Information Technology Specialist (Information Security)

Washington D.C.
Oct 16, 2018
Oct 16, 2018
IT, Security Engineer
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National.
  • Additional Requirements: No additional requirements.

    Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements as defined below. Your resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate specialized experience requirements.

    To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. The following link provides more information on the qualifications for this position: Administrative and Management Positions

    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.

    For the GS-13 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level (or equivalent). Ensuring compliance with the information assurance/security provisions in the Privacy Act and other related regulatory guidance and privacy impact assessment program(s). Participating in security studies, analyses, surveys to identify and plan corrective and/or remedial measures to protect against threats. Assisting in the review of final software installation and system plans for additional security risks. Collaborating with cyber security personnel to address privacy compliance and risk mitigation. Participating in the development of privacy training materials and other communications to increase understanding of privacy issues to include data handling issues, procedures, and legal obligations.

    In addition to the qualification requirements above, applicants must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies: Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Oral Communication, and Problem Solving.

    The Chief Information Office (CIO) manages the Information Resources environment for the Forest Service. This staff is responsible for facilitating the coordination with field and Forest Service leadership for all information technology infrastructure, business applications, and information management services. The CIO is also responsible for the Information Resources Governance process which facilitates decision making for all information resource decisions supporting mission priorities.

    The incumbent leads by example in defining a customer service culture to ensure that all customers are treated with respect and civility, and ensures that whenever possible, the CIO staff cultivates partnerships with customers in developing solutions to meet their needs. The incumbent proactively develops partnerships with key stakeholders, other agencies, and USDA to provide the best value in the services and solutions developed and offered by the CIO.

    This position will be located at a Forest Service office, final determination of the duty station(s) will be made by the selecting official at the time of the job offer. To see where Forest Service Offices are located click here. Click each region name to see the different locations within the Forest Service.

    BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.

    Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing.

    E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS 'E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.

    This is a bargaining unit position represented by the National Federation of Federal Employees, IAMAW.

    This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements.

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

    This is a Direct-Hire Authority position, all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications, to include any selective placement factor(s), if applicable, will be referred to the selecting official.  Before a certificate is issued to the selecting official, the resume is reviewed to ensure that you meet all the qualification requirements.  A rating will not be used; veteran's preference does not apply due to the existence of the Direct Hire authority for this position.

    Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right.

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    Drug test required No

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