All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors. Qualifying education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS/SK-13 level, developing policies and standards for the planning and implementation of information technology systems and subsystems as it relates to the securities industry; providing guidance related to the securities industry IT security program and identifying and analyzing information technology issues associated with the securities industry.
Knowledge, Skilles, and Abilities (KSAs): Your qualifications will be further evaluated based upon the following KSAs.
· Ability to supervise a professional staff in technically complex and sensitive work, including assigning work, evaluating employee performance, identifying training needs, providing advice and counsel, and making recommendations for improved work methods.
· Knowledge in the application of automation policy review processes, methods and principles, in order to plan and conduct information technology and cyber security audits, and analyses of securities exchange operational practices and requirements.
· Knowledge of information technology and cyber security as it supports automation review policy, in order to provide expert advice, and to develop important processes related to the policy.
· Skill in oral communication, sufficient to provide instructions to subordinate employees, to present technical findings in meetings and briefings, and to represent the agency at meetings with leaders of industry.
· Skill in written communication, sufficient to convey complex technical information and technical guidance to senior management, other Federal agencies, the public and the securities industry, and to make various supervisory recommendations, such as recommendations for improved work methods and recommendations for performance awards.
1. Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may result in your not being considered for this position.
2. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. For more information, visit http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/selectiveservicerequirements.asp#icc.
3. Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.
4. This position has promotion potential to the SK-15.
5. PROBATIONARY PERIOD: This appointment may require completion of a one-year probationary period.
6. SECURITY CLEARANCE: Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. Favorable results on a Background Investigation may be a condition of employment or selection to another position.
7. PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): Moving/Relocation expenses are not authorized.
8. DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
9. This position is not in the bargaining unit.
Information for Veterans: You may be eligible to receive preference in appointment. For more information please visit: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Surplus or Displaced Federal Employees: For information on how to apply through the Interagency Career Transition Assistance program (ICTAP) see http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must meet the Well Qualified criteria of the rating scale for this position.
Schedule A Candidates: For information, please e-mail: DisabilityEmploymentProgram@SEC.gov
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
BASIS OF RATING: Candidates who meet the basic qualification requirements for this vacancy will be rated according to the Category Rating Procedures. This means that candidates will be assigned to a pre-defined quality category based on their application and veteran preference. Generally, only candidates in the top quality category will be referred to the hiring manager.
Individuals with veteran's preference will be placed ahead of other applicants within the rating category to which they are assigned. Preference-eligible veterans who have at least 10 percent compensable service-connected disability, and who have met the basic qualification requirements, will be placed ahead of other applicants in the highest category.
There will be three quality categories: Highly Qualified, Well Qualified and Qualified.