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**Notice, more than one selection can be made within 90 days of the issuance of the certificate, if more vacancies occur.
Promotion to the next higher grade, is neither guaranteed or implied.
Category Rating, Veterans Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to this Public Notice.
As a IT SPECIALIST (INFOSEC)at the GS- 2210-13, you will perform the following:
- Serves as the Data Loss Prevention Analyst and leverages Computer Network Defense tools currently available in the enterprise.
- Responsible for preventing, detecting, and responding to loss of government information.
- Works in a team setting to execute security programs and activities with the Data Loss Prevention Team.
- Performs analysis of potential loss of data and participates in incident response activities.
Occasional travel - Less than 5% annually.
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
- Must be a US Citizen or National
- Selective Service registration if a male born after December 31, 1959
- At least 18 years old
- Be able to obtain and maintain a TOP Secret security clearance
- Subject to pre-employment and random drug test
- Direct Deposit is required
- Relocation expenses will not be paid
- May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
QualificationsMINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the qualification requirements outlined below to be considered minimally qualified for this position. The qualification requirements are in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standards. ALL QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE MET BY 06/19/2018, the closing date OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
SPECIALIZED OR GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the next lower grade or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector.
You may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector that demonstrates your ability to apply an expert level of information security principles and methodologies for Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and analysis of potential loss of information to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, networks, and data. Specialized experience must include all of the following cybersecurity experience: 1) Advanced experience with Splunk log aggregator, Microsoft Exchange, and Microsoft PowerShell; 2) Application of Symantec Security Analytics (Solera); 3) Apply information security principles and methods to evaluate, implement, and disseminate information systems security tools and procedures; and 4) Monitor and evaluate systems' compliance with IT security requirements.
In addition to the specialized experience individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below:
1. Attention to Detail - Meticulous; thoroughly reviews and proofreads various IT related data/information; dedicates focus to accomplish tasks that are complete, precise, and accurate to a given IT situation.
2. Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive IT services or IT 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 IT needs, provide expert technical information or assistance, resolve fairly complex or non-routine problems, or satisfy expectations; knowledge of available products and services; committed to providing quality IT products and services.
3. Communication - Expresses technical 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 presentations; listens to others, recognizes potential miscommunication, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
4. Problem Solving - Identifies IT related problems using a variety of materials or sources; gathers and applies technical information to determine accuracy and relevance to moderately complex problems; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives; makes decisions or recommendations that influence IT policies or programs and applies new developments to previously unresolved problems.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).
Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 87 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternative Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
These vacancies are being filled through the Office of Personnel Management's delegated Direct Hiring Authority. All applicants who meet the basic and minimum qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration.
Evaluation is made on the basis of appropriate education, licensure, training, and specialized experience.
Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and/or supporting documentation will be made and compared to the qualification requirements to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
Background checks and security clearance
Resume which must include the following information: announcement number and job title for which you are applying; beginning and ending dates (mo/yr) for paid or non-paid work experience; and average number of hours worked per week.
Education - If you are qualifying based on positive education, please provide a copy of your college transcript or an appropriate course listing. The transcript may be unofficial or photocopy at time of application, but MUST provide the original if selected.
Special Appointing Authority - Separate referral lists will be generated for applicants eligible to be appointed under a non-competitive special appointing authority. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not need to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility, please read the information below and click on the appropriate link for additional details.
Schedule A - The EOP welcomes and encourages applications from individuals with disabilities. The federal government has a streamlined hiring process for individuals with disabilities, known as Schedule A. To learn more about Schedule A and eligibility requirements please visit: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/
Other miscellaneous hiring authorities information may be found at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Main_Page
*Although Veteran's Preference does not apply to Direct Hire Authority, upon selection Veteran's documentation may be required.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the 06/19/2018 to receive consideration.
- To begin, click Apply Online to access an online application. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account. Click here for the USAJOBS website.
- You will be taken to an online application. Complete the online application (https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10232096), verify the required documentation, and submit the application. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to 06/19/2018 the closing date of the announcement.
- You will receive an email notification when your application has been received for the announcement.
- To verify the status of your application, 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 Application Status page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and your responses submitted to the online application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
It is applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded (i.e., resume, veteran's documentation, completed assessment, and SF-50's) is received and accurate. Human Resources will not modify or change any part of your application. If a document is not in legible format, applicant will not be able to view it in Application Manager which means the applicant must again upload the documentation by the closing date of this announcement.
Application packages will NOT be accepted via mail. Due to security processes, mail delivery takes approximately 2-3 weeks to process at which time the vacancy announcement will be closed and no further consideration will be given to additional application packages.
Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10232096
Agency contact information
Client Services EOP - OA
AddressOffice of Administration
725 17th Street
Washington, DC 20503
After all application packages have been received, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications based on the information provided and may interview the best qualified applicants. After a tentative job offer, we will conduct a security background investigation and drug screening. If the drug screening is negative and security background is cleared, then a formal job offer will be extended to candidate.
You will be notified four times during the hiring process:
1. Upon receipt of your application.
2. Upon minimum qualification determinations.
3. After the certificate(s) is issued.
4. After the final selection(s) is made.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/501681100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.