Information Technology Specialist (Information Security)


Vacancy ID: 759183   Announcement Number: PH-JP-13-759183   USAJOBS Control Number: 327941800

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1. Title of Job

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20. Occupational Specialties

001 Direct Hire Authority - IT Specialist (InfoSec)

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99MTRO012 Washington DC Metro Area, DC

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

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 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; 3) making recommendations for new or revised security measures and countermeasures based on the results of accreditation reviews.
B. 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.

3. Develop systems security policy, guidelines, and procedures for large user community.

4. Ensure risk-management techniques are applied to new or modified computer applications.

5. Monitor IT systems to ensure appropriate levels of safeguards exist to protect them against perceived threats.

6. Review specifications of all IT-related purchases for compliance with security requirements.

7. Make recommendations for changes needed to alleviate potential security problems.

8. Coordinate major hardware acquisitions to meet current and future business requirements.

9. Manage IT projects involving multiple stages of the systems development lifecycle.

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

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

12. Integrate configuration management IT architecture into project plans.

13. Perform feasibility studies to evaluate different vendors and their products.

14. Present to senior management recommendation acceptance or rejections.

15. Analyze long-range equipment needs against known mission requirements for IT advancement.

16. Keep supervisor informed of progress and potentially controversial matters.

17. Develop directives to implement high-level policy changes impacting agency resources.

18. Provide technical advice to management and other technical specialist on critical IT issues.

19. Participate in the delivery of systems administration services for a region or multi-state area.

20. Investigate security incidents for cause and the most effective corrective actions.

21. Maintain liaison with customers on technical, management, and budgetary matters.