This position is located in the Information Technology (IT) Audit Directorate, within the Office of Audit (OA), of the Office of Inspector General(OIG).
As an Information Technology Specialist (Information Security), you will:
Conduct and/or oversee analyses and assessments of IT systems to identify vulnerabilities, risks, and protection needs.
Plan, conduct, and leads security control test work including but not limited to:(1) information systems vulnerability assessments, (2) penetration tests, (3) disaster recovery exercise assessments,(4) Federal Information Security Modernization Act compliance testing, (5) cloud systems control assessments, (6) virtualization control assessments, and (7) web security analyses.
Conduct and/or oversee assessments of policies, procedures, contingency plans, and other documentation to ensure information systems reliability and accessibility and to prevent and detect unauthorized access to systems, networks, and data.
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Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
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The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector or . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your rsum.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
For the GS-13, candidates must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized Experience for this position includes meeting the following:
Implementing the internal controls and the operating and security practices for the organization being audited; AND
Performing vulnerability assessments of networks and systems; AND
Implementing the existing security policy and procedures; AND
Reviewing IT systems and/or IT security programs to identify weaknesses and make recommendations for corrective actions with senior management.
In addition to meeting the specialized experience, applicants must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies as defined:
1.Attention to Detail Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
2.Customer Service Work 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 and Written 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 or written 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.
We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
This is a non-bargaining designated position.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:
A one year probationary period may be required.
Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
Successfully complete a background investigation.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application includes your rsum, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your rsum includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a not qualified determination.
Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical, Analytical and Communication.
This announcement is issued under "direct-hire" authority. Consistent with 5 U.S.C. 3304(a)(3) and OPM regulations (5 CFR 337 Subpart B) on direct-hire:
All candidates who meet all the qualification and other eligibility requirements may be referred for consideration. Competitive examining rules providing for rating and ranking and veterans' preference do not apply. We will evaluate your application by comparing your description of your work experience, level of responsibility, and accomplishments, with the requirements of the position to determine eligibility.
Veterans Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to this vacancy.
Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.
If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the )) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as well qualified" to receive special selection priority.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
A complete application includes 1. A rsum, 2.
Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).
All applicants are required to submit a rsum either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your rsum. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your rsum to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view .
CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.
In addition, we recommend that you submit copies of the following:
OF 306 Declaration for Federal Employment
Veterans' Preference Documentation (if applicable) : If you are claiming veterans preference, please see . (Veterans Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to this vacancy.)
Performance Appraisal A copy of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal, dated within the 18 months, that includes the final rating.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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