Full Time Employee Contractor
As the complexity of the IT security-focused threats grows, so too does the need to enhance the skills of this entity's workforce. The contractor shall work with the government to identify the skills needed to maintain and enhance this organization's security posture, identify gaps between those skills and the existing workforce, and put in place processes and programs for enhancing those skill-sets. Each of these efforts must be conducted in close coordination with key stakeholders, such as training developers and human resource personnel. Additionally, these efforts must be informed by best practices from the public and private sectors and align with guiding federal requirements and legislation. The contractor shall support the following:
a. Develop and update position descriptions for critical cybersecurity roles.
b. Develop and update technical competency models for critical cybersecurity roles
c. Develop and update career paths for critical cybersecurity roles.
d. Support the development of a Department-wide standardized training curriculum to continually enhance the skill sets of the cyber security workforce
e. Provide support for the update and/or development of workforce policies, memoranda, and guidance.
f. Assist in the coordination of Department-wide workforce planning-focused activities.
g. Assist in the collection and aggregation of data necessary to support internal and external workforce-focused data calls and activities.
h. Provide administrative and logistical support for meetings and monthly workforce development-focused working groups
i. Provide administrative support to federal Security Governance Division Manager as appropriate.
Individual will have the ability to make a difference at an enterprise level.
Qualifications and Education/Certification Requirements
B.A. or B.S. in related field and two to four years of experience in information assurance services and/or a human resource discipline, such as workforce development, talent management, learning and development, or organizational development. B.A. or B.S. may be substituted with 4 years of experience in a related field.
Experience with cybersecurity training and education programs. Experience establishing and/or maintaining a department-level workforce development plan, experience with workforce development, to include, but not limited to: developing position descriptions, developing competency models, developing career paths for various cybersecurity professional roles, and with delivering, and tracking training at the enterprise level.
Work in concert with multiple key program stakeholders to ensure that high-quality workforce development deliverables are produced on-time, properly reflect the tone and culture of the organization, and are appropriate to the audience.
Familiarity with Office of Personnel Management (OPM) competency models in cybersecurity and proficiency levels as well as the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) framework. Familiarity with OPM's Multipurpose Occupational Systems Analysis Inventory - Close-Ended (MOSAIC) methodology helpful.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, and attention to detail are a must. It is highly desirable that candidates possess strong interpersonal skills. Candidates must be fluent in the English language.
Candidates may be asked to provide a writing sample.
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