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Agency:  Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Job Announcement Number:  2013-HQD-B0490

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$111,670.00 to $184,759.00 / Per Year
Friday, March 29, 2013 to Friday, April 12, 2013
Competitive Service, - Term Appointment not-to-exceed 2 years. Full-Time
1 vacancy - Washington, DC  View Map

All United States Citizens.   

Applicants with status or those eligible under special hiring authorities, should apply under FDIC merit promotion ann#2013-HQ-B0500.  However, if you desire consideration also under this public non-status announcement, you must apply to both.  Status applicants are current permanent Federal employees in the competitive service and former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility.)  


The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is one of the most respected forces in America's financial community. Our mission is to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation's financial system by insuring deposits, examining and supervising financial institutions, and managing receiverships.

The FDIC is ranked as the Number #1 best place to work among mid-sized agencies in the Federal Government.

This position is located in the Division of Information Technology, Office of the CIO, and Director, DIT, Information Security & Privacy Staff of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and provides support in the areas of IT security.

The candidate selected will be offered a term appointment not-to-exceed 2 years, which may be extended to a maximum of four years based on workload requirements and organizational staffing authorizations.



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  • Responsible for establishing security program priorities for the Corporation and determines overall objects of the security programs, and initiates projects needed to meet the objectives. Provides comprehensive management and support for Information Technology (IT) security programs.
  • Makes decisions and develops recommendations in the security program area that influence important agency or division Information Technology (IT) policies and inter-related programs and assess technology and the Information Technology (IT) industry security direction to determine if program changes are needed.
  • Assesses Corporation, legislative and oversight agency actions to determine if they require program changes or new initiatives and provides specialized technical advice concerning security implementation of all Corporation network hardware and software. Coordinates activities with Division of Administration’s (DOA) Security Office, Corporate Management Control and the OIG to ensure Division of Information Technology’s (DIT) interests are addressed.
  • Acts as a liaison and works with General Accounting Office (GAO), the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Inspector General (OIG), Corporate Management Control, and other organizations external to the Division. Maintains liaison with other Federal agencies, industry groups and vendors to keep abreast of new developments in the IT industry that impact the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) programs.
  • Prepares and presents briefings to senior management officials and contractor management officials on technical requirements, issues, and problems to both technical and non-technical personnel.


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Candidates must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the CG/GS 13 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience providing a framework for IT security architecture including computer/system architectures, application architectures, IT analysis design, and development, personnel and organizational elements, hardware, software and implementation.

Core 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, 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.

There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.

Applicants eligible for CTAP (Career Transition Assistance Program) or ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 85 or higher in the online assessment to be determined "well qualified" for this position.  For more information, click here.

Applicants must have met the qualification requirements (including selective placement factors - if any) for this position by the closing date to be eligible for this position.

Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be required.

High Risk Position - Background Investigation (BI) required.


This vacancy announcement is issued under the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's Direct-Hire Authority.

Your application will be reviewed, including the online assessment questionnaire, to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement.  Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification determination.  Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level. If you rated yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.

If you are found qualified, your resume will be evaluated to measure the degree in which your background and responses to the assessment questions match the competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) listed below.  Top candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration.

1. Knowledge in applying information security policies and understanding of information security principles, practices, techniques, and methods.

2. Knowledge in applying performance monitoring principles and methods in the security program areas.

3. Knowledge and skill of security systems, devices, procedures, and policies as they apply to the field of Information Technology (IT).

4. Knowledge in applying analytical methods sufficient to explain facts, data, or other information and make correct inferences or draw accurate conclusions.

5. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs.  Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.

To preview questions please click here.


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In addition to the regular benefits offered by Federal agencies, the FDIC offers additional benefits to its employees.  These benefits, some at minimal cost, are some of the best and most competitive in both the private and public sectors.

To find out more, click here.

Relocation benefits may be provided in accordance with FDIC's General Travel Regulations.  


Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here.

If selected, you may be required to serve a trial period.


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To begin, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts to register and establish a USAJOBS account, complete the online assessment questionnaire, and submit all required documents.  Please be sure to click "FINISH" to complete the application process.

You must apply online.  Applicants requesting an exception from the online process must contact the Human Resources Specialist or contact point listed in this announcement prior to 12:00 noon local time on the closing date.

To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status."  Click on the "Position Title," and then select "Apply Online" to continue.

You have until 11:59 p.m. EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement to complete the application process.


FDIC CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ICTAP):  If you are a displaced or surplus FDIC or Federal employee eligible for consideration under the CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit proof of eligibility.  For more information, click here.


Nicole Harris
Phone: 703-562-2584
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 8009254618
Agency Information:
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Human Resources Service Center
3501 Fairfax Drive
HRB (PA-1730-5007)
Arlington, VA
Fax: 000-000-0000


You may check the status of your application on-line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through USAJOBS by signing in and selecting "Application Status." Thank you for your interest in working for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

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