Advice on choosing a federal cyber security job

Hi All. I’m interested in switching from state to federal government. My background is: 4 years Army, Bachelors degree with 27 years IT (18 of which in cyber security). I have good certifications (CISSP, CISM, CISA, etc…) Next week I’m doing my TS/SCI indoctrination.
Considering making the switch in the next year or so. The goal is to eventually (in 3-5 years) have an option to go overseas (Europe preferred). What options are available? The Foreign Service variants don’t allow choice of assignment (not a problem for me personally but family makes that a challenge plus pay is low). So far I’ve seen jobs on bases like Rammstein (fine with me). Any other ideas? I’d consider going the contract route as well. I apologize in advance if this is the wrong forum-categories don’t match. Thanks,

Stay away from the contract side. It’s worse than the fed side.

EVERYBODY is looking for “cyber” even if they’re not sure what it means :slight_smile:

I would think NSA and CYBERCOM would have both a need for “cyber” people and opportunities to go overseas. CYBERCOM would include the service components (Army, Navy, etc) as well as US CYBERCOM itself. I’m pretty sure the services also have their own cybersecurity elements that fall outside of CYBERCOM but those are probably heavily military as opposed to civilian.

Get your USAJOBS resume together then start applying. And dont sit around waiting to hear back (coz you might not) just keep applying til one hits.

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Is it an ethical problem? Or bad treatment?

LOL - so true. Private sector (and much of the state) don’t even use the word Cyber. I definitely need to learn USAJobs better. Filtering seems weak but I can sometimes mess with the URL line.

^^^ 100%

don’t wait around