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

Skill Community: IT
Category: Securely Provision
Specialty Area: Systems Requirements Planning
Work Role Code: 641

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)              

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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