Information Technology Specialist

Washington D.C.
Mar 12, 2018
Mar 12, 2018
Full Time

Occasional travel - The position requires travel outside of the duty station on a regular basis less than 25% of time

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.

    • Position is subject to random drug testing
    • Must pass a pre-employment drug test
    • Favorable suitability determination
    • Must be able to obtain/maintain a "Q" security clearance with Special Compartmented Information (SCI) access.
    • A one year trial period may be required
    • Financial Disclosure is required
    • Must successfully complete a CI Evaluation, which may also include a CI-scope polygraph examination.


    GS-14: A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (i.e., GS-13) in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this grade level is defined as:
    1. Experience developing advanced policies, procedures, and strategies to ensure information systems reliability and accessibility, and to prevent and defend against unauthorized system access.
    2. Experience establishing and executing a variety of support procedures to facilitate the activities of major services such as certification & accreditation, compliance review, architecture, training, plan of action and milestones, and communications to include reports on program status to federal oversight bodies.
    3. Experience conducting risk and vulnerability assessments and directing assessments of security events to determine impact, proper reporting, and implementation of corrective actions.
    4. Experience developing and implementing network and system designs to ensure implementation of appropriate security policies.
    5. Experience promoting awareness of security issues among management and ensuring sound security principles are reflected in organization vision and goals.
    6. Experience in preparing and delivering education and awareness briefings to ensure that systems, networks, and data users are aware of, and adhere to, systems security policies and procedures.
    7. Experience conducting and participating in on-site evaluations and audits for compliance with policy.
    Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
    1. Mastery of the mission, structure, and key intelligence programs of the U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC), to include the following: (b) the major organizational, structural and mission aspects of the USIC and its various agencies and key programs.
    2. Expert knowledge in system and security architecture, when required, that promotes cost-effective and efficient systems solutions consistent with program objectives and measures of performance.
    3. Expert knowledge of the Risk Management Framework (RMF), Assessment & Authorization (A&A), and Certification & Accreditation (C&A) processes.
    4. Ability to develop risk assessment reports based on review of system plans and interviews with developer/customer, assess systems against Information Assurance policies and regulations, analyze risk, recommend mitigating countermeasures, and writing short, succinct risk assessment and certification reports for submissions.
    5. Expert knowledge of vulnerabilities and assessments tools and hands-on testing experience.
    6. Skill in leading technical exchange meetings and application review boards, documenting actions items/results of these events.
    7. Expert knowledge of Information Assurance policies and regulations and how they relate to the Assessment and Authorization process.
    "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.

    You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level.

    • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
    • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
    • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
    • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
    • Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
    • All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    This position is in the excepted service and is being filled in accordance with 50 U.S.C. 3024(v). All candidates that meet all of the minimum requirements of this position as stated in the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement will be referred to the selecting official.

    If your resume does not support the minimum qualifications found in this vacancy before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible' or 'not qualified'.
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