<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />Oversee ITSS enterprise IT Security Program management to ensure appropriate operational and technical control programs are included in the DOT Enterprise Security Program. Monitor ITSS security programs to ensure the management and modification of information security resources by advocating cross-organizational system and program process improvements while taking full advantage of IT solutions; establish standards-based IT security, enable secure and effective use of IT resources.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />As a<strong> <strong>Supervisory IT Specialist (INFOSEC)</strong>, </strong>you will:<br /> <ul> <li>Assist the ACIO and Deputy DACIO in leading ITSS in a visionary, collaborative, and stakeholder-focused manner to leverage IT resources in a secure way to improve business processes, accomplish strategic DOT missions, goals, and program objectives, and reduce costs.</li> <li>Advise the ACIO and DACIO to ensure ITSS systems are planned, coordinated, and implemented in support of the Department's goals, while adhering to security requirements. Oversee the management of the ITSS enterprise IT Security Program to ensure appropriate operational and technical control programs are included in the DOT Enterprise Security Program. Provide authoritative advice, guidance, and consultation to top agency management officials regarding all aspects of IT security. Oversee the ITS S systems security reviews, vulnerability assessments, risk assessments, and evaluations regarding compliance with security requirements, in accordance with applicable government regulations to ensure that systems, network, and data users are educated and adhere to security policies, procedures, and regulations.</li> <li>Contribute to the annual development, update, and implementation of critical security documents to include: the System Security Plan, Incident Response Plans, Configuration Management and Risk Assessment Plans. Safeguard procedures for the protection of sensitive information with the development of Configuration Management procedures, IT Awareness training, and Rule of Behaviors for assigned personnel. Manage the ITSS C&A process for FISMA reporting, Configuration Management, risk assessment, and Security Testing (ST &E).</li> <li>Monitor ITSS security programs to ensure the effective management of information security resources by advocating cross-organizational system and program process improvements; ensure system/program processes are modified to take full advantage of IT solutions; establish standards-based IT security as appropriate; enable more secure and effective use of IT resources; and communicate principles of effective security solutions.</li> <li>Promote the effective and efficient design and operation of major information security resource processes, and collaborate with ITSS leaders to ensure that IT security strategies are developed, communicated, understood, and implemented in the Common Operating Environment (COE). Act to establish, monitor, and evaluate the performance of information technology security in support of program accomplishments based on appropriate measures.</li> <li>Implement policies, processes, and guidance to ensure ITSS leverages the most appropriate technology and equipment to ensure essential transportation systems and capabilities are not interrupted by cyber-based vulnerabilities. Implement and measure the long-term goals and guidelines relating to Information Assurance. Oversee the implementation of security policies and processes to proactively assess and minimize security vulnerabilities and coordinate the implementation of security and privacy programs across platforms and establish programs to report vulnerability assessment criteria.</li> <li>Contribute to and implement appropriate policies, procedures, and standards to further advance information security management within the Department and oversee formulation of any necessary strategies and plans for hiring, training, and professional development to meet ITSS security requirements regarding specific knowledge and skills in information technology.</li> </ul> <br />The <strong>ideal candidate</strong> is an accomplished IT Specialist that specialized in cyber-security with a passion for partnering with business stakeholders, and a desire for learning, trying and developing new ways of thinking. The people in the Office of the Chief Technology Officer are talented, intellectually curious, highly motivated, and driven to make a difference. We are seeking an innovative individual with a commitment to open collaboration and teamwork. Come join us and make a difference!<br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – Occasional Travel is required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> Yes <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 15 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>You must be a U.S. citizen & meet specialized experience to qualify.</li> <li>Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.</li> <li>Review Required Documents Section as documents are required by closing date</li> <li>Job announcement may be used to fill similar positions.</li> <li>Direct Hire Authority will be used to fill this position.</li> <li>This position is telework eligible</li> </ul> <br /><br /><strong>CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:</strong><br /> <ul> <li><strong>SELECTIVE SERVICE:</strong> Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.</li> <li><strong>GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD:</strong> This position involves travel. A government contractor-issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only.</li> <li><strong>DEU REQUIREMENTS:</strong> Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).</li> <li><strong>PROBATIONARY PERIOD</strong>: You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).</li> <li><strong>SUPERVISORY PROBATIONARY PERIOD:</strong> New supervisors must complete a 1-year probationary period (unless already completed).</li> <li><strong>THIS POSITION IS EXEMPT FROM THE FAIR LABOR STANDARD ACT</strong></li> <li><strong>THIS POSITION IS NOT COVERED BY THE BARGAINING UNIT</strong></li> <li><strong>Security Clearance: Top SECRET/ SCI</strong></li> <li><strong>Pre-employment drug test required and random drug testing once on board</strong></li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.<br /><br /><strong>FOR THE GS-15, </strong>to qualify, you must have at least <strong>one full year</strong> of specialized equal or equivalent experience to the following:<br /> <ul> <li><strong>Experience leading and managing an enterprise data center IT Security program to ensure essential transportation mission systems are not interrupted by cyber risks. This includes leveraging a risk based approach for the implementation of policy, operational and technical controls, incident response and handling, patch and configuration management, and privacy/security protection of data.