Government Information Specialist (Compliance)
Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? 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 Primary purpose of this position is to protect all individuals by embedding and enforcing privacy protections and transparency in all the organization's activities.
This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the Secretary and Executive Management, Privacy Office/Compliance Group.
- Not Required
To qualify for the GS-12, you must have at least one full year of
specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the
GS-11 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public, or
private sectors). For this position, specialized experience is defined
as: 1) having knowledge of the various laws and regulations, including
the Privacy Act, E-Government Act, Homeland Security Act, Federal
Information Security Management Act, and other agency policies and
procedures to assist with the coordination of responses to guide
employees in handling unique privacy and technology issues, 2)
researching sensitive, classified, and complex data and intelligience
information and systems as well as highly sensitive policy and privacy
issues, 3) identifying privacy issues related to programs and applying
appropriate privacy policies in according with Federal privacy laws and
agency policies and procedures, and 4) assisting in the preparation and
maintenance guidance for the Privacy Office compliance procedures and
To qualify for the GS-13, you must have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-12 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public, or private sectors). For this position, specialized experience is defined as 1) having knowledge of the various laws and regulations, including the Privacy Act, E-Government Act, Homeland Security Act, Federal Information Security Management Act, and other agency policies and procedures to assist with the coordination of responses to guide employees in handling unique privacy and technology issues, 2) supporting the Privacy Office's mission through the development and review of privacy compliance documentation, 3) conducting analysis and making pertinent privacy case determinations, 4) writing position papers, preparing briefings, guidance, and policy documents to work with privacy compliance experts in the Federal and private sector, and 5) setting goals, identifying issues, prioritize projects, and working independently to successfully complete work assignments.
The qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
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.
Substitution of education may not be used for these grade levels.
Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires each and every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation for Secret clearance as a condition of placement in this Non-Critical Sensitive position. This review includes financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.
- Support the development and implementation of initiatives which include review of privacy compliance documentation, assessment of proposed collection, use, and dissemination of personally identifiable information, communication of official policies on privacy issues, and privacy training for employees and contractors.
- Provide clear and accurate documentation and metrics to track the progress of privacy documentation and facilitate the editorial process and document management by meeting deadlines, managing content management, and workflow and approval processes related to privacy compliance documentation.
- Ensure that the use of technology does not erode privacy protections relating to the use, collection, and disclosure of personal information, supports office initiatives that monitor, compliance with applicable Federal privacy laws and regulations.
- Assist with the implementation of privacy strategies and protocols as directed by investigating systemic privacy issues and determines necessary corrective actions, recommends programmatic and policy changes, and interacts with system and program owners to identify and correct problems related to privacy concerns.