As technology becomes increasingly more sophisticated, the demand for an experienced and qualified cyber workforce to protect our Nation’s networks and information systems has never been greater. Are you up for the challenge?
CISA is charged with leading the Nation’s strategic and unified work to strengthen the security, resilience, and workforce of the cyber ecosystem to protect critical services and American way of life. CISA’s cyber professionals work to assure the security, resilience and reliability of the nation’s cyber systems. They also lead the effort to protect the federal “.gov” domain of civilian government networks and to collaborate with the private sector-the “.com” domain to increase the security of critical networks. Most recently, CISA was designated as a Quality Services Management Office (QSMO) for cybersecurity services.
At CISA, you will be working at the forefront of the cybersecurity challenges facing our Nation and you will have access to the most cutting-edge technology.
Mission and program areas include cyber situational awareness, analysis, incident response, threat hunting, cybersecurity assessments, vulnerability management, federal network protection, cybersecurity training and exercises, cybersecurity education, outreach and awareness, partnership and engagement, and more. There’s a team for just about any cyber professional!
CISA uses the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework to define duties and responsibilities of our cyber workforce. Explore the many cyber career areas within CISA below and learn how to use the framework to update your resume.
Cyber Defense Operations - CISA detects and prevents threats where possible through information sharing and preventive technologies and actions and minimizes impacts when incidents do occur.
Federal Networks Governance and Capacity Building - Ensure Federal agencies are managing risk at an acceptable level commensurate with their own defined risk tolerance and the risk of the broader Federal enterprise.
Critical Infrastructure/SLTT Governance and Capability Building - Support and enable non-federal entities to better manage risk at an acceptable level commensurate with their own defined risk tolerance and national risks of national security, public health and safety, and economic security.
Long-term Cybersecurity - Lead the national effort to make the cyberspace ecosystem safe and secure in the long-term by investing time, energy, and resources on prioritized strategic initiatives, advanced technologies and research, and dedicated planning.
Cross Functional Skill Community
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.
Click here to see the work role requirements and descriptions that fall under the Cross Functional skill community.
Information Technology (IT) Skill Community
Within CISA’s Cyber Workforce, the IT skill community must design, build, configure, operate, and maintain IT, networks, and capabilities. This includes actions to prioritize portfolio investments; architect, engineer, acquire, implement, evaluate, and dispose of IT as well as information resource management; and the management, storage, transmission, and display of data and information.
Click here to see the work role requirements and descriptions that fall under the IT skill community.
Cybersecurity Skill Community
Within CISA’s Cyber Workforce, the Cybersecurity skill community must secure, defend, and preserve data, networks, net-centric capabilities, and other designated systems by ensuring appropriate security controls and measures are in place, and taking internal defense actions. This includes access to system controls, monitoring, administration, and integration of cybersecurity into all aspects of engineering and acquisition of cyber capabilities.
Click here to see the work role requirements and descriptions that fall under the Cybersecurity skill community.
Cyber Intel Skill Community
Within CISA’s cyber workforce, the Intel (Cyber) skill community analyzes data and information from all sources to conduct preparation of the environment, assess cyber vulnerabilities, respond to requests for information, and submit intelligence collection and meaningful insights in support of planning and operations.
Click here to see the work role requirements and descriptions that fall under the Cyber Intel skill community.
How to Apply
When applying for CISA’s cyber positions, please review CISA’s cyber roles above and update your resume to align your experience with the listed competencies. Your resume must also show demonstrated cyber/IT related experience in:
- Attention to Detail
- Customer Service
- Oral Communication
- Problem Solving
Applications are accepted through individual announcements that are posted on USAJOBs. Click "apply" on the job announcement, attach relevant documents, answer a few questions, and click submit.
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