Supervisory IT Specialist (INFOSEC)

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

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Time-in-Grade requirements apply to status candidates
  • Drug Testing position
  • LMWFA or Public Land Corps eligibles may apply
  • Only experience and education obtained by

    You may qualify at the GS-15 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:

    Experience must be IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.

    1. Attention to Detail - Reviewing work to ensure it is in line with established standards or to identify deficiencies.
    2. Customer Service - Collaborating with customers to identify their information technology.
    3. Oral Communication - Explaining technical information orally to non-technical audiences.
    4. Problem Solving - Evaluating alternatives to recommend solutions to hardware or software problems.

    One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. You MUST have experience in all of the following:

    --creating and maintaining an inclusive and diverse workplace environment, fostering development of others and effectively resolving conflicts among staff members;
    --performing supervisory duties to include assessing work, evaluating performance, and mentoring subordinates;
    --applying regulatory requirements and legislation as it applies to an enterprise information security program such as the Clinger-Cohen Act, FISMA, GPRA, OMB Circular A-130 and OMB Circular A-11;
    --implementing IT security processes and architectures supporting the security posture of an organization; and
    --ensuring security of information and information systems supporting Bureau assets such as budget formulation and execution, security auditing, security awareness training, business security policy, and compliance reporting.

    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, 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.

    The Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA),P.L. 114-47, allows certain individuals who currently or formerly were under time-limited competitive appointments at certain land management agencies to compete under merit promotion procedures:
    Current appointees:
    Note: You must submit ALL SF-50s and performance information for each period of temporary/term employment that qualifies for LMWFA.
    ·Must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency.
    ·Must have served under 1 or more time limited appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; AND
    ·Must have performed at an acceptable level.
    Former appointees:
    ·Must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency,
    ·Must have served under 1 or more time limited appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years;
    ·Must apply for position within 2 years after separation,
    ·Must have been separated for reasons other than misconduct or performance; AND
    ·Must have performed at an acceptable level

    Public Land Corps (PLC) Hiring Authority:
    Note: You must provide a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility for Non-Compliance Hiring Based for Public Land Corps Service.
    (1) In order to be eligible for PLC non-competitive status, a former member of the PLC must provide documentation, as part of their application, verifying their eligibility and meet the following criteria:
    (a) Served as a qualified youth on an appropriate conservation project completing a minimum of 640 hours of satisfactory service that included at least 120 hours through the PLC;
    (b) Applied to a vacancy announcement for which applications are being accepted from individuals with non-competitive status;
    (c) Meet the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) minimum qualification standards stated in the vacancy announcement for the position which you are applying; and
    (d) Completed his/her most recent Corps service, which provided him/her with a total of 640 hours, inclusive of 120 hours on a PLC project as defined in 16 USC 1723(d), within the last two (2) years.
    (2) Appointments must be effected within the two years requirement.
    (3) The two year time-frame cannot be extended.
    (4) Selectees will be subject to a probationary period.
    (5) This authority may be used for General Schedule and Federal Wage System positions.

    There is no education substitution for this position.

    To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System at

    FWS has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

    We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of 06/04/2019; OR More than one position may be filled from applications received under this announcement in the advertised office or other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offices in the local commuting area.
    Relocation expenses is authorized. A PCS Move is authorized as follows: travel and relocation expenses including reimbursable real estate expenses will be authorized in accordance with the Federal travel regulations including contractor-provided home sale. All moving expenses are taxable.

    Supervisory Probationary Period: If you have not previously completed a supervisory probationary period, you will be required to serve a one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period for this position.


    TESTING DESIGNATED POSITION: All applicants tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Employment is subject to pre-employment and random testing for illegal drug use. Results of such test must be negative for illegal drug use.

    FAVORABLE ADJUDICATED BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: SPECIAL SENSITIVE (requiring Top Secret & SCI access) no waiver's allowed: Prior to appointment, it requires a fully completed and favorably adjudicated National Security Background Investigation (SSBI or SSBI-PR) that is current within the last 5 years. Once employed, further processing for special access approval (SCI) will also occur.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application:

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

    Once the announcement has closed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the basic qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you meet the basic qualifications your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience which resulted in you being listed in the highest quality category, you may lose consideration, or be assigned to a lower quality category for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    --Mastery of IT security theories and concepts, practices and emerging issues; and project management methods sufficient to plan and coordinate implementation of strategies consistent with government-wide IT security defense strategies to ensure protection of the Bureau's IT infrastructure and to serve as Departmental liaison.
    --Communication skills, both orally and in writing, sufficient to present complex technical information to individuals to facilitate constructive discussion and to obtain consensus or agreement.
    --Expert knowledge of IT security issues, solutions, practices, concepts, trends, and capabilities relating to implementing policies and safeguards to protect information, networks, and systems.
    --Mastery of regulatory requirements and legislation such as the Clinger-Cohen Act, FISMA, GPRA, OMB Circular A-130, OMB Circular A-11, etc., impacting Bureau IT network operations, objectives, and goals.
    --Mastery of and skill in applying total infrastructure protection and environment, systems security certification and accreditation requirements and processes, and Federal IT security protocols, and to integrate IT security with other security disciplines.
    --Mastery of and skill in applying IT systems security principles and methods; and the infrastructure protection environment sufficient to develop long-range plans for IT security systems that anticipate, identify, evaluate, mitigate, and minimize risks associated with systems vulnerabilities.

    Career Transition Assistance Program Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) : These programs apply to employees who have been or may be involuntarily separated (e.g. reduction in force, declining to relocate/transfer outside their local commuting area) from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet ICTAP or CTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP or CTAP eligibility (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal or Removal Notice; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; or Removal and most recent performance appraisal.). For more information visit:

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    Drug test required Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process National security

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