Cross Functional Skill Community


Cross Functional Skill Community - #BecomeaCISAzen

 

Within CISA’s cyber workforce, the Cross Functional skill community must lead, acquire, and manage cyber initiatives, programs and projects; develop cyber policies and strategies; and develop cyber workforce talent. 

CISA is currently screening for the following Cross Functional work role(s) during our virtual hiring event on January 13, 2021. To view all of CISA's current job openings, please visit USAJOBs. 

 

  • Cyber Instructional Curriculum Developer: This role develops, plans, coordinates, and evaluates cyber training/education courses, methods, and techniques based on instructional needs.
     
  • Cyber Policy and Strategy Planner: This role develops and maintains cybersecurity plans, strategy, and policy to support and align with organizational cybersecurity initiatives and regulatory compliance.
     
  • Cyber Workforce Developer and Manager: This roll develops cyberspace workforce plans, strategies, and guidance to support cyberspace workforce manpower, personnel, training and education requirements and to address changes to cyberspace policy, doctrine, materiel, force structure, and education and training requirements.
     
  • IT Investment Portfolio Manager: This role manages a portfolio of IT investments that align with the overall needs of a mission and enterprise priorities. 
     
  • IT Project Manager: This role directly manages information technology projects.
     
  • Program Manager: This role leads, coordinates, communicates, integrates, and is accountable for the overall success of the program, ensuring alignment with agency or enterprise priorities.
     

 

AVAILABLE POSITIONS - Click through the job descriptions below to view more details of each opportunity.  

Exercise Analyst | GS-2210-9/11/12 | Arlington, VA

Skill Community: Cross Functional
Work Role: Cyber Instructional Curriculum Developer
Category: Oversee and Govern
Specialty: Training, Education, and Awareness

This role develops, plans, coordinates, and evaluates cyber training/education courses, methods, and techniques based on instructional needs.

Duties:

  • Analyze organization's cyber defense policies and configurations and evaluate compliance with regulations and organizational directives.
  • Maintain deployable cyber defense audit toolkit (e.g., specialized cyber defense software and hardware) to support cyber defense audit missions.
  • Prepare audit reports that identify technical and procedural findings and provide recommended remediation strategies/solutions.
  • Perform technical (evaluation of technology) and nontechnical (evaluation of people and operations) risk and vulnerability assessments of relevant technology focus areas (e.g., local computing environment, network and infrastructure, enclave boundary, supporting infrastructure, and applications)

Preferred Skills and Additional Info:

  • Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods, including alternative ways to inform via written, oral, and visual media.
  • Knowledge of application vulnerabilities.
  • Knowledge of how traffic flows across the network (e.g., Transmission Control Protocol [TCP] and Internet Protocol [IP], Open System Interconnection Model [OSI], Information Technology Infrastructure Library, current version [ITIL]).
  • Knowledge of system and application security threats and vulnerabilities (e.g., buffer overflow, mobile code, cross-site scripting, Procedural Language/Structured Query Language [PL/SQL] and injections, race conditions, covert channel, replay, return-oriented attacks, malicious code).
  • Knowledge of what constitutes a network attack and a network attack’s relationship to both threats and vulnerabilities.

The Fine Print:

  • Location: Arlington, VA
  • Division: Infrastructure Security Division (ISD), CISA Exercises
  • Official Title: IT Specialist (INFOSEC)
  • Series/Grade/Salary: GS-2210-9/11/12, $60,129 – $113,362
  • Promotion Potential: GS-12
  • Clearance Level: TS/SCI
  • One position available

IT Project Manager | GS-2210-9/11/12 | Arlington, VA

Skill Community: Cross Functional
Work Role: IT Project Manager
Category: Oversee and Govern
Specialty: Program/Project Management and Acquisition

This role directly manages information technology projects.

