IT CYBERSECURITY SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
Dec 01, 2020
Closes
Dec 02, 2020
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is part of the Office of the Chief Information Officer, Cybersecurity Division. The incumbent will be responsible for a wide range of complex assignments/projects relative to information systems and cybersecurity matters.

Salary Ranges
GS-11: $72,030 - $93,638
GS-12: $86,335 - $112,240
GS-13: $102,663 - $133,465

This vacancy is filling 1 position in either Reston, VA or Washington, DC.

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Responsibilities

  • Serves as a point of contact for the Cybersecurity Division as required for coordination, implementation, and/or enforcement of assigned information cybersecurity policies and portfolios.
  • Leads or performs implementation activities.
  • Institutes measures to ensure awareness and compliance.
  • Identifies the need for changes based on new security technologies or threats.
  • Reviews new systems, networks, and software designs for potential security risks.
  • Resolves integration issues related to the implementation of new systems with the existing infrastructure.
  • Reviews and evaluates security incident response policies.
  • Responsibilities described are for the full performance level (GS-13) of the position.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

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 specialized experience requirements, 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 : Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled.

For the GS-11:

A. Applicants for the GS-11 grade level must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level. Specialized experience for GS-11 grade level for this position includes but is not limited to:
  • Applying security principles to common structures, processes and techniques of IT system development, operations and maintenance; and interpreting IT security principles and directives.
  • Providing input on policies and procedures for compliance with organization and/or vendor managed external systems.
  • Applying knowledge of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program, Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) and associated Risk Management framework as prescribed by OMB, DHS, and NIST Special Publication 800-137 and supplemental directives, standards, policy, and guidance to ensure appropriate security posture is maintained for large General Support Systems, Major Applications, and contractor managed systems.
  • Managing IT projects that require a range of knowledge of computer requirements and techniques.
OR

B. Applicants may substitute a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field.

OR

C. Applicants may substitute an equivalent combination of specialized experience and education as described above. For the GS-12:

A.Applicants for the GS-12 grade level must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level. Specialized experience at the GS-12 grade level for this position includes but is not limited to:
  • Applying security principles to common structures, processes and techniques of IT system development, operations and maintenance; and interpreting and analyzing IT security principles and directives.
  • Providing input on policies and procedures to ensure compliance and/or demonstrating knowledge of organization and vendor managed external systems.
  • Applying the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program, Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) and associated framework as prescribed by OMB, DHS, and NIST Special Publication 800-137 and supplemental directives, standards, policy, and guidance to ensure appropriate security posture is maintained for large general support systems, major applications, and contractor managed systems.
  • Applying security controls to service provider managed or cloud computing technologies.
  • Managing multiple IT projects that require a range of knowledge of computer requirements and techniques.

For the GS-13:

A.
Applicants for the GS-13 grade level must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level. Specialized experience at the GS-13 grade level for this position includes but is not limited to:
  • Applying security principles to common structures, processes and techniques of IT system development, operations and maintenance; and interpreting and analyzing IT security principles, and directives.
  • Providing input on strategies, policies and procedures to ensure compliance, and demonstrating technical knowledge of organization and vendor managed external systems.
  • Experience applying the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program, Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) and associated framework as prescribed by OMB, DHS, and NIST Special Publication 800-137 and supplemental directives, standards, policy, and guidance to ensure appropriate security posture is maintained for large general support systems, major applications, and contractor managed systems.
  • Applying security controls to service provider managed or cloud computing technologies.
  • Overseeing and managing multiple IT projects that required a range of knowledge of computer requirements and techniques.
  • Experience interpreting government-wide information security guidance and the application of information in establishing standards, policies, and guidelines to ensure appropriate implementation and compatibility.

Only experience and education 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

You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement. All documentation needs to be legible. If selected, you will need to provide official transcripts.

Only education from institutions which are accredited or preaccredited/candidate for accreditation may be used to meet education 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 further information, visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

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 :

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.

If selection is made below the full performance level, promotion up to the full performance level may be made without further competition. However, promotion(s) will depend on the performance of the incumbent and are not guaranteed.

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 .

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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