Cybersecurity/IT Jobs at CISA


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!

 

Mission Priorities

Cyber Defense Operations - CISA detects and prevents cybersecurity risks where possible through information sharing and deployment of detective and preventative technologies and by providing incident response and “hunt” capabilities to minimize impacts of identified incidents.

Federal Networks Governance and Capacity Building - To raise the federal cybersecurity baseline, CISA provides tools, services, expert guidance, and cybersecurity directives to drive cybersecurity risk management within agency defined risk tolerance and CISA’s continuous analysis of cyber risks across the Federal enterprise.

Critical Infrastructure/SLTT Governance and Capability Building  - CISA provides non-federal entities with cybersecurity information, assessments, and incident response assistance to enable more comprehensive cybersecurity risk management of the critical functions that underpin our national security, public health and safety, and economic security. 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 - CISA drives national efforts to create a more secure cyber ecosystem through collaboration with the private sector, academia, and government partners to build a diverse cyber workforce, foster development and use of secure technologies, and promote cybersecurity best practices across all organizations.

Learn more about CISA’s cybersecurity mission.

 

Cyber Roles at CISA

CISA uses the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework to define duties and responsibilities of our cyber workforce.

Explore the many cyber career areas within CISA.

Join the Mission

CISA is always searching for diverse, talented, and highly motivated professionals to continue its mission of securing the nation’s critical infrastructure. CISA is more than a great place to work; our workforce tackles the risks and threats that matter most to the nation, our families, and communities.

To join this mission, visit USAJOBs and/or the DHS Cybersecurity Service to view job announcements and to access the application. Be sure to tailor your resume to the specific job announcement, attach relevant documents, and complete all required assessments. 

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

To receive email notifications when new CISA positions are announced, set up a “saved search” on USAJOBs with keyword “Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.”

Individuals eligible for special hiring authorities may also be considered during CISA’s one-stop hiring events or by emailing Veterans@cisa.dhs.gov or Careers@cisa.dhs.gov.

 

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