To qualify as an Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC), GS-2210-07, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications based on ONE of the following:
A. Have a bachelor's degree from an accredited or pre-accredited institution AND meet Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) based on ONE of the following: (1) class standing (upper third standing in graduating class); -OR- (2) grade-point average (2.95 or higher overall or over the last two years of bachelors degree or- 3.45 in my major field or over the last two years in my major); -OR-(3) election to membership in a national scholastic honor society. Your education must have demonstrated the competencies/ knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. For more specific details on SAA, click the following link - OR -
B. Have at least one full year of graduate level study, or possess a master's or higher degree, e.g., LL.B., J.D., LL.M., Ph.D., from an accredited or pre-accredited institution. Your education must have demonstrated the competencies/ knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. - OR -
C. Have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level in the Federal Service translating detailed logical steps into software programming language/code(s) with consideration to the procedures and limitations of those languages; or interviewing subject matter personnel to get facts regarding work processes and synthesizing the resulting data into charts showing information flow; or assessing information technology security events to determine impact and implement corrective actions - AND -
Possess experience demonstrating each of the following four competencies:
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.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
Only education and experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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 if you are within reach of selection. 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.
If you meet the qualifications, you will be rated and ranked under Category Rating procedures. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Candidates will be ranked into 3 categories: Best Qualified; Highly Qualified; and Qualified.
The Category Rating Process does not add veterans preference points or apply the rule of three, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 per cent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).
All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
- Educational Experience
- Work Experience
- Social Organizations
- Mathematical Skills