We want YOU to Help Defend the Nation from Cyberattacks


Matt Hartman, Deputy Executive Assistant Director for Cybersecurity, CISA


You haven’t missed your chance to join the CISA Cyber team! We’re excited to announce that two new opportunities are available for roles located in the National Capital Region. Please see below for more information and links to USAJobs.

Our nation is facing unprecedented risks from cyber threats. In parallel, many organizations and individuals are experiencing uncertain times. While uncertainty can be a major cause of stress, it can also provide opportunity for those who know where to look. That’s where we at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) come in. CISA is the nation’s cyber defense agency. You may never have considered public service but take it from us: there is no better place to learn new skills, make a difference, and be part of a great team.

Our Bottom Line is the Mission

CISA is growing and we need people with the skills and desire to keep our nation safe and secure against cyber threats.  If you crave a purposeful mission, a culture focused on innovation, and an environment that combines that entrepreneurialism of a startup with the stability of federal service, then CISA may be the place for you. At CISA, we aren’t driven by a stock price. Our bottom line is reducing risk and building resilience in our nation’s critical infrastructure.  Our shareholders are the American people. At CISA, your work directly contributes to our national security. And we need you – whether you have a background in technology, cybersecurity, or even non-technical disciplines like project management – to join us and help defend the nation.

Diversity is a Core Principle

At CISA, we are serious about recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce, because we know doing so makes us more prepared to defend against the threats of today and to create a more resilient future. We care about inclusivity and belonging. Our “People First” culture and core values are the foundation of everything we do, and our policies reflect this. We lean heavily on remote work because we want to hire where the talent is, which we know is a major factor in hiring for diversity. Last week, we signed an agreement with the Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) organization to work together to bridge the gender gap in cybersecurity. We value our partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other non-profits such as the Girl Scouts, to inspire people to “see themselves in cyber."

Not Just Cybersecurity Roles -- Tech too!

At CISA, we need all types of experts – not just cybersecurity experts – to help us fulfill our mission. We need customer experience experts to guide how we work with CISA’s customers (a wide and diverse range of organizations!). We need product managers to lead how we build and manage products. And we need software developers to develop products and data scientists to operationalize the data we’re collecting.

CISA Employee with a list of available positions

Don't See Your Role Listed?

If you don’t see your cyber role included in the current opportunity announcements, email us your resume at, and we can add you to our database. All applicants must go through the standard qualifications process.

Cutting Through the Red Tape

You have probably read that the government hiring process can be cumbersome. We know this and continue to work on solutions to make it easier and faster.  Many of our jobs don’t require a Top Secret clearance. We want to make sure you get to speak to an actual human so we can ensure your experience is appropriately mapped to a role at CISA. At our virtual and in-person hiring events, managers can make on-the-spot job offers.

Here's how to start:

For this hiring event, we’ve bucketed work roles and levels into general job announcements, kind of like a resume repository, so you don’t have to comb through USAJobs.  Read the Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity (NICE Framework) for further information on these and other roles in CISA Cyber. 

Are you an entry to mid-level practitioner looking for a position in the National Capital Region?

The following positions (& more!) are for you:

  • Network Hunting Analyst
  • Cyber Strategist
  • Customer Experience SME
  • Zero Trust Architect
  • Data Scientist
  • Cyber Defense Specialist
  • Malware Reverse Engineering Specialist
  • Product Manager

Apply Now

Are you a mid to senior-level practitioner looking for a position in the National Capital Region?

The following positions (and more!) are for you:

  • Project Manager
  • Secure Software Engineer
  • IT Specialist
  • Data Analyst
  • Budget and Contracting SME
  • Cyber Op Planner
  • Systems Architect
  • Tech Product Manager
  • OT Risk Analyst

Apply Now

Find Your Calling

Ready to be part of something greater? Unexpected change can be an opportunity in disguise.

Our nation is experiencing unprecedented digital threats. We are seeking highly motivated and purpose-driven cyber professionals. Join CISA. Make an impact.

Intrigued but not ready to interview?

You can apply through the DHS Cybersecurity Service portal, which has detailed steps on the process and job announcements.