This position is located in the Information Technology Group, Technology Enhancement Directorate, Business Sustainment Division. The purpose of this position is to serve as the Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) for the Automated Information Systems (AIS): executes the DeCA Cybersecurity Program.
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- Responsible for ensuring that software, hardware, and physical security controls are integrated into the AIS Security Program.
- Review and evaluate new AIS systems, services, and all modifications to existing data processing systems, giving considerations, to all available information, including technical data and security testing results.
- Design and perform security audits, to included Payments Card Industry assessments, and technical validation activities in Defense Cyber Security Certification and Accreditation Program activities.
- Provide technical expertise in ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of systems, networks and data through the planning, processing, analysis, development, implementation, maintenance and enhancement of information systems security, programs, policies, procedures, and tools for the agency.
- Assist in the implementation of the agency's Information Assurance (IA) program.
- Develop policies and procedures to ensure information systems reliability and accessibility and prevent and defend against unauthorized systems, networks, and data.
- Evaluate emerging business requirements to recommend application products and services to ensure total infrastructure.
Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.
Conditions of Employment
- Must be a US Citizen
- Must apply by 11:59 EST on the closing date of vacancy
- Work Schedule: Full Time
- Tour of Duty: Flexible Schedule
- Permanent change of Station (PCS) Cost: Are NOT Authorized
- Position Sensitivity: Non-Critical Sensitive
- Security Requirements: Incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a secret clearance.
- Overtime: Occasionally
- Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: Occasionally
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
- Bargaining Unit Position: No
- Drug Testing: Not Required
- Physical Requirement: Not Applicable
- Obligated Position: No
- Selective Service Requirement: All male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the selective service system or exempt from Selective Service. Please visit https: www.sss.gov/ for more information.
In accordance with the Individual Occupational Requirements for the Information Technology (IT) Management Series, https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/2200/information-technology-it-management-series-2210-alternative-a/ ,
Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-09 grade level (or equivalent) by the closing date of this announcement to qualify at the GS-11. This experience may have been gained in the private or military sector. At the GS-11 applicants can also qualify on the basis of possessing a Ph. D or equivalent degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher graduate education leading to such a degree.
Examples of specialized experience include:
- Leading risk management teams in conducting risk analysis of all procedures which represent local implementation of standard AIS,
- Reviewing reports, performing audits, and using programs to detect indications of negligence or AIS security violations.
- Identifying security vulnerabilities, estimating risks, and identifying enhanced security related measures.
- Maintain documentation and track AIS modification to trace security related defects.
- Plan and coordinate the development of specification to meet the security requirements of the agency, Local Area Network (LAN) or Wide Area Network (WAN) levels.
Volunteer Experience: Your experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
For qualifications determinations your resume must contain your name, a description of your duties, the number of hours worked per week and the beginning and ending dates (month/year) for each position. Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
If you are relying on education to qualify, then:
- Your education must be from a college or university accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education. See https: ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ for more information.
- Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position. We accept unofficial transcripts for the application process, as long as they contain your name, the name of the school, the date and degree awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Transcripts must be received by this office no later than 11:59 PM EST on the closing date in order to be considered.
- If selected, an official transcript MUST be received before an Entrance of Duty date is set.
REGARDING INTERVIEWS: Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants.
Re-employed Annuitant: A former Federal employee who has retired under either the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) is an Annuitant. An annuitant cannot be hired (i.e. re-employed) unless the vacant position meets the criteria in the Department of Defense (DOD) policy on employment of annuitants issued December 10, 2008. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at http: www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf .
Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant.
- Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in you being removed from consideration for this position.
- Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement upon its closing.
- Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a Two Year probationary period.
- Financial Difficulty – https: chcoc.gov/sites/default/files/Mythbuster_on_Federal_Hiring_Policies_0.pdf
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
- Information Technology Policy and Planning
- IT Cybersecurity Architecture (INFOSEC)
- Minimum Qualifications
- Risk Management (INET)
REVIEW OF APPLICATION DOCUMENTS:
To determine if you meet the qualifications, requirements and quality of experience required for this position, we review your resume, supporting documents and responses to the questionnaire. The score you receive is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies required. Please follow all instructions carefully as errors or omissions may affect your rating.
Based on the results of the evaluation process, we place those who apply under delegated examining procedures in one of the following quality categories:
- Best-Qualified: Candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the position's minimum qualifications, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factors.
- Highly-Qualified: Candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceeds the position's minimum qualifications.
- Qualified: Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and are proficient in some but not all of the position's requirements.
We send candidates to the hiring manager based on category rating procedures. https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/competitive-hiring/#url=Category-Rating
Veterans preference does not apply when selecting individuals under DHA. When agencies select individuals under DHA, the law allows agencies to hire them without regard to sections 5 U.S.C. 3309-3318, which eliminates the requirement for applying veterans preference. Qualified candidates with veterans' preference should be selected as they are found, just as any qualified non-preference eligible candidate would be. DHA: https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/direct-hire-authority/#url=Overview
Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veterans preference, indicate on your resume the type of veterans' preference you are claiming. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans' preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement see http: www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .
Military Spouse Preference: If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference. Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are claiming military spouse preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed below preference eligible veteran candidates and above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. See the Required Documents section for information regarding documents you must submit to apply for this position and to claim your Military Spouse Preference (MSP).
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk
Trust determination process
Application packages should include the following documents:
- Questionnaire: Required
- Transcripts: Required if using education to qualify. See Education section for more information.
- Resume: Required **To ensure full consideration of your experience and education we encourage you to use the USAJOBS resume builder to prepare your resume or to guide you in preparing your resume.
For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the following:
- Applicant's full legal name and contact information.
- Description of your duties
- Number of hours worked per week
- Beginning and ending dates (month/year) for each position.
To ensure full consideration of your experience and education we encourage you to use the USAJOBS resume builder to prepare your resume or to guide you in preparing your resume. Applicants who fail to provide the required information on their resume will not receive consideration for this position. See https: www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include/ for more information.
If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable documentation to verify the type of preference claimed (i.e. 5-point, 10-point, etc.) and the character of the service (i.e. Honorable Discharge). A copy of your DD214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing your Character of Service is required when claiming Veterans' Preference. The member 4 copy of your DD214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," is preferable. If unable to verify Character of Service, you will not receive veteran's preference.
If claiming 10-point preference, you will need to submit a Standard Form 15, "Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference," http: www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf . If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment.
If claiming 10 point preference, you will need to submit a Veteran Disability (VA) Letter. If you need assistance in obtaining a VA Letter please visit https: www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage .
If you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within the next 120 days, you must submit written documentation from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days from the date the written documentation is signed. If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies 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 ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information: https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .
If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: you reside within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor, proof of military member's active duty status, and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying; and must meet all pre-employment criteria and be eligible for immediate noncompetitive appointment to a position in the competitive service.Documentation required: Marriage Certificate or License, Signed Self-Certification Checklist, Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable), Transcripts (if applicable).
MSP CHECKLIST: https: www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/MSP_PPP_Self-Certification_Checklist_Fillable_Form.pdf
Additional documentation required if previously held a federal position: SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 Information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months).
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.