Duties:

  • Reviewing IT programs to assess overall compliance with IT plans and policies and alignment with requirements.
  • Interpreting and implementing IT security policies and strategies governing the operation of information systems and networks.
  • Providing advice concerning improving cyber security and IT risk management.
  • Modifying IT plans and policies to respond to changes in the organization’s business requirements and processes or regulatory requirements.

Preferred Skills and Additional Info:

  • Experience reviewing proposed new systems, networks, and software designs for potential security risks.
  • Ability to support the customer engagement, requirements identification, design and/or implementation of proposed risk mitigation solutions in alignment with security protocols and technical standards.
  • Experience assessing IT system security tools, plans, techniques, and/or processes to reduce risks associated with IT system vulnerabilities.
  • Experience developing, coordinating, and implementing IT system security policy, mitigation guidance, technical analysis, and/or strategic plans to reduce system or network risk.
  • Experience engaging with internal and external partners to identify IT system deficiencies and security requirements.

The Fine Print:

  • Location: Arlington, VA
  • Division: Cybersecurity Division (CSD), Capacity Building
  • Official Title: IT Specialist (INFOSEC)
  • Series/Grade/Salary: GS-2210-9/11/12, $60,129 – $113,362
  • Promotion Potential: GS-12
  • Clearance Level: Secret
  • One position available

Management and Program Analyst (Cyber Workforce Development) | GS-0343-9/11/12/13 | Arlington, VA

Skill Community: Cross Functional
Work Role: Cyber Workforce Development and Management
Category: Oversee and Govern
Specialty:  Strategic Planning and Policy

This role develops cyberspace workforce plans, strategies, and guidance to support cyberspace workforce manpower, personnel, training and education requirements and to address changes to cyberspace policy, doctrine, materiel, force structure, and education and training requirements.

Duties:

The position works with CISA awareness programs and provides guidance and support for national-level risk awareness.

  • Direct consultation with NGOs and other partner organizations
  • Promote awareness of security issues among stakeholders
  • Planning and conducting meetings, conferences, or events
  • Developing and publishing print, electronic, or social media
  • Establishing and maintaining partnerships
  • Advocating or promoting programs or policies
  • Compiling and reporting performance
  • Responding to requests for information
  • Identifying organizational policy stakeholders
  • Establishing and maintaining communication channels with stakeholders
  • Serving on agency and inter-agency policy boards

The Fine Print:

  • Location: Arlington, VA
  • Division: Stakeholder Engagement Division, Strategic Relations
  • Official Title: Management and Program Analyst
  • Series/Grade/Salary: GS-0343-9/11/12/13, $60,129 – $134,798
  • Promotion Potential: GS-13
  • Clearance Level: Secret
  • One Position Available

Systems Developer / Project Manager | GS-2210-11/12/13 | Arlington, VA

Skill Community: Cross Functional
Work Role: IT Project Manager and Systems Developer
Category: Oversee and Govern
Specialty: Program/Project Management and Acquisition

This role directly manages information technology projects.

 

Specifically, these positions are within the Enterprise Infrastructure Team supporting the National Cybersecurity Protection System (NCPS) program.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience managing technical projects for an enterprise-level network
  • Experience working with enterprise-level networks that span multiple locations
  • Experience with enterprise infrastructure projects
  • Experience with Cloud technologies
  • Experience with risk management, configuration management

Additional Skills:

  • Expertise in business analysis, project management, Agile, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), etc.
  • Program/Project Management education/ training/certifications
  • Familiarity with JIRA Align, System Architect, DOORS, DODAF, etc.
  • Knowledge of process improvement, performance metrics, Lean Six Sigma, etc.
  • Expertise of current and evolving technical solutions in cybersecurity
  • Software development experience a plus

The Fine Print:

  • Location: Arlington, VA
  • Division: Cybersecurity Division, Capability Delivery, National Cybersecurity Protection System (NCPS) Program Management Office (PMO)
  • Official Title: IT Specialist (INFOSEC)
  • Series/Grade/Salary Range: GS-2210-11/12/13; $$72,750 - $134,798
  • Promotion Potential: GS-13
  • Clearance Level: TS/SCI
  • Several positions available

IT Project Manager | GS-2210-11/12/13 | Arlington, VA

Skill Community: Cross Functional
Work Role: IT Project Manager
Category: Oversee and Govern
Specialty: Program/Project Management and Acquisition

This role directly manages information technology projects.

