Supervisory IT Specialist (INFOSEC)
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Applicants must have 1 year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the next lower band level, or equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal Service, which has equipped the applicant with the skills and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as defining and maintaining organizational standards, procedures and policies related to cybersecurity and information security; conducting systems security evaluations, audits, and reviews; investigating security breaches to determine impact and prevent recurrence; providing technical advice to managers on cyber incidents; directing and managing teams to address cyber-security issues; and creating operational policies and procedures based on new security technologies or threats.
Applicants must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below:
- 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.
Note: Positions in GAO are covered under the agency's performance based compensation system, which is pay banded. This position is classified as a MS-2210-I, which is equivalent to the GS-14 level in the federal government.
You must meet all the requirements before the announcements closes.
This is a non-bargaining unit position.
Based on the staffing needs, additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.
Selectee may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Statement.
Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid for by the GAO.
Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System. Visit http://www.sss.gov/.
Please be aware that applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. If selected, at the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306.
If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to a determination of your suitability for Federal employment.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
The U.S. GAO is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service. Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the GAO require completion of a one-year or two-year probationary period.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
If you meet the qualification requirements stated above, you will be further rated based on your responses to the vacancy questions. Please make sure that your responses to the vacancy questions are supported in your resume. Follow all instructions carefully as incomplete answers, errors, or omissions may affect your rating. Your rating will be invalid if you fail to include a narrative reply to any vacancy question(s) that requires further explanation or your reply is "see resume."
All applicants will be rated on the following KSA’s or competencies:
- Mastery of, and skill in applying, Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publications (800 series) on Computer Security.
- Mastery of, and skill in applying cybersecurity and information security principles, methodologies, requirements and solutions.
- Knowledge of the infrastructure protection environment to recommend actions for mitigation or countermeasures.
- Mastery of, and skill in applying, the NIST Risk Management Framework and Government Information Security Continuous Monitoring requirements and best practices.
- Knowledge of current and emerging cybersecurity and information security tools, technologies, solutions and methodologies.
- Skill interpreting and integrating IT security policies, system operating procedures, and effectively implementing and managing a wide-variety of security technologies using a “defense-in-depth” strategy.
Under the provisions of the Direct-Hire Authority, Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of all applicants does not apply.
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