IT Specialist (INFOSEC)
NPPD leads the national effort to protect and enhance the resilience of the Nation's physical and cyber infrastructure. Within NPPD, CS&C is responsible for helping the civilian government and the private sector better manage their cybersecurity and communications risk.
At CS&C, we help our government and private sector customers by responding to incidents, sharing information, developing and promulgating best practices, and increasing our Nation's cybersecurity capacity. Every day, CS&C employees make a difference as they enhance the security, resilience, and reliability of our Nation's critical networks and address threats to our public health and safety, economy, and national security. From incident response to international affairs, penetration testing to policy development, systems engineering to stakeholder engagement, the careers and opportunities to make a difference at CS&C are endless.
This announcement is issued under the Direct Hire Authority (DHA) to recruit for positions for which there is a critical hiring need. Selectee(s) will receive a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service and may be required to serve a one year probationary period.
Please Note: This is an open continuous announcement that will be used to fill immediate and future vacancies for this agency. There may be multiple cut-off dates with the first being 30 days after the initial opening date December 16th. Additional cut-off dates may be established as needed until all vacancies have been filled.
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Appointments are subject to the availability of funds.
In addition, the salary information was updated to reflect pay adjustment increases for 2017.
Occasional travel - 1-5 nights away from home per month.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
New employees must serve a one year probationary period.
To qualify at the grade GS-13, you must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies that includes 1) reviewing IT programs to assess overall compliance with IT plans and policies and alignment with business requirements (Attention to Detail); 2) interpreting and implementing IT security policies and strategies governing the operation of information systems and networks (Customer Service); 3) modifying IT plans and policies to respond to changes in the organization's business requirements and processes or changes in legislation or regulatory requirements (Problem Solving); and 4) providing advice concerning improving cyber security and IT risk management (Oral Communication). In addition, you must have at least one year of full-time specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Service (obtained in either the public or private sector) developing and coordinating activities to protect IT systems, services, and capabilities.
To qualify at the grade GS-14, you must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies that includes 1) applying IT security principles, concepts, methods, standards and practices to develop and interpret policies and strategies governing the operation of information systems and networks (Attention to Detail); 2) interpreting and implementing IT security policies and strategies governing the operation of information systems and networks (Customer Service); 3) modifying IT plans and policies to respond to changes in the organization's business requirements and processes or changes in legislation or regulatory requirements (Problem Solving); and 4) recommending best practices, plans and policies to improve cybersecurity incident response (Oral Communication). In addition, you must have at least one year of full-time specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal Service (obtained in either the public or private sector) providing expert advice concerning improving cyber security and IT risk management developing and coordinating activities to protect IT systems, services, and capabilities.
Note: The contents of your resume must fully and explicitly support this response in its entirety. Otherwise, you will be found ineligible.
Education is not required for this position.
This announcement is filling multiple positions which will require is a special-sensitive position and the tentative selectee must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation for a TS/ SCI clearance as a condition of placement/retention in this position.
This position has been designated exempt from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 USC Section 7112(B)(6).
All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/ Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.
Other recruitment incentives may be authorized.
Note about the information provided in your resume and supporting documentation: Your experience (paid and unpaid), education, awards, training and self-development will be evaluated as it relates to the position based upon the information provided in your resume/application and any other supporting documents.
National Service Experience
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). 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.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Under the provisions of the Direct-Hire Authority, veterans' preference does not apply.
Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements described above and who are otherwise eligible to apply for the position, may be referred for selection consideration.
Applicants will be evaluated on their resume and supporting documentation to ensure the basic qualifications requirements have been met. Applicants who meet the basic qualifications of the position will be evaluated on their experience, education and training using a Assessment Questionnaire that is based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job:
- Information Systems Security
- Cybersecurity Program Management
- Systems Engineering Concepts
- Oral Communication
Your responses to the assessment questionnaire will be reviewed along with the information provided in your resume and supporting documentation to determine if you are qualified for the position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.Read more Security clearance Top Secret/SCI