Duties:

  • Reviewing IT programs to assess overall compliance with IT plans and policies and alignment with requirements.
  • Interpreting and implementing IT security policies and strategies governing the operation of information systems and networks.
  • Providing advice concerning improving cyber security and IT risk management.
  • Modifying IT plans and policies to respond to changes in the organization’s business requirements and processes or regulatory requirements.

Preferred Skills and Additional Info:

  • Experience reviewing proposed new systems, networks, and software designs for potential security risks.
  • Ability to support the customer engagement, requirements identification, design and/or implementation of proposed risk mitigation solutions in alignment with security protocols and technical standards.
  • Experience assessing IT system security tools, plans, techniques, and/or processes to reduce risks associated with IT system vulnerabilities.
  • Experience developing, coordinating, and implementing IT system security policy, mitigation guidance, technical analysis, and/or strategic plans to reduce system or network risk.
  • Experience engaging with internal and external partners to identify IT system deficiencies and security requirements.

The Fine Print:

  • Location: Arlington, VA
  • Division: Cybersecurity Division (CSD), Capacity Building
  • Official Title: IT Specialist (INFOSEC)
  • Series/Grade/Salary: GS-2210-11/12/13, $72,750 - $134,798
  • Promotion Potential: GS-13
  • Clearance Level: TS/SCI
  • One position available

Cyber Policy and Strategy Planner | GS-2210-12/13 | Arlington, VA

Skill Community: Cross Functional
Work Role: Cyber Policy and Strategy Planner
Category: Oversee and Govern
Specialty: Strategic Planning and Policy

This role develops and maintains cybersecurity plans, strategy, and policy to support and align with organizational cybersecurity initiatives and regulatory compliance.

Duties:

  • Using customer feedback, develop policy, programs, and guidelines for implementation.
  • Establish and maintain communication channels with stakeholders.
  • Work with stakeholders across functions and levels to build customer understanding and solve challenging problems, developing metrics, measuring results, and integrating new mythologies into existing systems.
  • Develop mechanisms for gathering quantitative and qualitative data to help stakeholders understand their customers;

Preferred Skills and Additional Info:

  • Develop strategies for improving CX, and plan for achieving measurable outcomes.
  • Skilled in implementing Human-Centered Design practices at organizations
  • Experience aligning customer experience strategy to the organization’s mission, vision and strategic priorities
  • Experience implementing CX initiatives that follow the customer journeys across organizational silos.
  • Background in design preferred.

The Fine Print:

  • Location: Arlington, VA
  • Division: Cybersecurity Division (CSD), Capacity Building
  • Official Title: IT Specialist (INFOSEC)
  • Series/Grade/Salary: GS-2210-12/13 $87,198 – $134,798
  • Promotion Potential: GS-13
  • Clearance Level: TS/SCI
  • One position available

IT Investment / Portfolio Manager | GS-2210-13 | Arlington, VA

Skill Community: Cross Functional
Work Role: IT Investment/Portfolio Manager
Category: Oversee and Govern
Specialty: Program/Project Management and Acquisition

This role directly manages information technology projects.

    Duties:

    • Reviewing IT programs to assess overall compliance with IT plans and policies and alignment with requirements.
    • Interpreting and implementing IT security policies and strategies governing the operation of information systems and networks.
    • Providing advice concerning improving cyber security and IT risk management.
    • Modifying IT plans and policies to respond to changes in the organization’s business requirements and processes or regulatory requirement.

