Information Technology Specialist Job

Vacancy No. DE-10148337-18-PA Department National Protection and Programs Directorate
Salary $73,375.00 to $126,062.00 Grade 12 to 13
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 3/14/2018 Close Date 6/15/2018
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Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 03/14/2018 to 06/15/2018

  • Salary

    $73,375 to $126,062 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 12 - 13

  • Work schedule


  • Appointment type



few vacancies in the following locations:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


This job is open to

Clarification from the agency

All U.S. Citizens

Announcement number


Control number


  • Duties



    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

    The National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) leads the national effort to protect and enhance the resilience of the nation's physical and cyber infrastructure. Learn more about NPPD.

    Are you interested in a job protecting our Nation against cyber threats? Then consider joining the Network Security Deployment (NSD) Division in the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD).
    NPPD leads the national effort to protect and enhance the resilience of the Nation's physical and cyber infrastructure. Within NPPD, CS&C is responsible for helping the civilian government and the private sector better manage their cybersecurity and communications risk.

    At CS&C, we help our government and private sector customers by responding to incidents, sharing information, developing and promulgating best practices, and increasing our Nation's cyber security capacity. Every day, CS&C employees make a difference as they enhance the security, resilience, and reliability of our Nation's critical networks and address threats to our public health and safety, economy, and national security.

    Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for
    similar positions. Certificates may be shared; the TS/SCI required may change, you must be able to obtain and hold a Secret clearance.

    Relocation expenses are not authorized. Other recruitment incentives may be authorized.

    This announcement is issued under the Direct Hire Authority (DHA) to recruit for positions for which there is a critical hiring need. Selectee(s) will receive a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service and may be required to serve a one year probationary period.

    Learn more about this agency


    Who May be Considered:U.S. Citizens
    View common definitions of terms found in this announcement.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.

    More than one selection may be made from this announcement.

    Appointments are subject to the availability of funds.

    This position is established under the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC). NCCIC is part of the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications under DHS's National Programs and Protection Directorate (NPPD). In this position, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

    • Implement security requirements such as those resulting from laws, regulations or Presidential
    • Integrate security programs across disciplines.
    • define the scope and level of detail for security plans and policies.
    • Assess new systems design methodologies to improve software quality; implementation activities.
    • Identifies need for changes based on new security technologies or threats.
    • Develops long-range plans for IT security systems that anticipate, identify, evaluate, mitigate, and minimize risks associated with lT systems vulnerabilities.
    • Reviews proposed new systems, networks, and software designs 'for potential security

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Requirements
  • Required Documents
  • Benefits
  • How to Apply
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Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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