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Chief Information Security Officer

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Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

$126,148.00 to $174,500.00

Washington, DC

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$126,148 to $174,500 per year

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SL 00

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1 vacancy in the following location:

Washington DC, DC

Relocation expenses reimbursed


You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

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The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.


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The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is widely considered to be one of the best retirement plans in the world and a model for defined contribution plans. We are seeking a champion for its continual improvement. The FRTIB is an Independent Federal Agency responsible for administering the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). We help Federal employees and members of the Uniformed Services retire with dignity by providing benefits similar to private sector 401(k) plans.

Mission - Our Core Purpose: Administer the TSP solely in the interest of the participants and beneficiaries

Core Values - Participant-Focused, Integrity, Collaboration

Voted as one of the top Best Places to Work in the Federal Government as ranked by the Partnership for Public Service in the Small Agencies category of Best Places to Work Rankings, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) is looking for a highly qualified and motivated individual to serve as Chief Information Security Officer.

Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

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The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) serves as Senior Technical Advisor to FRTIB management on all areas of cyber/IT security and is responsible for advancing the agency's information security program. The CISO has a broad range of assignments and responsibilities in order to assist the Chief Technology Officer in oversight and assuredness of IT security for the FRTIB enterprise. The major duties of the position are:

Developing and promulgating best practices and driving the implementation of security policy to increase the Agency's ability to withstand cyber security threats

Evolving and increasing the maturity of the Agency's cyber security program

Overseeing information security systems and services to ensure programs adhere to the Agency's strategic plan

Overseeing the confidentiality, integrity, planning and analysis of information systems security program, policies, procedures, and tools

Implementing security programs to anticipate, assess and minimize system vulnerabilities

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply

This job is open to…

United States Citizen

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job family (Series)

2210 Information Technology Management

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Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizen

Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation

Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service

Relevant experience (see Qualifications below)

Must be able to obtain and maintain Top Secret/SCI clearance

All qualification requirements must be met by 01/26/2018. Your application package will not receive consideration if it lacks any of the required documents under the Required Documents tab.

Probationary Period: One-year trial/probationary period may be required.

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See

Background Suitability Investigation: Continued employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background investigation and the granting of a Federal suitability or security clearance. If selected, you may be offered tentative employment until the background investigation has been fully adjudicated.


All applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience. Specialized experience is directly related to the duties and responsibilities of this position, referenced in the technical qualifications, that equipped the candidate with the scope and level of knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work. This level of responsibility is typically found at the GS-15 or equivalent level in the Federal Government.

Mandatory Qualifications (MQs): Each of the following Mandatory Qualifications (Technical Qualifications and Senior Professional Qualifications) must be addressed in your resume. Please provide specific examples that address relevant experience, accomplishments, and evidence. Examples should detail the level, scope and complexity of the work performed.

Technical Qualifications: Experience applying unique expertise in the field of IT Cyber Security including recommending specific modifications and solutions to reduce IT security risks; and developing strategies for responding to future IT security challenges

Knowledge of principles, practices and methods involved in making managerial decisions and actions that determine the long-term performance of an organization and experience applying this knowledge to ensure that security practices and policies are in line with an organization's mission, goals, priorities, and objectives

Knowledge of methods and procedures to protect information systems and data by ensuring their availability, authentication, confidentiality, and integrity and experience applying this knowledge when developing, implementing, and enhancing information security program, policies, and/or strategic initiatives

Senior Professional Qualifications: Information Technology Program Management - Knowledge of the principles, methods, and tools for the coordinated management of an IT security program to include experience providing oversight of multiple IT projects

Partnering - Develops networks and builds alliances; collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals

Vision - Takes a long-term view and builds a shared vision with others; acts as a catalyst for change. Influences others to translate vision into action

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (i.e Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.


Additional information

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid time off*, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the 3-tier Federal Retirement System. The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board also has wonderful benefits and work/life-balance flexibilities that may be right for you. We offer:

Flexible Work Schedule options: FRTIB offers two flexible work schedules, the Gliding Schedule and the Flexible 5-4/9 Schedule. Employees on the Gliding Schedule must arrive between 7 am and 9:30 am and work 8 hours plus a 30-minute unpaid lunch period. Employees on the Flexible 5-4/9 Schedule work eight 9-hour days and one 8-hour day (plus the 30-minute unpaid lunch period) in each biweekly pay period and receive one scheduled day off; and must arrive between 6:30 am and 9:30 am on 9-hour days; or 7 am and 9:30 am on the 8-hour day;

Limited Telework opportunities

Employee Assistance Program: The program provides employees with free confidential assistance for help with personal issues that may be affecting work life. The program also provides consultation to supervisors who are trying to best help an employee with performance and/or attendance problems. More information on the Employee Assistance Program can be found on the Federal Occupational Health website

Work Life 4 You: FRTIB provides all employees and their family members with access to the Federal Occupational Health managed referral and information service to assist in dealing with Life, Family, Health, Education, Work, and Finance. This service is provided at no cost to the employee

