Information Technology Specialist (Information Security)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Rockville, Maryland
Posted
Sep 20, 2019
Closes
Sep 24, 2019
Function
IT, Security Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This Direct-Hire position is in the Food and Drug Administration.

*****See the sections below for more details on the duties & qualifications for this position.

This position is located in the Office of Operations; Office of Information Management Technology in Rockville, Maryland.

SELECTIONS WILL BE MADE AT THE GS-13 OR GS-14 GRADE LEVEL WITH NO PROMOTION POTENTIAL FOR EITHER GRADE LEVEL.
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Responsibilities

  • Serve as a principal, lead or support contact for coordination, implementation, and enforcement of information and cybersecurity policies. Implement higher-level security, audit, compliance, and cybersecurity operational requirements.
  • Integrate security programs across multiple disciplines; define the scope and level of detail for security plans and policies.
  • Assess new systems design methodologies to improve systems and software quality; lead or perform implementation, security audit and remediation activities.
  • Assist in developing long-range plans for IT security systems, review new systems, networks, and software designs for potential security risks; and resolve integration issues related to the implementation of new systems with existing infrastructure.
  • Support cybersecurity operations, network, and application monitoring to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the IT infrastructure and sensitive information.
  • Identify, prepare and document cybersecurity requirements to improve the FDA Cybersecurity Program. Deliver information to senior leadership via formal briefings and decision papers.
  • Coordinate cybersecurity requirements necessary to identify, assess, plan and management acquisition support to the FDA Cybersecurity Program.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • This position may be subject to completion of a 1-year probationary period (unless you have already satisfied this obligation).
  • Citizenship Requirement: You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National to be considered for this advertisement. Foreign nationals or legal permanent residents are not eligible for consideration.
  • Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • Background Investigation Requirement: All employees must pass a security investigation. Failing to pass the background check may be grounds for removal or legal action. If hired, you may be subject to additional investigations at a later time.
  • FDA participates in e-Verify: All new hires must complete the I-9 form; this information will be processed through e-Verify to determine your employment eligibility. If a discrepancy arises, you must take affirmative steps to resolve the matter.
  • If you were born male, after, December 31st 1959, you must be registered with the Selective Service System, or have an approved exemption. Learn more at www.SSS.gov.
  • Additional selections may be made from this vacancy, within the same geographical area, by other organizational elements from within FDA, through shared corporate recruiting activities. Your application may be shown to multiple hiring offices.
  • You may be asked to provide additional information at a later time. All interviews requests and selection decisions are at the full discretion of the hiring office.
  • Certification of Accuracy: All information concerning eligibility and qualification is subject to investigation and verification. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection, or appropriate legal action.


Qualifications

***THERE IS NO EDUCATION REQUIREMENT OR SUBSTITUTION FOR THIS POSITION*** QUALIFICATIONS WILL BE BASED ON BASIC AND MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS.

THIS POSITION REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING CERTIFICATION: CERTIFIED INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY PROFESSIONAL (CISSP)

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
In order be eligible for the position of Information Technology Specialist (Information Security),
(GS-2210-13/14) , you must meet the following requirements...
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS:
    You must possess one year (52-weeks) of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-12) in the Federal service.
    Such experience includes: IT experience completing assignments related to the security of information systems. This could include: (1) applying multiple security principles, practices, and procedures in an administration of an information security program; (2) identifying needs for changes based on new security technologies or threats; and/or (3) guiding response to user problems by analyzing and resolving incidents or breakdowns; and/or (4) producing communication.

    You must possess one year (52-weeks) of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-13) in the Federal service.
    Such experience includes: IT experience completing assignments related to the security of information systems. This could include: (1) leading security principles, practices, and procedures in an administration of an information security program; (2) coordinating resolution of identified gaps based on new security technologies or threats; and/or (3) leading response to enterprise user problems by analyzing and resolving incidents or breakdowns; and/or (4) management of communication.

    NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login , select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume.

    All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on 09/23/2019 . If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, you may be deemed ineligible or your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.

    Education

    ***THERE IS NO EDUCATION REQUIREMENT OR SUBSTITUTION FOR THIS POSITION*** QUALIFICATIONS WILL BE BASED ON BASIC AND MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS.

    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 more information about this requirement, please visit the U.S. Department of Education website for Foreign Education Evaluation .

    Additional information

    Additional Conditions of Employment:
    • Pre-employment physical required: No
    • Drug testing required: No
    • License required: No
    • Mobility agreement required: No
    • Immunization required: No
    • Bargaining Unit Position: No
    Additional Information:
    • If you are serving, or have served in the last 5 years (from 09/23/2019) as an Executive Branch political, Schedule C, or Non-career SES appointee, HHS/FDA may be required to obtain approval by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) prior to beginning employment. You can find out if you have held one of these appointment types by looking at your Standard Form 50s in your Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF), in Section 5 where the legal authorities are listed. If you have served or are currently serving, you must provide a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting this appointment. In addition, you will be required to respond to the question in the assessment and certify your responses to the questionnaire. See Political Appointee FAQ - OPM for more..
    • Reasonable Accommodation: This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Bethesda Center Help Desk (888) 478-4340; TTY/TDD: (866) 539-4484; or by email quickquestions@fda.hhs.gov . The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. See the Reasonable Accommodation Policy for more information...
    • Equal Employment Opportunity: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor See the EEO Policy for more information...


    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Once the job opportunity announcement closes (at 11:59 pm ET on 09/23/2019), your resume and all supporting documents will be reviewed by HR to determine your eligibility for Federal employment and your qualification for this position specifically.

    This is a direct hire announcement. Traditional rating and ranking of applications, and veterans' preference does not apply to this vacancy. We will evaluate you against the basic qualifications. Qualified applicants will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management direct hire guidelines.

    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required
    No

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

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness

    Required Documents

    • Resume

    A document that is required must be submitted by all applicants because the document is needed to verify your qualifications, education, or other eligibility information. Failure to provide one of the documents in the list below may result in your application being considered incomplete.

    • DD-214/ Statement of Service
    • Disability Letter (Schedule A)
    • Disability Letter (VA)
    • Other supporting documentation not listed above
    • PCS Orders
    • Performance Appraisal
    • Professional Certification
    • Resume
    • Separation Notice (RIF)
    • SF-15
    • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action

    These documents may be required for some applicants . Applicants relying on education to qualify, those seeking consideration under a special hiring authority, or those who need to verify a license or certification, will need to submit appropriate supporting documentation from this list. RESUME REQUIREMENTS:
    The federal government has very specific resume requirements. If you have not written a federal resume before, you should watch this Resume Writing Tutorial video on the USAJOBS YouTube channel , or read through a helpful Resume Writing FAQ on the USAJOBS Help Site to learn what details you should, and should not, include in your resume.
    At a minimum your resume should list the position title, employer, start and end dates (including month and year), salary (or grade and step), hours worked per week, and a list of duties performed or accomplishments, for EACH position listed. A CV (curriculum vitae) may not contain enough information to meet these resume requirements.

    Learn more about supporting documents and documentation requirements on USAJOBS:
    • How to Understand the Required Documents Section
    • What Types of Documents May I Need?
    • How to Manage Your Documents on USAJOBS


    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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