Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 18, 2019
Closes
Apr 18, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Relocation expenses may be reimbursed.


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Direct Hire Authority will be used to fill this position.
  • Verification of employment eligibility in the United States is required.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.
  • 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.

    NOTE: Applicants must meet time-in-grade and time after competitive appointment requirements, by the closing date of this announcement.

     

    Applicants applying for the GS-11 grade level must meet one of the following requirements:

    A. Have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited or pre-accredited institution in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management;

    OR

    B. Have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited or pre-accredited institution that provided a MINIMUM of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified in Choice A above AND required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks;

    OR

    C. Have 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited or pre-accredited institution in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management;

    OR

    D. Have 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited or pre-accredited institution that provided a MINIMUM of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified in Choice A above AND  required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks;

    ORE. Have IT-related experience demonstrating EACH of the four competencies AND specialized experience listed below:

    1. Attention to Detail - ensuring the rigorous application of information security/information assurance policies, principles, and practices to the delivery of application software systems and services
    2. Customer Service - working with customers to test applications; evaluating software and systems quality and functionality
    3. Oral Communication - oral and written communication techniques
    4. Problem Solving - advises and assists other IT Specialists and/or individual contractor staff in identifying viable solutions

    AND

    Have at least 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 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 with complex technical problems and issues
    • Experience with current IT applications
    • Experience with preparing a variety of technical documents
    • Experience with cyber-security methods 

     
    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.

    Note: If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed under the Qualifications and Evaluations section, you MUST (1) submit a copy of your college transcript(s) with your application, and if selected, an official college transcript(s) will be required to verify education prior to employment; (2) transcripts MUST be legible AND include your name, major, school name/location, course title/number, date completed, grade, date degree conferred and number of credits earned; (3) if you attended more than one college you MUST submit a transcript from each institution if you wish your education to be considered in qualifying you for this position; (4) all college coursework that may be pertinent to qualifying you for the position MUST be included on the transcripts. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you WILL lose consideration for this position.

    Applicants applying for the GS-12 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 - interprets and implements policies, procedures, and regulations
    • Customer Service - working with customers to test applications; assuring software and systems quality and functionality
    • Oral Communication - develop and present reports, correspondence and briefings
    • Problem Solving - interpret sometimes conflicting requirements and objectives, isolate and make recommendations on IT concerns

    AND

    Have at least 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 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 information technology policy
    • Experience with enhanced software and hardware
    • Experience with automated systems and systems designs
    • Experience in systems architecture, software development, database management, systems administration and network engineering

    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-12 position.

    See the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for education requirements, if applicable.

    EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION PROGRAM (E-Verify) – U.S. law requires organizations to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States - either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. This agency utilizes E-Verify to compare information from the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) records to confirm employment eligibility. If the employee’s information does not match DHS and/or SSA records, the employee is given an opportunity to resolve the problem. If eligibility cannot be verified, employment will be terminated.

    For reasonable accommodation at the U.S. Department of State, please contact the Office of Accessibility and Accommodations at (202) 663-3474 or ReasonableAccommodations@state.gov.

    More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur.

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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 technology specialty areas (e.g., application systems design, database management, computer equipment, software, systems)
    • Ability to integrate IT programs and services
    • Expert knowledge of emerging technologies and their applications
    • Ability to develop, interpret, and apply policies governing information technology throughout the agency
    • Ability to provide technical expertise within the emerging cybersecurity field to other IT specialists


    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 must 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 here.

    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.

    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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    Drug test required Yes


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