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If you would like to play a key role in providing IT security for an organization charged with making important medical discoveries that improve the health and lives of the American people, then consider this Supervisory IT Security position at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBI). For more information, visit Center for Biomedical Informatics.
This position is for an energetic individual with expert IT security skills.
U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
Position is subject to a background investigation.
As a Supervisory IT Specialist (INFOSEC), you will perform various IT security and security systems management duties including the following:
Serve as an NHLBI Information Security System Officer (ISSO) with responsibility for network security; virus/malware incidents and responses; prevention of virus outbreaks through software testing; and responding to and correcting any security or intrusion problems.
Ensure IT security/intrusion measures are integrated with other security disciplines. Apply security/intrusion measures to multiple IT disciplines, internet and intranet, applications software and operating systems software, telecommunications.
Maintain a total infrastructure protection environment for the NHLBI. Develop security documentation and ensure systems meet systems security certification and accreditation requirements, and that security/intrusion measures meet Federal information systems security protocols.
Define the scope and level of detail for IT security plans and policies applicable to the security program. Plan and coordinate the development of specifications to meet the Institute's security requirements.
Supervise a staff of IT professionals.
Ensure the overall networking systems, including end-to-end systems performance, network architecture, transmissions protocols, broadcasting, switching, control and management is monitored and problems addressed in a proactive way. Troubleshoot complex network problems. Manage and efficiently apply available resources.
Oversee contractor personnel: ensure the timely performance of a satisfactory amount and quality of work; review work products; accept, amend or reject work; plan and allocate work, set priorities and schedule work; resolve complaints and/or work problems.
You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying IT related experience demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience, obtained in either the private or public sector, and/or completion of specific, intensive training that demonstrates that you possess each of the following four competencies:
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.
AND, at least one (1) year of qualifying specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal service. Qualifying specialized experience is experience that equipped you with the particular competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Such experience is typically gained in the IT field or through the performance of work where the primary concern is IT. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: 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 in implementing IT security policies and procedures in the development and operation of network systems and overall IT security; defining the scope and level of detail for IT security plans and policies applicable to an IT security program; overseeing the troubleshooting of complex network problems; planning and conducting tests and exercises to ensure disaster recovery efforts are effective and secure.
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Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Applications will be evaluated against the basic qualifications. Qualified candidates will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management direct hire guidelines . Veteran's Preference does not apply to the direct hire recruitment procedures. Selections made under this bulletin will be processed as new appointments to the civil service. Current civil service employees would, therefore, be given new appointments to the civil service.
The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. For more information, check out New Employee Benefits at NIH and OPM's Employee Benefits Information .
We are unable to pay relocation expenses.
PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps should also apply online to this announcement in order to receive consideration.
A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/ placement.
NIH may repay certain outstanding Federally-insured student loans to facilitate the recruitment and retention of highly qualified people. Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations.
This position has supervisory/managerial responsibilities. A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period is required upon selection/placement. This may be waived if you have successfully completed the supervisory/managerial probationary period.
A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectees entrance on duty. The use of this service credit incentive is at the discretion of the selecting official and service credit is granted only for a position deemed hard-to-fill.
If selected, you will be required to complete Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 450 to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This information is required annually.
Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement. The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program ( E-Verify ). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers. The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.
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