IT Specialist (INFOSEC) Direct Hire Authority
Occasional travel - Some Travel Required
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Your resume must clearly document how you meet the specialized experience in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this vacancy. Transcripts must be submitted at time of application. All required documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement. If you do not submit a required document (e.g. transcripts, etc.) your application will be considered incomplete and you will not receive further consideration.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to: - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment. - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer. - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
This announcement will be used to fill vacancies through OPM-authorized government-wide Direct Hire Authority. Category rating, veteran's preference, and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply for this vacancy. For more information on OPM's authorization of Direct Hire Authority, please visit https://www.opm.gov/directhire/index.asp
Candidates must have one full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 level.
Specialized Experience is defined as: Significant experience with NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards, security policies and mitigation measures applicable to cyber security.
Note: **Must be able to Obtain and Maintain a Top Secret Clearance**
Education can not be substituated for experience in this position.
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When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval. You must submit all required information by the closing date. The materials you send with your resume will not be returned. If you are selected at a grade lower than the highest shown in this listing, you will be placed under a career development plan and can be non-competitively promoted when you successfully complete the requirements for the higher grade. Before entering on duty, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450. You will need to provide the information annually. Relocation expenses will not be paid.
It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual’s employment experience will be used only to determine the person’s qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual’s personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination. Please use the following link for additional information: Mythbusters of Federal Hiring Policies.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your resume, responses to the questionnaire and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the on-line assessment. Your responses to the on-line assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. You are being evaluated under the category rating method which means, if you are determined to be qualified, you will be placed into the 'Best Qualified', 'Well Qualified', or 'Qualified' Category. We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than what is supported by your application materials, your responses may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements. NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies. The Occupational Questions are used to evaluate your relevant educational and work experience. The questions are related to competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities such as:
- Knowledge of cyber security standards, issues, and mitigation measures in one or more areas of computers, internet, communications, control systems and related fields as applied to electric systems operation.
- Knowledge of electrical power generation, transmission and distribution systems, control systems, SCADA, or operations of electromechanical components and “smart” devices.
- Ability to explain legislation and policy initiatives with complex or innovative IT aspects both orally and in writing.
- Ability to apply leadership skills and behaviors to serve as a subject matter expert and team lead to a multidisciplinary staff charged with producing high quality, technically accurate work related to physical/cyber security.
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