Supervisory IT Specialist (Security)

Alexandria, Virginia
Mar 20, 2018
Mar 20, 2018
IT, Security Engineer
Full Time

50% or less - Travel will be required to attend meetings, conferences, and site visits.

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes If you are a current NCUA employee, your relocation expenses are authorized in accordance with NCUA relocation policies. If you are not a current NCUA employee, NCUA will reimburse limited relocation expenses in accordance with NCUA relocation policies.

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI clearance.
  • A probationary period may be required.
  • This position is telework eligible.
  • A supervisory probationary period may be required.
  • This is an essential continuity of operations position.
  • Drug testing is required.
  • Applicants must meet the following requirements:

    Applicants must possess IT related experience demonstrating EACH of the four IT Specialist competencies AND one year of specialized experience as described below:
    1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

    You must meet the following United States Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) qualification requirements for the advertised position. OPM's prescribed Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Administrative and Professional positions can be found at:

    You must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

    To qualify at the CU-15 level, you must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the CU/GS-14 level in federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors).

    Specialized experience is defined as experience in all of the following areas:
    1. developing, evaluating, and implementing cyber security and critical infrastructure policies as it relates to financial institutions;
    2. evaluating governance issues;
    3. evaluating technology controls, threat information and emerging technologies in cybersecurity as it relates to the financial services technology infrastructure; and
    4. providing advice and guidance to a team and senior level officials on critical infrastructure risks and industry practices.

    Please Note: 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. Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply.

    You must meet the qualifications for this position by the closing date of this announcement.

    Education is not required nor may it be used as a substitute to qualify for this position.

    SALARY: Pay will be set using NCUA's Compensation policy. The salary range shown is NCUA's Local Pay Rate (LPR) which includes a locality rate of 39.87% for the Alexandria, Virginia geographical area. The 2018 locality rates, by location, can be found on the NCUA Careers webpage under the NCUA CU Pay Structure.

    SELECTIVE SERVICE: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. You may register or check status of your registration by visiting the Selective Service website at:

    This position is not in the bargaining unit.


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

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    This vacancy is being filled through the Office of Personnel Management's delegated Direct Hire Authority.

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