SummaryThese positions are located within the Division of Enterprise Solutions and Application Management. The duty location is Rockville, MD. *Applicants please note: Additional selections may be made across the Department of Health of Human Services through this vacancy announcement.Learn more about this agencyHelpOverviewAccepting applicationsOpen & closing dates09/19/2022 to 09/30/2022Salary$126,233 - $164,102 per yearSalary range listed includes locality pay.Pay scale & gradeGS 14HelpLocation1 vacancy in the following location:Rockville, MD1 vacancyRemote jobNoTelework eligibleYes-as determined by the agency policy.Travel RequiredOccasional travel - Expected travel may be up to 5% for this position.Relocation expenses reimbursedNoAppointment typePermanent -Work scheduleFull-time -ServiceCompetitivePromotion potentialNoneJob family (Series)2210 Information Technology ManagementSupervisory statusYesSecurity clearanceOtherDrug testNoAnnouncement numberHRSA-OIT-22-DH-11604241Control number670264900HelpThis job is open toCareer transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.The publicU.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the US Clarification from the agencyThis is a Direct-Hire Authority position, traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to this vacancy. This position is also open to PHS Commissioned Corps Officers. PHS Commissioned Corps (CC) Officers will be referred as CC personnel and not as a candidate for conversion to a permanent federal appointment.HelpDutiesApplications received as a result of job fairs, recruitment events, and emergency hiring mechanisms in support of this hiring initiative will also be accepted during open and closing date of this announcement. IT Specialists (INFOSEC) are a mission critical occupation for HRSA. These positions are responsible for the analysis of system and/or security requirements, the development and implementation of mission critical applications for the agency's Information Technology operations. To learn more about this Supervisory IT Specialist INFOSEC- Branch Chief with the Division of Enterprise Solutions and Application Management, please join us for a webinar on Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm EST. Zoom URL to accommodate a maximum of 500 participants: https://hrsa-gov.zoomgov.com/j/1609570768?pwd=YnAvcTNUUDRFM3BMWnFvRHNjVE9LQT09 Audio Conference details Dial-in:833 568 8864Participant Code:49933078Webinar Captioning and Recording Webinar Recording - CONFIRMEDClosed Captioning - CONFIRMED Onsite Assistance NO As a Branch Chief, you will serve as a recognized technical expert in IT security and provide critical program development and project leadership contribution to designated DESAM operations and strategic initiatives. This work affects the ability of OIT/DESAM to provide quality IT support and in the delivery of cost-effective, customer focused products and services that support HRSA business needs to mission requirements. Specifically, you will: Supervise the staff assigned the Branch, and provide feedback/suggestion to DESAM management on all Branch activities relative to Enterprise Solutions and Application Management.Analyze information security systems and applications to recommend security measures for protecting information against unauthorized access to systems, networks, and data modifications or less.Plan, research design, implement and maintain robust security principles in the delivery of all IT systems.Manage for all aspects of project life cycle activities in the assigned DESAM Branch. NOTE: Do not cut and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.HelpRequirementsConditions of EmploymentU. S. Citizenship is required.Males ages 18 through 25 must be registered with the Selective Service.PHS Commissioned Corps applicants must submit current personnel orders.A one year supervisory probationary period may be required.Position is not in the Bargaining Unit.Recruitment incentives are not authorized.Student loan repayment incentive is not authorized.Employment is subject to the successful completion of the pre-appointment process (ie, background investigation, verification of qualifications and job requirements, completion of onboarding forms, submission of required documents, etc.)QualificationsTHESE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE 09/30/2022. Do not cut and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position. To qualify for this position, your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have IT-related information security experience in 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.In addition to the above OPM requirements, in order to qualify for these positions, your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of minimum qualifying experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the grade levels listed below in the federal service. MINIMUM QUALIFYING SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, an applicant's one full year of specialized experience must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for successful job performance. Your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of the minimum qualifying specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-13 level in the federal service. Examples of minimum qualifying experience equal to the GS-13 level include performing the following types of tasks on a regular and recurring basis:Integrating security into all phases of agile application development, operations and maintenance of servers, databases and applications; OREnsuring that IT projects adhere to industry standards for IT security controls, processes and guidelines to protect an organization's systems infrastructure. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (eg, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (eg, professional; philanthropic; religious; community; student; social). If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited. TO PREVIEW THE OCCUPATIONAL ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE, please click on the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11604241Additional informationVaccine Update: 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. HHS is an equal opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or other differences. Click here for information on "Federal hiring for individuals with disabilities".Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.E-Verify: HRSA participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their social security numbers.Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.Creditable Service: A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for annual leave for prior work experience directly related to the duties of the position being filled. The use of this service credit is at the discretion of the selecting official and must be finalized prior to selectee's entrance on duty. For more information, please click here.Financial Disclosure: This position requires you to file a public or confidential financial disclosure report prior to receiving a final offer letter as well as within 30 days of your appointment. This will require you to report information such as recent sources of income, financial interests you hold, and outside activities you participate in, as well as similar information from a spouse or any dependent children. If you have questions, please contact your HRSA Ethics Advisor at AskHR@hrsa.gov. Read moreHelpA career with the US government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.This is a Direct-Hire Authority position. Traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to this vacancy. Veterans' Preference does not apply to direct hire recruitment procedures. Your application will be reviewed to ensure that you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Direct Hire Authority. Additional selections may be made for similar positions across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) within the local commuting area(s) of the location identified in this announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with interested selecting official(s) at HHS. Clearance of CTAP/ICTAP will be applied for similar positions across HHS. To determine your qualifications and referral status, we may review your resume and supporting documentation and compare it against your responses to the vacancy questionnaire. Ensure you support your self-ratings by the information you provide in your application. We may verify or assess your qualifications at any time. Inflated or unsupported qualifications may affect your rating. Any misrepresentation or material omission of facts may be sufficient cause to end further consideration of your candidacy. Persons listed as having knowledge of your past accomplishments or experience in your application may be contacted for verification purposes at any time. Verification may, but need not, begin prior to receiving an offer.HelpA career with the US government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact either HRSA's Office of Human Resources at (301) 443-3780 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or HRSA's Reasonable Accommodation programs at (301) 443-2538 or by email: RA-Request@hrsa.gov. You must contact the Reasonable Accommodations Program prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 4:00PM EST (except Federal holidays). Submission of a resume alone is not a complete application. To apply for this position, you must provide a complete online Application Package which includes:A current Resume - For resume writing guidance, please visit USAJOBS Resources Center or view their video tutorial. If you use your own resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates (month/year) for paid and non-paid work experience, including the average number of hours worked per week for each job title listed. You must also ensure that the duties performed are clearly matched to each period of employment. If we cannot determine that you have performed qualifying duties for at least one year, then you may be rated ineligible.A complete Assessment QuestionnaireOther supporting documents to be submitted with application:Personnel Orders: PHS Commissioned Corps Officers must submit a copy of latest personnel orders in lieu of SF-50.Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50), if current or former Federal employee. For Resume and Application Tips visit the USAJOBS Resource Center. The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 09/30/2022.If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the US Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees fromschools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the US Department of Education.Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.