IT Specialist (INFOSEC) – Project Manager
The office of Capacity Building (CB), Acquisition and Budget Branch within the Cybersecurity Division works to provide best-in-class cybersecurity services and guidance to enhance the cybersecurity posture of CISA’s customers and is seeking highly qualified professionals to fill a range of positions focused on acquisition and budget. CB’s Acquisition and Budget Branch has a mission to lead and improve the subdivisions within CB and its customer agencies by providing full lifecycle acquisition and budget support. These positions serve as advisors and provide procurement and budget advice, guidance, and assistance to the organization. Acquisition staff develop innovative short- and long-term acquisition strategies and help build shared services programs to support the entire [dot]gov and SLTT entities. These acquisition subject matter experts lead pre and post award contract management; manage and execute tool procurements/maintenance; manage vendor relationships and industry communications; perform budget formulation, execution and cost activities; and other key acquisition products and services. Additionally, staff in this branch are responsible for planning, organizing, and carrying out major, substantive budgets for significant IT program components.
Multiple Positions Available
Skill Community: Cross Functional / Lifecycle Management
Category: Oversee and Govern
Specialty: Program/Project Management and Acquisition
Successful candidates must be detail-oriented and able to quickly work to understand the many facets of Capacity Building, talk knowledgeably about acquisition and budget processes across Capacity Building subdivisions, take the initiative to support Contracting Officer’s Representatives (CORs) and/or serve as CORs in daily duties, own one or multiple projects, and develop quality documents.
- Provide government oversight, review, and approval of contract deliverables, and ensure contract payments are made in a timely and proper manner.
- Monitor and manage contract operations and performance by ensuring contractors deliver high-quality solutions on time.
- Provide procurement guidance to program directors.
- Define and manage information technology (IT) and/or cybersecurity related programs and/or projects.
- Lead, coordinate, communicate, integrate, and is accountable for the overall success of the program, ensuring alignment with agency or enterprise priorities.
- Apply knowledge of data, information, processes, organizational interactions, skills, and analytical expertise, as well as systems, networks, and information exchange capabilities to manage acquisition programs.
- Consult with customers to evaluate functional requirements and translate functional requirements into technical solutions.
- Collaborate with stakeholders to establish the enterprise continuity of operations program, strategy, and mission assurance.
- Develop and maintain cybersecurity plans, strategy, and policy to support and align with organizational cybersecurity initiatives and regulatory compliance.
All candidates applying for a cybersecurity position must possess demonstrated experience that speaks to the following four required competencies.
- Attention to Detail
- Customer Service
- Oral Communication
- Problem Solving
- Knowledge of various types of IT contracts, techniques for IT contracting or procurement, and contract negotiation and administration
- Experience with IT acquisition project and program management
- Experience with IT acquisition/budget projects which are large and complex
Preferred Skills and Additional Info:
- Knowledge and handling of project and program management methodology and techniques
- Knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures
- Experience reviewing proposed new systems, networks, and software designs for potential security risks.
- Ability to support the customer engagement, requirements identification, design and/or implementation of proposed risk mitigation solutions in alignment with security protocols and technical standards.
- Experience assessing IT system security tools, plans, techniques, and/or processes to reduce risks associated with IT system vulnerabilities.
- Experience developing, coordinating, and implementing IT system security policy, mitigation guidance, technical analysis, and/or strategic plans to reduce system or network risk.
- Experience engaging with internal and external partners to identify IT system deficiencies and security requirements.
- Understanding of the wider objectives and organization strategic priorities
- Ability to work positively with a range of individuals involved in the agency
- Ability to find innovative ways to resolve problems
- COR Level III
- Cost Certification
- Financial Management Certification
The Fine Print:
All selected candidates must be able to successfully pass a background investigation and drug test. US Citizenship is required. CISA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.