Information Technology Specialist (Public Notice Flyer)
The Office of Technical Development and Mission Support, Technical Security Division is seeking to hire talented individuals to provide overall program and project planning, coordination, management, and quality assurance for interrelated technical areas including, but not limited to: chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives (CBRNE) threat detection and countermeasures; infrastructure protection; and protective equipment for CBRNE safety.
If selected, you will serve as an IT Specialist on specialized projects and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders in developing, formulating, planning, managing, directing and executing operational programs, thus promoting best practices and enhancing the agency's investigative and protective missions.
IT Network - duties may include:
- Installing, configuring, operating, maintaining and optimizing Secret Service data networked equipment, components, operating systems and software, to include computers, printers, fiber local area network (LAN, wide area network(WAN) metropolitan area network (MAN) routers, switches, routers, hubs, firewalls, intrusion detection systems.
- Managing complex projects, preparing project plans, contingency plans, objectives, schedules, allocating and assigning resources;
- Defining system administration standards and processes for maintaining a sound server and system infrastructure.
- Defining and developing network standards and processes for maintaining a sound network architecture and infrastructure.
IT Security - duties may include:
- Developing policies and procedures for the Division's related security systems, certification and accreditation to ensure compliance with various Federal regulatory requirements;
- Evaluating established policies to determine if new methods or procedures are needed to integrate information systems security with other security disciplines;
- Conducting periodic and continuous reviews of IT systems to ensure compliance and maintain existing information system security documentation including system security plans, security controls matrix and assessments and security configuration guides;
- Overseeing and providing direction on information assurance, cybersecurity requirements and enforces managerial and operational security controls in accordance with principles established by NIST.
Conditions of Employment
Condition of Employment:
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 fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22, 2021. We will provide additional information regarding which forms of documentation will be accepted to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement.
Due to COVID-19, U.S. Secret Service is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within 30 days. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.
If selected for this position, you must:
- Obtain and maintain a Top Secret (Tier 5) security clearance. For more information visit OPM Mythbuster Page .
- Pass a drug test (urinalysis).
- Certify you have registered with the Selective Service System if you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, or certify you are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.
- May require Financial disclosure report.
- May require installation of equipment in small or hard to get areas,
- Field work may be required installing and programming equipment and making network connections.
- Work may be performed at sites where special safety precautions and the use of protective equipment may be required, indoors or outdoor and may be accomplished in a variety of weather conditions.
You must demonstrate at least one (1) year of the defined specialized experience listed below and meet the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR).
Specialized experience is defined as performing such duties as:
GS-13: To qualify for the GS-13 ($103,690) you must have a least one year of specialized experience performing such as developing, recommending and establishing comprehensive new requirements and conceiving new strategies for the solution of extremely complex challenges/problems pertaining to infrastructure information systems/cybersecurity and enterprise compliance requirements; initiating or leading system upgrades of switches, router, firewalls, or other hardware or software replacements.
GS-14: To qualify for the GS-12 (starting salary $122,530) you must have a least one year of specialized experience performing such duties as operating, managing and maintaining network communications systems and associated peripherals to plan, develop, manage and implement broad, critical and complex projects regarding physical security network technology and communications systems; and developing and implementing technical strategies and solutions based on a balanced assessment of network workload, capacity and performance and troubleshooting.
OPMs Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR) is defined as: Information Technology (IT) Management Series 2210 (Alternative A) (opm.gov)
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP eligibility can be found by clicking here to access OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under ICTAP, you must meet the basic requirement and specialized experience as described above for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that 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.
No educational requirement for position or substitution to qualify for grade.
Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.
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It is federal government policy not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties through no fault of their own. For more information on this subject click here.
If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment , 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, fine, or imprisonment.
This position may require a credit check after initial job qualifications have been determined.
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
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