Government Information Specialist (Privacy)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 22, 2020
Closes
Sep 30, 2020
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of the Executive Director, Executive Secretariat Branch, Records & Privacy Section. The incumbent serves as a government information specialist responsible for advising the Chief Privacy Officer and supporting privacy program initiatives across the Commission.

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Responsibilities

At the full performance level, the Government Information Specialist will:
  • General Privacy Program Support: Advise CFTC staff on applicable privacy requirements and responding to staff questions related to the collection and processing of PII. Analyze the effect that new or proposed legislation, regulations, or government-wide privacy policies and notices would have on the Commission's operations.
  • Managing the CFTC's PII Holdings: Maintain and regularly review the CFTC's inventory of PII to ensure that the processing of such information remains necessary and relevant over time. Review documents governing the collection and sharing of PII, such as contracts, data use agreements, information exchange agreements, and memoranda of agreement and understanding, to ensure that the collection and sharing is done consistent with relevant privacy notices and in compliance with applicable privacy laws and policies.
  • Information Technology (IT) Investments: Work with the Senior Procurement Executive to ensure that privacy requirements are included in solicitations for IT and digital services. Review IT capital investment plans to ensure that privacy requirements (and associated privacy controls), as well as any associated costs, are identified and included when IT resources create, collect, use, process, store, maintain, disseminate, disclose, or dispose of PII.
  • Privacy Impact Assessments: Conduct privacy impact assessments (PIAs) required by the privacy provisions of the E-Government Act of 2002, as well as OMB and CFTC guidance.
  • Systems of Records Notices: Prepare reports of new or modified Privacy Act systems of records for OMB and for Congress in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, OMB Circular A-108, and other OMB guidance.
  • Workforce Management and Training: Review and update policies and procedures, such as rules of behavior for employees with access to PII, to ensure that all personnel are held accountable for complying with applicable privacy requirements.
  • Breach Preparation and Response: Review and update policies and procedures for how the CFTC should prepare for and respond to a breach of PII. Assists with the response to potential incidents involving PII and develops strategies to mitigate risks to individuals and to the organization.
  • Privacy Control Assessments, System Privacy Plans, and System Authorizations: Review and categorize PII in accordance with NIST FIPS Publication 199 and other relevant NIST standards and guidelines. Select and implement privacy controls for information systems and programs, in accordance with OMB Circular A-130 and NIST SP 800-37 (Rev. 2).


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background/Security Investigation
  • Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered for Selective Service
  • You may be required to complete a one year Supervisory Probationary Period.


You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, and abilities) in the following areas:

Technical Credibility - Knowledge of Federal privacy laws, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) privacy guidance, and NIST standards and guidelines, and the ability to apply them to the development or maintenance of programs and information systems.

Technology Awareness - Understanding of different types of technology (including cloud computing), its potential impact on information privacy, and how privacy controls may be selected and implemented to ensure privacy compliance and to minimize privacy risks. Experience reviewing IT capital investment plans to ensure that privacy requirements (and associated privacy controls), as well as any associated costs, are identified and included when IT resources create, collect, use, process, store, maintain, disseminate, disclose, or dispose of PII.

Technical Awareness - Knowledge of related information security and technology laws, such as FISMA and the E-Government Act.

Oral and Written Communication - Communication skills, including the ability to prepare and present training and to develop clearly written materials, including program documentation, briefs, reports, analyses, emails, and website information. Experience advising staff on applicable privacy requirements and responding to staff questions related to the collection and processing of PII.

Qualifications

In order to qualify for a Government Information Specialist, CT-0306-13, you must:

Have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS/CT-12 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector. Candidates for this position must clearly demonstrate in their resume that they possess Specialized Experience in:

Knowledge of the Privacy Act of 1974, the privacy provisions of the E-Government Act of 2002, the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) circulars and memoranda, and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards and special publications. Awareness of the information system development lifecycle, the NIST risk management framework, and knowledge of how privacy controls can be used to ensure privacy compliance and mitigate privacy risks. Experience interpreting court decisions; conducting research to make evidence-based recommendations and informed decisions; providing guidance on privacy-related matters; and, applying evaluative methods in the assessment and improvement of programs, processes, and systems involving personally identifiable information. Skill in oral and written communications to produce clear and accurate work products, such as reports, briefings, and memoranda.

In order to qualify for a Government Information Specialist, CT-0306-12, you must:

Have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS/CT-11 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector. Candidates for this position must clearly demonstrate in their resume that they possess Specialized Experience in:

Knowledge that involves a wide range of concepts and principles related to information privacy, including the Privacy Act of 1974, the privacy provisions of the E-Government Act of 2002, the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) circulars and memoranda, and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards and special publications. Awareness of the information system development lifecycle, the NIST risk management framework, and knowledge of how privacy controls can be used to ensure privacy compliance and mitigate privacy risks. Skill in oral and written communication in order to produce clear and accurate work products, such as reports, briefings, and memoranda.

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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

Additional information

Relocation. Relocation expenses will not be paid.
Time-in-Grade. You must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The 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 score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.ICTAP candidates MUST submit:
  • A copy of their agency reduction-in-force notice;
  • A copy of your most recent Performance Rating;
  • A copy of your most recent SF-50 noting current or last position held, the grade level, and the duty location; and
  • A copy of your notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function outside the local commuting area or documentation showing you were separated as a result of RIF or declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function outside the local commuting area.

  • Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP).Provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the CFTC with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If CFTC 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 rate equivalent to the Well Qualified or better category using established 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/ctap/index.asp .

    EEO Policy Statement. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

    More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.

    Reasonable Accommodation. Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Moderate Risk (MR)

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    • Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional).
    • SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows career or career-conditional tenure. Failure to submit this form will result in your application not being considered.
    • Performance appraisal.
    • Schedule A, Persons with Disabilities: Schedule A letter from a physician, local, state or federal rehabilitation office citing eligibility under 5 CFR 213.3102 (u).
    • If you wish to be considered under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214, in addition to any other required documents listed on this vacancy announcement.

    Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA). VEOA allows eligible veterans to apply and compete for positions announced under merit promotion procedures when the hiring agency is recruiting from outside its own workforce. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed (3) or more years of continuous active military service. If you are applying for a Merit Promotion announcement and wish to be considered under the VEOA, you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214, in addition to any other required documents listed on this vacancy announcement.
    • Other Special Hiring Authorities: If you are claiming eligibility under a Special Hiring Authority, you must submit supporting documents.


    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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