Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC)
TOUGH WORK. VITAL MISSION. Challenge yourself! You have the power to help combat drug trafficking. Be a part of DEA! It's tough work, but a vital mission. Whatever your background or expertise, your work at DEA will be tremendously rewarding because it will have a daily impact on national security and the quality of life of all Americans.
Do your career "Justice" by working with DOJ, which has been ranked in the Top 10 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government. Come and join the nation's law enforcement agency, where our most important resource is our people. The Department leads the nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. Become a member of a team where you can achieve your career goals and apply your skills and talents to our important mission. All applicants for employment with DEA must possess and maintain the highest levels of character and conduct. DEA will evaluate applicants' qualifications based on these qualities. Once a conditional offer is made, DEA will conduct a continuous evaluation of information, as it is obtained, to ensure that the prospective employees with DEA meet the agency-specific qualifications in the areas of character and conduct. To this end, an unfavorable decision in any of the areas that follow will be deemed as disqualifying: Drug Policy Requirements (as specified in this announcement), Credit History, Candor and Honesty, Work History, History with the Law, and other qualities that would detract from the integrity and efficiency of the DEA.
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: All U.S Citizens.
Position will be filled subject to availability of funds.
- Not Required
GS-12: Must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 Federal grade level performing duties such as responding to information requests, evaluating the IT security programs of an organization, reviewing and evaluating security incident response policies, developing, implementing, and/or identifying where there is a need for changes based on new security technologies or threats, providing advice and instructions to staff on IT security issues, and/or working with other IT specialists to build secure Web enabled applications.
GS-13: Must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 Federal grade level performing duties such as analyzing the design of cyber security systems; identifying needs for network security changes based on new cyber security technologies or threats; analyzing and defining the security requirements for new or modified network security protection applications; resolving integration/interoperability issues related to the implementation of new cyber security technologies with the existing systems infrastructure.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs)/Competencies: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Knowledge of cyber security operations.
2. Knowledge of principles, theories, concepts, methods and techniques of information security examination.
3. Knowledge of designs, developments, implementations, and maintenance of IT security systems and programs.
4. Ability to plan and execute work.
5. Ability to communicate in writing.
Applicants 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.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Successful completion of a one-year probationary period is required (unless already completed).
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.