Chief Information Security Officer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Apr 30, 2021
Closes
May 05, 2021
Function
Executive, Chief
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of the Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis within the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C.
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Responsibilities

Chief Information Security Officer, (SL) Position Description, Office of Intelligence and Analysis
The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is a Senior Leader (SL) position located within the Office of Intelligence and Analysis's Intelligence Enterprise Readiness, in the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). The CISO reports to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and is responsible for implementing DHS Intelligence Enterprise cybersecurity policies, standards and guidance and ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information technology (IT) systems, networks, and data in support of the Department's Intelligence mission. The CISO serves as the principal advisor to the CIO for the DHS Intelligence Enterprise information security program. The CISO is responsible for performing and supervising work associated with risk management, policy, compliance, and oversight in alignment with DHS and the Intelligence Community strategic direction. Through the planning, analysis, development, implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of information security programs, policies, procedures, and tools, the CISO provides the cybersecurity oversight for enterprise Information Technology (IT) services across the DHS Intelligence Enterprise.
  • Leads the statutory mandated Information Security Program under the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014.
  • Serves as the principal advisor to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) regarding development, publication, and implementation of Departmental information security policies, standards, and guidance, as well as coordination, integration, training, and enforcement of all aspects of the DHS Intelligence Enterprise information security program.
  • Ensures the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of sensitive information stored on and processed by the operational information technology systems that support the various classified mission elements of the DHS Intelligence Enterprise.
  • Develops, executes, and communicates the information security strategic plan; driving the implementation to include coordination across the DHS Intelligence Enterprise.
  • Utilizes a full range of strategic management and leadership skills to explain and present complex technical ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences at all levels in a persuasive and convincing manner.
  • Plans and implements Department-wide security enhancement initiatives; following all applicable laws, directives, policies, and directed actions for the DHS Intelligence Enterprise.
  • Exercises broad and deep IT knowledge coupled with knowledge of business activities, across the Department's Intelligence Enterprise, to best posture DHS IT Security for intelligence systems.
  • Assesses the impact of legislation and actively promotes compliance.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be U.S. citizen to be considered for this position.
  • A pre-employment drug test is required for this position.
  • You are required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.
  • You must complete a Financial Disclosure Statment, OGE 278.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain Top Secret security clearance.
  • One year probationary period is required, unless excepted by regulation.
  • No Relocation Authorized.


Qualifications

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualification. You must address each mandatory 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 managing the cybersecurity and information assurance program of complex information technology
systems.

MTQ 2: Demonstrated experience in evaluating and enhancing the IT security programs and implementing process improvements to better balance mission with security.

When responding to the MTQs, 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 Mandatory Technical Qualification. 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.

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date, 05/04/2021 of this announcement.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select "Employee Benefits." Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more. ( https://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2016/08/newly-established-leave-policy-gives-disabled-veterans-more-time-to-address-medical-issues-1/ )

Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) Expenses will not be paid.

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 Top Secret/SCI clearance as a condition of placement in this Special Sensitive 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.

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U. S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U. S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change

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.

The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans , Peace Corps / VISTA volunteers , and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applicants will be evaluated by a Qualifications Review Panel of senior officials. The panel will rate and rank applicants on the basis of the quality and extent of total accomplishments, experience and education. The executive panel will determine the degree to which candidates possess the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the mandatory technical requirements of the position. Among the factors the evaluation panel will consider in determining the applicant's relative capacity and fitness for the position are education, training, experience and demonstrated executive level qualifications. The Executive Panel will rate and rank your resume against each mandatory technical qualifications to determine the best qualified candidates. Candidates determined to be best qualified will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration for the position. To preview questions please https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11091435

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

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

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

  • Your resume
  • Your responses to the job questionnaire
  • Your responses to the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (2 page limit for each MTQ)
  • Are you a current or former federal employee? Must Submit: Your most recent SF-50 showing your current grade and tenure; (you may be removed from consideration if not submitted). An SF-50 showing highest (permanent) grade ever held, if different from your current grade. NOTE: Performance award, Realignment, and Detail SF-50s will not be accepted as proof of grade and tenure. With-in Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with dates that show proof of you holding the grade for at least a year) to support meeting time in grade requirements. (NOTE: You may need to submit more than one SF-50.)
  • If education is required: Submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable) or a list of coursework with hours completed. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. For example, specific courses accepted for college-level credit by an accredited U.S. college or university, or foreign education evaluated by an organization recognized for accreditation by the Department of Education as education equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. college or university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications for more information. If applicable.
  • Are you a veteran? Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 or other (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) and/or documentation of service connected disability. If applying based on eligibility under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit certification from the Armed Forces that you will be discharged or released from active duty within 120 days from the date on the certification. This must indicate your dates of service, your rank, and confirm that you will be separated under honorable conditions. View more veterans' information .
  • Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee? Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment: - Position title - Type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee) - Agency - Beginning and ending dates of appointment
  • Are you applying under special hiring authorities as a military spouse? Provide a copy of your: - Marriage certificate, and - Your spouse's PCS or A completed SF-15 with supporting documentation.
  • Are you applying under Schedule A hiring authority for persons with severe disabilities? Provide: Evidence of your intellectual disability, severe physical disability, or psychiatric disability obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefit.
  • You may be asked to provide a copy of your recent performance appraisal and/or incentive awards.
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