You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent at least to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service. For this position, specialized experience is defined as: experience performing technical assessments, involvement in engineering and integration initiatives, and providing knowledge to assess security policies, standards and guidelines. In addition, the experience reflected in your resume must indicate knowledge of FISMA.
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-9, you must show possession of a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree. 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 meet these educational requirements by June 30, 2013, of this vacancy closing.
**If you are using a combination of education and experience to qualify for this position, you must meet the educational requirements above by June 30, 2013, of this vacancy closing.
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.
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.
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:
Ability to work with other IT specialists and experts throughout the Commission and its Offices on a variety of situations and issues that involve applying or adapting new security technology theories, concepts, applications, standards, and/or practices
Knowledge of systems security laws, regulations, and policies to include: (a) Reviews established policies/write new policies; (b) Evaluate policies of other government organizations; (c) Test and implement new policies; (d) Institute measures to ensure awareness and compliance
Ability to grasp configuration management and systems assurance disciplines in various information technologies and applications environments in order to develop, operate and maintain the Systems Development Life Cycle methodology; quality assurance program; configuration management/change control program; testing, evaluation and integration program
Ability to write and communicate effectively and to present complex and substantive issues in a clear, convincing and effectively organized manner
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