Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 13, 2021
Closes
Jan 21, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Information Systems Security Office Section, IT Security Division, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

The position description number for this position is 331480.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

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Responsibilities

Supervises a group of employees performing work at the GS-14 level. Assists the Library's Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) with administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.

Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Works with the CISO to create guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers' performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Works with the CISO to help develop work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with the provisions of the safety regulations. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests.

As a senior expert in the field of information technology (IT) security, provides authoritative advice and guidance to the Library's IT security program. Serves as senior expert and consultant to top Library management officials for advice on integrating IT security programs with other programs of equivalent scope and complexity. Advises other IT experts throughout the Library and its components on a variety of situations and issues that involve applying or adapting new theories, concepts, standards and/or practices resulting from the incumbent's leadership.

Assists the CISO with planning, developing, and coordinating agency-level information security programs and strategies, e.g., the Library workforce security training program, or security audit program. Assists in formulating Library -level IT initiatives in response to critical IT security issues. Plans and coordinates, under the direction of the CISO, Library-wide implementation of government-wide IT security defense strategies.

Works with the CISO on developing and implementing agency-wide project management procedures, tools, templates, activities, and infrastructure to align agency internal business practices with government-wide regulations and policies.

Assists in the formulation and administering control and management processes for information technology (IT) investment decisions, including a process for maximizing the value and managing the risk of IT acquisition and implementation. Monitors and evaluates the performance of IT investments on the basis of applicable performance measures.

Implement long-range risk and vulnerability assessments and provides systems security evaluations and reviews. Implements strategies and management guidelines for complex and changing information technology systems. Provides high level technical advice and counsel to top management and other key officials on matters relating to new or modified basic policies and programs that affect or relate to current and existing IT security functions and programs.

Assists the CISO with planning, developing and carrying out systems security contingency plans and disaster recovery procedures and programs; resolves conflicts that arise; integrates and coordinates the work of others as necessary and interprets policies in terms of established objectives.

Provides expert technical advice in the monitoring and evaluation of contractor activities on contracts covering the Library of Congress-wide systems. Directs, coordinates, and approves detailed planning design, development, programming, testing, documentation, training and implementation of information technology (IT) systems through the use of outside vendors and/or contractors.

Collaborates with vendors and end users to ensure that contract requirements are met, and that all activities are performed in compliance with the terms of the contract. Reviews work products of contract personnel, including accepting, amending or rejecting their work. Sets priorities and prepares schedules for completion of work.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library's vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library's Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/uploads/loc_supervisor_core_competencies.pdf .

Qualifications

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ability to supervise and lead a diverse workforce.**

Knowledge of cybersecurity principles, methods, and tools.**

Ability to evaluate and monitor IT contracts.

Ability to interact collaboratively with others.

Ability to apply project management methodologies and techniques to manage complex IT projects.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. All who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email ADA@loc.gov. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. Certification from health care providers are not accepted. For more information contact the Library's Office of EEO/Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period. In addition, per Library of Congress Regulation 2010-12, an appointee or internal selectee is subject to a one-year supervisory probationary period, if this is his/her first supervisory/managerial position at the Library.

The Library of Congress may offer repayment for all or part of federally insured student loans. However, not all service units within the Library of Congress participates in the repayment of federally insured student loans. Therefore, determination to repay a federally insured student loan is subject to approval by the appropriate service unit.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview.

The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.

Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/msp010909.pdf .

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent).

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. The program does not accept certification from health care providers. For more information contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

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