Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC)


Vacancy ID: 841040   Announcement Number: FS-841040-MA-13   USAJOBS Control Number: 338451700

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841040
1. Title of Job

Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC)
2. Biographic Data

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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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20. Occupational Specialties

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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, persons with disabilities (Schedule A eligible), military spouses under EO 13473, Federal employees in excepted service positions covered under an interchange agreement (such as TSA or FAA employees), 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 841040.  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 & 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-11 grade level.

A. I have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-9 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as 1) implementing IT security procedures regarding security and virus detection; 2) assisting in analyzing software and hardware vulnerabilities; and 3) providing support in identifying need for changes based on new security technology or threats. Note: The contents of your resume must fully support this response if qualifying under this option for this grade level.
B. I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. This degree is in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or is a degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks. Note: You must submit copies of your transcripts (official or unofficial) to support this claim.
C. I do not have the experience or education that is described in statements A or B above and I do not qualify for this grade level.

2. 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) evaluating and verifying risks and vulnerabilities for IT systems and networks; 2) performing preliminary assessment of projects for IT security management purposes; and 3) reviewing proposed IT systems, networks, or software designs for potential security risks. Note: The contents of your resume must fully support this response in order to be found qualified for this grade level.
B. My experience is not described in the above statement and I do not qualify for this grade level.

3. 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) making decisions or recommendations that influence IT security policies and programs; 2) organizing IT system risk analysis or vulnerability assessment activities; and 3) instituting measures to ensure IT security awareness and compliance. Note: The contents of your resume must fully support this response in order to be found qualified for this grade level.
B. My experience is not described in the above statement and I do not qualify for this grade level.

Skill in Applying IT System Security Principles, Concepts, and Methods

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

A- I have not had education, training or experience in this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work 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 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. Develop and interpret IT security policies and procedures that reduce the risk to infrastructure control systems.

5. Implement IT security requirements resulting from changes to laws, regulations or policies.

6. Lead IT security implementation activities for an organization.

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

Ability to Plan, Execute, and Evaluate the Effectiveness of IT Security Programs or Project Studies

8. Define the scope and level of detail for IT security plans and policies.

9. Review and evaluate security incident response policies.

10. Develop long-range plans for IT security systems that anticipate, identify, evaluate, and mitigate risks associated with IT systems vulnerabilities.

11. Review proposed new systems, networks and software designs for potential security risks.

12. Integrate security policies and practices with other IT programs and services.

Ability to Apply New IT Security Developments

13. Apply new IT security methods to previously unresolved infrastructure control security issues.

14. Assess new IT systems design methodologies to improve software quality.

15. Identify need for changes based on new security technologies or threats.

16. Resolve integration issues related to the implementation of new IT systems with the existing IT infrastructure.

Oral Communication

17. Attend meetings with top managers when findings are presented, and explain the meaning of summary report findings.

18. Advise and provide guidance, policies, and procedures for security of sensitive and classified information processed, stored, and transmitted on IT systems.

19. Participate in special conferences conducted for managers.

20. Provide advice and recommendations on resolving issues or operating problems.