Information Technology Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Wallops Island, Virginia
Posted
Sep 25, 2022
Closes
Oct 03, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

This series covers positions that evaluate the adequacy of, and recommend new or revised, IT security policies, standards, and procedures; review and analyze IT aspects of proposals and integrity studies to determine adequacy and conformity with security requirements; conduct or participate in assessments, audits, appraisals, program reviews, and inspections and surveys, as needed, ensuring effective operations of assigned program areas; analyze existing and/or proposed IT systems for the purpose of identifying and resolving associated security risks by recommending, coordinating and/or employing state-of-the-art technology and cost-effective solutions relative to electronic data acquisition, storage, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, encryption and assurance.
  • Vacancies filled under this public notice may have varying levels of promotion potential and supervisory level, if any.
  • Positions may be filled as permanent, term, or temporary with a full-time or part-time work schedule.

As a Information Technology Specialist you will:
  • Ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, networks, and data through the planning, analysis, development, implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of information systems security programs, policies, procedures, and tools.
  • Administer information technology (IT) principles, methods, and security products to protect and maintain the availability, integrity, confidentiality, and accountability of information system resources.
  • Implement and advises on IT security policies and procedures to ensure the protection of information transmitted from installation using Local Area Networks (LAN), Wide Area Networks (WAN).
  • Accomplish risk analysis, security testing, and certification due to modifications or changes to computer systems.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Subject to satisfactory security and suitability requirements.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Positions may be filled as permanent, term, or temporary with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.
  • The vacancies filled through these appointments have varying levels of background investigative requirements, up to a Top Secret DOE "Q" clearance.
  • These positions are to be filled under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA - P.L. 117-58).


Qualifications

You must meet the four IT Competencies listed in the "Education Requirements" section and the "Specialized Experience" to qualify for this series as described below.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR GS-07 : You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
  • Assisting in coordinating appropriate plans for completion of IT projects ensuring legal, regulatory, and policy requirements are met; AND
  • Preparing and updating manuals, instructions, and operating procedures; AND
  • Assisting in answering questions concerning IT policies and practices.

OR EDUCATION: Completed 1 year of graduate level education. TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED.

OR SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT: Based on a bachelor's degree that is demonstrated through class standing (upper 1/3 of class); grade point average (3.0/4.0 overall or 3.5/4.0 in major), or election to membership in a qualifying national scholastic honor society. TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR GS-09 : You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
  • Evaluating and initiating appropriate action on requests to satisfy new/unique requirements for the security of various operating systems; AND
  • Maintaining systems, networks, security, and connectivity to ensure sound security principles; AND
  • Supporting information security activities, initiatives policies, procedures, and programs.

OR EDUCATION: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or two (2) full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree. TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR GS-11: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
  • Evaluating and initiating appropriate action on requests to satisfy new/unique requirements for the security of various operating systems; AND
  • Maintaining systems, networks, security, and connectivity to ensure sound security principles; AND
  • Supporting information security activities, initiatives policies, procedures, and programs.; AND
  • Conducting risk and vulnerability assessments of planned and installed information systems to the network to identify weaknesses, risks, and protection needs.

OR EDUCATION: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three (3) full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree. TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR GS -12 : You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
  • Evaluating and initiating appropriate action on requests to satisfy new/unique requirements for the security of various operating systems; AND
  • Maintaining systems, networks, security, and connectivity to ensure sound security principles; AND
  • Utilizing computer-based system applications and software including databases and inventory systems sufficient to monitor and track program requirements (i.e., SharePoint), milestones and schedules; AND
  • Testing and maintaining network infrastructure including software and hardware to ensure sound security principles.
NOTE: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-12 level.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR GS -13 : You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
  • Integrating, maintaining, and enhancing information management and information technology programs to provide systems, tools, and analytical capabilities; AND
  • Maintaining and coordinating activities (such as Network/IT Infrastructure Upgrades, Network/IT Resource deployment or Net) to support an organization's office automation efforts; AND
  • Supporting information security activities, initiatives policies, procedures, and programs for the security of various operating systems; AND
  • Coordinating development and implementation of policies and standards for classified network systems regarding sharing and safeguarding classified information.
NOTE: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-13 level.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR GS -14 : You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
  • Managing an organization's office automation efforts to integrate, maintain, and enhance the organization's information management and information technology programs to provide systems, tools, and analytical capabilities in support of the organization's mission and operations; AND
  • Utilizing computer-based system applications and software including databases, computer-aided design, and inventory systems sufficient to monitor and track program requirements (i.e., SharePoint), milestones and schedules; AND
  • Coordinating development and implementation of policies and standards for classified network systems regarding sharing and safeguarding classified information computer network.
NOTE: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-14 level.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR GS -15 : You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
  • Managing an organization's office automation efforts to integrate, maintain, and enhance the organization's information management and information technology programs to provide systems, tools, and analytical capabilities in support of the organization's mission and operations; AND
  • Implementing, managing, maintaining, and coordinating activities (such as Network/IT Infrastructure Upgrades and Network/IT Resource deployment) both technical/non-technical, for short/long-term milestones to support an organization's office automation efforts; AND
  • Providing information technology guidance, services, advice, and recommendations to leadership on information security matters; AND
  • Performing network monitoring and intrusion detection ensuring sound security principles.

NOTE: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-15 level.

"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

OPM Qualification Standards for the GS-2210 series can be found at the following website: Information Technology Series, 2210 (opm.gov) .

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

This public notice may be used to fill multiple positions as needed; therefore, applicants must meet the qualifications at the time the applications are reviewed.

Education

IT Competencies: GS-5 through GS-15 (or equivalent): For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.
  • Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
  • Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.
  • Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

  • Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

    If qualifying solely based on education, transcripts must be provided.

    Additional information

    The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    • Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
    • Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in a maximum telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to telework upon your appointment. As employees are permitted to return to the office, you may be required to report to the duty station listed on this announcement, even if your home/temporary telework site is located outside the local commuting area. Your position may be eligible for workplace flexibilities which may include remote work or telework options, and/or flexible work scheduling. These flexibilities may be requested in accordance with the DOE Workplace Flexibilities policy.
    • This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across DOE.
    • For general information on government-wide Telework polices visit: www.telework.gov
    • Status and Non-Status applicants from outside DOE selected under this authority are required to serve a mandatory one (1) year probationary period. A DOE career status employee selected for this position may be required to serve a new one (1) year probationary period, pursuant to 5 CFR 315.802.
    • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
    • This public notice is to gather applications that may or may not result in a referral or selection.
    • More than one selection may be made under this hiring authority.
    • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
    • Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
    • Positions may be filled at varying levels of leadership, ie Team Lead, Manager, Supervisor.
    • Supervisory positions may require a 1-year probationary period, if not yet completed.
    • New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify
    • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
    • All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register . If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
    • Relocation or Recruitment Incentive may be authorized.
    • This position may be 100% remote.

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    Reasonable Accommodation Policy: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Reasonable_Accommodation_Policy_Statement
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    Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/