Interdisciplinary (Cyber)


Vacancy ID: 774864   Announcement Number: FS-774864-MD13   USAJOBS Control Number: 330568900

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Vacancy Identification Number

774864
1. Title of Job

Interdisciplinary (Cyber)
2. Biographic Data

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4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

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15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

Select at least one job preference code. The preference code(s) for this position are 1, 2 and 3. Please note that you must select at least one preference code but may select multiple codes if desired. Each code is defined below:

1 - Open to All U.S. Citizens

2 - Competitive Merit Promotion

3 - Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities


1 Open to All U.S.Citizens
2 Competitive Merit Promotion. This includes current Federal employees who serve under a competitive career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, reinstatement eligibles (former Federal employees who served under a career appointment in the competitive service) and VEOA eligibles (veterans with preference and veterans who have been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service. You must provide qualifying documentation (i.e. – SF-50 or veterans documentation).
3 Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities. This includes applicants who are eligible for noncompetitive or special appointment authorities such as: 30% or more compensably disabled veterans, Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA - for positions at GS-11 and below), and persons with disabilities (Schedule A), military spouse preference, Federal employees in excepted positions covered under an interchange agreement, and other eligible special hiring authorities (such as Peace Corps, Boren Fellows, etc.). This also includes applicants who previously held, or currently hold, this position and grade with the same promotion potential as announced for this 665178. For more information about special hiring authorities, visit: http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp. You must provide qualifying documentation for a noncompetitive or special hiring authority.

20. Occupational Specialties

Select at least one occupational specialty code. The specialty code(s) for this position are 001, 002 and 003. Please note that you must select at least one specialty code but may select multiple codes if desired. Each code is defined below:

001 - Interdisciplinary Computer Engineer

002 - Interdisciplinary Electronics Engineer

003 - Interdisciplinary Computer Scientist


001 Interdisciplinary Computer Engineer
002 Interdisciplinary Electronics Engineer
003 Interdisciplinary Computer Scientist

21. Geographic Availability

(Required) The location code for this position is:
510100013 Arlington, VA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

Complete this section ONLY IF you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special priority consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). To be considered, you must be a surplus or displaced Federal employee as defined in the regulations, be applying for a vacancy at or below the grade level of the position from which you have been or are being separated (and with no greater promotion potential than your position), and be occupying or have been displaced from a position in the same local commuting area as the vacancy.

Note: To receive consideration for the CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation as specified in the vacancy announcement.


23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Applicants must meet the BASIC QUALIFICATIONS for one series in order to be considered eligible for this position. Select the answer that is supported by your experience and education. YOU MUST PROVIDE TRANSCRIPTS THAT SUPPORT YOUR EDUCATIONAL CLAIMS, OR ELSE YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED INELIGIBLE.

Basic Qualification Requirements for GS-0854 Computer Engineer

1. Select the statement that best describes how you meet the basic qualifications for the GS-0854 Computer Engineer.

A. I meet the Basic Qualification Requirements for a Computer Engineer GS-0854 because I possess a bachelor's or higher degree in professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: Be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; OR include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: a) statics, dynamics; b) strength of materials (stress-stain relationships); c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; d) thermodynamics; e) electrical fields and circuits; f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS
B. I meet the Basic Qualification Requirements for a Computer Engineer GS-0854 because I have a combination of education and experience. Successful completion of college level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:
1) Professional Registration -Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
2) Written Test - Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineering-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Applicants who have passed the EIT examination and have completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college or university that included 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) will also be acceptable.
3) Specified Academic Courses - Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours or 90-quarter hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A above.
4) Related Curriculum - Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, architecture, computer science, mathematics, or electronics, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least one year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS
C. My experience and education is not described in the above statement and I do not qualify under this series.

Applicants must meet the BASIC QUALIFICATIONS for one series in order to be considered eligible for this position. Select the answer that is supported by your experience and education. YOU MUST PROVIDE TRANSCRIPTS THAT SUPPORT YOUR EDUCATIONAL CLAIMS, OR ELSE YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED INELIGIBLE.

Basic Qualification Requirements for GS-0855 Electronics Engineer

2. Select the statement that best describes how you meet the basic qualifications for the GS-0855 Electronics Engineer.

A. I meet the Basic Qualification Requirements for an Electronics Engineer GS-0855 because I possess a bachelor's or higher degree in professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: Be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; OR include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: a) statics, dynamics; b) strength of materials (stress-stain relationships); c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; d) thermodynamics; e) electrical fields and circuits; f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS
B. I meet the Basic Qualification Requirements because I have a combination of education and experience. Successful completion of college level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:
1) Professional Registration -Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
2) Written Test - Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineering-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Applicants who have passed the EIT examination and have completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college or university that included 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) will also be acceptable.
3) Specified Academic Courses - Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours or 90-quarter hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A above.
4) Related Curriculum - Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, architecture, computer science, mathematics, or electronics, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least one year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS
C. My experience and education is not described in the above statement and I do not qualify under this series.

