Review Job
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Job Title: Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC)
Type: Full Time, Freelance
Category: Computers
Location: Atlanta, GA (US)
Hello , welcome back!
Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC)
Atlanta, GA (US)
Apply now
About the Job

What exciting opportunities await you at CDC?

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is the agency Americans trust with their lives. As a global leader in public health, DHHS is the nation’s premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency. Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of people here and around the world.

These vacancies will be filledthrough OPM’sDirect Hire Authority. Veterans’ preference and traditional rating and ranking of all applicants does not apply to positions filled under this announcement.

This announcement is being used to create an inventory of qualified applicants for IT Specialist (INFOSEC) positions and will be used to fill immediate and future vacancies.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of the Director (OD), Office of the Chief Operating Officer (OCOO), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (OCISO), Atlanta, Georgia.

Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

TRAVEL REQUIRED
  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may be required: 5%
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED
  • No
KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.

  • Background investigation is required.
DUTIES:Back to top

As an Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC) you will:

    Serve as an advisor to the Chief Information Security Officeron matters relating to security vulnerabilities and threats to CDC’scomputer systems. Develop corresponding security countermeasures necessary to protect technical, complex, sensitive and classified information processed on CDC computer equipment. Provide technical, support and assists in preparing and implementing policy guidance to CDC. Incumbent evaluates adequacy and/or develops new or revised information security policy, standards, and procedural guidance and support for the protection of information technology systems. Work closely with program and project activities to develop safeguards for the computers that are connected to CDC networks. Review and analyze technical aspects of proposals and integrity studies from CDC and CDC contractors to determine adequacy and ensures executive, statutory, regulatory and HHS requirements are effectively met. Incumbent keeps abreast of the latest developments and initiatives in the computer security arena. Researches security hardware/software and when appropriate, arranges vendor presentation guidance papers on security policy issues affecting the organization. Participate in identification and analyses of CDC information security policy issues, deficiencies, and problem areas through review and analyses of reports, contacts, surveys, inspections and facility reviews. Review operational and technical security aspects associated with specific sites and facilities to determine vulnerability and threat.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top

Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraphs. Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position.

GS-11: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service which includes experience in maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of automated data processing operations through performance of IT security and information assurance activities.

GS-12: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of automated data processing operations through performance of IT security and information assurance activities; participating in identification and analyses of information security policy issues, deficiencies, and problem areas through review and analyses of reports, and contacts.

Additional Qualifying experience for the GS-11/12 grade level requires IT-related experience that demonstrated each of the following four competencies: Attention to detail; customer service; oral communications; and problem solving.

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.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE:

For the GS-11 level: 3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent Doctoral Degree

There is no education substitution for the GS-12 level.

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Your education and work experience may be combined to meet the qualification requirements of this position at the GS-11 level.


Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov.

Conditions of Employment:

1. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

5. Financial disclosure statement may be required.

6. One-year probationary period may be required.

7. Travel may be required: 5%

8. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid:No

9. Bargaining Unit Position: May be

10. Drug Screening Required: No

11. Recruitment Bonus may be authorized: No

12. Incumbent may be subjected to 24-hour on-call in the event of an emergency. This service may require irregular working hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include other than those specified in the major duties.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

For more information on OPM’s authorization of Direct Hire Authority, please visit http://www.opm.gov/employ/direct_hire/index.asp.

Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

This vacancy will be filled through OPM’s Direct Hire Authority. All applicants who meet basic qualification requirements normally will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

1. Demonstrated experience and certification in IT application systems implementation, operation and maintenance of IT security system.

2. Knowledge of information security techniques , requirements , methods, sources, and procedures, including skill in applying IT security principles , concepts, methods, standards and practices to organizational information systems.

3. Ability to evaluate security and privacy controls provided for the protection of systems, infrastructure, and associated information interests.

4. Knowledge of project management principles, methods and practices and present project briefings to senior management officials.

5. Skill in oralcommunication.

6. Skill in written communication.

BENEFITS:Back to top

The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.


OTHER INFORMATION:

Are you eligible for noncompetitive appointment?
This includes applicants who are eligible for special or noncompetitive appointment authorities such as 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, persons with disabilities and PHS Commissioned Corps Officers. This also includes applicants who meet the qualifications for this position and who have previously held, or currently hold, a Federal position at the grade of this position.

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans’ preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans’ Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans’ preference see http://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans.

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov).

For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


HOW TO APPLY:Back to top

To apply for this position, you must 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 Friday, August 01, 2014to 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 the closing date.

* To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, 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.

* 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.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Atlanta Customer HelpDesk (770) 488-1725; TTY/TDD (866) 539-4484; or email HRCS@CDC.GOV. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
Other
Transcript


Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete,do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1002156.

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, August 01, 2014to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

Note: You may submit an unofficial transcript or a list of college courses completed indicating course titles, credit hours, and grades received. An official transcript from an accredited educational institution is required if you are selected for the position.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, August 01, 2014.

For Rsum and Application Tips visit: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/ResumeAndApplicationTips#icc

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:CDC HR HelpDesk
Phone: (770)488-1725
Email: HRCS@CDC.GOV Agency Information:
HHS OHR Enterprise
200 Independence Ave
Suite 801
Washington, DC
20201WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.
You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).


Job ID: 10632957 Share | Print
Upload Resume
or, Copy & Paste

    Supports doc, docx, pdf, rtf and text files up to 1MB
    Hello
    Oops!

    There was a problem uploading your resume.
    Please try again, or copy & paste the content of your resume to proceed.
    Copy & paste your resume
    or, Upload Resume
    *
    *

    You have already applied…

    You have already applied to this position in the past.
    Click here to return to your account and see additional jobs.
    Continue
    Previous
    You already have an account with us Oops! This email also has an account with us
    Your email is associated with an account at , one of the job sites on our network.

    Please enter your password so we can verify your identity.
    Email (username):
    Password:
    Login information is incorrect
    Forgot password?
    Check your email to retrieve password information
    Login
    Not you?
    Enter your email and continue with your application
    Continue
    Support:

    Close
    Print Ad
    About Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Close