Information Technology Specialist (Information Security)


Vacancy ID: 754230   Announcement Number: PH-JP-12-754230   USAJOBS Control Number: 327363000

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001 Direct Hire Authority - IT Specialist (InfoSec)

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99MTRO012 Washington DC Metro Area, DC

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Thank you for your interest in an Information Technologist (Information Security) position with the Department of Justice. 

We will evaluate your resume and your responses to this Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you are among the best qualified for this position.  Your responses are subject to verification.  Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire.

1. Select the one statement that best describes the IT-related experience you possess that demonstrates each of the four competencies necessary to perform IT Specialist (Information Security) work.

A. I have IT related experience that demonstrates possession of each of the four competencies: attention to detail, customer service, oral communication, and problem solving. My experience includes: conducting analyses and recommending resolution of issues affecting complex assignments; installing and trouble-shooting software upgrades for a department; providing advice and guidance on a wide range of IT issues; and testing and optimizing the functionality of systems, networks, and data.
B. I have IT related experience that demonstrates possession of each of the four competencies: attention to detail, customer service, oral communication, and problem solving. My experience includes: evaluating conflicting requirements affecting large IT projects; anticipating changes in business requirements to accommodate needs of contractors, vendors, and senior officials; providing expert technical advice, guidance, and recommendations for critical IT issues; and applying new developments to previously unsolvable problems regarding the functionality of systems, networks, and data.
C. I do not possess the experience described above.

2. Select the one statement that best describes the experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform IT Specialist (Information Security) work at the GS-13 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal service. 

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service performing the following duties: 1) drafting position papers on IT issues such as the implementation of emerging technologies; 2) evaluating, recommending the acquisition of, implementing, and disseminating IT security tools, procedures, and practices to protect information assets from security risks; 3) planning and conducting security accreditation reviews for financial management systems; and 4) making recommendations for new or revised security measures and countermeasures based on the results of accreditation reviews.
B. I have extensive experience as an IT professional, but I do not have experience with all of the areas described above.
C. I do not have the experience described above.

3. Select the one statement that best describes the experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform IT Specialist (Information Security) work at the GS-14 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal service. 

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service performing the following duties: 1) reviewing proposed new systems, networks, and software designs for defects which may lead to potential security risks; 2) evaluating critical issues affecting mitigation or countermeasures procedures; 3) resolving integration issues related to the implementation of financial management systems within the existing infrastructure; and 4) preparing and presenting briefings to senior management officials on complex/controversial issues.
B. I have extensive experience as an IT professional, but I do not have experience with all of the areas described above.
C. I do not have the experience described above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

4. Review specifications of all IT-related purchases to ensure they contain full consideration of security-related needs

5. Monitor progress toward enhanced security measures outlined in certifications

6. Analyze statutory requirements against existing directives to assess the degree of change needed to comply with new requirements

7. Conduct feasibility studies, proposals, and in-depth analyses of current IT security requirements and forecast trends for future modifications

8. Configure Commercial Off-the-Shelf products to achieve the financial management objectives of the department.

9. Implement higher-level security requirements, such as those resulting from laws, regulations, or directives

10. Develop systems security policy, guidelines, an procedures for systems processing multiple applications that require differing and conflicting security controls

11. Ensure the confidentiality, availability and integrity of IT systems through full compliance with policies and standards

12. Identify actual and potential cyber security problems, trends, and weakness

13. Develop long-range objectives and milestones for IT projects involving financial management processes

14. Implement IT project management procedures, tools, templates, activities, and infrastructure to align internal business practices

15. Determine IT requirements with stakeholders to define project scope, requirements and deliverables.

16. Lead IT projects with high risk, such as mission-critical projects.

17. Integrate configuration management IT architecture into project plans.

18. Ensure hosting services provided include sufficient processing capacity and storage for multiple domains.

19. Recommend plans to improve program policies, practices and methodologies for an organization.

20. Implement quality assurance processes in compliance with laws, regulations, policies, standards, and technical procedures.

21. Address problems relating to an agency's IT enterprise architecture, such as integrating configuration and interfacing with data storage requirements

22. Provide guidance in the planning, coordination, and development of specifications to meet security requirements.

23. Recommend modifications and solutions for reducing IT security risks to address future IT security challenges

24. Translate management goals and objectives into effective operations in order to establish control systems and progress reporting requirements

25. Prepare policy and procedures that incorporate statutes, regulations and standards to provide support and guidance for agency operations

26. Work with contractor support staff to refine functional requirements and determine best approaches for resolving system integration and application issues