Cyber Policy Analyst

Washington, D.C
Nov 25, 2021
Dec 03, 2021
Full Time

The incumbent will perform as a Policy Analyst and directly support significant national level cyber and emerging technology policy portfolios.

You will be primarily responsible for supporting senior DHS and CIRR leadership on matters pertaining to emerging technology-related policy. Your typical work assignments may include:

Coordinate Departmental policy positions across Components, including soliciting, compiling, and adjudicating Component inputs.

Develop briefing materials for, and participate in, internal Departmental meetings on emerging technology policy topics as well as National Security Council (NSC) meetings.

Identify and assess policy gaps across the Department

Support the development of long-range strategies, priorities and planning guidance on identified emerging technology topics

Review, research, and provide input on new and proposed legislation, regulation, and other relevant source materials to develop policy options and/or coordinate activities with other stakeholders to implement actions across an organization's enterprise.

Represent the office during OIG, GAO, and other audit and review processes, provide technical review and clearance on draft congressional responses, testimonies, and other miscellaneous tasks

Represent DHS policy positions in interagency and other working groups to other departments and agencies, foreign, state and local governments, the private sector, and academia through clear and concise written and oral analysis, recommendations, and evaluations.

Experience in one or more of the following topic areas is preferred but not required:

International engagement, congressional affairs, data security and privacy, enterprise cybersecurity


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a current permanent Federal employee
  • Must have supervisory approval to apply to the Joint Duty Assignment. DHS 250-2 Application Form under "required documents" section.
  • Must NOT have any pending/outstanding disciplinary actions
  • Must have achieved a minimum of "meet expectations/proficiency" on latest performance appraisal/evaluation
  • Must be currently at the grade level of the detail. *No Temporary Promotion Opportunity*
  • The program does not apply to members of the Military service or contractors.


Qualifications required:

1) Support the development and implementation of cybersecurity, technology, infrastructure, or risk policies and/or other related legislative and policy initiatives;
2) Use qualitative/quantitative methods to assess and support work that assist in determining improvements to cybersecurity, technology, infrastructure, resilience, or risk policy programs;
3) Assist with identifying, evaluating, and recommending implementation of policies;
4) Research cyber- related strategic goals and key program events/milestones to evaluate program accomplishments; and
5) Communicate orally and in writing to prepare complex reports, directives, position papers, policies, and to solicit/present information.

Please read the following important information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application:
It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant experience as it relates to this Joint Duty assignment opportunity announcement.

Be clear and specific when describing your work history since human resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will be rated based on your resume.

Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
  • Job Title (Include series and grade of Federal Job)
  • Duties (Be specific in describing your duties)
  • Name of Federal agency
  • Supervisor name, email, and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)

  • Education

    EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: There is no educational substitution for this position.

    Additional information

    **DHS does not offer any additional benefits beyond that which the Federal employee is already receiving.

    If the position requires a security clearance, employees must have a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance to placement AND must maintain that level of clearance while performing in the position.

    Selected applicants for a JDA are requested to fulfill the items below during the JDA:
  • Complete the DHS Training Course 15 days prior to the arrival to the JDA.
  • Complete the DHS Joint Duty Assignment Progress Plan to include:
    • Phase 1: Establish assignment objectives within the first 30 days of the JDA.
    • Phase 2: Complete a self-assessment of the duties performed at the mid-point of the JDA.
    • Phase 3: Complete a final review within the last 30 days of the JDA.
  • Complete 12 hours of professional development using Skillsoft courses, videos, and books in conjunction with the established assignment objectives for the JDA.
  • Attend each of the DHS Joint Duty Program Director's quarterly webinars (1 hour per quarter).

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