Supervisory IT Program Manager (Information Security)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jul 29, 2021
Closes
Aug 03, 2021
Function
IT, Program Manager
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) serving as a Supervisory IT Program Manager. This position's main purpose is to enhance the agency's information security program through planning, leading, and managing the following areas: IT Risk Management, Compliance, IT Security Architecture, Cyber Incident Prevention, Response and Reporting, Security Awareness and Training, Policy, Process Development, and Continuity Planning.
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Responsibilities

The Supervisory IT Program Manager (Information Security) performs the following major duties:
  • This position is responsible for the development and management of the agency's information security program, ensuring FISMA compliance of agency systems and subsystems and adherence to the Risk Management Framework (RMF) detailed therein. Participates in security audits, IT Strategic Planning, Customer Relationship Management processes, and Enterprise Architecture planning and execution. This position reports to the Chief Information Officer and carries out risk management and information assurance functions required in order to achieve desired levels of availability, integrity, and confidentiality
  • Responsible for development and implementation of information security policy, management of the agency's information security program, and providing expert analysis and guidance to peers and leadership on the application of security controls to mitigate risk. In this capacity, the incumbent is responsible for the following information security programs:
    - Policy and procedure development
    - Security Awareness and Training
    - Information Systems Compliance
    - Security Operations
    - Vulnerability Management
    - Security Architecture & Engineering
    - Incident Response
    - Continuity of Operations
    - Cybersecurity Workforce Planning
  • Supervises and provides oversight to the work of contract staff. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the assigned programs.
  • Advises senior management (e.g., CIO) on cost/benefit analysis of information security programs, policies, processes, systems, and elements.
  • Communicates the value of information technology (IT) security throughout all levels of the organization stakeholders.
  • Develops and maintain strategic plans.
  • Leads and aligns information technology (IT) security priorities with the security strategy.
  • Leads and oversees information security budget, staffing, and contracting.
  • Monitors and evaluate the effectiveness of the enterprise's cybersecurity safeguards to ensure that they provide the intended level of protection.
  • Supervise or manage protective or corrective measures when a cybersecurity incident or vulnerability is discovered.
  • Promote awareness of security issues among management and ensure sound security principles are reflected in the organization's vision and goals.
  • Identify security requirements specific to an information technology (IT) system in all phases of the system life cycle.
  • Ensures that plans of actions and milestones or remediation plans are in place for vulnerabilities identified during risk assessments, audits, inspections, etc.
  • Assesses policy needs and collaborates with stakeholders to develop policies to govern cyber activities.
  • Designs/integrates a cyber strategy that outlines the vision, mission, and goals that align with the organization's strategic plan.
  • Collaborates with cybersecurity personnel on the security risk assessment process to address privacy compliance and risk mitigation.
  • Appoints and guides a team of IT security experts
  • Collaborates with key stakeholders to establish a cybersecurity risk management program.
  • Provides enterprise cybersecurity and supply chain risk management guidance for development of the Continuity of Operations Plans.
  • Identifies and addresses cyber workforce planning and management issues (e.g. recruitment, retention, and training).
  • Drafts and publishes supply chain security and risk management documents.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
1

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


Conditions Of Employment
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • You must successfully complete a background security investigation with favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet this requirement will be grounds for employment termination.
  • All Federal employees are required to have federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • A one (1) year trial period is required.
  • This job has been identified as a testing designated position under our Drug-Free Workplace Program. Therefore, you must satisfactorily complete a drug test prior to being hired. As an employee, you will be subject to random drug testing.
  • This is not a bargaining unit position.
  • This position requires the filing of a Financial Disclosure report.
  • This position requires a Top Secret background investigation.
Peace Corps Information
  • This is a Federal civilian job in the Excepted Service. PC employees are paid on the Foreign Service scale and employment is limited not to exceed (NTE) 5 years.
  • Qualified internal applicants will be given first consideration.
  • Additional hiring needs may be filled through this vacancy.
  • Peace Corps is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.
  • Peace Corps is a drug free workplace and promotes a drug free environment.
  • Peace Corps is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. Our goal is to attract and develop the best and brightest from all lifestyles and backgrounds. Peace Corps strives to create a culture of inclusion where individuals feel respected and are treated fairly in all aspects of differences. Our commitment is to make a difference in the lives of people around the world.
  • Peace Corps provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the hiring process, please notify the Office of Human Resources by calling 202-692-1200 or the Office of Civil Rights and Diversity on 202-692-2139. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.


Qualifications

Specialized Experience:

You must meet the specialized experience at the grade level(s) in which you choose to be considered by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 08/02/2021 (the closing date of the announcement). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To ensure full credit for your experience, please indicate dates of employment by month, day, and year and the number of hours worked per week in your resume.

This vacancy is being announced at one (1):

FP-01

Qualifying experience for the FP-01 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the FP-02 or GS-14 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Specialized experience includes:
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.

