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IT Specialist ( INFOSEC)

Company: Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Location: Pensacola
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

  • Accepting applications
    • Open & closing dates
      11/25/2020 to 07/31/2021
    • Service
      Competitive
    • Pay scale & grade
      GS 13 - 14
    • Salary
      $92,143 to $159,286 per year
    • Appointment type
      Permanent
    • Work schedule
      Full-Time Duties Summary

      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.

      Who May be Considered:
      • U.S. Citizens
      • View common definitions of terms found in this announcement. Responsibilities

        Joining the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (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.

        Visit to learn more about CISA and how you can be part of the team to Defend Today; Secure Tomorrow.
        This is an agency-wide position, which is comprised of several geographically separated divisions with a nationwide force: Infrastructure Security Division, Cybersecurity Division, Emergency Communications Division, National Risk Management Center and several organizational units. Typical work assignments include:
        • Applying IT systems security principles and methods in order to recommend appropriate technical strategies to resolve complex and persistent IT security challenges.
        • Reviewing proposed new systems, networks, and software designs for potential security risks.
        • Applying Computer Network Defense (CND) systems security principles and policies to develop long-range plans for IT security systems that anticipate and minimize risks associated with IT systems vulnerabilities.
        • Performing real-time cyber defense incident handling (e.g., forensic collections, intrusion correlation and tracking, threat analysis, and direct system remediation) tasks to support deployable Incident Response Teams.
        • Providing assessments of proposed design measures' feasibility, based on broad knowledge of parameters imposed by the IT infrastructure and operations. Travel Required
          25% or less - You may be expected to travel for up to 5 nights per month for this position.

          Supervisory status
          No

          Promotion Potential
          14

          Requirements
          Conditions of Employment
          • You to apply for this position.
          • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
          • Selective Service registration required.
          • You must be able to obtain and hold a Top Secret/SCI or lower level ecurity clearance as identified by CISA.
          • You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative test result prior to appointment to this position. After appointment, you may be subject to periodic random drug testing.
          • Relocation expenses are not authorized. Other recruitment incentives may be authorized.
          • New employees must serve a one year probationary period.
          • This position has been designated exempt from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 U.S.C. 7112(B)(6).
          • All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/ Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.
          • Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions..
          • This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, and acts of terrorism or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations (5 U.S.C. 7 and 5 CFR Part 752, as applicable).
          • Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.
          • More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
          • Appointments are subject to the availability of funds. Qualifications
            This is an open continuous announcement for 60 days, or until all positions are filled. It will be used to fill immediate and future vacancies for this agency. There may be multiple cut-off dates with the first being 10 days after the initial opening date of 11/25/2020. Additional cut-off dates may be established as needed until all vacancies have been filled.

            You qualify for the GS-13 grade level (starting salary $91,231.00) if you possess information technology related experience demonstrating each of the four required competencies:
          • Attention to Detail: Thoroughness in monitoring all phases IT systems security.
          • Customer Service: Assessing the needs of cybersecurity stakeholders.
          • Oral Communication: Providing advice to IT stakeholders.
          • Problem Solving: Identifying cybersecurity problem areas and recommending solutions to fix problems. In addition to the above requirement you must have at least one year of full-time specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-12 level in the Federal service, performing at least one of the following duties:
          • Serving as a cyber defense incident responder, with experience providing technical support to cyber defense technicians in resolving cyber defense incidents.
          • Reviewing proposed new systems, networks, and software designs for potential security risks.
          • Assessing IT security systems that minimize risks associated with IT systems vulnerabilities.
          • Reviewing and evaluating security incident response policies. Please note: Experience as a IT Specialist in unrelated areas is not qualifying for this position. You must clearly show related experience in your resume, or you will be rated ineligible.

            You qualify for the GS-14 grade level (starting salary $107,807.00) if you possess information technology related experience demonstrating each of the four required competencies:
          • Attention to Detail: Thoroughness in monitoring all phases of IT systems security and determining the potential impact of specific vulnerabilities.
          • Customer Service: Assessing the needs of cybersecurity stakeholders and helping organizations better manage risk and increase resilience using all available resources.
          • Oral Communication: Influencing and persuading employees and managers to accept and implement findings and recommendations.
          • Problem Solving: Identifying cybersecurity problem areas and performing real-time cyber defense incident handling. In addition to the above requirement you must have at least one year of full-time specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-13 level in the Federal service, performing at least one of the following duties:
          • Serving as a cyber defense incident responder, with experience coordinating expert technical support to enterprise-wide cyber defense technicians in resolving cyber defense incidents.
          • Developing long-range plans for IT security systems that minimize risks associated with IT systems vulnerabilities.
          • Evaluating the scope and level of detail for security plans and policies.
          • Leading the implementation of new security technologies. Please note: Experience as a IT Specialist in unrelated areas is not qualifying for this position. You must clearly show related experience in your resume, or you will be rated 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.

            Education
            This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

            Additional information

            DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers..... click apply for full job details

Keywords: Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Pensacola , IT Specialist ( INFOSEC), Other , Pensacola, Florida

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