Cyber & Emergent Issues Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 24, 2021
Closes
Nov 27, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-14. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
  • Supporting the development and expansion of the Rapid Response Program (RRP) to address priority and illicit finance threats, working with a diverse range of partners and stakeholders;
  • Ensuring that information derived from the operational engagement of the RRP are developed into the identification of Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Finance of Terrorism (AML/CFT) vulnerabilities, trends, patterns and methods of illicit finance related to national security and emergent threats, including, but not limited to, virtual currency, BEC, anti-corruption, and other forms of cyber-enabled crime;
  • Coordinating FinCEN's cross-divisional efforts involving national security and intelligence matters pertinent to identifying, assessing, and preventing money laundering, terrorist financing, cybercrime, and other crimes with respect to illicit finance threats to the financial system, national security issues such as terrorist financing, as well as emergent threats such as those associated with convertible virtual currency;
  • Performing a range of extremely complex, sensitive assignments concerning the development of cyber and emerging technology used by financial institutions that must comply with the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). Serves as a technical expert regarding virtual currency, blockchain analytics, and cyber intelligence gathering tools in order to produce sophisticated analyses, assess the darknet, and conduct blockchain analytics and other analysis;
  • Developing training materials and training other Treasury experts and external stakeholders in effective strategies for various components of effective counterterrorist measures for illegal financial activity, particularly those related to virtual currency, blockchain, virtual asset service providers, exchangers, tumblers, and cyber-enabled crimes, etc. Teaching and/or advising other analysts in cutting-edge techniques to detect, counter/deter money laundering and terrorist financing. Coordinating and engaging in outreach efforts, and teaches complex concepts to industry and foreign governments, domestic and foreign associations or organizations at conferences on recommendations to regulate non­bank financial institutions and convertible virtual currencies and issues related to blockchain, virtual asset service providers, exchangers, tumblers, and cyber-enabled crimes, etc.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment



The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

Security Clearance: This position has been designated National Security Level IV, Special Sensitive and requires the incumbent to obtain and maintain eligibility for a Top Secret (TS) clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access. Applicant must meet and continue to adhere to the requirements of a Tier 5 level background investigation. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination. Continued employment with FinCEN is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the Tier 5 level background investigation, the results of which fully meet the FinCEN's special employment criteria. All employees are subject to satisfactory completion of periodic reinvestigation and a continuing life style in conformity with applicable national and FinCEN directives. Any unfavorable information developed during an investigation or other official inquiry may result in termination of employment in accordance with established security policies and procedures.

Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National


  • Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Specialized experience for the GS-14 grade level is defined as one year of experience at the GS-13 grade level, or equivalent, which is directly related to the position and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience in ALL of the following:
    • Identifying, assessing, and preventing illicit finance threats, such as money laundering, terrorist financing and/or cybercrime; AND
    • Researching and analyzing a wide-range of information related to cyber-enabled crime such as: cyber threat intelligence, indicators of compromise, blockchain transactions, law enforcement, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), emerging technology, and/or trends related to virtual currency; AND
    • Collecting and preparing analytical reports based on financial data, such as BSA; AND
    • Developing, supporting, and expanding programs to address cyber security compromises targeting businesses, financial institutions, and victims of cyber enabled frauds; AND
    • Coordinating and engaging in outreach efforts related to blockchain, virtual asset services, exchangers, tumblers, and/or cyber-enabled crimes.

    Specialized experience for the GS-13 grade level is defined as one year of experience at the GS-12 grade level, or equivalent, which is directly related to the position and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience in ALL of the following:
    • Identifying, assessing, and preventing illicit finance threats such as: money laundering, terrorist financing, cybercrime, and/or other related crimes; AND
    • Researching and analyzing a wide-range of information related to Cyber enabled crime such as: cyber threat intelligence, indicators of compromise, blockchain transactions, law enforcement, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), emerging technology, and trends related to virtual currency; AND
    • Collecting and preparing analytical reports based on financial data, such as BSA.


    Education

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding, if you are scheduled to onboard after November 22, 2021. The bureau human resources office will provide information on how to request a legally required exception from this requirement, if applicable. You will be required to provide a copy of written documentation/proof of vaccination such as a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card prior to receiving a final job offer. If you did not receive a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or no longer have it in your possession, contact the provider from which you received your vaccine or your state health department immunization information system. If you fail to provide satisfactory proof of vaccination or to establish entitlement to an exception, you will not be eligible for employment with the agency.

    OTHER INFORMATION:
    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    • Relocation expenses: No
    • We offer opportunities for telework.
    • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    • A one year probationary period may be required.
    • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
    • Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
    All candidates will be considered regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, status of a parent, lawful political affiliation, marital status, physical/mental disability (if not a job factor), membership, non-membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factor. To file a complaint of discrimination, contact FinCEN, Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity on (703) 905-5052 or TDD (703) 905-3838 .

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