DHS Virtual Job Fair Seeks Infosec Pros

Job Offers Coming in January
DHS Virtual Job Fair Seeks Infosec Pros
With 1,000 cybersecurity jobs to fill over the next three years, the Department of Homeland Security has set up a virtual job fair on its website.

Under the headline Join Our Cybersecurity Team, the virtual job fair site lists five key expertise DHS seeks:

Cyber Incident Response
Vulnerability Detection and Assessment
Networks and Systems Engineering
Cyber Risk and Strategic Analysis
Intelligence and Investigation

"We're looking for the best and the brightest to come join our team," says Deputy Undersecretary Philip Reitinger, the DHS's highest ranking cybersecurity official, says in a video posted on the virtual job fair site. "Our goal is to build a world-class cyber organization and we would like you to come and be part of that. Here you will have an opportunity to make a real difference in protecting the security of our nation."

Salaries range from $73,000 to $153,000 and the jobs are at the GS 12-15 levels. Candidates must be American citizens and able to obtain a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information security clearance.

Eligible candidates will be invited to interview at a private hiring event on Jan. 22 and 23. "Be ready to get a job offer on the spot and start your security clearance process that day," the website says.

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  • Listen to an interview in which Reitinger discusses the challenges the government faces in recruiting cybersecurity professionals.

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Eric Chabrow

Eric Chabrow

Retired Executive Editor, GovInfoSecurity

Chabrow, who retired at the end of 2017, hosted and produced the semi-weekly podcast ISMG Security Report and oversaw ISMG's GovInfoSecurity and InfoRiskToday. He's a veteran multimedia journalist who has covered information technology, government and business.

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