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Dice is the leading career destination for tech experts at every stage of their careers. Our client, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, is seeking the following. Apply via Dice today!


Who May Be Considered:
• Internal to an agency - Current Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Federal civilian employees
• Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)

View common definitions of terms found in this announcement.

Learn more about this agency


Accepting applications

Open & closing dates

07/08/2024 to 07/12/2024

This job will close when we have received 100 applications which may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more


$117,962 - $153,354 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 13


1 vacancy in the following location:
• Arlington, VA
• Remote job No

Telework eligible

Yes-as determined by the agency policy.

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Appointment type


Work schedule




Promotion potential


Job family (Series)

0080 Security Administration

Supervisory status


Security clearance

Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test


Position sensitivity and risk

Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

Trust determination process


Announcement number


Control number


This job is open to

Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.

Internal to an agency

Current federal employees of this agency.

Clarification from the agency

Current Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) competitive service Federal employees with career or career-conditional tenure and CTAP eligibles. You MUST submit a SF-50 that shows you are currently working for CISA with a career/career-conditional status in the competitive service and that you meet time-in-grade requirements.



Typical work assignments include:
• Implement programs vital to the personnel security program (continuous evaluation, quality assurance, industrial security, reinvestigations, and security awareness).
• Formulate and recommend personnel security requirements, processes, and procedures.
• Provide authoritative information and assistance to agency officials by advising on personnel security policies and related matters.
• The incumbent develops plans for accomplishment of assigned functions to meet priorities, deadlines, and production goals.
• As the senior personnel security specialist, responsible for making final determination of work produced by the other specialists; gauges work performed sets standards; directs self-assessments; performs internal reviews; and schedules and tracks implementation milestones to increase efficiency and effectiveness of the Personnel Security Team.
• Make recommendations to supervisor on distributing and balancing workload and tasks among employees in accordance with established workflow, skill level and/or occupational specialization; recommending adjustments to accomplish the workload in accordance with established priorities to ensure timely accomplishment of assigned team tasks.
• Serve as coach, facilitator, and/or negotiator in coordinating team initiatives and in consensus building activities among team members.
• Estimate and report to the team on progress in meeting established milestones and deadlines for completion of assignments, project and tasks, and ensure that all team members are aware of and participate in planning for achievement of team goals and objectives.
• Contact or issue written correspondence with individuals, outside entities or other government agencies for additional information.
• Represent the organization in personnel security matters.
• Consults with investigating and adjudicating components of agencies such as OPM, DHS, FBI, CIA, NSA, etc. to remain up-to-date and proficient in the knowledge of investigative procedures.
• Incumbent articulates and communicates to the team the assignments, projects, problems to be solved actionable events, milestones, and/or program issues under review and deadlines and time frames for completion.
• The incumbent is required to attend meetings and lead task forces that frequently involve high level briefings and/or review of TS materials.


Conditions of Employment
• Complete the initial online assessment and USA Hire Assessment, if required.
• Selective Service - Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service see ;/li>
• All Federal employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.
• DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.
• You must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance suitable for Federal employment as determined by a background investigation. This may include a credit check, a review of financial issues, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.
• Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements.
• You will continue to serve the remainder of the one-year probationary period, if required.
• This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, and acts of terrorism or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations (5 U.S.C. 7501-7533 and 5 CFR Part 752, as applicable).
• This position has been identified as a drug testing designated position (TDP) for purposes of the CISA's Drug-Free Workplace Program. All applicants tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to a drug test to screen for illicit/illegal drug use prior to receiving a final offer of employment. A final offer of employment is contingent upon a negative drug test result. After appointment, you may be subject to periodic random drug testing.
• You are required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, (5CFR Part 2634, Subpart I USOGE, 6/08). Executive Branch Personnel Confidential Financial Disclosure Report upon entering the position, as well as annually.


To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you have the required experience for the respective grade level in which you are applying.

You qualify for the GS-13 grade level, if you have:

EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-12 grade level (or equivalent) performing the following duties:
• Utilizing security concepts, principles, and practices to review, independently analyze and resolve difficult and complex security problems; and
• Communicating orally and in writing, clearly, concisely, and accurately to a large range of audiences; and
• Developing guidance for applying security policy, procedures, techniques, and methods to a variety of work situations; and
• Utilizing automated systems to access, enter, or retrieve confidential employee information (i.e. ISMS, DISS, NP2, CVS, TECS, CVAS, and/or Rap Back)

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Time-in-Grade Requirements: Under competitive merit promotion procedures, any individual who is currently holding, or who has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under a non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet "time-in-grade" requirements (have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade of the grade for which you are applying).

Time After Competitive Appointment: By the closing date specified in this job announcement, current Federal civilian employees must wait at least 90 days after their latest non-temporary appointment from a competitive service referral certificate before promotion, transfer, reinstatement, reassignment, or detail.

All qualification requirements, including Time-in-Grade, must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification AND Time-in-Grade claims will be subject to verification.


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone-- no substitution of education for experience is permitted .

Additional Information
• Other incentives may be authorized.
• If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you may be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.
• This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
• This position has been designated exlcuded from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 U.S.C. 7112(B)(6).

Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a RA in your online application. Requests for RA for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for RA must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for RA are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, based on your adjudication decision. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a RA, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here: _Accommodations_for_USA_Hire

Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated based on how well you meet the qualifications listed in this vacancy announcement. Your qualifications will be evaluated based on your application materials (e.g., resume, supporting documents), your responses on the application questionnaire, and your responses to all assessments required for this position. You will be assessed on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics):
• Accountability
• Attention to Detail
• Customer Service
• Decision Making
• Flexibility
• Influencing/Negotiating
• Integrity/Honesty
• Interpersonal Skills
• Learning
• Oral Communication
• Reading Comprehension
• Reasoning
• Security
• Self-Management
• Stress Tolerance
• Teamwork
• Technical Competence

Overstating your qualifications and/or experience in your application materials or application questionnaire may result in your removal from consideration. Cheating on an assessment may also result in your removal from consideration.

For Competitive Merit Promotion Applicants: The highest rated candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.

For Non-competitive Appointment Eligibles: All qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.

Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) Eligibles: This program applies to Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed, or employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet eligibility criteria for CTAP; 2) be rated in the well-qualified category for this vacancy with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP eligibility. For information on eligibility criteria and required documentation, go to: Career Transition (opm.gov)

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A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

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Arlington VA United States


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