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Job Title:INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (INFOSEC) GS-2210-14 (DIRECT HIRE)

Department:Department Of Education

Agency:Office of the Chief Information Officer

Job Announcement Number:OCIO-2014-0002

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$106,263.00 to $138,136.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, March 03, 2014 to Friday, March 14, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

This position is open to all U.S. citizens. This position may be filled through the Direct Hire authority for IT Specialist (INFOSEC) positions.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Top Secret

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

If you are a highly-motivated, creative individual who would like to work for an agency that establishes policies on federal financial aid for education, distributes as well as monitors those funds; collects data on America's schools and disseminates research; focuses national attention on key educational issues; and prohibits discrimination and ensures equal access to education, ED is the place for you! This position is located in the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Chief Information Officer, Information Assurance Services, Policy and Planning Team. The purpose of this position is to provide tactical and strategic execution of the department's IA Cyber Security Audit and FISMA reporting for all department organization and elements having or supporting an Information Technology mission or function.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • MUST BE A US CITIZEN.
  • THIS POSITION WILL REQUIRE DRUG TESTING.
  • THIS POSITION MAY BE FILLED THROUGH THE DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY.
  • NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION (NSI) POSITION SENSITIVITY REQUIREMENT.
  • MUST COMPLETE 1 YEAR PROBATIONARY PERIOD
  • RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID

DUTIES:

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As an IT Specialist (INFOSEC), you will:

  • Ensures the integration of the audit and FISMA programs are integrated with compliance and reporting activities department wide;
  • Develops, directs and manages the annual FISMA reporting and coordination program reviews with the OIG and Senior Action Officers for Privacy (SAOP), in accordance with OMB guidance.
  • Develops and reviews policies and guidance that directly or indirectly related to the department's project or systems that meet current and future business requirements and apply and extend or optimize the existing architecture, visibility for FISMA reporting.
  • Manages assigned projects;
  • Communicates complex technical requirements to non-technical personnel;
  • Prepares and presents briefings to senior management officials on complex and controversial issues.
  • Develops, updates, and maintains IA Metrics to measure the Cyber Security audit and FISMA Program implementation of its Strategic plan and tactical goals;
  • Serves as a liaison to the Department's Principal offices assigned to provide assistance with the IA audit and FISMA program.
  • Conducts annual department wide Cyber Security Audit reviews mandated by resolution of department IT security program and systems audit;
  • Develops and establishes a process for tracking performance of the strategic plan against the audit IA metrics,


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In addition to meeting the basic requirements listed above, qualified applicants must possess the specialized experience indicated below.

 All qualified candidates must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in federal service.

Specialized experience is experience in networking and system operations, risk assessment, certification and accreditation activities; apply IT security related laws, policies, procedures, methods and practices; information systems security evaluations audits and review; apply IT principles, standards, practices sufficient to accomplish assignments such as developing and interpreting strategies and policies governing the planning and delivery of services throughout the agency, providing expert technical advice, guidance, and recommendations to management and other technical specialists on critical IT issues, applying new developments to previously unsolvable problems, and making decisions or recommendations that significantly influence important agency IT policies and programs; applying most of the following interrelationships of multiple IT specialties, new IT developments and applications, emerging technologies and their applications, IT security concepts, standards and methods, project management principles, methods and practices, including developing plans and schedules, estimating resource requirements, defining milestones and deliverables, monitoring activities, and evaluating and reporting on accomplishments and oral and written communication techniques.  

 


APPLICANTS MUST MEET QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.

For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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


Applicants are expected to possess the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) listed below to qualify for this position. These KSAs are addressed in the self-assessment questionnaire that you will complete for this announcement. You do not need to respond separately to the KSAs listed below. Your answers to the on-line experience questions will serve as responses to the KSAs. Your application will be evaluated based on your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities/competencies (KSAs):

 
1. Knowledge of networking and system operations, risk assessments, certification and accreditation activities.

2. Knowledge of IT security related laws and executive directives, such as Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), and National Institutes of Standard and Technology (NIST) standards and practices.

