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Job Title:Supervisory IT Specialist (Security) (Direct Hire)

Agency:Railroad Retirement Board

Job Announcement Number:CF-PH-13-844978

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$105,956.00 to $137,740.00 / Per Year


Thursday, March 07, 2013 to Thursday, March 21, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Chicago, IL United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Come join the Railroad Retirement Board, Office of Inspector General! 

This position is being advertised under the DIRECT HIRING AUTHORITY.  Veteran's preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to positions filled under this announcement.

This position is located in the Railroad Retirement Board, Office of Inspector General. 


Who May Apply:  U.S. Citizens

One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy. 
Filling this position is subject to funding availability.


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section).
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance.
  • May be required to serve a probationary period.
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.


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  • Serves as the Office of Inspector General's (OIG) Chief Security Officer for information systems and OIG information systems administrator.
  • Plans and implements and maintains a secure electronic environment at OIG headquarters and field locations in compliance with federal laws, and regulations.
  • Performs network administrator duties and security officer responsibilities.
  • Supervises employees with information technology responsibilities, develops work, and training plans, forecasts workloads for the group and provides input to the OIG's capital planning process.
  • Serves as OIG network administrator and provide comprehensive network engineering support for OIG's local area networks (LAN), and Virtual LAN environments.
  • Plans and develops information security program goals, objectives, priorities, and budgets to ensure that security is integrated into the life-cycle management of information technology.
  • Manages all aspects of the OIG's information technology security program at the Chicago, Illinois headquarters location and all field locations in compliance with federal laws, regulations, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards and agency direction.


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Qualifying applicants must have Supervisory IT Security related experience that demonstrates possession of each of the four competencies: attention to detail, customer service, oral communication, and problem solving. My experience includes: conducting analyses and recommending resolution of issues affecting complex assignments; installing and trouble-shooting software upgrades for a department; providing advice and guidance on a wide range of IT issues; and testing and optimizing the functionality of systems, networks, and data. 




Qualifying applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service performing the following duties: 1) leading a team of IT Specialists and provides administrative direction on program objectives and the overall effect of advice and influence on information security; 2) evaluating, recommending the acquisition of, implementing, and disseminating IT security tools, procedures, and practices to protect information assets from security risks; 3) planning and conducting security accreditation reviews for financial management systems; and 4) making recommendations for new or revised security measures and countermeasures based on the results of accreditation reviews.  




Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.


Once the application process is complete, a review of your Resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.  The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire.  The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position.  If, after reviewing your Resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):


Information Systems Administration

Information Systems Security

Planning and Evaluation

Communication Technical Information





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The Railroad Retirement Board, OIG offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees



Conditions of Employment:

1. Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation.
2. DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
3. All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service (see ). If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

Other Information:  

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).  The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your agency notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if:  1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified (85) for this vacancy.  To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualifications requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria.  You must provide proof of eligibility with your application of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.  Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at:

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Railroad Retirement Board, OIG with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your Railroad Retirement Board, OIG has notifed you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible under CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category category using established category rating criteria.  You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application.  Additional information under CTAP eligibility is at:

Veterans' Preference:  Under Direct Hire Authority, a veteran will not receive veteran's preference points added to their score.  However, if you are normally entitled to a 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) or an official statement (including Character of Service) from your command if currently on active duty.  If you are normally entitled to 10-point veterans' preference, in addition to the DD-214, you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (Application for a 10-point Veteran Preference) and the required supporting documents listed on that form.  For more information on veterans' preference see

Reasonable Accommodation:  This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the RRB.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.


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You must submit a complete Application Package by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, March 21, 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:
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following 844978.   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 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.


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

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:
        - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable;  
        - ICTAP, CTAP documents, if applicable.
Your resume MUST contain all information required for Federal employment. Your resume MUST include full employment information such as periods of employment, month and year position(s) started and ended, title of position(s), employer’s name and address, hours worked, description of duties, etc.



Philadelphia Services Branch
Phone: (215)861-3074
Agency Information:
Philadelphia Services Branch
US Office of Personnel Management
600 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA


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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