Supervisory IT Specialist (INFOSEC)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Montgomery County, Maryland
Posted
Jul 18, 2019
Closes
Jul 26, 2019
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of the Director (OD).

The incumbent serves as the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), and collaborates with the CISO in providing Information Systems Security programs and functions for CIT as well as for multiple other small Institutes/Centers (ICs) and components of the NIH, and participates in leading and maintaining cybersecurity readiness for NIH enterprise technologies.

As a Supervisory IT Specialist (INFOSEC), you will:
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Responsibilities

  • Support the CISO in performing the full range of supervisory/managerial responsibilities through subordinate project leaders, including planning the work to be accomplished.
  • Collaborate with the CISO in providing leadership in the analysis of information security issues, and development and implementation of information security, privacy, information resource management programs and policy.
  • Oversee the development and design of methodologies to conduct business case analyses of the CIT and NIH-wide information security infrastructure.
  • Oversee and provide leadership for staffing, initiating, planning, designing, developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating to ensure that appropriate safeguard measures are taken to protect NIH data, computers, networks and IT infrastructure.
  • Participate in leading the development and implementation of program goals, policies, objectives, strategies, and procedures for agency-wide information security.
  • Review IT security programs to assess overall compliance with cybersecurity plans and policies, as well as their alignment with business requirements.
  • Participate in formal and informal management planning, policy, and decision-making sessions regarding legislative changes, technological improvements, and changes in policies and standards.
  • Serve on senior-level IC-wide panels and committees concerned with government-wide and Departmental IT security planning and information security programs.
  • Participate in developing and implementing plans for staffing, budget, contracting and equipment for IT security projects and program needs, and in overseeing the development of supporting documentation for outside contracting.
  • Prepare papers, reports, studies, and correspondence for and in response to information security and information resource management groups and others such as, the U.S. Congress, NIH, HHS management, HHS OIG, GAO, DHS and others.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement or proof of being a U.S. National must be met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.


Qualifications

To qualify for a Supervisory IT Specialist (INFOSEC) position, you must have IT-related experience as described below. The experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate.

IT-related experience must demonstrate each of the four competencies listed below:
  • Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
  • Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that you 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.
  • 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.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
AND to qualify at the GS-14 level:
  • You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal Government performing the following types of tasks: performing IT-related security policy compliance reviews and evaluations of information systems and computer systems to determine the adequacy of security; recommending the development of policies, objectives, standards, and procedures concerning information security and management improvement activities; evaluating commercial and publicly available security tools used for: system monitoring and intrusion detection, system scanning, authentication, access control, and encryption and configuration management; advising on the vulnerability management aspects of an organization-wide security program; and consulting with stakeholders on the resolution of difficult problems during the process of design and implementation of systems or projects.
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.

Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10533884

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

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 .
  • This position is designated as a " non-emergency/teleworker " position and the selected candidate will be considered a " non-emergency/teleworker " employee. In the event of a closure, you must be available to telework or request leave.
  • A one-year supervisory trial/probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
  • A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
  • At the supervisor's discretion, this position may offer work schedule flexibilities : [compressed schedules, flexible schedules].
  • We may make additional selections for similar positions across the entire Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) within the local commuting area(s) identified in this vacancy announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with any interested selecting official(s) at HHS. There is no option to opt-out as your information will not be shared with other hiring agencies outside of HHS.
  • The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program ( E-Verify ). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.
  • The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The position(s) advertised in this announcement are covered by a direct hire authority. Traditional rating and ranking of applicants, including category rating, does not apply to this vacancy. You will be initially evaluated against the basic qualifications only. Qualified applicants will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management direct hire guidelines . Veterans' Preference does not apply to positions covered by a direct hire authority.

To determine your qualifications and referral status, a review of your resume and supporting documentation may be made and compared against your responses to the vacancy questionnaire. Because your rating is based on both your responses to the questionnaire and documentation you submit, please make sure that your self-ratings are supported by the information you provide in your application. Your qualifications and self-ratings may be verified at any time during the application and selection process through quality review, interview questions, work samples, demonstrations, reference checks, and any other means. Inflated or unsupported qualifications may affect your rating. Any misrepresentation or material omission of facts on the assessment questionnaire or in any other materials you submit in support of your candidacy (including but not limited to the application), or in any oral statements you may make during the selection process shall be sufficient cause to end further consideration of your candidacy. Persons listed as having knowledge of your past accomplishments or experience in your application may be contacted for verification purposes at any time. Verification may, but need not, begin prior to receiving an offer.

To be considered well qualified for the purposes of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must demonstrate that you substantively exceed the basic qualifications and meet all eligibility, physical, medical, suitability, and all other requirements.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS

RESUME:

Your resume must thoroughly describe how your skills and experiences align to the criteria defined in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement and it must support your responses to the assessment questionnaire. We cannot assume you have performed the necessary experience required for this position regardless of your employment history or academic career.

To ensure all of the essential information is in your resume, we encourage you to use the USAJOBS online Resume Builder . If you choose to use your own resume, you must ensure it contains all of the required information and you organize it so we can associate the following information for each experience/position:
  • Job title
  • Name of employer
  • Beginning and ending dates of employment (month/day/year format)
  • Hours worked per week. We will assume full-time unless otherwise stated. We will prorate part-time employment in crediting experience.
  • Detailed description of job duties, accomplishments, related skills, and responsibilities to include any supervisory/managerial responsibilities and number of staff supervised (if applicable)
  • Series and grade or equivalent (if a federal position)
  • If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying on the basis of education, you need to list your education history including the type of degree and your major of study. If the position requires a certain number of credit hours, you are strongly encouraged to list the relevant courses in your resume.

    Do not include a photograph or video of yourself, or any sensitive information (age, date of birth, marital status, protected health information, religious affiliation, social security number, etc.) on your resume or cover letter. We will not access web pages linked on your resume or cover letter to determine your qualifications.

    For resume writing guidance, please visit the following resources: NIH Jobs website , USAJOBS Resource Center , and the USAJOBS Resume Writing Video Tutorial .

    ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE:
    You must submit a completed assessment questionnaire.

    All of the above information is necessary to determine your qualifications for the position. Please help us make an informed decision regarding your eligibility by providing complete and thorough information on your experience and qualifications. Not providing all of required information may result in a determination that you do not meet minimum requirements for the position (e.g., an ineligible rating) or a lower rating.

    Required Documentation for Career Transition Claims
    Visit our websites to claim selection priority through the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):
    • - CTAP: https://jobs.nih.gov/announcement-links/CTAP.htm
    • - ICTAP: https://jobs.nih.gov/announcement-links/ictap.htm

    If you do not provide the required information, we will assume you are not eligible or you do not wish to be considered for any preference or eligibility.

    Please do not submit any other supplementary documentation that is not requested of you. To protect your personal information, we will only send your resume and cover letter to the selecting official or hiring manager.

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