3. Knowledge of information systems security evaluations, audits and review.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your application and response to on-line questions to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will further evaluate each applicant who meets the qualification requirements based on their responses to the on-line announcement questions. Your application will receive a numerical score based on your responses to the on-line questions. If you do not respond to the on-line questions, you may be rated ineligible. We will refer the best qualified candidates to the Selecting Official of the job for further consideration.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

“Veterans interested in receiving tips on preparing a Federal resume and/or how to prepare for an interview, may send an email to Iwork@ed.gov to schedule an appointment for a session.   Veterans Counseling Session must be placed in the subject line of the email.” 

The Federal Government is committed to expanding access to employment by hiring people with disabilities; providing technical assistance and information on reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities; and identifying and removing barriers to work.  Persons with disabilities may apply for jobs filled either competitively (where qualified individuals compete with one another through a structured process), noncompetitively (where a qualified individual may be selected based on a special appointing authority), or through an excepted appointing authority for people with disabilities (i.e. Schedule A).  People who are selected for a Federal job must meet the qualification requirements for the position and be able to perform the essential duties of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp

 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)- Eligible federal employees who were in positions and who were displaced from their positions may be eligible for selective priority over other candidates, under the ICTAP or the CTAP.  Information about these programs may be found at the following links. In order to qualify, your application must receive a score of 85 in comparison with the knowledge, skills and abilities criteria.  If you believe you are eligible for this special consideration, it is critical that you read the information provided in the links below.

(CTAP) http://www.ed.gov/about/jobs/open/edhires/ctap.html

(ICTAP) http://www.ed.gov/about/jobs/open/edhires/ictap.html

 

Student Loan Default

Applicants selected for positions are subject to a background check to verify that he or she has not defaulted on any loan funded or guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Education.  Applicants found to be in default will be contacted to make arrangements for repayment prior to being made an official offer of employment.

 

ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS MAY BE MADE WITHIN 90 DAYS SHOULD VACANCIES OCCUR.

 

 

HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications submitted via EdHIRES must be received before midnight eastern time on the closing date of the announcement.  No extensions will be granted.  If you fail to submit a COMPLETE on-line resume, you WILL NOT be considered for this position.  If applying on-line poses a hardship to any applicant, the Servicing Personnel Office listed on the announcement will provide assistance to ensure that applications are submitted on-line by the closing date.  Applicants MUST CONTACT the Servicing Human Resources Office PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE to speak to someone who can provide assistance for on-line submission.  Requests for extensions will not be granted.

WARNING!  Your responses to the vacancy questions must be substantiated by your on-line resume.  Be sure that the experience/education as described on your resume contains accurate and sufficient information that clearly supports your responses to all of the questions by addressing experience and education relevant to this position.   If you exaggerate or falsify your experience, education and/or your responses to questions, your ratings can/will be changed, or you may be removed from employment consideration.  You should make a fair and accurate assessment of your qualifications.  Applicants who do not respond to the application questions will be rated ineligible.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Please carefully read the information provided under the link listed below.  The section entitled "How to Apply" provides detailed instructions on faxing your supporting documentation.  All required supporting documentation MUST be received by midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.  You are encouraged to thoroughly review the list of supplement documents required.  It is critical to note that many documents may not pertain to you.  You are only required to submit those that apply to you.  http://www.ed.gov/about/jobs/open/edhires/appendix.html

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Denise Drew
Phone: 202-401-6187
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: denise.drew@ed.gov
Agency Information:
EDUCATION-OFFICE OF THE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
400 Maryland Ave. S.W.
2E226
Attn: Human Resources Services
Washington, DC
20202
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking.  The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of your application status by the servicing personnel specialist via e-mail.  It is essential that you have a current e-mail address on file.  You may also check the status of your application at www.USAJOBS.opm.gov

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Job Announcement Number:

OCIO-2014-0002

Control Number:

363119600