Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC)
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.
If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application.
Applicants applying for the GS-13 grade level must meet the following requirements:
Have IT-related experience demonstrating EACH of the four competencies AND specialized experience listed below:
Attention to Detail - Applicant established criteria for measuring the effectiveness of the system authorization program, formulating certification and accreditation projects; investigating and analyzing a variety of unusual conditions, problems and issues that affect the accomplishment of IT security goals and objectives.
1. Attention to Detail - Applicant established criteria for measuring the effectiveness of the system authorization program, formulating certification and accreditation projects; investigating and analyzing a variety of unusual conditions, problems and issues that affect the accomplishment of IT security goals and objectives.
2. Customer Service - Applicant coordinate with staff in analyzing and investigating a variety of IT security issues.
3. Oral Communication - Effectively transfer thoughts and express ideas orally in individual or group situations to provide recommendations on vulnerabilities and key remediation coordination efforts.
4. Problem Solving - Make certification and accreditation decisions that involve major uncertainties as to the most effective approach or methodology to be applied to such significant information systems security issues.
Have at least 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service which provided you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.
Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
Experience in providing recommendations regarding IT security policies that influence important information security performance measures.
Experience in applying IT security methods and practices to develop computer security performance measures.
Experience in reviewing information security system policies to ensure compliance contained in the governing statutes, regulations, policies and directives.
NOTE: In order to qualify for this position, your experience MUST be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate.
There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-13 position.
See the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for education requirements, if applicable.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Under the provisions of the Direct-Hire Authority, veterans' preference does not apply.
For this announcement, all applicants will be reviewed to determine if they meet the qualifications for this position, specifically the education, specialized experience, and knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) necessary to perform the work of the position. Applicants will not be rated or ranked. All applications that are verified to meet the required qualifications will be referred to the selecting official in the order in which the applications were received.
All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated by a resume. If, upon review, it is determined that your resume and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, your application will be removed from further consideration.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) and other characteristics that are relevant to the duties of this position and must be fully supported by information in your resume:
Knowledge of information assurance methods and procedures.
Ability to develop, interpret and apply policies governing Information Technology throughout the Agency.
Skilled in evaluating and auditing Information Technology programs, functions and systems.
Knowledge of Information technology performance measures.
Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. 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). Your resume should include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week. For assistance with creating a resume, please click
Please ensure that your resume and narrative responses provide enough detailed information to support your answers to the self-assessment questions.
Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) candidates must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority. Candidates are considered well qualified if their knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) exceed the minimum qualifications described in the announcement.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Your application package must contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this job opportunity announcement for each grade level(s) for which you are applying.
Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply. All applicants interested in this position must apply online in order to receive consideration.
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