Supervisory IT Specialist INFOSEC

Arlington County, Virginia
May 08, 2017
May 26, 2017
IT, Management
Full Time

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? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

The National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) leads the national effort to protect and enhance the resilience of the nation's physical and cyber infrastructure. Learn more about NPPD.

This position is located in Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C), Network Security Deployment (NSD) Division in Arlington, VA.

The mission of NPPD within DHS is to lead the national effort to protect and enhance the resilience of the nation's physical and cyber infrastructure.

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.

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

More than one selection may be made from this announcement.

Appointments are subject to the availability of funds.

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.

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional Travel may be required 1-5 nights a month.

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  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation
  • Selective Service registration required
  • You must be able to obtain and hold a Top Secret/TSI security clearance
  • Financial disclosure is required.
  • To qualify at the grade GS-15, applicants must have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-14 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as:

    • Planning and/or managing the implementation, update, or integration of IT security system components;
    • Identifying and anticipating emerging issues affecting mission execution;
    • Developing recommendations and courses of action to advance priorities and programs;
    • Tracking and analyzing technical and legal trends that will impact cyber activities and
    • Performing supervisory duties such as: reviewing and assigning work, evaluating subordinates' performance
    Education may not be used or substituted to qualify for this position


    Applicants must also have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the following four competencies for this position:

    Attention to Detail - is thorough when planning or managing the implementation, update, or integration of IT security system components
    Customer Service - provides technical assistance and management of new emerging IT and information security technologies
    Oral Communication - provides advice to stakeholders on potential benefits and uses of new information technology systems
    Problem Solving - identifies problems; considers risks, determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to makes recommendations or solve the problem

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

    NOTE: Education may not be used or substituted to qualify for this position.

    New employees must serve a one year probationary period.

    Employees who are initially appointed to supervisory positions must serve a supervisory probationary period for one year.

    Mandatory training may occur as necessary for success in the position.

    False or fraudulent information provided by candidates is criminally punishable by fine and/or imprisonment.

    Incumbent may be subject to random testing for illegal drug use.

    Incumbent may be required to be in a travel status away from home for 1 to 5 nights per month.

    Incumbent may be required to travel both domestically and abroad.

    Incumbent may be required to travel on temporary duty assignments.

    Occasional Overtime work may be required to meet mission objectives.

    This position may require the incumbent to be placed in an on-call status periodically to facilitate rapid recall for nationally significant events.

    Financial disclosure is required.

    Top Secret/SCI

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