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Job Title:Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC)

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Office of Justice Programs

Hiring Organization:DOJ/Office of Justice Programs (OJP)

Job Announcement Number:JP-14-109

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$75,621.00 to $138,136.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, July 17, 2014 to Monday, July 28, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-12/14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent - No time limit

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

0 vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency



Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=OUECU.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Subject to background/suitability investigation/determination.
  • Submit all required documents and Online Assessment Questionnaire.
  • Federal payments are required to be made by Direct Deposit.

DUTIES:

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(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)


As a recognized expert in the field of information technology (IT) security, provides authoritative guidance to DOJ IT security program. Develops long-range plans for IT security systems that anticipate, identify, evaluate, mitigate, and minimize risks associated with IT systems vulnerabilities. Manage the implementation of security programs/projects designed to anticipate, assess, and minimize system vulnerabilities. Coordinates the implementation of security programs/projects across platforms and establishes vulnerability reporting criteria. Has responsibility for assuring that Certification and Accreditation (C&A) of the Office of Justice Programs systems are in compliance with NIST and DOJ regulations. Primary duties consist of assuring the protection and the management Office of Justice Programs systems and information assets. Will serve as a key advising role to ITSD Director when implementing new IT security technologies. Manages the OCIO Information Assurance security program/projects by providing guidance and recommendations to management on critical security issues within the context of published accepted Government standards and leading practices within the FISMA, GIRSA, Computer Security Act, OMB Circular A-130 to include all Federal security regulations and DOJ security directives.


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. Evaluates, acquires, configures, and uses software intended to ensure that automated systems are secure from unauthorized use, viral infection, and other problems that would compromise sensitive information in terms of confidentiality, integrity, and availability, or would compromise other aspects of overall system security.


Assesses policy needs, and develops and provides information technology (IT) policy, procedure, and/or guideline additions, revisions, and/or updates to IT management and staff in order to govern IT activities and accomplish IT projects or programs.


Develops specifications for information technology (IT) contracts and programs involving hardware, software, components, systems, subsystems, and/or services. Prepares statements of work (SOWs), requests for Information (RFIs), and requests for proposals (RFPs). Evaluates computer requirements. Develops evaluation plans. Participates on proposal evaluation teams. Evaluates vendor proposals for adequacy in terms of vendor ability to perform desired actions and produce proper results. Serves as Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) in monitoring vendor/contractor performance.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.

Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.


Click here to see the full Qualifications Statement.


See Other Information.

See Other Information for further requirements.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

DIRECT HIRE PUBLIC NOTICE:

This is a Direct Hire Public Notice.

Direct Hire Authority (section 1312 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002) allows agencies to appoint candidates directly to occupations for which the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has determined that there is a severe shortage of candidates or a critical hiring need for certain occupations, grades, and/or geographic locations. Agencies may appoint without regard to Veterans' Preference.

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on the announcement. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. As a current or former federal employee, you must meet time-in-grade and all qualification requirements for consideration upon the closing date of this announcement.

Regardless of the method in which you are evaluated, your application, resume, and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on the announcement. 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 resume and application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.

Your on-line application includes your:
1. Resume and/or work history profile,
2. Responses to the online questions,
3. Required supporting documents,
4. Cover letter (optional).
Note: If a cover letter is submitted, it may be used to assess your qualifications.

We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:
1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.
2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated against your responses to the occupational Questionnaire. You may also be further evaluated using additional assessment processes. Review your resume and responses carefully. Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score. A human resources representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official. Your resume will be among the factors used in setting your pay, should you be made an offer of employment. Please ensure that it fully describes your experience as it relates to the position for which you are applying.
3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official.


BENEFITS:

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You can review our benefits at: https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/viewVacancyStatement?referenceCode=OUECU&statement=BENEFITS

To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

OJP has partnered with the Vida Fitness Center, located in the Verizon Center for your physical fitness needs. In addition, OJP offers on-site fitness centers at various DOJ locations within the downtown areas, most of which are located within walking distance. OJP also offers credit union services; ATM machine is located on-site. We also have a health unit and an on-site nurse for your usage and convenience.

Transit Benefits: To defray your commuting cost, we are pleased to offer the Employee Transit Benefit Program which allows eligible employees to receive up to $125 per month tax-free.

Service Credit for Non-Federal Experience: The Federal Workforce Flexibility Acts allows newly hired employees to be granted credit for previous military or private sector experience.



OTHER INFORMATION:

DIRECT HIRE PUBLIC NOTICE: This is a Direct Hire Public Notice. Direct Hire Authority (section 1312 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002) allows agencies to appoint candidates directly to occupations for which the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has determined that there is a severe shortage of candidates or a critical hiring need for certain occupations, grades, and/or geographic locations. Agencies may appoint without regard to Veterans' Preference.

Selectees may be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies that may occur within 90 days of the closing date.

Recruitment methods and selection procedures will be based solely on merit after fair and open competition, and will be made without regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, sex, national origin, non-disqualifying disability, sexual orientation, or age.

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 representative listed under Agency Contact Information. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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 www.sss.gov.

Must complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.

If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by the closing date of the announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration. The proof includes a copy of the agency notice, your most recent Performance Rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty station. To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, you must rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria.


HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=OUECU.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

NOTE: If you submit an incomplete application, you will be given credit only for the information you provide. You are responsible for submitting all required documentation in support of your application in order to receive full credit for your experience, education, training, and/or veterans status.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

DOJ, Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
Email: joeavue@avuetech.com
Agency Information:
Department of Justice (DOJ)
Office of Human Resources
810 7th Street NW
Washington , Dist of Columbia
20531
US

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your completed application is certified and 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 status and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted. 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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Job Announcement Number:

JP-14-109

Control Number:

375817500