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Executive Director Information Security Policy and Strategy

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Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology

$126,148.00 to $189,600.00

Washington, DC

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$126,148 to $189,600 per year

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ES 00

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1 vacancy in the following location:

Washington DC, DC

Washington DC, DC

1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Permanent Change of Station (PCS) may be authorized. PCS is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information visit:

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Senior executives - SES only

Those who meet the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).

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U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

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All groups of qualified individuals.

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To fulfill President Lincoln's promise -To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan- by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

The Senior Executive Service (SES) is comprised of the men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of government. These leaders possess well-honed executive skills and share a broad perspective of government and a public service commitment.

The Executive Director leads the establishment, deployment, monitoring, governance, and oversight of enterprise-wide VA Information Security Policy Strategy, Architectures, and associated implementation plans; provides strategic and policy focus on all elements of information security, cybersecurity (CS), and CS incident management including widespread security breaches, service disruptions, cyber attacks and data thefts. Ensures key VA information security policies, strategies, and architectures are identified, implemented and maintained. Leads policy efforts supporting the VA CS workforce planning/recruitment/training/retaining effort/directs CS metrics, reporting, and dashboarding efforts to include OMB FISMA reporting; and serves as a catalyst for organizational CS change, making recommendations on governance structure to mitigate risks around CS gaps and translating their vision into strategic recommendations with defined steps and accountability. This position supervises 4 direct reports and manages over 100 employees.

VA structures its SES positions into pay bands. This is a pay band 1 position and the salary range is $126,148 to $189,600.

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The Executive Director, Information Security Policy and Strategy reports to the VA Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for Information Security, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Provides supervisory oversight for development and promulgation of agency-wide information security/cybersecurity strategy and policy to ensure all VA information systems maintain an appropriate level of confidentiality, integrity, and availability, and is accountable for long-term strategies to address data security and privacy, ensuring compliance with Federal statute/regulations and comprehensively protecting the VA's $4B (annual) globally distributed IT environment supporting approx. 350K VA employees and servicing 20M US Veterans.

Directs publishing of CS policy, processes, programs, architecture, security control implementation and assessment procedures, security design, security encryption, data file monitoring, and regulating access to safeguard information and providing immediate and continuous CS risk insight.

Leverages analysis, forensics and reverse engineering to monitor and diagnose malware events, viruses, and critical risks and vulnerability issues, and advises the DCIO/CISO on innovative recommendations for solutions, including hardware and software programs that can help strengthen CS to mitigate risk of future breaches.

The incumbent oversees development of information security metrics, reports, and dashboards, and serves as the executive level responsible entity for VA information security policy and strategy governance/oversight (including FISMA reporting), representing OIT and VA with external organizations including OMB, Congress, the White House, commercial entities, etc. at key meetings and strategic efforts.

Leads policy and strategy efforts to codify CS skills and proficiency needed to meet the agile, multi-functional, and dynamic CS workforce requirements in a complex, fast-paced, transformative IT environment.

Speaks on behalf of the DCIO, for Information Security/CISO, in their absence.

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)

2210 Information Technology Management

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Conditions of Employment

US citizenship is required.

One year probationary period required for initial SES appointment.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.

Successful completion of background investigation and drug screening.

Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278) is required.

May be subject to reassignment geographically or organizationally.


To meet the minimum qualifications, applicant must possess the following technical and executive core qualifications. These qualifications would typically be gained through progressively responsible management or executive level assignments such as director of a regional office, medical facility or program manager. An individual's total experience, education and volunteer work experience must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position.

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 can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

MANDATORY EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): All applicants must submit a written narrative response to the following ECQs. Your narrative must address each ECQ separately. Additional information on ECQs is available at: Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action and Results model outlined in the guide. It is recommended that you draft your ECQs in a Word document and then upload into the system.

1. Leading Change: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

2. Leading People: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

3. Results Driven: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

4. Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial and information resources strategically.

5. Building Coalitions: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, state and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION (TQ)s: In addition, all applicants must submit a written narrative response to the following TQ(s). Please give examples and explain how often you used your skills, the complexity of the knowledge possessed, the level of people you interacted with, the sensitivity of the issues you handled managing a large public or private sector organization that administers complex, rules-based benefits or services, etc. It is recommended that you draft your TQ(s) in a word document and then upload into the system.

TQ1: Ability to plan, design, develop, coordinate, publish, and manage enterprise-wide cybersecurity policies and strategies to safeguard an organization's information and information technology and conduct proper information security risk management, as well as devise and implement subsequent governance, oversight, and reporting activities/mechanisms for published policies and strategies.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Veteran Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service.:

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Step 1: ECQ qualifications

Step 2: Technical Qualification(s)

Step 3: VA Executive Resources Board

Step 4: Nominating Organization may conduct interviews

Step 5: Approval by the Selecting Official (may include additional screening)

Step 6: OPM Qualifications Review Board certification

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Required Documents

Required Documents

A complete application for this position includes the following items:

1. Resume not to exceed 5 pages;

2. Written narrative response to address each Technical Qualification(s) not to exceed 2 pages each; and

3. Written narrative responses to address each Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) not to exceed 2 pages each for a total of 10 pages; or

4. Proof of non-competitive eligibility (if applicable). Proof consists of an SF-50 showing career status in the SES and/or proof of certification of your Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) from the OPM administered Qualifications Review Board (QRB).

Non-Competitive Consideration: You are considered a non-competitive applicant if you are a current career Senior Executive, Qualifications Review Board (QRB) certified graduate of a Senior Executive (SES) Candidate Development Program (CDP) or an individual with SES reinstatement eligibility. You may be considered non-competitively for appointment to this position if you meet the mandatory technical qualifications requirements.

Non-competitive applicants do not need to submit ECQ narratives but you must clearly state your status in your resume and submit a written narrative response to the Technical Qualification (s); not more than 2 pages per each TQ with a font size no smaller than 12 points. Proof of non-competitive eligibility is required. The agency has the option of considering you non-competitively or including you in the competitive process.



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How to Apply

Your complete application must be received by 11:59 pm EST on the closing date in order for you to be considered. Please read all instructions before you begin.

To begin click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register, and submit all required documents. To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at and click on Application Status. Click on the position title and select Apply Online to continue.

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online:

1. You must obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers to the questionnaire (refer to link for instructions for completing the OPM Form 1203-FX. The form URL is .

2. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire

3. Print your resume and required documents.

4. Fax to (478) 757-3144. Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.

Agency contact information

Latasha Blyther Latasha Blyther


(202) 461-7591




Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology

810 Vermont Avenue NW

Washington, DC


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Next steps

The Corporate Senior Executive Management Office (CSEMO) will review all applications to determine if applicants meet the technical qualifications of this position and the SES ECQs. Those who meet the qualifications will be referred to a panel of SES members to determine the best qualified candidates. Once a selection is made, the selectee's application will be forwarded to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for approval by an OPM independent Qualification Review Board (QRB), unless the selectee is a current/ former SES executive or has successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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