This position is located in the Department of the Treasury, Office of Privacy and Treasury Records (OPTR), Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties (OPCL). The incumbent is responsible for providing Bureau support for privacy activities. The Government Information Specialist will advise, support, and assist the bureaus in their best efforts to establish information privacy and data protection initiatives, as well as in planning, implementing, and assessing their privacy programs.
Learn more about this agency
The following are the duties of this position at the GS-13. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
- Lead in supporting Bureau efforts and initiatives to strengthen information privacy protections.
- Assist the Bureaus in establishing operational procedures that allow them to efficiently manage, report, and process PII incidents.
- Create presentation, training, and other privacy awareness materials so that Bureau privacy representatives can keep bureau employees informed.
- Evaluate complex privacy risks and subsequently make recommendations to Bureaus so that they can adequately address internal control weaknesses.
- Work with printing and graphics to create posters and handouts.
Conditions of Employment
- Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
- Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
- Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals
The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.
You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
Specialized experience: For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
– Reviewing privacy documentation drafted by others to ensure compliance with the Privacy Act of 1974 and/or Section 208 of the e-Government Act. Examples of this could include, but are not limited to reviewing documentation drafted by others to ensure the proper interpretation of applicable laws, regulations, legal decisions, policies, procedures and/or directives pertaining to the drafting and publication of Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA) and Privacy Act System of Records Notices (SORN); AND
– Ensuring that completed privacy documentation reflects identification of all relevant privacy issues. Examples of this include, but are not limited to determining which privacy laws, policies and regulations apply, and providing technically authoritative written responses in the required privacy documentation. AND
– Obtaining approval for and publication of privacy documentation. Examples of this include, but are not limited to working with senior management and/or legal counsel during internal review processes to address comments and/or concerns they raised regarding a PIA and/or SORN you reviewed and/or approved, and ensuring the publication of the privacy documentation as required by law or agency policy.
In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:
For the GS-13, you must have been at the GS-12 level for 52 weeks.
Specialized Experience: For the GS-12, You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service which has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and writing abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position includes:
– Personally drafting privacy documentation to ensure compliance with the Privacy Act of 1974 and/or Section 208 of the e-Government Act and submitting the documents to your supervisor or others for review and clearance. Examples of this could include, but are not limited to personally drafting PCLIAs or SORNs (for example, using an agency approved template); AND
– Facilitate the completion of privacy documentation. Examples of this could include, but are not limited to working with a system or project owner or other staff to gather the facts and legal authorities necessary to draft a SORN or PIA, and answering a system or project owner or other staff members questions regarding the specific content necessary to complete the relevant privacy documentation and from where that information might be obtained; AND
– Conducting research and providing technical advice and guidance related to privacy issues as a team member in a privacy program.
In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:
For the GS-12, you must have been at the GS-11 level for 52 weeks.
– We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
– Relocation expenses will not be paid.
– This is a bargaining unit position.
– We offer opportunities for telework.
– We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
– A one year probationary period may be required.
– Must successfully complete a background investigation.
– Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
– If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
– Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
– Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
– Public Trust – Background Investigation will be required.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.
Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical, Analytica, and Communication. Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. Your application may be reviewed by a Subject Matter Expert.
Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.
If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must receive a score of 85 or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.
To preview questions please click here .
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).
All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view resume tips .
CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES — Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment:
– You must submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".)
– If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment ( VRA ), you must submit a copy of an SF-50 showing that. Also, you must submit a copy of your DD214 or other documentation showing dates of service and type of discharge ( Member 4 ) and any other applicable documents such as SF-15, VA letters, etc.
– Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, you must submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.
Land Management Eligibles must provide all required documentation to verify eligibility, prior performance, and qualifications for the target position. You can find information on the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act and eligibility HERE . Land Management Eligibles must compete under competitive merit promotion procedures and meet all applicable requirements as such (time-in-grade restrictions do not apply).
CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents you must submit in order to be eligible.
If you are applying under a special hiring authority (e.g. Military Spouses, Interchange Agreement, VEOA, VRA , Schedule A Disability, etc.), please see applicant guide for required documentation . In order to be eligible under one of these authorities, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.
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.
To apply for this job please visit jobs.washingtonpost.com.