INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 05, 2019
Closes
Nov 12, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of the Executive Director (OED), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) oversees all IT services in support of the FTC's mission and strategic plan.
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Responsibilities

If you are selected for this position, you perform the following duties:
  • Conduct research that affects the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of IT services and business requirements which impacts the customer's satisfaction with IT services. Research can lead
  • Independently develop recommendations through use of FTC data such as that for budgets, acquisitions, governance, performance management, and enterprise architecture and can use research to support quantitative trade-off considerations for senior decision makers.
  • Sequencing of activities necessary to complete implementation of any recommendation through consultation with peers and customer.
  • Conduct risk and vulnerability assessments of planned and installed information systems to identify vulnerabilities, risks, and protection needs
  • Promote awareness of security issues among management and ensuring sound security principles are reflected in organizations' visions and goals
  • Develop and implementing programs to ensure that systems, network, and data users are aware of, understand, and adhere to systems security policies and procedures
  • Participating in network and systems design to ensure implementation of appropriate systems security policies;
  • Assess security events to determine impact and implementing corrective actions
  • Ensure the rigorous application of information security/ information assurance policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of all IT services.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizenship requirement must be met by the closing date of this vacancy.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must register with Selective Service.
  • You may serve a one-year probationary period under this appointment.
  • R?sum? and supporting documents (See How To Apply).


Qualifications

For the GS-12 level: Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least 1 years of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 in the federal service performing the following duties: Conducting research and quantitative analysis for solutions to improve and secure IT services, conducting business requirements analysis or business process redesign, implementing security policies/procedures, identifying and resolving risk.

For the GS-13 level: You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: Conducting research and quantitative analysis to support the acquisition of IT applications or services, implementing processes which increase customer satisfaction levels and technology adoption, implementing security policies, identifying and resolving risk.

In addition to the specialized experience requirements; for all positions, individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating 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 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.

  • 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.

    Education

    There is no education substitution at this level.

    Additional information

    If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference visit: VETERANS GUIDE

    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see SELECTIVE SERVICE ).

    Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of [[INSERT WELL QUALIFIED SCORE]] or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: CAREER TRANSITION .

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Once the announcement has closed, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

    All qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category.

    Best-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate high proficiency in all of the critical competencies.

    Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical competencies.

    Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate basic proficiency in most of the critical competencies.

    Veterans: Qualified veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best-qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. Other 10-point preference eligibles and veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. View information on veterans' preference .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Moderate Risk (MR)

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
    1. Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
    2. Other supporting documents:
    - Cover Letter, optional
    - College Transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
    - Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)
    - Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and 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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