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Job Title:Program Specialist (Privacy) - DEU

Agency:Federal Trade Commission

Job Announcement Number:OTC-2014-0003

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$52,146.00 to $82,019.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 to Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-09/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Competitive service - Full-time; Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

All Qualified Candidates

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

This position is located in the FTC Privacy Office within the Office of the Chairwoman. If selected for this position you will assist the Chief Privacy Officer (CPO), FTC staff, and contractors in complying with federal privacy laws and related guidance and in developing, implementing, maintaining, and enforcing the FTC's internal policies and procedures regarding the collection, use, sharing, retention, disclosure, and destruction of personally identifiable information (PII) across all FTC programs and activities.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • This position is included in the bargaining unit.

DUTIES:

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If selected for this position, you will assist the Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) and other Privacy Office personnel by participating in the full range of Privacy Office activities:

  • Administering, operating, and communicating with FTC staff and contractors about the FTC’s privacy program, including activities to ensure that the agency’s privacy policies and procedures remain comprehensive and current.
  • Working with FTC staff and contractors to develop, implement, and oversee privacy policies, procedures, and compliance across the full range of FTC activities, including but not limited to procurement, implementation of new technology, data collection, website content, and social media.
  • Working with FTC staff and contractors to conduct, review, and finalize initial and updated privacy assessments and related documentation (e.g., Privacy Threshold Assessments, Task Solution Documents, Privacy Impact Assessments, Privacy Act system notices).
  • Supporting agency risk management functions by working with FTC staff and contractors to develop, review, and finalize privacy components of risk assessments and related documentation for FTC activities.
  • Supporting incident identification, notification, and response activities, including training staff and contractors, conducting table-top exercises, responding to questions from staff and contractors, reviewing reports, conducting risk and harm assessments, and participating in the full range of Breach Notification Response Team activities.
  • Working closely with FTC’s Office of the Chief Information Officer, including the Chief Information Security Officer and the Cybersecurity Team, on issues at the intersection of privacy, data security, and technology.
  • Promoting and maintaining agency knowledge and awareness of current privacy law, policies, and procedures by providing general and role-based privacy orientation, education, and training to employees, contractors, volunteers, students, and international fellows, as well as responding to specific questions and providing follow-up privacy and awareness sessions with individuals and specific FTC components as needed.
  • Participating in planning and implementing agency-wide privacy-related activities, including, but not limited to, brown bags and similar informational sessions, meetings with specific components, annual Privacy Weeks and Data Breach Awareness Weeks, and similar activities involving other federal or state agencies or private sector entities.
  • Researching and working with FTC staff and contractors on specific privacy projects as assigned to gather facts, conduct research, draw conclusions, and make recommendations. Reporting orally or in writing on the results of such research for possible inclusion in memoranda, briefs, speeches, and similar documents. Information may be sensitive or confidential in nature.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to qualify for this position, applicants must meet the following:

AT THE GS-9 LEVEL, you must have:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal service which has provided you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position; OR

You can qualify based on education for the GS-9, if you have completed:

  • Related master's or equivalent graduate degree, OR
  • 2 full years of related, progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, OR
  • LL.B or J.D., if related, OR
  • A combination of specialized experience and graduate level education that meets 100% of the qualification requirements described above.
Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

Examples of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 include: experience through which applicants have gained knowledge of general privacy principles and practices, including applicable federal privacy laws (e.g., Privacy Act of 1974) and related Office of Management and Budget, Department of Homeland Security, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and similar guidance. Related experience at this level includes using knowledge of general privacy principles and practices to perform duties such as gathering facts, conducting research, drawing conclusions and making recommendations for projects.

AT THE GS-11 LEVEL, you must have:
  • One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service which has provided you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position; OR
  • Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; OR
  • A combination of education and experience as described above.
Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

Examples of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 include: experience through which applicants have gained knowledge of general privacy principles and practices, including applicable federal privacy laws (e.g., Privacy Act of 1974) and related guidance, to plan, organize and execute projects and/or studies.

