Information Technology Specialist (Security)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Sep 20, 2019
Closes
Sep 21, 2019
Function
IT, Security Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The United States Marshals Service is the nation's oldest and most versatile federal law enforcement agency. The missions of the Service include protection of the judiciary, court security, witness security, asset seizure and forfeiture, apprehension of fugitives, prisoner transportation and custody.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DIVISION / ARLINGTON, VA

The IT Specialist is responsible for ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability of classified/unclassified systems, networks, and data.
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Responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • Developing policies and procedures to ensure the reliability and accessibility of USMS information systems and to prevent and defend against unauthorized access to systems, networks and data.
  • Analyzing and monitoring the performance of security features in USMS operating systems; and recommend changes, as appropriate.
  • Evaluating and making recommendations related to the potential and actual impact of additions and changes to the USMS environment (including conducting vulnerability and secure configuration assessments to existing and proposed systems).
  • Recommending procurement strategies when new software or hardware is selected to meet security concerns.
  • Recommending security features for USMS local and wide-area networking topologies (including the evaluation, design, and implementation of systems for securing access to computers and computer data both locally and through data communications networks) and for encryption requirements of data and telecommunication lines.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Must pass a pre-employment security investigation and drug screening.
  • A one year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • You must meet all qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • This position is a Testing Designated Position and subject to random drug testing.


Qualifications

NOTE: This vacancy will be filled using the Office of Personnel Management's Direct-Hire Authority. Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to positions filled under this announcement. For more information on OPM's authorization of Direct Hire Authority, please visit, http://archive.opm.gov/DirectHire/

Basic Requirement:
Applicants must have IT-related experience in each of the following four competencies listed below which must be supported by the information contained in your resume and other application materials.
  • ATTENTION TO DETAIL: Reviews moderately complex data from multiple sources and determine relevant information to a given situation. Drafts, edits, and disseminates written reports and status updates that are factual, timely and relatively error free.
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE: Maintains relationships with customers with diverse needs. Provides moderately technical or complex information about products and services. Assesses customers' needs and identifies products and/or services to meet their needs. Resolves fairly complex or non-routine problems, questions, or complaints; directs the most complex problems, questions, or complaints to the appropriate person.
  • ORAL COMMUNICATION: Communicates, explains or defends complex information technology ideas and information clearly and adapts to the audiences level of knowledge. Thoughts are well organized. Listens to others, and recognizes potential miscommunications.
  • PROBLEM SOLVING: Uses logic to identify alternatives to solve complex or sensitive technological problems; anticipates problems and identifies and evaluates potential sources of information and generates alternatives to solve problems where precedents do not exist.
  • AND

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you have the required specialized experience for the respective grade level(s) in which you are applying:

    GS-13:Specialized Experience: Applicants must have one or more years of specialized work experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service performing duties related to:
    • Developing policies and procedures to ensure the reliability and accessibility of organizational information systems and to prevent and defend against unauthorized access to systems, networks and data;
    • Conducting risk, secure configuration and vulnerability assessment of planned and installed information systems to identify vulnerabilities, risks and protection needs;
    • Developing systems security contingency plans and disaster recovery procedures;
    • Preparing and maintaining detailed technical, project planning and management documentation concerning computer security projects and the computer security portions of systems development projects;
    • Providing technical advice, guidance, and assistance on critical IT security issues; and
    • Developing and conducting training to ensure that the systems, networks, and data users are aware of, understand, and adhere to systems security policies and procedures.
    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

    Education

    Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the 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. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    In addition, when reviewing applicant's transcripts, assumptions will not be made. Applicants MUST state which coursework is relevant.

    Additional information

    The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap
    The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ctap
    Active Duty Service Members-- You must submit a statement of discharge/certification of release or an official written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions no later than 120 days from the date the certification is signed. Enlisted Record Briefs and military identification do NOT qualify as official documentation.
    Although veteran preference points are not assigned under category rating procedures, veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified. In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest quality category (i.e. Best Qualified).

    Note: Multiple selections may be made from this announcement. Salaries listed above are an approximation and are subject to duty station locality adjustment. Recruitment incentive may be authorized.

    Selective Service Information: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/fair-and-transparent/selective-service/

    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 .

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    • Under the provisions of the Direct-Hire Authority, veterans' preference does not apply.
    This is a direct hire job. There is no category rating.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
    • Network Management
    • Oral Communication
    • Planning and Evaluating
    • Problem Solving
    • Systems Testing and Evaluation
    • Writing


    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process
    Credentialing , National security

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1.Your Resume
    2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
    3. Other supporting documents:
    - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable
    - College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education, if applicable
    - Any other supporting documentation required for verification as described in the announcement.

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the 09/20/2019.

    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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