Executive Director, Cybersecurity Operations and Policy

Ashburn, Virginia
Jan 20, 2022
Jan 25, 2022
Executive, Director
Full Time

As Executive Director, Cybersecurity Operations and Policy, you will oversee the development and implementation of security strategies, policies, and procedures for information technology at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

You will:
  • Oversee security operations and provide oversight and governance of security authorization processes, assuring compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act;
  • Oversee the CBP Security Operations Center, which is responsible for managing security information and event management systems that aggregate and correlate data from security feeds;
  • Provide expert guidance on Insider Threat, formulating strategies and proposing solutions to mitigate the risks to CBP's information assets:
  • Maintain an information systems security program that assesses security risk vulnerabilities and implements policies and procedures to proactively mitigate those risks and responsibilities;
  • Implement information systems security and policy, promote Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Sensitive Systems Policy Directives, and oversee the CBP Security and Accreditation Program for CBP information Systems; and
  • Oversee the evaluation of advances in security technology and methods for application within the Office of Information and Technology.


Conditions of Employment

Position Designation: This position is designated as Career Reserved.

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

Selective Service: If you are a male and are hired, and if you were born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

Drug Testing: This position has been identified as a Testing Designated Position under the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Drug-Free Workplace Program. Satisfactory completion of the drug test is a condition of placement and/or employment in the position and the incumbent(s) of this position is thereafter subject to Random Drug Testing.


Executive Core and Technical Qualification Requirements:

You must show in your résumé that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) that apply to the SES, and the Technical Qualification listed below.

Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/ We recommend that your résumé emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions.

Executive Core Qualifications - Mandatory

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE : The 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.

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE : 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.

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN : 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.

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN : The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS : 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.

Technical Qualifications - Mandatory

Expert knowledge of, and experience overseeing, network security systems and cybersecurity technologies and programs for a large, geographically dispersed organization.

Additional information

Relocation Bonus: CBP may authorize a relocation bonus (not to exceed 25% of basic pay) for an eligible selectee. A service agreement is required.

Relocation Expenses: We may choose to pay your relocation expenses in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations.

Travel: Overnight travel may be required on a regular and recurring basis.

Telework eligible: Yes, based on agency policy.

Leave: You will earn 26 vacation days and 13 days of sick leave per year. In addition, the Government observes 10 regular paid holidays each year.

Background Investigation: This position is a sensitive position and the tentative selectee must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation as a condition of placement/ retention in the position. A Top Secret security clearance will be required upon appointment.

Note: The Federal Government does not deny employment to individuals who are currently or who have been unemployed, nor does it deny employment to individuals who have had financial difficulties through no fault of their own.

Our Benefits Package: You will be eligible for performance bonuses of 5 to 20 percent of base pay for superior accomplishments. You will be covered by a defined benefit, contributory Federal retirement system. You may participate in a retirement savings investment plan that offers before-tax savings and tax-deferred investment earnings. You may select one of a variety of health plans and options under the Government's Federal Employees' Health Benefits program and you may participate in the Federal Employees' Group Life and Long Term Care Insurance Programs. You can review our benefits here .