    Preferred Skills and Additional Info:

    • Experience reviewing proposed new systems, networks, and software designs for potential security risks.
    • Ability to support the customer engagement, requirements identification, design and/or implementation of proposed risk mitigation solutions in alignment with security protocols and technical standards.
    • Experience assessing IT system security tools, plans, techniques, and/or processes to reduce risks associated with IT system vulnerabilities.
    • Experience developing, coordinating, and implementing IT system security policy, mitigation guidance, technical analysis, and/or strategic plans to reduce system or network risk.
    • Experience engaging with internal and external partners to identify IT system deficiencies and security requirements.

    The Fine Print:

    • Location: Arlington, VA
    • Division: Cybersecurity Division (CSD), Capacity Building
    • Official Title: IT Specialist (INFOSEC)
    • Series/Grade/Salary: GS-2210-13, $103,690 - $134,798
    • Promotion Potential: GS-13
    • Clearance Level: TS/SCI
    • One position available

    Management & Program Analyst (Budget & Acquisitions for IT & Cyber) | GS-343-13 | Arlington, VA

    Skill Community: Cross Functional
    Work Role: Multiple
    Category: Oversee and Govern
    Specialty: Program/Project Management and Acquisition

    These positions will provide direct support for acquisitions that use information technology (IT) applying IT related laws and policies. Candidates interested in this position must apply online no later than January 15, 2021: USAJOBS - Job Announcement; Management & Program Analyst

    Duties:

    • Develops data standards, policies and procedures.
    • Develops and administers databases and/or data management systems that allow for the storage, query, protection, and utilization of data.
    • Develops long-range management plans for efficient and effective program implementation
    • Analyze and advise on complex program issues

    Preferred Skills and Additional Info:

    • Knowledge of acquisition/procurement life cycle process, specifically for IT acquisition and procurement.
    • Knowledge of budget administration and financial management and analysis.
    • Knowledge of management principles and methods, including qualitative and quantitative methods for assessment and improvement  of program effectiveness. 

    The Fine Print:

    • Online Application Required; applications accepted through 1/15/2021: USAJOBS - Job Announcement; Management & Program Analyst
    • Location: Arlington, VA
    • Division: Positions available in Cybersecurity Division (CSD) and in Stakeholder Engagement Division (SED)
    • Official Title: Management and Program Analyst
    • Series/Grade/Salary: GS-0343-13/14, $103,690 – $159,286
    • Promotion Potential: GS-14
    • Clearance Level: Secret and above
    • Several positions available

    Management and Program Analyst (Cyber Workforce Development Team Lead) | GS-343-13/14 | Arlington, VA

    Skill Community: Cross Functional
    Work Role: Cyber Workforce Development and Management
    Category: Oversee and Govern
    Specialty:  Strategic Planning and Policy

    This role develops cyberspace workforce plans, strategies, and guidance to support cyberspace workforce manpower, personnel, training and education requirements and to address changes to cyberspace policy, doctrine, materiel, force structure, and education and training requirements.

    Duties:

    The position is the central point of coordination with other CISA awareness programs and provides guidance and support for national-level risk awareness.

    • Direct consultation with NGOs and other partner organizations
    • Promote awareness of security issues among stakeholders
    • Planning and conducting meetings, conferences, or events
    • Developing and publishing print, electronic, or social media
    • Establishing and maintaining partnerships
    • Advocating or promoting programs or policies
    • Compiling and reporting performance
    • Responding to requests for information
    • Identifying organizational policy stakeholders
    • Establishing and maintaining communication channels with stakeholders
    • Serving on agency and inter-agency policy boards

    The Fine Print:

    • Location: Arlington, VA
    • Division: Stakeholder Engagement Division, Strategic Relations
    • Official Title: Management and Program Analyst
    • Series/Grade/Salary: GS-0343-13/14, $103,690 – $159,286
    • Promotion Potential: GS-14
    • Clearance Level: TS/SCI
    • One Position Available

    IT Project Manager | GS-2210-13/14 | Arlington, VA

    Skill Community: Cross Functional
    Work Role: IT Project Manager
    Category: Oversee and Govern
    Specialty: Program/Project Management and Acquisition

    This role directly manages information technology projects.

