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Job Title: Supervisory IT Specialist (INFOSEC)
Company Name: Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology
Location: Baltimore, MD
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 01/03/2018
Expire Date: 03/04/2018
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Job Description
Supervisory IT Specialist (INFOSEC)
This announcement may close prior to the closing date once an adequate pool of at least 50 eligible applicants is reached.

DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY:
This position is being filled through the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Government-Wide Direct-Hire Authority for this occupation and is open to all U.S. Citizens.

Veterans' Preference: Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply. Qualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.

Work Schedule: Full-time Employment; Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: May be Available
Travel: 10% of travel may be required
Telework: May be Available
Virtual: Not Available
Position Description Title/PD#: Supervisory IT Specialist (INFOSEC)/ 13295-A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

The primary purpose of this position is: To serve as a first level supervisor to a geographically dispersed workforce, providing planning, directing, organizing, and exercising control over non-supervisory GS 2210 series employees (grades GS 9-13) assigned to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office Information Technology (OIT), Office Information Security (OIS), Field Security Service (FSS); reports to the FSS Information Security Director (ISD) or FSS Director as appropriate; ensures 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.

The employees' work contributes directly to the success of the OIT FSS Information Security (IS) program. This work involves planning, organizing, and supervising the activities of a geographically dispersed workforce to include, but not limited to, Lead, Senior, Facility, Secondary and/or Intern Information Security Officers (ISOs), ensuring that each area of responsibility (AOR) complies with legal and regulatory requirements and meets customer needs; carries out broad and extensive assignments including investigations, the reporting and remediation of security violations, and implementation of mitigation strategies to reduce future security incidents; their work affects a wide range of Veterans Affairs (VA) activities, both within and outside their AOR, as well as the activities of other organizations; has a mastery level knowledge of Information Technology (IT) security to include the understanding of security policies, the importance of ensuring consistent compliance with those policies, and the roles that planning, scheduling and leadership play in effectively implementing security policies and procedures.

The employee has mastery level knowledge of IT security also includes theories, concepts, standard practices within the Federal arena and an understanding of all relevant emerging information security issues, to promote awareness of security issues among management and ensuring sound security principles are reflected in organizations visions and goals; applies their knowledge and skills in: providing advice and guidance on a wide range and variety of IT security issues, policies, standards, and guidelines, and applying them to the operational environment; conducting analyses and recommending resolution of complex issues affecting security; evaluating and recommending adoption of new or enhanced approaches to delivering security services; contributing to acquisition and system development efforts as a security representative; preparing and presenting reports; representing the organization in interactions with VA and non-VA entities.

You will perform other duties as assigned.

Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This announcement may close prior to the established closing date once 50 applicants are reached.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/05/2018.

You may qualify based on your education/experience, as described below:

Experience - 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.

For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. The employing agency is responsible for identifying the specific level of proficiency required for each competency at each grade level based on the requirements of the position being filled.
  1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
AND

For GS-14: One (1) full year of specialized experience that equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of an Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (Information Security) at the GS-14 grade level. This experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level of GS-13 in Federal service. Specialized experience is providing supervision and oversight which requires significant and extensive coordination and integration of a number of important IT projects, as well as highly technical, supervisory and/or administrative work; develops, implements, evaluates and improves processes and procedures to monitor the effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of the agency's information security programs, including policies, guidelines, tools, methods and technologies in use, identifies current and potential problem areas recommending remediation activities, provides updates or establishes processes to implement new requirements to ensure full compliance with agency's information security program requirement; provides delegated managerial authority to set a series of annual, multi-year and/or long range work plans and schedules for authorized FTEE or work contracted out; assuring the implementation of the goals and objectives for their assigned Information Security division program segment(s) or function(s} they oversee; determining goals and objectives that need additional emphasis; determining the best approach or solution for resolving budget shortages; planning for long range staffing needs, including such matters as whether to contract out work; and developing overall goals and objectives for assigned subordinate staff functions, programs, or program initiatives; plans and schedules ongoing production-oriented work on a quarterly and annual basis; adjusts staffing levels or work procedures to accommodate resource allocation decisions made at higher echelons; justifies the purchase of new IT equipment or software applications; improves work methods and procedures used to produce work products; oversees the development of technical data, estimates, statistics, suggestions, and other information useful to higher level IT managers in determining which goals and objectives to emphasize; decides the methodologies to use in achieving work goals and objectives, and in determining other management strategies; plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; evaluates work performance of subordinates; gives advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters; interviews candidates for positions in the unit; recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignments to such positions; hears and resolves complaints from employees, referring group grievances and more serious unresolved complaints to a higher level supervisor or manager; identifies developmental and training needs of employees, providing for and arranging for needed development and training; finds ways to improve production or increase the quality of work directed; and develops performance standards.

