IT CYBERSECURITY SPECIALIST (INFOSEC)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Meade, Maryland
Posted
May 21, 2023
Closes
May 28, 2023
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • As a participant in the Recent Graduates Program, you will receive both formal and on-the-job training to develop the required knowledge and skill to successfully perform the duties of the position.
  • Those duties will include:
  • Provide technical advice to users, examining and evaluating alternative means of satisfying user requirements, and suggesting technically feasible approaches and making recommendations regarding the most effective and efficient automation approaches.
  • Review proposals for change which consist of objectives, scope, and users' expectations, and address problems requiring significant departure from established practice.
  • Perform in-depth analysis of automated systems to accomplish design and programming assignment.
  • Analyses of large, complex, systems. Independently prepares testing and implementation plans, establishing test criteria and data to ensure that all program modules and outputs are tested for completeness and accuracy.
  • Prepare system documentation for complex assignments in accordance with agency standards.
  • Provide consultation and instruction on complex database and file accessing techniques, search strategies, database security procedures, and testing techniques.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • This national security position, which may require access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.
  • Current Federal Career/Career-Conditional employee, will be placed on an Excepted appointment.
  • Drug testing may be required.
  • Shift work may be required.
  • Recall/On Call 24/7 may be required.
  • Position may be designated as Mission Essential and incumbent may be required to report to work or relocate to a new duty location, within the United States, in times of local/national emergency.
  • Rotating shifts may be required.
  • Information Assurance (IA) Certification may be required.
  • The position may require the selectee to hold a current DoD Top Secret security clearance based upon a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).
  • Prospective candidates may have to meet criteria for Presidential Support Duty in accordance with DoD Directive 5210.5 (PSD Category II, minimum).
  • Security Clearance level may be Secret, Top Secret or Yankee White.
  • This position may require an OGE 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report required within 30 days of appointment pursuant to 5 CFR 2634.903(b) (DoD 5500.7).
  • Salary to be determined after selection.


Qualifications

In order to qualify for this position, you must meet the requirements described below.

Basic Requirement:

This position has a basic requirement. Applicants must meet the basic requirements in order to be found minimally qualified for the position.
Attention to Detail -experience reviewing my own information technology-related work or data to ensure accuracy, completeness, and consistency with standards. My work or the data that I produce is typically reviewed by my supervisor or another colleague
Customer Service - experience having brief contact with customers to provide information about available information technology products and services and providing customers with standard products or routine services to address information technology needs
Oral Communication - experience informing my supervisor and other IT staff of the status of information technology systems, projects, or daily operations, including the status of information technology systems, projects, or daily operations, including the communication of basic technical information to a non-technical audience
Problem Solving - identifying or selecting from a number of alternatives to address routine information technology-related issues by gathering and applying information from standard sources that provide a limited number of solutions

Qualifying Experience:

For the GS-05, your resume must describe at least one year of experience that demonstrates the competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Experience refers to any paid or unpaid experience, including volunteer work and Military service, that would be considered equivalent to work normally performed at the next lower grade level in the federal service.

For the GG-05 position, qualifying experience is defined as experience applying basic IT knowledge to assist in the development and modification of information system security programs; and IT-related experience demonstrating Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Oral Communication, and Problem Solving as described in the vacancy announcement.

To qualify at the GG-07, your resume must describe at least one year of experience that demonstrates the competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Experience refers to any paid or unpaid experience, including volunteer work and Military service, that would be considered equivalent to work normally performed at the next lower grade level in the federal service.

For the GG-07 position, qualifying experience is defined as experience assisting in the planning, analysis, development, and implementation of information systems security programs; and IT-related experience demonstrating Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Oral Communication, and Problem Solving as described in the vacancy announcement.

To qualify at the GG-09, your resume must describe at least one year of experience that demonstrates the competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Experience refers to any paid or unpaid experience, including volunteer work and Military service, that would be considered equivalent to work normally performed at the next lower grade level in the federal service.

For the GG-09 position, qualifying experience is defined as experience in the planning, analysis, development, implementation, and maintenance of information systems security programs and IT-related experience demonstrating Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Oral Communication, and Problem Solving as described in the vacancy announcement.

Candidates must describe how they meet the qualifying experience and/or selective placement factor(s) within the body of their resume.

All qualifications must be met within 90 days after submitting application.

Education


SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-05 LEVEL: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a bachelor's degree in an accredited college or university may be substituted for the experience required. Per the above criteria, an acceptable related degree is a degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE AT THE GG-07 LEVEL: Bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement or 1 academic year of graduate education (or law school, as specified in qualification standards or individual occupational requirements). Superior Academic Achievement: S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership. Per the above criteria, an acceptable related degree is a degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE AT THE GG-09 LEVEL: Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education, or Master's or equivalent graduate degree such as LL.B. or J.D., may be substituted to meet the experience requirement. Per the above criteria, an acceptable related degree is a degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks

If you are using education to qualify for this position you will need to submit your unofficial/official transcripts with your application. Failure to provide transcripts, or a determination that you do not possess the education requirement, will result in objection to your qualifications, and removal from consideration in accordance with competitive examining procedures.

Qualifying Education Institution: Any of the following educational institutions or curricula that have been accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services at the time of application. National Association of Credential Evaluation Services .

STUDENTS MAY APPLY IF THEY ARE WITHIN 90 DAYS OF GRADUATING FROM THE DATE OF APPLICATION.

APPLICANTS MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF DEGREE CONFERRAL PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT


Additional information

  • A three trial period may be required if you have not previously completed a trial or probationary period in the excepted or competitive service.
  • Management has the prerogative to select at either grade level.
  • Candidates selected through this announcement may be offered non-competitive promotion opportunities to target positions in the full performance work level of the Cyber Excepted Service. However, promotion is not guaranteed, and no promise of a promotion is implied.
  • Selectee of this recruitment will be required to sign a Recent Graduate Program Participant Agreement.
  • Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.
  • We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.
  • Moving costs MAY be paid.
  • Recruitment, relocation, or retention incentives MAY be authorized.
  • The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 makes certain reimbursements/payments taxable. For information on these changes and the Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA), for which some appointees are eligible, click here .
  • This may be an Information Security (INFOSEC) position. In accordance with DoD 8570.1-M Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program, selectee must meet Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program, selected must meet Information Assurance Certification standards. Selectee must have an approved waiver prior to placement in this position or achieve the appropriate IA certification within six months of assignment of IA duties. IA level to be determined after selection (if applicable).
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (to verify your registration status click here ).
  • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants.
  • Because this position is in the Cyber Excepted Service, Veterans' Preference will be applied to preference eligible candidates, as defined by Section 2108 of the Title 5 U.S.C. in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 3005, "CES Employment and Placement." If you are a veteran claiming veteran's preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package.
  • For more information on Cyber Excepted Service Personnel System, click here .
  • For more information on veterans' preference, click here .
  • For more information regarding qualifications requirements, click here .
  • You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official with your resume. Your cover letter will not be used to verify your qualifications or eligibility.
  • If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application.


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