CISA 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.

Personnel performing this work role may unofficially or alternatively be called:

  • Requirements Analyst / Planner / Engineer
  • Application Requirements Analyst / Manager
  • Solutions Delivery Analyst
  • Requirements Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Process Analyst
  • Usability Analyst
  • Business Relationship Manager

Category: Securely Provision
Specialty Area: Systems Requirements Planning

Core Tasks

  • Conduct risk analysis, feasibility study, and/or trade-off analysis to develop, document, and refine functional requirements and specifications. (T0033)
  • Consult with customers to evaluate functional requirements. (T0039)
  • Define project scope and objectives based on customer requirements. (T0052)
  • Translate functional requirements into technical solutions. (T0235)
  • Develop and document User Experience (UX) requirements including information architecture and user interface requirements. (T0300)

Core Competencies

  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Information Assurance
  • Information Systems/Network Security
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Systems Integration

Core Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSAs)

  • Knowledge of the organization’s enterprise information technology (IT) goals and objectives. (K0101)      
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity and privacy principles and organizational requirements (relevant to confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, non-repudiation). (K0044)
  • Knowledge of information security systems engineering principles (NIST SP 800-160). (K0045)      
  • Ability to interpret and translate customer requirements into operational capabilities. (A0064)    
  • Knowledge of applicable business processes and operations of customer organizations. (K0008)  
  • Knowledge of capabilities and requirements analysis. (K0012)     
  • Skill in conducting capabilities and requirements analysis. (S0010)             
  • Knowledge of system life cycle management principles, including software security and usability. (K0090)              

How to Apply

To apply for this work role, submit an application to one or more of CISA's vacancy announcements. Please ensure your resume has been updated to reflect your demonstrated experience performing the above tasks and describe your exposure to the listed competencies.

  1. Assign the appropriate Task ID and/or Core KSA ID to each experience statement in your resume. Task and KSA IDs are listed in parenthesis at the end of each bullet above.
  2. You must also include demonstrated experience on the four required competencies:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Customer Service
  • Oral Communication
  • Problem Solving

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