Information Technology Specialist (Security)
75% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
For the GS-13 level: Applicants must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level; or its non-Federal equivalent that demonstrates: In-depth knowledge of federal and industry IT Security guidelines. Experience with the process of integrating cybersecurity throughout the IT solution development lifecycle (SLDC); providing vulnerability assessment of full lifecycle of IT systems. Ability to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the IT security engineering program, in addition to maintaining security engineering metrics. Knowledge of project management techniques to perform cost/benefit analysis, and direct the development of overall plans. Experience with briefing senior management officials on complex issues; communicating complex technical requirements to technical and non-technical personnel. There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-13 level.
1. Attention to Detail
2. Customer Service
3. Oral Communication
4. Problem Solving
In addition to meeting the basic requirement, qualified applicants must possess:
NOTE: To be considered for this position, you must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the GS-2210 series set forth in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards by the closing date of the announcement. A copy is available at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards
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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.
To be eligible for appointment to this position, the new hire must be cleared to come on board once the results of the fingerprint check, review of the OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and the candidate's Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (eQIP) entries have been reviewed and determined to be satisfactory. This position requires a favorable credit check as part of the background investigation.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc) should contact: USDA's TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TDD). This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements as determined by agency policy.
NOTE: This vacancy is to fill two positions that may be located in either St. Louis, MO or Washington DC. Locality pay will be set based upon duty location of selectees.
*This position requires the incumbent to obtain training and professional certification in Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) within 18 months.*
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.This is a Direct-Hire Authority position, all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications, to include any selective placement factor(s), if applicable, will be referred to the selecting official. Before a certificate is issued to the selecting official, the resume is reviewed to ensure that you meet all the qualification requirements. A rating will not be used; veteran's preference does not apply due to the existence of the Direct Hire authority for this position.
You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience, and training you described in your application package to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below:
- Applications Software
- Data Management
- Customer Support
- Operating Systems
- Systems Analysis
- Policy and Planning
- Written Communication
- Oral Communication
We will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements and assess your ability to perform this job. Before any certificate can be issued to the selecting official, the resume and supporting documents are reviewed by an HR Specialist. Be sure that your resume clearly addresses your experience and education relevant to this position.
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