Chief Information Security Officer

Washington D.C., or Durham, NC

Full Time Executive level / Director Clearance required
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About us

The U.S. EPA protects human health and the environment by producing science-backed regulations, enforcing those regulations, and producing reports to congress and the public through a rigorous, research based approach to environmental study.

The organization is mostly environmental engineers, scientists, and support staff working at over 60 offices and labs across the US. The kinds of IT challenges that the organization faces includes working with petabytes of research data, connecting IoT devices, developing infrastructure to support collaboration across staff and outside universities and other agencies, and onboarding cloud services safely without opening up the agency to excessive security risk.

This role

This role is officially titled "Director, Office of Information Security and Privacy". Duties include:

  • Managing the Agency’s compliance with the IT security provisions of FISMA, the Computer Security Act, the Privacy Act, the Clinger-Cohen Act, OMB Circular A-130 and other relevant Federal legislation, directives, standards and guidelines.
  • Developing and implementing Agency-wide plans and programs for IT security and privacy.
  • Developing and implementing IT security policies, procedures and best practices for threat and risk assessment, planning, risk management, program management, training, evaluation and communication with senior management.
  • Serving as a principal Agency focal point for IT security audits and evaluations conducted by the Office of Inspector General, the Government Accountability Office, Congress and other oversight organizations.
  • Reporting and mitigating incidents that impair data and infrastructure security.
  • Serving as the Agency’s Chief Information Security Officer.

Requirements and Notices

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Job tags: Audits FISMA Risk assessment
Job region(s): North America
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