IT CYBERSECURITY SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 12, 2022
Closes
Jan 15, 2022
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Develops policies, plans, and procedures to ensure the continued reliability, security and accessibility of systems, network, and data infrastructure.
  • Leads departmental deployment of security systems technologies for a variety of administrative, financial, technical and security applications; and provides authoritative input on all matters pertaining to security services.
  • Prepares and presents formal and informal briefings to chain-of-command management on assigned projects and to other bureau/offices involving IT information security services (e.g. in-briefs and out-briefs).
  • Evaluates and implements security products, procedures and/or requirements to ensure systems meet applicable integrity requirements.
  • Provides expert advice, counsel, and instruction to senior management on cybersecurity issues and conducts decision-type briefings, as required, to perform missions and achieve goals and objectives.
  • Ensures critical mission systems are in compliance and consistent with the Department's IT Security Program and enhance interoperability and integration for business applications and IT infrastructure.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.


Qualifications

In addition to the Specialized Experience identified below, 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.
  • 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.
  • For the GS-14: Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-13 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is in or directly related to the line of work of this position and has equipped you with the knowledge and competencies to successfully perform the duties of this position. More specifically, experience in: applying security principles to common structures, processes and techniques of IT system development, operations and maintenance; experience in leading Blue and Incident Response Team; managing Major Incidents at the enterprise level while coordinating IR efforts with customers and vendors; developing and maintaining SOPs, TTPs, CONOPS, executive briefings; extensive knowledge of Cyber Security Frameworks and standards such as : NIST CSF Frame work, MITRE ATT&CK, MITRE D3FEND, NIST IR Lifecycle and Cyber Kill Chain; experience conducting Deep Network and Host Forensic Analysis; extensive experience and knowledge of coding and scripting languages - PowerShell, Python, Snort/Suricata, Yara rules; knowledge of OSI Model, Operating System's Processes, event and system logs; extensive experience in conducting, network, host, email and file forensic analysis.

    Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

    A written test is not required.

    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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Education

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    The duties of this position are suitable for occasional telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.

    Stipulations of Employment:

    Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.

    This position is subject to a negative drug test prior to entrance on duty, and random drug testing while you occupy the position.

    Work Schedule:

    This position allows for a flexible work schedule.

    Miscellaneous :

    This position is covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).

    The Agency uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify .

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic for, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Applications: help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information

    This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.

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