Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br /><strong>Who May Be Considered</strong>:<br /> <ul> <li>U.S. Citizens</li> <li> Status Candidates </li> <li> Veterans </li> <li> Land Management Eligibles under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act </li> <li>View common definitions of terms found in this announcement.</li> </ul><br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />Joining the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) means being part of the team focused on securing the Nation's physical and cyber infrastructure against threats to public health and safety, economy, and national security. Within CISA, the National Risk Management Center (NRMC) provides infrastructure consequence analysis, decision support, and modeling capabilities to public and private-sector partners. NRMC analysis helps CISA prioritize operational activities and maximize operational effectiveness through more efficient use of resources.<br /><br />Visit www.dhs.gov/cisa to learn more about CISA and how you can be part of the team to Defend Today; Secure Tomorrow.<br /><br />In this position, you will be responsible for providing comprehensive Agency Software Acquisition Management (ASAM) expertise, policy, guidance, training, tools, and direction for surveillance of acquisition contracts which includes the development of policies that take into account current and projected operational requirements, available logistics support, maintenance requirements, and manning requirements.<br /><br />ASAM and systems engineering activities will support NRMC efforts to enhance its analytic capabilities to inform decisions made by DHS, public- and private-sector partners and other stakeholders to improve the security and resilience of infrastructure and understand their interdependencies. Systems developed will provide NRMC analysts access to integrated NRMC analytical models; provide an automated workflow system that integrates infrastructure modeling; and provide an accessible computing environment for NRMC risk analysts to run their own risk analyses within the workflow system.. Typical work assignments include: <ul> <li>Leading and participating in departmental and cyber presentations, briefings, and forums and serving as an NRMC representative to appropriate homeland cybersecurity working groups, committees, and subcommittees.</li> <li>Assessing cyber incidents and cyber vulnerabilities, threats, and consequences to determine the impact and risk from cyber-attack to critical infrastructure and support government, asset owners.</li> <li>Managing significant cybersecurity analytic initiatives and projects within the NRMC including project scope and change control.</li> <li>Developing artifacts to support all phases of the system and software engineering process from requirements definition through system decommissioning, including but not limited to: Acquisition Decision Event (ADE 0) Need Phase; ADE1 Analyze/Select Phase, Study Plan Review (SPR), Solution Engineering Review (SER); ADE 2 Obtain Phase, Project Planning Review (PPR).</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – Overnight travel 1 to 5 nights per month may be required..<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> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.</li> <li>You must successfully pass a background investigation.</li> <li>Selective Service registration required.</li> <li>You must be able to obtain and hold a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.</li> <li>New employees must serve a one year probationary period.</li> <li>You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative test result prior to appointment to this position. After appointment, you may be subject to periodic random drug testing.</li> <li>Relocation expenses are not authorized. Other recruitment incentives may be authorized.</li> <li>This position has been designated excluded from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 USC Section 7112(B)(6).</li> <li>All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/ Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.</li> <li>Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.</li> <li>Essential Personnel: This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, and acts of terrorism or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations (5 U.S.C. § 7501-7533 and 5 CFR Part 752, as applicable).</li> <li>Financial Disclosure Statement: You are required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, (5CFR Part 2634, Subpart I USOGE, 6/08). Executive Branch Personnel Confidential Financial Disclosure Report upon entering the position, as well as annually.</li> <li>Interview Requirement: Interviews may be required for this position. Failure to complete the interview may result in removal from further consideration. The interview process may consist of a in-person or phone panel interview.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>All applicants must meet the following Basic Requirement for the COMPUTER ENGINEER, GS-0854 Series:</strong><br /><br />A. Possess a bachelor's or higher degree in professional engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.<br /> OR<br /> B. Do not meet the complete requirements of option A, but have a combination of education and experience consisting of successful completion of college level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:<br /><br />1. Professional Registration – Professional registration or licensure — Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1, or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico; OR<br /><br />2. Written Test – Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) 2 examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico; OR<br /><br />3. Specified Academic Courses – Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.<br /><br />Related curriculum — Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided you have had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)<br /><br />NOTE: All supporting documentation demonstrating possession of the Basic Qualification selected above is required (i.e. transcripts, certificates, etc.), or you may be found ineligible).<br /><br /><strong>In addition to meeting the Basic Requirement listed above, </strong>You qualify for the GS-14 grade level (starting salary $117,191.00) if you possess one year of specialized experience at the GS-13 grade level performing the following duties: <li>Creating and reviewing system designs, and plans utilizing Electrical and Computer Engineering concepts.</li> <li>Supporting acquisition programs through program assessments utilizing system and software engineering practices.</li> <li>Developing artifacts to support all phases of the System Engineering process utilizing System Engineering (software and hardware) practices.