The incumbent may perform a variety of duties in the following areas: Provide program/project management support for information technology (IT) and/or cybersecurity related programs and/or projects, to include examining strategic direction for program initiatives and activities, personnel, infrastructure, policy enforcement, emergency planning, IT and/or cybersecurity awareness, and/or other resources. Consult with customers to evaluate functional requirements; coordinate with systems architects, as needed, to provide oversight in the development of design solutions; define project scope and objectives based on customer requirements. Research and identify available technologies and standards to meet customer requirements; identify functional-and security-related features to find opportunities for new capability developments to exploit or mitigate cyberspace vulnerabilities. Support the design and development of secure interface specifications between interconnected systems; design, develop, integrate, and update system security measures (including polices and requirements) that provide confidentiality, integrity, availability authentication, and non-repudiation; develop architectures or system components consistent with technical specifications.
Selective Placement Factor: Applicants must possess experience in the following and it must be clearly reflected in resume to receive credit: Knowledge of IT/cybersecurity program management and project management principles and techniques. Knowledge of IT/cybersecurity systems engineering principles. Minimum Qualifications To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you have the required specialized experience for the respective grade level(s) in which you are applying: To qualify at the grade GS-11, applicants must have one of the following: Specialized experience: at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS- 09 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as 1) providing project management support to cybersecurity projects or programs; 2) detecting information technology security program implications of new technologies or technology upgrades; 3); soliciting and documenting requirements for system design procedures and processes; and 4) identifying design constraints, trade-offs, and detailed system and security designs to identify necessary lifecycle support. NOTE: this experience must be clearly represented in your resume in order to be found eligible. OR Education: have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree (L.L.M, if related), that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform this work. Such fields include computer science, information science, information systems management, mathematics, statistics, operations research, or engineering or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts (official or unofficial) to verify this education. Otherwise, you will be found ineligible. To qualify at the grade GS-12, applicants must have: Specialized experience: at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS- 11 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as 1) providing program management support to cybersecurity projects or programs; 2) analyzing information technology security program implications of new technologies or technology upgrades; 3) documenting requirements, capabilities, and constraints for system design procedures and processes; and 4) assessing design constraints, trade-offs, and detailed system and security designs to identify necessary lifecycle support. NOTE: this experience must be clearly represented in your resume in order to be found eligible. Education is not a suitable substitute at this grade level. To qualify at the grade GS-13, applicants must have: Specialized experience: at least one full year of experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-12 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as 1) managing cybersecurity projects to ensure that developed solutions meet customer requirements; 2) identifying information technology security program implications of new technologies or technology upgrades; 3) developing and documenting requirements, capabilities, and constraints for system design procedures and processes; and 4) analyzing design constraints, trade-offs, and detailed system and security designs to identify necessary lifecycle support and providing recommended courses of action. NOTE: this experience must be clearly represented in your resume in order to be found eligible. Education is not a suitable substitute at this grade level. In addition to the above minimum qualifications, the following competencies are also required for this position. The below experience must be reflected in resume. Attention to Detail: Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. Customer Service: Identifies solutions and alternatives to IT problems identified from customer surveys and group discussion. Oral Communication: Communicates moderately complex ideas or information clearly. Problem Solving: Identifies and solves problems by gathering and applying information from a variety of materials or sources. For any college courses, graduate work, research, thesis or other non-descript courses listed on your transcript (such as "Independent Research"), your resume or attachment memorandum from an academic professor must indicate how each course fulfills the specific education requirement (i.e., state number of semester hours credited, topic of study, grade earned). NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Applicants can verify accreditation here. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. Special Instructions For Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit here. New employees must serve a one year probationary period. Training (Mandatory): Mandatory training is required which must be successfully completed and other training may occur as necessary for success in the position. Essential Personnel: 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, 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. 7501-7533 and 5 CFR Part 752, as applicable).
Relocation expenses are not authorized. Other recruitment incentives may be authorized. This position has been designated exempt from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 USC Section 7112(B)(6). All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/ Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments. Note about the information provided in your resume and supporting documentation: Your experience (paid and unpaid), education, awards, training and self-development will be evaluated as it relates to the position based upon the information provided in your resume/application and any other supporting documents. National Service 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. E-Verify DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities. No financial disclosure required. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
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