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Information Technology (Cybersecurity)

Full Time

Website Department of Energy - Agency Wide

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Applicants must possess IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. 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. In addition to the competencies, a qualified candidate’s online application and resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. The specialized experience listed are the minimum requirements for the series, each particular vacancy may have additional experience necessary to meet the applicable grade level. A qualified candidate’s online application and resume must demonstrate the above competencies and at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for these positions are defined as: Specialized Experience: GS-12: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Demonstrate experience with a full range of computer, information, cyber, and telecommunications security issues to assure effectiveness within a large organization information security program Provide advice, and instruction on cyber security issues Participate in the collection and analysis of technical and management data associated with the agency cyber security programs Maintain continued technical liaison with the appropriate staff elements throughout the agency Exchange information in connection with cyber security requirements GS-13: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Provide technical advice, counsel, and instruction on cyber security issues Initiate, direct and participate in the full life cycle of cyber security appraisals and network penetration testing of geographically dispersed and operationally diverse agency facilities Participate in the collection and analysis of technical and management data associated with the agency cyber security programs Maintain continued technical liaison with the appropriate staff elements throughout the agency Exchange information in connection with cyber security requirements; prepare various reports, briefings, summaries, and progress reports pertaining to this area Prepare and recommend new and/or evaluations, and penetration testing methodologies for cyber security appraisals GS-14: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Provide technical advice, counsel, and instruction on cyber security issues Initiate, direct, and participate in the full life cycle of cyber security appraisals and network penetration testing of geographically dispersed and operationally diverse agency facilities Participate in the collection and analysis of technical and management data associated with the agency cyber security programs Maintain continued technical liaison with the appropriate staff elements throughout the agency Exchange information in connection with cyber security requirements Prepare various reports, briefings, summaries, and progress reports pertaining to this area; prepare and recommend new and/or evaluations, and penetration testing methodologies for cyber security appraisals Collaborate with senior level Departmental personnel and contractor managers and staff in scheduling, planning, coordinating, and implementing an Independent Oversight Cyber Security Appraisal Program (or equivalent) GS-15: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Provide technical advice, counsel, and instruction on complex cyber security issues Initiates, directs and participates in the full life cycle of cyber security appraisals and network penetration testing of geographically dispersed and operationally diverse agency facilities Participate in the collection and analysis of technical data associated with the agency cyber security programs; maintain continued technical liaison with the appropriate staff elements throughout the agency Exchange information in connection with cyber security requirements Prepare various reports, briefings, summaries, inspection guidance, and progress reports pertaining to this area Present data to an audit team, perform spot audits, defend compliance positions or create plans and procedures designed to meet regulatory requirements Develop and recommend new and/or revised inspection, evaluation, and penetration testing methodologies for cyber security appraisals “Experience” refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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. OPM Qualification Standards for the GS-2210 series can be found at the following website: OPM Qualification Standards for the GS-2210 series CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered “well qualified” you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section. This public notice may be used to fill multiple positions as needed; therefore, applicants must meet the qualifications at the time the applications are reviewed.

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