IT CYBERSECURITY SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Reston, Virginia
Posted
Dec 01, 2020
Closes
Dec 02, 2020
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is part of the Office of the Secretary of Interior, OCIO, Cybersecurity Division. The incumbent provides leadership in the Department of the Interior's (DOI) Enterprise Incident Management and Cyber Incident Response capabilities and interfaces with external agencies and internal Bureau/Office security teams for Incident Response functions. The incumbent also performs the role of Incident Commander during critical Cybersecurity incidents that impact DOI.

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Responsibilities

  • Ensures the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, networks, and data through the planning, analysis, development, implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of information systems security programs.
  • Develops policies, plans, and procedures to ensure the continued reliability, security and accessibility of systems, network, and data infrastructure.
  • Leads departmental deployment of security systems technologies for a variety of administrative, financial, technical and security applications; and provides authoritative input on all matters pertaining to security services.
  • Promotes the awareness of cybersecurity issues ensuring sound security principles and assures appropriate project and resource integration are documented and justified.
  • Translates strategic plans and technical guidance into objectives, strategies, and architectural guidance to support IT information security services.
  • Ensures critical mission systems are in compliance and consistent with the Department's IT Security Program and enhance interoperability and integration for business applications and IT infrastructure.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.


Qualifications

In addition to meeting the specialized experience for the GS-14 grade level, individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. The employing agency is responsible for identifying the specific level of proficiency required for each competency at each grade level based on the requirements of the position being filled. 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.
Specialized Experience for the GS-14 grade level:

Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-13 level in the Federal service.

Specialized experience is defined as experience that is in or directly related to the line of work of this position and has equipped you with the knowledge and competencies to successfully perform the duties of this position. More specifically, this requirement involves experience applying security principles to common structures, processes and techniques of IT system development, operations and maintenance; conducting analysis and interpretation of IT security principles and directives; developing strategies, policies and procedures to ensure compliance; experience working with vendor managed external systems; experience in applying the Risk Management framework and ability to ensure appropriate security posture is maintained to large general support systems, major applications, and contractor managed systems with a focus on continuous monitoring according to NIST, OMB and DHS guidance and framework; experience with service provider managed or cloud computing technologies and the application of security controls within them.

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

A written test is not required.

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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

The duties of this position are suitable for occasional telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.

Stipulations of Employment:

Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.

This position is subject to a negative drug test prior to entrance on duty, and random drug testing while you occupy the position.

Work Schedule:

This position allows for a flexible work schedule.

Miscellaneous :

This position is covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).

The Agency uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify .

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic for, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Applications: help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applicants who "self-certify" that they meet the minimum qualification standards, and other eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement may be referred to the selecting official who may conduct their own assessment for further consideration and interviews.

The selectee's eligibility will be verified prior to extending a tentative job offer. After making a tentative job offer, all pre-employment and suitability requirements will be conducted prior to a final job offer. Selections made under this notice will be processed as new appointments to the civil service. Current civil service employees would, therefore, be given new appointments to the civil service.


Veteran's Preference:
Veterans' Preference does not apply to Direct-Hire recruitment procedures. Applicants eligible for veteran preference are encouraged to include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g. DD Form 214, SF-15 or other substantiating documents) to their submissions. For more information on veterans' preference (see https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-employment-initiative/vet-guide/ ).

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness , National security

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment mm/yy and duties performed.
2. Other supporting documents:
  • College transcript(s), optional
  • 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.)
  • Cover Letter, optional
Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.

Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents. Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices.

It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted prior to the closing date of the announcement.

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 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .

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