Information Technology Spec (InfoSec)

Reston, Virginia
Feb 12, 2019
Feb 12, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - . You may be expected to travel for this position no more than 1-5 nights per month.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
  • You may be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period.
  • A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • If you are a male applicant born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
  • This position is subject to both pre-employment and random drug testing as a condition of employment. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test is received.
  • Incumbent is required to operate a government motor vehicle, must possess a valid driver's license, and have a safe driving record within the 3 year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607.
  • If selected, your driving record will be reviewed periodically in accordance with agency policy.
  • If selected, you will be required to obtain a government credit card for business travel.
  • Basic Requirement
    You must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies: 1) Attention to Detail -thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail; 2) Customer Service - worked with IT internal and external customers assessing their needs, and resolving their problems; 3) Oral Communication - making clear and convincing oral presentations; listening to others, and responding appropriately; 4) Problem Solving - analyzing IT complex problems; determining accuracy and relevance of information; utilizing sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

    Specialized Experience
    Have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 in the Federal government or equivalent experience elsewhere, which includes at the minimum: developing information system security procedures or plans (i.e. incident response, contingency), assessing and remediating security and privacy controls in accordance with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); implementing the Risk Management Framework (RMF) process or parts of the RMF; identifying system vulnerabilities, and auditing security controls.

    CTAP/ICTAP must exceed minimum qualifications.

    A Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or similar certification is highly desirable.

    There is no education substitution for this position.

    All new hires earn the beginning salary of their pay grade (Step 1). See 2019 pay charts here

    The full performance level of this position is GS-13. This is a cybersecurity position.

    Time after competitive appointment rules apply. This means that you must wait at least 90 days after your latest non-temporary competitive appointment before promotion, transfer, reinstatement, reassignment or competitive detail to a different position or to a different geographical area.

    Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: .

    TELEWORK: Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of the position are suitable for telework, and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

    Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. The majority of individuals, who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment.

    If you are unable to apply online, require reasonable accommodation in the application process if you are an applicant with a disability, or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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

    Applications of qualified individuals will be forwarded to the selecting official in groups of 15 according with the order in which the applications were received.

    Your resume will be evaluated after the closing date to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements as described above. CTAP/ICTAP must meet the following competency:

    • Information Systems/Network Security

    You may preview the assessment questions here in the

    As stated on the Direct Hire Appointing Authority (DHA), the appointment will be made without regard to veteran's preference, rating and ranking procedures.

    Read more Security clearance Top Secret

    Drug test required Yes

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