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Information Technology Specialist

Company: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Location: Washington
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

SummaryThe ideal candidate for this position will be would have several years in the IT field with an emphasis in IT security. Main experience preferred is IT security and involvement in the actual certification and accreditation of government IT computer systems. This position starts at a salary of $89,834 (GS-12). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the National Preparedness team within FEMA.View common definitions of terms found in this announcement. Learn more about this agencyHelpOverviewAccepting applicationsOpen & closing dates07/14/2022 to 07/25/2022This job will close when we have received 100 applications which may be sooner than the closing date. Learn moreSalary$89,834 - $116,788 per yearPay scale & gradeGS 12HelpLocation1 vacancy in the following location:Washington, DC1 vacancyTelework eligibleYes-as determined by the agency policy.Travel RequiredOccasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.Relocation expenses reimbursedNoAppointment typePermanentWork scheduleFull-timeServiceCompetitivePromotion potential12Job family (Series)2210 Information Technology ManagementSupervisory statusNoSecurity clearanceNot RequiredDrug testNoPosition sensitivity and riskModerate Risk (MR)Trust determination processSuitability/FitnessAnnouncement numberFEMA-22-VLS-543375-MPControl number665365900HelpThis job is open toIndividuals with disabilitiesFederal employees - Competitive serviceCurrent or former competitive service federal employees.Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.Land & base managementCertain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.Military spousesFamily of overseas employeesFamily members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is or was, working overseas.Peace Corps & AmeriCorps VistaSpecial authoritiesIndividuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.VeteransClarification from the agencyThis job is open to: Status Candidates; DRRA Eligibles; Former Overseas Employees; CTAP; ICTAP; VRA; VEOA; 30% or More Disabled veterans; Schedule A; Military Spouses; Peace Corps; Americorps; Vista; Land/Base Management;Boren Awardees; and, Interchange Agreement Eligibles.HelpDutiesThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS. When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit www.fema.gov for additional information.EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.In this position, you willperform a wide range of difficult IT management activities that typically extend and apply to the entire organization or major components of the organization. Typical assignments include: Supporting and advising system owners regarding security considerations in applications, systems procurement, development, implementation, operation, maintenance, and disposal activities. Participating in the development and implementation of policies and associated standards, procedures, and implementation guidance to meet the statutory and practical requirements associated with the use of IT solutions in a federal environment. Leading and conducting structured security certification and accreditation activities for all types of information Technology solutions supporting Agency assets. Conducting security oversight inspections, assessments, and reviews; documents and reports findings to management. Assessing security events to determine impact; uses computer forensics principles; ensures proper protection of evidence used in the investigation and prosecution of computer crimes; facilitates the gathering, analysis, and preservation of evidence, notifying the proper authorities in the event of suspected violations. HelpRequirementsConditions of EmploymentYou must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.You must successfully pass a background investigation.Selective Service registration required.Current federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements.You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government credit card.Please review "Other Information" section for additional key requirements.To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo, successfully pass, and maintain a background investigation for Public Trust as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a credit check after initial job qualifications are determined, a review of financial issues, such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs (please visit: Mythbuster on Federal Hiring Policies for additional information). For more information on background investigations for Federal jobs please visit OPM Investigations. Please ensure you meet the qualification requirements described below.QualificationsCurrent Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service. The time-in-grade and qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. You qualify for this position at the GS-12 level (starting salary $89,834) if you possess the following: One full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-11) in the Federal Service.This experience may have been gained in the federal government, a state or local government, a non-profit organization, the private sector, or as a volunteer; however, your resume must clearly describe at least one year of specialized experience. Specialized experience for this position includes: Performing risk assessment and documentation development Oversight of Security testing and evaluation Performing yearly System Security and Contingency Plan testing For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. The employing agency is responsible for identifying the specific level of proficiency required for each competency at each grade level based on the requirements of the position being filled.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 recommendationsExperience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and provides valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.NOTE: Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide federal grade levels to positions listed in Federal Government; the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information will result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here.Current or former FEMA Reservists/DAE employees: To accurately credit your experience for these intermittent positions, make sure to list the dates (from MM/YY to MM/YY) of each deployment, along with the job title and specific duties you were responsible for during each deployment.Failure to provide this information may result in disqualification.The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees.If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office. Additional information If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment. DHS uses E-verify, an internet based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities. The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR - 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR - 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement. This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies. All candidates must be able to deploy with little or no advance notice to anywhere in the United States and its territories for an extended period of time. A one year probationary period is required for new Federal competitive service employees and new supervisors and managers. If selected for this position, and you have not previously completed these requirements, you are subject to (1) completion of a 2 day onboarding program at your primary duty location; and, (2) completion of a subsequent, multiple day orientation program within 90-120 days of hire, at a location to be determined.Travel associated with the orientation portion of this requirement may be at FEMA's expense. This is a Bargaining Unit position. Due weight will be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards in merit promotion selection decisions in accordance with 5 CFR 335.103(b)(3). Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions. Read moreHelpA 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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select Benefits. Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.Review our benefitsEligibility 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 You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using a job questionnaire that is based on the following competencies needed to perform this job: Technical Proficiency Communication Customer Service Representing the Agency Teamwork and Cooperation If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, the veteran must 1) be a preference eligible; or 2) be a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement. (Note: Veteran's preference does not apply under Merit Promotion procedures. View VEOA information on Feds Hire Vets.)Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP/CTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP/CTAP eligible. View information about ICTAP/CTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under ICTAP/CTAP, you must be rated at a minimum score of 85.00 for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement. Interview Requirement:Interviews may be required for this position.Failure to complete the interview may result in removal from further consideration. You may preview questions for this vacancy.HelpA 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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select Benefits. Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.Review our benefitsEligibility 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.As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.Resume. Responses to the job questionnaire. You will be directed to the online job questionnaire once you begin the application process. Current/former federal employee? Submit copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action that demonstrates your eligibility for consideration, e.g., length of time you have been in your current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, with-in grade/range increases); your current promotion potential; proof of permanent appointment if applying based on an interchange agreement; etc. (see Note 1). Current/former FEMA Stafford Act employee who has served continuously for three or more years since August 1, 2014, and are eligible for consideration? Submit copy of your appointment SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing your employment in a Stafford Act position on or after August 1, 2014. CORE Stafford Act Employees will be required to submit the appointment SF-50 that demonstrates the beginning date of their three consecutive years as a CORE. This can be an SF-50 for a new CORE appointment or for a conversion to a CORE appointment.To confirm DRRA eligibility, you may be asked to provide additional documentation to confirm three or more years of continuous service without a break.This information will be used to ensure DRRA eligibility requirements have been met prior to receiving further consideration. Reservist Stafford Act Employees will be required to submit a copy of their most recent SF-50 as well as a copy of the "DRRA Notice of Eligibility" issued by FEMA. Applicants who believe they are eligible, but have not rec

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