Applicants must meet the BASIC QUALIFICATIONS for one series in order to be considered eligible for this position. Select the answer that is supported by your experience and education. YOU MUST PROVIDE TRANSCRIPTS THAT SUPPORT YOUR EDUCATIONAL CLAIMS, OR ELSE YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED INELIGIBLE.

Basic Qualification Requirements for GS-1550 Computer Scientist

3. Select the statement that best describes how you meet the basic qualifications for the GS-1550 Computer Scientist.

A. I meet the Basic Qualification Requirements for a Computer Scientist GS-1550 because I possess a bachelor's degree or higher in computer science. SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS
B. I meet the Basic Qualification Requirements for a Computer Scientist GS-1550 because I possess a bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus. All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions. SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS
C. My experience and education is not described in the above statement and I do not qualify under this series.

Additional Qualification Requirements

4. From the descriptions below, select the one statement below that best describes your experience to meet the qualification requirements for this position at the GS-14 level.

A. I qualify for the grade GS-14 as I have at least one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the next lower level (equivalent to grade GS-13) in the Federal service. This experience must include such activities as: 1) leading and monitoring interrelated activities to implement complex project or program applying systems engineering principles; 2) analyzing systems engineering concepts, principles, and practices applicable to software/hardware development functions; 3) providing technical input and guidance to management in the development and implementation of short- and long-range plans for IT and network security systems; and 4) managing large complex systems engineering projects especially those with large data management components.
B. My background does not match the description above and I do not qualify for this position.

KNOWLEDGE OF ADVANCED ENGINEERING, COMPUTER OR ARCHITECTURAL THEORIES, PRINCIPLES, CONCEPTS, STANDARDS, AND METHODS

From the statements below, choose the one statement that best identifies your experience and/or training. Your resume must support your selections; otherwise your score may be lowered or considered ineligible.

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.

5. Provide subject matter expertise on deployment, installation and operational strategies for cybersecurity equipment and software related programs.

6. Analyze and recommend human resources and equipment requirements needed to ensure network and cybersecurity within an organization.

7. Conduct research into computer science methods and techniques to store, manipulate, transform or present information by means of computer systems.

8. Provide guidance and technical input into the strategic planning, IT investment, engineering or computer science and acquisition processes.

9. Conduct fault tolerance and root cause analysis of malfunctioning network and IT systems.

10. Manage large complex systems engineering projects, particularly those with large data management components.

11. Implement and improve systems engineering processes, practices, and automation for IT systems.

12. Develop and implement a quality assurance program.

KNOWLEDGE OF TECHNICAL ARCHITECTURE, IT REGULATORY AND POLICY ENVIRONMENT

13. Provide engineering or technical management advice or guidance on policy and regulations affecting IT and communications systems.

14. Evaluate infrastructure capabilities for applicability and adaptability in accordance with operating procedures and guidelines.

15. Analyze hardware, software, and other components and recommend acquisition to ensure compliance with network and cybersecurity regulations and policy.

KNOWLEDGE OF IT AND CYBERSECURITY PRINCIPLES, CONCEPTS, METHODS, PRACTICES, LAWS, REGULATIONS, AND STANDARDS

16. Research and evaluate new or proposed technologies for possible acquisition and adaptation into existing system.

17. Identify and evaluate risks associated with IT systems including vulnerabilities and critical information security problems and issues.

18. Design and implement computer programs to analyze cyber threats and vulnerabilities.

19. Perform research in the area of information assurance and information security to identify new threats and trends along with corresponding mitigation and prevention strategies.

KNOWLEDGE IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT

20. Conduct work breakdown structure activities as part of project management planning.

21. Establish a communications management plan for a long-term program or project.

22. Establish a risk management plan for a long-term program or project.

23. Lead and implement programs, plans, and proposals involving substantial organizational resources, or that require extensive changes in established procedures.

24. Participate in multi-year resource needs analyses indexed to future years funding and projections for available resources.

25. Establish and manage organizational operations, management processes, and methods.

26. Execute strategic, tactical, programmatic, administrative and budgeting activities.

27. Measure performance in areas such as IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMi).

28. Lead and monitor interrelated activities to implement a complex IT system applying systems engineering processes.

29. Apply knowledge of standard acquisition regulations, practices and procedures in the development of a program.

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

30. Establish working relationships with the IT community in order to coordinate and complete sensitive and technical work at the national level.

31. Coordinate protection of infrastructure and key resources activities and operations with other public and private sector organizations, including Federal, State, and local government.

32. Develop and maintain liaison and coordination of activities with counterparts and colleagues from component agencies, other Federal agencies, state and local governments as well as private industry partners.

33. Represent the organization at high-level meetings with executives from other organizations, government agencies, Congressional staff, and non-governmental entities.

34. Interact with senior management officials, programs managers, specialists, and agency representatives in order to exchange and organize information, and establish program requirements.