There are a variety of Cybersecurity Risk Management and Compliance opportunities across the Department, including supporting several specialized programs at the DHS Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans (PLCY), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), DHS Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
As an employee in the Development Track, you will continually and proactively participate in learning activities to enhance and apply your developing expertise in the technical capability of Cybersecurity Risk Management and Compliance to perform a range of routine tasks, including:
- Applying intermediate-level technical expertise to perform progressively difficult evaluation, documentation, validation, assessment, and authorization processes necessary to ensure that existing and new information technology systems meet the Department's cybersecurity and risk requirements, providing decision makers with the knowledge to make well-informed risk decisions.
- Proactively considering risk assumptions and organizational tolerance for risk to inform strategic decision making.
- Routinely monitoring adverse impacts or consequences to DHS and customizing communications to present recommendations to stakeholders for managing risk to DHS mission, function, image, reputation, assets, individuals, and/or organizations.
- Researching recommendations and potential solutions to inform policy decisions for determining adverse impact or consequences to the organization to guide and inform subsequent risk management processes and tasks.
- Proactively seeking opportunities to collaborate with and assist others within or across multiple organizations to identify, select, tailor, implement, document, and assess the security and privacy controls necessary to protect a system and/or the organization commensurate with the risk to organizational operations and assets.
- Learning and supporting routine treatment of risk, compliance, and assurance from internal and external perspectives, reporting on the security state of systems to appropriate organizational stakeholders.
- Working with HQ and/or Component experts to monitor and maintain ongoing situational awareness about the security and privacy posture of systems and/or the organization in support of risk management decisions.
- Proactively performing routine risk assessment and compliance activities to determine levels of risk, tolerance for policy, and determine policy impact on strategy.
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen or national.
- You must be 18 years of age.
- Must be registered for the Selective Service (if you are a male).
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Security clearance levels may vary.
- Must be able to submit to a drug test and receive a negative result.
- Must be able to comply with ethics and standards of conduct requirements, including completing any applicable financial disclosure.
- May be required to serve a 3 year probationary period.
- While many of these positions are considered telework eligible, some individuals must live within 2 hrs driving distance to a DHS SCIF in either Chandler, AZ; Stennis, MS; Idaho Falls, ID; Arlington, VA; Pensacola, FL; Springfield, VA or D.C.
- Remote work may be available for some positions.
This position is in the Developmental Track at the Associate Cybersecurity Specialist career level. At this level, individuals generally:
- Have 2+ years of cybersecurity work experience.
- Can serve as a cybersecurity professional with some experience who applies still-burgeoning technical expertise to perform routine work with significant supervision and clear guidance.
DHS Cybersecurity Service employees with a technical capability in Cybersecurity Risk Management and Compliance will generally:
- Oversee, evaluate, and support the documentation, validation, assessment, and authorization processes necessary to ensure that existing and new information technology systems meet the Department's cybersecurity and risk requirements, and provide decision makers with the knowledge to make well-informed risk decisions.
- Ensure that strategic considerations drive investment and operational decisions with regard to managing risk to organizational operations (including mission, function, image and reputation), organizational assets, individuals, other organizations (collaborating or partnering with federal agencies and contractors) and the nation.
- Understand and utilize the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) series of documents.
This position is focused on Cybersecurity Risk Management and Compliance.
DHS Cybersecurity Service jobs are structured cybersecurity specializations - called technical capabilities. To learn more about technical capabilities, visit our application portal.
Degrees are not required for jobs in the DHS Cybersecurity Service, but DHS is interested in your level of education and the topics you studied. As you submit initial application information, you will be asked questions about your education.
- Salary: $91500 - $100000
- Citizenship: Not Provided
- Incentives: Not Provided
- Education: Not Provided
- Travel: Not Provided
- Telework: Not Provided