IT Specialist (INFOSEC)
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
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You will be required to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance in order to perform the following;
As a security operations specialist, the incumbent will participate in the Commission’s collaboration and cooperation with the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) in analyzing and reducing cyber threats, vulnerabilities, receiving and evaluating cyber threat warning information, and coordinating incident response activities.
The incumbent will also participate in classified meetings at the TS/SCI level with the White House National Security Staff, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Department of Treasury, various components within DHS including but not limited to National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), FBI and the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF) in exploring cyber threats impacting the Commission.
Cyber security is a top priority of the Commission and the collaboration with the various intelligence agencies and DHS is intended to be an ongoing activity. DHS requires a Top Secret security clearance for persons reviewing information collected by US-CERT, NCCIC and Einstein’s incoming flow data. In most cases DHS will share threat intelligence and indicators of compromise through classified meetings held in a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF), which requires a TS/SCI security clearance.
- Additionally, DHS holds monthly classified meeting where classified information is shared regarding threat actors and actions that may impact the Federal government in general and the CFTC in specific.
CT-13 Level: To qualify for the CT-13 level you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS/CT-12 level). Specialized experience is defined that through which one has gained a knowledge of information security theories and concepts, practices, and the total infrastructure protection environment sufficient to develop information security policies and procedures to ensure information systems reliability and accessibility and to prevent and defend against unauthorized access to systems, networks, services, and data. Experience using knowledge of system, network, and service security certification and accreditation requirements and processes and knowledge of Federal information systems security protocols in order to manage an information security program. Experience using knowledge of enterprise IT architecture in order to address information security requirements and implement security controls and risk mitigation measures.
The following certifications are highly desired:
- Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
- Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)
- Project Management Professional (PMP)
Relocation. Relocation expenses will not be paid.
Must serve a one year probationary period.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP 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 score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.ICTAP
ICTAP Candidates MUST submit:
- A copy of their agency reduction-in-force notice;
- A copy of your most recent Performance Rating;
- A copy of your most recent SF-50 noting current or last position held, the grade level, and the duty location; and
- A copy of your notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function outside the local commuting area or documentation showing you were separated as a result of RIF or declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function outside the local commuting area.
Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP).Provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the CFTC with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If CFTC 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 rate equivalent to the Well Qualified or better category using established rating 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/ctap/index.asp.
EEO Policy Statement. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation. 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.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
This vacancy is being filled through the Office of Personnel Management's Government-wide Direct Hire Authority for Information Technology Management (Information Security). Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. All applicants who meet the specialized experience will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. Veteran's Preference does not apply to the direct hire recruitment procedures.
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