This assignment is a 1 year non-reimbursable assignment. The incumbent serves as an External Affairs Specialist for CISA supporting the efforts of CISA programs in their engagement and outreach missions and coordinating with the DHS Office of Public Affairs, Office of Partnership and Engagement, and other DHS offices to ensure proactive engagement with key stakeholders of the organization.
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– Assists in designing, implementing and evaluating proactive strategies to communicate CISA's mission and programs to external partners.
– Supports event management and planning for major conferences such as DHS National Cyber Summit and RSA with activities to include but not limited to:
– Assists with the logistical aspects of meetings, conferences, and special events
– Assists with venue research and event analysis
– Contributes to the preparation of invitations and maintenance of participant database
– Field questions about registration and meeting agenda
– Contribute to the preparation, reproduction, and distribution of conference materials
– Research information about possible room setup, AV equipment, and other on-site meeting needs
– Supports a portfolio of CISA external affairs activities that may include CISA Speaker's Bureau, conference planning and Intergovernmental Affairs and provides information about CISA's mission, message, and achievements to targeted stakeholders, partners and general audiences. Stakeholders include other Federal agencies; owners and operators of critical infrastructure; state, local, tribal and territorial governments; educational institutions; and non-governmental organizations.
– Identifies, develops and applies a range of analytical tools to evaluate CISA's communication efforts; applies results of analysis to refine strategies and tactics to address areas of concern and identify opportunities for enhanced outreach and messaging to all stakeholders.
– Supports EA leadership in briefings and other interactions with critical external stakeholders and executives to include senior officials of the Department; other Federal agencies; the private sector and business communities; and state, local, tribal and territorial officials.
Conditions of Employment
- Must be a current permanent Federal employee
- Must have supervisory approval to apply to the Joint Duty Assignment
- Must NOT have any pending/outstanding disciplinary actions
- Must have achieved a minimum of "meet expectations/proficiency" on latest performance appraisal/evaluation
- Must currently be at the grade level of the detail or equivalent in other pay system . ? No Temporary Promotion Opportunity
- The program does not apply to members of the Military service or contractors.
- Must complete DHS 250-2 Application Form.? Supervisory signature is required.? Please see "Required Documents" section for form.
You qualify for the GS-13 grade level if you are currently a GS-13 and meet the qualifications below.
Please read the following important information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application:
It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant experience as it relates to this Joint Duty assignment opportunity announcement.
Be clear and specific when describing your work history since human resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will be rated based on your resume.
Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: There is no educational substitution for this position.
**DHS does not offer any additional benefits beyond that which the Federal employee is already receiving.
If the position requires a security clearance, employees must have a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance to placement AND must maintain that level of clearance while performing in the position.
Selected applicants for a JDA are requested to fulfill the items below during the JDA:
- Phase 1: Establish assignment objectives within the first 30 days of the JDA.
- Phase 2: Complete a self-assessment of the duties performed at the mid-point of the JDA.
- Phase 3: Complete a final review within the last 30 days of the JDA.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education, and training will be rated using a job questionnaire based on the competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this Joint Duty Assignment.
If you are among the best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. After reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination will be made. You must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.
Note: DHS continues to take necessary steps to keep our workforce safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. If you receive a final Joint Duty Assignment offer to onboard, please complete the onboarding requirements and/or forms and submit them electronically in an expeditious manner. Your start date may be delayed if the action above is not completed.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
Trust determination process
1. Resume: Do not include any personally identifiable information (PII) i.e., home address, social security number, or date of birth. Your resume must clearly demonstrate you have experience which meets the requirements of this position as outlined in the "Qualifications" section.
2. SF-50: Submit a copy of your official SF-50 (no text version) or other official "Notification of Personnel Action" document which shows the following information:
If your SF-50(s) does not provide the information needed to make a final determination for qualification, you will be found ineligible for the position.
3. DHS Joint Duty Assignment Application Form signed by your supervisor. Please click on the following link to access the required form DHS Form 250-02 .