<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br /><strong>You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not receive full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined. </strong><br /><br />This position is located in multiple offices within the Bureau for Management's Office of the Chief Information Officer (M/CIO) in Crystal City, VA.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />As an <strong>Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC)</strong>, your responsibilities will include:<br /><ul><li>Analyzing departmental programs and policies in the area of IT System Security, Engineering, and Operations.</li><li>Developing new procedures, processes, and guidance dealing with the applicability of cybersecurity models and impact on the engineering of current and emerging technologies.</li><li>Performing security engineering focused analysis of alternatives on a wide variety IT services, systems, platforms, technologies, and governance frameworks to prepare reports, policies, and standards.</li><li>Monitoring legislation and regulations impacting Information Security (lnfoSec) law and policy. Reviewing proposed legislation, rules and testimony related to secure IT system architectures. Drafting reports and presentations.</li><li>Analyzing, maintaining and enhancing policies, processes, procedures, and tools to ensure appropriate lnfoSec best practices are implemented within IT systems at the agency. Ensuring implementations of federally mandated lnfoSec laws, regulations, policies, and procedures at the agency.</li><li>Developing, implementing, and coordinating activities designed to ensure, protect, and restore IT systems, services, and capabilities. Monitoring agency IT systems to ensure their security, integrity, availability, reliability, and scalability.</li><li>Planning, scheduling, and conducting evaluations of project operations, procedures, and organizational structures, identifying problems or deficiencies and recommending ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of operations in a program or support setting.</li><li>Providing advice and guidance, including interpretation, opinions, or decisions, regarding lnfoSec and engineering programs or policies.</li><li>Assisting in the development, implementation, and monitoring of secure enterprise IT services, systems, and programs.</li></ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – Occasional travel required.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 12 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>United States Citizenship is required.</li> <li>Relevant experience (see Qualifications below).</li> <li>Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.</li> <li>Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service.</li> <li>Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is required.</li> <li>You will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><strong>Direct hire authority: </strong>This position is being filled using 5 U.S.C., Section 3304 and 5 CFR Part 337, Subpart B, which is the OPM approved government-wide direct-hire authority.<br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>GS-12: </strong>You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the <strong>GS-</strong><strong>11 </strong>grade level in the Federal service. This experience must include activities such as 1) providing program management support to cyber-security projects or programs; 2) analyzing information technology security program implications of new technologies or technology upgrades; 3) documenting requirements, capabilities, and constraints for system design, procedures and processes; and 4) assessing design constraints, trade-offs, and detailed system and security designs to identify necessary life-cycle support. <br /><br />You must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. The employing agency is responsible for identifying the specific level of proficiency required for each competency at each grade level based on the requirements of the position being filled.<br /> <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> <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, relevant to the duties of the position to be filled, including volunteer experience.<br /><br />A well-qualified candidate will not necessarily meet the definition of highly or best qualified when evaluated against other candidates who apply for a particular position. In the absence of selective and quality ranking factors, selecting officials will document the job-related reason(s) for qualification determinations.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />This position does not have a positive education requirement. Therefore,<strong> </strong>no transcripts are required<strong>.</strong><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.<br /><br />These are Testing Designated Positions (TDP's) under the Agency's approved Drug Free Work Place Program. All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency.<br /><br />Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer <strong>is</strong> required.<br /><br />Moving and relocation expenses <strong>are not</strong> authorized.<br /><br />M ythbuster on Federal Hiring Policies: <br /><br />https: hru.gov/Studio_Recruitment/tools/Mythbuster_on_Federal_Hiring_Policies.pdf . <br /><br />EEO Policy: EEO Policy Statement .<br /><br />Reasonable Accommodation Policy: Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement .<br /><br />Veterans' Information: Veterans Information .<br /><br />Telework: https: www.telework.gov/ .<br /><br />Selective Service Registration: http: www.sss.gov/ .<br /><br />It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination. <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 />Basis of Rating: This position falls under the government-wide direct-hire authority, granted by OPM, therefore, all applicants who meet the basic requirement (education, specialized experience) for the position will be referred for further review and consideration of the relevant expertise.<br /><br />Veteran's preference and traditional rating and ranking of applications do not apply to this vacancy. <br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><ul><li>Resume showing relevant experience.</li><li>Veterans' documentation, if requesting consideration under any Veterans' hiring eligibilities ( veterans' preference and Veterans Employment Opportunities Act ).</li><li>If seeking eligibility based on any other special hiring authority (e.g. disabled veteran, Schedule A, special hiring programs ).</li><li> <strong>ICTAP</strong> Eligibles: Must submit a copy of the appropriate documentation such as a reduction-in-force (RIF) separation notice, a SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a direct reassign or transfer of function to another commuting area. You MUST also submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record of at least "fully successful" (Level III) or equivalent, along with your application/resume package. </li><li>If this position requires proof of higher education, you must submit a copy of your transcript<strong>(unofficial transcript)</strong> or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. Please refer to http: www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp for more information. Please be advised that an <strong>official transcript will be required</strong> if you are selected for the position.</li></ul> <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.