Secretarys Honors Program Cyber Student Volunteer

Company Name:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
### JOB SUMMARY:
Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to safeguard cyberspace, prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of positions. Make an impact, join DHS.
The DHS Secretary's Honors Program Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative is specifically designed to provide current undergraduate students with cybersecurity-focused volunteer assignments intended to complement their coursework and expose them to the field of cybersecurity. Selected students will support the cybersecurity mission at one of the following DHS components: Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A;), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the United States Coast Guard (U.S. Coast Guard), or the United States Secret Service (U.S. Secret Service).
Note that this announcement may also be used to fill additional volunteer assignments at other DHS components.
### TRAVEL REQUIRED
Not Required
### RELOCATION AUTHORIZED
No
### KEY REQUIREMENTS
US Citizenship required.
Ability to meet security requirements specified in this announcement.
Majors and/or coursework in cybersecurity related studies or STEM.
Current enrollment at least part-time in 2 or 4 year college or university.
Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Be at least 16 years of age.
Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service.
Projected graduation date of September 2015 or later.
### DUTIES:
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Students selected for the Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative assignments will have a unique opportunity to support the cybersecurity work performed by DHS. Each assignment will be unique but possible duties or tasks include:
Assisting with hardware and software updates to forensic systems.
Assisting with network monitoring and incident response.
Analyzing and evaluating security log data.
Conducting vulnerability scans.
Observing computer forensics analyses and their use in investigations.
Performing evidence intake, processing and analysis.
Produce unclassified documents describing and analyzing cyber threats.
Researching cybersecurity tools and techniques.
Supporting investigations into personal use violations.
Researching the impacts of cyber incidents on critical infrastructure.
### QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
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You must meet the qualification requirements listed below by the closing date of this announcement:
1. Be a U.S. citizen.
2. Be currently enrolled at least half time in pursuit of an Associate?s or Bachelor?s degree at an accredited college or university with 1) a major in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM); 2) a major in cybersecurity-related studies; and/or 3) an interest in working in the field cybersecurity upon graduation.
3. Have projected graduation date of September 2015 or later. (Note students scheduled to graduate prior to September 2015 are not eligible for this program?unless they are graduating with an Associate?s degree and also beginning to pursue a Bachelor?s degree).
4. Possess a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale that can be verified via a 2014 transcript that includes all courses taken to date.
The information below identifies the skills and/or coursework needed to be successful in a student volunteer assignment with DHS.
_Customs and Border Protection (CBP)_
CBP is especially interested in applicants that have completed coursework or previous work assignments related to: malware analysis; forensic analysis; threat analysis; risk assessment; intelligence analysis; incident response; hardware; network monitoring/network defense; virtual environments; security assessments; and basic knowledge and understanding of cybersecurity policies, plans, and standards.
_DHS Headquarters - Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)_
OCIO is especially interested in applicants that have completed coursework or previous work assignments related to: threat analysis; risk assessment; incident response; network monitoring/network defense; cybersecurity research and technical writing; and basic knowledge and understanding of industry best practices regarding policies, strategies and standards in cybersecurity.
_DHS Headquarters & State Fusion Centers - Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A;)_
I&A; is especially interested in applicants that have completed coursework or previous work assignments related to: intelligence analysis; threat analysis; risk assessment; network monitoring/network defense; cybersecurity research and technical writing; communication; and degree programs in computer science, information technology (IT), or social sciences.
_Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)_
ICE is especially interested in applicants that have completed coursework or previous work assignments related to: computer forensic analysis; network monitoring/network defense; hardware/software; cybersecurity research and technical writing; degree program in computer science; and CompTIA A+ or similar certification.
_National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD)_
NPPD is especially interested in applicants that have completed coursework or previous work assignments related to: threat analysis; risk assessment; intelligence analysis; incident response; system design; cybersecurity policies, plans, and standards; and cybersecurity research and technical writing.
_Transportation Security Administration (TSA)_
TSA is especially interested in applicants that have completed coursework or previous work assignments related to: malware analysis; incident response; network monitoring/network defense; hardware; network security testing; application security testing; new technology security evaluations; cybersecurity research and technical writing; analysis of raw vulnerability results; project management skills; degree program in IT; and CompTIA A+ certification.
_United States Coast Guard (USCG)_
USCG is especially interested in applicants that have completed coursework or previous work assignments related to: forensic analysis; network monitoring/network defense; basic knowledge and understanding of cybersecurity policies, plans, and standards; cybersecurity research and technical writing; and degree programs in computer science, IT, cybersecurity, mathematics, science, or engineering.
_United States Secret Service (USSS)_
USSS is especially interested in applicants that have completed coursework or previous work assignments related to: forensic analysis; threat analysis; incident response; malware analysis; hardware; virtual environments; cybersecurity research and technical writing; CompTIA A+ certification; CompTIA Network+ certification; and forensic tool certifications (i.e., EnCE, ACE).
