Supervisory IT Cybersecurity Specialist (Chief Information Security Officer)

Falls Church, Virginia
Oct 20, 2021
Oct 27, 2021
Executive, Chief, IT
Full Time


This position is located in the Office of Information Technology (OIT), Executive Office for Immigration Review, U. S. Department of Justice.

This is a Competitive Service position; additional positions may be filled from this announcement within 90 days of certificate issuance.
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The Supervisory, Information Technology Cybersecurity Specialist (Supv. ITCYBER) serves as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) within OIT. The position is accountable for directing program operations and staff in establishing and maintaining the enterprise vision and strategy to ensure information assets and technologies are adequately protected.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • Serving as a senior management official in cyberspace strategic planning and operations guidance.
  • Planning, directing and supervising the design, formulation, and establishment of policies, procedures, standards and systems regarding IT security, cybersecurity, and access to IT systems.
  • Creating and managing a set of controls in compliance with the National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework and consistent with applicable statutory authority, including the Clinger-Cohen Act and Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA). Resolves complex problems involving the interpretation of broad policy, laws, and regulations.
  • Researching new and emerging developments and trends in information technology and cyber security; analyzes and evaluates the applicability of such developments to OIT operations and programs, and ensures that OIT fully exploit such technology to protect against intrusion and interruption.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • You must complete a background investigation, credit check, and drug test.
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
  • Probationary period will apply.
  • Will be required to file a Financial Disclosure.
  • Salary payments must be by direct deposit to a financial institution.
  • Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (see Additional Information section)


In order to qualify for the Supervisory IT Cybersecurity Specialist (Chief Information Security Officer) position, you must meet the following minimum qualifications:


Experience Requirements:
You must have IT-related experience in each of the following four competencies listed below which must be supported by the information contained in your resume and other application materials.
  • Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
  • Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.
  • Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one or more full-time years (12-months) of specialized work experience, equivalent to at least the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service, performing the following duties:
  • Providing guidance and technical assistance to managers and staff on IT security, cybersecurity, and access to IT systems;
  • Resolving complex problems involving the interpretation of broad policy, laws, and regulations pertaining to IT security and cybersecurity; and
  • Providing technical direction to managers and staff for the execution of security programs, policies, procedures, laws and regulations for an organization.
  • (Your resume must CLEARLY demonstrate this experience)

    Note, if your qualifying experience is from federal employment, please provide your SF-50 showing the highest grade level held in the federal service.

    Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

    For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here .


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    Conditions of Employment: Only U.S. Citizens or Nationals are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Dual citizens of the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All DOJ applicants, both U.S. citizens and non-citizens, whose job location is with the U.S., must meet the residency requirement. For a total of three (not necessarily consecutive years) of the five years immediately prior to applying for a position, the applicant must have: 1) resided in the U.S., 2) worked for the U.S. overseas in a Federal or military capacity; or 3) been a dependent of a Federal or military employee serving oversees.

    Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): To be qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and must submit proof of eligibility for the special selection priority. Additional information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility can be found by clicking here .

    Veteran's Preference does not apply when selecting individuals under a Direct-Hire Authority (DHA). When agencies select individuals under DHA, the law allows agencies to hire them without regard to sections 5 U.S.C. 3309-3318, which eliminates the requirement for applying veterans preference. Qualified candidates with veterans' preference can be selected as they are found, just as any qualified non-preference eligible candidate would be.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

    COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement and Additional Information: As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

    Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement once determined by your component. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.

    Your application package will be evaluated under a Direct-Hire Authority (DHA). DHA enables an agency to hire, after public notice is given, any qualified applicant without regard to 5 U.S.C 3309-3318, 5 CFR part 211, or 5 CFR part 337, subpart A. A DHA expedites hiring by eliminating competitive rating and ranking, veterans' preference, and "rule of three" procedures. DHA must comply with public notice requirements under 5 U.S.C. 3327 and 3330, career transition requirements (CTAP/ICTAP) under 5 CFR part 330, and basic qualification requirements for the position under 5 CFR part 338. For more information about Direct-Hire Authority, please visit:

    NOTE : In order to be rated as meeting the minimum qualifications, we must be able to determine from your application package that you have the education and/or specialized experience that is required. Applicants who have qualifying experience performed on less than a full-time basis must specify the percentage and length of time spent in performance of such duties. Your resume MUST contain your full name, some form of contact information (phone number, email address and/or living address), and the following employment information:
    • Employer name and location for each position held.
    • From and to dates (MM/YY-MM/YY or from MM/YY to "present") for each position held. The month and year is required to fully credit your time.
    • For part-time positions, please include number of hours worked per week, positions that do not include this information will be assumed as full-time (40 hours a week).
    • Grade/levels held for each federal position. (Ex. GS-11; IR-06; FV-G; etc.)
    • Detailed descriptions of experience under each position held. (Applicants must provide specific supporting examples to show that they meet the qualifications of the position shown in the announcement.)
    • Any submitted documents not required or requested for this vacancy will not be considered (i.e. training certificates, case filings, letter of recommendations, etc.).


    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    High Risk (HR)

    Trust determination process
    Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness , National security

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package by the closing date of this announcement, which includes:
    1. Your Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional (Please see the How You Will Be Evaluated section)
    2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
    3. Other Supporting Documents, if applicable to you.
    • CTAP/ICTAP documents
    • If your qualifying experience is from federal employment, please provide your SF-50 showing the highest grade level held in the federal service.
    • Any other supporting documentation required for verification as described in the announcement.
    Note: Multiple selections may be made from this announcement. Salaries above are an approximation.

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