Information Technology Specialist (Privacy)

McLean, Virginia
Jan 23, 2019
Jan 23, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • One year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Suitability for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation.
  • Submission of a financial disclosure report may be required.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements and submit all required supporting documentation by the closing date of this announcement.

    Time-In-Grade Requirements: Current and former Federal employees (including VEOA eligibles) must have served one-year (52 weeks) at the next lower grade in the Federal service to meet time-in-grade restrictions per 5 CFR 300, Subpart F, by the closing date of the announcement.


    You MUST posses Information Technology-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below:
    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, 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; and, 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.
    NOTE: This experience must be Information Technology-related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate.


    In addition to the basic requirement, in order to qualify at the VH-39 (GS-13) grade level
    you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the VH-38 (GS-12) grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability to:
    • Develop, implement, and manage a privacy program including project plans;
    • Conduct privacy impact assessments and identify appropriate technical security controls needed to protect privacy data in transit and at rest;
    • Prepare policy and procedural guidance and training for an organizations privacy program; and,
    • Update breach response plans, coordinate breach response testing, respond to breaches, and produce remediation plans and reports.
    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.

    This position have a positive education requirement.

    1. The salary ranges for each grade includes a 25.86% geographic differential for McLean, VA. Locality rates are subject to change.

    2. All FCA employees are subject to the conflict of interest laws and Standards of Ethical Conduct imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report.

    3. FCA's supplemental ethics regulations restrict certain FCA employees concerning their direct or indirect interests in, or connections with, Farm Credit System institutions. These rules also require all employees to obtain approval for outside employment or business activities. Please contact the HR Division for additional information on these rules.

    4. FCA uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.

    5. The Incumbent of this position is expected to report to the FCA headquarters office, located in McLean, VA. He/she well not be able to telework full-time.

    6. This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies if openings in the same series and grade occur.

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

    Your resume serves as the basis for the determination of your qualifications and should highlight relevant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this position. Your resume must include the following information:

    • Paid and non-paid work experience including your position title, start and end dates (month/year) of employment, average number of hours worked per week and salary;
    • Position series and grade for Federal positions;
    • Indication of the knowledge, skills and education you have that are pertinent to this position;
    • Specific duties you have performed as a regular part of your job with indications of the level of responsibility and complexity of work; and,
    • Names and contact information for your current and/or previous supervisor(s).
    You must provide the information specified above in your resume to be considered for this position. Your resume must include enough detail to permit a valid determination that you meet eligibility and specialized experience requirements for each grade for which you are applying. Take a look at this online video for ideas on how to communicate your qualifications. If review of your resume and your responses to the self-assessment questions demonstrate that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, a score will be manually determined that reflects your documented experience. This may result in a lower score which may eliminate you from consideration for this position.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated by a Subject Matter Expert on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) and other characteristics relevant to the duties of this position:
    • Ability to identify, inventory, and manage agency?s CUI information.
    • In-depth knowledge of privacy regulations, best practices, NIST guidance, and requirements.
    • Knowledge of existing or planned systems, determine privacy impact, and identify appropriate security controls and technologies necessary to protect agency PII, SPII and sensitive data at rest and in transit.
    • Skill in developing, implementing, and managing a privacy program.
    • Skill in project management.

    Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) candidates must be rated "Well Qualified" (score of 85 or higher) for the position to receive priority consideration.

    Read more Security clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation

    Drug test required No

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