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Job Title:IT Specialist (INFOSEC)

Department:Department Of The Treasury

Agency:Bureau of the Fiscal Service (BPD)

Job Announcement Number:13-BPD-127DH

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$59,339.00 to $89,450.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, February 01, 2013 to Thursday, February 14, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-11/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Career/Career Conditional - Full-time

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

3 vacancies - Parkersburg, WV, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. citizens; no prior Federal experience is required.

JOB SUMMARY:

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.

The Bureau of the Fiscal Service promotes the financial integrity and operational efficiency of the federal government through exceptional accounting, financing, collections, payments, and shared services. 

The incumbent of the position will serve as an Information Technology Specialist in the Office of Information Technology, Division of Security Services, with the responsibility for assessing the security of Public Debt and franchise customer information systems.

This announcement is issued under "direct-hire" authority. Consistent with 5 U.S.C 3304(a)(3) and OPM regulations (5 CFR 337 Subpart B) on direct-hire: All candidates who meet all the qualification and other eligibility requirements may be referred for consideration. Competitive examining rules providing for rating and ranking and veterans' preference do not apply.


Key Information:

* We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

* Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.

KEY REQUIREMENTS


    DUTIES:

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    The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position. 

    • Serve as an Information Technology Specialist in the Office of Information Technology (OIT), Division of Security Services, Branch as assigned, with responsibility for assessing the security of Public Debt and franchise customer information systems.
    • Ensure applicable Public Debt, Treasury, and Federal requirements (such as those from FISMA, NIST, OMB and other sources) are met. 
    • Review documentation, interview key personnel, and examine evidence of adherence to relevant policy and procedure.
    • Perform in-depth analysis and security testing of information systems, using a wide variety of tools and techniques.
    • Review test results for accuracy, probability, and impact. 
    • Report issues to senior team members and technical subject matter experts; retest as needed to validate corrective actions.
    • Implement and maintain multiple IT security assurance software tools with direct supervision and guidance from senior technical experts.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of the announcement.


    Specialized experience for the GS-11 is defined as one year of experience at the GS-09 level, or equivalent, that is directly related to the position and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.  Specialized experience for this position is experience with IT audit and security assessment related activities. 

    Examples of specialized experience could include:

    • performing or assisting in the evaluation internal controls
    • performing or assisting in the evaluation of operating and security practices
    • preparing or assisting with the preparation or review of audit and compliance documents
    • performing or assisting with vulnerability assessments of computer networks and information systems

    OR 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

    You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows:

    For the GS-11 level: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three (3) full

    academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a

    degree. (In order to be creditable, education must be related to the position being

    filled with a major study of computer science, information science, information

    systems management, mathematics, statistics, operations research, or engineering,

    or course work that required the development or adaptation of computer programs

    and systems and provided knowledge equivalent to a major in the computer field.)

    Attach a copy of transcript or list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned to ensure proper credit.

    Specialized experience for the GS-12 is defined as one year of experience at the GS-11 level, or equivalent, that is directly related to the position and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.  Specialized experience for this position is experience with IT audit and security assessment related activities. 

    Examples of specialized experience could include:

    • evaluating internal controls
    • evaluating operating and security practices
    • preparing or reviewing audit and compliance documents
    • performing vulnerability assessments of computer networks and information systems  

    In addition to meeting specialized experience, applicants must demonstrate they have experience in each of the four competencies described below. The experience has to be IT-related.

    1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    Your application includes your:
    1. Resume,
    2. Responses to the online questions, and
    3. Required supporting documents. We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:


    1. Minimum Requirements:
    Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.

    2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas:  Technical Skills, Analytical Skills, Organization and Planning Skills and Communication Skills. We may lower your rating if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.
    3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)), you must receive a score of 90 or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.

    We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
    To preview questions please click here.


    BENEFITS:

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    We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs. Our benefits package includes:

    * Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards;

    * Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year;

    * Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire;

    * A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.

    Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.

    OTHER INFORMATION:

    * Factors such as cost effectiveness, labor market conditions and difficulties in filling the position will be reviewed in determining if payment of relocation expenses is in the best interest of the Government.

    * This is a bargaining-designated position covered by BPD.

    * This position is a non-critical sensitive position.

    * The incumbent will be able to work an AWS/Flexitime schedule. (10 hour AWS schedule is available).

    * This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.

    Fiscal Services may select candidates for this vacant position under this Job Opportunity Announcement, Job Opportunity Announcement 13-BPD-128AS, and/or any other appropriate source of hiring authority (examples include, but are not limited to, competitive examining sources; reinstatement, or transfer of current or former competitive service employees; and direct hire authorities). Further information about these other sources of hiring authority is available from the Office of Personnel Management at http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp.

    In order to comply with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reporting requirements, the Bureau of Fiscal Services is asking applicants to complete the Race and National Origin (RNO) information during the application process. This information will be kept confidential and anonymous, and will only be used for demographic reporting purposes.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to

    * Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).

    * Travel locally and/or overnight approximately 1 to 5 days per month.

    * Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.

    * Successfully complete a background investigation.

    * Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.

    * If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.

    * 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 (http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf). Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date. Treasury provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

    If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at careerconnectorhelp@treasury.gov and/or the USAJobs Help Desk.

    Step 1 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov) - We suggest you go to the end of the Qualifications & Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 3. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. For more resume tips click here. - You may create a resume in USAJOBS or upload one of your own choosing. Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.

    Step 2 - Apply Online Click the "Apply Online" link of this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the Department of the Treasury's CareerConnector website to complete the application process.

    Step 3 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application If this is your first time on Treasury's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finished" button.

    Step 4 - Review and Confirm Your Submission You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents (see step 5 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finished" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.

    Step 5 - Submit Required Documents You can submit any required documents (discussed below) by document upload or fax. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit. Document Upload: You may upload supporting documents in one of two ways: 1. Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS. or 2. You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy. Once you've located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online." Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded. In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in CareerConnector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen. Then, click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS. Fax: Create a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions. The fax number will be on the cover-sheet.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).


    ALL APPLICANTS:
    All applicants are required to submit a PDF 4828-1 OR a resume.

    CTAP/ICTAP DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility. For a detailed list of documents, click here.

    EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: If you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or a list of courses showing title, number of credits, grade, and date of completion. To be used in meeting qualification requirements, a college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to http://www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency; more information may be found at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp#e4a.

    Recommended Documents: In addition, we recommend that you submit the following:

    * A performance appraisal.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Applicant Call Center
    Phone: 304-480-7300
    Fax: 000-000-0000
    Email: BPDInquiries@bpd.treas.gov
    Agency Information:
    Bureau of Public Debt (BPD)
    200 THIRD STREET
    AVERY 3A
    Attn: Recruitment and Classification Branch
    Parkersburg, WV
    26106
    US
    Fax: 000-000-0000

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status." Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate, or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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    Job Announcement Number:

    13-BPD-127DH

    Control Number:

    336863000