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White House Seeks Cyber Policy Guru

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The Office of Management and Budget is looking for a little help in developing cybersecurity policies and procedures and addressing cyber workforce challenges.

Located within OMB, the Office of E-Government and Information Technology is seeking a fulltime IT specialist whose duties will include creating policy recommendations and reviewing governmentwide cybersecurity workforce policies, procedures and programs to close any existing gaps, according to a USAJobs notice

The job also has an oversight component and entails coordinating oversight efforts with other agencies within the Department of Homeland Security and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The successful hire would also support implementation of the IT Oversight Reform initiative and participate in policy development, implementation and results tracking. He or she will report to the Cyber and National Security Team's unit chief in EGov. 

Located in Washington, the position is a two-year appointment not to exceed four years, and pays between $76,378.00 to $118,069. Requirements include “strong writing, speaking, analytic and executive briefing skills,” according to the USAJobs notice.

OMB stood up the cyber team last winter. In the wake of the massive breach of sensitive employee files at the Office of Personnel Management, the team played a key role in tracking agencies' efforts to tighten security as part of the 30-day "cybersecurity sprint," according to Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott.

Interested? Make first sure you’re a U.S. citizen and able to obtain and maintain a top-secret security clearance -- and then forget what Nextgov's Jack Moore reported last week about IT workers in government being so miserable.   

(Image via Orhan Cam/

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