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  1. Overview
  2. Duties
  3. Qualifications & Evaluations
  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:IT Specialist (INFOSEC) (Direct Hire)

Department:Department Of Commerce

Agency:Office of the Secretary

Job Announcement Number:OS/OCIO-2013-0007

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$62,467.00 to $81,204.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, January 14, 2013 to Friday, January 25, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Career/Career-Conditional - Full-time Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
District Of Columbia County, DC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

THIS POSITION IS BEING ADVERTISED THROUGH THE OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT'S (OPM) DELEGATED DIRECT-HIRE AUTHORITY AND IS OPEN TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS. UNDER THIS AUTHORITY, COMPETITIVE RATING, RANKING, VETERANS' PREFERENCE AND "RULE OF THREE" PROCEDURES DO NOT APPLY. All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Office of the Chief Information Officer is looking for bright, innovative, and results-oriented individuals to join our fast-paced organization. Make a difference by joining our team!

This office is located in the Office of the Chief Information Officer, Office of IT Security, Infrastructure and Technology. This position is perfect for the experienced Information Technology Specialist (Security) with excellent leadership, organization, and interpersonal communication skills and enjoys working in a professional environment. The position offers excellent benefits, including the potential for ongoing medical benefits after retirement. Alternative work schedules are available. The physical fitness center and the child care center are located on site. The worksite is adjacent to the Ronald Reagan Building and the Federal Triangle Metro Rail Station.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • Registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov)
  • A one-year probationary/trial period may be required.
  • Suitable for Federal employment.
  • You must be able to obtain Secret clearance.

DUTIES:

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Duties include, but are not limited to:

- Managing Department of Commerce (DOC) computer security incidents consistent with Federal and departmental computer security incident handling procedures.

- Conducts specialized computer forensic investigations using investigative methods and techniques to determine such things as method of entry (e.g., infection), propagation, data exfiltration, etc.

- Monitors and identifies computer security information and events using automated intrusion detection and prevention tools and event log aggregation tools.

- Conducts investigations that require use of special investigative methods and techniques.

- Serves as one of the technical points-of-contact within the agency and to the outside computer forensic community, providing criminal investigators, intelligence analyst, computer industry representatives, professional organization, and/or computer forensic professionals in other Federal, state, or local law enforcement organizations with computer forensic advice, guidance, and testimony. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement: For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. 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, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) 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. And in addition to the above, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service AND must possess the selective placement factor. Specialized experience is defined as experience in computer security incident management, which includes the command and control of actions directly required to coordinate work and manage a computer security incident to its completion.  Experience in forensic analysis and evidence collections specifically the collation, cataloging and protection of material used in support of decisions made during the computer security incident, as well as research, disciplinary and legal activities following the incident.  Selective Placement Factor (SPF): In addition to meeting the specialized experience, applicants must posses the SPF essential for successful job performance.  Applicants must actively hold one of the following certifications:  GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), CERT Certified Computer Security Incident Handler (CSIH), Electronic Commerce Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).


SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: Band III - Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.M., if related. Applicants must meet ALL application requirements, to include a complete online resume, by 11:59 EASTERN TIME ZONE (ETZ) on the closing date of this announcement. Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at http://www.opm.gov/qualfications.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement you will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview. Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for non-employment.
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BENEFITS:

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The Department of Commerce offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp#icc.

OTHER INFORMATION:

ICTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:

1. A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate, notice of disability annuity termination, or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement.

2. A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action", documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through ROL, etc.;

3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and

4. Any documentation from your agency that shoes your current promotion potential.

The following links provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities:

1. VRA - http://federaljobs.net/veterans.htm

2. VEOA-http://opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp

3. 30% or more disabled veteran - http://opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp

4. Persons with disabilities - http://www.opm.gov/DISABILITY/

5. CTAP - http://www.opm.gov/ctap/

6. ICTAP - http://www.opm.gov/ctap/



HOW TO APPLY:

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Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.gov. To begin, click the Apply Online button near the bottom of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents. To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue. If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by e-mail at mgshelp@monster.com or by phone at 866-656-6831. The help desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET. For instructions on submitting your application in another format, please contact: Sherry Cox, Human Resources Assistant at 202-482-4278 or email at scox@doc.gov.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

A complete application consists of the following:

•Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional. Your resume must indicate your citizenship and if you are registered for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/59. Your resume should also list your educational and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week. Your resume may be used to validate your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire.

•Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation, if applicable (see other information) You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.

• Veterans' Preference documentation. Please indicate on your resume the type of veterans' preference you are claiming and provide the appropriate supporting documentation (DD-214 stating disposition of discharge or character of service, VA letter, SF-15, etc.) to validate your claim. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please go to: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

• Education. All applicants must submit a legible copy of unofficial college transcripts or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. If qualifying based on a combination of Education and Experience as described under the qualifications section of the this announcement applicants must submit unnoffical transcripts or Certified Public Accountant Certificate (CPA) or Certified Public Accountant Certificate or Certified Internal Auditor Certificate. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. Please refer to http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp for more information.

Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website - http://www.ed.gov/international/usnei/us/workrecog.doc. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration. You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient. FAILURE TO SUBMIT THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MAY EXCLUDE YOU FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Sherry Cox
Phone: 202-482-4278
Fax: 571-258-4052
Email: scox@doc.gov
Agency Information:
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
1401 Constitution Ave. NW
Rm 7412
Attn: Human Resources
Washington, DC
20230
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You will be notified of the application status through USAJOBS at four points during the hiring process, as applicable. You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.gov and clicking on "Track Your Online Application." The four points of notification are:

1. Application Received or Application Incomplete;

2. Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Requirement Not Met;

3. Eligible(Application Referred to the Selecting Official) or Eligible (Application Not Referred to the Selecting Official); and

4. Selected or Not Selected. By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application.

If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work; or, you may be fined or jailed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. You will be required to submit official documentation prior to appointment. The agency will then verify the information provided on your application (i.e., degree, veterans' preference, disability, etc.).


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Job Announcement Number:

OS/OCIO-2013-0007

Control Number:

335632300