IT Specialist (INFOSEC)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
May 16, 2021
Closes
May 21, 2021
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The purpose of this position is to support the Treasury Department's role as the Sector Specific Agency for Financial Services, under Presidential Policy Directive 21, to strengthen the security and resilience of its critical infrastructure against both physical and cyber threats. The office is responsible for carrying out the Treasury Department role in promoting the IT (cyber) security, resilience and protection of the financial services sectors critical infrastructure.

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Responsibilities

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-13. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

-Conduct risk assessment programs to identify areas of potential vulnerability in operating systems and interdependencies used throughout the financial services sector.

-Analyze findings and develops long-range options for security systems that minimize risks, mitigates vulnerabilities, prevents cyber security incidents, and helps insure systems reliability.

-Provide technical cybersecurity and specific high-value critical infrastructure expertise to the design, development, and implementation of information security policies and procedures as to the Department's positions on protecting such infrastructures, technical advice on approaches to sector-specific protective approaches and contributions of Administration review of policy matters on matters regarding cyber and critical infrastructure protection (i.e., also including physical protection when appropriate).

-Evaluate the effectiveness of the Department's cyber security critical infrastructure programs for the financial services sector.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required per agency policy

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
  • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals


The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience for the GS-13: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, public or other private sectors. Specialized experience for this position is defined as proven proficiency and supportable (as evidenced in the resume) hands-on experience includes the following:
-Identifying cybersecurity threats; AND
-Providing technical guidance on cybersecurity matters; AND
-Interpreting cybersecurity policy; AND
-Working on IT related projects; AND
-Developing risk assessment criteria to be used for identifying cyber security threats.


Specialized experience for the GS-12: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, public or other private sectors. Specialized experience for this position is defined as proven proficiency and supportable (as evidenced in the resume) hands-on experience includes the following:
-Providing technical guidance on cybersecurity matters; AND
-Interpreting cybersecurity policy; AND
-Working on IT related projects; AND
-Assisting with the development of risk assessment criteria to be used for identifying cyber security threats.


In addition to meeting specialized experience, applicants must also show proficiency in 1) attention to detail, 2) customer service, 3) oral communication, and 4) problem solving.

Education

Additional information

- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- Relocation expenses will not be paid.
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- We may offer opportunities for telework.
- We may offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- A one year probationary period may be required.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
- Pass a pre-employment physical examination.
- File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
- Undergo an income tax verification.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Specialized Experience. This announcement is issued under "direct-hire" authority. Consistent with 5 U.S.C 3304(a)(3) and OPM regulations (5 CFR 337 Subpart B) on direct-hire: All candidates who meet all the qualification and other eligibility requirements may be referred for consideration. Competitive examining rules providing for rating and ranking and veterans' preference do not apply. Your application may be reviewed by a Subject Matter Expert.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) ) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible). Any required documents should be submitted at the time that you apply as documents will not be accepted after the vacancy closes.

All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view resume tips .

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required 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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