The position is located in the Office of Information Technology (OIT), Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) for the District of Columbia. OIT is responsible for providing information technology services to support the mission requirements of CSOSA. Organizational functions of OIT include development, delivery and management of a wide range of information products and services including applications, networking and telecommunications technologies.
(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)
Ensures, or participates in ensuring, the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, networks, and data through the planning, analysis, development, implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of information systems security programs, policies, procedures, and tools.
Incumbent consults and participates in the installation, configuration, and maintenance of the organization's IT platforms to ensure the IT platform maintains its confidentiality, integrity and availability while also achieving consolidation of hardware resources to avoid unnecessary expansion of the hardware platform inventory.
Develops cybersecurity operations policy guidance for the organization and responds to requests for policy interpretation from other IT specialists, senior staff and top management.
Leads troubleshooting efforts comprised of multiple teams of various specialties to resolve local and remote application performance issues involving complex network and firewall protocols and logs to quickly and accurately isolate problem-sources, identify, and implement required corrective actions.
Serves as the principal technical leader for a technical team that oversees every phase of highly complex IT operational security projects. Leads major projects that entail such issues as new mission requirements, new customer organizations, application of new cybersecurity technologies or projects of equivalent scope.
Identifies information requiring protection and determining the level of protection required and monitors and identifies information security discrepancies.
Evaluates, acquires, configures, and uses software intended to ensure that automated systems are secure from unauthorized use, viral infection, and other problems that would compromise sensitive information in terms of confidentiality, integrity, and availability, or would compromise other aspects of overall system security.
Supervises a group of employees performing work at the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.
Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Plans, schedules, and assigns work to subordinates. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members; provides feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Provides advice, counsel, and/or instruction to staff members. Recommends or approves appointments, selections, or reassignments to positions appropriate to the selection authority delegated. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Carries out Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and program activities.
Manages the lifecycle of an information technology project from concept development through implementation. Identifies customer requirements, develops technical approaches, and coordinates project resources related to project costs and schedules.
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Conditions of Employment
A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation, drug testing, and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination. Appointment may be subject to random drug testing after selection.
U.S. Citizenship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals. Failure to certify US Citizenship may result in your application not being considered.
Qualifying experience for the GS-14 level requires IT-related experience that demonstrates each of the following four competencies: Attention to Detail; Customer Service; Oral Communication; and Problem Solving; AND one (1) year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-13 level. Specialized experience is experience that is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Experience must be IT-related and may be paid or unpaid experience.
Example of specialized experience for positions at the GS-14 level, typically gained in the IT field or through performance of work where the primary concern is IT. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability to 1).Understand and apply classification guides and information security policies, procedures, and regulations; (2) Develop and implement policies, procedures, standards, and methods of identifying and protecting classified information; (3) Identify, handle, safeguard, and protect classified information.
Substitution of education for specialized experience is not applicable to this vacancy.
Basis of Rating: Category Rating Procedures - Under this method your application will be evaluated and rated under the CSOSA Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your application will be placed in one of three categories: Highly Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Each category is broadly defined as: Highly Qualified Category: highly proficient with an overall comprehensive level of knowledge, skills, and abilities of the job based on a complete review of experience, education and training as described by answers to the questions and resume. Well Qualified Category: competent in the position with an overall accomplished level of knowledge, skills, and abilities of the job based on a complete review of experience, education and training as described by answers to the questions and resume. Qualified Category: an overall basic level of knowledge, skills and abilities of the job based on a complete review of your experience, education and training as described by answers to the questions and resume.
Applicant must be United States Citizen or National. Failure to certify US Citizenship may result in your application not being considered.
Appointment may require completion of a one-year probationary period.
This vacancy announcement may be used to fill future vacancies for identical positions within the next year.
Relocation expenses are not authorized.
Bargaining Unit Status: NOT COVERED. CSOSA uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Generally, preference is granted to veterans who entered military service prior to October 14, 1976; or served on active duty during the period from August 2, 1990, through January 2, 1992, and who are otherwise eligible; or who served on active duty during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom; or who have served in a military action for which they received a Campaign Badge or Expeditionary Medal. This includes the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM) awarded to those who participated in Operation Joint Endeavor or Operation Joint Guard.
Also, you may be entitled to veterans' preference if you are a disabled veteran; you have received a Purple Heart; you are the spouse or mother of a disabled veteran; or you are the widow, widower, or mother of a deceased veteran. You will need to submit a Standard Form (SF) 15 and proof of your claim. If you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference you must attach a copy of your DD-214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" or other proof of eligibility. If you are applying for consideration under the 30% or more Disabled Veteran Authority, you must attach a SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.
If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection over other applicants for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the CTAP or ICTAP must be well qualified for the position.
To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and meet the mid-level (scoring between 85 and 89) of the crediting plan for all factors or the established cutoff score. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.
SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION: As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments directly deposited into a financial institution of their choosing.
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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