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Job Title:Information Technology Specialist (Information Security)

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Offices, Boards and Divisions

Job Announcement Number:PH-DA-13-820163

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, February 05, 2013 to Tuesday, February 12, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




3 vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map


United States Citizens



This position is located in the Justice Management Division, Office of Chief Information Officer, Immediate Office, within the Department of Justice (DOJ). 


This vacancy will be filled through OPM's Direct Hire Authority. Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to positions filled under this announcement. 
Who May Apply:  U.S. Citizens and Nationals


One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy. 
Filling this position is subject to funding availability.


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section).
  • You may be subjected to undergo a urinalysis for a drug test.
  • Moving and Relocation Expenses are not authorized.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.


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  • Lead the implementation of agency-wide security programs designed to anticipate, assess, and minimize system vulnerabilities.
  • Serve as a senior expert and consultant to top agency management officials for advice on integrating Information Technology (IT) programs with other key mission-critical agency programs.
  • Coordinate the implementation of security programs across platforms and establishes vulnerability reporting criteria.
  • Integrate configuration management, information technology architecture, infrastructure design, and systems integration aspects into IT project plans.
  • Formulate long-range policies and develop and implement strategies and management guidelines for complex and changing IT systems.
  • Conduct extensive investigation and analysis of largely undefined factors and conditions to determine the nature and scope of IT problems and to devise solutions.


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In order to qualify for the GS-15 Information Technology Specialist (Information Security), you must meet the basic and specialized experience requirements described below.


Basic Requirement:  Possess Information Technology (IT) related experience that demonstrates possession of each of the four competencies: attention to detail, customer service, oral communication, and problem solving.  Experience includes: 

  • Ensuring the confidentiality, availability and integrity of IT systems through full compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act and IT security policies and standards;
  • Determining the appropriate products or services with stakeholder clients to define a project scope, requirements and deliverables;
  • Providing high level technical advice and counsel to top management and other key officials on matters relating to new or modified basic policies and programs that affect or relate to current and existing IT functions and programs;
  • Making recommendations for resolving IT problems and requirements for an agency or organization.
  •  -AND-


Specialized Experience Requirement:  Possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 or higher grade level in the Federal service, which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled.  Experience involves:

  • Developing and interpreting policies, procedures, and strategies governing the planning and delivery of Information Technology (IT) services throughout an agency or organization;
  • Providing technical advice, guidance, and recommendations to high level management officials and technical staff on critical IT issues;
  • Applying knowledge of IT project management principles, methods, and practices to develop plans and schedules, estimate resource requirements, define milestones and deliverables, monitor activities, and evaluate and report on accomplishments;
  • Implementing agency/organization wide security programs designed to anticipate, assess, and minimize system vulnerabilities;
  • Developing solutions to integration/interoperability IT issues for an agency or organization.


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


Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):




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The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees



Conditions of Employment:

1. Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation.
2. DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
3. All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service (see ). . If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

Other Information: 

- Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified (85) for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at:

- The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Veterans' Preference: Under Direct Hire Authority, a veteran will not receive veteran's preference points added to their score.  However, if you are normally entitled to 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) or an official statement (including Character of Service) from your command if currently on active duty.  If you are normally entitled to 10-point veterans' preference, in addition to the DD-214, you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference) and the required supporting documents listed on that form.  For more information on veterans' preference see .


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You must submit a complete Application Package by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, February 12, 2013.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link:
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following 820163.   Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:
        - Veterans Documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 -member 4 copy; VA Letter; SF-15)

        - SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) for current or former federal civilian employees, which includes your position title, pay plan, series, grade, tenure, position occupied.

        - ICTAP/CTAP Documentation, if applicable (see "Other Information")
Your resume MUST contain all information required for Federal employment. Your resume MUST include full employment information such as periods of employment, month and year position(s) started and ended, title of position(s), employer’s name and address, hours worked, description of duties, etc.



Philadelphia Services Branch
Phone: (215)861-3074
Agency Information:
Philadelphia Services Branch
US Office of Personnel Management
600 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview. You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

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