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Job Title:Supervisory Information Technology Specialist - SV-2210-L

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Transportation Security Administration

Job Announcement Number:HQ-OIT-13-642617-ESO

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$126,657.00 to $172,550.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, July 19, 2013 to Tuesday, August 06, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

SV-2210-L

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

L

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Arlington, VA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Open to all U.S. Citizens.

Salary listed includes Locality Pay of 24.22%.

This position is located in Arlington, VA.

JOB SUMMARY:

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.


Securing Travel, Protecting People - At the Transportation Security Administration, you will serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life. In cities across the country, you would secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and/or public transit systems, thus protecting America's transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce. For additional information about our agency please: Click Here.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.
  • Must complete a favorable Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).
  • Must pass Drug and Alcohol Screening and be subject to random drug tests.
  • One year Supervisory/Managerial Probationary Period may be required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance.

DUTIES:

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The incumbent will serve as a Supervisory Information Technology (IT) Specialist within the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and will report directly to Chief Information Officer/Assistant Administrator, OIT.  The incumbent serves as the Director, Information Assurance and Cyber Security Division and is the Chief Information Security Officer for TSA.

The incumbent is responsible for development of IT security policies and programs TSA-wide, comprehensive IT security programs for TSA staff and approval of appointments and maintenance of readiness of Information System Security Officers, assigned to individual offices throughout TSA.  The incumbent maintains a dotted line reporting relationship to the DHS Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), who monitors effectiveness of TSA IT security programs, inspects, and certifies IT security compliance for all DHS organizations.  The incumbent annually maps Division’s strategic plan to DHS & TSA goals, mission, and vision.  Other responsibilities include:

  • Ensure the rigorous application of information security in the application of all IT services.
  • Develops policies and procedures to ensure information systems reliability and accessibility and to prevent and defend against unauthorized access to systems, networks, and data.
  • Develops and implements programs to ensure that systems, network, and data users are aware of, understand, and adhere to system security policies and procedures.
  • Conducts risk and vulnerability assessments of planned and installed information systems to identify vulnerabilities, risks, and protection needs.
  • Aligns OIT IT security plan with DHS IT security requirements through direct meetings with DHS CISO and staff.
  • Develops OIT strategic IT security plan with input from Branches and Sections that take final goals and map to larger organizational objectives.
  • Establishes metrics to measure accomplishment of goals.
  • Monitors TSA's interests in cyber sector planning and public privacy data and ensures that these needs are aligned to Information Security objectives.
  • Reviews progress of TSA's compliance with DHS's cyber security requirements and assesses whether these plans and related reports provide for effective implementation.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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FOR ALL IT POSITIONS:  To qualify, you must have IT-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 (that is, any 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.

In addition to the requirements above, To qualify for the SV-L Pay Band, you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-K Pay Band or GS-15 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experience is defined as IT experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience may include directing major aspects of a IT program while (achieving appropriate goals and objectives) assessing justification and obtaining short-and long-term resource requirements, evaluating overall program effectiveness, and adjusting strategies to ensure continuous program improvement; applying IT systems administration theories, concepts, and methods, IT architecture principles and concepts, and new technologies; and project management principles and methods to manage agency-wide end user IT support services; preparing, justifying, and administering program budgets; and building and managing workforces based on organizational goals, budget considerations and staffing needs.

Statement Regarding Qualifying Specialized Experience:  Provide a statement regarding your specialized IT experience at the SV-K or GS-15 level or equivalent which identifies specific achievements and illustrates how they are attributable to the following four competencies:  1.  Attention to Detail; 2.  Customer Service skills; 3.  Oral Communication skills; 4.  Problem Solving skills.  Your statement should not exceed two pages.


You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of the experience and related education as reflected in your resume and supporting documentation. You are encouraged to ensure work experiences clearly show possession of the competencies required for this position. We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and any supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your category placement may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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TSA offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more information, go to; www.dhs.gov/careers and select "Benefits."

