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Job Title:Supervisory IT Specialist (INFOSEC)

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:National Protection and Programs Directorate

Job Announcement Number:FS-927022-MA-13

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$113,735.00 to $147,857.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 to Tuesday, August 13, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Pensacola, FL United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Secure the Homeland
Proud to Protect

Are you interested in a job where your primary purpose will be to lead a team of security professionals responsible for protecting unclassified, secret, and top secret networks?  Then consider joining the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Come work with the best to prevent and deter terrorist attacks, protect against and respond to potential threats, ensure safe and secure borders, welcome immigrants and visitors, and promote the free-flow of commerce.  This mission of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is carried out every day by the dedicated men and women who answer the noble calling of public service with courage and enthusiasm.  With a diverse and critical mission, we lead the unified national effort to secure America.  In today's interconnected world, our country's security challenges are constantly evolving.  To meet these challenges, DHS fosters a culture that values and promotes diversity, teamwork, flexibility, and innovation.

In Headquarters, we coordinate, plan, and guide the Department's work across all DHS components.  You could enjoy a career that includes research, administration and management, legal work, budget and finance, cyber security, infrastructure protection and intelligence analysis.  Our services touch every U.S. citizen, and our goal is to secure our country across land and sea.  Come join the team who is "Proud to Protect".  

Who May Be Considered:  Applications will be accepted from all U.S. Citizens.

This announcement is issued under the direct-hire authority to recruit for positions for which there is a critical hiring need.  Selectee(s) will receive a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service and may be required to serve a one year probationary period.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement should the need arise.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U. S. Citizenship is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.
  • Relocation Expenses WILL NOT be paid.
  • Overnight travel of 1-5 nights per month may be required.
  • May be required to perform duty at other operating locations.
  • Financial disclosure is required.

DUTIES:

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The Supervisory IT Specialist (Information Security) in this position will lead a team of security professionals responsible for protecting unclassified, secret and top secret networks. Specifically, the Supervisory IT Specialist (Information Security) will:

  • Manage and operate a security operations center for unclassified, secret and top secret networks providing 24x7 continuous monitoring and response to threats
  • Perform internal security assessments and security scanning
  • Provide design and engineering support to include technical evaluation of cybersecurity tools and technologies
  • Develop, update, and enforce security policies
  • Maintain system security documentation including system security plans
  • Direct the implementation of project plans to meet objectives

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to qualify for this Supervisory IT Specialist position you must have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-14 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as: 1) monitoring security networks and operating systems in order to identify, analyze and respond to anomalous and malicious cyber activities; 2) collecting and analyzing data feeds to identify common threats across critical networks; 3) coordinating the deployment and allocation of IT personnel and services to support technical cyber security alerts, common operating picture, incident response, and cyber situational awareness; and 4) applying and disseminating actionable computer network defense information to provide response support against cyber-attacks. Note: The contents of your resume must fully support this experience in order to be found qualified.

BASIC IT COMPETENCIES

In addition to the specialized experience described above, in order to be found qualified for a Federal Information Technology position you must have IT-related experience in each of the following four competencies listed below which must be supported by the information contained in your resume.

1. ATTENTION TO DETAIL: Reviews moderately complex data from multiple sources and determine relevant information to a given situation. Drafts, edits, and disseminates written reports and status updates that are factual, timely and relatively error free.

2. CUSTOMER SERVICE: Maintains relationships with customers with diverse needs. Provides moderately technical or complex information about products and services. Assesses customers' needs and identifies products and/or services to meet their needs. Resolves fairly complex or non-routine problems, questions, or complaints; directs the most complex problems, questions, or complaints to the appropriate person.

3. ORAL COMMUNICATION: Communicates, explains or defends complex information technology ideas and information clearly and adapts to the audiences level of knowledge. Thoughts are well organized. Listens to others, and recognizes potential miscommunications.

4. PROBLEM SOLVING: Uses logic to identify alternatives to solve complex or sensitive technological problems; anticipates problems and identifies and evaluates potential sources of information and generates alternatives to solve problems where precedents do not exist.


New employees must serve a one year probationary period.