You MUST submit a legible copy of you official or non-official transcript to verify your education. The transcript MUST be electronically uploaded to USAJOBS at the time of application and MUST contain the following information: 1) school name, 2) student name, 3) area of study, and 4) cumulative GPA. If you are selected following your initial application, you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to the start of your assignment.
Students must also provide documentation from the educational institutional verifying current enrollment with at least a half-time or full time course load. This documentation may be a Current Enrollment Verification Certificate or a statement of current enrollment or acceptance letter. The education MUST be from an institution with accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The list of these institutions is available through /.
Note that when you complete the application Questionnaire, you will be required to select not more than two (2) geographic locations. Submitting a r sum that emphasizes your relevant coursework or work experience will help a manager understand your possible fit for specific volunteer assignments in his/her organization.
### HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be reviewed for eligibility using 1) the initial transcript you submit with the application; 2) your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire; and 3) your r sum . To preview the Questionnaire, click here View Occupational Questionnaire
### BENEFITS:
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Student volunteers are not employees of the Federal Government, and therefore they are not eligible for compensation or federal benefits.
Selected student volunteers should consider checking with their college/university to see if participation in the Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative qualifies them for any fellowships, grants or stipends to cover living/travel expenses.
### OTHER INFORMATION:
Relocation : Relocation expenses will not be paid. Students must select the location(s) where they are willing to be assigned and assume responsibility for reporting for duty. DHS is not responsible for any expenses associated with accepting a placement at or near a DHS location.
Background Investigation : DHS requires each and every employee and student volunteer to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all students selected for the Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation. Each DHS component has specific security requirements. The investigation process may address financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations; it may also address certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. Selected students will receive more information about the background investigation required by their assignment, including whether they will be investigated for a specific security clearance. The anticipated background investigation requirements for student volunteers are:
CBP, I&A;, ICE, NPPD, TSA, USCG, and USSS ? Public Trust
OCIO ? Secret
NPPD ? Public Trust, Secret or TS/SCI clearance
CBP ? Public Trust, Secret or TS
Drug Testing : Students selected for volunteer assignments at components that require drug testing must submit to a drug test/urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to beginning their student volunteer assignments. Accepted students may also be subject to random drug testing/urinalysis during volunteer service with DHS.
### HOW TO APPLY:
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Your application for the Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative, including all required documents, must be received by 11:59PM EST on Friday, December 12, 2014. To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, complete the online Questionnaire, and submit the required documents. See Required Documents section for more detail.
We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your r sum , Questionnaire, and supporting documents to by the closing date of this announcement. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX found here, document your responses to the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, AND use the official FAX coversheet found here. The Vacancy ID Number is DHS-15-1260415-CSVI.
### REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
Students must submit the following documents as a part of their application for the Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative:
1. R sum OR USAJOBS application that must list relevant course work, work experiences, and certifications/licenses.
2. Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.View Occupational Questionnaire
3. An unofficial or official copy of your 2014 college/university transcript listing your cumulative GPA.
4. Documentation from your educational institutional verifying current enrollment with at least a half-time course load (e.g., a Current Enrollment Verification Certificate or a statement of current enrollment or acceptance letter).
### AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Rebekah L. Tucker
Phone
Email: REBEKAH.
Agency Information:
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters
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Washington, DC
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### WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Notification Process: Once your application and Occupational Questionnaire are submitted, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After your completed application is reviewed, you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring manager(s) for consideration. We expect to begin face-to-face or phone interviews in February/March 2015. You will receive updates via e-mail.
Selection Timeline: Final selections may be made as early as March 2015, and upon selection, students will be notified concerning the start of the background investigation process.
Assignment Timeline: Students selected for the Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative could start their assignments as early as May 2015, pending successful adjudication of security and drug testing requirements (as applicable). Participants must remain a student throughout the duration of the volunteer assignment and have a projected graduation date of September 2015 or later. Students scheduled to graduate prior to September 2015 are not eligible for this program?unless they are graduating with an Associate?s degree and also beginning to pursue a Bachelor?s degree. Student volunteer assignments are not expected to exceed September 30, 2015, but certain DHS offices may be interested in extending the assignments and will communicate such interest to volunteers once they begin supporting DHS.
Note : To check the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status, and click on the _More Information_ link.
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Job Title: Secretary's Honors Program Cyber Student Volunteer
Department: Department Of Homeland Security
Agency: Department of Homeland Security - Agency Wide
Job Announcement Number: DHS-15-1260415-CSVI
SALARY RANGE: $0.00 to $0.00 / Without Compensation
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, November 24, 2014 to Friday, December 12, 2014
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0099-00
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Other Student NTE 9/30/2015
DUTY LOCATIONS: Many vacancies in the following location(s): Anchorage, AK View Map Birmingham, AL View Map Long Beach, CA View Map Los Angeles, CA View Map McClellan, CA View Map More Locations (48)
WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Not Applicable
SUPERVISORY STATUS: No

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