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IT Specialist (INFOSEC)

Company: Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Location: Idaho Falls
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

  • Accepting applications
    • Open & closing dates
      11/25/2020 to 07/31/2021
    • Service
      Competitive
    • Pay scale & grade
      GS 9 - 12
    • Salary
      $53,433 to $113,362 per year
    • Appointment type
      Permanent
    • Work schedule
      Full-Time Duties Summary

      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.

      Who May be Considered:
      • U.S. Citizens
      • View common definitions of terms found in this announcement. Responsibilities

        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.

        Visit to learn more about CISA and how you can be part of the team to Defend Today; Secure Tomorrow.

        This is an agency-wide position, which is comprised of several geographically separated divisions with a nationwide force: Infrastructure Security Division, Cybersecurity Division, Emergency Communications Division, National Risk Management Center and several organizational units. Typical work assignments include:
        • Implementing security requirements such as those resulting from laws, regulations or Presidential directives.
        • Reviewing and evaluating security incident response policies.
        • Resolving integration issues related to the implementation of new systems with the existing infrastructure.
        • Conducting risk and vulnerability assessments of planned and installed information systems to identify vulnerability, risks and protection needs of activities.
        • Providing technical advice and guidance to Department managers and other technical specialists on significant information security problems and issues.
        • Coordinating and providing technical support to enterprise-wide cyber defense technicians to resolve cyber defense incidents.
        • Documenting and escalating incidents (including event's history, status, and potential impact for further action) that may cause ongoing and immediate impact to the environment. Travel Required
          25% or less - You may be expected to travel for up to 5 nights per month for this position.

          Supervisory status
          No

          Promotion Potential
          12

          Requirements
          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 Top Secret/SCI or lower level security clearance as identified by CISA.
          • 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.
          • Relocation expenses are not authorized. Other recruitment incentives may be authorized.
          • New employees must serve a one year probationary period.
          • This position has been designated excluded from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 U.S.C. 7112(B)(6).
          • All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/ Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.
          • 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.
          • Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions..
          • 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. 7 and 5 CFR Part 752, as applicable).
          • 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.
          • More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
          • Appointments are subject to the availability of funds. Qualifications
            This is an open continuous announcement for 60 days, or until all positions are filled. It will be used to fill immediate and future vacancies for this agency. There may be multiple cut-off dates with the first being 10 days after the initial opening date of 11/25/2020. Additional cut-off dates may be established as needed until all vacancies have been filled.

            You qualify for the GS-09 grade level (starting salary $53,433.00) if you possess information technology related experience demonstrating each of the four required competencies:
          • Attention to Detail- Analyzing software to identify areas for improvements;
          • Customer Service- Providing support to system users;
          • Oral Communication- Communicating technical information orally to non-technical audiences;
          • Problem Solving- Providing alternatives to resolve IT issues. In addition to the above requirement you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-07 grade level performing at least one of the following duties:
            • Communicating computer network concepts to individuals seeking technological support;
            • Providing support to ensure compliance of automated information system security protocols and procedures; and
            • Expressing technical information to staff to assist with security problem issues. OR
              Have a Master's or an equivalent graduate degree or successfully completed two (2) full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree in 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. (You must submit your college transcripts to support your educational claims).

              You qualify for the GS-11 grade level (starting salary $64,009.00) if you possess information technology related experience demonstrating each of the four required competencies:
            • Attention to Detail- Reviewing IT systems to identify vulnerabilities;
            • Customer Service- Assessing the needs of IT project stakeholders;
            • Oral Communication- Communicating IT security requirements to stakeholders;
            • Problem Solving- Providing recommendations to resolve IT and/or system issues. In addition to the above requirement you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-09 grade level performing at least one of the following duties:
              • Assessing new system design methodologies to improve software quality;
              • Conducting risk assessments of installed information systems to identify protection needs of activities; and
              • Ensuring integration of security programs with other IT program services. OR
                Have a Ph.D.; or an equivalent graduate degree or successfully completed three (3) full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D.; or equivalent graduate degree in 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. (You must submit your college transcripts to support your educational claims).

                You qualify for the GS-12 grade level (starting salary $76,721.00) if you possess information technology related experience demonstrating each of the four required competencies:
              • Attention to Detail- Monitoring information systems or networks to ensure compliance of security measures.
              • Customer Service- Identifying the need for updates to security technologies;
              • Oral Communication- Providing recommendations to other technical specialists on IT security issues;
              • Problem Solving- Identifying potential security risk in IT systems and recommending solutions. In addition to the above requirement you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-11 grade level performing at least one of the following duties:
                • Controlling authorization level for all personnel requiring user access to automated information systems;
                • Evaluating the security impact of system changes to existing or proposed computerized systems;
                • Conducting studies of all new automated information systems equipment to prepare effective security procedures; and
                • Ensuring compliance of automated information system security protocols and procedures National Service Experience (i.e...... click apply for full job details

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