In order to meet minimum qualifications, applicants must also identify experience which demonstrates that the candidate meets the following selective placement factor. Candidates who do not show such experience in their resume will not be considered.
  • Experience using knowledge of general privacy principles and practices, including applicable federal privacy laws (e.g., Privacy Act of 1974).
Evidence of the selective placement factor must be reflected in the resume. Applicants who do not possess both the basic qualifications AND selective placement factor will not be considered.

Additionally, applicants who possess privacy certifications are highly desired.


All applications must be received on-line via www.usajobs.gov

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

For information on how FTC determines the best qualified candidates click here.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

Click here for Additional Information, information for Displaced Federal Employees, and information on Special Hiring Authorities.

HOW TO APPLY:

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Individuals applying for this announcement are required to complete and submit an online application through the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) application system, USAJOBS. The information you provide in USAJOBS is general information completed by all candidates. That information and your resume will become part of your application and will automatically be transferred to
FT-SEE when you apply online. The submission of anything other than the below online application will result in you not being considered for this job.

If applying online poses a hardship to any applicant, please contact us. Applicants must contact us at 202-326-2021 prior to the closing date to speak to someone who can provide assistance for online submission. Requests for extensions will not be granted.

There are several parts of the application process that will affect your overall evaluation:
1. Your online resume (See Step 1 below).
2. Your responses to the eligibility questions.
3. Your responses to the vacancy specific self-assessment questions.
4. Submission of supporting documentation (See instructions under the "Required Documentation" section of this posting.

You have until 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement to complete the following four-step application process:

STEP 1: To apply, you must first register on USAJOBS at www.usajobs.opm.gov and have at least one resume associated with your account. Your online resume must be built using the USAJOBS resume builder or you can upload an existing resume from your computer. You must submit a resume to be considered for this position. Once you have completed the registration process, thoroughly review this vacancy announcement and then select the "Apply Online" button and follow the instructions provided.

STEP 2: After selecting a resume to submit with your application package, you will be taken to FT-SEE to answer questions related to your experience and vacancy specific questions. The answers to the questions are necessary to evaluate your qualifications for the specific job to which you are applying. When completed, the information you provided through USAJOBS and the answers to the
FT-SEE questions will become your application.

STEP 3: Review your resume to make certain that it supports your responses to the questions. Once you submit your online application, you will see a screen telling you that your application has been successfully transmitted. If you do not receive this confirmation, you have not successfully completed your application.

STEP 4: Submit Supporting Documentation, as necessary.

NOTE: Paper applications and information sent by mail WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To help you ensure your application fully outlines your qualifications and eligibility for this position, please submit the following documentation as appropriate. Some of the items listed may not apply to you.

APPLICATION PACKAGE CHECKLIST

__ Announcement number, title, and grade(s) of the position

__ Full name, mailing address (including zip code) and day and evening phone numbers (with area code)

__ Statement that you are a U.S. citizen

__ Current Federal employees serving on a competitive career or career conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible must submit a copy of their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50).

__Copy of DD Form 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) (only if claiming veteran's preference)

__SF-15 (Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference) plus the support documentation required by this form (if claiming 10-point veteran's preference)

__ Paid and non-paid work experience related to the position. For each period of Work experience include:

___Job title
___Series/grade (if Federal employment)
___Duties and accomplishments
___Employer's name and address
___Supervisor's name and contact information
___Starting and ending dates of employment (month/day/year)
___Number of hours worked per week
___Salary
___Indicate if we may contact current supervisor/employer

___Other job related information, such as training courses (title & year); skills (e.g., other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, etc.)

___Certificates/licenses (current).

___Honors, awards, and special accomplishments

___A Legible copy of college transcripts (if qualifying all or in part on the basis of Education for this position)

___Support documentation for eligibility for special hiring authorities, such as disability, Peace Corps service, etc.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Rob Warren
Phone: 202-326-2021
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 202-326-3422
Email: rwarren@ftc.gov
Agency Information:
Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC
20580
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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Job Announcement Number:

OTC-2014-0003

Control Number:

376786200