The Department of Veterans Affairs‘ immediate office of the assistant secretary for information and technologyÂ has started its search to hire aÂ new deputy chief informationÂ officer for information security.
An announcement posted Feb. 16 on the USAJobs websiteÂ says the VA seeks to attract talent to add on itsÂ pool of Senior Executive Service members that share a perspective of government and public service commitment.
The DCIOÂ for information security will be responsible for the oversight of data security management, identity management, information protection and Enterprise Cybersecurity Strategy Team programs within the agency.
That hire will also lead work to develop strategies for implementations of global security policies.
The selected candidate will additionally collaborate with the agency’s operations, preparedness and security staff principals regarding security and ECST issues as well as coordinate with the VA Office of the Inspector General to performÂ cybersecurity incident notification and other oversight tasks.
The VA noted that the incumbent performs management tasks related to information and technology activities as well as helps incorporateÂ risk based priorities ontoÂ the department’s IT strategy and project portfolio.