Federal Acquisition Service IT Specialist (INFOSEC) in FEW vacancies Washington, District Of Columbia
Federal Acquisition Service
- FEW vacancies - Washington DC, DC
Work Schedule is Full-time - Permanent
Opened Monday 10/17/2016 (6 day(s) ago)
** Closes Monday 10/31/2016 (8 day(s) away)
About the Agency
As a IT Specialist (INFOSEC), you will ensure the integrity and availability of agency systems, networks, and data; review, analyze, and develop IT security guidance and procedures and publish, promote, and implement awareness of service level security and system development life cycle (SDLC) policies and standards. This position is located in the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), Office of the Assistant Commissioner for Integrated Technology Services (QT).
GSA's Office of Integrated Technology Services (ITS) provides access to private sector IT & telecommunications solutions for federal, state & local government agencies. ITS works with federal agencies, OMB & industry to create common solutions for IT services, hardware, software, telecommunications, cyber security, & identity management. 98% of federal agencies use ITS solutions. ITS works with the Office of Federal Procurement Policy & the Office of the Federal Chief Information Office to develop & implement acquisition and technology initiatives such as strategic sourcing, category management, cloud, cyber, enterprise licensing agreements for software, desktop configurations & data center optimization. ITS plays a unique role in supporting agencies with acquisition & technical expertise to make better buying decisions reduce duplication & improve mission results. See www.gsa.gov/its for information on ITS programs & contracts.
IMPORTANT:Unless you are a GSA or Land Management employee as described in the Who Can Applysection your application will not be considered. Do not apply to this announcement.
GSA has been repeatedly named as one of the 'Best Places to Work' in the Federal Government'. LEARN MORE about why you should choose GSA.) GSA offers its employees a wide range of benefits including: Federal health insurance plans (choose from a wide range of plans); Life insurance coverage with several options to choose from; Leave policies to help you take care of your personal, recreational, and health care needs; Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan); Flexible work schedules and telework; Transit and child care subsidies; and Training and development.
At this time we are only filling one vacancy, however additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement, as needed. Additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement or other GSA organizations within the same commuting area.
As a GS-2210-12:
You will plans and carry out a variety of challenging and complex assignments involved in ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of GSA systems, networks, and data through the planning, analysis, development, implementation, maintenance and enhancement of information systems security programs, policies, procedures, and tools. Perform the following activities: develop, implement, and coordinate oversight, governance and compliance activities designed to ensure, protect, and restore IT systems, services, and capabilities; monitor and evaluate systems’ compliance with information assurance practices and federal laws; provide advice and guidance in implementing GSA directives and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards and guidelines and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requirements in the development and operation of information systems and network infrastructure; assist in planning and conducting security authorizations, and recommend new or revised security measures and countermeasures; develop specifications and standards to ensure compliance with security requirements. Monitor and/or evaluate latest threats and vulnerabilities, vulnerability scanning tools, and other continuous monitoring tools (e.g., Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), routing protocols, subnet, access control list, firewall, router, switch, Virtual Private Network (VPN), load balancer, network traffic analysis, Intrusion Detection System/Intrusion Prevention System (IDS/IPS), proxy, etc.) in order to recommend or revise security measures or countermeasures.
As a GS-2210-13:
You will develop and recommend technical solutions and provide technical guidance in IT security implementation to Federal agency clients in accordance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). Develop strategic opportunities and service offerings for information assurance and security operations products, services and capabilities to the civilian and defense sectors including information defense systems, identity access management, penetration testing, and IT forensics. Use specific common performance measures for service levels and costs. Develop long-range plans for IT security systems for clients that anticipate, identify, evaluate, mitigate, and minimize risks associated with IT system vulnerabilities. Participate in systems security evaluations, audits, and reviews. Plan and coordinate the development of specifications to meet security requirements at the client agency level. Use knowledge defense in depth strategy for information assurance and organizational change management processes and controls to participate in network and systems reengineering to ensure implementation of appropriate systems security policies, reduce costs, improve cost efficiencies, and increase service levels across the Federal community.
- Not Required
- U.S. Citzenship or National
- Meet all eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date.
- Meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days of closing date
- Direct Deposit of salary check to financial organization required
- Males born after 12/31/1959 must have registered with the Selective Service
- See Conditions of Employment section for more requirements
NOTE: Qualifications are based on length and level of experience. Therefore, in addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours per week if part time. Qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, so failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here.
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). AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. To qualify, you must demonstrate the following:
Have IT-related experience demonstrating EACH of the four compentencies AND specialized experience listed below:
IT SPECIALIST COMPENTENCY REQUIREMENTS:
- Attention to Detail - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant ensures that activities, services, or products reflect organizational goals and objectives.
- Customer Service - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant confers with users to evaluate the effectiveness of, or identify the need for, computer programs or management systems.
- Oral Communication - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant participates or represents the organization or clients at briefings, meetings, or conferences.
Problem Solving - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant evaluates the efficiency or effectiveness of organizational programs, projects, or operations. The GS-12 salary range starts at $77,490 per year. Generally, first time appointees to Federal civilian service have their salary set at the beginning rate of the grade for which they are selected; unless prior approval has been received to adjust the salary based on superior qualifications of the applicant.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: To qualify, applicants must possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience identifying vulnerabilities, risks and protection needs to resolve issues and problems in IT program areas; applying information system security protocols to formulate, coordinate and monitor IT security policies, standards and guidelines; and, providing technical advice to management officials on security requirements. The GS-13 salary range starts at $92,145 per year. Generally, first time appointees to Federal civilian service have their salary set at the beginning rate of the grade for which they are selected; unless prior approval has been received to adjust the salary based on superior qualifications of the applicant.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: To qualify, applicants must possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience identifying vulnerabilities, risks and protection needs to resolve issues and problems in IT program areas; applying information system security protocols to formulate, coordinate and monitor IT security policies, standards and guidelines; and, providing technical advice to management officials on security requirements.
If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
- 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 or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service.
- A one year probationary period may be required.
- Complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment" (OF-306) to determine suitability for Federal employment.
- Complete an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, and obtain approval that no conflict or an appearance of conflict exists between your financial interest and this position.
Public Trust - Background Investigation
What To Expect Next
After the closing date/deadline:
- ELIGIBILITY/QUALIFICATIONS: Applicant eligibility and qualifications are reviewed.
- REFERRAL TO MANAGEMENT: Eligible/Qualified applicants are referred to management for review and possible interview.
- SELECTION/TENTATIVE JOB OFFER: If a selection is made, a Tentative Offer is extended to the selectee and suitability and/or security background investigation is conducted.
- FINAL JOB OFFER: A final job offer is made (typically within 40 days after the closing date/deadline for applications).
- FINAL COMMUNICATION TO APPLICANTS: Once the position is filled, we will notify all applicants of their final status. You may check your status by logging into USAJOBS. Go to My USAJOBS and then to Applications. Thank you for your interest in working for U.S. General Services Administration!
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- Bargaining Unit status: Not Appliciable.
- GSA does not accept applications or application materials submitted with Government-paid postage.
- Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed. This vacancy announcement does not preclude filling this position by other means. Management also has the right not to fill the position.
- If you are selected for this position at a grade lower than the full performance level, you may be promoted up to that grade level without further competition in accordance with all applicable regulations. However, promotions are not guaranteed and are dependent on performance.
Salary Range: $77,490.00 to $119,794.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-2210-12/13
Promotion Potential: 13
Supervisory Status: No
Control Number: 453571800
Job Announcement Number: 1600495KSMP