Information Technology (Cybersecurity)

Employer
Department Of Energy
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Oct 17, 2021
Closes
Oct 19, 2021
Ref
148904400
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
* Duties Help Duties Summary These positions are to be filled under the OPM Government-Wide Direct Hire Authority for Cyber Positions for grades GS 12-15. This serves as a public notice for the use of the Direct Hire Authority in accordance with 5 USC 3327 and 3330 and 5 CFR 330. Under this recruitment procedure, applications will be accepted for each location/ installation identified in this Public Notice. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities This series covers positions that manage, supervise, lead, administer, develop, deliver, and support information technology (IT) systems and services. This series covers only those positions for which the paramount requirement is knowledge of IT principles, concepts, and methods; eg, data storage, software applications, networking. Additionally, these positions have a cybersecurity requirement which involves the security of and operations in cyberspace and encompasses the full range of threat reduction, vulnerability reduction, deterrence, international engagement, incident response, resiliency, and recovery activities, including computer network operations, information assurance, diplomacy, military, and intelligence missions as they relate to securing the global information and communication infrastructure. As an IT Cybersecurity Specialist, at minimum you will: * Evaluate system security plans and procedures, and assist in managing and directing the operations and functions of the office support contractors, addressing IT out-of-compliance issues, preparing, implementing, monitoring, and updating the project plan * Develop Plans of Actions and Milestones (POA&Ms) to correct findings of non-compliance * Initiate, direct and participate in the full life cycle of cyber security appraisals and network penetration testing of geographically dispersed and operationally diverse agency facilities * Develop and recommend new and/or revised inspection, evaluation, and penetration testing methodologies for cyber security appraisals * Provide recommendations on implementation strategies and policy recommendations based on industry best practices and governing directives * Assist the Division by conducting research, conducting investigations of cyber events to include those that potentially violate regulatory requirements * Collaborate with senior leadership, departmental and contractor managers and staff in scheduling, planning, coordinating, and implementing the Independent Oversight Cyber Security Appraisal Program. Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential None * Job family (Series) 2210 Information Technology Management Similar jobs * Computer Network Support Specialists * Computer Security Specialists * Computer Support Specialists * Information Technology Specialist (It Specialist) * Specialists, Computer Network Support * Specialists, Computer Security * Requirements Help Requirements Conditions of Employment * Must be a US Citizen or National. * This employer participates in the e-Verify program. * Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service. * Subject to satisfactory security and suitability requirements. * May be required to successfully complete a probationary period. * Positions are located agency-wide and may be filled as permanent, term, or temporary with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location. * Appointments made with this authority may be processed as a new appointment into the Civil Service. * The vacancies filled through these appointments have varying levels of background investigative requirements, up to a Top Secret - DOE "Q" clearance. Qualifications SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Applicants must possess 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. In addition to the competencies, a qualified candidate's online application and resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. The specialized experience listed are the minimum requirements for the series, each particular vacancy may have additional experience necessary to meet the applicable grade level. A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate the above competencies and at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for these positions are defined as: Specialized Experience: GS-12: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. * Demonstrating experience with a full range of computer, information, cyber, and telecommunications security issues to assure effectiveness within a large organization information security program * Providing advice and instruction on cyber security issues * Participating in the collection and analysis of technical and management data associated with the agency cyber security programs * Maintaining continued technical liaison with the appropriate staff elements throughout the agency * Exchanging information in connection with cyber security requirements GS-13: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. * Providing technical advice, counsel, and instruction on cyber security issues * Initiating, directing, and participating in the full life cycle of cyber security appraisals and network penetration testing of geographically dispersed and operationally diverse agency facilities * Participating in the collection and analysis of technical and management data associated with the agency cyber security programs * Maintaining continued technical liaison with the appropriate staff elements throughout the agency * Exchanging information in connection with cyber security requirements; preparing various reports, briefings, summaries, and progress reports pertaining to this area * Preparing and recommending new and/or evaluations, and penetration testing methodologies for cyber security appraisals GS-14: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. * Providing technical advice, counsel, and instruction on cyber security issues * Initiating, directing, and participating in the full life cycle of cyber security appraisals and network penetration testing of geographically dispersed and operationally diverse agency facilities * Participating in the collection and analysis of technical and management data associated with the agency cyber security programs * Maintaining continued technical liaison with the appropriate staff elements throughout the agency * Exchanging information in connection with cyber security requirements * Preparing various reports, briefings, summaries, and progress reports pertaining to this area; preparing and recommending new and/or evaluations, and penetration testing methodologies for cyber security appraisals * Collaborating with senior level Departmental personnel and contractor managers and staff in scheduling, planning, coordinating, and implementing an Independent Oversight Cyber Security Appraisal Program (or equivalent) GS-15: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. * Providing technical advice, counsel, and instruction on complex cyber security issues * Initiating, directing, and participating in the full life cycle of cyber security appraisals and network penetration testing of geographically dispersed and operationally diverse agency facilities * Participating in the collection and analysis of technical data associated with the agency cyber security programs; maintaining continued technical liaison with the appropriate staff elements throughout the agency * Exchanging information in connection with cyber security requirements * Preparing various reports, briefings, summaries, inspection guidance, and progress reports pertaining to this area * Presenting data to an audit team, perform spot audits, defending compliance positions or creating plans and procedures designed to meet regulatory requirements * Developing and recommending new and/or revised inspection, evaluation, and penetration testing methodologies for cyber security appraisals "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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. OPM Qualification Standards for the GS-2210 series can be found at the following website: OPM Qualification Standards for the GS-2210 series. CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section. This public notice may be used to fill multiple positions as needed; therefore, applicants must meet the qualifications at the time the applications are reviewed. Education There is no education substitution for experience at grade levels GS-12, 13, 14 or 15.#06022021

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