AND

This position includes a Selective Placement Factor (skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to - and essential for - satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration. Evidence of the Selective Placement Factor must be reflected in your resume.

The Selective Placement Factor for this position is: Experience in leading security professionals in a highly complex information security program and providing advice and guidance on a wide range and variety of IT security issues, policies, standards, and guidelines, and applying them to the operational environment; and conducting analysis and recommending resolution of complex issues affecting security.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). 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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/alph-ndx.asp. Physical Requirements: The work is sedentary.
Some work may require walking and standing in conjunction with travel and to attendance at meetings and conferences away from the work site. Some employees may carry light items, such as papers, books, or small parts, or drive a motor vehicle. The work does not require any special physical effort.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • Resume
  • SF-50


The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference.
Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply. Qualified Veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.
For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements
Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This announcement may close prior to the established closing date once 50 applicants are reached.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/05/2018.

You may qualify based on your education/experience, as described below:

Experience - 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.

For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. The employing agency is responsible for identifying the specific level of proficiency required for each competency at each grade level based on the requirements of the position being filled.
  1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
AND

For GS-14: One (1) full year of specialized experience that equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of an Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (Information Security) at the GS-14 grade level. This experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level of GS-13 in Federal service. Specialized experience is providing supervision and oversight which requires significant and extensive coordination and integration of a number of important IT projects, as well as highly technical, supervisory and/or administrative work; develops, implements, evaluates and improves processes and procedures to monitor the effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of the agency's information security programs, including policies, guidelines, tools, methods and technologies in use, identifies current and potential problem areas recommending remediation activities, provides updates or establishes processes to implement new requirements to ensure full compliance with agency's information security program requirement; provides delegated managerial authority to set a series of annual, multi-year and/or long range work plans and schedules for authorized FTEE or work contracted out; assuring the implementation of the goals and objectives for their assigned Information Security division program segment(s) or function(s} they oversee; determining goals and objectives that need additional emphasis; determining the best approach or solution for resolving budget shortages; planning for long range staffing needs, including such matters as whether to contract out work; and developing overall goals and objectives for assigned subordinate staff functions, programs, or program initiatives; plans and schedules ongoing production-oriented work on a quarterly and annual basis; adjusts staffing levels or work procedures to accommodate resource allocation decisions made at higher echelons; justifies the purchase of new IT equipment or software applications; improves work methods and procedures used to produce work products; oversees the development of technical data, estimates, statistics, suggestions, and other information useful to higher level IT managers in determining which goals and objectives to emphasize; decides the methodologies to use in achieving work goals and objectives, and in determining other management strategies; plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; evaluates work performance of subordinates; gives advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters; interviews candidates for positions in the unit; recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignments to such positions; hears and resolves complaints from employees, referring group grievances and more serious unresolved complaints to a higher level supervisor or manager; identifies developmental and training needs of employees, providing for and arranging for needed development and training; finds ways to improve production or increase the quality of work directed; and develops performance standards.

AND

This position includes a Selective Placement Factor (skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to - and essential for - satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration. Evidence of the Selective Placement Factor must be reflected in your resume.

The Selective Placement Factor for this position is: Experience in leading security professionals in a highly complex information security program and providing advice and guidance on a wide range and variety of IT security issues, policies, standards, and guidelines, and applying them to the operational environment; and conducting analysis and recommending resolution of complex issues affecting security.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). 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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/alph-ndx.asp.
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