Job Posting for IT Cybersecurity Specialist (INFOSEC) at Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
This announcement is issued under the Direct Hire Authority (DHA) to recruit for positions for which there is a critical hiring need. Selectee(s) will receive a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service and may be required to serve a one year probationary period. Under the provisions of the Direct-Hire Authority, veterans' preference does not apply.
Who May be Considered:
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Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) AND Specialized Experience requirements for the GS-2210 Series as noted below.
Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR): You may be considered for GS-2210 Series if you possess information technology related experience demonstrating each of the four required competencies:
Attention to Detail: Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
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.
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.
Problem Solving: Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
Specialized Experience: GS-13: You qualify for the GS-13 grade level (starting salary$81,216.00 ) if you possess one year of specialized experience at or equivalen to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal Government performing the following duties:
Providing Configuration Management (CM) and Change Request (CR) services, conceptualization, procedures, and policies regarding new hardware and software;
Managing IT Projects-developing plans, schedules, estimating resource requirements, defining milestones and deliverables, monitoring activities, evaluating and reporting on accomplishments;
Making recommendations regarding the selection of cost-effective security controls to mitigate risk (e.g., protection of information, systems and processes);
Coordinating and managing the overall service provided to an IT customer including hardware, software, communications or other devices.
NOTE: Your resume must explicitly indicate how you meet this requirement, otherwise you will be found ineligible.
National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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; religious; 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.
Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.
Qualifications Must Be Met
The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
This position is located in the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Infrastructure Security Division (ISD), Office of Chemical Security (CS).
Joining CISA means being part of the team focused on securing the Nation's physical and cyber infrastructure against threats to public health and safety, economy, and national security; we Defend Today, Secure Tomorrow. Within CISA, the Infrastructure Security Division (ISD) focuses on protecting critical infrastructure from all hazards by managing risk and enhancing resilience through collaboration with the critical infrastructure community, which includes private sector owners, operators, and employees; state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) officials; and other federal agencies.
Visit www.cisa.gov to learn more about CISA and how you can be part of the team to Defend Today; Secure Tomorrow.
The primary purpose of the position is to serve as an IT Cybersecurity Specialist (INFOSEC) within the Office of Chemical Security's Program Management Branch. In this role, you will be one of the team's Configuration Management (CM) process and Change Request (CR) experts. Typical work assignments may include but are not limited to:
Ensuring all systems security operations and maintenance activities are properly documented and updated as necessary;
Assessing and monitoring cybersecurity related to system implementation and testing practices;
Identifying the need for changes based on new security technologies or threats, reviews and evaluates security assessment policies;
Monitoring, tracking, and recording all aspects of the Office of Chemical Security's (OCS) Information Technology (IT) Configuration Management (CM) process;
Completing Change Requests (CR's) on behalf of IT system user's and on behalf of the Information System Owner (ISO);
Serving as a logistician for the Section-overseeing issues that arise from utilized supply chain and mitigating risks of delay or receipt of equipment by using alternate vendors/sources;
Maintains accurate count/inventory of all hardware used for operating the system and software (w/ End-of-Life schedule) for all software and software licenses;
Making recommendations regarding the selection of cost-effective security controls to mitigate risk (e.g., protection of information, systems and processes).
Creating an Implementation Plan and Project Schedule for all IT components to maintain the CSAT-System;
Regularly preparing and briefing assessment reports to management officials and stakeholders on complex/controversial issues.