IT Specialist (INFOSEC)
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.
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.
It takes a great team to protect a great Nation, and at DHS, we foster a culture that values and promotes diversity, teamwork, flexibility, and innovation. Interested in joining our team? Find out more at www.dhs.gov/join-dhs-cybersecurity.
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Relocation expenses are not authorized. Other recruitment incentives may be authorized.
Who May Be Considered:
Merit promotion and/or non-competitive referral lists may be issued based on the needs of the agency.
More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
Appointments are subject to the availability of funds.
- Occasional Travel
- You may be expected to travel for this position.
You qualify for the GS-14 grade level (starting salary $112,021) if you possess one year of specialized experience at the GS-13 grade level performing all of the following: 1) developing and interpreting Continuity of Operations (COOP) and Emergency Preparedness (EP) policies, procedures, and strategies governing the planning and delivery of services throughout an organization; AND 2) developing COOP or EP plans, monitoring COOP or EP activities, and Ensuring the integration of COOP or EP programs or services. In addition, I have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the following four competencies; Attention to Detail: being thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail; Customer Service: collaborating with clients and customers to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems or satisfies their expectations; know about available products and services; are committed to providing quality products and services; Oral Communication: providing expert technical advice, guidance, and recommendations to management and other technical specialists on critical Continuity and Emergency Preparedness activities as they pertain to or effect Cybersecurity issues; and Problem Solving: identifying problems; determine accuracy and relevance of information; use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
You qualify for the GS-15 grade level (starting salary $131,767) if you possess one year of specialized experience at the GS-14 grade level performing all of the following: 1) developing new theories, concepts principles, standards, and methods in the Continuity of Operations (COOP) and Emergency Preparedness (EP) area(s); AND 2) developing multi-year COOP and EP strategic program, monitoring its activities, and Ensuring its integration of programs or services for an entire organization. In addition, I have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the following four competencies; Attention to Detail: being thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail; Customer Service: meeting and negotiating with clients and customers to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems or satisfies their expectations; know about available products and services; are committed to providing quality products and services; Oral Communication: advising other IT experts or management officials throughout the organization or in other organizations on a variety of situations and issues that involve applying or adapting new theories, concepts, principles, standards, methods, or practices in cybersecurity; and Problem Solving: Identifying best practices solutions to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer 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.
Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.
Qualifications Must Be Met
The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Current federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade level or equivalent grade band in the federal service. The time-in-grade requirement must be met by closing date of this announcement.
Submit a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) that demonstrates your eligibility for consideration, e.g., length of time you have been in your current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, with-in grade/range increases); your current promotion potential; proof of permanent appointment if applying based on an interchange agreement; etc.
Education will not substitute for experience 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.
This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, acts of terrorism, or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations (5 U.S.C. § 7501-7533 and 5 CFR Part 752, as applicable).