This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declaration of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, and acts of terrorism or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations (5 U.S.C. 7501-7533 and 5 CFR Part 752, as applicable).

NOTE:  As this is a supervisory position, applicants must have demonstrated in their work experience that they possess, or have the potential to develop, the qualities of successful supervision.  An interview may be included in the evaluation process to assess these abilities.

Applicants should possess proficiency or the potential to develop proficiency in the following ten competencies: 1) accountability; 2) customer service; 3) decisiveness; 4) flexibility; 5) integrity/honesty; 6) interpersonal skills; 7) oral communication; 8) problem solving; 9) resilience; and 10) written communication.

Employees who are initially appointed to supervisory positions must serve a supervisory probationary period of one year. 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Under the provisions of the Direct-Hire Authority, veterans' preference does not apply.  Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements described above and who are otherwise eligible to apply for the position, may be referred for selection consideration. 

 

Applicants who are displaced Federal employees within the local commuting area who are requesting priority consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) will also be evaluated against the following criteria:  Your resume and other applicant information must reflect your length of experience and/or training in the following areas:

 

1.   Ability to supervise

2.   Knowledge of cybersecurity related to security operations and intrusion analysis

3.   Ability to conduct vulnerability and compliance scans and provide mitigation actions

4.   Knowledge of IT security project management

5.   Oral communication 

 

Applicants will be evaluated on their total background including experience (paid and unpaid), education, awards, and training and self-development as it relates to the position based upon the information provided in the resume/application and any other supporting documents. If you are a current or former Federal employee, your resume must indicate the GS or pay band level for each position that you held.   If your resume includes non-government service, including contractors, please include the salaries for each position held.   All work experience should specify the length of time spent in the position. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week.   Part-time hours are prorated. 

 

Please note: If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience and/or education OR that your application is incomplete, you will be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered.

Evaluation of Experience: Please include ALL applicable work experience that relates to the position for which you are applying. You must include months and years to receive credit for your work experience. You may use additional sheets to describe your work experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that indicates hours per week "varies." List exact hours per week on each job experience.


BENEFITS:

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

http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Promotion Potential: This position has promotion potential to GS- 15.

Background Investigation:

This position is a special-sensitive position and the tentative selectee must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation for a Top Secret/SCI clearance as a condition of placement/retention in this position.

Other Information:  

This position has been designated exempt from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 USC Section 7112(B)(6).

All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/ Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. Your Résumé and other supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section below.
  2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire 

A complete Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of Tuesday, August 13, 2013.

* To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account.  Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

* It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. 

* To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

* To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID FS 927022.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf and
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

1.          Your Résumé

2.          A complete Assessment Questionnaire

 

If you are a displaced Federal employee within in the local commute area of this announcement, you must include ALL the following documents to receive ICTAP consideration for this vacancy:

 

1.     Proof you are a displaced Federal employee under 5 CFR 330.702 . (e.g., one of the following:  RIF Separation Notice;  Notice of Proposed Removal for Declining a Transfer of Function; Agency certification of inability to place after  termination of work-related disability compensation; OPM Notice of Termination of Disability Annuity; or certification of a Military Reserve Technician or National Guard Technician special disability retirement annuity.) 

2.   SF-50s (Notification of Personnel Action) sufficient to show all of the following : 1) that you held career/career-conditional competitive status in your position of record; 2) the promotional potential of your position of record; and 3) the duty location of your position of record. (NOTE: You may need to submit more than one SF-50.)  

3. Most Recent Performance Appraisal (This requirement does not apply if you qualify for ICTAP due to injury compensation or disability annuity).

 

Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan (I/CTAP):  To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above (or rated at 85 or above under merit promotion procedures) on the rating criteria for this position. For information on how to apply as a CTAP or an ICTAP eligible see www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Maria Ahmad
Phone: (210)805-3732
Email: MARIA.AHMAD@OPM.GOV
Agency Information:
USOPM San Francisco Services Branch
Do Not Use Address
Washington, DC
99999

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official.  If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.

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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Job Announcement Number:

FS-927022-MA-13

Control Number:

348484100