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Job Title:IT Specialist (INFOSEC)

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:National Protection and Programs Directorate

Job Announcement Number:FS-826754-MD13

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, February 08, 2013 to Thursday, February 14, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-13/14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Arlington, VA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Secure the Homeland
Proud to Protect

Are you interested in a job where your primary purpose will be to perform work that involves the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, networks, and data through the planning, analysis, development, implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of information systems security programs, policies, procedures, and tools?  Then consider joining the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C), National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Come work with the best to prevent and deter terrorist attacks, protect against and respond to potential threats, ensure safe and secure borders, welcome immigrants and visitors, and promote the free-flow of commerce.  This mission of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is carried out every day by the dedicated men and women who answer the noble calling of public service with courage and enthusiasm.  With a diverse and critical mission, we lead the unified national effort to secure America.  In today's interconnected world, our country's security challenges are constantly evolving.  To meet these challenges, DHS fosters a culture that values and promotes diversity, teamwork, flexibility, and innovation.

In Headquarters, we coordinate, plan, and guide the Department's work across all DHS components.  You could enjoy a career that includes research, administration and management, legal work, budget and finance, cyber security, infrastructure protection and intelligence analysis.  Our services touch every U.S. citizen, and our goal is to secure our country across land and sea.  Come join the team who is "Proud to Protect".  

Who May Be Considered:  Applications will be accepted from all U.S. Citizens.

This announcement is issued under the direct-hire authority to recruit for positions for which there is a critical hiring need.  Selectee(s) will receive a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service and may be required to serve a one year probationary period.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement should the need arise.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U. S. Citizenship is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.
  • Relocation Expenses WILL NOT be paid.
  • Overnight travel of 1-5 nights per month may be required.
  • Appointment is subject to the availability of funds.
  • Financial Disclosure is required for this position.

DUTIES:

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  • Oversee the 24x7 Security operation Center leading incident response across the government for the executive Branch (.gov) internet and web portal for critical information systems, including information sharing and collaboration with state, local and tribal government, military, industry, and international partners.
  • Consolidate and prepare the Daily Situational Awareness reports, Cyber Daily Executive Summaries, maintaining of awareness of workflow and end of shift reports for the Operations Manager, Director, Deputy Director and Senior DHS leadership and other partner stakeholders.
  • Ensure rapid and effective coordination for all request for Information of sensitive and classified material when managing critical cyber and communication and other incidents or emergencies reporting and determining escalation where required.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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For this position, specialized experience to qualify for the grade GS-13 is at least one year of full-time specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-12 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors).  This experience must include activities such as: 1) Participating in the planning and coordination of cyber and communication incident exercises involving partner agencies, foreign governments, Federal, State and local jurisdictions; 2) Working with program managers, IT security specialists within and outside the organization in consolidating and preparing the development of cyber and communication security exercises to identify vulnerabilities; 3) Monitoring new or emerging information technologies to assist in identification of most effective approach or methodology to be applied in securing cyber and communications infrastructures; and 4) Developing and monitoring project plans, tasks, deliverables, and timelines. NOTE: The contents of your resume must fully and explicitly support this response in its entirety. Otherwise, you will be found ineligible.

 

For this position, specialized experience to qualify for the grade GS-14 is at least one year of full-time specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-13 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors).  This experience must include activities such as: 1 Planning and coordinating cyber and communication incident exercises in conjunction with other organizations, partner agencies, foreign governments, Federal, State and local jurisdictions; 2) Developing and implementing exercises to test cyber and communication security and identify vulnerabilities or areas at risk of threat and attack; 3) Monitoring evolution of information technologies and advancements in technology to assist in identification of most effective approach or methodology to be applied in securing cyber and communications infrastructures; and 4) Developing and monitoring project plans, tasks, deliverables, and timelines. NOTE: The contents of your resume must fully and explicitly support this response in its entirety. Otherwise, you will be found ineligible.

 

The following competencies are also required for this position at either grade levels:

1.    Attention to Detail: Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

2.    Customer Service: Identifies solutions and alternatives to IT problems identified from customer surveys and group discussions.

3.    Oral Communication: Communicates moderately complex ideas or information clearly.

4.    Problem Solving: Identifies and solves problems by gathering and applying information from a variety of materials or sources.


New employees must serve a one year probationary period.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Under the provisions of the Direct-Hire Authority, veterans' preference does not apply.  Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements described above and who are otherwise eligible to apply for the position, may be referred for selection consideration. 

 

Applicants who are displaced Federal employees within the local commuting area who are requesting priority consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) will also be evaluated against the following criteria:  Your resume and other applicant information must reflect your length of experience and/or training in the following areas:

 

  • KNOWLEDGE OF POLICIES, PROCEDURES, AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING INCIDENT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

  • KNOWLEDGE OF PROJECT AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES, METHODS AND PRACTICES

  • INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

Applicants will be evaluated on their total background including experience (paid and unpaid), education, awards, and training and self-development as it relates to the position based upon the information provided in the resume/application and any other supporting documents. If you are a current or former Federal employee, your resume must indicate the GS or pay band level for each position that you held.   If your resume includes non-government service, including contractors, please include the salaries for each position held.   All work experience should specify the length of time spent in the position. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week.   Part-time hours are prorated. 

 

Please note: If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience and/or education OR that your application is incomplete, you will be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered.

Evaluation of Experience: Please include ALL applicable work experience that relates to the position for which you are applying. You must include months and years to receive credit for your work experience. You may use additional sheets to describe your work experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that indicates hours per week "varies." List exact hours per week on each job experience.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.   Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at

http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Promotion Potential: This position has promotion potential to GS- 14.

Background Investigation:

This position is a special-sensitive position and the tentative selectee must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation for a TS/ SCI clearance as a condition of placement/retention in this position.

Other Information:  

This position has been designated exempt from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 USC Section 7112(B)(6).

All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/ Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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

  1. Your Résumé and other supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section below.
  2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire 

A complete Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of Thursday, February 14, 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: https://applicationmanager.gov/.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID FS 826754.  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 http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf 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.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

1.          Your Résumé

2.          A complete Assessment Questionnaire

 

If you are a displaced Federal employee within in the local commute area of this announcement, you must include ALL the following documents to receive ICTAP consideration for this vacancy:

 

1.     Proof you are a displaced Federal employee under 5 CFR 330.702 . (e.g., one of the following:  RIF Separation Notice;  Notice of Proposed Removal for Declining a Transfer of Function; Agency certification of inability to place after  termination of work-related disability compensation; OPM Notice of Termination of Disability Annuity; or certification of a Military Reserve Technician or National Guard Technician special disability retirement annuity.) 

2.   SF-50s (Notification of Personnel Action) sufficient to show all of the following : 1) that you held career/career-conditional competitive status in your position of record; 2) the promotional potential of your position of record; and 3) the duty location of your position of record. (NOTE: You may need to submit more than one SF-50.)  

3. Most Recent Performance Appraisal (This requirement does not apply if you qualify for ICTAP due to injury compensation or disability annuity).

 

Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan (I/CTAP):  To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above (or rated at 85 or above under merit promotion procedures) on the rating criteria for this position. For information on how to apply as a CTAP or an ICTAP eligible see www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Mario Danga
Phone: (415)281-7088
Email: MARIO.DANGA@OPM.GOV
Agency Information:
USOPM San Francisco Services Branch
San Francisco Federal Building
90 Seventh Street Suite 13-300
San Francisco, CA
94103

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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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Job Announcement Number:

FS-826754-MD13

Control Number:

336836600