Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC)

US Department of Energy - Washington, DC4.2

Full-time | Part-time
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Duties
Summary
A successful candidate in this position will provide information systems security expertise to help develop policy and guidance for the Department's Cyber Security Program and assists the senior Cyber Security Program Manager in meeting EM cyber security objectives.

Responsibilities
At the full performance level of this position (GS-14) you will:

Collaborate with programs, field sites, and contractor communities in developing, promoting and maintaining information assurance security measures to adequately and cost effectively protect se11sitive information and meet the Department's current and future business needs.
Ensure that department-wide security enhancement initiatives including implementation of training programs, firewalls, network intrusion detection, incident response and reporting, dissemination of threat information are consistent with cyber security policies.
Implement processes to ensure that cyber security weaknesses are identified, tracked, and resolved in accordance with departmental policy.
Travel Required
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Job family (Series)
2210 Information Technology Management

Requirements

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
You must be a United States Citizen.
This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.
Resume and question responses must be submitted online
Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
Subject to satisfactory security and suitability determinations.
Other Requirements

Selection made under this announcement will be processed as a new appointment to the Civil Service
Status and Non-Status applicants from outside DOE selected for this position are required to serve a mandatory one (1) year probationary period. A DOE career status employee selected for this position may be required to serve a new one (1) year probationary period, pursuant to 5 CFR 315.802.
Must be able to obtain/maintain a DOE "Q" security clearance.
This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to testing for illegal drug use. The selectee must test negative prior to being appointed to this position and will be subject to random testing thereafter. Failure to pass or refusal to take subsequent tests could result in non-selection or disciplinary action, up to and including removal from the Federal service.
This position is not part of a bargaining unit.
Qualifications
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below:

Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or productions 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, know about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.
Oral Communication - 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); make clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
In addition to the competency requirements above, a qualified candidate's online application must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade level applying for in the Federal Service.

Specialized experience requirements

A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level GS 13 in the Federal service.

Specialized experience for the GS 14 is defined as:
Assessing and monitoring of Information system security controls to determine if the security controls are implemented correctly, and operating as intended.

Establishing policy to protect personal, proprietary, classified, and sensitive unclassified data related to national security.

Providing technical advice and assistance to organizations in the implementation of appropriate security measures for information security in conjunction with critical and important mission business processes within the framework of IT standards and policies

A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level GS 12 in the Federal service.

Specialized experience for the GS 13 is defined as:
Researching and recommending the purchase of technologies that provide a cost benefit for information security systems.

Participating in the process of identifying, tracking, and resolving cyber security weaknesses in accordance with program policy

Coordinating penetration testing of information systems in field offices to assess and discover vulnerabilities in conjunction with continuous monitoring activities

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with field office, contractor, and Headquarters personnel with diverse technical backgrounds and coordinate, plan and direct projects staffed with representatives of these three communities to ensure successful completion.
Knowledge of the departmental and Federal cyber and IT policies and procedures with expertise in the full range of complex areas of Information Management, systems, and technologies to improve the performance of technical and management functions
Knowledge of methods and practices in collecting high-level strategic requirements and in associating these requirements to both program and departmental missions
"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Education

EDUCATION:
This position does not have a positive education/specific education requirement. Education cannot be substituted for specialized experience.

Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website

Additional information
The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify
Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register . If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
EEO Policy: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/EEO_Policy_Statement

Reasonable Accommodation Policy: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Reasonable_Accommodation_Policy_Statement

Veterans Information: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Veterans_Information
Telework: www.telework.gov
Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/

How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Under this Direct-Hire announcement, all applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements at the grade level they are applying will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration.

Veteran's Preference, Schedule A, Category Rating, and other methods of consideration are NOT APPLICABLE for this announcement under a Direct-Hire Authority.

Selections made under this announcement will be processed as new appointments to the Civil Service. Current Civil Service employees would, therefore, be given new appointments to the Civil Service. Only experience obtained at the time of the application will be considered, however, you can update your resume and application submission at any time during the opening period of this vacancy announcement.

If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet all the requirements described in this announcement.

If your resume is incomplete or if you fail to submit required documentation, you may be rated 'ineligible' or 'not qualified'.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Q Access Authorization

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

Required Documents
Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants.
If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.

ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.

Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you must list the full name and address of the each employer.
For all types of work experience, you should indicate the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.
For paid work experience, please indicate your starting salary for each position and the highest salary you earned (if different).
Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.
Most DOE offices will allow you to submit a resume in the format of your choice (as an attached document or as a USAJOBS Resume Builder format). However, some offices may require one specific format. You will be notified at the time you click 'Apply Online' which type of resume is acceptable. It is important that you are complete and thorough in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.

If specific educational requirements are indicated for this vacancy: Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for more information.

Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.

Displaced Federal employees who qualify for CTAP/ICTAP: If you are a former Federal employee who was displaced due to a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) or surplused by some other means, please submit a copy of the separation letter or RIF notice from your agency. To be selected under I/CTAP, you must still be found well-qualified for this position. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transition for more information.

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.

Benefits

Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

The Federal Government offers a number of exceptional benefits that are unmatched by most other organizations. As a Federal employee, you will be eligible for health benefits from your choice of a wide variety of providers, long-term care insurance, generous sick and annual leave accruals with 10 paid holidays, a family-friendly work environment, flexible spending options, and a comprehensive retirement plan unparalleled by most private-industry organizations.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.