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Job Title:Information Technology Specialist (Security)/Project Manager

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services

Job Announcement Number:HHS-OCIO-DH-13-848133

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$85,500.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year


Monday, March 04, 2013 to Wednesday, March 06, 2013




Full Time - Permanent


Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
Atlanta, GA United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

These positions are located in the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (OCISO), within the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Assistant Secretary for Administration (ASA), Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC.


This vacancy will be filled through OPM's Direct Hire Authority. Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to positions filled under this announcement.

Applications received as a result of job fairs, recruitment events, emergency hiring mechanisms will also be accepted during the duration of the direct-hire authority.

Atlanta, GA - $85,500 - $111,148 PA

Washington, DC - $89,033 - $115,742 PA


Additional selections may be made from this announcement.


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.


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The incumbent serves as a recognized expert and performs a wide range and long term IT security and project management functions in one or more of the following areas: Administrative operations, health resources, information technology support, financial management, occupational health, human resource, and strategic acquisition systems providing security development oversight, Certification and Accreditation (C&A), and assisting with implementing HHS Enterprise Architecture (EA) security plans and Capital Planning and Investment Control Act (CPIC). Leads and directs a team of contractor employees, in implementing projects across the department;  provides expert technical advice in the monitoring and evaluation of contractor activities on contracts that may cover agency-wide systems; directs, coordinates, and approves detailed planning, design, development, programming, testing, documentation, end users training, and implementation of secure information technology (IT) systems. Ensures that the HHS security governance is implemented in the development of new and existing IT major enterprise systems.  Maintains documentation, reports, and lesson learned of the entire implementation phase to the security program and IT systems.


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To qualify for this position you must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies as described below:

1) Attention to Detail - being thorough when planning, developing, and carrying out vital tasks in an organization enterprise architecture and systems analysis; 2) Customer Service - advising others in structuring technology applications in support of critical and mission business processes; 3) Oral Communication - expressing highly technical information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information; and 4) Problem Solving - conduct extensive investigation and analysis to determine the nature and scope of problems and devise solutions.


In addition to possessing the four IT competencies listed above, applicants must also meet the following specialized experience to qualify for this position at the GS-13 level.

At least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, serving as an expert developing approaches and establishment of specifications and guidelines in the information technology (IT) area, including the development and formulation of organization-wide IT security policy, acquisition policy, and IT planning guidance; performing ongoing information technology strategic planning, security assessments, system security evaluation, and project coordination to improve the quality of services, increase productivity, and achieve efficiencies in the delivery of certification and accreditation services to accomplish IT security program goals.

Conditions of Employment:

1. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

5. Financial disclosure statement required.

6. One-year probationary period may be required.

7. Travel and transportation may be authorized: No

8. Bargaining Unit Position: No

9. Drug Screening Required: No

10. Recruitment Bonus may be authorized: Yes

11.  Student Loan Repayment Incentive may be authorized: Yes

12. Annual Leave for Non Federal Service may be authorized: Yes

13. Domestic travel required: Yes


These positions will be filled through Direct Hire Authority (DHA).  All applicants who meet basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for further consideration.


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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at


If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans’ preference see

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


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Click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the online assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


Note: To return to your saved application materials, log in at: and click on Vacancy ID: 848133.


If you cannot apply online:

  1. Print the instructions and questionnaire by clicking View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print the 1203FX form to record your responses to the questionnaire.  
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX (all 6 pages but do not include a Cover Page for this document) to 1-478-757-3144.


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: 848133.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


·         Your Résumé – You are encouraged to use the USAJOBS online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.

·         Responses to the Assessment Questionnaire.


Other Supporting Documents: (Only submit if applicable to you.)

·         Veterans’ Preference documentation (i.e. SF-15, DD-214, Statement of Service, Service Connected Disability Letter, etc.)

·         CTAP/ICTAP documentation.




For Résumé and Application Tips visit:


Rena Kearney
Phone: (202)260-7046
Agency Information:
200 Independence Ave SW
HHH Building
Suite 801
Washington, DC


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.

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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