In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.
Additional qualification information should be obtained from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs2200/2210-altA.asp
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must meet the following qualification requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:
GS-11: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-09) in the Federal service or equivalent public or private sector with experience ensuring data security of classified and/or sensitive data are protected; installing appropriate computer security patches; and coordinating updates and/or problem resolutions for network connectivity issues.
Quality Ranking Factor: Do you currently have a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP), GIAC Security Leadership Certification (GSLC) or a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)?
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link:View Assessment Questions
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.
A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.
In accordance with Executive Order 12564, applicants selected are required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. In addition, this position is a drug-testing designated position (TDP) subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.
Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov ).
The work requires visits to user activities periodically. These visits can involve travel to branch clinics in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Periodically required to install and remove system equipment weighting up to 60 pounds. Assistance in lifting heavy items will generally be available.
May be required to climb ladders to install, inspect, and remove equipment and cabling.
May be required to bend down under desks to inspect installations.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position and rated as shown below. Additional points are not added for veterans preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:
Best Qualified- Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position.
Highly Qualified- Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position.
Qualified- Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.
Applicants should include sufficient information in their resume/application that demonstrates their experience, knowledge, skills, training, and/or education in the following:
KNOWLEDGE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PRINCIPLES, METHODS, AND PRACTICES
ABILITY TO TROUBLESHOOT AND/OR SECURE SYSTEMS AND NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE
ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE ORALLY
When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill and ability related to the job requirements.
If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.