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Information Technology Specialist (Cyber)

Full Time

Website Department of Energy - Agency Wide

You must meet both the Basic Requirement and the Specialized Experience to qualify for this series as described below. BASIC REQUIREMENT Applicants must have IT-related education and experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below at a proficiency level equivalent to the next lower grade level in federal service. 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 REQUIREMENTS In addition to the basic requirement, 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. Specialized experience for these positions are defined as: GS-12: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-11). Specialized experience for this position is defined as meeting at least 2 of 4 of the following: Assisting with monitoring and evaluating systems’ compliance with IT security requirements; Following standard procedures to implement IT security policies and procedures in the development and operation of network systems; Participating in the collection and analysis of technical and management data associated with cyber security programs; Participating in activities designed to ensure, protect, and restore IT systems, services and capabilities. GS-13: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-12). Specialized experience for this position is defined as meeting at least 2 of 4 of the following: Developing, implementing, and coordinating activities designed to ensure, protect, and restore IT systems, services and capabilities; Monitoring and evaluating systems’ compliance with IT security requirements; Providing advice and guidance on implementing IT security policies and procedures in the development and operation of network systems; Ensuring proper protection of evidence used in investigating computer crimes. GS-14: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-13). Specialized experience for this position is defined as meeting at least 2 of 4 of the following: Providing technical advice, counsel, and instruction on cyber security issues, including preparing various reports, briefings, summaries, and progress reports; Initiating, directing, and participating in the full life cycle of cyber security appraisals and network penetration testing of geographically dispersed and operationally diverse company or agency facilities; Integrating information systems security with other security disciplines and ensuring coordination and/or collaboration on security activities; Evaluating and certifying systems or network accreditation. GS-15: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-14). Specialized experience for this position is defined as meeting at least 2 of 3 of the following: Presenting data to an audit team, performing spot audits, defending compliance positions or creating plans and procedures designed to meet industry, company, or governmental policies or regulatory requirements; Developing and recommending new and/or revised inspection, evaluation, and penetration testing methodologies for cyber security appraisals; Leading the development of long-range plans for IT security systems that anticipate, identify, evaluate, mitigate, and minimize risks associated with IT systems vulnerabilities. NOTE: There is no substitute of education for experience at any of these levels. “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 will be used to fill multiple positions as needed, therefore referral lists may be issued daily. Applications must be submitted and qualification requirements met by 11:59 p.m. ET each day in order to be referred on any certificates issued the following day.

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