Office Of Inspector General Atlanta , GA 30301
The OIG is an independent unit within HHS and reports to both the Secretary and to the Congress. The OIG has a statutory responsibility to provide the oversight necessary to protect the integrity of departmental programs as well as the health and welfare of beneficiaries served by those programs.
The position serves as an Information Technology Specialist within the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Office of Audit Services. The incumbent will serve on a two year term appointment with the possibility of the term appointment being extended for an additional two years to perform information security work within OAS.
The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing all Information System Security Program (ISSP) activities for the OIG Cyber Range Lab GSS and ensure all information security guidelines are in compliance with federal regulations. In addition, the incumbent will plan and execute specific audit and/or penetration test techniques to determine vulnerabilities in HHS systems/programs. This position requires the incumbent to have experience utilizing vulnerability scanning and penetration testing to identify and exploit vulnerabilities.
As an Information Technology Specialist, GS-2210-13, the selectee will be responsible for performing the following functions:
1.Plan and execute vulnerability assessments and penetration testing to determine vulnerabilities in HHS systems/programs.
2.Conduct or consult on complex audits, reviews, evaluations, or special projects involving HHS information technology (IT) operations.
3.Perform technical support and advisory duties for the OIG Cyber Range Lab.
4.Advise the Division Director in the preparation of reports, briefings, and recommendations to higher-level management officials.
5.Evaluate, recommend, and assist in the deployment of security solutions and applications to carry out IT audits, and mange procurement of all software and hardware for the Cyber Range Lab.
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Conditions of Employment
U.S Citizenship is required.
Registration with the Selective Service (if applicable).
Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation.
One-year probationary period may be required.
Term Appointment NTE 2 years.
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service or private sector which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
Specialized experience must demonstrates an (1) accomplishment of project assignments that require a wide range of knowledge of information technology security requirements and techniques pertinent to the position to be filled; (2) work experience that involves performing professional information technology work, requiring knowledge of security technology theories, concepts, principles, and practices; (3) skill in applying the security principles, concepts, laws, and regulations of information technology to generate new security concepts and methodologies in support of information technology systems; (4) serves as a senior consultant to advise and implement information technology security; and (5) advise other personnel on security issues that involve applying or tailoring methods and procedures developed.
Foreign Education: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.
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Recruitment Incentives: Private sector work experience may be approved as credit for your Annual Leave accrual.
E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.
Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
Career Transition Program (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Documentation: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the CTAP or ICTAP, you MUST submit proof of eligibility.
Appropriate documentation such as a reduction-in-force (RIF) separation notice, an SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function to another commuting area. You MUST also submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record along with your application package. Those eligible for consideration will need to be rated as well-qualified at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position in order to exercise selection priority. For more information about ICTAP, go to: .
EEO Statement: HHS is an equal opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status, or other differences.
Telework: Telework is not a guaranteed right for employees.
Federal law requires agencies to establish telework programs, but it does not confer upon every employee the ability to telework. Approval to telework is at management's discretion pursuant to applicable policies and procedures.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your experience, education (if applicable), and training relevant to the duties of this position. If you are found minimally qualified for the job, your application package will be further evaluated to determine your possession of the critical competencies and other characteristics listed below.
Your resume must document specialized experience and support your responses to the vacancy questions.
You will be evaluated on the following:
Competency #1- Information Systems/Network Security
Competency #2- Information Management
Competency #3- Computer Skills
Competency #4- Decision Making
Competency #5- Attention to Detail
Competency #6- Customer Service
Competency #7- Oral Communication
Competency #8- Problem Solving
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Responses to the Assessment Questionnaire Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
Other Supporting Documents: (Only submit if applicable to you)
Veterans' Preference documentation
If you are a veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member Copy
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APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 pm (EASTERN TIME) ON 09/14/2018.
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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