This position is located in the Capital Planning and Architecture Division, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, Office of the Executive Director, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Department of State (DoS).
The incumbent of this position provides IT security expertise and oversight in the areas of security and management of the bureau's automated data processing and telecommunications, applications design and development, systems analysis and database administration.
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Leads the implementation of security programs designed to anticipate, assess, and minimize system vulnerabilities to include coordinating the implementation of security programs.
Assures that bureau systems, policies, and procedures meet the legal and regulatory requirements of the Federal Government and the Department by ensuring that applicable security controls are maintained and updated.
Reviews proposed new systems, networks, and software designs for potential security risks recommending mitigation or countermeasures, and resolving integration issues.
Develops and/or coordinates contingency plans to ensure availability and accessibility of network resources in the event of emergencies.
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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
Obtain/maintain eligibility to access Sensitive Compartmented Information
One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.
Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education, and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.
If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application.
NOTE: Applicants must meet time-in-grade and time after competitive appointment requirements, by the closing date of this announcement.
Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions, per 5CFR 300, Subpart F.
Applicants applying for the GS-13 grade level must meet the following requirements:
Have IT-related experience demonstrating EACH of the four competencies AND specialized experience listed below:
Have at least 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service which provided you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
Experience providing technical guidance and advising management and other technical specialists on critical IT security issues.
Experience reviewing proposed new IT systems, networks, and software designs for potential security risks and recommending mitigation and/or countermeasures to management.
Experience documenting and assessing government IT systems adherence to policies and guidance and making recommendations to resolve security related issues.
Experience ensuring the integration of security into IT programs and services, application developments, and that systems security management meets current and future needs.
NOTE: In order to qualify for this position, your experience MUST be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate.
There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-13 position.
See the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for education requirements, if applicable.
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