Information Technology Cybersecurity Specialist (PLCYPLN / INFOSEC), GS-2210-11/12/13

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jul 29, 2021
Closes
Jul 30, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in Department of Homeland Security (DHS), United States Coast Guard (USCG), Deputy Commandant for Mission Support, Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology (C4IT), C4IT Service Center, Norfolk, Virginia.

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Responsibilities

You will serve as an Information Technology Cybersecurity Specialist (PLCYPLN/INFOSEC) and be responsible for directly manages information technology projects.

Being a CG civilian makes you a valuable member of the CG team. Typical work assignments include:

· Develop methods to monitor and measure risk, compliance, and assurance efforts

· Provide advice on project costs, design concepts, or design changes

· Review or conduct audits of information technology (IT) programs and projects

· Act as a primary stakeholder in the underlying information technology (IT) operational processes and functions that support the service, provide direction and monitor all significant activities so the service is delivered successfully

· Work with other service managers and product owners to balance and prioritize services to meet overall customer requirements, constraints, and objectives

· Ensure that supply chain, system, network, performance, and cybersecurity requirements are included in contract language and delivered

· Monitors and audits the schedule, cost, design, analysis, operational performance and/or internal security procedures of national security systems (NSS) and respective classified information, critical infrastructure, mission essential systems (MES), high value assets (HVA) or other USCG information systems

· Negotiate for the acceptance of agency positions on key Government-wide policy initiatives exercising independent judgment and discretion with DoD, DHS, OMB on national security systems (NSS) and respective classified information, critical infrastructure, mission essential systems (MES), high value assets (HVA) or other USCG information systems, including advance information of management's position with regard to IT cyber contract negotiations, IT cyber acquisitions, cyber security continuous diagnostics and monitoring

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • This position requires a Secret clearance.
  • A one-year probationary period may be required.
  • Obtain FAC P/PM-II or equivalent within two years of entry into position.


All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

Qualifications

To qualify at the GS-11 grade level, applicants must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level in the federal sector.

Specialized experience may include the following:

familiarization of DHS/USCG Organizational Missions and Goals;

familiarization the acquisition lifecycle framework to develop, release, evaluate and execute Statements or Work (SOWs), Statements of Objectives (SOOs), Requests for Information (RFIs) and, Requests for Proposals (RFPs);

familiarization with project scheduling, milestones, resource assignment, and project planning tools;

experienced with AGILE practices as a team member;

familiarization of the DoD Enterprise Service Management Framework (DESMF);

familiarization of the phases of the DHS System Engineering/Development Lifecycle;

familiarization with Lean Six Sigma performance improvement and waste elimination methodologies;

familiarization in statistical, analytical, and business modeling services;

familiarization in leading Organizational Change;

experience leading training sessions;

familiarization with Quality Assurance or Quality Control methods;

familiarization with Risk Management Framework;

familiarization with Microsoft Project Professional (client/online), Microsoft TEAMS, Microsoft 365, Microsoft SharePoint, or other project management and collaboration tool suites; and

familiarization with the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) for development, services, and acquisitions.

OR Applicants may substitute successful completion of 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.M, if related).

OR A combination of appropriate specialized experience (as described above) and graduate education (as described above) that is beyond the second year of progressive graduate study to meet the qualification requirements.

If you're substituting education for experience, transcripts must be submitted at the time of application.

To qualify at the GS-12 grade level, applicants must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the federal sector.

Specialized experience may include the following:

utilizing knowledge of DHS/USCG Organizational Missions and Goals;

understanding the acquisition lifecycle framework to develop, release, evaluate and execute Statements or Work (SOWs), Statements of Objectives (SOOs), Requests for Information (RFIs) and, Requests for Proposals (RFPs);

experience with project scheduling, milestones, resource assignment, and project planning tools;

experience with AGILE practices as a team member;

understanding of the DoD Enterprise Service Management Framework (DESMF);

understanding of the phases of the DHS System Engineering/Development Lifecycle;

experience with Lean Six Sigma performance improvement and waste elimination methodologies;

experience in statistical, analytical, and business modeling services;

participating in leading Organizational Change;

leading training sessions;

experience with Quality Assurance or Quality Control methods;

experience with Risk Management Framework;

experience with Microsoft Project Professional (client/online), Microsoft TEAMS, Microsoft 365, Microsoft SharePoint, or other project management and collaboration tool suites; and

experience with the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) for development, services, and acquisitions.

To qualify at the GS-13 grade level, applicants must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the federal sector.

