Information Technology Specialist (Cyber)

Washington D.C.
May 31, 2018
May 31, 2018
Full Time

50% or less - To NRC licensed facilities locations in the U.S.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • 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.

    The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

    1. Knowledge of NRC or other regulatory program, licensing, and inspection/enforcement programs and processes. Knowledge of NRC regulations and regulatory guides.

    2. Knowledge and practical experience in the application of cyber security controls in the development, integration and operation of industrial control systems or information technology systems using cyber security guidelines, standards and methods. Demonstrated experience with providing support and oversight for the development and maintenance of documentation necessary to certify systems. Experience providing cyber security incident response. This should include knowledge and practical experience in the application of the following cyber security measures: 1) access control, 2) cyber security training, 3) audit and accountability, 4) assessment and authorization, 5) configuration management, 6) contingency planning and incident response, 7) digital forensics, 8) identification and authentication, 9) maintenance, 10) media protection, 11) security plan development and maintenance, 12) risk assessment, 13) system and service acquisition, 14) system and communications protection, 15) attack vectors, and 16) system and information integrity.

    3. Demonstrated ability to present technical information both orally and in writing.

    4. Demonstrated ability to lead technical issues and to develop and implement successful approaches to problem solving and conflict resolution.

    5. Demonstrated ability to make independent analyses and evaluate the technical soundness and merit of the activities and proposals stemming from significant regulatory, development or other programs including the ability to distinguish technical from policy issues.

    In addition to the basic requirements, to qualify for this position you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as knowledge and experience with antivirus, anti-malware, Domain Name System (DNS), Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSec), Internet email gateways, firewalls (application-based and network-based), Intrusion Detection / Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS), Log management, Network Access Control (NAC), Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Virtual Private Networks, Intrusion Prevention System, Secure Socket Layer and web filtering/proxying with an enterprise-wide scope.

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

    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 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. Please keep in mind your resume is of key importance for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position.
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