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Job Title:Supervisory IT Specialist (INFOSEC)

Agency:U.S. International Trade Commission

Job Announcement Number:DE-14-033-JAS

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 $157,100.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 to Friday, May 02, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-14/15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Top Secret

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

Yes

JOB SUMMARY:

The USITC is an independent Federal agency that adjudicates import injury cases and provides the President and Congress with high quality analysis and technical support on international trade, tariff, and competitiveness issues.

Here, you will find a dynamic work environment, multi-disciplinary teams working on a variety of projects and products, a dedication to develop your technical skills, and a commitment to provide balance between your work and your personal life.

 

This position is also being announced through merit promotion procedures under MPPA-14-034-JAS.  Candidates who wish to be considered under both the Direct Hire Authority (US Citizens) and Merit Promotion Procedures must apply to both announcements. 

 

This position will be located in the U.S. International Trade Commission, Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Office of Enterprise Security Management (ESM).  This division manages risk to the Commission’s data, information systems and networks, authorizes systems, monitors systems for threats, conducts incident response activities and is responsible for information security training in fulfillment of the Commission's information security program as required by the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA).

Are you an experienced IT Leader with extensive experience managing and protecting an organization's information assets?  If yes, USITC is looking for you!  We're seeking a highly-qualified individual to assist our agency with addressing the multitude of threats in the rapidly-changing field of information/cyber security.  

Someone who is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP), or equivalent is highly desirable.

NOTE:  This position is being recruited using a Direct Hiring Authority.  The "How You Will Be Evaluated" section has been updated to reflect the method we will use to evaluate and review your application.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance
  • You may be required to serve a one-year supervisory probationary period
  • You may be required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement

DUTIES:

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As the Agency’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), you will oversee critical information security programs for the agency; serve as the senior advisor to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) regarding development, publication, and implementation of information security policies, standards, and guidance; coordinate security assessments and audits of major IT systems; and supervise other IT security professionals by assigning projects and tasks, preparing performance plans and performs performance appraisals, approving work schedules, leave, and overtime, and  resolving conflicts and taking disciplinary action when required.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education, and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.  Education may only be substituted in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order to be credited towards qualifications.  Applicants must have the general and specialized experience outlined below which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

 

To meet the basic requirement for an IT Specialist position, you must possess 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.

 

IN ADDITION to meeting the basic requirement above, you must possess the necessary specialized experience listed below.

 

To qualify at the GS-14 level, applicants must have one-year of specialized experience obtained in the federal or private sector which demonstrates: using IT systems security principles, concepts, and methods to develop

long-range policies and plans for IT security systems that anticipate, identify, evaluate, mitigate, and minimize risks associated with IT systems’ vulnerabilities; analyzing new IT security developments to lead the implementation of IT security programs designed to anticipate, assess, and minimize system vulnerabilities (e.g., intrusion detection or access authentication programs); providing advice, briefings, assistance, and counsel to senior management and preparing detailed organizational planning documents, position papers, and action plans regarding IT security programs; and applying your knowledge of enterprise IT architecture of identify the need for changes based on new IT security technologies or threats.

 

To qualify at the GS-15 level, applicants must have one-year of specialized experience obtained in the federal or private sector which demonstrates: using IT systems security principles, concepts, and methods to develop long-range policies and plans for IT security systems that anticipate, identify, evaluate, mitigate, and minimize risks associated with IT systems’ vulnerabilities; analyzing new IT security developments to lead the implementation of IT security programs designed to anticipate, assess, and minimize system vulnerabilities (e.g., intrusion detection or access authentication programs); providing advice, briefings, assistance, and counsel to senior management and preparing detailed organizational planning documents, position papers, and action plans regarding IT security programs; applying your knowledge of enterprise IT architecture of identify the need for changes based on new IT security technologies or threats; and leading a team of IT security professionals by organizing work, setting priorities, and determining resource requirements.


Submit a copy of your transcript(s) or list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking.  Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click on the link for a list of accredited organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials: http://www.naces.org/members.htm.

REQUIREMENTS

 

All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

 

1.  Knowledge of IT security concepts, methods, and practices; project management methods and concepts sufficient to manage the IT security programs of the agency.

 

2.  Ability to provide advice to IT personnel and senior management complex IT concepts.

3.  Ability to supervise IT professionals.

4.  Knowledge of managing IT hardware, software, components, systems, and/or subsystems, and comply with IT security monitoring policies and procedures.