    Duties:

    • Perform daily program management throughout the program life cycle; managing & monitoring all aspects of the cyber portfolio to include scope, cost, schedule, performance, and risk management.
    • Communicate and collaborate daily across internal CDM PMO functional offices, Capacity Building organizations, CSD organizations, as well as our industry partners and agencies stakeholders.
    • Translate user (agencies) needs and communicate our programs ability to deliver or another means by which our stakeholder can obtain fulfill the need.
    • Review and provide input on project items such as, reviewing project deliverables, travel requests, award fee boards, invoice reviews, etc.
    • Oversee risk management, to include risk identification, response plan and mitigation strategies for project level risk.

    Preferred Skills and Additional Info:

    • Experience of project and program management.
    • Ability to work positively with the rang of individuals involved in the program.
    • Ability to find innovate ways to resolve problems.
    • Knowledge and handling of project and program management methodology and techniques.
    • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®.
    • Certified Program Management Professional (PgMP).

    The Fine Print:

    • Location: Arlington, VA
    • Division: Cybersecurity Division (CSD), Capacity Building
    • Official Title: IT Specialist (INFOSEC)
    • Series/Grade/Salary: GS-2210-13/14, $103,690 – $159,286
    • Promotion Potential: GS-14
    • Clearance Level: TS/SCI
    • One position available

    IT Project Manager | GS-2210-13/14 | Arlington, VA

    Skill Community: Cross Functional
    Work Role: IT Project Manager
    Category: Oversee and Govern
    Specialty: Program/Project Management and Acquisition

    This role directly manages information technology projects.

    Duties:

    • Lead security assessments and/or analysis to certify and accredit that operational IT systems and networks align to system security policies, protocols, and best practices.
    • Develop long-range plans for IT security systems that minimize risks associated with IT systems vulnerabilities.
    • Develop and/or evaluate technical and security plans and policies for adherence with appropriate technical and architectural frameworks and standards; and provide recommendations to improve protocols or implementation solutions.
    • Lead the technical system planning, partner engagement, requirements planning, design, development, security testing, and implementation of new technologies to detect, block, or mitigate system security risks.

    Preferred Skills and Additional Info:

    • Experience reviewing IT programs to assess overall compliance with IT plans and policies and alignment with requirements.
    • Experience interpreting and implementing IT security policies and strategies governing the operation of information systems and networks.
    • Experience providing advice concerning improving cyber security and IT risk management.
    • Experience modifying IT plans and policies to respond to changes in the organization's business requirements and processes or regulatory requirements.
    • Experience conducting security system evaluation to implement appropriate security measures.

    The Fine Print:

    • Location: Arlington, VA
    • Division: Cybersecurity Division (CSD), Capacity Building
    • Official Title: IT Specialist (INFOSEC)
    • Series/Grade/Salary: GS-2210-13/14, $103,690 – $159,286
    • Promotion Potential: GS-14
    • Clearance Level: TS/SCI
    • One position available

    IT Investment / Portfolio Manager | GS-2210-13/14 | Arlington, VA

    Skill Community: Cross Functional
    Work Role: IT Investment/Portfolio Manager
    Category: Oversee and Govern
    Specialty: Program/Project Management and Acquisition

    This role manages a portfolio of IT investments that align with the overall needs of mission and enterprise priorities.

    Duties:

    • Reviewing IT programs to assess overall compliance with IT plans and policies and alignment with requirements.
    • Interpreting and implementing IT security policies and strategies governing the operation of information systems and networks.
    • Providing advice concerning improving cyber security and IT risk management.
    • Modifying IT plans and policies to respond to changes in the organization’s business requirements and processes or regulatory requirements.

