IT Specialist (InfoSec)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Feb 21, 2018
Closes
Feb 21, 2018
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • U. S. Citizenship Required.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • You must be able to obtain a Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance.
  • You must submit to a pre-employment drug test.
  • Current federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements.
  • Confidential Financial Disclosure Form Required.
  • This position requires a minimum of 50% travel.
  • You must demonstrate you have IT-related experience in 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.

    Specialized Experience:
    You qualify for the GS-14 grade level if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level performing duties such as:
    - Implementing information technology security program upgrades due to new technologies or technology
    advancements.
    - Resolving integration issues related to the implementation of new systems within the existing infrastructure.
    - Instituting security measures to ensure awareness and compliance.

    Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may not be used for this grade level.

    In addition to the minimum qualifications described above, you must meet the following requirement(s) to be considered qualified for the position:

    All qualifications and eligibility 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.

    Time-in-grade
    Current General Schedule (GS) federal employees, and those that have served in GS positions within the last 52 weeks, must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade, or a combination of the next lower grade level and an equivalent band in the federal service.

    Note: Current or former Federal employees MUST submit a copy of their SF-50 Form which shows competitive service appointment ("position occupied" block 34 on the SF-50 should show a "1"), tenure group (block 24 should show a 1 or 2), grade, and salary. If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 Form which shows the length of time you have been in your current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF50s include promotions, With-in Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s dated a year apart within the same grade/job). If you have promotion potential in your current position, please provide proof. Employees applying with an interchange agreement must provide proof of their permanent appointment. IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT ALL OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE CONSIDERATION AS A STATUS CANDIDATE.

    Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service.

    Not Applicable

    DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select "Employee Benefits." Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more. (https://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2016/08/newly-established-leave-policy-gives-disabled-veterans-more-time-to-address-medical-issues-1/)

    This position will be filled at the GS-14 level.
    Selectee may be required to serve a one-year probationary period
    Selectee will be required to complete an OGE 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Form.
    Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) Expenses will NOT be paid.

    If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

    Multiple selections may be made from this announcement.

    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.

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

    We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using a job questionnaire based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform this job:

    • Expert knowledge of IT/cybersecurity program management and project management principles and techniques; expert knowledge of IT/cybersecurity systems engineering principles IT program management concepts.
    • Expert knowledge of systems life cycle management concepts used to plan, develop, implement, operate, and maintain information systems.
    • Expert knowledge of systems life cycle management concepts used to plan, develop, implement, operate, and maintain information systems.
    • Expert knowledge of the principles, methods, and tools for the coordinated management of an IT program to include providing oversight of multiple IT projects, integrating dependent schedules and deliverables, and related activities.


    You will then be placed within one of three categories based on your responses: Qualified, Well Qualified, or Best Qualified. If you are placed in the Best Qualified category, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.

    To preview the job questionnaire and application, click here https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10123405

    If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications and/or experience, you will be removed from consideration or your score will be lowered.

    Consideration may be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards as an indicator of quality of prior experience. No points will be awarded.

    Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Department of Homeland Security, you are not CTAP eligible. View information about CTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under CTAP, you must be rated at a minimum score of [85] for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

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