*Annual and Sick Leave (paid time off): Employees of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) accrue both annual and sick leave depending on years of service with the Federal government. Annual leave may be used for vacation or other personal reasons. Sick leave may be used when you are ill, when you have a doctor, dental, or optical appointment, or when you need to provide care to an ill family member. More information can be found on OPM's website

Fitness Center: FRTIB employees, at no cost, have access to the fitness center conveniently located on the main level of the building featuring state of the art weight training and cardiovascular equipment

Extensive Training programs and tools supportive of enhancing organization effectiveness and employee development

A monthly transit subsidy for a portion of your commuting costs to help defray the commuting costs of employees who use mass transportation, including commuter bus, Metrorail or Metrobus, or commuter rail systems

Child Care Program: FRTIB's childcare subsidy program offers up to $600 in monthly subsidy paid to qualified child care providers of employees meeting the eligibility requirements

Student loan repayment or recruitment bonus, when applicable

Recruitment incentives may be authorized

FRTIB offices are conveniently located within a few blocks of the Union Station metro station. In addition, private parking is available in the building at the posted daily and monthly rates.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the mandatory qualifications above using the information provided in your resume. A preliminary review will be made by Human Resources. Candidates will then be evaluated for this position by a screening panel. The panel discusses each application and reaches a consensus as to the Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified candidates. Only the individuals in the Best Qualified category will be referred to the hiring official for interview.

You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. When a sufficient pool of candidates has been determined, then only that group will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.

The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified means, you must meet all the minimum qualification standards listed above and be assessed and assigned the rating of at least Well-Qualified to receive special selection priority.

You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at

Veteran's Preference: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit documentation described in the Required Documents section. For more information regarding veteran's preference please go to

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Top Secret/SCI

Required Documents

Required Documents

Please be advised, the following documents are required even if you are already a current Federal or FRTIB employee:

1. Resume (Please include on your resume the experience you wish to be considered for the review of your qualifications, the dates of employment with month and year, and hours worked per week). Resumes that do not contain all of the necessary information to determine qualifications may be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.

Your latest resume submission is the one that will be used to determine your qualifications.

2. Response to questionnaire.

3. You must submit supporting documents verifying your eligibility or any preference eligibility along with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to:

Veterans documentation: such as member 4 copy DD-214, statement of service from serviceman's personnel office, etc

Preference eligible documentation: such as the adjudicated SF-15, final VA letter including percentage (please do not include letter from VA noting specific private medical information

SF-50 documenting current or previous federal service employment

ICTAP documentation: RIF separation notice along with last performance rating or appraisal

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.



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

Benefits for federal employees

Healthcare insurance

Pay and leave

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

How to Apply

To preview this questionnaire, click on the following link

You must apply through the USA jobs on-line job application system, complete the occupational questionnaire, and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 01/26/2018 to receive consideration.

* To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

* Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

* It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to 01/26/2018.

* To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

* To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

Applicants please note: To assist us with an expeditious application review process, please do not submit additional documentation from what is being requested in the announcement. The following documents are not required and do not need to be submitted with your resume: Diplomas of any type (When education documents are required, you must submit unofficial transcripts)

Letters of Recommendation, Reference, or Congratulations, etc.

Any documents with a picture of the applicant

Awards documentation, including SF-50's for Awards

Performance Appraisals (ONLY ICTAP/CTAP eligible applicants need to submit their latest performance appraisal)

Evaluations of any type

This and other positions announced by the FRTIB may be filled under Schedule A, 5 CFR 213.3102(u). Schedule A is an excepted service hiring authority used to appoint persons with severe physical disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, and intellectual disabilities. Such individuals may qualify for conversion to permanent status after two years of satisfactory service. Documentation of disability is required, i.e., Schedule A Letter. Such documentation is used to verify that the individual being hired is indeed a person with an intellectual disability, severe physical disability, or psychiatric disability. This documentation must be provided to the hiring agency at the time of application, before an individual can be hired. Documentation of eligibility for employment under Schedule A can be obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. Submission of a VA letter does not qualify as a Schedule A letter. If you are a person with a disability that requires an accommodation for the application process, please include that request with your request for consideration documentation. The decision on granting a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Since the vacancy announcement you are viewing is a competitive announcement, if you wish to be considered under schedule A authority, you must email your supporting documentation and Resume to Nancy Williams at for consideration.

Agency contact information

Kelly Powell


(202) 942-1681



Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

77 K Street NE

Washington, DC


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Next steps

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. If you are found to be a highly qualified candidate by the Panel, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by the office for a possible interview. You may also check the status of your application through your USAJobs profile.

Once this process has been completed, you will receive notice via email (or by mail if no email address was provided during the application process). Please allow at least 4-6 weeks after the vacancy has closed to inquire about the status of your application.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

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Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

Company info

Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
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Company Profile
The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board administers the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), a tax-deferred defined contribution plan similar to private sector 401(k) plans which provides Federal employees the opportunity to save for additional retirement security.To administer the TSP solely in the interest of participants and beneficiaries. We help people retire with dignity. We ensure that FRTIB is a great place to work. We pursue flawless operations. We maintain excellent relationships with entities that oversee, regulate, govern and influence the TSP.

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