IT Specialist (INFOSEC), GS-2210-14 (DIRECT HIRE) (FPL-GS-14)
PLEASE NOTE: THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 150 APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AND WILL CLOSE AT 11:59pm EASTERN TIME ON THE DAY WE RECEIVE THE 150TH APPLICATION OR AT 11:59pm EASTERN TIME ON THE CLOSING DATE, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.
This position is located in the U.S. Department of Education, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Information Assurance Services. It is established to design, develop, implement or modify systems for solving problems or accomplishing work processes through the use of Information Technology.
THIS POSITION HAS A NATIONAL SECURITY DESIGNATION AND REQUIRES A TOP SECRET CLEARANCE WHICH INCLUDES DRUG TESTING.
- Not Required
Applicants will be considered "basically qualified" if they will meet all of the requirements within thirty (30) calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Applicants may not be permanently placed in the position until requirements are met.
52 weeks of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal government.
Examples of such experience include: developing computer security policies and procedures; establishing performance requirements for help desk operations; designing and developing database management systems; developing data models; analyzing and defining network requirements; installing, testing, maintaining, and upgrading network operating system software; and developing IT policies.
For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.
1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
For full qualifications go to: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/index.asp
Applicants are expected to possess the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) listed below to qualify for this position. These KSAs are addressed in the self-assessment questionnaire that you will complete for this announcement. You do not need to respond separately to the KSAs listed below. Your answers to the on-line experience questions will serve as responses to the KSAs.
Your application will be evaluated based on your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Skill in applying a full range of IT security principles, methods, regulations, products, services and policies, such as the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) and cybersecurity process guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), to ensure compliance with security requirements.
- Skill in project management principles, methods, and practices, including developing plans and schedules, estimating resource requirements, defining milestones and deliverables, monitoring activities, evaluating and reporting on accomplishments, and constructing effective relationships with team members.
- Ability to serve as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR).
- Knowledge of budget administration activities pertaining to formulating, executing and reviewing a budget.