For each grade level you must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent at least to the next lower GS level. Specialized experience for GS-11: Completing assigned tasks with the development of technical and programmatic assessments, performing research and providing relevant information in evaluating engineering and integration initiatives and completing tasks assigned regarding technical support to assess security policies, standards and guidelines. Specialized experience for GS-12: Assisting with the development of technical and programmatic assessments, providing input in evaluating engineering and integration initiatives and providing basic technical support to assess security policies, standards and guidelines. Must possess knowledge of FISMA, Windows Auditing, Infrastructure project management, testing and quality assurance. Specialized experience for GS-13: Developing complex technical and programmatic assessments, evaluating engineering and integration initiatives and providing complex technical support to assess security policies, standards and guidelines. Knowledge of FISMA, CISCO Equipment, LINUX, UNIX, Windows Auditing, Infrastructure project management, testing and quality assurance.
In order to subsitute education for experience to meet the qualifications for this position (FOR THE GS-11 LEVEL ONLY), you must show possession of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. The degree must be in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks. YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR TRANSCRIPTS WITH YOUR APPLICATION IN ORDER TO QUALIFY BASED ON EDUCATION. TRANSCRIPTS ARE NOT REQUIRED IF YOU ARE APPLYING BASED ON YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Your resume must clearly document how you meet the specialized experience in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this vacancy. Transcripts must be submitted at time of application if being used to qualify. All required documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement. If you do not submit a required document (e.g. transcripts, etc.) your application will be considered incomplete and you will not receive further consideration.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to: - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment. - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer. - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume, responses to the questionnaire and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the on-line assessment. Your responses to the on-line assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. You are being evaluated under the category rating method which means, if you are determined to be qualified, you will be placed into the 'Best Qualified', 'Well Qualified', or 'Qualified' Category. We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than what is supported by your application materials, your responses may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements. NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies. The Occupational Questions are used to evaluate your relevant educational and work experience. The questions are related to competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities such as:
1. Knowledge of, and skill in applying, IT security concepts, principles, methods, and practices.
2. Knowledge of regulations pertaining to Information Technology, Cyber Security, to be able to perform assignments and generate work products in compliance with requirements.
3. Knowledge of a wide range of the concepts, principals, and practices of Information technology, especially those pertaining to security of systems and of information, to perform management oversight and analytical activities pertaining to Cyber Security.
4. Knowledge of, and skill in applying, protocols to develop, implement, and coordinate activities designed to ensure, protect, and restore IT systems, services, and capabilities.
5. Oral and written skills and ability to interpret and explain technical requirements and systems to staff and end users.
6. Ability to participate in multiple projects with competing priorities and to uccessfully meet the requirements and deadlines.
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