Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in the Network and Systems Management Branch, Security Systems Integration Division, Office of Security Technology, Countermeasures Directorate, Bureau of Diplomatic Security. <br /><br />The incumbent will serve as the expert on identity management policy and technology, Identity Credential Access and Monitoring, and Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) which collectively is chartered with establishing and architecting the Department's single cyber-identity.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Serves as the Department's expert on Identity Credential Access and Monitoring policy and technology, and Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12. Responsible for management identities for ICAM processes and controlling ICAM.</li> <li>Provides senior management with policy recommendations to ensure compliance with HSPD-12, OMB M-11-11, current OBM ICAM guidance and FIPS 201 requirements. Approves policies for implementation into FAM and FAH. </li> <li>Applies expert knowledge of HSPD-12 system design, configuration, installation, and integration necessary to maintain current system and implement cyber-secure interface with other systems. </li> <li>Oversees establishment and maintenance of systems reliability and infrastructure capability. Establish system deployment schedules. Oversees training and certification for system operators. </li> <li>Serves as a COR, conduct strategic planning, budget forecasting, executing project oversight, developing program cybersecurity initiatives, providing guidance on identifying programmatic changes, overseeing technological integrations.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />25% or less – domestically and overseas<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 14 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.</li> <li>Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.</li> <li>Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.</li> <li>U.S. Citizenship is required.</li> <li>Statement of Employment & Financial Interest required prior to appointment.</li> <li>Obtain/maintain eligibility to access Sensitive Compartmented Information</li> <li>Verification of employment eligibility in the United States is required.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.<br /><br />If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application.<br /><br /><strong>Applicants applying for the GS-14 grade level must meet the following requirements:</strong><br /><br /><strong>Have IT-related experience demonstrating EACH of the four competencies AND specialized experience listed below:</strong><br /> <li><strong>Attention to Detail</strong> – Incumbent demonstrates a high level of attention to detail by applying personal knowledge and ability to identify particularities unique to advanced cyber threats, and other threats to critical network infrastructure, provides sound recommendations for mitigating, improvements or updates to computer security policies, and is meticulous in the application of crucial technical specifications and requirements as they relate to security. <br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Customer Service</strong> – Incumbent demonstrates a high level of ability to serve customers by advising and counseling managers or other officials to accept and implement recommendations on remediation of cyber threats and explain how it would affect individual servers and networks. <br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Oral Communication</strong> – Incumbent demonstrates a high level of skill in communication orally. Ensuring all levels of management and personnel are aware of, understands and adhere to system security policies and procedures. <br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Problem Solving</strong> – Incumbent clearly demonstrates the ability to solve and prioritize problems to enhance personnel effectiveness. <strong>AND </strong>Have at least 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service which provided you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. <strong> Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:</strong> </li> <br />-Experience implementing information technology and cyber-security policies, data and system requirements. <br /><br />-Experience overseeing and managing software, network systems and network architecture to incorporate logical authentication processes.<br /><br />-Experience managing a Identity Management Program.<br /><br />-Experience planning and implementing cyber-secure authentication to systems and networks.<br /><br /><strong>NOTE:</strong> In order to qualify for this position, your experience MUST be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate.<br /><br />There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-14 position.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />See the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for education requirements, if applicable.<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />For reasonable accommodation at the U.S. Department of State, please contact the Office of Accessibility and Accommodations at (202) 663-3474 or ReasonableAccommodationsstate.gov.<br /><br /><strong>EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION PROGRAM (E-Verify)</strong> – U.S. law requires organizations to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States – either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. This agency utilizes E-Verify to compare information from the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) records to confirm employment eligibility. If the employee's information does not match DHS and/or SSA records, the employee is given an opportunity to resolve the problem. If eligibility cannot be verified, employment will be terminated. <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 />Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) and other characteristics that are relevant to the duties of this position and must be fully supported by information in your resume:<br /><br />-Knowledge of Information Technology Systems and methodology.<br /><br />-Knowledge of Cyber security and establishing Cyber identities.<br /><br />-Ability to research and evaluate information.<br /><br />-Knowledge of software and hardware applications.<br /><br />Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. 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). Your resume should include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week. For assistance with creating a resume, please click <br /> here .<br /><br />Qualified candidates are assigned a score between 70 and 100. Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) candidates must be rated "Well Qualified" for the position and earn a score of at least 85 (when applicants are rated in a range of 70 to 100) to receive consideration for special priority.<br /><br />Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements and submit any required supporting documentation by the closing date of this job opportunity. Your applicant package must contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this job opportunity announcement for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. Applicants found to be among the top qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interview.<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 />All required documents listed below, that are applicable to you, must be submitted to our automated system "Gateway to State" by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. <br /><br />1. Resume – your resume or any other written format you choose should contain the required information as specified in the "How You Will Be Evaluated" section. Insufficient information will result in an ineligible rating.<br /><br />2. A completed online job specific self-assessment questionnaire through the Department's automated system "Gateway to State".<br /><br />3. Transcripts – if applicable, see the Qualifications section of the announcement. If selected, an official/sealed college transcript(s) will be required to verify education prior to employment.<br /><br />4. If you are qualifying based on other criteria listed under the Qualification Section of this announcement, you must submit the required supporting documentation (certificates, certifications, etc.) with your application by the closing date. <br /><br />5. Performance Appraisal – ICTAP/CTAP eligible applicants must submit a copy of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal that includes the final rating. If a performance appraisal does not exist, is incomplete or unavailable, a Form DS-1812 (Applicant Appraisal) or equivalent form from another agency signed by the current supervisor is acceptable. Mid-year progress reviews will not be accepted. <br /><br />6. ICTAP/CTAP eligible applicants must submit SF-50s (Notification of Personnel Action) that show: effective date, position title, series, grade, salary, tenure, position occupied, full promotion potential, and name of agency. Examples include promotion & within-grade increase actions. Award SF-50s often do not show this information. Current Federal employees applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) must submit a qualifying SF-50 to show you meet time-in-grade requirements.<br /><br />7. Veterans who are preference eligibles OR who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions (honorable or general discharge) after 3 or more years of continuous active service may apply under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). You must submit documentation showing your eligibility to apply under VEOA, which may include: VA Letter, statement of service, and/or a DD-214 (Member Copy 4 is preferable) showing the dates you served as well as your type of discharge and qualifying service campaign medals OR if you are still on active duty, you MUST submit a certification on letterhead from your military branch, which contains your military service dates, expected date of discharge or release, and the character of service to show that your military service was performed under honorable conditions. The expected date of discharge or release must be no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted for consideration for this vacancy announcement. For more information on preference eligibility, consult the Vet Guide .<br /><br />To gain access to your DD-214 online, please visit: http: www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/get-service-records.html<br /><br />8. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must submit a copy of the appropriate documentation with their application. See links below:<br /><br />ICTAP Considerations <br /><br />CTAP Considerations <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.


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