The specialty code for this position is 001.
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.
1. From the descriptions below, select one statement that best describes your experience to meet the qualification requirement for this position at the GS-13 level.A. I have at least one year of full-time specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-12 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as: 1) Participating in the planning and coordination of cyber and communication incident exercises involving partner agencies, foreign governments, Federal, State and local jurisdictions; 2) Working with program managers, IT security specialists within and outside the organization in consolidating and preparing the development of cyber and communication security exercises to identify vulnerabilities; 3) Monitoring new or emerging information technologies to assist in identification of most effective approach or methodology to be applied in securing cyber and communications infrastructures; and 4) Developing and monitoring project plans, tasks, deliverables, and timelines. NOTE: The contents of your resume must fully and explicitly support this response in its entirety. Otherwise, you will be found ineligible.
2. From the descriptions below, select one statement that best describes your experience to meet the qualification requirement for this position at the GS-14 level.A. I have at least one year of full-time specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-13 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as: 1) Planning and coordinating cyber and communication incident exercises in conjunction with other organizations, partner agencies, foreign governments, Federal, State and local jurisdictions; 2) Developing and implementing exercises to test cyber and communication security and identify vulnerabilities or areas at risk of threat and attack; 3) Monitoring evolution of information technologies and advancements in technology to assist in identification of most effective approach or methodology to be applied in securing cyber and communications infrastructures; and 4) Developing and monitoring project plans, tasks, deliverables, and timelines.
KNOWLEDGE OF POLICIES, PROCEDURES, AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING INCIDENT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
For each of the task statements in this questionnaire, choose the one response that best identifies your experience and/or training in relation to that task. The contents of your resume must fully and explicitly support this response in its entirety. Otherwise, your score may be lowered or you may be found ineligible. If you are completing the OPM Form 1203-FX in lieu of the online application, please select only one response per task.A- I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
3. Coordinate department and agency level incident management activities to ensure readiness and the highest level of mission performance.
4. Consolidate and prepare situational awareness reports.
5. Ensure rapid and effective coordination for all requests for Information of sensitive and classified material when managing incident reporting and determining escalation where required.
6. Make assessments on incidents awareness capabilities through continual review of best practices, standards and processes.
7. Coordinate incident response and tracking for cyber and communications stakeholders, leadership and contract support for cyber and communication situational awareness.
8. Coordinate continuity of operations for emergency relocation operations to include uninterrupted telecommunications, computing systems, cybersecurity and networks.
9. Maintain and share continuity of domestic situational awareness of cyber threats through direction, coordination and monitoring of operations.
10. Detect critical threats and prevent and respond to terrorist incidents
KNOWLEDGE OF PROJECT AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES, METHODS AND PRACTICES
11. Participate in the development of strategic plans and policies influencing cyber security practices and operations for an organization.
12. Define cyber systems requirements for an organization to reduce IT security risks and respond to future cyber security challenges.
13. Develop and implement a cyber exercise program designed to identify and respond to the nation's critical cyber security threats and vulnerabilities.
14. Ensure the organization maintains compliance with information security management policies and procedures.
15. Oversee technology-related changes to operational and business processes.
16. Establish project requirements for each phase of the project between stakeholders and IT staff.
17. Work with program managers, IT security specialists within and outside the organization, representatives from foreign governments, Federal, State and local jurisdictions in the development of cyber and communication incident exercises..
18. Provide guidance or technical advice to management and staff on development or interpretation of policies and strategies governing the planning and delivery of information technology security services to an organization.
19. Work with staff, program managers, and system owners to ensure information systems are properly secured and tested in accordance with agency policy and procedures.
20. Represent the organization in meetings, conferences, and other public forums with governmental agencies, international groups, media representatives, Congressional representatives, and special or public interest groups.
21. Provide advice and recommendations to management and decision makers on current and new protections against threats to cyberspace and communications infrastructures.