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PBGC is one of the best small agencies in the federal government and is full of great and rewarding opportunities with a dynamic workforce dedicated and committed to its mission. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to be the Supervisory IT Specialist (INFOSEC) for a career like no other career choice you have explored.
So dream no more, the Supervisory IT Specialist (INFOSEC) position could be yours! PBGC is eager to employ more talented employees to protect the retirement incomes of nearly 44 million hardworking Americans. Your career at PBGC will be challenging, compelling and important, and will also include great benefits (see federal benefits highlighted below).
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As a Supervisory IT Specialist (INFOSEC) in the Office of Information Technology, Enterprise Cybersecurity Division, you will:
Be responsible for the information assurance and risk management functions of the Enterprise Cybersecurity Division (ECD) which includes identifying and assessing risks, threats, and vulnerabilities; assisting PBGC officials in implementing the cybersecurity risk management framework.
Oversee the successful implementation of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Risk Management Framework which includes overseeing the execution of Security Assessment and Authorization (SA&A) projects; overseeing Plan of Action and Milestone (POA&M) maintenance and execution.
Serve as the PBGC customer’s focal point for all cyber and information security services.
Recommend major improvements to agency-wide policies, directives, and programs in terms of their application to PBGC’s enterprise cybersecurity.
Perform the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Plan, schedule, and assign work to subordinates. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
You may start at $124,995.00 if you possess the following by the closing date of the announcement.
Specialized experience is defined as one year of experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service applying IT security policies, concepts, and practices in order to plan, coordinate and implement organization-wide IT security strategies and programs to ensure the protection of IT assets and infrastructure. Examples include defining objectives; interpreting policies and determining their effects on program needs, risk assessments and testing security controls; and leading and developing IT security initiatives. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) below. Be sure that your resume contains accurate and sufficient information that clearly supports your responses to all of the questions. Your responses to the questions must be substantiated by your resume and/or supporting documentation. If you exaggerate or falsify your experience, education and/or your responses to questions, your ratings will be changed and you may be removed from employment consideration.
The KSAs for the position are:
1. Skill in implementing and ensuring compliance with Information Assurance (IA) and Risk Management (RM) policies and regulations.
2. Skill in applying IT cybersecurity risk analysis techniques and methodologies.
3. Skill communicating orally in order to discuss and negotiate solutions to an agency’s IT system security.
4. Skill communicating in writing in order to present written solutions to an agency’s IT system security.
5. Skill in supervising subordinates or leading teams, assigning work, evaluating performance, or training staff.
You will be placed in one of the following categories based on your vacancy question responses- 1) Gold; 2) Silver; 3) Bronze.
In addition to the above, your experience must demonstrate the following 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.
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OTHER INFORMATION: To be considered under a special hiring authority such as the Schedule A appointing authority for persons with disabilities ; the direct-hire authority to appoint veterans with service-connected disabilities of 30 percent or more ; Peace Corps or VISTA service; or another excepted service/special hire authority, you must submit documentation to support your claim for eligibility with your application package. For more details, visit Federal Hiring Flexibilities .
PBGC encourages qualified applicants with disabilities to apply. Applicants with disabilities who are interested in learning more about job opportunities under the Schedule A Hiring Authority and other available hiring flexibilities and authorities are encouraged to contact PBGC’s Selective Placement Program Coordinator, Donald Beasley, at (202) 326-4000 ext. 3637 or Beasley.firstname.lastname@example.org. TTY/TDD users should call the federal relay service at (800) 877-8339 and ask to be connected to (202) 326-4000 ext 3637.