Government Information Specialist, GS-0306-13/14 FPL 14 (MP)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 06, 2021
Closes
Jun 12, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is in the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development (OPEPD), Student Privacy Policy Office (SPPO). The SPPO leads the Department's efforts to protect privacy. It provides leadership, oversight, and coordination to ensure Department and field compliance with several federal privacy laws and regulations.

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Responsibilities

APPLICATION LIMIT: This vacancy announcement is limited to the first 200 applications received and will close at 11:59PM Eastern Time on the day that we receive the 200th application, or at 11:59PM Eastern Time on the listed closing date, whichever occurs first.

We encourage you to read this entire vacancy announcement prior to submitting your application.

As a Government Information Specialist, GS-0306-13, you will be responsible for:

• Coordinates and oversees internal stakeholders, such as information system owners, information system security officers, the Office of the General Counsel, and other individuals in the Department's privacy program, to draft, review, and process Privacy Threshold Analyses, Privacy Impact Assessments, System of Records Notices, and Computer Matching Agreements and Notices.

• Interprets and applies laws, regulations, policies, and guidance regarding federal and student information in order to safeguard personally identifiable information across the full information life cycle.

• Provides expert technical assistance to a wide variety of customers, such as program managers, information system owners, information system security officers, and officials at other agencies with regard to the requirements of the Agency's privacy program.

• Performs analytical work involved in establishing privacy best practices and for advising agency management on policy formulation and program administration to ensure compliance with Federal privacy laws, regulations, and other requirements.

• Represents SPPO as an expert consultant or advisor in working with the Office of the General Counsel and other offices such as the Office of the Chief Information Officer and the Office of the Chief Data Officer, to implement policies and procedures for managers and clients within the organization.

As a Government Information Specialist, GS-0306-14 you will be responsible for:

• Coordinates with internal stakeholders, such as information system owners, information system security officers, the Office of the General Counsel, and other individuals in the General Counsel, and other individuals in the Department's privacy program, to draft review, and processes Privacy Threshold Analyses, Privacy Impact Assessments, System of Records Notices, and Computer Matching Agreements and Notices.

• Interprets and applies laws, regulations, policies, and guidance regarding federal and student information in order to safeguard personally identifiable information across the full information life cycle.

• Responds to inquiries or requests by providing guidance on the various privacy-related statutes, regulations and policies. Provides technical assistance to a wide variety of customers, such as program managers, information system owners, information system security officers, and officials at other agencies with regard to the requirements of the Agency's privacy program.

• Ensure work products and processes comply with statues, regulations and policies, and actively reviews operational/production processes for improvements that will cut cost, shorten lead times, and/or improve the quality of the products and services.

• Perform analytical work involved in establishing and managing privacy best practices and for advising agency management on policy formulation and program administration to ensure compliance with Federal privacy laws, regulations and other requirements.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Some travel may be required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen
  • You may be subject to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • Males 18 and over must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Relocation will not be paid.
  • Background investigation is required.


You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

If you are a current federal employee, you must meet all time-in-grade and time-after competitive appointment qualifications within 30 days of the closing date of this vacancy announcement. To verify that you meet these requirements, we will review your responses to the core eligibility questions on the occupational questionnaire, as well as your submitted resume and required documents. To make an accurate determination, you will need to include on your resume your federal position title, pay plan, occupational series, grade level, agency, dates for which you held the grade level (stated as MM/YYYY to MM/YYYY, OR MM/YYYY to PRESENT), and total hours worked per week.

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).

Qualifications

Specialized Experience for the GS-13

One year of experience in either federal or non-federal service that is equivalent to at least a GS-12 performing two (2) out of three (3) of the following duties or work assignments:

1) Experience applying complex legal, regulatory, technical, or policy requirements in order to advance the mission of an organization.

2) Experience developing written policies, procedures, guidelines, or templates to help explain complex requirements to a diverse audience of stakeholders.

3) Experience working across offices or components at an organization to successfully manage multiple complex workflows.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

The quality of your experience will be measured by the extent to which you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). You do not need to provide separate narrative responses to these KSAs, as they will be measured by your responses to the occupational questionnaire (you may preview the occupational questionnaire by clicking the link at the end of the Evaluations section of this vacancy announcement).

1) Knowledge of Federal organizational programs and missions to consider their impact on government programs.

2) Knowledge of Federal information management laws such as the Privacy Act, the E-Government Act, and the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014, as well as relevant privacy guidance and direction from the Office of Management and Budget and the National Institute of Standards and Technology

3) Skill in applying a wide range of legislation, regulations, policies, and practices sufficient to provide guidance and advice on Federal privacy policy and processes

4) Ability to apply analytical and evaluative methods and techniques in the development of new procedures and approaches to identify and resolve significant issues.

5) Skill in oral and written communications in order to produce clear and accurate Privacy Act responses and other written work products, such as guidance, procedures, best practices, reports or and memoranda.

Specialized Experience for the GS-14
One year of experience in either federal or non-federal service that is equivalent to at least a GS-13 performing two (2) out of three (3) of the following duties or work assignments:

1) Experience providing guidance and advice on Federal privacy policy and processes and in ensuring compliance with Federal privacy program requirements.

