Supervisory IT Specialist (INFOSEC), ZP-2210-5 (Direct Hire)

Washington D.C.
Jul 11, 2017
Jul 20, 2017
IT, Management
Full Time

About the Agency

This is a Direct Hire Public Notice. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.

This position is located in the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Office of the Assistant Administrator (AA), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) with one vacancy in Silver Spring.

This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel System (CAPS). This system replaced the Federal GS pay plan and structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan, and pay band. The ZP-5 is equivalent to the GS-15.

Category Rating, Veterans Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to this Public Notice.

* A one year supervisory probationary period may be required.

* Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.

* This position is not in the bargaining unit.

*This position is Drug Testing designated.

* This vacancy may be used to fill other Supervisory IT Specialist (INFOSEC), ZP-2210-5 positions throughout NOAA. The position must be alike (e.g.: within the same geographic locations, same grade/band requires the same qualifications as indicated in this vacancy announcement).

  • Not Required

  • No

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply.
  • Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.
  • Must be suitable for Federal employment.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (
  • Qualifications requirements must be met by closing date of announcement.
  • If selected, required to complete OGE Form 450 financial disclosure
  • Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at:

    For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.

    • Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
    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.

    To qualify at the ZP-5 (GS-15) level:

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the IT Competencies above, applicants must also possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZP-4 (GS-14) in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:
    • Providing oversight and expertise in cybersecurity of all IT systems to ensure they are adequately protected to ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability in order to minimize the risk of unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification or destruction;
    • Working with Program Managers to ensure secure IT architecture is implemented in compliance with Federal requirements; and
    • Performing in-depth technical analysis and providing technical, top-level advice on managing the IT security program, in accordance with the requirements of the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA).

    Applicants must meet ALL application requirements, to include a complete online resume, by 11:59 p.m. EASTERN TIME (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

    Public Trust - Background Investigation


    As a Supervisory IT Specialist (INFOSEC), you will perform the following duties:

    • Serve as Information Technology Security Program Manager to ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability of systems, networks and data.
    • Plan, analyze, implement and maintain information system security program, policies and procedures.
    • Develop and maintain secure architectures, standards, procedures and guidance to ensure the appropriate security controls and processes are implemented and effective for all National Marine Fisheries Services’ information technology systems.
    • Provide strategies governing the planning and delivery of secure IT services to the public and ensure the protection of personally identifiable information.
    • Advise leadership and coordinate with Department of Commerce components to assure appropriate project and resource integration of information technology security resources.

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