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    RECENT GRADUATE - The Program is a dynamic, 1 year developmental program that promotes careers in the Federal Government to recent graduates. You must apply within two years of receiving a qualifying degree or certificate, with the exception of veterans, who have up to six years to apply to the Recent Graduates Program due to military service obligations. Students may also apply up to nine months prior to completing their academic requirements, depending upon agency-specific policies.

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    Responsibilities

    A successful candidate will serve in an intermediate trainee developmental level with assignments consisting of specific, often unrelated, tasks that are selected to orient employees in the practical application of theory and basic principles.  This is a developmental position with promotion potential to GS-2210-12. At the lower levels, the selectee will perform developmental assignments under closer supervision than that required at the full performance level of GS-12. Assignments become progressively more difficult until the next performance level is reached.

    At the Full Performance Level of GS-12 an IT Cybersecurity Specialist will:

    • The incumbent performs as the Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO). Oversees the security posture for one or more system(s) throughout the entire lifecycle; provides continuous monitoring through scheduled audits, controls testing, and audit reviews, and escalates issues as needed. Administers the implementation of information technology (IT) security controls and security authorization documents, and ensures the system is compliant with mandated security policies and requirements. Provides technical recommendations for all Risk Assessments, and Vulnerability Assessments, conducted for the system or site. Provides security analysis of IT activities to ensure that appropriate security measures are in place and being enforced. Promotes IT security awareness information to the user community by validating the user community is completing their annual training. Oversees and maintains regulatory requirements and participates on the Change Control Board (CCB) by reviewing changes for security implications and security applications.
    • As the IT Cybersecurity Specialist, the incumbent’s primary duties correspond to capabilities outlined in the NIST’s Cyber Security Framework, performing duties as an IT Specialist (Security). This includes work that involves 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.
    • The incumbent ensures the rigorous application of information, security and information assurance policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of all IT services. Participate in defining IT security requirements, and provides advice and guidance in implementing IT security policies and procedures in the development and operation of network systems. Integrates information systems security with other security disciplines, and delivers activities leading to security certification or accreditation. Recommend new or revised security measures and countermeasures based on the results of accreditation reviews. Plan and conduct security accreditation reviews for installed systems or networks. Provides input in drafting information systems security documentation (e.g., systems security plans, risk assessments, disaster recovery plans, business continuity plans, and user security guides). Plans, develops, and coordinates agency-level information assurance or information security programs and strategies; e.g., the agency workforce security training program or security audit program. Evaluates and responds to threat intelligence information developed locally and by other agencies and third parties, because some of this information requires access authorization to sensitive and classified information. The incumbent also plans and delivers customer support services, including installation, configuration, troubleshooting, customer assistance, and training, in response to customer requirements.
    • The IT Cybersecurity Specialist ensures the rigorous application of information, security information assurance policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of customer support services. Conducts capital planning and investment control, workforce planning, policy and standards development, resource management, knowledge management, architecture and infrastructure planning and management, auditing, and information security management. The incumbent ensures the rigorous application of information, security information assurance policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of customer support services. Analyzes, plans, designs, implements, documents, assesses, and manages the enterprise structural framework to align IT strategy, plans, and systems with the mission, goals, structure, and processes of the organization. Certifies the rigorous application of information, security information assurance policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of customer support services. Performs Contract Officer Representative duties consistent with Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) definitions. Monitors the products or services throughout their life cycle, and Contractor's performance.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required to attend meetings, events, site visits, or other training requirements.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12 - Grade 12 - This career developmental position will be filled at the GS-09 grade level. The employee may be non-competitively promoted when qualified and recommended by management; however, promotions are not guaranteed.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/596737400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.