2) Experience in applying research techniques in the areas of Federal privacy.

3) Experience in oral and written communication in order to produce clear and accurate Privacy Act responses and other written work products, such as SOPs, guidance, procedures, best practices, reports or and memoranda.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

The quality of your experience will be measured by the extent to which you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). You do not need to provide separate narrative responses to these KSAs, as they will be measured by your responses to the occupational questionnaire (you may preview the occupational questionnaire by clicking the link at the end of the Evaluations section of this vacancy announcement).

1) Knowledge of Federal organizational programs and missions to consider their impact on government programs.

2) Knowledge in applying research techniques in the areas of Federal privacy.

3) Knowledge and skill in researching and understanding Federal Information Management Statutes.

4) Skill in oral and written communication in order to produce clear and accurate Privacy Act responses and other written work products such as guidance, procedures, best practices, reports or and memoranda.

5) Skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques in developing of new procedures and approaches to identify and resolve significant issues.

Education

Education cannot be substituted for experience for this position and grade level.

Additional information

Veterans' Career Counseling: If you are a veteran interested in receiving tips on preparing a Federal resume and/or how to prepare for an interview, you may email sro_recruiting@ed.gov to schedule a session with a career counselor ("Veterans Counseling Session" should be placed in the subject line of the email).

Student Loan Default: If selected for this position, we will verify that you have not defaulted on any loan funded or guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Education. If you are found to be in default, we will contact you to make arrangements for repayment prior to making an official offer of employment.

Suitability and Investigation: If selected for this position, you will be required to complete the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine your suitability for federal employment and successfully complete a pre-appointment investigation/background check.

Essential/Non-Essential: This position is considered non-essential for purposes of reporting to work during federal government closures.

Financial Disclosure: This position does not require financial disclosure.

Telework: During the current period of mandatory telework required by the Agency's COVID-19 response, telework will be mandatory. When it is determined the Agency will be moving to the reopening phase, employees will be expected to physically return to the office of their official duty locations. Telework days and any required waiting period for eligibility will be determined at that time.

Bargaining Unit: This position is not included in the bargaining unit.

Selections: Agencies have broad authority under law to hire from any appropriate source of eligibles and may fill a vacancy in the competitive service by any method authorized. We may make additional selections from this vacancy announcement within 90 days from the date the selection certificates are issued, should vacancies occur. We may also share selection certificates amongst program offices across the agency.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We use a multi-step process to review and evaluate applicants:

1. Eligibility and Minimum Qualifications
Once the vacancy announcement closes, we will review your submitted resume and documents to determine if you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements, including any required education, experience, and/or selective placement factors. You will be rated as ineligible if you are outside of the area of consideration (i.e., who may apply) or your application is missing any required documents. You will be rated as not qualified if you do not possess the minimum qualification requirements.

2. Rating and Ranking
If you are found to meet both the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements, we will assess the quality of your experience and the extent to which you possess the required KSAs by comparing your submitted resume and documents against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. (The occupational questionnaire is the list of questions in the automated system that you will have an opportunity to answer once you apply for the position).

Based on the outcome of this evaluation, you will be assigned a numerical score (out of 100 possible). If your responses to the occupational questionnaire are not substantiated by your submitted resume, you may be eliminated from receiving further consideration.

3. Referral and Selection
If you are found to be amongst the most highly qualified applicants, you will be referred to the selecting official. As part of the assessment and selection process, the selecting official may invite you to participate in a structured interview, check your references, and/or request that you submit a writing sample or complete a written assessment or exercise to further evaluate your qualifications for this position.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

You must submit (REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS):

• A resume demonstrating your education, experience, training, and accomplishments as it relates to the qualifications for this position and substantiating your responses to the occupational questionnaire.

If you are a current or former federal employee (including current U.S. Department of Education employees), you must also submit:
• A Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50), which demonstrates your competitive status eligibility. To verify your eligibility, we will review your SF-50 to determine your tenure (block 24) and position occupied (block 34). Examples of sufficient SF-50s include appointments, promotions, within-grade increases, and pay adjustments.

If you currently hold or previously held a federal position at or above the highest grade of this position or you have/had promotion potential at or above the highest grade of this position, you must also submit an SF-50 documenting your highest grade level held or promotion potential. Examples of sufficient SF-50s include appointments and promotions.

• A Copy of your Performance Appraisal and Awards, as applicable. Your performance appraisal and awards are requested to further assess the quality of your experience should your application be referred to the selecting official.

If you are claiming eligibility under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), you must submit:
• A copy of your DD-214 that shows active service and character of discharge, member copy 4 (Separated Members only); OR
• A certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions within 120 days from the date of application (Current Active Duty Members only); AND/OR
• The Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (SF-15) AND all documents indicated on the form as proof of type of preference.

If you are claiming eligibility under any Special Hiring Authority, you must submit:
• Adequate proof of your eligibility (e.g., Documentation of noncompetitive eligibility as a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Documentation of noncompetitive eligibility for employment under Schedule A as a person with severe physical disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, and intellectual disabilities.)

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.

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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