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Job Title:Government Information Specialist

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

Job Announcement Number:DIO-OBP-2013-0003

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$96,690.00 to $125,695.00 / Per Year


Monday, October 01, 2012 to Monday, October 15, 2012




Permanent position. - Work schedule is full-time.




1 vacancy - Glynco, GA, USView Map


All U.S. Citizens

For definitions of terms used in this announcement click here.



Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

"We Train Those Who Protect Our Homeland." The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) is a unique inter-agency organization that prepares the next generation of law enforcement officers to meet the nation's most pressing security challenges. To see an informational video and learn more about the FLETC's vital Homeland Security Mission, please click here.

This position is located in the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Innovation and Technology Directorate (ITD), Office of Information Technology Budget, Policy and Plans (OBP), Glynco, Georgia. The selected individual will be responsible for managing enterprise-wide Information Management (IM) programs which must be closely coordinated and integrated with the various agency information technology (IT) programs, all agency lines of business, and the corresponding programs at the department.  

Applicable relocation expenses may be paid.


  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.


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Being a Government Information Specialist makes you a valuable member of the FLETC team and mission.  You will be wholly responsible and solely accountable for all aspects of implementing the IM programs in accordance with statute, regulation, case law, and department policy.  Typical assignments include:

  • Coordinating IM programs, plans, and policies with those of the department and other components;
  • Determining all budgetary and other resource requirements for successful operation of the programs;
  • Accomplishing the necessary strategic planning and integration of the designated programs into the overall business function of the agency and the department, ensuring linkage to the agency and department strategic plans;
  • Preparing analytical assessments and reports on complex IM activities, projects, or issues.


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All applicants must meet the qualification requirements listed below, by the closing date of this announcement.

For the GS-14 grade level:

Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service implementing, operating, managing, and evaluating Privacy and/or Disclosure Services Programs to include delivering training and processing complex requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act (PA).



We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements described in this announcement. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be evaluated in addition to the online job questionnaire that is based on the following competencies needed to perform this job:

1.  Advanced IM principles, concepts, methods, standards, and practices pertinent to the planning, programming, budgeting, acquisition, management, and use of information.

2.  IM laws, regulations, policies, and best practices.

3.  Cost-benefit analysis principles, procedures, and best practices.

4.  Business process reengineering principles, methods, and best practices.

5.  Strategic goal applications and linkage between a strategic plan and IM programs.

If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:

Best Qualified: This is the highest category and will be used for candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates high proficiency in all of the critical competencies.

Highly-Qualified: This is the next lower category and will be used for candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical competencies.

Qualified: This is the lowest category and will be used for candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates basic proficiency in most of the critical competencies.

If you are determined to be best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.

Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles:  If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible.  Information about CTAP or ICTAP eligibility can be found by clicking here to access OPM’s Career Transition Resources website.  To be considered well qualified under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be rated best qualified for this position.  In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

Veterans:  Noncompensable veterans who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify.  Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific, professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher.  This position is not considered scientific/professional.  For information on veterans’ preference, please click here

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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 (if applicable); 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 and select "benefits."


To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for suitability as a condition of placement into this position. Continued employment is contingent upon favorable adjudication of periodic reinvestigations. This may include a review of financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.

Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and people with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups and need more information, please click on the links above to determine your eligibility and to understand the documentation that would be required with your application.

Physical Demands: Some work may require walking and standing in conjunction with travel and attendance at meetings and conferences away from the work site.  Assignments regularly involve long periods of standing, bending, and stooping to perform, observe, and study work operations in a records storage or comparable work area.  Some work may involve lifting or carrying of items such as records archive boxes (~50 pounds), office materials, books, computers, or similar items.  Trips to other elements within the organization are routine and trips to other government agencies or contractor sites may be required.

Work Environment: Work is normally performed in an office setting where no unusual safety precautions are required.  The work area is adequately lighted, heated, cooled, and ventilated.  However, assignments regularly require visits to records storage areas and involve moderate risks or discomforts.  Observance of safety precautions is required.  In addition, the incumbent does spend time in private or on public transportation in conjunction with travel to meetings and visits to other government offices or contractor facilities.

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


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Your application must be received by 11:59 PM ET on closing date of this announcement.  To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, take the online questionnaire, and submit the required documents.  See Required Documents section for more detail. 

We strongly encourage you to apply online.  If you cannot apply online, you may contact the Human Capital Help Desk at OR by calling (912) 267-2289 between the hours of 7:30 am and 4:30 pm ET (excluding Federal holidays) prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance.


  1. Your résumé  
  2. Are you a veteran?  Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty).  Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out the SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form.  Applicants who are active duty service members and apply for federal employment shall be considered for competitive service positions and granted tentative veterans’ preference status when they submit a certification, in lieu of a DD-214, when applying for a federal job. Click here for more veterans’ information.
  3. Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)?  Submit:
  • a copy of your agency notice,
  • a copy of your most recent performance rating, and
  • a copy of your most recent non-award SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.


Human Capital Help Line
Phone: 912-267-2289
Fax: 571-258-4052
TDD: 912-267-2289
Agency Information:
Please apply on-line
Glynco, GA
Fax: 571-258-4052


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.  You will receive an e-mail letting you know your application was received.  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 final selection within 60 days after the deadline for applications.  If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. 

For more information on applying for Federal employment, please click here.

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