Applicants must have IT-related experience demonstrating EACH of the four IT Specialist competencies AND one year of specialized experience as described below:
1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
2. Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.
3. Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
You must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.
To qualify at the CU-14 level , you must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the CU/GS-13 level in federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors to include voluntary service). This experience must include establishing, managing and continuously maturing a Department-level Information Security Program to include 1) assessing technical security controls employed within or inherited by an information system to determine the overall effectiveness of the controls utilizing NIST-800 series or comparable framework (i.e., the extent to which the controls are implemented correctly, operating as intended, and producing the desired outcome with respect to meeting the security requirements for the system) as a part of the overall assessment and authorization process; 2) ensuring a continual service improvement program with authorization of information systems leveraging the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL); and 3) managing the reporting and auditing capabilities of a comparable Federal Department-level Information Security Program.
Please Note** Under the provisions of the Direct-Hire Authority, veterans' preference does not apply. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements described above and who are otherwise eligible to apply for the position, may be referred for selection consideration. Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply.
You must meet the qualifications for this position by the closing date of this announcement.