Information Technology Specialist


Vacancy ID: 841657   Announcement Number: FS-841657-LT13   USAJOBS Control Number: 337695400

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841657
1. Title of Job

Information Technology Specialist
2. Biographic Data

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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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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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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 - Open to All U.S. Citizens.

002 - 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).

003 - 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 841657.  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.


001 All U.S. Citizens
002 Competitive Merit Promotion
003 Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities

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:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Select one statement from the choices below to show how you meet the qualification requirements for this position at the GS-12 grade level.

A. I have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as 1) performing vulnerability identification, risk analysis, assessment of evolving threats, and security evaluations related to cyber security; 2) identifying vulnerabilities in cyber systems to develop recommendations for cyber-related protective programs; and 3) facilitating cooperation with other parts of the organization to review and analyze security vulnerability assessment evaluation programs.
B. My experience is not described in the above statement and I do not qualify for this position.


2. Select one statement from the choices below to show how you meet the qualification requirements for this position at the GS-13 grade level.

A. I have at least one full year of 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) performing vulnerability identification, risk analysis, assessment of evolving threats, and security evaluations related to cyber security; 2) identifying cyber vulnerabilities in industrial control and business information systems to develop recommendations for cyber-related protective programs; 3) facilitating cooperation with other parts of the organization to review and analyze security vulnerability assessment evaluation programs; and 4) develop, manage and execute programs to deter and detect cyber attacks from counter-terrorism perspective.
B. My experience is not described in the above statement and I do not qualify for this position.


Knowledge of a wide range of Information Technology principles, concepts, methods, standards and practices

For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the list A through E following each task that best describes your experience. Your resume must support your answers or your overall score may be lowered or considered ineligible.

A- I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
B- I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
C- I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
D- I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
E- I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.



3. Develop and interpret IT security policies and procedures that reduce the risk to industrial control and business information systems.

4. Implement high-level security requirements resulting from changes to laws, regulations or policies.

5. Lead IT security implementation activities for an organization.

6. Institute measures to ensure awareness and compliance with IT security procedures and policies.

Knowledge of cyber security standards

7. Perform vulnerability identification, risk analysis, assessment of evolving threats, and security evaluations related to cyber security.

8. Develop and coordinate programs to assess cyber attacks.

9. Participate in the development and management of cyber security training, outreach, and awareness programs.

10. Identify cyber vulnerabilities in industrial control and business information systems to develop recommendations for cyber-related protective programs.

11. Identify cyber expertise requirements for conducting authorization inspections.

12. Develop, manage and execute programs to deter and detect cyber attacks from counter-terrorism perspective.

Oral Communication

13. Conduct technical briefings to upper management, program staff, and representatives from Federal, State and local government agencies, and the private sector.

14. Provide guidance and advice to management on solutions to issues and problems associated with cyber security programs.

15. Coordinate and facilitate cooperation with other parts of the organization to review and analyze cyber security vulnerability assessment programs.

Written Communication

16. Write guidelines or standards for evaluating cyber systems and subsystems.

17. Write technical bulletins to inform customers of cyber security issues and solutions.

18. Prepare technical reports and communications in response to inquiries from leadership to support cyber security related projects and programs.