IT SPECIALIST (INFOSEC)
Occasional travel - Less than 5% annually.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
SPECIALIZED OR GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the next lower grade or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector.
You may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector that demonstrates your ability to apply an expert level of information security principles and methodologies for Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and analysis of potential loss of information to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, networks, and data. Specialized experience must include all of the following cybersecurity experience: 1) Advanced experience with Splunk log aggregator, Microsoft Exchange, and Microsoft PowerShell; 2) Application of Symantec Security Analytics (Solera); 3) Apply information security principles and methods to evaluate, implement, and disseminate information systems security tools and procedures; and 4) Monitor and evaluate systems' compliance with IT security requirements.
In addition to the specialized experience individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below:
1. Attention to Detail - Meticulous; thoroughly reviews and proofreads various IT related data/information; dedicates focus to accomplish tasks that are complete, precise, and accurate to a given IT situation.
2. Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive IT services or IT 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 IT needs, provide expert technical information or assistance, resolve fairly complex or non-routine problems, or satisfy expectations; knowledge of available products and services; committed to providing quality IT products and services.
3. Communication - Expresses technical 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 presentations; listens to others, recognizes potential miscommunication, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
4. Problem Solving - Identifies IT related problems using a variety of materials or sources; gathers and applies technical information to determine accuracy and relevance to moderately complex problems; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives; makes decisions or recommendations that influence IT policies or programs and applies new developments to previously unresolved problems.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).
Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 87 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
These vacancies are being filled through the Office of Personnel Management's delegated Direct Hiring Authority. All applicants who meet the basic and minimum qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration.
Evaluation is made on the basis of appropriate education, licensure, training, and specialized experience.
Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and/or supporting documentation will be made and compared to the qualification requirements to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.