Senior IT Specialist (INFOSEC) CG-2210-14
Occasional travel - Occasional Travel
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Relocation is authorized
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be required.
Registration with the Selective Service.
High Risk Position – Background Investigation (BI) required.
Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) required.
Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. 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. Additional qualifications information can be found here.You must have Information Technology (IT)-related experience which demonstrates proficiency in each of the following competencies:
• Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
• 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.
• 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.
Applicants must have have GS/CG-13 grade level (or equivalent) experience providing analysis of security and risk management throughout the SDLC according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidance and/or industry best practices.
There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.
Applicants eligible for ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 80 or higher in the online assessment to be determined “well qualified” for this position. For more information, click here.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
The vacancy announcement is issued under the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's Direct-hire Authority.
Your application will be reviewed, including the online assessment questionnaire, to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements in the announcement. Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level. If you rated yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.
If you are found qualified, your resume will be evaluated to measure the degree in which your background and responses to the assessment questions match the competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) listed below. Top candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration.
1. Knowledge of applying Information Security Assurance principals, laws, regulations, and OMB guidelines —specifically Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), Homeland Security Presidential Directives (HSPD).
2. Knowledge of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) publications and Federal Information Processing Standards (PIPS), as well as the changing body of data within the NIST 800 series, OMB circulars, and other Federal legislation, laws, executive orders.
3. Knowledge of computer software and hardware support requirements, and the associated security controls, such as physical access control systems, encryption and digital signature software, and virus protection software.
4. Knowledge of Software Development lifecycle (SDLC) and technology terminology as it relates to information security assurance including, but not limited to, Control Selection, Risk Executive Function, Security Impact Analysis, Information Assurance 3-level Tiered-Activities, penetration testing, and third party auditing.
5. Ability to analyze and evaluate the risk posture of assets.
6. Ability communicate both orally and writing to communicate and maintain working relationships with all management levels.
You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs. Your answer to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.
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