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Job Title: IT Specialist (INFOSEC)
Company Name: Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology
Location: Dallas, TX
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 08/13/2018
Expire Date: 10/12/2018
Job Categories: Accounting/Auditing, Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Computers, Software, Customer Service and Call Center, Government and Policy, Human Resources, Information Technology, Law Enforcement, and Security, Quality Control, Research & Development, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
IT Specialist (INFOSEC)
Major Duties:
  • Plans, establishes and implements local AIS systems security program(s), such as IT security, certification
    and accreditation processes, regular and recurring COTS analysis and the performance of test and assessments of security authentication technologies. Leads ad hoc teams in the conduct of comprehensive program studies and evaluations to assure efficacy and viability of AIS operations, as well as compliance with and adherence to established Federal and VA/OlT laws, regulations, policies and procedures established to protect AIS' from unauthorized access; and sensitive data from fraudulent compromise.
  • Develops and implements program procedures to ensure that systems, network and data users are aware of, as well as understand and adhere to AIS policies and procedures. Ensures the rigorous application of AIS policies, principles and practices relative to all local IT systems and services.
  • Conducts vulnerability analysis and risk assessment studies of planned and installed information systems to assure that local AIS security plans and policies established are adequate for protection needs and comply as required by statute. Develops and/or updates specific AIS policies and procedures and maintains AIS security documentation files.
  • Ensure that IT security weaknesses identified in external or internal audits are documented. Ensure that issues are mitigated or accepted as needed to ensure the integrity of IT systems and the employees who
    work with those systems.
  • Recognize possible security violations and take appropriate action to report the incident(s), as required
    by directives. Advise and report to local management and ensure suitable corrective actions are accomplished, and recommend closure as appropriate.
Work Schedule: Compressed/Flexible Schedule, Telework availability
Position Description Title/PD#: IT Specialist (INFOSEC) 06047A/06024A
Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary in nature. .No special physical demands are required to perform the work.
Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

This position includes a Selective Placement Factor (skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to - and essential for - satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration. Evidence of the Selective Placement Factor must be reflected in your resume.

The Selective Placement Factor for this position is: Do you have knowledge of information technology security principles, methods and security products and services sufficient to evaluate and recommend the acquisition and implementation of IT security tools, policies and procedures to protect authorized information systems, network and data?

GS-11 grade level: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the federal service); experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) and other characteristics to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience includes: The ability to work on multiple projects at the same time. The ability to work on multiple projects at the same time. Work as a subject matter expert, and on occasion as a project leader. Work on large complex projects that require expertise across multiple disciplines and environments. Expertise in IT infrastructure, Client technologies, hardware, software, operating systems, and peripherals in the VA Environment and industry. In addition to knowledge and application of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publications and Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) on information security and federal laws governing information security such as the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA).

OR

A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field (i.e., computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks). NOTE: A transcript or course listing must be submitted if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Applications submitted without this information will not be considered. (UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)

OR

GS-11 grade level: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the federal service). The Specialized Experience for this position is: Knowledge and application of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publications and Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) on information security and federal laws governing information security such as the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA).

For GS-12: One (1) full year of specialized experience that equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of an Information Technology Specialist (Information Security) at the GS-12 grade level. This experience must have been equivalent to GS-11 grade level in Federal service. Specialized experience includes: possessing of Information Technology security principles, methods, security products and services sufficient to evaluating and recommending the acquisition, implementation and dissemination of security tools, policies, procedures and practices to protect Automated Information System, network and data; understanding of security certification and accreditation requirements, systems testing and evaluation and performance management methods sufficient to plan and conduct security accreditation reviews for installed systems and/or networks; and recommending new or revised security measures and countermeasures based on accreditation review results; possessing of testing and assessment methods, network operations and life cycle management principles in order to evaluating new security authentication technologies such as public key infrastructure certificates. etc.; recommending purchase of authentication software; administering and monitoring implementation; identifying and specifying information systems security requirements associated with migration to new environments; and providing guidance in planning and implementing secure migration activities

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; religions; 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.

Experience - 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.

For all positions individuals 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.

1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

2. Customer Service - 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.

3. 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); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations

AND

Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Experience should have equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) and other characteristics to perform successfully the duties of the position. Such experience is typically gained in the IT field or through the performance of work where the primary concern is IT.

None

Documents Accepted:

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

Documents Required:
  • Resume

Please review the above list(s) to ensure you have included all necessary documents required for your application.Not every applicant will require the same documents, therefore it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that their application package includes all necessary documents to determine qualifications and eligibility for appointment, such as a copy of your SF-50, transcript, ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).You will not be contacted for additional information. Applicants will be deemed ineligible if supporting documentation is not submitted.

Veterans' Preference: Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply. Qualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.

Applications are accepted online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
Qualifications & Requirements
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

This position includes a Selective Placement Factor (skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to - and essential for - satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration. Evidence of the Selective Placement Factor must be reflected in your resume.

The Selective Placement Factor for this position is: Do you have knowledge of information technology security principles, methods and security products and services sufficient to evaluate and recommend the acquisition and implementation of IT security tools, policies and procedures to protect authorized information systems, network and data?

GS-11 grade level: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the federal service); experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) and other characteristics to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience includes: The ability to work on multiple projects at the same time. The ability to work on multiple projects at the same time. Work as a subject matter expert, and on occasion as a project leader. Work on large complex projects that require expertise across multiple disciplines and environments. Expertise in IT infrastructure, Client technologies, hardware, software, operating systems, and peripherals in the VA Environment and industry. In addition to knowledge and application of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publications and Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) on information security and federal laws governing information security such as the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA).

OR

A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field (i.e., computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks). NOTE: A transcript or course listing must be submitted if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Applications submitted without this information will not be considered. (UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)

OR

GS-11 grade level: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the federal service). The Specialized Experience for this position is: Knowledge and application of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publications and Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) on information security and federal laws governing information security such as the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA).

For GS-12: One (1) full year of specialized experience that equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of an Information Technology Specialist (Information Security) at the GS-12 grade level. This experience must have been equivalent to GS-11 grade level in Federal service. Specialized experience includes: possessing of Information Technology security principles, methods, security products and services sufficient to evaluating and recommending the acquisition, implementation and dissemination of security tools, policies, procedures and practices to protect Automated Information System, network and data; understanding of security certification and accreditation requirements, systems testing and evaluation and performance management methods sufficient to plan and conduct security accreditation reviews for installed systems and/or networks; and recommending new or revised security measures and countermeasures based on accreditation review results; possessing of testing and assessment methods, network operations and life cycle management principles in order to evaluating new security authentication technologies such as public key infrastructure certificates. etc.; recommending purchase of authentication software; administering and monitoring implementation; identifying and specifying information systems security requirements associated with migration to new environments; and providing guidance in planning and implementing secure migration activities

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; religions; 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.

Experience - 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.

For all positions individuals 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.

1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

2. Customer Service - 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.

3. 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); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations

AND

Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Experience should have equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) and other characteristics to perform successfully the duties of the position. Such experience is typically gained in the IT field or through the performance of work where the primary concern is IT.
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