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  • Cybersecurity Engineering - Technical United States
  • DHS Headquarters in United States, , United States
  • jobs
  • 1 month ago

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Summary The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is recruiting professionals to support a range of technical roles in Cybersecurity Engineering, including. Cybersecurity Engineer, Information Security Analyst, Network Engineer, and Lead Software Developer. All positions are in the DHS Cybersecurity Service. Responsibilities DHS Cybersecurity Service (DHS-CS) uses a multi-phase assessment process to qualify applicants seeking employment through the DHS-CS. Given the ever-advancing nature of cybersecurity and the ongoing need for cybersecurity talent, DHS-CS uses "Talent Pools" to pull qualified applicants (i.e., individuals who have successfully completed the multi-phase assessment process for their capability and career track/level) for consideration for these jobs. This announcement is being used to fill the Cybersecurity Engineering Talent Pool. By applying to this job announcement, you are opting to be part of the DHS-CS Talent Pool for ongoing consideration for employment for... relevant open jobs and will remain eligible for consideration for up to one year from the date of completion. There are a variety of Cybersecurity Engineering opportunities across the Department, including supporting several specialized programs at the DHS Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans (PLCY), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), DHS Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Depending on your career level and role, DHS Cybersecurity Service employees in the Technical Career Track, with a technical capability in Cybersecurity Engineering, will generally apply their expertise to perform a range of tasks, including: Conducting software, hardware, and systems engineering to develop new and refine/enhance existing technical capabilities, ensuring full integration with security objectives, principles, and processes Identifying and recommending methods for incorporating promising technologies to meet organizational cybersecurity requirements based on their ability to stay current on emerging technologies, and their applications to current and emerging business processes (e.g., cloud, mobile) Building practical solutions in full consideration of lifecycle of costs, acquisitions, program and projects, management, and budget Identifying engineering requirements for, and ensuring interoperability of, internal and external systems Assisting DHS leaders with decision-making and actions related to design and implementation of cybersecurity Researching and evaluating current technologies to understand capabilities of required systems or networks and provide system security consultation and engineering to business owners, system owners, and developers Maintaining security process coordination within the Department's lifecycle management and governance processes Applying cybersecurity functions (e.g., encryption, access control, and identity management) to reduce exploitation opportunities Coordinating with systems architects and developers, as needed, to provide oversight in the development of design solutions, system security controls, and countermeasures (including designing and developing new cybersecurity tools/technologies) Conducting risk analyses, feasibility studies, and/or trade-off analyses to develop, document, and refine functional requirements and specifications and develop and maintain technical security configuration baselines Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications DHS plans to hire for Cybersecurity Engineering professionals in the Technical Track across a range of career levels. These DHS Cybersecurity Service employees will start at specific career levels and salaries matching their experience and expertise and may progress to higher salaries and/or career levels over time. Employees in this career track generally: Have between 5-15 years of cybersecurity work experience Range from experienced cybersecurity professionals who apply technical expertise and independent judgement to perform cybersecurity work - to - recognized Federal cybersecurity technical authorities with uncommon technical expertise who advise on cybersecurity challenges impacting DHS and the Nation DHS Cybersecurity Service employees with a technical capability in Cybersecurity Engineering will generally apply their expertise to: Conduct software, hardware, and systems engineering to develop new and refine/enhance existing technical capabilities, ensuring full integration with security objectives, principles, and processes Build practical solutions in full consideration of lifecycle of costs, acquisitions, program and projects, management, and budget Identify engineering requirements for, and ensure interoperability of, internal and external systems Demonstrate strategic risk understanding, considering impact of security breaches or vulnerabilities in every aspect of the engineering process. Stay current on emerging technologies, and their applications to current and emerging business processes (e.g., cloud, mobile) to identify and recommend methods for incorporating promising technologies to meet organizational cybersecurity requirements. DHS Cybersecurity Service employees start at career levels and salaries matching their experience and expertise. In recruiting for this opportunity, DHS may hire employees at higher or lower career levels and associated salaries. To learn more about DHS Cybersecurity Service career tracks and levels, visit our application portal. This position is focused on Cybersecurity Engineering. DHS Cybersecurity Service jobs are structured cybersecurity specializations - called technical capabilities. To learn more about technical capabilities, visit our application portal. Education 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. Additional Information Salary: Listed salary ranges reflects typical starting salaries available to employees in most of the United States across applicable career levels. Within the provided range, average salaries vary for each career level. Senior Cybersecurity Specialist: $104,000 - $133,500 Staff Cybersecurity Specialist: $126,500 - $159,500 Principal Cybersecurity Specialist: $150,800 - $188,000 Senior Principal Cybersecurity Specialist: $166,400 - $207,500 In some geographic areas, average starting salaries will be higher because of a local cybersecurity labor market supplement (e.g., metro Washington, D.C. +10%). Actual salaries of individual employees may be higher or lower than provided figures. For an overview of the salaries available in the DHS Cybersecurity Service, visit Resources. Benefits: DHS Cybersecurity Service employees receive a range of federal employment benefits designed to support their professional and personal lives. To learn more about benefits, visit our application portal. More information about the specific benefits available to you will be provided as you progress through the application process. Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires each and every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation for a security clearance as a condition of placement in this position. This review includes financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. Pursuant to Executive Order 12564 and DHS policy, DHS is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace and, therefore, conducts random and other drug testing of its employees in order to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. Headquarters personnel in safety- or security-sensitive positions are subject to random drug testing and all applicants tentatively selected for employment at DHS Headquarters are subject to drug testing resulting in a negative test result
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