Information Technology (IT) Skill Community


IT Skill Community - #BecomeACISAzen

 

Within CISA’s Cyber Workforce, the Information Technology (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.

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

  • Enterprise Architect: Develops and maintains business, systems, and information processes to support enterprise mission needs; develops information technology (IT) rules and requirements that describe baseline and target architectures. 
     
  • Data Analyst: This role examines data from different sources with the goal of providing insight to organization, mission/business processes, and information systems. Designs, documents, and implements custom algorithms, workflow processes, and large data sets used for modeling, data mining, and research purposes.
     
  • Information Systems Security Developer: Designs, develops, tests, and evaluates information system security throughout the systems development life cycle. 
     
  • Knowledge Manager: This role is responsible for the management and administration of processes and tolls that enable the organization to identify, document, preserve, transfer, analyze, synthesize, and access intellectual capital and information content.
     
  • System Administrator: Responsible for setting up and maintaining a system or specific components of a system (e.g. for example, installing, configuring, and updating hardware and software; establishing and managing user accounts; overseeing or conducting backup and recovery tasks; implementing operational and technical security controls; and adhering to organizational security policies and procedures).
     
  • Systems Requirements Planner: This role consults with customers to gather and evaluate functional requirements and translates these requirements into technical solutions. Provides guidance to customers about applicability of information systems to meet business needs.
     
  • System Testing and Evaluation Specialist: Plans, prepares, and executes tests of systems to evaluate results against specifications and requirements as well as analyze/report test results.
     
  • Technical Support Specialist: This role provides technical support to customers who need assistance utilizing client-level hardware and software in accordance with established or approved organizational process comments (i.e. Master Incident Management Plan, when applicable). 

 

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

Systems Testing and Evaluation Specialist | GS-2210-9/11/12 | Arlington, VA

Skill Community: IT
Work Role: System Testing and Evaluation Specialist
Category: Securely Provision
Specialty: Test and Evaluation

This role plans, prepares, and executes tests of systems to evaluate results against specifications and requirements as well as analyze/report test results.

Duties:

  • Oversee the development, implementation and evaluation of solutions for cybersecurity tools integration based on systems requirements, capabilities, and constraints to ensure the design meets customers’ satisfaction.
  • Provide timely review of contractual documentation to ensure contract deliverables meet program standards.
  • Represent the organization when dealing with customer agencies and internal acquisition and test and evaluation stakeholders
  • Oversee the development and implementation of system verification and validation procedures and documentation.
  • Develop system testing, verification and validation procedures and documentation.
  • Translate functional requirements into test cases and test procedures
  • Ability to assess test methods and analysis to ensure system verification and validation is accomplished

Preferred Skills and Additional Info:

  • Working knowledge and experience facilitating the Systems Engineering Life Cycle gates and documentation.
  • Working knowledge of the risk management framework (NIST 800-37 r2)
  • Working knowledge of implementing security categorization (FIPS Pub 199)
  • Working knowledge of requirements management, developing a requirements traceability matrix, and bidirectional traceability from test cases to upper level requirements
  • Working knowledge in the verification and validation of systems
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies and techniques

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: TS/SCI
  • Two positions available

System Testing and Evaluation Specialist | GS-2210-9/11/12/13 | Arlington, VA

Skill Community: IT
Work Role: System Testing and Evaluation Specialist
Category: Securely Provision
Specialty: Test and Evaluation

This role plans, prepares, and executes tests of systems to evaluate results against specifications and requirements as well as analyze/report test results.

Duties:

  • Provides incident response, management and coordination activities for cyber incidents occurring in the critical infrastructure sectors as well as government entities at the Federal, State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial levels.
  • Work with constituents to identify and contain adversary activity and develop mitigation plans for removal and remediation of root cause.
  • Manages technical expertise and capacity to constituents in responding to incidents.
  • Focus on finding the root cause of an incident by searching for TTPs along with behaviors and associated artifacts in the victim network.

Preferred Skills and Additional Info:

  • Skilled in incident response and knowledgeable of incident categories, cyber-attack stages and incident response handling methodologies.
  • Experience in the initial triage of reported cyber incidents with foundational knowledge in basic Information Technology and Network security architecture concepts.
  • Ability to present information both verbally and orally in a professional manner.
  • Willing to report to and work at a CISA facility.

The Fine Print:

  • Location: Arlington, VA
  • Division: Cybersecurity Division (CSD), Threat Hunting
  • Official Title: IT Specialist (INFOSEC)
  • Series/Grade/Salary: GS-2210-9/11/12/13, $60,129 – $134,798
  • Promotion Potential: GS-13
  • Clearance Level: TS/SCI
  • One position available

Systems Requirements Planner | GS-2210-11/12/13 | Arlington, VA

Skill Community: IT
Cyber Work Role: Systems Requirements Planner
Category: Securely Provision
Specialty: Systems Requirements Planning

This role consults with customers to gather and evaluate functional requirements and translates these requirements into technical solutions. Provides guidance to customers about applicability of information systems to meet business needs.

