Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jul 11, 2019
Closes
Jul 16, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

As a Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC) at the GS-2210-9/11 with full performance level of GS-12, you will be part ofOIG Audits Prg, Office of Personnel Management, with responsibility for performing a variety of information technology audits and information security reviews on agency systems as well as health and life insurance carriers, sponsors, underwriting organizations, and pharmacy benefit managers participating in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP).
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Responsibilities

  • Participates in audits of OPM or contractor organizations, programs, activities, information systems and/or functions to assess compliance, effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Conducts risk and vulnerability assessments of planned and installed information systems to identify vulnerabilities, risks, and protection.
  • Conducts IT security evaluations, audits, and reviews in accordance with generally accepted government IT auditing principles and standards.
  • Provides assistance monitoring and investigating security and privacy incidents and breaches that impact information systems.
  • Prepares work papers to document the audit process including audit objectives and related conclusions, deficiencies, and recommendations for corrective action.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period


Qualifications

All applicants must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed.

1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
2. Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.
3. Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

Additionally, to qualify for the GS-9, you must have one of the following:

A. Possess a Master's or equivalent graduate degree, or successfully completed two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree (including LL.B or J.D.) in 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.
OR
B. Have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in cope and responsibility to the GS-7 level (obtained in either the public or private sectors) that is IT-related and included 1) Applying knowledge of information technology (IT) concepts, principles, and practices in conducting IT security evaluations, audits, or reviews; 2) Conducting reviews or audits of information technology systems programs, operations or functions to ensure compliance with regulations, policies, standards, etc.; and 3) Preparing work papers, reports or portions of reports on audit process, findings, and recommendations.

Additionally, to qualify for the GS-11, you must have one of the following:

A. Possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or successfully completed three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in 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.
OR
B. Have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in cope and responsibility to the GS-9 level (obtained in either the public or private sectors) that is IT-related and included 1) Applying knowledge of information technology (IT) concepts, principles, and practices in designing or planning IT security evaluations, audits, or reviews; 2) Conducting reviews or audits of information technology systems programs, operations or functions to ensure compliance with regulations, policies, standards, etc.; 3) Conducting IT security audits and evaluations to determine adequacy of systems and internal controls, policies, procedures and actions; and 4) Authoring work papers, reports or portions of reports on audit process, findings, and recommendations.

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

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.

Education

To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.

If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

Additional information

The announcement will close once we have received 200 applications, which may be sooner than the closing date.

This announcement will be used to fill vacancies through OPM-authorized Direct Hire Authority due to Critical Hiring Need/Severe Shortage of Candidates. Veteran preference and traditional rating/raking of applicants do not apply. For more information on OPM's authorization of Direct Hire Authority, please visit: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/direct-hire-authority/

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

Position will be filled at either grade GS-9 or GS-11. The full performance level of this position is GS-12.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across OPM.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: http://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. Applicants who meet minimum qualification requirements will be certified for further consideration. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
  • Information Systems/Network Security
  • Oral Communication
  • Writing


Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated 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 CTAP or ICTAP 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 CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Your Resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
  • Other supporting documents:
    • Cover Letter, optional
    • College Transcripts, if qualifying based on education
    • Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)
  • Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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