IT Specialist (INFOSEC)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 19, 2018
Closes
Apr 27, 2018
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - May be required to be in a travel status away from home up to 6 to 10 nights per month.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position

New employees must serve a one year probationary period

You must successfully pass a background investigation

Selective Service registration required

You must be able to obtain and hold a Top Secret/SCI security clearance or Secret security clearance

Appointments are subject to the availability of funds.

Statements: False or fraudulent information provided by candidates is criminally punishable by fine and/or imprisonment.

Essential Personnel: This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, acts of terrorism, or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations (5 U.S.C. § 7501-7533 and 5 CFR Part 752, as applicable).

Drug Test: Must submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result before you can be appointed into this position. After appointment, you may be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. 6 of 4

To qualify at the grade GS-13:
Applicants must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies: Attention to Details: define the scope and level of detail for security plans and policies; applicable to a security program; Customer Service: lead new security technologies implementation activities; Oral Communication: providing expert technical advice and guidance to department managers and other technical specialist; and Problem Solving: resolves integration issues related to the implementation of new systems.

In addition, you must possess at least one year of full-time specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the next lower level (equivalent to the GS-12) in the federal government. This experience must include activities such as: 1) executing information technology (IT) project management plans and procedures; 2) assist in developing cybersecurity program policies, standards, and practices; 3) assist in developing long-range plans for IT security programs that evaluate and mitigate risks and vulnerabilities; and 4) advising leadership on information systems security policies, guidelines, and requirements.

To qualify at the grade GS-14:
Applicants must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies: Attention to Details: define the scope and level of detail for security plans and policies; applicable to a security program; Customer Service: lead new security technologies implementation activities; Oral Communication: providing expert technical advice and guidance to department managers and other technical specialist; and Problem Solving: resolves integration issues related to the implementation of new systems.

In addition, you must possess at least one year of full-time specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the next lower level (equivalent to the GS-13) in the federal government. This experience must include activities such as: 1) evaluating an organization's IT requirements and implementing project management plans and procedures that provide controls for schedule and risk mitigation; 2) developing strategies for managing cybersecurity programs; 3) researching new and changing technology to provide recommendations on acquisition in order to provide secure IT systems; and 4) providing technical advice and guidance on planning for IT system protection and security standards.

NOTE: To be found qualified for this position; the contents of your resume must fully support this response.

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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.

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, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Qualifications Must Be Met
The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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 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.

This position has been designated exempt from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 USC Section 7112(B)(6).

All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/ Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.

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.

E-Verify
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.

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.

You are encouraged to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please use the Alternate Application link listed in the Other Information section of this vacancy announcement. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online if at all possible. Applying online, through your USAJOBS account, will expedite the application process and allow you to check your application status as well as verify the documentation submitted with your application. If you utilize the Alternate Application method, your USAJOBS account will not display this application and you will not receive status updates.

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

Under the provisions of the Direct-Hire Authority, veterans' preference does not apply.

We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will use a job questionnaire to further evaluate your experience, education, and training. The competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job are:

  • Oral Communication
  • Project Management
  • Technical Competence
  • Technology Awareness


If you are determined qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. Preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10146455.

Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Program (I/CTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not I/CTAP eligible. View information about I/CTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under I/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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