Information Technology Specialist (infosec)
SummaryThis position is located in the Office of Information Technology, Division of Information Security, in Rockville, Maryland. The incumbent in this position has the responsibility of planning, developing, organizing, coordinating, and managing IT security projects, which at times involve exceptional controversy, intensive outside interest, and significant long range effects. The incumbent in this position reports to the Supervisory Information Technology Specialist. Learn more about this agency ResponsibilitiesInformation Technology (IT) Security Compliance: Monitor and evaluate organizational, legislative, administrative, and technological changes that affect information systems' standards and related processes and impact upon future planning to meet the needs of the Agency. Provide subject matter expertise for all IT security matters. Support the Agency Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in making an authorization decision by providing written analysis of a system's compliance with applicable policies, standards, and procedures. Draft policies and related standards in accordance with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and other applicable Federal Government requirements, guidance, and directives.Audit Support and Information Technology (IT) Security Investigations: Prepare internal and external reports that may include providing audit liaison support to IT operations, such as the Federal Information Security Act (FISMA), Chief Financial Officer, and others as directed. Provide internal reporting to the supervisor on IT governance activities, such as periodic, but no less frequently than quarterly, reports capturing the status of Indian Health Service (IHS) systems' compliance with IHS and HHS security metrics.Oral and Written Communication, Project Planning, Presentations, and Conferences: Prepare position papers, executive submittals, presentations, memoranda, and other correspondences, as directed, in response to the most far-reaching proposals that relate to system assurance, enterprise-wide information security and/or system development life cycle policies and standards requirements or modifies existing organizational arrangements.Travel Required 25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 13 Job family (Series) 2210 Information Technology Management Similar jobs Chief Technology Officers Information Technology Specialist (It Specialist) Officers, Chief Technology Help Requirements Conditions of Employment Must pass pre-employment examination.Selectee may be subject to a probationary periodU.S. Citizenship is requiredSelective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959You will need to set up direct deposit so we can pay you.Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.Background Investigation: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges. You may be subject to a credit check as a part of the background investigation process.Fingerprinting, as part of the background investigation process, may be delayed due to COVID-19. All other background investigation procedures will apply. Be advised that your continued employment will require you to complete a fingerprint check within 60 days after notification of return to full operations and successfully obtaining a favorable background investigation. Qualifications To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (eg, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (eg, professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.BASIC REQUIREMENT(S):https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0300/gs-2210-information-technology-management-series/In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below-MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Assessing, configuring, and monitoring IT systems and infrastructure in a commercial environment; advising and making recommendations to management on the effectiveness and efficiency of major information security activities; researching and analyzing IT Security regulations, directives, policies, and guidance to determine the impact on the organization; ensuring information systems reliability and accessibility to prevent and defend against unauthorized access to systems, networks, and data; investigating and developing remediation strategies and presenting assessment briefings to stakeholders; reviewing security documentation to ensure consistency with federal IT security requirements; developing, updating, and maintaining IT Security policies and procedures, System Security Plans (SSPs), Security Assessment Reports (SARs), Plans of Action and Milestones (POA), Incident Response Plans, and Contingency Plans; studying and evaluating long-range state requirements and trends to ensure continued compliance with information assurance requirements.You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Education There are no education requirements. Additional informationAdditional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 240 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement.Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave is earned.This position is being re-advertised to solicit additional applications. Applicants who applied previously need not to reapply unless submitting updated and/or missing information.Read more How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Additional selections may be made for similar positions across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) within the local commuting area(s) of the location identified in this announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with interested selecting official(s) at HHS. Clearance of CTAP/ICTAP will be applied for similar positions across HHS.Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Your application (resume and supporting documentation) will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required as listed on the announcement under qualification requirements. Qualified candidates will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management direct hire guidelines. To be considered well qualified for the purposes of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must substantively exceed the basic qualifications and meet all eligibility, physical, medical, suitability, and any other requirements.Click here to view vacancy questions: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10974250. All documents above MUST be received by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date of, 04/26/2021, to be considered. Read more Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Other Drug test required No Position sensitivity and risk High Risk (HR) Trust determination process Suitability/Fitness Help Required DocumentsResume: You are highly encouraged to use USAJOBS Resume Builder to ensure all required information is included in your Resume. If you use your own resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that includes beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed, annual salary, and description of job duties. Include name and address of employer; supervisor name and telephone number.Required as applicable for the purposes of specific eligibility and appointment claim(s), and position requirements:Indian Preference Applicants: If claiming Indian preference, applicants must provide a completed copy of the Form BIA-4432, "Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only." Indian preference will not be given unless a properly signed and dated form is submitted with your application, including any verification by an authorized Tribal Representative or BIA Official of tribal enrollment records. For detailed instructions, see form BIA-4432. Refer to BIA-4432 link: https://www.bia.gov/sites/bia.gov/files/assets/public/raca/online_forms/pdf/IndianPref_1076-0160_Exp3-31-21.pdf. When an Indian Preference candidate possesses Veterans preference the rules regarding Veterans preference apply under ESEP and the applicant must provide documentation in order to receive preference.Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP, follow the instructions below: -data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ctap_guideline.pdf.Transcripts, Degrees, Licensure, Certifications: Copies of Transcripts (Official or Unofficial), Degrees, Licenses, and/or Certifications are not required at the time of application. Applicants must list their education history including the type of degree(s) and major of study, and completion or anticipated completion (month and year) on their resume. If a position requires a certain number of credit hours in specific course work for qualification purposes, applicants must submit a transcript (official/unofficial) or provide documentation/list the relevant courses on their resume. Applicants for positions not requiring a certain number of credit hours but a degree may submit a copy of their official/unofficial transcripts or a list of courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades (needed for SAA) but they are not required. However, official transcripts are required after tentative selection and prior to issuing an official job offer. Applicants should list their license/certifications on their resume, along with the expiration date, if applicable.You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: 04/26/2021Your resume and any documents submitted will be retained for three months and may be used at any time during this period. After 3 months, you must reapply to this announcement in order to be considered. Help BenefitsA career with the US Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits. Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.