IT Specialist (INFOSEC)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Aug 17, 2019
Closes
Aug 22, 2019
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Department of the Treasury's Office of the Chief Information Officer, and supports a high visibility Cybersecurity program. As Responsibilities include reviewing System Security Plans, System/network diagrams, ISA, Contingency Plans, Security Assessment Reports, Plans of Action and Milestones, and other security artifacts in order to provide technical expertise and recommendations.

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Responsibilities

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-13. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
  • Providing technical expertise to the design, development, and implementation of information security policies and procedures. Conducting risk assessment programs to identify areas of potential vulnerability in operating systems used throughout the organization.
  • Prioritizing and scheduling areas to be evaluated and develops assessment criteria. Analyzing findings and develops long-range plans for security systems that minimize risks, mitigate vulnerabilities, prevent security incidents, and insure systems reliability.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of existing programs. Identifying new processes, techniques, and procedures to upgrade and enhance security protocols.
  • Consulting with other IT Specialists to make recommendations on strategies and policies that govern implementation of security and reliability procedures throughout the organization. Participating on project teams to implement systems security programs and to integrate IT security with other disciplines.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
  • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals


The experience may have been gained in either the public, 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 resume.

Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized Experience for the GS-13: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as proven proficiency and supportable (as evidenced in the resume) hands-on experience in ALL of the following:
  • Developing plans to safeguard IT system data against accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure and to meet emergency data processing needs.; AND
  • Reviewing violations of computer security procedures and protective measures, providing reports as required and making recommendations for appropriate corrective actions.; AND
  • Coordinating implementation of computer security technical solutions and/or corrective actions with system stakeholders.; AND
  • Performing research of IT security threat environments, technologies and solutions and presenting consolidated analyses with associated weaknesses, recommended actions and plans for implementation to senior managers.

Specialized Experience for the GS-12: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as proven proficiency and supportable (as evidenced in the resume) hands-on experience in ALL of the following:
  • Reviewing and/or approving IT system access requests and/or processes to ensure IT security access requirements such as clearance, need-to-know and minimum training are accomplished before access is granted.; AND
  • Demonstrating understanding of computer systems and operations, especially security technology and processes.; AND
  • Monitoring current reports of IT threats and vulnerabilities to determine risks, criticality and potential impact on IT systems.; AND
  • Performing risk assessments and executing tests of IT systems to ensure correct functioning of IT system processes and security measures.

Specialized Experience for the GS-11: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes: experience performing IT Information Security work to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, networks, and/or data. Examples of such experience could include:
  • Carrying out activities leading to security certification or accreditation; OR
  • Conducting integrated analysis of multiple audit logs (e.g., firewall, Web server); OR
  • Identifying violations and recommending corrective actions; OR
  • Providing input in drafting information systems security documentation (e.g., systems security plans, risk assessments, disaster recovery plans, business continuity plans, and/or user security guides).

    OR you may substitute education for specialized experience as follows:
    - a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR
    - 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; OR
    - a LL.M., if related.

Specialized Experience for the GS-9: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes experience performing IT Information Security work to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, networks, and/or data. Examples of such experience could include:

  • Carrying out activities leading to security certification or accreditation; OR
  • Conducting integrated analysis of multiple audit logs (e.g., firewall, Web server); OR
  • Identifying violations and recommending corrective actions; OR
  • Providing input in drafting information systems security documentation (e.g., systems security plans, risk assessments, disaster recovery plans, business continuity plans, and/or user security guides).

    OR you may substitute education for specialized experience as follows:
    -
    a master's or equivalent graduate degree; OR
    - 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related.

In addition to meeting specialized experience, applicants must also show proficiency in 1) attention to detail, 2) customer service, 3) oral communication, and 4) problem solving.

Education

Additional information

- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- Relocation expenses: No.
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- We offer opportunities for telework.
- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- A one year probationary period may be required.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
- 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.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume 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.

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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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible). Any required documents should be submitted at the time that you apply as documents will not be accepted after the vacancy closes.

All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view resume tips .

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: You are not required to submit transcripts for this initial phase of the application process. Candidates will be referred for consideration based on their self-certification. If you are selected for a position which has a positive education requirement (as described in the vacancy announcement) and/or you are qualifying solely on your education, you will be required to submit official transcripts verifying your qualifications prior to a job offer being issued.

A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page .

If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency, if you are selected. Refer to the OPM instructions .

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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