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Agency:Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Job Announcement Number:2013-HQD-B0120

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$111,670.00 to $184,759.00 / Per Year


Thursday, November 21, 2013 to Thursday, December 05, 2013




Competitive Service - Term Appointment not-to-exceed 2 years. Full-Time




1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC View Map


All United States Citizens.  
Applicants with status or those eligible under special hiring authorities, should apply under FDIC merit promotion announcement 2013-HQ-B0121. However, if you desire consideration also under this public non-status announcement, you must apply to both.  Status applicants are current permanent Federal employees in the competitive service and former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility.


The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is one of the most respected forces in America's financial community. Our mission is to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation's financial system by insuring deposits, examining and supervising financial institutions, and managing receiverships.

The FDIC is ranked as the Number #1 best place to work among mid-sized agencies in the Federal Government.

The candidate selected will be offered a term appointment not-to-exceed 2 years, which may be extended to a maximum of four years based on workload requirements and organizational staffing authorizations.

This position is located in the Division of Information Technology, Information Security & Privacy Staff, Security Policy and Compliance Section of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation which provides support in the areas Information Technology (IT) security programs.



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  • Establishes security programs priorities for the Corporation by determining overall objects of the security programs, and initiates projects needed to meet objectives.  Provides management support for Information Technology (IT) security programs and makes decisions and develops recommendations in the security program area that influence important agency or division Information Technology (IT) policies and interrelated programs.
  • Assess technology and Information Technology industry security direction to determine if program changes are needed and assess Corporation, legislative and oversight agency actions to determine if they require program changes or new initiatives and provides advice concerning security implementation of all Corporation network hardware and software.
  • Coordinates activities with key stakeholders within the Corporation and serves as the liaison with other Federal agencies, industry groups and vendors to keep abreast of new developments in the IT industry that impact the Corporations programs. Prepares and presents briefings to senior management officials and contractor management officials and communicates requirements, issues, and problems to key personnel.


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Candidates must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the CG/GS 13 grade level in the Federal Service.  Specialized experience is experience providing analysis of security in the application development, operations and maintenance areas in conformance with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidance and/or industry best practices.

Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

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.

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.

Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.  

Applicants eligible for CTAP (Career Transition Assistance Program) or ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 85 or higher in the online assessment to be determined "well qualified" for this position. For more information, click here.

Applicants must have met the qualification requirements (including selective placement factors - if any) for this position by the closing date to be eligible for this position.

High Risk Position - Background Investigation (BI) required.

Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be required.


This vacancy announcement is issued under the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's Direct-Hire Authority.

Your application will be reviewed, including the online assessment questionnaire, to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement.  Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification determination.  Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level. If you rated yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.

If you are found qualified, your resume will be evaluated to measure the degree in which your background and responses to the assessment questions match the competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) listed below.  Top candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration.

1. Knowledge of information security policies and understanding of information security principles, practices, techniques, and methods.

2. Skill in applying performance monitoring principles and methods in the security program areas.

3. Knowledge of security devices, procedures, and policies as they apply to information security programs.

4. Skill in applying analytical methods to explain facts, data, or other information and make correct inferences or draw conclusions.

5. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs.  Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.
To preview questions please click here.


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In addition to the regular benefits offered by Federal agencies, the FDIC offers additional benefits to its employees.  These benefits, some at minimal cost, are some of the best and most competitive in both the private and public sectors.

To find out more, click here.     
Relocation benefits will be provided.


If selected, you may be required to serve a trial period.   

To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here.     
Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.


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To begin, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts to register and establish a USAJOBS account, complete the online assessment questionnaire, and submit all required documents.  Please be sure to click "FINISH" to complete the application process.

You must apply online.  Applicants requesting an exception from the online process must contact the Human Resources Specialist or contact point listed in this announcement prior to 12:00 noon local time on the closing date.

To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status."  Click on the "Position Title," and then select "Apply Online" to continue.

You have until 11:59 p.m. EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement to complete the application process.


Please review the following to determine your eligibility and what document(s) is required to complete your application:

VETERANS' PREFERENCE:  If you are claiming veterans' preference, click here.  (Note:  Veterans should submit the Member 4 copy of the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty - or other copy showing the type of discharge/character of service [e.g., Honorable, Under Honorable Conditions, etc.] along with any other required documents.)

FDIC CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ICTAP):  If you are a displaced or surplus FDIC or Federal employee eligible for consideration under the CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit proof of eligibility.  For more information, click here.


Nicole Harris
Phone: 703-562-2584
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 1-800-925-4618
Agency Information:
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Human Resources Service Center
3501 Fairfax Drive
HRB (PA-1730-5007)
Arlington, VA
Fax: 000-000-0000


Thank you for your interest in working for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. You may check the status of your application on-line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through USAJOBS by signing in and selecting "Application Status."

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