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Job Title:  Information Technology Specialist (Information Security)
Department:  Department Of Justice
Agency:  Offices, Boards and Divisions
Job Announcement Number:  OCIO-14-1001273(DC)DH

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$124,995.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year
Thursday, January 23, 2014 to Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
2 vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
United States Citizens
Top Secret


Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career? Join the U.S. Department of Justice!! 

The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is comprised of five staffs responsible for enterprise solutions, system engineering, operations services, information security, and policy and planning.  One of the key functions within information security is the Justice Security Operations Center (JSOC), responsible for monitoring the Department’s IT systems and networks, threat analyses, detection and full lifecycle incident management. 


This vacancy will be filled through OPM's Direct Hire Authority.  Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to positions filled under this announcement.



  • Not Required


  • No


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • You must complete a background investigation.
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET Security Clearance
  • You may be subject to undergo drug testing
  • Moving and Relocation Expenses are not authorized


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Ensures, or participates in ensuring, the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, networks, and data through the planning, analysis, development, implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of information systems security programs, policies, procedures, and tools (both open source and commercial) as it specifically applies to security operations – threat intelligence, intelligence driven detection, response, and remediation of cyber security incidents that affect the Department.  Present operation status and incident response outcomes to Department executives and managers.

Evaluates, acquires, configures, and uses software intended mature the abilities to gather intelligence, detect abnormalities in systems and networks, investigate abnormalities and determine if they are cyber events or incidents, respond to those incidents and work with organizations and users to remediate the incidents.

Manages the lifecycle of security operations project from concept development through implementation. Identifies customer requirements, develops technical approaches, and coordinates project resources related to project costs and schedules and advancing process maturity to align with technology.

Performs or participates in a range of cybersecurity incident management activities that extend or apply to an entire organization or major components of an organization. IT management activities include strategic planning, capital planning and investment control, workforce planning, policy and standards development, resource management, knowledge management, architecture and infrastructure planning and management, auditing, and information security management. Plans, develops, and implements systems and IT policy changes.


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In order to qualify for the GS-15 Information Technology Specialist (Information Security), you must meet the basic and specialized experience requirements described below.

Basic Requirement:  Possess Information Technology (IT) related experience that demonstrates possession of each of the four competencies: attention to detail, customer service, oral communication, and problem solving.  Experience includes:

• Ensuring the confidentiality, availability and integrity of IT systems through full compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act and IT security policies and standards;

• Determining the appropriate products or services with stakeholder clients to define a project scope, requirements and deliverables;

• Providing high level technical advice and counsel to top management and other key officials on matters relating to new or modified basic policies and programs that affect or relate to current and existing IT functions and programs;

• Making recommendations for resolving IT problems and requirements for an agency or organization.



Specialized Experience Requirement:  Qualifying experience for the GS-15 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-14 level. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position successfully.

Examples of specialized experience include experience analyzing a number of alternative approaches and responses when advising management concerning major aspects of IT security threats and incidents.  The experience demonstrates accomplishment of IT security operations project assignments requiring knowledge of IT security requirements and techniques pertinent to the position to be filled.

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see

NOTE:  There is no educational requirements/substitutions for this position.



Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): 

   Information systems/network security operations program

   Information technology security threat identification

   Information technology project planning/management/monitoring and evaluation

   Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing


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Benefits:  DOJ offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: 


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan: The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be well qualified, you must rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified (85) or better category using established category rating criteria. Specific documentation requirements and information  is found at:

Veteran Preference: This is a Direct Hire position so Veterans Preference is not utilized/adjudicated. 

DOJ EEO Statement/Policy: Is found at:

Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Schedule A: DOJ welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department.  DOJ also encourages eligible Schedule A applicants to submit their resumes to, and reference "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line.  Additional information is found at:

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See



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

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID  1001273.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire ,
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire, 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.


·Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional).

·A complete Assessment Questionnaire

·CTAP/ICTAP documentation, if applicable.

Your resume MUST contain all information required for Federal employment.  Your resume MUST include full employment information such as periods of employment, month and year position(s) started and ended, title of position(s), employer's name and address, hours worked, description of duties, etc.Submitting Documents:

If you upload your documents using Application Manager, DO NOT FAX the same documents. To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait one hour to ensure they have cleared the virus scan. You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account for this vacancy announcement. Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area.

Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. To fax documents, you MUST use the special cover page. Print the pre-populated cover page on the upload documents screen of Application Manager. Or, you may click this link to print a copy of the cover page. When faxing documents, follow the procedures outlined below.  

Include the 8-character Vacancy Identification Number 1001273

  • Provide your Social Security Number and full name in the spaces provided or we will not be able to associate your document(s) with the rest of your application.
  • You may submit multiple documents for the same vacancy announcement using one cover page.
  • Fax your cover page and documents to 1-478-757-3144.

Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed: 

Not using the special cover page mentioned above.

  • Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number
  • Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name


If you have documents in your Application Manager account from a previous vacancy announcement they can be opened, copied and saved then reused as an upload file for this vacancy. Uploading your documents will speed the processing of your application for this announcement.



Diane L. Cochuyt
Phone: (202)305-9736
Agency Information:
Justice Management Division
145 N Street NE suite 9W 300
Washington, DC


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed.  After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.  We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.




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