Environmental Protection Agency Director, Office of Information Security and Privacy in Washington, District Of Columbia
Environmental Protection Agency
1 vacancy in the following locations:
- Washington DC, DC
- Durham, NC
Work Schedule is Full-time - Permanent
Opened Wednesday 9/21/2016 (29 day(s) ago)
** Closes Friday 10/21/2016 (1 day(s) away)
About the Agency
This position is located in the Office of Information Security and Privacy of the Office of Environmental Information (OEI). As the Office of Information Security and Privacy Director, the incumbent will be responsible for carrying out the Chief Information Officer’s responsibilities to advance and manage the Agency-wide IT security and privacy programs. The Director also serves as EPA’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). This includes developing plans and programs, identifying threats, analysis of risks, developing risk management plans, testing the effectiveness of security controls, reporting to senior management, overseeing other EPA organizations on the status of information security Agency-wide, and managing Agency-wide compliance with relevant Federal legislations and directives.
The incumbent will provide broad policy analysis, consultation, advice and program management to the Agency in the areas of IT security. The Director develops and promotes the use of sound IT security methods and techniques and best industry practices, provides technical guidance and consultation to EPA program officials, and coordinates government-wide information security issues with other Federal, state and local agencies. The incumbent is responsible for managing the Agency’s compliance with the IT security provisions of the Federal Information Security Modernization Act, the Computer Security Act, the Clinger-Cohen Act, OMB Circular A-130 and other relevant Federal legislation, directives, standards, and guidelines.
As Director, Office of Information Security and Privacy, the incumbent provides broad policy analysis, consultation, advice and program management to the Agency in the areas of IT security. He/she develops and promotes the use of sound IT security methods and techniques and best industry practices, provides technical guidance and consultation to EPA program officials, and coordinates government-wide information security issues with other Federal, state, tribal and local agencies.
The incumbent is responsible for managing the Agency’s compliance with the IT security provisions of FISMA, the Computer Security Act, the Clinger-Cohen Act, OMB Circular A-130 and other relevant Federal legislation, directives, standards and guidelines.
Develops and implements Agency-wide plans and programs for IT security. Develops and implements IT security policies, procedures and best practices for threat and risk assessment, planning, risk management, program management, training, evaluation and communication with senior management.
Conducts regular testing of the telecommunications network and associated IT resources to ensure compliance with Agency standards and practices. Conducts oversight reviews of IT security programs of the Agency’s centrally-managed infrastructure as well as Agency program offices, regional offices, laboratories and field offices.
Serves as principal Agency focal point for IT security audits and evaluations conducted by the Office of Inspector General (OIG), the Government Accounting Office (GAO), Congress, and other oversight organizations.
Manages the Agency-wide project plan for mitigating IT security vulnerabilities as required by OMB under FISMA. Provides expert advice to the CIO, DCIO, program officials and technical staff on IT security matters.
Participates on government-wide committees to develop and promote best IT security practices. Leads or serves as the Agency spokesperson on IT security matters to the public and trade press.
The incumbent exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities over staff members, making assignments and determining responsibilities and priorities, evaluating employee performance, recommending appropriate incentives, initiating corrective actions, assuring safety practices, keeping employees informed of management and personnel policies, counseling employees regarding their benefits, salaries, and the status of requirements of federal employees.
The incumbent exercises technical and administrative direction and control over the Office. Within the broad administrative framework, establishes overall operating policies, priorities, and procedures; establishes long-range plans; allocates resources; recommends changes in program goals and policies; and coordinates and reviews program operations. Advises the CIO on the development of long-range plans; relative priorities, resource allocations; initiation, termination, or curtailment of activities; and balance of intramural and extramural efforts and related matters.
NOTE: APPLICANTS MUST CLICK ON THE "HOW TO APPLY" BUTTON FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ON THE EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATION STATEMENTS, THE MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION FACTORS, AND/OR THE DESIRABLE QUALFICATION FACTORS.
- Occasional Travel
- This position involves occasional travel.
- In accordance with Federal and Agency travel regulations, the candidate selected for this position will be reimbursed for travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty to this position.
- You must be a U.S. citizen.
- Pre-employment drug testing is required and random testing thereafter.
- The selectee must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance.
ES-2210 - Information Technology Management job series:Applicants must have a degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or a degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks* *Applicants may also qualify if they can provide evidence supporting IT-related experience in each of the four competencies listed below:
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.
Certification Requirement: Applicants must hold a formal management-focused IT security certification from a recognized institution or organization, e.g., an Information Assurance Certificate issued by the Information Resources Management College of the National Defense University compliant with Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) standards 4011 or 4012.
Applicants must have one year of experience at a level close to the work of this job that has given you the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform successfully. You will be evaluated on the following Executive Core Qualifications. Please provide a narrative not to exceed two pages per ECQ and not more than 10 pages.
You must be a U.S. citizen.
Current or former career Senior Executive Service (SES) employees are not required to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). Unless you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service SES appointment, you are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Career Development Program approved by OPM, you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications questions in order to receive consideration for the position. Additional information on the proper preparation of Executive Core Qualification statements is available by going to the Office of Personnel Management's web site at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals2012.pdf
When responding to the Mandatory Technical and/or Desirable Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications, you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the Technical and/or Desirable Qualifications and the Executive Core Qualifications. Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts.
Your narrative responses to the Executive Core Qualification statements (ECQs) should not exceed two pages per each ECQ and not more than 10 pages total.
Your narrative responses to the Mandatory Technical and/or Desirable factors should not exceed two pages per each factor.
What To Expect Next
You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJOBS that your submission was successful, once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, responses to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), Technical Qualifications (TQs)and Desirable Qualifications (DQs), and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. If your application meets the basic qualifications, it will then be forwarded to a three member Rating Panel consisting of SES career members here at EPA for further review. The Rating Panel decides which Best Qualified applicants will be forwarded to the Selecting Official to make a selection. Interviews are arranged through the Selecting Official. If your application is not forwarded to the Rating Panel, you will be notified of the outcome of your application. You may call Ann Hackley, Human Resources Specialist, Executive Resources Division on (202) 564-0520 to get the status of your application.
Review our benefits
ETHICS: The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment. PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Must complete 1-year SES probation period, if not previously completed. SELECTIVE SERVICE: If you are a male and hired, and if you were born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required by P.L. 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Senior Executives are required to comply with the provisions of the Ethics in Government Act and must submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278, upon assuming the position, annually, and upon termination of employment. TRAVEL, TRANSPORTATION AND RELOCATION: In accordance with Federal and Agency travel regulations, the candidate selected for this position will be reimbursed for travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty to this position. TELEWORK/FLEXIPLACE: This position has portable work; therefore, the selectee may be eligible for episodic telework. BACKGROUND/SECURITY INVESTIGATION: The selectee must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance. DRUG TESTING: If you are selected, a pre-employment drug test is required and random testing thereafter. TRAVEL: Position involves occasional travel. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policyof the Agency to provide equal opportunity in Federal employment for all persons and to prohibit discrimination in employment through a continuing affirmative program. DIVERSITY STATEMENT: EPA values diversity and believes that a range of backgrounds brings a variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences that will foster a productive work environment in which talents are fully utilized.
Salary Range: $123,175.00 to $185,100.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: ES-2210-00/00
Promotion Potential: 00
Supervisory Status: Yes
Who May Apply: Any U.S. citizen may apply.
Control Number: 451179600
Job Announcement Number: EPA-SES-2016-0048