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Job Title:Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC)

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Job Announcement Number:FERC-DE-2014-0008

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$62,467.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, November 14, 2013 to Wednesday, November 27, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-11/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

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JOB SUMMARY:

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of natural gas, oil, and electricity. FERC also regulates natural gas and hydropower projects. As part of our goal, we are seeking highly skilled individuals to assist in carrying out the mission of this agency. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission assists consumers in obtaining reliable, efficient and sustainable energy services at a reasonable cost through appropriate regulatory and market means. To learn more about the Commission, please visit www.ferc.gov.

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These positions are located in the office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO). The CIO establishes policy for and provides management oversight of the planning, budgeting, acquisition, operation, and maintenance of information and information related resources for the Commission. If selected for one of these positions, you will serve as an IT Specialist (INFOSEC) and report directly to the Director, Information Security and Systems Assurance Division. You will work in teams to provide general technical support, assistance, and recommendation sin the oversight of the Security and Systems Assurance matters.

Positions are included in the Bargaining Unit.

Please note - Only your resume and cover letter will be forwarded to the selecting official.
More than one selection may be made from this announcement and the office for that selection may vary.

This position is being filled through the Direct Hire Authority for this occupation and is open to all US Citizens.  All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements may be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must meet specialized experience
  • One year probationary period may be required
  • Generally, male applicants must be registered with the Selective Service
  • A background investigation is required
  • Must be eligible to receive Top Secret Clearance

DUTIES:

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The incumbents of these positions will:


- Be responsible for providing critical advice to develop and maintain safeguards to address confidentiality and privacy concerns.
- Establish and administer a process for receiving, documenting, tracking, investigating, and taking action on all complaints concerning FERC’s privacy policies and procedures.
- Maintain current knowledge of applicable federal privacy laws and accreditation standards, and monitor advancements in information privacy technologies to ensure the Commission’s adaption and compliance.
-   Initiate, facilitate and promote activities to foster information privacy awareness within the organization and related entities.
-  Review all system-related information security plans throughout the Commission’s network to ensure alignment between security and privacy practices.
-  Implement higher-level security requirements, such as those resulting from laws, regulations, or Presidential directives.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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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.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs. Our benefits package includes: Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards; Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year; Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire; A wide choice of health insurance plans, and coverage for pre-existing conditions. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums; Flexible spending accounts for health care and for dependent care, employee assistance programs, flexible work schedules, and health and fitness programs. Learn more about Federal benefits programs by clicking here.

OTHER INFORMATION:

When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval. You must submit all required information by the closing date. The materials you send with your resume will not be returned. If you are selected at a grade lower than the highest shown in this listing, you will be placed under a career development plan and can be non-competitively promoted when you successfully complete the requirements for the higher grade. Before entering on duty, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450. You will need to provide the information annually. Relocation expenses will not be paid.

HOW TO APPLY:

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You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this position.
Please click on the following link for detailed instructions on how to apply: How To Apply
 
Tips for Applying  For example, if the specialized experience requires presenting information to a large audience, your resume might include speeches or presentations  you've given. 
-Verify your resume clearly indicates possession of the competencies and required specialized experience listed under the Qualifications and Evaluations section of this announcement. 
-Submit all requested documentation; e.g., SF-50, performance appraisal, transcripts

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Please note that if you do not provide all required information by the closing of the announcement, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration, e.g. Vet's Preference, for which you may be eligible).
ICTAP PRIORITY PROVISIONS: Current or former Federal employees who are or were on career or career conditional appointments may have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). To receive this consideration, applicants must be well qualified for the position to which applying. To be well qualified, applicants must fall within the Best Qualified category. You will need to provide the Federal Agency Name and date of your Reduction in Force notice, what your most recent performance rating was and your position, grade level and duty location of your last SF-50. At time of appointment, you will be required to provide a copy of agency Reduction in Force notice, a copy of most recent performance rating and a copy of most recent SF-50. You must provide a statement of eligibility at the point of application.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. 10 point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. An SF-15 may be found at: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf. For more information on veterans' preference, go to the Vet Guide at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide/.
 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Nancy Bryant
Phone: 202-502-6152
Fax: 0000000000
Email: nancy.bryant@ferc.gov
Agency Information:
FERC
888 First Street, NE
Washington , DC
20426
US
Fax: 0000000000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the status of your application up to four times throughout the application process. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status." We also recommend you opt to receive status change emails through USAJOBS by logging into "Notification Settings." Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate, or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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Job Announcement Number:

FERC-DE-2014-0008

Control Number:

355378800