Supervisory IT Specialist (INFOSEC)
Department Of Homeland Security - Idaho Falls, ID

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Secure the Homeland
Proud to Protect

Are you interested in a job where your primary purpose will be to manage, direct, plan, and coordinate programs that identify Federal Information Technology requirements and develops the strategies to counter evolving threats in a rapidly changing global environment? Then consider joining the Office of Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Come work with the best to prevent and deter terrorist attacks, protect against and respond to potential threats, ensure safe and secure borders, welcome immigrants and visitors, and promote the free-flow of commerce. This mission of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is carried out every day by the dedicated men and women who answer the noble calling of public service with courage and enthusiasm. With a diverse and critical mission, we lead the unified national effort to secure America. In today's interconnected world, our country's security challenges are constantly evolving. To meet these challenges, DHS fosters a culture that values and promotes diversity, teamwork, flexibility, and innovation.

In Headquarters, we coordinate, plan, and guide the Department's work across all DHS components. You could enjoy a career that includes research, administration and management, legal work, budget and finance, cyber security, infrastructure protection and intelligence analysis. Our services touch every U.S. citizen, and our goal is to secure our country across land and sea. Come join the team who is " Proud to Protect ".

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM: All U.S. Citizens and Status Candidates.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement should the need arise. KEY REQUIREMENTS

U. S. Citizenship is required.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.
Relocation Expenses WILL NOT be paid.
Overnight travel of 1-5 nights per month may be required.

Appointment subject to availability of funds. DUTIES:
Major Duties of this GS-15 Supervisory IT Specialists (INFOSEC) position include but are not limited to the following:

Ensure the quality and effectiveness of all operations initiatives, project management, applications integration, and other special technology capabilities for ICS-CERT operations based out of Idaho

Coordinate all efforts with the DC-based operations center for the ICS-CERT located within the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC)

Address, as a technical expert, the most complex advanced systems projects including critical issues in the realm of Cyber Threats and the deployment of advanced Technologies
Oversee and coordinate incident response analysis activities to reduce the risk to critical infrastructure (CIKR) and expeditiously respond to partner request for assistance in responding to and recovery from significant cyber incidents
Provide oversight and direction of day-to-day Idaho ICS-CERT operations including Federal staff and contractor staff, and coordinate with the DC based operations team for efficiency and cohesion

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
To qualify for this GS-15 position, you must meet the following:

Have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-14 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as: 1) understanding existing cyber threats and evaluating the risks they pose against information systems, control systems and infrastructure security; 2) demonstrated leadership skills, especially within an operational environment in order to resolve complex cybersecurity issues and provide current mitigations for resolution; 3) coordinating the deployment and allocation of IT personnel and services to support technical cyber security alerts, maintain a common operating picture, perform incident response activities, and promote cyber situational awareness; 4) recommending short and long term cybersecurity policies, standards, and requirements to ensure the integration and security for new and existing infrastructure. NOTE: Your resume must show where, when and how you performed these duties.

Applicants must also have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.
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.

Education:
Education is not qualifying for the GS-15 grade level.

Time-in-Grade Requirements: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the Federal service. All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

New employees must serve a one year probationary period.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

This position may engage in shift work on a 24/7/365 basis and incumbent may be required to work weekends, nights and/or holidays as the need/workload dictate.
This position requires at least 25% travel time.
A Financial Disclosure is required for this position.

SUPERVISORY POSITIONS

NOTE: As this is a supervisory position, applicants must have demonstrated in their work experience that they possess, or have the potential to develop, the qualities of successful supervision. An interview may be included in the evaluation process to assess these abilities.

Applicants should possess proficiency or the potential to develop proficiency in the following ten competencies: 1) accountability; 2) customer service; 3) decisiveness; 4) flexibility; 5) integrity/honesty; 6) interpersonal skills; 7) oral communication; 8) problem solving; 9) resilience; and 10) written communication.

Employees who are initially appointed to supervisory positions must serve a supervisory probationary period of one year. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The categories are defined as follows:

Best Qualified - Demonstrates better overall or key knowledge, skills, or abilities for a specific position.

Well Qualified - Possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position, but does not necessarily meet the definition of best qualified.

Qualified - Meets the minimum qualifications standards, including any selective placement factors, for a specific position.

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

ABILITY TO SUPERVISE
KNOWLEDGE OF CYBER SECURITY CONCEPTS, PRINCIPLES, AND PRACTICES RELATED TO SECURITY OPERATIONS AND INTRUSION ANALYSIS ABILITY TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL ADVICE, GUIDANCE AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY POLICIES, PROGRAMS AND PROCEDURES KNOWLEDGE OF INDUSTRIAL CONTROL SYSTEMS USED THROUGHOUT CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE CONTROL SYSTEMS

KNOWLEDGE OF MULTIPLE IT AND SECURITY RELATED DISCIPLINES SKILL IN ORAL COMMUNICATION

Application of Veterans' Preference: Category rating and selection procedures place those with veteran's preference above non-preference eligible within each category. Veterans who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. 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:

Promotion Potential: This position has promotion potential to GS - 15 .

Background Investigation:
This position is a special-sensitive position and the tentative selectee must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation for a TS/ SCI clearance as a condition of placement/retention in this position.

Other Information:
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.

Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov/ ).

HOW TO CLAIM VETERANS PREFERENCE (FedsHireVets.gov):
If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran , you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15 . If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives at www.archives.gov/veterans .

If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge , you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.

If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran , you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15 , and if applicable, a completed SF15 . If you don't have your Department of Veterans Affairs letter establishing proof of disability, you may request it at http://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ or call 1-800-827-1000.

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