IT Specialist (Security), ZP-2210-3/4 (Direct Hire)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Nov 16, 2018
Closes
Nov 24, 2018
Function
IT, Security Engineer
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply.
  • Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.
  • Must be suitable for Federal employment.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov)
  • Qualifications requirements must be met by closing date of announcement.
  • This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel System (CAPS). This system replaced the Federal GS pay plan and structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan, and pay band.

    The ZP-3 is equivalent to the GS-11/12.

    The ZP-4 is equivalent to the GS-13/14.

    The full performance level of this position is ZP-4.

    Category Rating, Veterans Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to this Public Notice.

    NOTE:

    * A one year probationary period may be required.

    * Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.

    * This position is not in the bargaining unit.

    College Transcript: If you are qualifying based on education, submit a copy of your college transcript that lists college courses detailing each course by the number and department (i.e., bio 101, math 210, etc.), course title, number of credit hours and grade earned. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. education standards with your resume. You may submit an unofficial copy of the transcript at the initial phase of the application process. If course content cannot be easily identified from the title of the course as listed on your transcript, you must submit an official course description from the college/university that reflects the content at the time the course was taken.

    Note: Your college transcript is used to verify successful completion of degree, or college course work. An official college transcript will be required before you can report to duty.

    CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: Must be able to obtain and maintain CISSP certified or other security certification preferred. Cloud Security Certification CCSP preferred, but not required.

    Applicants must meet ALL application requirements, to include a complete online resume, by 11:59 p.m. EASTERN TIME (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

    Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards.  This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

    To qualify for the 2210 series:

    For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. The employing agency is responsible for identifying the specific level of proficiency required for each competency at each grade level based on the requirements of the position being filled.

    • 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.

    - AND -

    Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service.  Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.  This experience need not have been in the federal government.

    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.

    To qualify at the ZP-3 or GS-11 level:

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the IT Competencies above, applicants must also possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZP-2 or GS-09  in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:

    • Assisting in the development, implementation, analysis, and testing of IT system Cyber Security methods in the cloud to limit the loss of IT resources.
    • Aiding the development of policies, plans, and procedures for the management, acquisition, and use of IT resources to improve security of cloud-based systems.
    • Implementing FISMA, NIST, and IT security requirements in a cloud-based environment.
    • Providing technical guidance in developing recommendations for security hardware and software to best protect IT cloud systems from loss.

    OR

    Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree

    OR

    3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree

    To qualify at the ZP-4 or GS-13 level:

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the IT Competencies above, applicants must also possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZP-3 or GS-12  in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:

    • Overseeing the work of a team of professional IT staff providing IT security services.
    • Developing, implementing, analyzing, and testing IT system Cyber Security methods in the cloud to limit the loss of IT resources.
    • Developing policies, plans, and procedures for the management, acquisition, and use of IT resources to improve security of cloud-based systems.
    • Leading the implementation of FISMA, NIST, and IT security requirements in a cloud-based environment.
    • Providing expert technical guidance in developing recommendations for security hardware and software to best protect IT cloud systems from loss.

    CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of Silver (Well Qualified). Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management’s Career Transition Resources website at:Employee Guide to Career Transition

    CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:

    1. A copy of your specific RIF notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; a Certificate of Expected Separation (CES); or certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice).
    2. A copy of your SF-50 “Notification of Personnel Action”, noting current position, grade level, and duty location;
    3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
    4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

    ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:

    1. A copy of your RIF separation notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement;
    2. A copy of your SF-50 “Notification of Personnel Action” documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc;
    3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
    4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

    NOAA participates in e-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees

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

    We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Veteran’s Preference does not apply to direct hire recruitment procedures. Any selections made under this notice will be processed as new appointments to the civil service. Current Federal employees would, therefore, be given new appointments to the civil service.

    NOTE: A one year year probationary period will be required under the Direct Hire Authority unless you are a current Department of Commerce employee and are in the same line of work and with no more than a 30 day break in service.

    FOR CTAP AND ICTAP APPLICANTS: You will be rated against the following criteria:
      Knowledge of IT security policies, standards, and procedures. Ability to design and maintain security systems to minimize IT security threats. Skill in ensuring an organizations’ compliance with information security system policies and guidelines. Ability to provide advice on information security matters to technical and non-technical audiences.
    NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledges, Skills and Aibilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies.  Applicants will be rated using the Category Rating system. If you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for this position, you will be rated on your possession of the competencies listed above. Based on the extent and quality of your experience (paid and unpaid), education, and training in relation to these competencies, you will be placed into one of the following three categories: 
      Gold (Best Qualified) - Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of possession of all competencies. Silver (Well Qualified) - Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of possession of the competencies. Bronze (Qualified) - Applicants possessing the specialized experience described above and any education or selective factor if also required

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