Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC)
Occasional travel - 10% less overnight travel is required to attend training, meetings and/or conferences.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
- If you are a current federal employee, appointed under this special hiring authority, you will be given a new appointment.
- You will be required to serve a mandatory one (1) year probationary period unless you meet the exceptions in 5 CFR part 315.802.
- This position is included in a Bargaining Unit.
- This is a Public Trust position requiring a Tier 2 background investigation.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS:
Candidates 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.
A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12) in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as: providing recommendations on matters related to system security controls; analyzing security requirements for new software applications by reviewing technical specifications, performing risk analyses and assessments, and identifying potential security risks; maintaining a security incident response program including procedures to respond to computer viruses, unauthorized system intrusions and other emergencies; and identifying and evaluating future and emerging technologies such as those related to Web and social media technologies.
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
- Knowledge of information technology, information security, and risk management principles and practices sufficient to integrate information systems security and other security disciplines; certify systems or network accreditation; and ensure coordination and/or collaboration on security activities.
- Skill in providing technical advice and recommendations on critical IT issues.
- Ability to apply IT architecture to new IT developments, applications and emerging technologies to ensure integration of programs and services and to develop solutions to integration issues.
- Skill in identifying information technology security problems, trends and weaknesses and recommending modifications and solutions to reduce security risk.
- Ability to communicate orally and in writing on technical requirements to a wide range of audiences.
"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 by the closing date of this announcement.
This position does not have a positive education requirement, education cannot be substituted for specialized experience.
The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
- New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify
- 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.
EEO Policy: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/EEO_Policy_Statement
Reasonable Accommodation Policy: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Reasonable_Accommodation_Policy_Statement
Veterans Information: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Veterans_Information
Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
- Under this Direct-Hire announcement, all applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration.
- Veteran's Preference, Schedule A, Category Rating, and other methods of consideration are NOT APPLICABLE for this announcement under a Direct-Hire Authority.
- Selections made under this announcement will be processed as new appointments to the Civil Service. Current Civil Service employees would, therefore, be given new appointments to the Civil Service. Only experience obtained at the time of the application will be considered, however, you can update your resume and application submission at any time during the opening period of this vacancy announcement.
- If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet all the requirements described in this announcement.
- If your resume is incomplete or if you fail to submit required documentation, you may be rated 'ineligible' or 'not qualified'.
- You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
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