Basic Requirement: For all positions, individuals must have information technology related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.
1. Attention to Detail--Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
2. Customer Service--Works with clients and customers to assess their needs, provides information or assistance, resolves their problems or satisfies their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.
3. Oral Communication--Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information; 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.
1. Ability to conduct risk and vulnerability assessments of planned and installed information systems to identify vulnerabilities, risks, and protection needs for trusted systems and implement security controls that align with a systems minimum security requirements based on security categorization levels.
2. Ability to recommend changes to improve security and operational practices including the architecture of network infrastructures, intrusion detection devices, virtual private networks, and encryption methods.
3. Ability to interpret and make recommendations on federal regulations, including OMB Circular A-130, Computer Security Act of 1987, Government Information Security Reform Act of 2000, the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) security controls, such as Special Publication #800-53, and the NIST Risk Management Framework.
Specialized Experience: In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements and the Selective Factor above, you must also have at least one full year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service designing, developing and managing information technology systems that meet current and future business requirements and have experience developing metrics for the evaluation of program effectiveness for management. You shouldI have advanced level experience working with network operating systems, database management and data storage, network architecture and conducting risk and vulnerability assessments of information systems and have served as a technical consultant to managements and other technical specialists,with a focus on information technology security.
Quality Ranking Factor: Possession of active Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) certification or equivalent active professional security certification. You must provide a copy of your certification to receive credit.
All qualifying experience must be documented in your resume and other supporting materials.
Only 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. 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. In addition to meeting the Selective Factor, your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
-Knowledge of network systems design, development, and testing.
-Ability to interact with others
If you meet the qualifications, you will be rated and ranked under Category Rating procedures . 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). Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position as listed above.