Supervisory IT Specialist (Policy, Planning and Information Security) (Chief Information Security O

Washington D.C.
Jun 21, 2018
Jun 21, 2018
Executive, Chief, IT
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Background investigation
  • You must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. National
  • May be required to serve a probationary period.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector.

    You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

    Specialized Experience for CN-71: To qualify at CN-71, you must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower band/grade (CN-60, GS-14 or equivalent) in the Federal service. For this position specialized experience is defined as:
    • Leading, planning, developing and implementing an agency-level cyber security program and strategy;
    • Ensuring the development of security solutions that meet the needs of the business in an effective manner;
    • Providing information security consultation to an organization’s executive level leadership;
    • Assessing and recommending resolution of information security issues to protect and restore commercial cloud-based offerings (e.g., SaaS, PaaS, IaaS), IT systems, services, and capabilities;
    • Coordinating responses and actions to FISMA security audits;
    • Establishing, maintaining and reporting on the cyber security posture of an organization; AND
    • Leading teams to secure and assess risk for modern technology solutions in at least two of the following categories: a) PaaS, b) scalable infrastructure, c) Authority to Operate (ATO) processes in a cloud-first or cloud-only enterprise environment, d) security management capabilities, e) security of data environments that process large data sets (>1TB), f) end user and mobile device management in a mobile-first and/or zero client environment, and/or g) security around software development focusing on web-based development
    In addition to the specialized experience stated above, applicants must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.
    • Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
    • Customer Service - Working 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, resolving 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.

    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
    • All candidates will be considered without regard to any non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, lawful political affiliation, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, parental status, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • This position is ineligible for bargaining unit representation.
    • Ethics: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection employees are subject to government-wide ethical standards of conduct, financial disclosure requirements, and post-employment prohibitions, which applicants may review at In addition, Bureau employees must comply with the Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (5 CFR 9401), which, among other things, prohibit an employee or the employee’s spouse or minor child from owning or controlling a debt or equity interest in an entity supervised by the Bureau. Regulations also impose restrictions on the outside activities of certain Bureau employees, including examiners and attorneys. Applicants may review the Bureau ethics regulations and a summary of the regulations at Questions regarding these requirements and prohibitions should be directed to the Bureau Ethics Office at

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

    Your application includes your:
    1. Resume,
    2. Responses to the online questions,
    3. Required supporting documents;
    4. Cover letter (optional).
    Note: If a cover letter is submitted, it may be used to assess your qualifications.
    We will evaluate your application by comparing your description of your work experience, level of responsibility, and accomplishments, with the requirements of the position to determine whether you meet all the qualification requirements.

    Direct Hire
    This notice is issued under the Direct-Hire authority. Using Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved government-wide direct hire authorities, agencies may appoint candidates directly to jobs, without regard to the provisions of Title 5 U.S.C.3309 through 3318, for which OPM determines that there is a severe shortage of candidates or a critical hiring need. Candidates will be evaluated on their basic eligibility for Federal employment, minimum qualifications and possession of job-related knowledge, skills and abilities and other factors. All applicants who meet basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for further consideration.
    Veterans’ Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to this vacancy.

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