Information Technology Specialist (Security)

Washington D.C.
Aug 15, 2018
Aug 15, 2018
IT, Security Engineer
Full Time

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No


  • U.S. Citizenship is required for federal employment.
  • Selective Service registration required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • You may be required to serve a one (1) year probationary period.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a "Top Secret" security clearance.

Additional Conditions of Employment:
  • Security and Background Requirements: Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. If hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection or appropriate disciplinary action.
  • E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
  • Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • Pre-employment physical required: No
  • Drug testing required: No
  • License required: No
  • Mobility agreement required: No
  • Immunization required: No
  • Bargaining Unit Position: No
  • Incentives may be authorized; however, this is contingent upon funds availability. If authorized, certain incentives will require you to sign a service agreement to remain in the Federal government for a period of up to 3 years. Note: This statement does not imply nor guarantee an incentive will be offered and paid. Incentives include the following: moving expenses, recruitment or relocation incentive; student loan repayment, superior qualifications appointment, creditable service for annual leave for prior non-federal work experience or prior uniformed military service, etc.

All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on 08/14/2018.

In order to qualify for Information Technology Specialist (Security), 2210, at GS - 14, you must meet the following:
  • You must possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal service, experience in IT developments and trends in database administration and evaluate technical developments with a view to enhancing and improving IT reliability and portability; knowledge of logical and physical database designs, advanced application systems, data clement development and standardization, and information requirements sufficient to determine the needs of applications programming personnel, the pertinent characteristics of general and special purpose computer equipment, and the design requirements.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification and/or other network, systems, and application security certifications/qualifications.

GS-14 (or equivalent): individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.

1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

  • If you are serving, or have served in the last 5 years (from 08/14/2018) as an Executive Branch political, Schedule C, or Non-career SES appointee, HHS/FDA may be required to obtain approval by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) prior to beginning employment. You can find out if you have held one of these appointment types by looking at your Standard Form 50s in your Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF), in Section 5 where the legal authorities are listed. If you have served or are currently serving, you must provide a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting this appointment. In addition, you will be required to respond to the question in the assessment and certify your responses to the questionnaire. Political Appointee FAQ - OPM
  • Direct-Hire Authority: Veteran's Preference, Schedule A, CTAP, and ICTAP provisions do not applyto positions advertised under a direct-hire authority. This position is open to all U.S. Citizens and all qualified candidates will be referred for consideration. The hiring manager may select from any of these qualified candidates without regard to veteran's preference or any other status eligibility.
  • Selective Service Registration: Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. You can learn more by visiting the Selective Service Registration site.

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

Once the job opportunity announcement closes (at 11:59 pm ET on 08/14/2018), applicants will be reviewed to determine eligibility for Federal employment and qualification for this position specifically. Because this position is being advertised under a direct-hire authority, all qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

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