Cayuse Holdings
  • 13-Feb-2020 to 13-Mar-2020 (HST)
  • Government Services
  • Arlington, VA, USA
  • Full Time

We deliver fresh solutions to business challenges in the technology and business services environment. Our proven approach utilizes best practices and an extensive knowledge base of business analyses and processes, application development and business functions. Our clients depend on us to achieve impactful outcomes such as improved efficiency, reduced cost, increased profitability and accelerated time to market.

Cayuse Technologies was founded in 2006 by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) as a delivery center for Accenture, LLC, to create sustainable, economic self-sufficiency for members of the tribe and local communities while providing a quality and cost-effective technology services alternative to off-shoring.

Cayuse Technologies provides Application Development, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Data Services Professional Services and government services in both office and virtual environments with a highly-skilled U.S. workforce.

Primary Focus

The United States Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is responsible for protecting the Nation's critical infrastructure from physical and cyber threats. The mission requires effective coordination among a broad spectrum of government and private sector organizations. CISA collaborates with the Intelligence Community, Sector-Specific Agencies, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), other Federal departments and agencies, the private sector, state and local public-sector officials, and international partners. This team is critical to the DHS mission due to H.R. 3359: Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2018, Presidential Policy Directive-21: Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience and Executive Order 13636: Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, among other legislation and directives. 

The Executive Briefing Team (EBT) is the element within CISA that supports the overall CISA mission by fusing intelligence and information to provide decision support briefing to CISA leadership. The EBT also synthesizes critical infrastructure information daily to provide strategic-level situational awareness briefings.  During incident operations or escalating situations that require ongoing reporting, the EBT surges to a 24-hour briefing capability and provides a suite of products including briefings, and decision and talking points for CISA leadership.

We are looking for a Functional Specialist to join our EBT team.


  • Clearly communicate events and incidents to CISA and ISD leadership in accordance with DHS, CISA, and ISD style guidelines.
  • Develop documentation to ensure the operational readiness of EBT operations to include:
    • Processes to integrate all-hazards approach to information and intelligence information sharing
    • Internal EBT standard operating procedures
    • Consolidation of existing products and development of templates
    • Ensuring briefing equities are captured in CISA doctrine
  • Provide support as directed to support CISA incident management operations at CISA Crisis Action Team, FEMA National Response Coordination Center, DHS OPS CAT, Regional Offices or Operations, or other facilities as necessary as surge personnel and support to augment 24 hours a day / 7 day a week (24/7) incident management operations on an as needed basis.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Problem Solving

  • Ability to read, comprehend, and assess a vast amount of highly technical information in a time constrained environment.


  • Accountable to Program Manager

Technical Skills:  Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's)

Education / Experience

  • Education: Associate's or bachelor's degree. Graphic Design, Graphic Arts, Digital Arts & Design, Fine Arts, or related degree preferred.
  • Experience: Five (5) years of graphics-related work experience.
  • Active TS/SCI clearance.

Technical Knowledge

  • Proficient in print design; Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat Pro.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; including but not limited to: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and other general software applications.

Human Relationship Skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced, high-intensity work environment.

Additional Abilities

  • Must be able to pass a background check. May require additional background checks as required by projects and/or clients at any time during employment.


Reports to:

Program Manager

Responsible for:

Works with:

  • Contract Program Manager
  • EBT Staff
  • Watch Staff
  • Broad spectrum of government and private sector organizations

Working Conditions

  • Normal physical conditions
  • General office environment
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time looking at computer screen
  • May be asked to work a flexible schedule which may include holidays
  • May be asked to travel for business or professional development purposes
  • May be asked to work hours outside of normal business hours

As an equal opportunity employer, Cayuse Technologies is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact our Operations Department at (541) 278-8200 for assistance.


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