Information Technology Specialist (Cyber Security)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Feb 18, 2019
Closes
Feb 26, 2019
Function
IT, Security Engineer
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Occasional travel away from the official duty station may be required.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Subject to Random Drug Testing
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test.
  • Favorable suitability determination required.
  • Financial Disclosure is required.
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain either a "L" or a "Q" level Security Clearance, depending upon the job location.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
  • Compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity which will require that you provide two forms of identification.
  • A one year probationary period may be required.
  • Multiple selections may be made from this vacancy announcement.

Under this Direct-Hire announcement, applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration as vacancies occur at the locations specified by the applicants.

Veteran's Preference, category rating and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply under the Direct Hire process.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower next lower NNSA Demonstration Project pay band (NQ-02) or GS grade level (GS-12) in the Federal service.

Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience with developing and evaluating the cyber security and information technology requirements for networks.

Examples of specialized experience include:

  • Devising new and innovative measures for the protection of computer systems.
  • Providing risk assessments and threat determinations associated with the agency technical security program
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of unclassified and classified cyber security program activities.
  • Conducting reviews or evaluations to determine the adequacy of information security system for efficiency and security levels compliance.
  • Using programming techniques to identify vulnerabilities of Information Technology systems.
  • Development of a complex cyber security plan.
  • Development of an accreditation plan for a cyber security system making risk-based decisions.

Education may not be substituted for specialized experience.

In addition, all applicants qualifying based on experience must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. Applicants must demonstrate possession of these competencies within the body of the resume; no separate statements addressing them are required.

  • 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.

"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 at the time of application.

There are no education requirements for this position. 

  • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • 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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Reasonable Accommodation Policy:  Click HERE.
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Telework:  Click HERE. 
Selective Service Registration: Click HERE. 

Information about the NNSA Demonstration project can be found by clicking HERE.

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

Under this Direct-Hire announcement, applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration as vacancies occur at the locations specified by the applicants.

Veteran's Preference, category rating and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply under the Direct Hire process.

You will be notified via email when you are being considered for any new vacancy that becomes available. If your resume is incomplete or if you fail to submit required documentation, you will be rated 'ineligible' or 'not qualified'.

You can make updates to your resume and/or documents during the open period of the announcement.

Only experience obtained at the time of application will be considered, however, you can update your resume and application submission at any time during the open period of this vacancy announcement.

The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications necessary for this position. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to determine if your qualifications meet the criteria for referral to the selecting official.

Your performance appraisals and incentive awards will be given due consideration in the selection process based on their relation to the duties of the position and the consistency with which they may be considered in evaluating you against other applicants.

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 will be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.


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