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Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Job IT Specialist (INFOSEC) DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY USA

IT Specialist (INFOSEC)

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Cyber security Infrastructure Security Agency


Announcement number
DE-10158610-18-KG
Control number
494375700

Duties

Summary

Who May be Considered:
  • U.S. Citizens
  • View common definitions of terms found in this announcement.
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.

Responsibilities

This Standing Register was opened on 3/20/2018. Effective 11/16/2018 the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) is now the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). The hiring organization, the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C), is now the Cybersecurity Division.

This announcement is issued under the Direct Hire Authority (DHA) to recruit for positions for which there is a critical hiring need. Selectee(s) will receive a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service and may be required to serve a one year probationary period.

In this position, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Assess new systems design methodologies to improve software quality; implementation activities.
  • Identify need for changes based on new security technologies or threats.
  • Review and evaluate security incident response policies.
  • Conduct risk and vulnerability assessments of planned and installed information systems.
  • Assist in the development of long-range plans for IT security systems

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Supervisory status
No
Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation
  • Selective Service registration required
  • You must be able to obtain and hold a Top/ Secret SCI or a Secret security clearance.
  • Mandatory training is required and must be successfully completed.
  • False or fraudulent information is criminally punishable by fine and/or imprisonment.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized. Other recruitment incentives may be authorized.
  • Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

Qualifications

BASIC REQUIREMENT: 
Applicants must also have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the following four competencies for this position: 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) 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.

To qualify at the GS-09 level, applicants must meet one of the following: 
A. A. I have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-07 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as following established procedures in assisting in: 1) maintaining IT system security documentation; making periodic revisions, as directed, in response to new requirements or changes in policies; 2) making decisions on the most efficient methods for updating documentation; 3) monitoring and analyzing systems logs to identify systems security trends, and 4) monitoring system activities for potential security events.
B. Have successfully completed a master's degree; or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to that degree at an accredited college or university in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Such fields include computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks.. NOTE: You must submit official or unofficial transcripts to support this requirement.

To qualify at the GS-11 level, applicants must meet one of the following: 
A. have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-09 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as:1)implementing security requirements 2)integrating security programs across disciplines and defining the scope and level of detail for security plans and policies; 3) assessing new design methodologies to improve software quality; and 4) identifying the need changes based on new security technologies or threats
B. have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree (L.L.M, if related), that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform this work. Such fields include computer science, information science, information systems management, mathematics, statistics, operations research, or engineering or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts (official or unofficial) to verify this education. Otherwise, you will be found ineligible.

To qualify at the GS-12 level, applicants must meet the following: 
have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as: 1) providing program management support to cybersecurity projects or programs; 2) analyzing information technology security program implications of new technologies or technology upgrades; 3) documenting requirements, capabilities, and constraints for system design, procedures and processes; and 4) assessing design constraints, trade-offs, and detailed system and security designs to identify necessary lifecycle support.

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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). 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.

Current or Former Political Appointees: 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.

Qualifications Must Be Met 
The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Essential Personnel: This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, acts of terrorism, or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations (5 U.S.C. § 7501-7533 and 5 CFR Part 752, as applicable).

Education

Are you qualifying based on education? Submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable) or a list of coursework with hours completed. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. For example, specific courses accepted for college-level credit by an accredited U.S. college or university, or foreign education evaluated by an organization recognized for accreditation by the Department of Education as education equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. college or university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications for more information.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Under the provisions of the Direct-Hire Authority, veterans' preference does not apply.

We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will use a job questionnaire to further evaluate your experience, education, and training. The competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job are:


  • Cybersecurity Technical Competence
  • Oral Communication
  • Writing


If you are determined qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. Preview the Assessment Questionnaire, 
click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10158610.

Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Program (I/CTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not I/CTAP eligible. View information about I/CTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under I/CTAP, you must be rated at a minimum score of 85for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

Interviews are required for this position. Failure to complete the interview may result in removal from further consideration.

Required Documents

1. Your resume
2. Your responses to the job questionnaire
3. Your college transcripts, if applicable
4. Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Program (I/CTAP)? Submit:

  • a copy of your agency notice,
  • a copy of your most recent performance rating, and
  • a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.

Good Luck!

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