You must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade; for GS-07 the next lower grade is a GS-05. Required specialized experience is defined as: limited expertise in areas related to: Communications Security Management, Standards Compliance, Computer Network Defense, Configuration Management, Data Management, Encryption, Hardware, Information Assurance, Information Systems Security Certification, and Information Systems/Network Security. Specific experience with electrical power generation, transmission, and distribution systems, control systems, SCADA, or programmable logic controllers is desirable. **Your resume must clearly document how you meet the specialized experience in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this vacancy**.
Education can be substituted for experience. To be eligible for the GS-7, 1 full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement (overall GPA 2.94 or above). The degree must be in 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. You must submit your transcripts with your application to qualify based on education. CANDIDATES MUST PROVIDE TRANSCRIPTS IN ORDER FOR COURSEWORK TO BE VERIFIED; FAILURE TO INCLUDE TRANSCRIPTS WILL RESULT IN CANDIDATES NOT BEING CONSIDERED; TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED AT TIME OF APPLICATION.
Your resume must clearly document how you meet the specialized experience in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this vacancy. All required documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement. If you do not submit a required document (e.g. transcripts, etc.) your application will be considered incomplete and you will not receive further consideration.
If you are relying on education to qualify for this position, you must have completed your degree within one month of the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to: - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment. - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer. - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume, responses to the questionnaire and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the on-line assessment. Your responses to the on-line assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. You are being evaluated under the category rating method which means, if you are determined to be qualified, you will be placed into the 'Best Qualified', 'Well Qualified', or 'Qualified' Category. We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than what is supported by your application materials, your responses may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements. NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies. The Occupational Questions are used to evaluate your relevant educational and work experience. The questions are related to competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities such as:
Knowledge of the total infrastructure protection environment and project skills.
Knowledge in conducting internal control reviews of information technology systems and recommend attainable corrective actions for improvement.
Knowledge of systems security laws, regulations, and policies (e.g. OMB A-130, FISMA, NIST publications, and guidelines relating to security, privacy, and contingency planning).
Knowledge of systems security including cyber security policies or issues as related to the generation, transmission or distribution of electricity and/or operations of electro-mechanical devices, including state-of-the-art “smart” devices. To preview questions please click here.