Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC)
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
- Attention to Detail - Worked independently to provide support in planning the acquisition and examination of electronically stored information (ESI) through the utilization of technology solutions and process in support of investigations related to an agency's operations programs; and the analysis, design, deployment and maintenance of information technology systems and applications related to the examination and acquisition of ESI.
- Customer Service - Established and maintained ongoing working relationships with law enforcement and related information technology management, peers, internal or external stakeholders, and/or customers regarding the utilization of related information technology systems and applications related to the examination and acquisition of ESI; remaining courteous when discussing highly sensitive or controversial information; effectively handled situations involving a high degree of tension or discomfort.
- Oral Communication - Communicated, explained, or defended complex information technology ideas related to the acquisition and examination of ESI clearly and adapted to the audiences' level of knowledge.
- Problem Solving - Used analytical techniques to identify alternatives to solve complex, sensitive technological and project problems; anticipated problems identified and evaluated potential sources of information generating alternatives to solve problems related to the acquisition and review of ESI where precedents do not exist.
- For the GS-12: Applicants must have at least one full-time year (12 months) of Information Technology Security/ESI specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service or private sector equivalent that demonstrates knowledge and skill in conducting, under supervision/mentorship, the acquisition, analysis and examination of ESI, by providing digital investigative and forensic computer expertise and assistance to junior Forensic Computer Examiners (FCEs);
- For the GS-13: Applicants must have at least one full-time year (12 months) of Information Technology Security/ESI specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service or private sector equivalent that demonstrates knowledge and skill in conducting, under supervision/mentorship, the acquisition, analysis and examination of ESI, by providing digital investigative and forensic computer expertise and assistance to junior FCEs. I have done so demonstrating the ability to efficiently manage complex and sensitive operations independently, as a team member, or as a team leader.
- Possess the Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification or hold certification(s) in the acquisition of ESI (i.e. EnCE, SCERS, etc).
The substitution of education is not qualifying at the GS-12 or GS-13 level.
Security and Background Requirements: A Top Secret clearance may be required to be obtained and maintained; and a credit check is required. If not previously completed, a background investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
Career Transition Program (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Documentation: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the CTAP or ICTAP, you MUST submit proof of eligibility. Appropriate documentation such as a reduction-in-force (RIF) separation notice, an SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function to another commuting area. You MUST also submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record along with your application package. Those eligible for consideration will need to be rated as well-qualified at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position in order to exercise selection priority. For more information about ICTAP, go to: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your experience, education (if applicable), and training relevant to the duties of this position. If you are found minimally qualified for the job, your application package will be further evaluated to determine your possession of the critical knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics listed below.
Your resume must document specialized experience and support your responses to the vacancy questions.
You will be evaluated on the following:
- Attention to Detail
- Customer Service
- Forensic Examination/ESI Acquisition
- Oral Communication
- Problem Solving
- Technology Application
- Written Communication