Specialized experience may include the following:

utilizing knowledge of DHS/USCG Organizational Missions and Goals;

proficient knowledge and experience with the acquisition lifecycle framework to develop, release, evaluate and execute Statements or Work (SOWs), Statements of Objectives (SOOs), Requests for Information (RFIs) and, Requests for Proposals (RFPs);

proficient knowledge and experience with project scheduling, milestones, resource assignment, and project planning tools;

proficient knowledge and experience with leading AGILE practices;

experience with the DoD Enterprise Service Management Framework (DESMF);

proficient knowledge and experience of the phases of the DHS System Engineering/Development Lifecycle;

proficient knowledge and experience with Lean Six Sigma performance improvement and waste elimination methodologies;

proficient knowledge and experience with statistical, analytical, and business modeling services;

proficient knowledge and experience with leading Organizational Change;

proficient knowledge and experience with instructing training sessions;

proficient knowledge and experience with Quality Assurance or Quality Control methods;

proficient knowledge and experience with Risk Management Framework;

proficient knowledge and experience with Microsoft Project Professional (client/online), Microsoft TEAMS, Microsoft 365, Microsoft SharePoint, or other project management and collaboration tool suites; and

Proficient knowledge and experience with the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) for development, services, and acquisitions.

Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.

In addition to meeting the specialized experience requirement, you must also have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.

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

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.

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.

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

Education

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

The Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

This position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

Additional information

Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete/make updates to the OF-306 and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.

DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at click here

Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

If selection is made below the full performance level, the incumbent may be promoted up to the target grade without further competition, if all legal and regulatory requirements are met and when recommended by the supervisor. However, promotion to the full performance level is not guaranteed and is dependent on successful performance at the lower grade level(s).

All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.

The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans , Peace Corps / VISTA volunteers , and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 45 days from the date the certificate was issued.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact XXX-XXX-XXXX (DELETE THIS NOTE: HR SPEC PHONE # ONLY). Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation

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 résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be referred for consideration. The following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities are needed to perform this job:

1. Knowledge of computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies

2. Knowledge of capabilities and requirements analysis

3. Knowledge of new and emerging information technology (IT) and cybersecurity technologies

4. Knowledge of system life cycle management principles, including software security and usability

5. Knowledge of how information needs and collection requirements are translated, tracked, and prioritized across the extended enterprise

6. Skill in identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system

7. Skill to translate, track, and prioritize information needs and intelligence collection requirements across the extended enterprise

8. Ability to oversee the development and update of the life cycle cost estimate

9. Ability to ensure security practices are followed throughout the acquisition process

Mandatory training is required which must be successfully completed and other training may occur as necessary for success in the position.

At the GS-11/12 level, selectee must possess or be able to obtain:

Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers Level I (FAC P/PM-I) or management determined equivalent within three years of entry into the position.

Information Assurance Management Level II (IAM-II) or management determined equivalent within three years of entry into the position.

At the GS-13 level, selectee must possess or be able to obtain:

Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers Level II (FAC P/PM-II) or management determined equivalent within three years of entry into the position.

Information Assurance Management Level II (IAM-II) or management determined equivalent within three years of entry into the position.

Selectee(s) for this position who are newly appointed to a permanent position are authorized to receive a one-time recruitment incentive of 10% of the salary, including locality for this position. Receipt of the bonus will require a 12 month service agreement. "Newly appointed" refers to the first appointment (regardless of tenure) as an employee of the Federal Government, an appointment following a break in service of at least 90 days from a previous appointment as an employee of the Federal Government, or, in certain cases, an appointment following a break in service of less than 90 days from a previous appointment as an employee of the Federal Government.

Selectee(s) for this position who are newly appointed to a permanent or term position may be eligible for student loan repayment up to $10,000 (pre-tax) for one calendar year. More than one loan may be repaid if the combined repayments do not exceed $10,000. Receipt of this incentive will require a three year service agreement.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
No

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

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness , National security

Required Documents

1. Your resume

2. If you are claiming special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), submit a copy of your agency notice, most recent performance rating and most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level and duty location. If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP eligible. To be considered eligible, you must be placed in the well-qualified category for this position. Please see ICTAP eligibility.

3. OPM must authorize employment offers for former or current Political Appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information. Submit proof of your former or current status, such as your SF-50. Please see here.

4. Transcripts are required if you are substituting or combining education and experience to qualify at the GS-11 level.

All documentation as outlined above must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you are unable to submit your documents electronically, you may fax or mail the documents. A fax cover sheet will be provided to you from the system, with fax number and instructions to transmit the requested documents. The required documents will also be accepted by mail and must be received by the closing date of the announcement. The mailing address is COMMANDANT (CG-123HQ), ATTN OFFICE OF CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES (JOBS), US COAST GUARD, 2703 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE SE STOP 7912, WASHINGTON, DC 20593-7912.

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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