    Preferred Skills and Additional Info:

    • Experience reviewing proposed new systems, networks, and software designs for potential security risks.
    • Ability to support the customer engagement, requirements identification, design and/or implementation of proposed risk mitigation solutions in alignment with security protocols and technical standards.
    • Experience assessing IT system security tools, plans, techniques, and/or processes to reduce risks associated with IT system vulnerabilities.
    • Experience developing, coordinating, and implementing IT system security policy, mitigation guidance, technical analysis, and/or strategic plans to reduce system or network risk.
    • Experience engaging with internal and external partners to identify IT system deficiencies and security requirements.

    The Fine Print:

    • Location: Arlington, VA
    • Division: Cybersecurity Division (CSD), Capacity Building
    • Official Title: IT Specialist (INFOSEC)
    • Series/Grade/Salary: GS-2210-13/14, $103,690 – $159,286
    • Promotion Potential: GS-14
    • Clearance Level: Secret
    • One position available

    IT Project Manager | GS-2210-13/14 | Arlington, VA

    Skill Community: Cross Functional
    Work Role: IT Project Manager
    Category: Oversee and Govern
    Specialty: Program/Project Management and Acquisition

    This role directly manages information technology projects.

    Duties:

    • Review IT programs to assess overall compliance with IT plans and policies and alignment with requirements.
    • Interpret and implement IT security policies and strategies governing the operation of information systems and networks.
    • Provide advice concerning improving cyber security and IT risk management.
    • Modify IT plans and policies to respond to changes in the organization's business requirements and processes or regulatory requirements.

    Preferred Skills and Additional Info: 

    • Experience reviewing proposed new systems, networks, and software designs for potential security risks; supporting the customer engagement, requirements identification, design and/or implementation of proposed risk mitigation solutions in alignment with security protocols and technical standards.
    • Experience assessing IT system security tools, plans, techniques, and/or processes to reduce risks associated with IT system vulnerabilities.
    • Knowledge of IT project management, portfolio management, IT operations, Cybersecurity operations, cybersecurity tool implementation, and financial management.
    • Knowledge of cybersecurity requirements to financial and budgetary needs and requirements.

     

    The Fine Print:

    • Location: Arlington, VA
    • Division: Cybersecurity Division (CSD), Capacity Building
    • Official Title: IT Specialist (INFOSEC)
    • Series/Grade/Salary: GS-13/14, $103,690 – $159,286
    • Promotion Potential: GS-14
    • Clearance Level: Secret
    • Two positions available

    IT Program Manager | GS-2210-14 | Arlington, VA

    Skill Community: Cross Functional
    Work Role: IT Project Manager
    Category: Oversee and Govern
    Specialty: Program/Project Management and Acquisition

    This role directly manages information technology projects.

    Duties:

    • Reviewing IT programs to assess overall compliance with IT plans and policies and alignment with requirements.
    • Interpreting and implementing IT security policies and strategies governing the operation of information systems and networks.
    • Providing advice concerning improving cyber security and IT risk management.
    • Modifying IT plans and policies to respond to changes in the organization’s business requirements and processes or regulatory requirements.

    Preferred Skills and Additional Info:

    • Experience reviewing proposed new systems, networks, and software designs for potential security risks.
    • Ability to support the customer engagement, requirements identification, design and/or implementation of proposed risk mitigation solutions in alignment with security protocols and technical standards.
    • Experience assessing IT system security tools, plans, techniques, and/or processes to reduce risks associated with IT system vulnerabilities.
    • Experience developing, coordinating, and implementing IT system security policy, mitigation guidance, technical analysis, and/or strategic plans to reduce system or network risk.
    • Experience engaging with internal and external partners to identify IT system deficiencies and security requirements.

    The Fine Print:

    • Location: Arlington, VA
    • Division: Cybersecurity Division (CSD), Capacity Building
    • Official Title: IT Specialist (INFOSEC)
    • Series/Grade/Salary: GS-2210-14, $122,530 – $159,286
    • Promotion Potential: GS-14
    • Clearance Level: TS/SCI
    • One position available

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