Duties:

  • Oversee the development of and implementing solutions for cybersecurity tools integration based on systems requirements, capabilities, and constraints to ensure the design meets customers’ satisfaction.
  • Provide timely review of contractual documentation to ensure contract deliverables meet program standards.
  • Represent the organization when dealing with customer agencies.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of system verification and validation procedures and documentation.

Preferred Skills and Additional Info:

  • Knowledge of basic computer networking principles (TCP, IP, UDP protocols, firewalls, switches, routers, etc.)
  • Knowledge of basic cybersecurity vulnerability scanning (how they work, what they indicate)
  • Knowledge of implementing the Risk Management Framework (RMF seven steps outlined in NIST 800-37 r2, and implementing NIST 800-53 r4 controls)
  • Knowledge of cyber architecture (FIPS Pub 199 categorization and how it plays into selecting cyber controls)
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity scanning tools (McAfee EPO, Tenable, Qualys, etc. – many possible tools but candidate doesn’t need to be an expert just some basic understanding of how tools work)
  • Familiarity of challenges with implementing cybersecurity tools in a network

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
  • Two positions available

Systems Testing and Evaluation Specialist | GS-2210-12/13 | Arlington, VA

Skill Community: IT
Work Role: System Testing and Evaluation Specialist
Category: Securely Provision
Specialty: Test and Evaluation

This role plans, prepares, and executes tests of systems to evaluate results against specifications and requirements as well as analyze/report test results.

 

Duties:

  • Oversee the development, implementation and evaluation of solutions for cybersecurity tools integration based on systems requirements, capabilities, and constraints to ensure the design meets customers’ satisfaction.
  • Provide timely review of contractual documentation to ensure contract deliverables meet program standards.
  • Represent the organization when dealing with customer agencies and internal acquisition and test and evaluation stakeholders
  • Oversee the development and implementation of system verification and validation procedures and documentation.
  • Develop system testing, verification and validation procedures and documentation.
  • Translate functional requirements into test cases and test procedures
  • Ability to assess test methods and analysis to ensure system verification and validation is accomplished

Preferred Skills and Additional Info:

  • Knowledge of basic computer networking principles (TCP, IP, UDP protocols, firewalls, switches, routers, etc.)
  • Knowledge of basic cybersecurity development and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of implementing the Risk Management Framework (RMF seven steps outlined in NIST 800-37 r2, and implementing NIST 800-53 r4 controls)
  • Knowledge of cyber architecture (FIPS Pub 199 categorization and how it plays into selecting cyber controls)
  • Familiarity of challenges with implementing cybersecurity tools in a network
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity risk management
  • Knowledge system development and evaluation processes

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

Systems Testing and Evaluation Specialist | GS-2210-13/14 | Arlington, VA

Skill Community: IT
Work Role: System Testing and Evaluation Specialist
Category: Securely Provision
Specialty: Test and Evaluation

This role plans, prepares, and executes tests of systems to evaluate results against specifications and requirements as well as analyze/report test results.

Duties:

  • Oversee the development, implementation and evaluation of solutions for cybersecurity tools integration based on systems requirements, capabilities, and constraints to ensure the design meets customers’ satisfaction.
  • Provide timely review of contractual documentation to ensure contract deliverables meet program standards.
  • Represent the organization when dealing with customer agencies and internal acquisition stakeholders
  • Oversee the development and implementation of system verification and validation procedures and documentation.
  • Develop system testing, verification and validation procedures and documentation.
  • Translate functional requirements into test cases and test procedures
  • Ability to assess test methods and analysis to ensure system verification and validation is accomplished

Preferred Skills and Additional Info:

  • Knowledge of basic computer networking principles (TCP, IP, UDP protocols, firewalls, switches, routers, etc.)
  • Knowledge of basic cybersecurity development and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of implementing the Risk Management Framework (RMF seven steps outlined in NIST 800-37 r2, and implementing NIST 800-53 r4 controls)
  • Knowledge of cyber architecture (FIPS Pub 199 categorization and how it plays into selecting cyber controls)
  • Familiarity of challenges with implementing cybersecurity tools in a network
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity risk management
  • Knowledge system development and evaluation processes

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

Enterprise Architect | GS-2210-13/14 | Arlington, VA

Skill Community: IT
Cyber Work Role: Enterprise Architect
Category: Securely Provision
Specialty Area: Systems Architecture

Develops and maintains business, systems, and information processes to support enterprise mission needs; develops information technology (IT) rules and requirements that describe baseline and target architectures.

Duties:

  • Oversee the development of and implementing solutions for cybersecurity tools integration based on systems requirements, capabilities, and constraints to ensure the design meets customers’ satisfaction.
  • Provide timely review of contractual documentation to ensure contract deliverables meet program standards.
  • Represent the organization when dealing with customer agencies.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of system verification and validation procedures and documentation.

