IT Specialist (Cybersecurity Management) (Direct Hire)
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Examples of specialized experience may include:
- Implementing and maintaining cybersecurity programs within large complex organizations supporting a global enterprise IT footprint.
- Developing a Risk Management culture within large organizations, interacting with senior executives and providing leadership regarding cybersecurity training, awareness and advocacy.
- Validating security and compliance for information technology initiatives based on existing laws, standards, and guidance including the Federal Information Security Management Modernization Act (FISMA) of 2014, National Institutes and Standards of Technology (NIST) Risk Management Framework and associated guidelines (e.g., Security Publications 800-37, 800-52, and 800-53); Federal Risk & Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), or equivalent IT Security guidance.
- Assessing impact of information system change requests, overseeing configuration management deviations from required Security Technical Implementation Guidance (STIG) or equivalent, managing associated corrective actions equivalent to Plans of Actions & Milestones (POA&Ms).
- Measuring effectiveness of on premise and commercial cloud defense-in-depth security architecture against known vulnerabilities and threat actors, continuously assessing cybersecurity posture against key risk management indicators and taking corrective action as required.
- Conducting independent comprehensive assessments of the management, operational, and technical security controls and control enhancements employed within or inherited by an information technology (IT) system hosted on premise or in the commercial cloud to determine the overall effectiveness of the controls (as defined in NIST SP 800-37, NIST 800-53A or equivalent).
In addition applicants must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.
- 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.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)-The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/
Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized.
The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.
Veterans' Preference - Since Direct Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply. Qualified preference eligibles will be given full consideration for this position. While veterans' preference does not apply in Direct Hire Authority, preference eligibles can submit their supporting documentation listed as Optional in the Required Documentation section of this vacancy announcement.
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov.
Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal Agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
EEO Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a parent, genetic information, disability, age, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your resume and all supporting documentation you submit, to include your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, will be used to determine whether you meet the minimum job qualifications listed in this announcement. If you rate yourself higher than what is supported by the documentation you submit, you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If it is determined you meet minimum qualification requirements, you will be referred to the selecting official. Under the provisions of the Direct Hire Authority, category rating and veterans' preference do not apply; therefore, your responses to the assessment questionnaire will not be used to determine a scored rating. Instead, all applicants that are determined to meet minimum qualifications, as defined by this vacancy announcement, will be referred to the selecting official for consideration.
Qualified CTAP and ICTAP eligibles must exceed minimum qualification requirements to be referred under the selection priority placement program by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than what is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.
Qualified CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be rated on the following Competencies (see The Delegated Examining Operations Handbook, Appendix F for definitions):
Creative Thinking, Information Assurance, Information Systems/Network Security, and Problem Solving
The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete.