Information Technology Specialist (Cyber Security)

Department Of Energy Oak Ridge , TN 37831

Posted 4 days ago

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This is an standing register open for 3 months with multiple cut-off dates. The initial cut off date is 1/22/19. Certificates will be issued to Selecting Officials as vacancies are identified.

This announcement will be used to fill vacancies throughout all of NNSA.

This announcement is part of DOE's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Job Fair.

The salary stated above is basic salary. Locality pay will be added depending upon the duty station.

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A successful candidate in this position will serve as an Information Security Specialist (Cyber Security) evaluating cyber security risks for classified or unclassified information and assets, interpreting security policies and ensuring compliance with Departmental and Policy Directives related to the administration of all unclassified and classified computer resources, providing technical computer security advice, and providing risk assessments and threat determinations associated with the technical security program.

As a Information Technology Specialist (Cyber Security), you will:

  • Maintain and implement processes to verify the validity and reliability of the overall Information Security programs and factors such as long-range policy and programmatic management evaluation; budget; establishment and coordination of special program efforts and projects; and identify operational requirements.

  • Evaluate information security activities for adequate levels of efficiency, formality of operations, and compliance with orders, policies, manuals, specifications and scientific/technical design requirements.

  • Perform reviews of systems and wire lines to ensure that adequate and appropriate protections are in place and functional; and make recommendations with national policy, laws, and regulations and DOE and NNSA policies and regulations.

  • Support security assessment and inspection activities; evaluate findings; and develop and submit reports in a timely manner.

  • Conduct technical reviews, evaluate changes to cyber security and technical security measures, and ensure adequate technical security measures are incorporated.

  • Assist with the development, implementation, and management oversight of the unclassified and classified cyber security program activities.

  • Provide risk assessments and threat determinations associated with the technical security program.

  • Provide technical computer security advice to Directors and executive level managers within the agency and regularly represents the agency on cyber security matters in meeting with representatives of the industry, members of the cyber security community, and other Federal agencies.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • Occasional travel away from the official duty station may be required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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    2210 Information Technology Management

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  • Requirements

HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • Subject to Random Drug Testing

  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test.

  • Favorable suitability determination required.

  • Financial Disclosure is required.

  • Must be able to obtain/maintain either a "L" or a "Q" level Security Clearance, depending upon the job location.


  • You must be a United States Citizen.

  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.

  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.

  • Compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity which will require that you provide two forms of identification.

  • A one year probationary period may be required.

  • Multiple selections may be made from this vacancy announcement.


Under this Direct-Hire announcement, applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration as vacancies occur at the locations specified by the applicants.

Veteran's Preference, category rating and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply under the Direct Hire process.


A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower next lower NNSA Demonstration Project pay band (NQ-02) or GS grade level (GS-12) in the Federal service.

Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience with developing and evaluating the cyber security and information technology requirements for networks.

Examples of specialized experience include:

  • Devising new and innovative measures for the protection of computer systems.

  • Providing risk assessments and threat determinations associated with the agency technical security program

  • Assisting in the development and implementation of unclassified and classified cyber security program activities.

  • Conducting reviews or evaluations to determine the adequacy of information security system for efficiency and security levels compliance.

  • Using programming techniques to identify vulnerabilities of Information Technology systems.

  • Development of a complex cyber security plan.

  • Development of an accreditation plan for a cyber security system making risk-based decisions.

Education may not be substituted for specialized experience.

In addition, all applicants qualifying based on experience must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. Applicants must demonstrate possession of these competencies within the body of the resume; no separate statements addressing them are required.

  • Attention to Detail
  • Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Problem Solving
  • Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements at the time of application.


There are no education requirements for this position.

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