Supervisory IT Specialist (INFOSEC)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 22, 2019
Closes
Sep 24, 2019
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

As a Supervisory IT Specialist, you will provide ISSO and/or ISSM support services to consolidated Staff Offices and Service systems.

Location of position: GSA, Office of GSA IT, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC

The ISSO Support Division facilitates integrating IT security in programs and compliance with required security and privacy requirements.

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Responsibilities

Assists in leading efforts with the agency to plan, develop, and maintain an agency-wide IT Security program in accordance with the Federal Information Security Management Act, which establishes appropriate controls to ensure the protection of GSA's IT assets, and ensuring that all laws, regulations, policies, and procedures related to IT Security are implemented within GSA on a nationwide basis, and finding technical solutions and providing technical guidance in IT security implementation, including addressing IT security concerns and facilitating IT security solutions for the agency. Assisting System Owners in developing and maintaining the appropriate security documentation including the system security plan and other security authorization package documentation (e.g. contingency plan, contingency plan test report, user recertification, annual FISMA assessment, etc,) and ensuring continuous monitoring of information systems. Manages systems security authorizations for GSA IT systems including cloud information systems, signing certification statements, and forwarding them to the CISO and Authorizing official. Participates in conducting and managing independent evaluations and compliance reviews of GSA's IT systems, including Plan of Action and Milestones reviews, Security authorization package review, vulnerability assessments and scanning activities, system configuration reviews, and system inventory review; and serves as Subject Matter Expert relating to cloud security and management the security of implemented cloud information systems including but not limited to Google applications, Salesforce, ServiceNow, and AWS. Implements and provides authoritative advice and guidance to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of network and information systems on a broad, complex spectrum impacting various government entities. Providers higher level stakeholders and partners with the information needed to make or recommend decisions surrounding complex cybersecurity issues and initiatives and makes high level decisions regarding the implementation and establishment of related policies and initiatives. Collaborates with government wide stakeholders and partners in an attempt to implement and support the government's information security needs and establish related guidelines. Provides input and support of related high level initiatives. Performs the full range of supervisory responsibilities to direct the missions, functions, and resources of the ISSO Support Services Division Staff, including scheduling and assigning work; exercising responsibility; ensuring equity of standards; directing the major program segments of the ISSO Support Services Division; providing guidance and direction; as well as assigning work to project/team leaders (both contractor and civilian) and ensuring the completed work is in accordance with established information security and project management principles and practices.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required for meetings/training.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
  • Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable
  • Register with Selective Service, if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
  • Direct Deposit of salary check to financial organization required.


If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
  • Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.
  • Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
  • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 5 investigation level). You must be granted this clearance before you can start the job.
  • Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security's e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
  • Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position
  • Serve a one year supervisory or managerial probationary period, if required.


Qualifications

For each job on your resume, provide:
  • the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
  • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).

If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

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The GS-15 salary range starts at $137,849.00 per year. If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.

To qualify, you must have IT-related experience demonstrating EACH of the four competencies AND one year of specialized experience as described below:

IT SPECIALIST COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Attention to Detail - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant keeps abreast of latest technology, information, research, etc., to maintain knowledge in field of expertise (for example, reads trade journals, participates in professional/technical associations, maintains credentials).
  • Customer Service - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant promotes or develops and maintains good working relationships with key individuals or groups.
  • Oral Communication - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant serves on panels, committees, or task forces as a representative for the organization on technical or professional issues.
  • Problem Solving - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant monitors current trends or events (for example, technological, economic, political, social, educational, or employment trends or events) and applies the information as appropriate.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Specialized experience includes directing and implementing efficient and cost effective information security practices to improve reliability and security; serving as a recognized expert on information security committees; evaluating IT Security requirements and developing evaluation plans; and researching information security trends and forecasting additional security needs and requirements.

Education

Additional information

Bargaining Unit status: Not applicable.

Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

Travel expenses associated with interviews may be approved. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved:
  • Recruitment incentive if you are new to the federal government
  • Credit toward vacation leave if you are new to the federal government

Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual based on prior non-Federal work experience or uniformed service experience.

We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement in this or other GSA organizations within the same commuting area, as needed; through other means; or not at all.

We are also accepting applications from all U.S. Citizens and Nationals under Vacancy Announcement # 1900575FMDE. You must apply separately to each announcement to be considered for both.

This is not full time telework position. The selectee for this position will be expected to report to the duty location in this announcement.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your overall possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities. Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.
  • Skill applying IT theories, principles, concepts, standards, and practices to develop new theories, concepts, principles, standards, and methods in IT Security.

    1a. Skill applying IT security theories and concepts, practices, and emerging issues; and project management methods and concepts..

    1b. Ability to address uncertainties involving the legislation, authorities and future of the agency program(s); feature unprecedented factual issues, e.g., those stemming from the newness or complexity of the program or recent changes to it and require balancing conflicting interests or positions of extreme intensity as oftentimes found in the dynamic, continually changing IT environment.
  • Skill in one or more of: secure coding practices and web application security; perform assessment of security controls; performing security reviews of application designs; responding to security events as part of an engineering/operations team.
  • Skill on one or more of: testing and remediating issues discovered via penetration tests; threat modeling and/or other threat analysis techniques; designing secure network architectures; identity and access management principles; cryptography principles and encryption technologies; securing IaaS, PaaS, SaaS applications; knowledge of multiple operating systems, specifically Linux and Windows Operating Systems.

    3a. Skill in independently planning and working on a variety of projects and to make authoritative and final decisions requiring considerable technical judgment.
  • Skill in collaborating across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals and to resolve sensitive issues.

    4a. Skill in independently planning and working on a variety of projects and to make authoritative and final decisions requiring considerable technical judgment.
  • Skill in applying supervisor and leadership skills and techniques.

  • Additional assessments may be used, and, if so, you will be provided with further instructions.

    If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP/CTAP) , you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.

    Note: If required to submit an SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action), an equivalent agency Notice of Personnel Action form is acceptable. Such document(s) must show all of the following: effective date, position, title, series, grade, and rate of basic pay, tenure group 1 (career) or 2 (career-conditional), position occupied group, and name of agency. If you are a GSA employee (except in the OIG), you are not required to submit an SF-50.

    If you are a 30% or more disabled veteran, VEOA or VRA applicant or qualified spouse, widow/widower, or parent:

    (a) Copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of your active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing your type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment.

    (b) If you are a disabled veteran, or are applying under VRA or VEOA as a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran, submit both of the following in addition to the DD-214:
  • completed SF-15 form; and
  • proof of your entitlement (refer to SF-15 for complete list).

  • If you are active duty military- Certification on a letterhead from your military branch that includes your rank, character of service (must be under honorable conditions) & military service dates including discharge/release date (must be no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted).

    If you are a current Federal employee or Reinstatement Eligible: Submit your latest SF-50.

    If you are eligible under an Interchange Agreement: Submit your latest SF-50.

    If you are a former Peace Corp or VISTA volunteer: Submit your Description of Service.

    If you are a current or former Land Management Agency Employee - Submit a and b:

    (a) one or more SF-50s, including your most recent one that shows you were on a competitive time-limited appointment(s) with a Land Management Agency and served on the appointment for a period(s) totaling more than 24 months without a break of 2 or more years.

    (b) Copy of your agency's annual performance appraisal(s) or written reference(s) from a supervisor at the agency verifying satisfactory performance during your appointment(s).

    If you have a disability: Submit proof of eligibility. For information on eligibility and required documentation, refer to USAJOBS's People With Disabilities page.

    If you are applying under another special appointment authority: Submit proof of your eligibility under the appropriate appointment authority. See USAJOBS's Resource Center for more information.

    If you are ICTAP / CTAP eligible - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.

    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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