GS-11: One year of
specialized experience at the next lower grade level. Examples of specialized
experience include but are not limited to: conducting systems
security evaluations, audits and reviews and developing Automated Information
Systems (AIS) security contingency plans and disaster recovery procedures;
designing IT programs to ensure
controlled accessibility to AIS, as well
as to prevent and defend against unauthorized access to systems, networks, and
data; monitoring and tracking controlled
access programs to ensure implementation and viability of appropriate systems
security policies, as well as the acquisition of IT security tools; planning,
establishing and implementing local systems security program(s)such as IT
security, certification and accreditation processes regular and recurring Commercial
Off The Shelf analysis and the performance of test and assessments of security
authentication technologies. NOTE: A full year
of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time
experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate
activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must
indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each
position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment
In addition to the specialized experience described
above, you must have IT-related experience in each of the following four
competencies listed below which must be supported by the information contained
in your resume and other application materials.
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
Problem Solving - Identifies
problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment
to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
GS-11: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral
degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading
to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in computer science, engineering,
information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research,
statistics, or technology management -OR- Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
or 3 fully years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester
hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the
development and adaptation of applications, systems or networks. A transcript
(official or unofficial) or course listing must be submitted with your
includes Selective Placement Factor (skill, knowledge, ability or other
worker characteristic basic to - and essential for - satisfactory performance
of the job). Selective Placements Factors
are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a
position. Applicants who do not meet it
are ineligible for further consideration.
The selective placement factor for this position is:
Knowledge, skills, and abilities in all
aspects of information security, including but not limited to: Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST), Federal
Information Processing Standards (FIPS), as well as management, operational and
technical security controls sufficient to adequately protect information
systems and data. (Application materials must reflect this knowledge in order
to receive credit for this selective factor; failure to provide proof will
result in loss of consideration)
You will be rated on the following competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position. Narrative responses are not required at this time.
knowledge of IT technology concepts, standards and methods.
Ability to lead and provide guidance and
leadership to other professional and IT staff in the conduct of complex
projects and to develop and maintain effective relationships with colleagues
Ability to provide
expert advice, guidance and recommendations on critical security issues.
Ability to communicate orally and in
writing with a staff at all levels within the organization.
If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The
work is primarily sedentary in nature. No special physical demands are required
to perform the work.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/alph-ndx.asp.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements: (http://www.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/applicantchecklist.doc)
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, Veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non-service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as well as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference" and required documentation with your application materials.
For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
After the vacancy announcement closes, those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements for the position are referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.