Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC)
50% or less - Travel will be required approximately 30% of the time (more than 15 weeks a year); some travel will involve periods of 2 weeks or longer.
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes PCS, relocation and/or recruitment incentives may be offered contingent on availability of funds.
- This position has also been designated as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to testing for illegal drug use. The selectee must test negative prior to being appointed to this position and will be subject to random testing thereafter. Failure to pass or refusal to take subsequent tests could result in non-selection or disciplinary action, up to and including removal from the Federal service.
- The duties and responsibilities of this position require that the incumbent have access to classified documents and/or material concerning Nuclear Energy programs. Therefore, the position demands the highest degree of public trust and requires that the incumbent possess a Department of Energy (DOE) “Q” clearance.
- Travel will be required approximately 30% of the time (more than 15 weeks a year); some travel will involve periods of 2 weeks or longer.
- In accordance with U.S. Department of Energy Order DOE O 326.1, a Confidential Financial Disclosure Statement is required for this position.
- This position is statutorily exempt from FLSA provisions. This position meets the Executive Exemption Criteria in 5 CFR 551.205.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
In addition to the competencies, a qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
Specialized experience at the GS-14 level is defined as 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level that demonstrated accomplishment of computer project assignments that required a wide range of knowledge of computer requirements and techniques pertinent to the position to be filled. This knowledge is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant managed IT audits and/or cyber security assessment processes, the day-to-day operations of a complex IT Security program; and applying advance IT security principles and techniques and a full range of IT and cyber security principles.
Specialized experience at the GS-15 level is defined as 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level that demonstrated accomplishment of computer project assignments that required a wide range of knowledge of computer requirements and techniques pertinent to the position to be filled. This knowledge is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant led IT audits and/or cyber security assessments teams, the day-to-day operations of a complex IT Security program; and applying advance IT security principles and techniques and a full range of IT and cyber security principles, advised top level agency security and subject-matter managers on new developments and advances in security techniques and, recommend methods for enhancing efficiency of security systems through modifications and applications of evolving technology.
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position.
- Mastery of the advanced information technology principles, methods and concepts of computer network design strategies and the security implications.
- Expert knowledge of cyber security programs implemented by large governmental, academic or private institutions that enables to incumbent to serve as subject matter expert.
- Extensive knowledge and ability to interpret Federal laws, regulations and policies regarding the development and implementation of automation systems.
- Mastery of information technology and related cyber security issues to enable incumbent to effectively lead technical experts on assessments.
- Knowledge of information security principles and practices.
- Knowledge of statutes, federal regulations, guidelines and standards relating to cyber security to determine and measure conformance with required and accepted technical and management practices and procedures.
- Ability to lead, guide, direct and advise teams engaged in the conduct of assessments and inspections and in the analysis and study of cyber security programs related issues.
- Expert knowledge and skill to represent the agency in oversight matters in inter-agency meetings, conferences, and/or task groups.
- Expert knowledge and skill to develop new and innovative approaches to the of cyber security programs and to apply new developments.
- Skill in oral and written communications.
"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.
CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.
You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
This position does not have a positive education requirement. Education may not be substituted for experience.
Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.
The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
- New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify
- Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
- If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
- More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
- Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
- Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
- All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to place you into an initial quality category via OPM's Category Rating procedures. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to ensure you have been placed into the appropriate quality category.
Your application is rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education (when applicable), and training as described in your resume and applicant assessment. Your credentials are measured against the established duties of the position at the grade level(s) being advertised.
The quality categories are usually defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified", and "Qualified", although they may differ slightly based on individual agency policy.
If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.
If you are a Veteran Preference eligible candidate, you will be listed at the top of whichever quality category your rating places you in. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top of the highest category for all positions except professional and scientific positions at GS-9 and higher.
If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.
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