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve performance; and
  • Supervising the work of employees; and exercising important policy-making, policy determining, or other executive functions.
  • If your resume does not include these basic qualifications, you will not be determined qualified for this position.
We recommend that your resume addressing the ECQs include examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize their level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs, activities, or services managed; program accomplishments; policy initiatives undertaken; level of contacts; the sensitivity and criticality of the issues addressed; and the results of actions taken.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments and experience. Your application will be evaluated by an internal rating and ranking panel. Highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. Unless you have already been previously certified by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB), your Executive Core Qualifications must be certified by an OPM-sponsored QRB prior to appointment.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

1. REQUIRED A 5-Page Resume - You must address all Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). Although you should not address the ECQs separately, evidence of each must be clearly reflected in your resume. Insufficient information will result in a not qualified rating. IF YOU EXCEED THESE LIMITS, YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. It is recommended that you include the following information:
  • Full name, mailing address, and day and evening telephone numbers
  • Educational information, including the name, city and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type and year of any degrees received
  • Information about your paid and nonpaid work experience related to this position including:
    • Job title (include series and grade if Federal job)
    • Duties and accomplishments
    • Employer's name and address
    • Supervisor's name and phone number
    • Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year)
    • Salary
    • Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor
    • Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments
OR

If you are a graduate of an approved SES Candidate Development Program, you must include a copy of the OPM certification of eligibility and a narrative statement addressing only the technical qualifications. Narrative statements must not exceed 3 pages for each individual technical qualification(s).

OR

If you are a current or former SES member, you must submit documentation of your SES status (i.e., SF-50 appointing you into the SES) and a narrative statement addressing onlythe technical qualifications. Narrative statements must not exceed 3 pages for each individual technical qualification(s).

This document MUST be submitted using "Qualifications" as Document Type.

2. REQUIRED If you are a current Federal employee, a copy of a recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that indicates Federal status, grade, tenure, and type of service. Please remove your social security number and date of birth.

The following categories of applicants MUST address the Technical Qualification factors. These Categories include:
  • Applicants who are currently serving under a SES career appointment (must provide a copy of Standard Form 50-Notification of Personnel Action that documents career appointment to the SES), or
  • Applicants who are eligible for reinstatement to the SES (must provide a copy of Standard Form 50-Notification of Personnel Action that documents career appointment to the SES), or
  • Applicants who are graduates of OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Programs (must provide proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification).

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