U.S Department of Commerce, Office Of The Secretary
$96,970.00 to $148,967.00
Open & closing dates
$96,970 to $148,967 per year
Pay scale & grade
Full-Time - Career/Career-Conditional
Permanent - Full-time Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Enterprise Services (ES) is a new, innovative organization being stood up at the Department of Commerce. Recognizing a serious and growing need for substantial improvements to human resources, acquisition, and information technology services, leadership and subject matter experts across the Department determined that it was time to do business differently.
Modeling the organization after prior successes of Fortune 500 companies, state and local governments, and a handful of Federal organizations, ES was designed as a hybrid of managed services from vendor partners and oversight of services and service delivery by highly-skilled and highly-motivated federal staff. ES is not a consolidation of existing resources and processes. Rather, it is an innovative and reimagined blueprint for delivering mission-enabling services to our clients.
This position is located in the Office of the Director, Information Technology Enterprise Services in the Department of Commerce. The incumbent will serve as an Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC) in the IT Enterprise Services Division. Providing guidance to the System Owner on implementing Information Security and overseeing the development and maintenance of security documentation. He/she will ensure security policy is implemented in IT project and that all security documents, assessments, test parameters, elements, findings, and evaluations are coordinated with appropriate Office of Cyber Security staff and providing direct support as needed.
THIS POSITION IS BEING ADVERTISED THROUGH THE OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT'S (OPM) DIRECT-HIRE AUTHORITY AND IS OPEN TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS. UNDER THIS AUTHORITY, COMPETITIVE RATING, RANKING, AND VETERANS' PREFERENCE PROCEDURES DO NOT APPLY. All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration.
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Serves as an advisor to the Enterprise Services Leadership Team in assessing and providing Information Security technical expertise;
Serves as the designated ISSO responsible for the security plans for designated IT Enterprise Services IT systems and has authority to set the day-to-day direction of the IT security program and its overall goals, objectives and priorities;
Serves as the information security subject matter expert responsible for directing implementation of security controls;
Acts as the direct liaison between senior program managers and the Department of Commerce Office of Cyber Security;
Reviews security requirements and provides guidance throughout the system development lifecycle of proposed IT projects, as well as the final design, testing and implementation of the IT systems;
Ensures IT projects meet the minimum-security posture required under the FISMA and that all projects are incorporated into the Department of Commerce Risk Management Framework, particularly that a risk profile and assessment are completed at the appropriate level for all proposed projects; and
Analyzes vulnerability scans and criteria designed to assess, and minimize system risk.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Surplus and Displaced Commerce Employees (CTAP); Displaced Federal Employees (ICTAP); and Preference eligible veterans or veterans who have separated from the U.S. Armed Forces under honorable conditions with 3 or more years of continuous active service who may apply under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA).
Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.
Job family (Series)
2210 Information Technology Management
Directors, Information Technology Systems
Information Technology Specialist (It Specialist)
Information Technology Systems Directors
Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. Citizen.
Must be suitable for Federal employment.
Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable. (www.sss.gov).
Investigations or clearances must be completed prior to appointment.
A one (1) year probationary period may be required.
Applicants must meet All application requirements to include a complete online resume by 11:59 EASTERN TIME ZONE (ETZ) on the closing date of the announcement. Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Qualificaiton requirements in the vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Hanbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This hand book is availalbe on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at www.opm.gov/qualifications
Experience must be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate.
For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below:
Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
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.
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.
Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-12 grade level or equivalent band.
Specialized experience is defined as, experience providing information technology system security services to ensure protection of information; applying systems security principles, concepts, methods, regulations, and policies to coordinate the development of IT security standards, guidelines, and/or policy requirements; and planning advanced systems projects and/or resolving critical problems.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employments. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
There is no substitution of education for this position.
CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible for selection priority 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 CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: www.opm.gov/ctap
CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a directed geographic relocation outside of the local commuting area; a Certificate of Expected Separation (CES); or certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice).
A copy of your SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action, noting current position, grade/band level, and duty location;
A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
Any documentation from your bureau/operating unit that shows your current promotion potential.
ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a directed geographic relocation outside of the local commuting area; notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a work-related 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 position, grade/band 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.
VEOA - http://opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp
CTAP - http://www.opm.gov/ctap/
ICTAP - http://www.opm.gov/ctap/
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Under the provisions of the Direct-Hire Authority (DHA), rating, ranking and veterans' preference does not apply; therefore, your responses to the questionnarie will not be used to determine a score rating. All applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements, as defined in the job opportunity announcement, will be referred fro selection consideration. While verterans' preference does not apply in DHA, preference eligibiles are encouraged to submit their supporting documentation (DD214 stating dfisposition of discharge or character of service, VA letter, SF-15, etc.).
Applicants applying as CTAP or ICTAP candidates, and are determined CTAP or ICTAP eligible, must exceed the minimum qualification requirements to be referred under this selection priority placement program by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. For those deemed eligible and who meet the minimum qualifications, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions). Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. CTAP/ICTAP eligible who are not determined well-qualified by scoring at least 85 will not be referred under the CTAP/ICTAP selection priority placement program; however, will be referred for selection consideration with other minimally qualified applicants. The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies, please do not provide a separate written response.
Knowledge of IT security policies and procedures.
Knowledge of the configuration and maintenance of IT networks.
Skill in the development, design, and implementation of security controls in IT security systems.
Ability to interpret and communicate technical information to a variety of audiences.
If you are invited for an interview, you may be asked to bring a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.
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Background checks and security clearance
A complete application consists of the following:
Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional. Your resume should also list your educational and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week. If applying under CTAP/ICTAP your resume may be used to validate your responses to the scored questionnaire. Youre resume should indicate your citizenship and if you are registered for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/59.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation, if applicable (see other information).
Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) documentation, if applicable. For more information, please go to http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html1/vetguide.asp#6
You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient. Failure to provide such documentation will result in lost consideration.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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How to Apply
How to Apply
Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.
To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at www.usajobs.gov
. To begin, click the Apply button and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all of the required documents. (After registering in your USAJOBS account and clicking Submit you will automatically transition to the Department of Commerce's specific site where you will complete your application. You must click Submit at the end of the application process to send your application for consideration.
To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at www.usajobs.gov
and click on Applications. Click on the position title, and then select Update Application.
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or phone at 866-656-6831. The help desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.
Applicants are encouraged to apply online; however, if you are unable to apply online, please contact: Shawn Blain at (202) 482-1071 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
1401 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, District of Columbia
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You will be notified of your application status through USAJOBS at four points during the hiring process, as applicable. You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at www.usajobs.gov
and clicking on Applications. The status will be visible next to the corresponding position. The four points of notification are:
Application Received or Application Incomplete;
Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Requirement Not Met;
Referred or Not Referred; and
Selected or Not Selected.
By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work; or, you may be fined or jailed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.
You will be required to submit official documentation prior to appointment. The agency will then verify the information provided on your application (i.e., degree, veterans' preference, disability, etc.).
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