Are you interested in assisting U.S. businesses compete globally? Help create opportunities for U.S. workers and firms by promoting international trade and fostering a level playing field for American business. Join the International Trade Administration (ITA) in promoting U.S. goods and services, opening foreign markets, and lowering barriers to U.S. competitiveness.
This vacancy is for an Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC) position located in the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Office of Information Technology Security (ITS). ITS has the responsibility for developing, implementing, and maintaining ITA's IT security program.
This position is in the competitive service.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
Relocation expenses will not be paid.
This is a non-bargaining unit position.
If you are found to be qualified and your name is forwarded to the hiring manager, you may be contacted for an interview and you should be prepared and available for an interview within 3-4 weeks from the closing date of this vacancy announcement. KEY REQUIREMENTS
You must be a U.S. citizen.
If your resume is incomplete, you may not be considered for this vacancy.
You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov).
You must be suitable for Federal employment.
Any required investigations and clearances must be completed
before the selectee can be placed in the position. DUTIES:
The incumbent will be responsible for the design, oversight, and ongoing management of the information security program. This includes:
analyzing the information security environment
recommending security measures to safeguard information assets
providing technical skill and knowledge assessment in support of Authorization and Accreditation (A&A)
The IT Specialist (INFOSEC) will apply these skills in preparing and reviewing necessary documentation for creating, recommending, and maintaining a certified environment. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience EQUIVALENT to the next lower grade level (GS-12) by the closing date of the announcement. Specialized experience is defined as working with the System Design Life Cycle methodology to implement IT security requirements; analyzing and documenting IT risks; ensuring IT assets are supported and secured through vulnerability assessments; and meeting IT compliance standards.
Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
This position requires a security clearance.
Any required investigations and clearances must be completed before the selectee can be placed in the position.
An Information Technology Security Certification is desired. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement you will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
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The International Trade Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/resourcecenter/index/interactive/benefits . OTHER INFORMATION:
ICTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management’s Career Transition Resources website at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap .
ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
A copy of your RIF separation notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement.
A copy of your SF-50 “Notification of Personnel Action”, documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.;
A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.
The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.
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