IT Specialist (INFOSEC)

Washington D.C.
May 23, 2019
May 23, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment"
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  • Public Trust background investigation will be required
  • The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.

    Specialized experience for the GS-09 is defined as one year of experience at the GS-07 level, or equivalent, that is directly related to the position and which has successfully equipped the candidate to perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position includes ensuring the integrity and availability of systems and networks through analysis of information systems security programs, policies, and procedures. For the GS-09, examples of such experience could include:

    -Experience applying operational standards to identify, isolate and resolve issues; OR
    -Experience participating in audit, assessment, evaluation or analytical reviews in accordance with an established process; OR
    -Experience assisting with the analysis and security testing of IT systems

    You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years or progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Master's or equivalent graduate degree.

    Graduate education must be in one or a combination of the following fields: computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks

    In addition to meeting specialized experience, applicants must have IT-related proficiency in each of the four competencies listed below.
    -Attention to Detail, such as performing in-depth analysis and security testing of information systems.
    -Customer Service, such as ensuring appropriate security requirements are addressed.
    -Oral Communication, such as developing briefings, PowerPoint presentations, and meetings on job-related subjects.
    -Problem Solving, such as reviewing legislative, regulatory, and procedural material in order to assess impact.

    - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    - We will not pay relocation expenses.
    - This is a non-bargaining-designated position.
    -This position also requires a TOP SECRET/SCI Clearance.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:
    - A one-year probationary period may be required.
    - Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
    - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
    - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    - Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
    - Successfully complete a background investigation.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your résumé may result in a “not qualified” determination.

    Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical, Analytical and Communication.

    This announcement is issued under "Direct-Hire" authority. Consistent with 5 U.S.C. 3304(a)(3) and OPM regulations (5 CFR 337 Subpart B) on direct-hire: All candidates who meet all the qualification and other eligibility requirements may be referred for consideration. Competitive examining rules providing for rating and ranking and veterans' preference do not apply. We will evaluate your application by comparing your description of your work experience, level of responsibility, and accomplishments, with the requirements of the position to determine eligibility.

    Veterans’ Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to this vacancy.

    Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.

    If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as “well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

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    Read more Security clearance Top Secret

    Drug test required Yes

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