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Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC)

Company: Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Location: Arlington
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

  • Accepting applications
    • Open & closing dates
      12/08/2020 to 07/31/2021
    • Service
      Competitive
    • Pay scale & grade
      GS 14
    • Salary
      $108,885 to $159,286 per year
    • Appointment type
      Permanent
    • Work schedule
      Full-Time Duties Summary

      This announcement is issued under the Direct Hire Authority (DHA) to recruit for positions for which there is a critical hiring need. Selectee(s) will receive a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service and may be required to serve a one year probationary period.

      Who May be Considered:
      • U.S. Citizens
      • View common definitions of terms found in this announcement. Responsibilities

        Joining the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) means being part of the team focused on securing the Nation's physical and cyber infrastructure against threats to public health and safety, economy, and national security.

        Visit to learn more about CISA and how you can be part of the team to Defend Today; Secure Tomorrow.

        This is an agency-wide position, which is comprised of several geographically separated divisions with a nationwide force: Infrastructure Security Division, Cybersecurity Division, Emergency Communications Division, National Risk Management Center and several organizational units. Typical work assignments include:
        • Applying advanced IT principles, concepts, methods, standards, and practices sufficient to develop and interpret policies, procedures, and strategies governing the planning and delivery of services.
        • Applying IT systems security principles, concepts and methods, including state-of-the-art and emerging techniques and products, to recommend appropriate technical strategies to resolve complex and persistent IT security challenges.
        • Serving as an expert consultant evaluation for functional teams, to assist them in anticipating, identifying, evaluating, mitigating and minimizing risks associated with IT systems vulnerabilities.
        • Implementing higher-level security requirements such as those resulting from laws, regulations, or Presidential directives. Integrates security programs across disciplines.
        • Developing plans for long-range solutions to funding and staffing problems, identifies work to be contracted out, and participates with top-level management/senior executives in the development of CISA-wide goals and objectives.
        • Developing performance standards for the personnel in the Division. Travel Required
          25% or less - You may be expected to travel for up to 5 nights per month for this position.

          Supervisory status
          Yes

          Promotion Potential
          None

          Requirements
          Conditions of Employment
          • You to apply for this position.
          • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
          • Selective Service registration required.
          • You must be able to obtain and hold a Top Secret/SCI or lower level security clearance as identified by CISA.
          • You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative test result prior to appointment to this position. After appointment, you may be subject to periodic random drug testing.
          • Relocation expenses are not authorized. Other recruitment incentives may be authorized.
          • Employees who are initially appointed to supervisory positions must serve a supervisory probationary period for one year.
          • This position has been designated excluded from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 U.S.C. 7112(B)(6).
          • All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/ Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.
          • Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions..
          • This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, and acts of terrorism or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations (5 U.S.C. 7 and 5 CFR Part 752, as applicable).
          • Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.
          • More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
          • Appointments are subject to the availability of funds. Qualifications
            This is an open continuous announcement for 60 days, or until all positions are filled. It will be used to fill immediate and future vacancies for this agency. There may be multiple cut-off dates with the first being 10 days after the initial opening date of 12/08/2020. Additional cut-off dates may be established as needed until all vacancies have been filled.

            You qualify for the GS-14 grade level (starting salary $108,885.00) if you possess information technology related experience demonstrating each of the four required competencies:
          • Attention to Detail: Evaluating the work of staff to determine areas of improvement.
          • Customer Service: Delivering systems and services that are responsive to the needs of customers.
          • Oral Communication: Speaking with managers regarding IT system security.
          • Problem Solving: Resolving issues and problems associated with security technologies and/or threats. In addition to the above requirement you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-13 grade level performing at least one of the following duties:
            • Advising staff within the organization on how to respond to critical network intrusions to the organization and/or the nation's critical infrastructure.
            • Implementing plans for IT security systems to identify, mitigate, and minimize system risks and vulnerabilities.
            • Interpreting regulations and policies used to govern IT systems across the organization. National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

              Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

              Qualifications Must Be Met
              The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

              Education
              This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

              Additional information

              DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select Benefits. Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.

              If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment , and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

              E-Verify
              DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify , including your rights and responsibilities.

              If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

              You are encouraged to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please use the Alternate Application link listed in the Other Information section of this vacancy announcement. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online if at all possible. Applying online, through your USAJOBS account..... click apply for full job details

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