</li> <li>Creating, analyzing, and evaluating systems engineering plans, reports and related documents in order to recommend or implement changes</li> <li>Communicating orally and in writing, as an organizational spokesperson to conduct meetings, perform briefings, prepare reports, arbitrate on issues, and discuss and present review findings and/or analysis of information.</li> National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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 />Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.<br /><br /><strong>Qualifications Must Be Met</strong><br /> The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.<br /><br /><strong>Time-in-Grade</strong><br /> Current federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade level or equivalent grade band in the federal service. The time-in-grade requirement must be met by closing date of this announcement.<br /><br />Submit a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) that demonstrates your eligibility for consideration, e.g., length of time you have been in your current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, with-in grade/range increases); your current promotion potential; proof of permanent appointment if applying based on an interchange agreement; etc. Please note: While a General Adjustment and/or Award SF-50 may be your most recent SF-50 it typically DOES NOT show proof of Time in Grade. Thus, you may have to submit more than one SF-50 as proof of Time in Grade. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />Are you qualifying based on education? Submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable) or a list of coursework with hours completed. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. For example, specific courses accepted for college-level credit by an accredited U.S. college or university, or foreign education evaluated by an organization recognized for accreditation by the Department of Education as education equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. college or university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications for more information. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.<br /><br />Merit promotion and/or non-competitive referral lists may be issued based on the needs of the agency.<br /><br />More than one selection may be made from this announcement.<br /><br />Appointments are subject to the availability of funds.<br /><br />DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select Benefits. Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.<br /><br />If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment , and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.<br /><br />E-Verify<br /> DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify , including your rights and responsibilities.<br /><br />Veterans , Peace Corps / VISTA volunteers , persons with disabilities , and those covered under the Interchange Agreement possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the documentation that is required, click on the links in Who May Be Considered section or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.<br /><br />If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .<br /><br />Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online if at all possible. Applying online, through your USAJOBS account, will expedite the application process and allow you to check your application status as well as verify the documentation submitted with your application. If you utilize the Alternate Application method, your USAJOBS account will not display this application and you will not receive status updates. <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 />Applicants will be evaluated on their resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using an Assessment Questionnaire that is based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job: <ul> <li>Technical Knowledge – System and Software Engineering</li> <li>Problem Solving</li> <li>Customer Service</li> <li>Oral Communication</li> <li>Writing</li> </ul> <strong>Category Rating Procedures</strong>: If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories: <li>Best-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate high proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all Selective Placement Factors (SPF) and appropriate Quality Ranking Factors (QRF) as determined by the job analysis.</li> <li>Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all SPFs and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis.</li> <li>Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate basic proficiency in most of the critical competencies, including all SPFs and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis.</li> Veterans: Qualified veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best-qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. This position is considered scientific/professional. Other 10-point preference eligibles and veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. View information on www.fedshirevets.org <br /><br />Candidates who apply under Competitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are best qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Best qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.<br /><br />Candidate who apply under Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume, supporting documentation submitted and their responses to the assessment questionnaire.<br /><br />If you are determined qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. Preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10528263 <br /><br /><strong>Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Program (I/CTAP)</strong> Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not I/CTAP eligible. View information about I/CTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under I/CTAP, you must be rated at a minimum score of <strong>85</strong> for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement. <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 />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Credentialing <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><li>Your resume</li> <li>Your responses to the job questionnaire</li> <li>Your Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) to show proof of time-in-grade (examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions and with-in grade/range increases)</li> <li>Transcripts, if applicable</li> <li>If your application is rated as well-qualified (score 85 or above) and you are claiming special priority selection rights under the Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Program (I/CTAP)? Submit:</li> <ul> <li>a copy of your agency notice,</li> <li>a copy of your most recent performance rating, and</li> <li>a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.</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.


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