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Job Title:  IT Specialist, GS-2210-15 (Information Security)
Department:  Department Of Justice
Agency:  Offices, Boards and Divisions
Hiring Organization:  National Security Division - Foreign Investment Review Staff
Job Announcement Number:  NSD-14-1063447(ALT)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
Monday, April 07, 2014 to Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy 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!! 

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

This position is located in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), National Security Division (NSD), Foreign Investment Review Staff (FIRS).

NSD is responsible for supervising the enforcement of all federal criminal laws related to counterterrorism and counterespionage, except those specifically designed to other divisions.  NSD also serves as the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) liaison to the United States Intelligence Community (USIC) and the USIC before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.  In addition, NSD advises the Attorney General regarding all matters of National Security Policy.


·         Filling this position is subject to funding availability.

·         You must meet all qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement.



  • Not Required


  • No


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigations.
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
  • You may be subjected to undergo a urinalysis for a drug test.
  • Moving and Relocation Expenses are not authorized.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply Section).


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  •   Lead the implementation of security programs designed to anticipate, assess, and minimize system vulnerabilities
  •  Serve as a senior expert and consultant to top agency management officials for advice on the implementation of Information Technology (IT) programs with other key mission-critical agency programs.
  • Coordinate the implementation of security programs across platforms and establishes vulnerability reporting criteria.
  • Integrate configuration management, information technology architecture, infrastructure design, and systems integration aspects into IT project plans.
  • Provide long-range policy guidance and develop and implement strategies and management guidelines for complex and changing IT systems.
  • Conduct extensive investigation and analysis of largely undefined factors and conditions to determine the nature and scope of IT problems and to devise solutions.



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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
  •  -AND-

Specialized Experience Requirement: Possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 or higher grade level in the Federal service, which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled.  Experience involves:

  • Developing and interpreting policies, procedures, and strategies governing the planning and delivery of Information Technology (IT) services throughout an agency or organization;
  • Providing technical advice, guidance, and recommendations to high level management officials and technical staff on critical IT issues;
  • Applying knowledge of IT project management principles, methods, and practices to develop plans and schedules, estimate resource requirements, define milestones and deliverables, monitor activities, and evaluate and report on accomplishments;
  • Implementing agency/organization wide security programs designed to anticipate, assess, and minimize system vulnerabilities;
  • Developing solutions to integration/interoperability IT issues for an agency or organization




Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ’s Category Rating and Selection Procedures.  Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications for this position.  If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire.  If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.  Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.  Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.


Although veteran preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described under “How You Will Be Evaluated,” veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified.  In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest quality category (i.e. Best Qualified). 


All applicants qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics) as follows:





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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.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. To be well qualified, you must rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria.  Specific documentation requirements and information are found at:
Veteran Preference:  If you are entitled to or claim veteran preference (VP), you should
indicate the type of veteran preference (5 or 10 points) you are claiming on your résumé.  In order to determine your eligibility, you can find additional information at:


NOTE: To verify your veteran preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.  (1) If you are claiming 10-point preference, you must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 in addition to the supporting documentation required and identified on the reserves side of the SF-15, Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference. (2) If you are claiming 10-point DERIVED PREFERENCE as a relative you must submit Member Copy 4 of the veteran's DD-214, and an SF-15, Application for 10-point veteran preference" in addition to the supporting documentation required and identified on the reverse side of this form.  If you fail to do so, you will receive consideration as a non-veteran. 

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.  Additional information at:


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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, April 16, 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  1063447.  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).

· Veteran preference documentation, if applicable.

· CTAP/ICTAP documentation, if applicable.

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 TAG:VacancyID
  • 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.   


Angela L. Tucker
Phone: (202)616-3716
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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