AND

One year at the FP-02 level or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as experience responding to cyber security incidents; leading, developing and implementing IT security policies; and presenting or briefing on security controls to mitigate risk.

Additional information on qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on the OPM web site at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/

Time-in-Grade Requirements: Internal applicants and Federal employees who are currently holding, or who has held within the previous 52 weeks, a position under a non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet "time-in-grade" requirements (have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade of the grade for which you are applying FP-02 (GS-14). NOTE: All current or former Federal employees (including internal employees) must provide a copy of their SF-50 (you may need to submit more than one), "Notice of Personnel Action" that indicates proof of status and time-in-grade eligibility. The SF-50 must include your position, title, series, grade, step, tenure, and type of service (Competitive or Excepted).

All qualification requirements must be met by 08/02/2021 (the closing date of this announcement). Qualification claims will be subject to verification.

Please note:
Peace Corps employees are employed using the Foreign Service Salary Schedule (FP). The FP pay plan does not follow the same structure as the GS pay plan. In the FP pay plan, as the grade-level numbers decrease the level/pay for the position increases (the FP-09 is the lowest, entry, level/pay and the FP-01 is the highest, senior, level/pay).

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Intelligence Background Information

Peace Corps Manual Section 611 is applicable to this position. This section prohibits the employment of certain persons previously engaged in intelligence activities or connected with intelligence agencies within the past 10 years. If you have ever worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), you are not eligible for employment at the Peace Corps in any capacity, and you should not apply for employment.

Acceptance of employment with Peace Corps precludes employment by certain intelligence organizations for a specific period of time, determined by the employing agency, after Peace Corps employment ceases.

Applicants who are found to be otherwise qualified will be required to submit upon request in the future a completed Intelligence Background Questionnaire, or narrative signed statement, indicating whether the applicant has been involved in or has had any connection with intelligence activities or related work and, if so, the nature and dates of his or her involvement. Failure to meet this requirement will result in the applicant being rated ineligible for further consideration. If you have any other type of possible intelligence connection, your application will not be further considered until you submit this form. Except when the CIA or the National Security Agency (NSA) is involved (see below), if your connection with an Intelligence Agency involves an immediate family member who works or has worked in intelligence, the immediate family member should complete the form, not the applicant. Usually relying on memory is sufficient to answer most if not all of the questions.

If you have an immediate family member who works or has worked for the CIA, you should not give them this form to complete. Please contact your relative in person-not by phone, email, social networking, or any other means that is not in person- and ask him or her to contact the Office of General Counsel at the CIA.

If you or an immediate family member have been employed by or associated with the NSA, you or your family member must contact the NSA Prepublication Review Office at 443-634-4095.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application will be evaluated based on your resume, attached supporting documentation and your responses to the self-assessment questionnaire. Your materials will be evaluated to validate your possession of any required knowledge, skills, abilities (KSA) and/or competencies. The following competencies will be evaluated in the self-assessment questionnaire:
  • Influencing/Negotiating
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Information Systems/Network Security
  • Partnering
  • Teaching Others
  • Project Management
  • Manages Human Resources

Please note that a complete application is required for consideration; including any documentation that is being used for qualifications. Your resume and supporting documentation will be reviewed by a Human Resources Specialist, which must support the answers you provided. Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for disqualification.

National Service (e.g., volunteer) refers to paid & unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, community, student).

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package. This includes: a detailed resume, a completed electronic self-assessment questionnaire, an SF-50 (for current and former Federal employees, including internal employees), and the submission of any other required documents. All required documents listed below, that are applicable to you, must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 08/02/2021 (the closing date of this announcement).

Resume: Include relevant work experience including job title, duties and accomplishments, employer name and address, supervisor name and phone number, start and end dates, hours per week & salary. If you are a current Federal employee or former Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade level (e.g. GS-0201-09).

Veterans Documents: Veterans' preference in appointment does not apply to this vacancy; however, if you are using your 30% or more disability rating to be considered, you must attach all required documentation; including a DD-214 reflecting the type of discharge, the SF-15 and a VA Letter. Proof of a service-connected disability is required at the time of application. For more information regarding veterans' preference, please review the OPM Vet Guide .

Federal Employees: If you are a current or former Federal employee (including internal employees), you must provide a copy of your most recent SF-50 (and/or the SF-50 which verifies your reinstatement eligibility). Please note that this appointment does not convey career or career-conditional tenure in the competitive service; however, federal employees who have earned career tenure will not lose it as a result of this appointment.

Qualifications Based on Education or a Combination of Education and Experience: If you are qualifying based on education or a combination of education and experience, you must submit a copy of your transcript(s) or an appropriate course listing with a diploma. Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be used towards qualifications. Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by recognized institutions. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website .

Note: All applicants (including internal) are required to submit the applicable documents listed above as verification of eligibility. If you fail to provide the information requested, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you may lose consideration for these positions.

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