Preferred Skills and Additional Info:

  • Working knowledge and experience facilitating the Systems Engineering Life Cycle gates and documentation.
  • Working knowledge of the risk management framework (NIST 800-37 r2)
  • Working knowledge of implementing security categorization (FIPS Pub 199)
  • Working knowledge of requirements management, developing a requirements traceability matrix, and bidirectional traceability from test cases to upper level requirements
  • Hands on experience with IT security technologies / tools
  • Hands on experience with IT infrastructure (Layer 2/3 networking technologies, client/server, cloud)
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies and techniques

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

Business Analyst | GS-2210-13/14 | Arlington, VA

Skill Community: IT
Cyber Work Role: Systems Requirements Planner
Category: Securely Provision
Specialty: Systems Requirements Planning

This role consults with customers to gather and evaluate functional requirements and translates these requirements into technical solutions. Provides guidance to customers about applicability of information systems to meet business needs.

Duties:

  • Facilitate, interpret and translate customer requirements into operational capabilities
  • Conduct risk analysis, feasibility study, and/or trade-off analysis to develop, document, and refine functional requirements and specifications
  • Consult with customers to evaluate functional requirements.
  • Coordinate with systems architects and developers, as needed, to provide oversight in the development of design solutions
  • Define project scope and objectives based on customer requirements
  • Integrate and align information security and/or cybersecurity policies to ensure that system analysis meets security requirements.

 

Preferred Skills and Additional Info:

  • Expertise in business analysis
  • Project management
  • Agile, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Program/Project Management education/ training/certifications
  • Familiarity with JIRA Align, System Architect, DOORS, DODAF

The Fine Print:

  • Location: Arlington, VA
  • Division: Cybersecurity Division (CSD), Capability Delivery
  • 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

Information Systems Security Developer | GS-2210-14/15 | Arlington, VA

Skills Community: IT
Work Role: Information Systems Security Developer
Category: Securely Provision
Specialty Area: Systems Development

This role designs, develops, tests, and evaluates information system security throughout the systems development life cycle.

Duties: 

  • Oversee the development, implementation and evaluation of solutions for cybersecurity tools integration based on systems requirements, capabilities, and constraints to ensure the design meets customers’ satisfaction.
  • Provide timely review of contractual documentation to ensure contract deliverables meet program standards.
  • Represent the organization when dealing with customer agencies and internal acquisition and test and evaluation stakeholders
  • Oversee the development and implementation of system verification and validation procedures and documentation.
  • Develop system testing, verification and validation procedures and documentation.
  • Translate functional requirements into test cases and test procedures
  • Ability to assess test methods and analysis to ensure system verification and validation is accomplished

Preferred Skills and Additional Info:

  • Knowledge of basic computer networking principles (TCP, IP, UDP protocols, firewalls, switches, routers, etc.)
  • Knowledge of basic cybersecurity development and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of implementing the Risk Management Framework (RMF seven steps outlined in NIST 800-37 r2, and implementing NIST 800-53 r4 controls)
  • Knowledge of cyber architecture (FIPS Pub 199 categorization and how it plays into selecting cyber controls)
  • Familiarity of challenges with implementing cybersecurity tools in a network
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity risk management
  • Knowledge system development and evaluation processes

The Fine Print:

  • Location: Arlington, VA
  • Division: Cybersecurity Division (CSD), Capacity Building
  • Official Title: IT Specialist (INFOSEC)
  • Series/Grade/Salary: GS-2210-14/15, $122,530 - $172,500
  • Promotion Potential: GS-15
  • Clearance Level: TS/SCI
  • One position available

Supervisory IT Specialist (INFOSEC) | GS-2210-15 | Pensacola, FL

Skill Community: IT
Work Role: Technical Support Specialist
Category: Operate and Maintain
Specialty: Customer Service and Technical Support

This role provides technical support to customers who need assistance utilizing client-level hardware and software in accordance with established or approved organizational process components (i.e., Master Incident Management Plan, when applicable).

Duties:

  • Leads a team that works to diagnose and resolve problems in response to customer reported incidents
  • Provide expertise of current and evolving technical solutions in cybersecurity and mission support architectures.
  • Engage with government and contractor experts in network monitoring and service restoration.
  • Provide leadership and customer reporting during service disruptions.
  • Leads development of long-range plans for IT security systems that anticipate, identify, evaluate and minimize risks associated with IT systems vulnerabilities

Preferred Skills and Additional Info:

  • Experience with IT Service Management (ITSM) tools such as Remedy, BMC Helix, Service Now, or Altiris Service Desk.
  • Experience with monitoring tools such as HP Openview, SolarWinds, Nagios, or Micro Focus SiteScope.
  • Familiarity with mixed Operating System environments e.g. Windows, Linus, Cisco, and Juniper.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products.
  • Desired certifications include ITIL, CISSP, and CISM

The Fine Print:

  • Location: Pensacola, FL
  • Division: Cybersecurity Division (CSD), Capability Delivery
  • Official Title: Supervisory IT Specialist (INFOSEC)
  • Series/Grade/Salary: GS-2210-15, $128,078 – 166,502
  • Promotion Potential: GS-15
  • Clearance Level: TS/SCI
  • One position available

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