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IT Specialist (INFOSEC)


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  • Duties
    Help Duties Summary

    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.

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

    Appointments are subject to the availability of funds.
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    Responsibilities

    As an IT Specialist (INFOSEC) your duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Provide program/project management support for information technology (IT) and/or cybersecurity related programs and/or projects, to include examining strategic direction for program initiatives and activities, personnel, infrastructure, policy enforcement, emergency planning, IT and/or cybersecurity awareness, and/or other resources
    • Consult with customers to evaluate functional requirements; coordinate with systems architects, as needed, to provide oversight in the development of design solutions; define project scope and objectives based on customer requirements.
    • Research and identify available technologies and standards to meet customer requirements; identify functional-and security-related features to find opportunities for new capability developments to exploit or mitigate cyberspace vulnerabilities.
    • Support the design and development of secure interface specifications between interconnected systems; design, develop, integrate, and update system security measures (including polices and requirements) that provide confidentiality, integrity, availability authentication, and non-repudiation; develop architectures or system components consistent with technical specifications.


    Travel Required
    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    14

  • Job family (Series)
    2210 Information Technology Management

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  • Requirements
    Help 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 up to a TS/SCI security clearance
    New employees must serve a one year probationary period.
    You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative test result prior to appointment to this position. After appointment, you may be subject to periodic random drug testing.

    Employees who are initially appointed to supervisory positions must serve a supervisory probationary period for one year.

    Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

    Conditions of Employment:
    Training (Mandatory): Mandatory training is required which must be successfully completed and other training may occur as necessary for success in the position.

    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).

    Background Investigation: All selectees will be subject to a security investigation which must be favorably adjudicated for occupancy of a sensitive position and/or access to classified information. If you are selected for a critical/special sensitive position, you will be subject to a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI). For a critical sensitive position, you must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility at the Top Secret level. For a special sensitive position, you must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility at the Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) level.

    Qualifications
    NOTE: This is an open continuous announcement for 120 days, or until all positions are filled. It will be used to fill immediate and future vacancies for this agency. There may be multiple cut-off dates with the first being 10 days after the initial opening date July 12, 2018. Additional cut-off dates may be established as needed until all vacancies have been filled.

    To qualify for the IT Specialist (INFOSEC) position you must meet the following qualifications requirement:
    For the GS-13 level:
    Have information technology related experience demonstrating each of the four require competencies Attention to Detail-review new systems or networks to implement appropriate security measures; Customer Service- work closely with customers to evaluate and provide insight on system requirements; Oral Communication-communicate the importance of IT security clearly throughout the organization to maintain standards; and Problem Solving- identify software designs for potential security risks.
    AND
    Have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-12 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as: 1) managing cyber security projects to ensure that developed solutions meet customer requirements; 2) identifying information technology security program implications of new technologies or technology upgrades; 3) developing and documenting requirements, capabilities and constraints for system design procedures and processes; and 4) analyzing design constraints, trade-offs, and detailed system and security designs to identify necessary lifecycle support and providing recommended courses of action.
    For the GS-14 level:
    Have information technology related experience demonstrating each of the four require competencies Attention to Detail-conduct security system evaluation and audits to implement appropriate security measures; Customer Service- consult with customers to evaluate and provide oversight on system functional requirements; Oral Communication-communicate IT/cybersecurity policies and principals at all levels of the organization; and Problem Solving- identify security risks and recommending solutions to optimize IT and/or cybersecurity initiatives.
    AND
    Have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-13 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as: 1) providing program management oversight for cybersecurity projects to ensure that developed solutions meet customer requirements.; 2) identifying information technology security program implications of new technologies or technology upgrades and recommending appropriate courses of action; 3) developing and documenting requirements, capabilities, and constraints for system design procedures and processes; and 4) analyzing design constraints, trade-off, and detailed system and security designs to identify necessary lifecycle support and providing recommended courses of action.

    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.

    More than one selection may be made from this announcement.

    Education
    Education is not a suitable substitute at this grade level.

    Additional information

    DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select Benefits. Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.

    Relocation expenses are not authorized. Other recruitment incentives may be authorized.

    This position has been designated exempt from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 USC Section 7112(B)(6).

    All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/ Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.

    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.

    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.

    E-Verify
    DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify , including your rights and responsibilities.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

    You are encouraged to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please use the Alternate Application link listed in the Other Information section of this vacancy announcement. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online if at all possible. Applying online, through your USAJOBS account, will expedite the application process and allow you to check your application status as well as verify the documentation submitted with your application. If you utilize the Alternate Application method, your USAJOBS account will not display this application and you will not receive status updates.

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    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 Information Technology/Systems Engineering
    • Cybersecurity Principles
    • Cybersecurity Project Management
    • 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/10180215 .

    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 85 for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

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

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret/SCI

  • Required Documents
    Help Required Documents

    1. Your resume
    2. Your responses to the job questionnaire
    3. 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.


    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits
    Help Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    Help How to Apply

    Your application must be received by 11:59PM EST on 11/12/2018. To begin your online application:

    You need to create a login.gov account, if you don't already have one. Your old USAJOBS username and password won't work anymore. You'll need to:
    • Create a login.gov account - you only need to do this once.
    • Enter an email address during the account set up - use the same email address you use for USAJOBS (your primary or secondary email address).
    • Create a new password.
    • Have a working phone number (mobile or landline) near you - login.gov will send you a security code.
    • Finish setting up your login.gov account.
    • Once you've finished setting up your login.gov account, you'll go back to USAJOBS to finish the process. Double check your USAJOBS Profile to make sure all of your information is accurate.
    • You need to use your login.gov email address, password and security code every time you want to sign into USAJOBS.
    • Follow the prompts in USAJOBS to take the online questionnaire, and submit the required documents. See Required Documents section for more details.
    Note: We recommend you don't use a .gov, .mil or .edu email address. Instead, you should use a personal (non-government) email address when you create your login.gov account.

    You also can't use an email address you share with someone else.

    ** For any issues signing into login.gov, go to https://login.gov/contact/

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    Agency contact information Philadelphia Services Branch

    Phone
    2158613074
    Email
    [email protected]

    Address

    DHS NPPD CSC
    1616 North Ft. Myer Drive 18th Floor
    Arlington, VA 22209
    US

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    Next steps

    Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best-qualified applicants,
    and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews. We will notify you by email
    after each of these steps has been completed. Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To
    check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on "Application Status," and then click "More Information." We
    expect to make a job offer within 30-60 days after the deadline for applications. If you are selected, we will conduct a
    suitability/security background investigation.

    View more information on applying for federal employment .

    Thank you for your interest in the Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate!

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  • Fair & Transparent
    Fair & Transparent
    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

    Read more Reasonable Accommodation Policy

    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.


    You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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    • Signature and false statements
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period



This job originated on www.usajobs.gov . For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/504766400 . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Company
National Protection and Programs Directorate
Posted
08/20/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Pensacola, FL, US