IT Specialist (INFOSEC)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Dec 10, 2018
Closes
Dec 10, 2018
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Minimal Travel Required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals
  • The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Specialized Experience for the GS-15 level: To be qualified for this position at the GS-15 level, you must have at least one year of experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level that is directly related to the position and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes performing work with significant scope/impact to promote critical infrastructure protection, cybersecurity, resilience, and/or reduction of operational risk within the financial services sector, one its sub-sectors, or at a critical financial institution.

    Examples of such experience could include:

    Leading activities that support critical infrastructure security and resilience, promote public-private partnerships, and work to engage the independent regulatory community with executive branch agencies;
    OR
    Planning and leading work with financial sector IT, cybersecurity experts, technology developers and/or the R&D community to study, analyze, and describe risks for emerging technologies, recommend any appropriate mitigating security measures, or other measures to minimize risk;
    OR
    Developing and interpreting cybersecurity policy, guidance, or regulation, with significant scope and impact (e.g., federal, US national, or multinational) on the financial services sector;
    OR
    Studying technologies, systems, networks, functions, sub-systems, etc., in the financial services sector to identify new vulnerabilities (security, resilience, operational risk) and recommend any appropriate mitigating security measures; and
    OR
    Analyzing key financial institutions or processes to understand their security and interdependence vulnerabilities, and developing proposed mitigation strategies.

    Specialized Experience for the GS-14 level: To be qualified for this position at the GS-14 level, you must have at least one year of experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level that is directly related to the position and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized Experience includes identifying cybersecurity threats and providing technical guidance on cybersecurity matters; as well as interpreting and making recommendations on cybersecurity policies and leading IT related projects.

    Examples of such experience could include:
    Carrying out activities that support critical infrastructure security and resilience, promote public-private partnerships, and work to engage the independent regulatory community with executive branch agencies;
    OR
    Working with financial sector IT, cybersecurity experts, technology developers and/or the R&D community to study, analyze, and describe risks for emerging technologies, recommend any appropriate mitigating security measures, or other measures to minimize risk;
    OR
    With supervisors general direction, proposing and drafting cybersecurity policy, guidance, or regulation interpretation, with major scope and impact (e.g., federal, US national, or multinational) for the financial services sector;
    OR
    Studying technologies, systems, and functions in the financial sector to identify new vulnerabilities and recommend any appropriate mitigating security measures; and
    OR
    Analyzing security of critical financial institutions or processes to assess risk and develop proposed mitigation strategies.


    In addition to meeting specialized experience, applicants must also show proficiency in 1) attention to detail, 2) customer service, 3) oral communication, and 4) problem solving.

    - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. 
    - Relocation expenses will not be paid.
    - This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    - We may offer opportunities for telework.
    - We may offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
    - A one year probationary period may be required.
    - Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
    - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9.  Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    - Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.

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

    Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified” determination.

    Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Organizational Awareness, Technical and Communication.

    This announcement is issued under "direct-hire" authority. Consistent with 5 U.S.C 3304(a)(3) and OPM regulations (5 CFR 337 Subpart B) on direct-hire: All candidates who meet all the qualification and other eligibility requirements may be referred for consideration. Competitive examining rules providing for rating and ranking and veterans' preference do not apply.

    Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.

    If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as “well qualified" to receive special selection priority.


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    Read more Security clearance Top Secret/SCI

    Drug test required No


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