IT SPECIALIST (INFO SEC - DIRECT HIRE)
Occasional travel - May travel up to 10% of the time.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
The selectee will be subject to random drug testing and will be required to complete a confidential financial disclosure statement upon entrance and on an annual basis thereafter.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Basic Entry Requirements for All Grade Levels:
For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience clearly demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below in your resume. Failure to clearly demonstrate all four competencies within your resume will result in a rating of "NQ" Not Qualified.
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.
GRADE LEVEL REQUIREMENTS: In addition to meeting the Basic Entry Requirements above, applicants must have the experience listed below.
For the GS-13 level: Fifty-two weeks of experience at the GS-12 level, or equivalent, that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Your experience should demonstrate leadership accomplishment of IT security related activities, such as 1) applying IT security principles, techniques, or best practices to IT security reviews (e.g., reviewing IT security policies, procedures, implementation, system authorization packages); 2) performing security control assessments; 3) evaluating security documents or artifacts to determine adequacy of the systems’ security posture; 4) communicating on IT security related matters in-person and in writing; 5) making recommendation to improve IT security posture; and 6) researching emerging IT security related technologies. This level of work experience should reflect excellent capability in effectively planning and carrying out the assignment and selecting the approach or methodology to be used.
For the GS-14 level: Fifty-two weeks of experience at the GS-13 level, or equivalent, that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Your experience should demonstrate professional expertise and strong leadership accomplishment of IT security related activities, such as 1) apply IT security principles, techniques, or best practices to IT security reviews (e.g., reviewing IT security strategies, policies, procedures, implementation); 2) performing security control assessments; 3) evaluating security documents or artifacts to determine adequacy of the systems’ security posture; 4) making recommendation to improve IT security posture; 5) briefing senior management on security findings or conclusions; and 6) researching emerging IT security related technologies and tools. This level of work experience should reflect extensive capability in effectively planning IT security related projects, managing security audits or evaluations, and producing high quality written products.
**Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work. 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.**
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining a rating of at least 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp. CTAP/ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
1. A copy of your specific Reduction In Force (RIF) notice, written notice of your expected separation or other documentation of priority consideration status;
2. Current or former federal employee's must submit a copy of your last SF-50 - noting current position, grade or band level, and duty location;
3. Federal employee's must submit a copy of your last performance appraisal including your rating; and
4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.
The following links provide information on CTAP/ICTAP:
*Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)
*Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)
The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.
This announcement is being used to recruit qualified individuals, under the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Direct Hire Authority, authorized by 5 United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 3304 and 5 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 337, Subpart B.
**Information Technology(INFOSEC) 2210 series positions are placed on a Special Pay Rate Table 999C at the GS-09 grade level within the Washington, D.C. area and therefore will not reflect the 2018 GS Pay Table posted on OPM.gov. Because the GS 11-13 pay scale in Washington D.C. is higher than the 999C table, the 2018 GS pay table rate will apply to all other pay grades higher than GS-09 .***
NOTES: Category Rating, Veterans Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to this Public Notice. Applicants will only be contacted if management would like to schedule an interview.Read more
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under the provisions of the Direct-Hire Authority (DHA), rating, ranking and veterans' preference does not apply; therefore, your responses to the questionnaire will not be used to determine a scored rating. All applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements, as defined in the job opportunity announcement, will be referred for selection consideration. While veterans' preference does not apply in DHA, preference eligibles are encouraged to submit their supporting documentation (DD-214 stating disposition of discharge or character of service, VA letter, SF-I 5, etc.).
Applicants applying as CTAP or ICTAP candidates, and are determined CTAP or ICTAP eligible, must exceed the minimum qualification requirements to be referred under this selection priority placement program by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. For those deemed eligible and who meet the minimum qualifications, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions). Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles who are not determined well-qualified by scoring at least 85 will not be referred under the CTAP/ICTAP selection priority placement program; however, will be referred for selection consideration with other minimally qualified applicants. The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies, please do not provide a separate written response.
KSA 1: Ability to review and evaluate an organization’s information system, program designs, developments and implementations pertaining to IT security requirements
KSA 2: Knowledge of policies and procedures related to information security
KSA 3: Knowledge of vulnerabilities, risks and protection needs of IT systems
KSA 4: Ability to communicate in writing to audiences on IT Security information related topics
KSA 5: Ability to communicate orally to audiences on IT Security information related topics
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