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The National Risk Management Center (NRMC) is a planning, analysis, and collaboration center. CISA coordinates with the critical infrastructure community to identify; analyze; prioritize; and manage risks to National Critical Functions, which are vital to the Unites States.

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

  • All Source Analyst: This role analyzes data/information from one or multiple sources to conduct preparation of the environment, respond to requests for information, and submit intelligence collection and production requirements in support of planning and operations.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Vulnerability Analyst: This role performs assessments of systems and networks within the network environment or enclave and identifies where those systems/networks deviate from acceptable configurations, enclave policy, or local policy. Measures effectiveness of defense-in-depth architecture against known vulnerabilities.

 

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

Management and Program Analyst | GS-343-9/11/12 | Arlington, VA

Work Role: All Source Analyst
Category: Analyze
Specialty: All-Source Analysis

This role analyzes data/information from one or multiple sources to conduct preparation of the environment, respond to requests for information, and submit intelligence collection and production requirements in support of planning and operations.

Management and Program Analysts work to improve efficiency and effectiveness in operations and programs.

Duties:

  • Data identification for critical infrastructure
  • Ensure coordination across CISA
  • Perform duties as a subject matter expert
  • Support crisis action plans

Preferred Skills and Additional Info:

  • Ability to manage data with visualization team
  • Experienced in computer and data science and/or math fields
  • Strong technical competencies
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new technical programs

The Fine Print:

  • Location: Arlington, VA
  • Division: National Risk Management Center (NRMC), Analysis
  • Official Title: Management and Program Analyst
  • Series/Grade/Salary: GS-343-9/11/12, $60,129 – $113,362
  • Promotion Potential: GS-12
  • Clearance Level: TS/SCI
  • One position available

Management and Program Analyst | GS-343-9/11/12 | Arlington, VA

Management and Program Analysts work to improve efficiency and effectiveness in operations and programs.

Duties:

  • Works closely with a senior specialist(s) in preparing estimates for required resources. Develops draft recommendations that revises program operations for consistency with strategies and program emphasis.
  • Participates with senior specialist (s) in management reviews and, as directed, drafts written reports and briefing material based on analysis and research that are applicable to program requirements.
  • Written communication must present options clearly, explain potential benefits and costs, and provide sufficient facts to make informed judgments as to the soundness and advisability of recommended courses of action.
  • Performs developmental assignments that require the use of common knowledge and general experience in gathering information, identifying and analyzing issues, and developing recommendations to resolve risk management challenges

Preferred Skills and Additional Info:

  • Ability to adapt quickly
  • Ability to present to small and large groups

The Fine Print:

  • Location: Arlington, VA
  • Division: National Risk Management Center (NRMC), Planning and Coordination
  • Official Title: Management and Program Analyst
  • Series/Grade/Salary: GS-343-9/11/12, $60,129 – $113,362
  • Promotion Potential: GS-12
  • Clearance Level: Secret
  • One position available

Management and Program Analyst | GS-343-9/11/12 | 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.

Management and Program Analysts work to improve efficiency and effectiveness in operations and programs.

Duties:

  • Works closely with a senior specialist(s) in preparing estimates for required resources.
  • Develops draft recommendations that revises program operations for consistency with strategies and program emphasis.
  • Participates with senior specialist (s) in management reviews and, as directed, drafts written reports and briefing material based on analysis and research that are applicable to program requirements.
  • In a developmental capacity, participates in meetings with internal and external stakeholders engaged in developing and organizing policies and programs and other related concerns.

Preferred Skills and Additional Info:

  • Strong written communication skills to present options clearly, explain potential benefits, costs, and risks, and provide sufficient facts to support the recommendation.
  • Knowledge of standard qualitative and quantitative analysis methods and managerial and organizational techniques, concepts and practices, sufficient to perform efficiency and effectiveness reviews of functions that are typically procedural or factual in nature.
  • Common skill used in conducting analyses of varied functions and work processes; and interpersonal skills in presenting staffing.

The Fine Print:

  • Location: Arlington, VA
  • Division: National Risk Management Center (NRMC), Planning and Coordination
  • Official Title: Management and Program Analyst
  • Series/Grade/Salary: GS-343-9/11/12, $60,129 – $113,362
  • Promotion Potential: GS-12
  • Clearance Level: TS/SCI
  • One position available

Management and Program Analyst | GS-343-9/11/12 | Arlington, VA

Management and Program Analysts work to improve efficiency and effectiveness in operations and programs.

Duties:

  • Performs developmental assignments that require the use of common knowledge and general experience in gathering information, identifying and analyzing issues, and developing recommendations to resolve risk management challenges.
  • Develops experience in conducting project and program management reviews and analysis to ensure effectiveness and efficiency of work operations.
  • Demonstrates a customer-service and team-player focused mindset while performing program support.

