Senior IT Specialist (INFOSEC)

Washington D.C.
Oct 17, 2017
Oct 17, 2017
Full Time

This position is located in the Office of the Chief Information Officer, IT Services Develpment and Operations Divsion, Security Operations and Systems Engineering Branch, Security Operations Team.

The supervisor is Michael Williams.

This position is in the Bargaining Unit.

Expenses associated with interview and/or relocation will NOT be paid.

This position requires minimal travel.

This position is subject to Confidential Financial Disclosure reporting requirements.

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  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • This is a Drug Testing position.
  • Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires.
  • You must meet the qualifications for this position by no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.

    A description of how you possess the following specialized experience as well as how you meet the qualifications desired in an ideal candidate must be addressed in your resume.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as: Significant experience as a manager of an enterprise-wide Security Operations Center (SOC) using a variety of operating systems and industry leading security tools and services. Thorough project management knowledge and significant experience in the development, integration and operation of major enterprise-wide IT systems. Direct experience interfacing with senior executives on matters involving IT cybersecurity detection, incident prevention and security-related solutions is also required.

    The ideal candidate should hold the following active and current certifications:
    • Active Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Security Professional (CISSP) certification, or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
    • Active Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
    • Project Management Professional (PMP) or an Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) V3 Foundations certificate
    In addition, the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate RECENT comprehensive knowledge and experience in the following:

    1. Recent experience as the manager for an enterprise-wide Security Operations Center (SOC) using a variety of Operating Systems (Windows, UNIX and Linux), industry-leading security tools and services. This includes both theoretical and hands-on experience.

    2. Substantial experience with IT analysis, planning, development, integration and operation of enterprise wide IT security infrastructure solutions.

    3. Project management experience in a team environment to complete complex IT security projects working effectively and efficiently with peers, supervisors, agency officials, and others.

    4. Complying with IT laws, regulations, policies, standards, security requirements, guidelines, and cyber-security methods and Information System Security Officer (ISSO) experience.

    5. Managing compliance activities (e.g., network penetration testing), remediating vulnerabilities, and configuration and vulnerability management software technologies.

    6. Ability to write clearly and make logical oral presentations to effectively convey detailed information of a technical nature and present technical issues at all management levels (including Senior Executives and C-level executives (i.e. CEO, CFO, CIO, CISO …), industry representatives, external organizations and other federal government agencies.

    **The following are special qualifications requirements that have been determined to be essential to perform the duties of this position. Those applicants that do not possess the following selective factors will be rated not qualified.

    Selective Factors: Experience providing technical direction, management, and oversight of an enterprise-wide Security Operations Center (SOC). This includes conducting vulnerability assessments, network penetration testing, and auditing activities. The successful candidate must demonstrate direct involvement with the technical implementation of the mandatory US Department of Homeland Security Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation (CDM). Finally, the applicant must demonstrate significant experience interfacing with senior executives and US-CERT on security incidents and breaches (e.g. DHS C-CAR events or private sector equivalent).

    The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Individuals with disabilities may contact the Selective Placement Coordinator for assistance with the application or hiring process via Deaf applicants may contact the Disability Program Manager by calling the NRC videophone at 240-428-3217.

    Individuals who are eligible for non-competitive appointment under an OPM special appointing authority may apply for consideration under a comparable NRC non-competitive appointing authority. Veterans, please visit:

    Selectee's will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. False statements or responses on your resume or questionnaire can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

    A transferable security clearance from another agency or a background investigation leading to a clearance is required for all new hires. To begin work at the NRC without a security clearance, you must be granted a temporary waiver of the required clearance, referred to as a 145(b) waiver. To be eligible for a 145(b) waiver you will need a favorable education verification, reference, credit, and criminal history checks. If a wavier is granted, the successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication is required for continued employment. If you have resided outside the U.S. for an extended period of time, the agency may not be able to (1) grant the 145(b) waiver where the required investigation cannot be completed in a timely manner, or (2) achieve timely completion of the background investigation required for a security clearance.

    The NRC is a zero tolerance agency with respect to illegal drug use. Individuals selected for this position will be subject to pre-appointment drug testing unless currently in a NRC position subject to random drug testing AND will be subject to random drug testing upon appointment to the NRC.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the job requirements. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to any vacancy questions to determine your level of knowledge, skill and ability related to the job requirements. If you are among the top candidates for this position, your application will be referred to the hiring manager.

    Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Your resume must show clear and concise evidence of all specialized experience; we can not make assumptions. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position.
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