National Protection and Programs Directorate Supervisory Information Technology Specialist in Pensacola, Florida
Are you interested in a job protecting our Nation against cyber threats? Then consider joining the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC). The NCCIC operates at the intersection of government, private sector, and international network defense and communications communities, applying unique analytic perspectives, ensuring shared situational awareness, and orchestrating synchronized response, mitigation, and recovery efforts while protecting the Constitutional and privacy rights of Americans in both the cybersecurity and communications domains. The NCCIC is located within the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
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Relocation expenses are not authorized. Other recruitment incentives may be authorized.
This is an open continuous announcement for 90 days, or until all positions are filled. It will be used to fill immediate and future vacancies for this agency. The first cut-off date will be 25 business days after the opening date of the announcement. Additional cut-off dates may be established until all vacancies have been filled.
This announcement is issued under the Direct Hire Authority (DHA) to recruit for positions for which there is a critical hiring need. Selectee(s) will receive a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service and may be required to serve a one year probationary period.
Appointments are subject to the availability of funds.
Who May be Considered:
- U.S. Citizens
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Duties of the Supervisory IT Specialist (INFOSEC) include, but are not limited to the following:
- Managing, directing, planning, and coordinating a program that identifies threats and vulnerabilities affecting IT systems and develops the strategies that counter evolving threats in a rapidly changing global environment
- Analyzing, evaluating, and verifying security profiles for Federal agency computer systems, networks, worldwide Information Systems (IS) and telecommunications systems to ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability of critical government information
- Researching tools, presenting options and pursuing technology that benefits the entire organization
- Utilizing analytic tools and databases to support and accomplish its mission
- Developing requirements to provide secure and effective state-of-the-art communications and IT systems by employing the best engineering practices and security standards
- Providing IT security planning, coordination, implementation, management, assessment, and oversight of services to ensure consistency with national security policies, directives and statues
- Interpreting IT security policy for application within federal civilian agencies and departments and program guidance to implement effective risk management processes
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2210 Information Technology Management
- Computer Security Specialists
- Computer Support Specialists
- Information Technology Specialist (It Specialist)
Specialists, Computer Security
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position
You must successfully pass a background investigation
Selective Service registration required
You must be able to obtain and hold a TS/SCI security clearance or a Secret security clearance
More than one selection may be made from this announcement
New employees must serve a one year probationary period.
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.
Employees who are initially appointed to supervisory positions must serve a supervisory probationary period for one year.
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. (Ch. 75 Title 5 USC; CFR, Part 752, Adverse Actions).
To qualify for the Supervisory IT Specialist (INFOSEC) position you must have IT related experience that demonstrates possession of each of the four required competencies related to: 1) Attention to Detail - Evaluate procedures and methods for determining risks, vulnerability; 2) Customer Service - Serve as a technical advisor on program effectiveness, efficiency, policy, and direction; 3) Oral Communication - Maintain contact with industry stakeholders; 4) Problem Solving - Make recommendations to resolve shortfalls in system security features and practices.
In addition to meeting the above competencies applicant's must possess at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service(obtained in either the private or public sector). This experience must include activities such as: 1) leading cyber security-focused all-source analysis efforts focused on network, system, and application vulnerabilities and researching and providing mitigation to resolve the vulnerabilities; 2) planning and/or managing research and analysis efforts to inform decision makers on threats to infrastructure, enterprise-level capabilities, and risk of vulnerability exploitation; 3) identifying information technology security program implications of new technologies or technology upgrades; and 4) overseeing the development, documentation, and management of analytical requirements, threat-based capabilities research and analysis, and presenting recommendations to senior leaders for enterprise-level system changes, procedures, and processes.
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.
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.
Qualifications Must Be Met The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
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.
This position has been designated exempt from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 USC Section 7112(B)(6).
All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/ Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.
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.
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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.
You are encouraged to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please use the Alternate Application link listed in the Other Information section of this vacancy announcement. 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.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Under the provisions of the Direct-Hire Authority, veterans' preference does not apply.
We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will use a job questionnaire to further evaluate your experience, education, and training. The competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job are:
- Cybersecurity Information Technology/Systems Engineering
- Cybersecurity Principles
- Cybersecurity Project Management
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/10148281.
Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Program (I/CTAP) 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 85 for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.
Interview Requirement: Interviews are required for this position. Failure to complete the interview may result in removal from further consideration.
Background checks and security clearance
- Required Documents
- Your resume
- Your responses to the job questionnaire
- Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Program (I/CTAP)? Submit:
- a copy of your agency notice,
- a copy of your most recent performance rating, and
a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.
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.
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- How to Apply
How to Apply
Your application must be received by 11:59PM EST on 06/26/2018. To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, take the online questionnaire, and submit the required documents. See Required Documents section for more details.
Agency contact information
Philadelphia Services Branch
DHS NPPD CSC 1616 North Ft. Myer Drive 18th Floor Arlington, VA US
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Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best-qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews. We will notify you by email after each of these steps has been completed. Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on "Application Status," and then click "More Information." We expect to make a job offer within 30-60 days after the deadline for applications. If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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Legal and regulatory guidance
- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/494961200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 03/26/2018 to 06/26/2018
Salary: $121,280 to $157,663 per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 15
Work schedule: Full-Time
Appointment type: Permanent