IT Specialist (INFOSEC)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 25, 2021
Closes
Sep 30, 2021
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

As an IT Specialist (INFOSEC), you assist in leading efforts within the agency to plan, develop and maintain a GSA wide IT security program.

Location of position: GSA IT/ISSO Support Division (IST) provides ISSO and ISSM support services to all Staff Offices and Services systems.

The IST is responsible for providing support services to all Staff Offices and Services systems.

We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed.

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Responsibilities

  • The incumbent is responsible for assisting in leading efforts within the agency to plan, develop and maintain a GSA wide IT security program in accordance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) that establishes appropriate controls to ensure the protection of GSA's IT assets.
  • The incumbent will be involved in finding technical solutions and providing technical guidance in IT security implementation.
  • Applies a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods to assess and improve program effectiveness and/or complex management processes, projects and systems.
  • The incumbent will interface with personnel at external government agencies, private sector firms, GSA information systems security officers, information systems security managers, technical personnel, project managers, as well as general employees.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training, meeting and/or conferences.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizens and National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
  • Register with Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959


If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
  • Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.
  • Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
  • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level).
  • Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security's e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.


Qualifications

For each job on your resume, provide:
  • the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
  • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).

If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here .

The GS-14 salary range starts at $108,885 per year.

If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.

To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level or higher in the Federal service. OPM Qualification standards for IT Specialist (2210): https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/2200/information-technology-it-management-series-2210-alternative-a/.

IT SPECIALIST COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Attention to Detail - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant investigates and evaluates state of the art technology of the industry.
  • Customer Service - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant confers with users to evaluate the effectiveness of, or identify the need for, computer programs or management systems.
  • Oral Communication - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant persuades others to take a particular course of action or to accept findings, recommendations, changes, or alternative viewpoints.
  • Problem Solving - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant identifies and accommodates technology and resource constraints.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

In addition to the IT Specialist Competency Requirements listed above, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience in applying IT systems project management methodologies to plan, develop and maintain an organization's IT security program.

Education

Note: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

Bargaining Unit Status

Bargaining Unit status: TBD

Relocation Not Paid

Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

Travel - May be approved

Travel expenses associated with interviews may be approved. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive

On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved:

· Recruitment incentive if you are new to the federal government

· Relocation incentive if you are a current federal employee

· Credit toward vacation leave if you are new to the federal government

Management Rights

Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.

Concurrent MP Vacancy Announcement

If you are eligible under Merit Promotion, you may also apply under Vacancy Announcement #21STFB252SLMP. You must apply separately to each announcement to be considered for both.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will use a method called Category Rating to assess your application. Here's how it will work:
  • You will be scored on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Knowledge of information technology systems security concepts and principles and awareness of emerging technologies and their applications to information assurance processes
  • Knowledge of policy and planning concepts and practices, project management methodologies, and advanced applications tools and technologies to work with clients to develop long range plans for information assurance
  • Skill in applying a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of management systems and program effectiveness
  • Ability to establish and maintain productive contacts with agency clients to present sensitive recommendations concerning information assurance products and services, understand client needs and capabilities, and explain complex technical requirements
    • Your answers to the questions will be used to place you in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified [If the use of 4 categories is justified, adjust verbiage].
    • We will verify your answers to the questions in your resume. If your resume doesn't support your answers, we may lower your score, which could place you in a lower category.
    • Within each category, veterans will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

    Additional assessments may be used, and, if so, you will be provided with further instructions.

    If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP/CTAP) , you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Moderate Risk (MR)

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness

    Required Documents

    ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.

    If you are claiming veterans' preference:
    (a)
    Copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of your active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing your type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment.
    (b) If you are claiming 10-point preference or derived preference (a spouse, widow or widower, or parent of a deceased or disabled veteran), submit both of the following in addition to the DD-214: (1) completed SF-15 form; and (2) proof of your entitlement (refer to SF-15 for complete list).

    If you are active duty military - Certification on a letterhead from your military branch that includes your rank, character of service (must be under honorable conditions) & military service dates including discharge/release date (must be no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted).

    If you are ICTAP / CTAP eligible - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.

    Current or Former Political Appointees: Submit SF-50.

    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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