5.  Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience(s) and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. In order to fully evaluate your application and receive proper credit, your resume should include: (1) paid and non-paid experience, job title, dates held (month and year for qualifying purposes to receive credit), number of hours worked per week, and salary (2) knowledge of the subject matter and technical skills pertinent to this position; (3) specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work; and (4) names and phone numbers of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this job opportunity announcement for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of consideration.

 

We will review your résumé and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  We will evaluate your relevant education and/or work experiences as it relates to the fundamental competencies, competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) mentioned above.  

 

To preview the assessment questionnaire, click the following link: View Assessment Questions.


BENEFITS:

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Working for the U.S. International Trade Commission offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  

 

You can access the following link to explore the major benefits offered to most federal employees:  https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits.



OTHER INFORMATION:

CTAP/ICTAP APPLICANTS:   If you are a federal displaced employee as defined in 5 CFR 330.703 (b), you may be entitled to receive priority consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).   You must be determined by the Agency to be "Well Qualified' for the specific position.  A well-qualified employee means an eligible employee who possesses the knowledge, skills and abilities, which clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position.  Eligible employees receiving a score of 85 or higher will be determined to be well-qualified employees and will be advised in writing of the results.  Eligible employees will be advised in writing if another well qualified eligible is selected.  When an eligible employee is found to be not well qualified, a second independent review of the employee's application will be conducted and the employee will be advised in writing of the results of the second review.  You can view additional information regarding CTAP/ICTAP through this link:  http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp

 

If you are a male applicant who was born after December 31, 1959 you are required to certify that you are registered with the Selective Service or are exempt under Selective Service regulations.  For additional information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit http://www.sss.gov/.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

 

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, May 02, 2014 to receive consideration.

 

1.  To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

2.  Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.  It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

3.  To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. 

4.  To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

 

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

 

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1.  To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1076573.

 

2.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.  

 

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, May 02, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

 

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1.  Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

 

2.  Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

1.  Resume - Your resume or any other written format you choose should contain the required information as specified in the How You Will Be Evaluated section.  Insufficient information will result in an ineligible rating.

 

2.  Occupational Questionnairea completed job-specific occupational questionnaire submitted through your Application Manager account or faxed via the methods outlined in the How to Apply section.

 

3.  Transcripts - if you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed under the Qualifications and Evaluations section, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript(s) with your application. If selected, an official/sealed college transcript(s) will be required to verify education prior to employment.

 

4.  Veterans' Preference - If claiming veterans' preference, you must indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume.

For 5-point veterans' preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge which must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty.  If you are currently on active duty, you must provide an official statement of service from your command/unit which states the date you entered active duty, expected discharge type and date, and campaign medals you have received OR other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.  If the appropriate information is not submitted to confirm your discharge status, dates of service, etc., you will not receive credit for the claimed active duty military service.

 

For 10-point veterans' preference, you must submit an SF-15 and any documentation required by this form to support your claim.  If we cannot verify your 10-point preference status, you will receive 5-point preference if veterans' preference requirements have been met.  You can obtain an SF-15 through this link:  http://www.opm.gov/forms/standard-forms/.

 

If you're currently serving on Active Duty: submit a statement of service from your unit identifying the branch of service, period(s) of service, campaign badges or expeditionary medals earned, type of discharge, character of service, and the date you will be separated or be on approved terminal leave.   If you supply a statement of service at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified by a DD214 (Member 4 Copy) upon separation from the military.

 

To gain access to your DD214 online, please visit: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/.

 

5.  Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles - you must submit the following documents:  

-a copy of your agency notice; and

-a copy of your most recent performance rating; and

-a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.

 

6. Certifications – if you possess a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP), or equivalent certification, please submit a copy of your certificate.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Justin A. Scott
Phone: (202)205-2651
Email: JUSTIN.SCOTT@USITC.GOV
Agency Information:
United States International Trade Commission
500 E Street SW
Washington , DC
20436

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

 

To check the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the More Information link under the application status for this position.

 

You will be notified up to four times during the hiring process:

1.  Upon receipt of your application.

2.  Upon minimum qualifications determination.

3.  After candidates have been referred to the hiring official.

4.  Once a selection has been made.


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Job Announcement Number:

DE-14-033-JAS

Control Number:

367351600