Information Technology Specialist (Security), ZP-2210-III,IV (GS-9/11/12/13 Equivalent)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Posted
Jul 19, 2021
Closes
Jul 22, 2021
Function
IT, Security Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

NIST works with industry and science to advance innovation and improve quality of life. We're looking for an Information Technology Specialist (Security) to join our team!

This notice is issued under direct-hire authority to recruit new talent to occupations for which NIST has a severe shortage of candidates.

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Responsibilities

Working as an IT Specialist (Security) in the Office of Information Systems Management (OISM) Privacy Office for the National Institute of Standards and Technology. You will work on enhancing NIST IT security and privacy posture through facilitating and conducting privacy assessments for new and existing NIST IT systems or components, Activities include:
  • Drafting/complete, as necessary, required privacy documentation (e.g., Privacy Threshold Analysis, Privacy Impact Assessment, Privacy Assessment Plan, recertification documentation, etc.);
  • Using automated risk management tools to conduct assessments;
  • Aligning assessments with security control assessment schedule;
  • Facilitating review and approval by stakeholders including the Commerce Review Board; and
  • Enhancing existing privacy and related processes using an analytical and/or critical thinking skillset, coordinating with other stakeholders and business units to maximize efficiency while minimizing privacy risks.
  • Coordinating and compile FISMA privacy metrics.
  • Identifying and document privacy requirements in existing and new NIST directives or guidance documents;
  • Reviewing data use requests to ensure consistent application of directives;
  • Contributing to privacy discussions with privacy workforce (e.g., Privacy Liaisons, Privacy Strategy Committee, and other stakeholders); and
  • Developing awareness and training materials, and subsequent position requirements for the workforce (e.g., identification of privacy position performance metrics, implementation of privacy workforce codes, etc.).


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required for job related training and or conferences

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
04

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • You must be suitable for Federal Employment


All requirements must be made by the closing date of the announcement.

Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

This standard allows eligibility through meeting either the requirements specified in the section titled Education or the requirements specified in the section titled Experience.

Education : All academic degrees and coursework must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions

Undergraduate or Graduate Education : Degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks.

Experience must be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate.

For all positions 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.

1.Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

2.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.

3.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.

4.Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

ZP-2210-III

Specialized Experience:

In addition to the basic requirements, applicants must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalents to at least the GS-9 level (ZP-II at NIST). Specialized experience is defined as experience: creating and/or managing cybersecurity and/or privacy documentation and processes and supporting assessments of federal, DOC, and NIST cybersecurity requirements. Specialized experience is defined as experience in enterprise cybersecurity and/or privacy support.

OR

3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree

OR

Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree

ZP-2210-IV

Specialized Experience:

In addition to the basic requirements, applicants must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalents to at least the GS-12 level (ZP-III at NIST). Specialized experience is defined as experience: creating and/or managing cybersecurity and/or privacy documentation and processes and supporting assessments of federal, DOC, and NIST cybersecurity requirements. Specialized experience is defined as experience in enterprise cybersecurity and/or privacy support. Evidence of security and/or privacy professional certification (e.g., CISSP, GIAC, IAPP, etc.).

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done. We will credit all qualifying volunteer experience in your application.

The qualification requirements in this vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook .

Applicant Reconsideration

Education

This position allows you to meet the eligibility and the specialized experience at the ZP-III level based on education. If qualifying for eligibility and/or specialized experience at the ZP-III based on education, then transcripts must be submitted to validate that the education requirement has been met. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. However, an official copy will be required prior to a final offer of employment.

(Education completed outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that it is comparable to education received in accredited institutions in the U.S. Click here to view a listing of accredited organizations from the Department of Education's website . A copy of the foreign education evaluation (containing the results with a course by course listing) is required with your application.)

Additional information

The physical worksite for this position is located in [insert City/State]. However, the Office of Information Systems Management, Office of Information Systems Management is currently under a maximum telework posture due to the COVID-19 pandemic; therefore, this position is currently under a 100 percent telework schedule. The position's telework schedule will likely change in the future when Office of Information Systems Management, Office of Information Systems Management moves away from its maximum telework posture. At that time, the incumbent will be expected to report to the physical work site in accordance with the updated status requirements of their supervisor. The nature and scope of future telework opportunities will be subject to the unit's telework policy, any applicable bargaining unit agreements, and supervisory approval. Payment of relocation expenses, as applicable, will be paid in accordance with this Job Opportunity Announcement. Non-compliance with the supervisor's telework-schedule requirement could result in adverse action, including separation.

This position is covered under NIST's Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS). The APMS is a pay-for-performance system with excellent HR flexibilities to help NIST recruit and retain top talent. Find out more about the APMS here !

A probationary period may be required. If a supervisory position, use: A supervisory probationary period may be required. (for permanent appointments only)

We may share your application package with other selecting officials at NIST with opportunities like this one. Additional selections may be made through this vacancy.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documents to assess your qualifications for this position.

All applicants that meet the minimum qualifications will be referred to the selecting official for consideration. Under Direct Hire Authority, applicants are not rated and ranked and veteran's preference does not apply.

CTAP and ICTAP Eligibility : To be eligible for CTAP or ICTAP consideration, you must submit the required documents to establish eligibility (see required documents ) and meet the minimum qualification requirements. You may be contacted to provide a response to assessment questions related to the position. To be considered CTAP or ICTAP eligible, you must receive a well-qualified score of at least 85 of out 100 on your assessment responses. Additional information may be found at: CTAP/ICTAP .

Resume Guidance

Evaluation Process

CTAP and ICTAP Eligibility

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

In addition to your resume, transcripts must be submitted to validate that the education requirement has been met. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. However, an official copy will be required prior to a final offer of employment.

Failure to submit the required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package.

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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