Information Security Specialist, GS-080-12
Department Of Energy - Germantown, MD

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THIS POSITION IS BEING ADVERTISED CONCURRENTLY WITH MERIT PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT # HQ-13-MP-02-HS60-04. YOU MUST APPLY TO THE VACANCY FOR WHICH YOU WISH TO RECEIVE CONSIDERATION. APPLICANTS WHO WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR BOTH MUST APPLY TO BOTH.

This position is located in the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS). HSS is responsible for managing the operations of major staff organizations in the pursuit of continuous improvement in the safety and security posture of the Department of Energy especially in protecting the National Security. The HSS is seeking talented professionals to strengthen their technical ranks and, hopefully, to become their future leaders. To learn more about HSS, visit their web site at http://www.hss.doe.gov .

The position is located within the Office of Quality Management (HS-61), Office of Classification (HS-60), Office of Health, Safety and Security (HS-1).

The Office of Quality Management develops and implements general policies and procedures to identify Restricted Data (RD), Transclassified Foreign Nuclear Information (TFNI), Formerly Restricted Data (FRD), National Security Information (NSI), Unclassified Controlled Nuclear Information (UCNI) and Official Use Only (OUO) to ensure that it is properly classified or controlled under applicable statutes and Executive orders; manages the Department’s appeal program concerning the denial of classified and UCNI documents requested under statute or Executive order; and manages the Office of Classification quality assurance program.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Background and/or Security Investigation is required.

THIS POSITION IS NOT IN THE BARGAINING UNIT COVERED UNDER NTEU.

Submit online applications and supplemental documents by the closing date.

DUTIES:
The purpose of this position is to serve as an authority on the policies and procedures governing DOE information classification and control. The incumbent performs the following: (1) assists in the planning and execution of the DOE on-site evaluations of its information classification and control programs; (2) assists in the planning and execution of the program to periodically review and evaluate other Government agencies’ compliance with the Special Historical Records Review Plan as required under Public Law 105-261; (3) assists with developing and revising DOE regulations implementing the information classification and control programs; (4) provides authoritative advice on interpreting DOE information classification/declassification policies and procedures; (5) analyzes office operations to identify whether internal review activities are functioning adequately; (6) analyzes fundamental policy and legislative issues and provides authoritative advice on their application to the information classification, declassification, and CUI programs; (7) participates in interagency meetings, workshops, conferences, and meetings to identify and resolve information classification and declassification issues; (8) conducts special studies that address issues of significant importance to information classification and declassification policies and procedures; and (9) performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Online resumes of qualified candidates must describe at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower-grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience with information classification and control program regulations and of the Government-wide regulation process in order to assist with developing and revising DOE information classification and control regulations.

Although a degree is not required, your educational background will be strongly considered in the evaluation of your overall qualifications for this position. Supporting documentation of your education and training is appreciated, even though not required for this position. Please fax all supporting documents in accordance with the instructions provided under Required Documents in the "How to Apply" section.

You must meet all qualification requirements outlined on this vacancy announcement by the closing date or within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS VACANCY:
1. The incumbent will be required to travel 12% of the time (approximately six weeks per year).
2. Eligible candidates for this position must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance. The duties and responsibilities of this position require that the incumbent have access to documents and/or material containing Secret Restricted Data which are related to sensitive issues. Therefore, the position demands the highest degree of public trust and requires that the incumbent possess a DOE "Q" Clearance.

This position has also been designated as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to testing for illegal drug use. The selectee must test negative prior to being appointed to this position and will be subject to random testing thereafter. Failure to pass or refusal to take subsequent tests could result in non- selection or disciplinary action, up to and including removal from the Federal service.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. If your resume is incomplete, or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be adjusted.
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BENEFITS:
The Department of Energy has broad range of benefits and work life programs that you may be eligible for depending on your type of appointment. For more information on benefits DOE has to offer please visit: DOE BENEFITS

OTHER INFORMATION:
Male applicants born after 12/31/1959, who are required to register with the Selective Service under section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act, must be registered (or must have registered at the time they were required to do so) in order to be eligible for appointment. For more information, visit the SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM web site. The U.S. Department of Energy is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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