OTHER INFORMATION:

ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY FOR OTHER FEDERAL POSITIONS: TSA is an Excepted Service agency exempt from most of Title 5 United States Code; therefore, employment with TSA does not confer the "Competitive Status" that generally results from selection and service in Competitive Service agencies. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has established an Interchange Agreement, which allows most permanent TSA employees to apply and be considered for vacancies in Competitive Service agencies. Information from OPM on this or other Interchange Agreements is available at: http://www.opm.gov. TSA employees who are absent for the purpose of performing military duty may apply for any vacancies announced in their absence. Moving and relocation expenses will not be paid for this recruitment.

HOW TO APPLY:

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PLEASE NOTE: ALL OF THE FOLLOWING MUST BE RECEIVED IN OUR OFFICE BY 11:59PM ET (Eastern Time) ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. THIS INCLUDES BOTH ONLINE AND MAILED APPLICATION MATERIALS. IF WE DO NOT RECEIVE ALL REQUIRED INFORMATION BY THE CLOSING DATE, YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Your application MUST include:

1. Resume Uploaded resumes will not be accepted for this position.  You must create and submit your resume using USAJOBS Resume Builder.  This resume may be reused for future applications.  Click Here: USAJOBS Resume Builder

2. Self Assessment Questionnaire for this position

3. Applicable supporting documents (see Required Documents Section)

Click the "Apply Online" button below and follow the prompts to apply. If you are unable to access the automated application system, we may need to reset your password. Please call the TSA HR Access Help Desk at 1-877-872-7991 between the hours of: 8:00AM - 6:00PM ET Monday - Friday.

If you are unable to apply online, please call the Help Desk at the number listed above assistance.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

In addition to a resume and the assessment questions, you must submit copies of any of the following documents if you are applying based on current or former Federal Government Status (if you are not a current TSA employee), Veterans' Preference.

SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action - CURRENT TSA EMPLOYEES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO SUBMIT AN SF-50 TO SUPPORT ELIGIBILITY FOR INTERNAL/STATUS CONSIDERATIONS.

IF YOU ARE NOT A CURRENT TSA EMPLOYEE:  YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR MOST RECENT PERSONNEL ACTION SF-50 (or equivalent document) to support your eligibility for Status consideration.  If you elect Status for the consideration of your application without submitting an SF-50 demonstrating a tenure code of "1" or "2" in block 24 of your SF-50, and you are not a current TSA employee, your application may not receive Status consideration.

DD-214 - If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, provide a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other appropriate documentation to prove your entitlement and to provide verification of an Honorable Discharge.  Failure to provide this documentation will result in your application not receiving 5-point preference.

SF-15 and VA Letter - If you are claiming Veterans' Preference based upon a Compensable Disability, Widow or Spouse Entitlement, or as a Purple Heart recipient, you must submit your DD-214 or other proof of entitlement; an SF-15, and the required proof of disability, i.e., Department of Veterans Affairs letter dated 1991 or later.  Failure to provide this documentation will result in your application not receiving 10-point preference.

Specialized Experience Statement - Provide a statement regarding your specialized IT experience at the SV-K or GS-15 level or equivalent which identifies specific achievements and illustrates how they are attributable to the following four competencies:  1.  Attention to Detail; 2.  Customer Service skills; 3.  Oral Communication skills; 4.  Problem Solving skills.  Your statement should not exceed two pages.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HRAccess ESO Help Desk
Phone: 877-872-7991
Fax: 571-258-4052
TDD: 877-872-7992
Email: ESO@TSA-HRAccess.com
Agency Information:
DHS/Transportation Security Administration
DHS Transportation Security Administration
DO NOT SEND POSTAL MAIL
Merrifield, VA
22180
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job, and will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We will notify you of the outcome of these steps when they have been completed. You may also check your application status by visiting the Candidate Dashboard.

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Job Announcement Number:

HQ-OIT-13-642617-ESO

Control Number:

347868000