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Supervisory IT Specialist

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Federal Emergency Management Agency Washington , DC 20001

Posted 2 months ago



The ideal candidate for this position will have experience leading a cyber incident management and response program, risk and vulnerability management remediation program. This position starts at a salary of $134,789 (GS-15). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of Chief Information Officer team within FEMA.

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When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you.

Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit for additional information.

EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites.

All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

In this position, you will serve as a Cyber Security Chief. Typical assignments include:
Develop and implement a full risk management program for cybersecurity that emphasizes automation and
continuous diagnostics and mitigation.
Implement operational cybersecurity solutions that support emerging technologies and a changing threat
Communicate cybersecurity risks and provide decision support to Agency senior leaders on mitigation strategies for
cyber threats.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • This position may require occasional non-emergency travel.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)


Conditions of Employment

You must be a U.S. Citizen to be considered for this position.
You must successfully pass a background investigation.
Selective Service registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government credit card.
Please review "Other Information" section for additional key requirements.
Please ensure you meet the qualification requirements described below.


The qualification requirements listed below must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

You qualify for this position at the GS-15 level (starting salary $134,789) if you possess the following:
One full year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 level, that demonstrates (1) Providing and performing in-depth technical analysis and developing IT security programs that meet Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), associated National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication guidelines and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memoranda; and (2) Providing and developing strategies, methodologies, and protocols to remediate weaknesses identified during IT System architecture reviews and audits; and (3) Reviewing IT system architecture on current and future state to identify potential weaknesses and to ensure compliance with Federal and industry requirements.
1.Attention to Detail

  • Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
    2.Customer Service

  • Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public,
    individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their
    expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.
    3.Oral Communication

  • Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for
    example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
    4.Problem Solving

  • Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and provides valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

NOTE: Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience.

In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click .

Current or former FEMA Reservists/DAE employees: To accurately credit your experience for these intermittent positions, make sure to list the dates (from MM/YY to MM/YY) of each deployment, along with the job title and specific duties you were responsible for during each deployment. Failure to provide this information may result in disqualification.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.


Additional information

To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo, successfully pass, and maintain a background investigation for Top Secret/SCI clearance as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a credit check after initial job qualifications are determined, review of financial issues, such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. For more information on background investigations for Federal jobs please visit the OPM website at .
If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.
DHS uses E-verify, an internet based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about, including your rights and responsibilities., / and possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility and to understand the documentation that would be required with your application, click on the links above and contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of the this announcement.
This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
All candidates must be able to deploy with little or no advance notice to anywhere in the United States and its territories for an extended period of time.
A one year probationary period is required for new Federal competitive service employees and new supervisors and managers.
If selected for this position you will be required to attend a one week Emergency Manager Orientation in Leesburg, Virginia. Travel is at FEMAs expense and will occur from Sunday to Saturday.
This is a Non-Bargaining Unit position.
If this position has been identified as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) because of its security, public health, and/or public safety sensitivity, you are subject to random drug testing under FEMA's Drug-Free Workplace Plan (DWP). Refusal to be tested will result in disciplinary action up to and including removal from federal service.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Direct Hire authority will be used to fill this position. Veterans' preference, category rating and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to positions filled under this announcement.

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) / Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Eligible: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible.

View information about CTAP/on OPMs Career Transition Resources website. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, you must meet the well-qualified standards for the position. A well-qualified applicant must satisfy the following criteria:

In addition to meeting minimum qualifications, including selective factors, education, and experience requirements, the applicant must be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements at the grade level for which they are applying will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration.
Interview Requirement: Interviews are required for this position. Failure to complete the interview may result in removal from consideration.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required


Required Documents

Your resume.
Your responses to the job questionnaire

  • You will be directed to the online job questionnaire once you begin the application process for this position.
    Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)? Submit:

a copy of your agency notice,
a copy of your most recent performance rating, and
a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.
Are you a current or former federal employee? Submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.
Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee? Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment:

Position Title
Type of Appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee)
Beginning and ending dates of appointment

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

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Supervisory IT Specialist

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Federal Emergency Management Agency