</strong><br /> </li> <li><strong>Experience in monitoring, measuring, and evaluating the performance of enterprise level IT Security programs. This includes advancing the IT security program through establishment of performance metrics and continuous process and program improvements.</strong></li> </ul> <br /><strong>In addition to meeting the above described specialized experience requirements, your IT experience will be evaluated. It must include experience in the following competencies.</strong><br /> <ul> <li><strong>Attention to Detail</strong> – Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.</li> <li><strong>Customer Service</strong> – Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or 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 their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.</li> <li><strong>Oral Communication</strong> – Expresses 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 oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.</li> <li><strong>Problem Solving</strong> – Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.</li> </ul> <br />Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, 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.<br /><br /><strong>Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.</strong><br /><br />Oversees the management of the ITSS enterprise IT Security Program to ensure appropriate operational and technical control programs are included in the DOT Enterprise Security Program. Monitors ITSS security programs to ensure the effective management of information security resources by advocating cross-organizational system and program process improvements; ensuring system/program processes are modified to take full advantage of IT solutions; establishes standards-based IT security, enabling more secure and effective use of IT resources; and communicating principles of effective security solutions.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition .<br /><br /><strong>EEO STATEMENT:</strong> The Department of Transportation (DOT) maintains a model federal work environment that is free of discrimination. DOT ensures equal employment opportunity for employees and applicants for employment, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, or protected activity.<br /><br /><strong>This vacancy may be used to fill similar positions.</strong> <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br /><strong>Performance Appraisal -</strong> Current and former employees may be required to submit their most recently completed annual performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) which identifies the official rating of record, signed by the supervisor, or a statement advising why the performance appraisal is unavailable (e.g., length of time in current position, etc.). Performance plans will not be accepted.<br /><br />For this announcement, all applicants will be reviewed to determine if they meet the basic qualifications for this position, specifically the educational and specialized experience requirements. <br /><br /><strong>Applicants will not be rated or ranked. </strong><strong>Veteran's Preference does NOT apply.</strong><br /><br />All applications that are verified to meet the basic qualifications will be referred to the selecting official.<br /><br /><strong>DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. </strong>All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated by a resume. If, upon review, it is determined that your resume and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, your application may be removed from consideration.<br /><br />Ultimately, the Automated Staffing Office is responsible for determining an applicant's eligibility. Please ensure that your resume provide enough detail to support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions.<br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Sensitive Compartmented Information <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><strong>ALL Applicants must provide a resume that fully supports the required specialized experience and was created within USA Jobs Resume Builder and respond to the vacancy questions by the closing date of the vacancy. </strong><br /><br /><strong>The following is a list of documents that are only required based on the type of position and consideration for which you are applying. </strong><br /><br /><strong>TRANSCRIPTS – Transcripts are REQUIRED if there is a stated education requirement for the series OR if you are substituting education for experience . The transcripts need not be officia</strong>l, but must show that you meet the stated education requirements, including specific major or class requirements. <br /> <ul> <li>If you are applying to an engineering position and are qualifying based on possessing a current Professional Engineer (PE) license, or passing the Engineer in Training (EIT) exam, please provide a copy of PE license or written documented proof of passing the EIT.</li> <li>If you have previously held a government position in the same series as this position, you may be able to provide an SF-50 showing that you have already qualified and worked in the federal service in this series. </li> </ul> <br /><strong>NON COMPETITIVE APPLICANTS:</strong> If requesting concurrent consideration for Non-competitive (NC) appointment eligibility, you must provide the appropriate SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS, such as PCS orders (military spouse) describing move & marriage certificate; letter from VA or DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse; letter from State Vocational Office certifying disability (schedule A), etc. For more information, visit military spouse NC appointments or Persons with Disabilities NC appointments.<br /><br /><strong>DISPLACED EMPLOYEES:</strong> If requesting consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency CTAP program (ICTAP), you must meet the well qualified standards for this vacancy (meeting minimum requirements for position and scoring at least an 85 or falling in the Gold Category) and provide all of the following documents: <br /> <ul> <li>your most recent performance appraisal,</li> <li>the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency, and</li> <li>your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><strong> Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position. Please review your application prior to final submission and ensure you have submitted all appropriate documents. Uploading documents to USAJobs does NOT ensure inclusion with your application to our system. You must verify that the documents are in the system with your application prior to final submission. </strong><br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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.