Preferred Skills and Additional Info:

  • Knowledge of standard qualitative and quantitative analysis methods and managerial and organizational techniques, concepts and practices, sufficient to perform efficiency and effectiveness reviews of functions that are typically procedural or factual in nature.
  • Common skill used in conducting analyses of varied functions and work processes; and interpersonal skills in presenting staffing.

The Fine Print:

  • Location: Arlington, VA
  • Division: National Risk Management Center (NRMC), Planning and Coordination
  • Official Title: Management and Program Analyst
  • Series/Grade/Salary: GS-343-9/11/12, $60,129 – $113,362
  • Promotion Potential: GS-12
  • Clearance Level: Secret & TS/SCI
  • Two positions available

Management Analyst (Acquisitions) | GS-343-11/12/13 | Arlington, VA

Work Role: Program Manager
Category: Oversee and Govern
Specialty: Program/Project Management and Acquisition

This role leads, coordinates, communicates, integrates, and is accountable for the overall success of the program, ensuring alignment with agency or enterprise priorities.

Management and Program Analysts work to improve efficiency and effectiveness in operations and programs.

Duties:

  • Reviews requests for the procurement of contract service requirements from various customers.
  • Creates requirements documents and Procurement Request (PR) documentation.
  • Ensures contract requirements have been properly staffed and secures appropriate approvals prior to submission of PR.
  • Analyzes procurement requirements, provides guidance to CISA personnel, and recommends revisions to statements of work or specifications as necessary. 
  • Participates in pre-performance conferences, pre-award surveys, technical evaluations and pre-bid conferences.

Preferred Skills and Additional Info:

  • Experience in program management.
  • Ability to perform complex contract administration including performance of medication actions, termination actions.
  • Ability to assist in the initiation and processing of contract modifications arising from changes in mission requirements, specification changes, or changes in terms and conditions.
  • Ability to negotiate settlements for such changes, verify and approve contract payments, assess damages for non-performance, and assist contracting officials to negotiate settlements related to termination.

The Fine Print:

  • Location: Arlington, VA
  • Division: National Risk Management Center (NRMC), Strategy, Performance, and Resources
  • Official Title: Management and Program Analyst
  • Series/Grade/Salary: GS-343-11/12/13, $72,750 - $134,798
  • Promotion Potential: GS-13
  • Clearance Level: TS/SCI
  • One position available

Management and Program Analyst | GS-343-13/14| 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.

Management and Program Analysts work to improve efficiency and effectiveness in operations and programs.

Duties:

  • Provides coordination and direction of priorities for the National Risk Management Center.
  • Conducts a variety of authoritative, comprehensive, complex and sensitive/classified projects and studies that encompass the analysis and evaluation of the distribution of work in the development of strategies, plans, and analysis in support of CISA priorities and NRMC portfolios and task forces.
  • Coordinates among positions and organizations and appropriate staffing levels and skill mixes to accomplish planning efforts.
  • Applies business and management best practices for application to CISA programs and/or operations; administrative program policies, regulations, goals and objectives; management evaluation plans, procedures, and methodologies.
  • Ensures employee/organizational efficiency and productivity including staffing, work methods, and administrative control systems such as those designed to prevent waste, fraud, loss, unauthorized use, or misappropriation of assets.
  • Prepares and presents authoritative findings and recommendations to resolve complex management issues, problems and conflicts.

Preferred Skills and Additional Info:

  • Mastery of the laws, policies, and regulations of an administrative field sufficient to apply new theories and developments to problems not susceptible to treatment by accepted methods, and make decisions or recommendations that significantly change, interpret, or develop major public policies or programs.
  • Mastery of a wide range of methods for the assessment and improvement of complex programs, processes and systems.
  • Leverages project and program management skills to ensure effectiveness and efficiency of work operations.
  • Demonstrates a customer-service and team-player focused mindset while leading and performing program support duties.
  • Adapts analytical techniques and evaluation criteria to the measurement and improvement of program implementation and organizational productivity.

The Fine Print:

  • Location: Arlington, VA
  • Division: National Risk Management Center (NRMC), Planning and Coordination
  • Official Title: Management and Program Analyst
  • Series/Grade/Salary: GS-343-13/14, $103,690 – $159,286
  • Promotion Potential: GS-14
  • Clearance Level: Secret
  • One position available

Supervisory Cyber & Infrastructure Risk Analyst | GS-2210-14 | Arlington, VA

Skill Community: Multiple
Work Role: Vulnerability Assessment Analyst and  Program Manager
Category: Protect and Defend
Specialty Area: Vulnerability Assessment and Management

This role performs assessments of systems and networks within the network environment or enclave and identifies where those systems/networks deviate from acceptable configurations, enclave policy, or local policy. Measures effectiveness of defense-in-depth architecture against known vulnerabilities.

