IT Specialist (INFOSEC)

Employer
Department Of Homeland Securi...
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Feb 28, 2017
Closes
Apr 28, 2017
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

Secure the Homeland
Proud to Protect

This recruitment may be shared across the DHS organizations in an effort to support efficient and effective recruitment operations. Candidates not interested in participating in this initiative may request to opt out.

Are you interested in a job where your primary purpose will be to support the design, development, management and sustainment of national cybersecurity systems that aim to protect federal and critical infrastructure entities? Then consider joining the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities concerning, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

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.

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.

 

Appointments are subject to the availability of funds

 

For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement.

 

In addition, the salary information was updated to reflect pay adjustment increases for 2017. 



TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • 1-5 nights away from home per month.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • U. S. Citizenship is required.
  • Appointment is subject to the availability of funds.
  • You must be able to obtain a Top Secret/SCI or Secret clearance level.
  • This position may require drug testing.
  • To qualify for the GS-09 position you must have one of the following:

    A. Have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies that includes 1) maintaining a searchable archive of previous security alerts and/or threats (Attention to Detail); 2) assist in the preparation of implementing security requirements across information technology disciplines to meet regulations (Customer Service); 3) assist in identifying need for changes based on new security technologies or threats (Problem Solving); and 4) reporting potential security problems and/or threats to a senior IT specialist (Oral Communication). In addition, you must have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-07 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) reviewing security incident response policies for potential security threats and risks. Note: The contents of your resume must fully and explicitly support this response in its entirety. Otherwise, you will be found ineligible. - OR -

    B. Have successful completion of a Master's degree or two (2) full years of graduate level study (36 semester units or the number of units your school uses to describe two graduate years of academic study) leading to a Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree, if related, 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 and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks.

    To qualify for the GS-11 position you must have one of the following:

    A. Have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies that includes 1) evaluating existing IT solutions to ensure adherence to IT security requirements (Attention to Detail); 2) implementing security requirements across information technology disciplines to meet regulations (Customer Service); 3) assessing new systems design methodologies to improve software quality (Problem Solving); and 4) presenting recommendations for resolution of security problems and/or threats to management officials during meetings, workshops, and/or conferences (Oral Communication). In addition, you must have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-09 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) identifying the need for changes based on new security technologies, threats and/or risk. Note: The contents of your resume must fully and explicitly support this response in its entirety. Otherwise, you will be found ineligible. - OR -

    B. Have successful completion of a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or equivalent doctoral degree, or three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education (54 semester units or equivalent) leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, if related, 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 and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks.

    To qualify for the GS-12 position you must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies that includes 1) collaborating with other officials to define the scope and level of detail for IT security plans and policies for the division (Attention to Detail); 2) implementing security requirements across information technology disciplines to meet regulations (Customer Service); 3) assessing and recommending new systems design methodologies to improve software quality (Problem Solving); and 4) presenting security requirements and/or issues to management officials during meetings, workshops, and/or conferences (Oral Communication). In addition, you must have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) evaluating and approving change request, and security plans and policies based on new security technologies, threats and/or risk. Note: The contents of your resume must fully and explicitly support this response in its entirety. Otherwise, you will be found ineligible.

    NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement).  Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx.  All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.

    For any college courses, graduate work, research, thesis or other non-descript courses listed on your transcript (such as "Independent Research"), please indicate through your resume or attachment memorandum from an academic professor how each course fulfills the specific education requirement, i.e., state number of semester hours credited, topic of study, grade earned.

    Special Instructions For 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 a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.  For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    New employees must serve a one year probationary period.

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