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IT Specialist (INFOSEC) Description at CDC

IT Specialist (INFOSEC)

Job ID 5434349 Date posted 08/18/2017
Department: HHS OHR Enterprise
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Job Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-DH-17-1982388
SALARY RANGE: $63161 to $98420/Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: 2017-08-18 to 2018-02-16
SERIES & GRADE: GS-2210-11/12
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: United States Citizens

AGENCY MARKETING STATEMENT:
What exciting career opportunities await you at CDC?

JOB SUMMARY:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the agency Americans trust with their lives. As a global leader in public health, CDC is the nation's premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency. Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of people here and around the world.  

This position is being filled through the Direct Hire Authority for this occupation and is open to all US Citizens.

All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply. Applications received as a result of job fairs, recruitment events, and emergency hiring mechanisms in support of this hiring initiative will also be accepted during the duration of the direct-hire authority.  

This announcement is being used to create an inventory of qualified applicants for IT Specialist (INFOSEC) positions and will be used to fill immediate and future vacancies.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of the Director (OD), Office of the Chief Operating Officer (OCOO), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (OCISO), Atlanta, Georgia.

Additional selections may be made within the same geographical location.

CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



KEY REQUIREMENTS:
Background investigation is required.


DUTIES:

As an Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC) you will:

  • Research and advise on matters relating to security vulnerabilities and threats to CDC's computer systems.
  • Develop corresponding security countermeasures necessary to protect technical, complex, sensitive and classified information processed on CDC computer equipment.
  • Provide technical support and assist in preparing and implementing policy guidance to CDC.
  • Evaluate adequacy and/or develop new or revised information security policy, standards and procedural guidance and support for the protection of information technology systems.
  • Work closely with program and project activities to develop safeguards for the computers that are connected to CDC networks.
  • Review and analyze technical aspects of proposals and integrity studies for CDC and CDC contractors to determine adequacy and ensure executive, statutory, regulatory and HHS requirements are effectively met.
  • Participate in identification and analyses of CDC information security policy issues, deficiencies, and problem areas through review and analyses of reports, contacts, surveys, inspections and facility reviews.
  • Review operational and technical security aspects associated with specific sites and facilities to determine vulnerability and threat.




CLEARANCE REQUIRED:
Public Trust - Background Investigation

REQUIREMENTS:

4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
5. One-year probationary period may be required.
6. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: No
7. Bargaining Unit Position: No
8. Drug Screening Required: No
9. Recruitment Incentive may be authorized: No
10. Research position: No
11. Promotion potential: Yes. If yes add: This position has promotion potential to GS-12. Promotion to the next grade level is at management's discretion and is based on your meeting qualifications and time-in-grade requirements, demonstrated ability to perform the higher level duties, the continuing need for the higher level duties, and administrative approval. Promotion to the next grade level is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.
12. Supervisory position: No
13. Annual Leave for non-federal service authorized: May be authorized
14. Incumbent may be subjected to 24-hour on-call in the event of an emergency. This service may require irregular working hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include other than those specified in the major duties.



QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraphs.  Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position.

GS-11:  Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service which includes experience in maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of automated data processing operations through performance of IT security and information assurance activities.

GS-12:  Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of automated data processing operations through performance of IT security and information assurance activities; participating in identification and analyses of information security policy issues, deficiencies, and problem areas through review and analyses of reports, and contacts.

AdditionalQualifying experience for the GS-11/12 grade level requires IT-related experience that demonstrated each of the following four competencies:  Attention to detail; customer service; oral communications; and problem solving.

 

  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.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE:
For the GS-11 level
: 3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent Doctoral Degree

There is no education substitution for the GS-12 level.

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Your education and work experience may be combined to meet the qualification requirements of this position at the GS-11 level.



HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

For more information on OPM's authorization of Direct Hire Authority, please visit http://www.opm.gov/employ/direct_hire/index.asp.

Your qualifications will be evaluated and rated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

 

1.  Demonstrated experience and certification in IT application systems implementation, operation and maintenance of IT security system. 

2.  Knowledge of information security techniques , requirements , methods, sources, and procedures, including skill in applying IT security principles , concepts, methods, standards and practices to organizational information systems.

3.  Ability to evaluate security and privacy controls provided for the protection of systems, infrastructure, and associated information interests. 

4.  Knowledge of project management principles, methods and practices and present project briefings to senior management officials.  

5.  Skill in oral communication.



BENEFITS:

The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.


OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

For more information on veterans’ preference see http://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans.

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov). For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.



HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, February 16, 2018 to receive consideration.

* To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

* Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

* It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

* To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

* To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible. If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1982388.

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144. If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, February 16, 2018 to receive consideration.

Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed. To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.

Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

1. Your Résumé - You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder  to ensure that all required information is in your resume. If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.

2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire

3. Other supporting documents:

      - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable

      - Proof of Education: Transcript(s)

Note: You may submit an unofficial transcript or a list of college courses completed indicating course titles, credit hours, and grades received. An official transcript from an accredited educational institution is required if you are selected for the position.

Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.

For Résumé and Application Tips visit: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Tips

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, February 16, 2018.


WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.

You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).



AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
CDC HR HelpDesk CDC HR HelpDesk 200 Independence Ave Suite 801 Washington DC 20201 Telephone (770)488-1725 Email HRCS@CDC.GOV

ADDITIONAL DUTY LOCATIONS:
Atlanta, GA

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