Duties:

  • Develops cyber indicators to maintain awareness of the status of the highly dynamic operating environment. Collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates cyber threat/warning assessments.
  • Leads, coordinates, communicates, integrates, and is accountable for the overall success of the program, ensuring alignment with agency or enterprise priorities.
  • Performs assessments of systems and networks within the network environment or enclave and identifies where those systems/networks deviate from acceptable configurations, enclave policy, or local policy.
  • Measures effectiveness of defense-in-depth architecture against known vulnerabilities.

Preferred Skills and Additional Info:

  • Expert knowledge of cybersecurity fundamentals and risk assessment methods
  • Expert knowledge of quality control and measurement techniques
  • Expert knowledge of data management
  • Ability to convey complex systems descriptions into simple terms
  • Ability to form effective teams and lead group discussions
  • Desired cyber certifications including but not limited to: Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) 
  • Program Management Professional (PM) certification desired 
  • Risk analysis and intelligence analysis experience desired 

The Fine Print:

  • Location: Arlington, VA
  • Division: National Risk Management Center (NRMC), Analysis
  • 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

Program Specialist | GS-301-15| Arlington, VA

This position is responsible for providing expert guidance on critical infrastructure strategy, policy, legislation, and technical programs related to the financial services sector.

Duties:

  • Actively participate, lead, and/or coordinate strategic planning risk management and analysis activities, with an emphasis on physical security, cybersecurity, emergency preparedness, and resilience.
  • Analyze legislation, presidential policies, regulations, and policy standards and initiate improvement action for leadership.
  • Assist in determining the need for, and development of, written policies and procedures, and reviewing and recommending approval upon completion.
  • Create scalable programming and reporting processes, develop metrics and performance targets for the purposes of assessing effective risk mitigation across the financial services sector.

Preferred Skills and Additional Info:

  • Mastery of the theory, concepts, and practices of accounting and auditing, and the skill and ability to apply this knowledge to very broad assignments.
  • Skill in administrative planning activities, to include preparation of functional and specific support plans, preparing and managing correspondence, and staffing procedures.
  • Skill in preparing plans and related correspondence.
  • Ability to determine the validity of technology trend data.
  • Ability to develop policy, plans, and strategy in compliance with laws, regulations, policies, and standards in support of organizational cyber activities.

The Fine Print:

  • Location: Arlington, VA
  • Division: National Risk Management Center (NRMC), Planning and Coordination
  • Official Title: Program Specialist
  • Series/Grade/Salary: GS-301-15, $144,128 – $172,500
  • Promotion Potential: GS-15
  • Clearance Level: TS/SCI
  • One position available

Supervisory Program Specialist | GS-301-15 | 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:

  • Leads operational planning and coordination efforts with CISA’s strategic partners in the public and private sectors.
  • Provides subject matter expertise on the strategic integration with federal intra/inter agency partners and industry for high profile initiatives focused on all 16 critical infrastructure sectors. This includes but is not limited to: leading NRMC’s participation in critical infrastructure security and resilience as outlined in Presidential Policy Directive (PPD)-21 and the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP); expanding the NIPP partnership framework; threat based outreach; high level coordination on classified and special projects; and other relevant strategic priorities.
  • Identifies and resolves unique issues, where no policy exists, and takes innovative actions addressing new needs and/or issues.
  • Leverages current threat information and analysis supporting planning efforts in high priority subject areas, including the interconnectedness of cyber and physical risks, infrastructure development and recovery, counter-terrorism activities, threat-based programs, infrastructure development and resilience, business continuity, cross sector infrastructure dependencies, etc.

Preferred Skills and Additional Info:

  • Ability to leverage current threat information and analysis to support planning efforts in high priority subject areas.
  • Ability to direct, supervise, and coordinate the work of federal personnel engaged in the substantive, mission-oriented work of the NRMC program development and execution.
  • Ability to direct, supervise, and coordinate federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, and private sector engagement.
  • Strong research, analysis, and writing skills.

The Fine Print:

  • Location: Arlington, VA
  • Division: National Risk Management Center (NRMC), Planning and Coordination
  • Official Title: Supervisory Program Specialist
  • Series/Grade/Salary: GS-301-15, $144,128 – $172,500
  • Promotion Potential: GS-14
  • Clearance Level: TS/SCI
  • One position available

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