IT (INFOSEC) Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Oct 23, 2017
Closes
Oct 31, 2017
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
Help
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation
  • Selective Service registration required
  • You must be able to obtain and hold a TS/SCI security clearance
  • From incident response to international affairs, penetration testing to policy development, systems engineering to stakeholder engagement, the careers and opportunities to make a difference at CS&C are endless.

    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.


    More than one selection may be made from this announcement.

    Appointments are subject to the availability of funds.

    New employees must serve a one year probationary period.

    Selective Placement Factor
    Applicants must possess experience in the following:

    1. Knowledge of IT/cybersecurity program management and project management principles and techniques.
    2. Knowledge of IT/cybersecurity systems engineering principles.

    NOTE: These selective placement factors must be reflected in resume.


    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
    To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you have the required specialized experience for the respective grade level(s) in which you are applying:

    To qualify at the GS-09 -you must meet one of the following:

    Specialized experience: Have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-07 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as: 1) providing project management support to cybersecurity projects or programs; 2) assisting in the identification of information technology security program implications of new technologies or technology upgrades; 3) assisting in the documenting of requirements for system design procedures and processes. NOTE: To be found qualified for this position; the contents of your resume must fully support the experience above.
    OR
    Education: Have successfully completed a master's degree; or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to that degree at an accredited college or university in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Such fields include computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management etc. NOTE: You must submit official or unofficial transcripts to support this requirement.

    To qualify at the GS-11 -you must meet one of the following:

    Specialized experience: To qualify at the grade GS-11, applicants must have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS- 09 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as 1) providing program management support to cybersecurity projects or programs; 2) detecting information technology security program implications of new technologies or technology upgrades; 3) soliciting and documenting requirements for system design procedures and processes; 4) identifying design constraints, trade-offs, and detailed system and security designs to identify necessary lifecycle support. NOTE: To be found qualified for this position; the contents of your resume must fully support the experience above.
    OR
    Education: Have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree (L.L.M, if related), that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform this work. Such fields include computer science, information science, information systems management, mathematics, statistics, operations research, or engineering or degree
    that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks. NOTE: You must submit official or unofficial transcripts to support this requirement.


    To qualify at the GS-12 -you must meet the following:

    Specialized experience: To qualify at the grade GS-12, applicants 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). This experience must include activities such as 1) providing program management support to cybersecurity projects or programs; 2) analyzing information technology security program implications of new technologies or technology upgrades; 3) documenting requirements, capabilities, and constraints for system design, procedures and processes; and 4) assessing design constraints, trade-offs, and detailed system and security designs to identify necessary lifecycle support. NOTE: To be found qualified for this position; the contents of your resume must fully support the experience above.

    Education is not a suitable substitute at this grade level.

    Applicants must also have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the following four competencies for this position:

    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) 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.

    For any college courses, graduate work, research, thesis or other non-descript courses listed on your transcript (such as "Independent Research"), your resume or attachment memorandum from an academic professor must indicate how each course fulfills the specific education requirement (i.e., state number of semester hours credited, topic of study, grade earned).

    NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Applicants can verify accreditation here. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.

    Special Instructions For Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit here.

    Relocation expenses is/not authorized.

    Other recruitment incentives may be authorized.

    This position has been designated exempt from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 USC Section 7112(B)(6).

    All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/ Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.

    Note about the information provided in your resume and supporting documentation: Your experience (paid and unpaid), education, awards, training and self-development will be evaluated as it relates to the position based upon the information provided in your resume/application and any other supporting documents.

    National Service 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.

    E-Verify
    DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    Read more

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

    Under the provisions of the Direct-Hire Authority, veterans' preference does not apply.

    Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements described above and who are otherwise eligible to apply for the position, may be referred for selection consideration.

    Applicants will be evaluated on their resume and supporting documentation to ensure the basic qualifications requirements have been met. Applicants who meet the basic qualifications of the position will be evaluated on their experience, education and training using an Assessment Questionnaire that is based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job:

    • Cybersecurity Information Technology/Systems Engineering
    • Cybersecurity Project Management
    • Cybersecurity Technical Competence
    • Writing


    To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10050885.

    Your responses to the assessment questionnaire will be reviewed along with the information provided in your resume and supporting documentation to determine if you are qualified for the position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

    Read more Security clearance Top Secret/SCI