Information Technology Specialist (Security)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington County, Virginia
Posted
Oct 23, 2017
Closes
Oct 31, 2017
Function
IT, Security Engineer
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized
  • Applicant must be eligible to obtain and keep a Top Secret/SCI Clearance
  • This position contains a Selective Placement Factor (SPF) that is part of the minimum requirement of the position. If you do not meet the SPF, you are ineligible for further consideration. The SPF for this position is:

    Security Certification Requirement (possession of one of the following is required):

    • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
    • Certified Information Security Management (CISM)
    • GIAC Security Leadership (GSLC).
    All qualification and eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

    Basic Requirements: Experience must be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate.

    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.

    In additional to the basic experience requirements above, applicants must meet the specialized experience requirements below.

    Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.

    GS-13 Qualifications: Must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the federal service that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position. Specialized experience at the GS-13 level for this position includes, but is not limited to: experience related to two or more of the following: Risk Management Framework; Insider Threat Management; Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM); or Assessment and Authorization (A&A). Experience also involves: applying methods for evaluating, implementing, and disseminating IT security policies and procedures, network operations and protocols sufficient to ensure the reliability and accessibility of information systems, and to assess, prevent and defend against unauthorized access to systems, networks and data; analyzing and applying advanced IT principles, concepts, methods, standards, and practices to total infrastructure protection, systems security and the coordination and collaboration on security activities with parties within and outside an IT environment; monitoring and evaluating systems' compliance with IT security requirements; and providing advice and guidance in implementing IT security policies and procedures in the development and operation of network systems.

    GS-14 Qualifications: Must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the federal service that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position. Specialized experience at the GS-14 level for this position includes, but is not limited to: experience related to two or more of the following: Risk Management Framework; Insider Threat Management; Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM); or Assessment and Authorization (A&A). Experience also involves: applying methods for evaluating, implementing, and disseminating IT security policies and procedures, network operations and protocols sufficient to ensure the reliability and accessibility of information systems, and to assess, prevent and defend against unauthorized access to systems, networks and data; analyzing and applying advanced IT principles, concepts, methods, standards, and practices to total infrastructure protection, systems security and the coordination and collaboration on security activities with parties within and outside an IT environment; monitoring and evaluating systems' compliance with IT security requirements; providing advice and guidance in implementing IT security policies and procedures in the development and operation of network systems; applying new IT cyber security developments and applications, emerging IT security technologies, concepts, methods and standards, and the delivery of an IT security awareness training program for end users at all levels; and providing guidance to and evaluating the performance of contract personnel, shared service providers, and other partners with respect to IT security issues and associated cyber security, IT risk and insider threat assessment programs.

    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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Education cannot substitute for experience at the GS-13 and GS-14 level.

    Selected candidate may be subject to a one-year probationary period.

    Work Schedule:

    This position will be filled as full-time.

    Miscellaneous:

    TDA uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.

    This position is being advertised concurrently with vacancy announcement # TDA-18-MP-10039125JS
    using Merit Promotion procedures. If interested, refer to that announcement to determine if you meet merit promotion requirements and can apply to that announcement. NOTE: You must apply separately to each announcement in order to be considered under both.

    If selection is made below the full performance level, promotion up to the full performance level may be made without further competition. However, promotion(s) will depend on the performance of the incumbent and are not guaranteed.

    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: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information

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

    Applicants who "self-certify" that they meet the minimum qualification standards, and other eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement will be referred to the selecting official who may conduct their own assessment for further consideration and interviews.

    The selectee's eligibility will be verified prior to extending a tentative job offer. After making a tentative job offer, all pre-employment and suitability requirements will be conducted prior to a final job offer. Selections made under this notice will be processed as new appointments to the civil service. Current civil service employees would, therefore, be given new appointments to the civil service.

    NOTE: Veterans' Preference does not apply to Direct-Hire recruitment procedures.

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