IT CYBERSECURITY SPECIALIST

Office of the Secretary of the Interior - Department of the Interior

In addition to the specialized experience listed below, 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 recommendations. Specialized Experience: Applicants for the GS-14 grade level must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is in or directly related to the line of work of this position and has equipped you with the knowledge and competencies to successfully perform the duties of this position. More specifically, specialized experience for this position includes but is not limited to: Apply security principles to common structures, processes and techniques of IT system development, operations and maintenance; Conduct analysis and interpretation of IT security principles and directives; Provide technical expertise with security equipment such as firewalls (Juniper and Cisco), network access control, intrusion detection systems and intrusion prevention systems; Evolve Existing solutions – Evolve and transition existing Cybersecurity solutions to the next generation solutions; Demonstrate a working understanding of service provider managed or cloud computing technologies and the application of security controls within them; Experience interpreting government wide information security guidance and the application of information in establishing standards, policies, and guidelines to ensure appropriate implementation, and compatibility. Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered. TIME-IN-GRADE: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b). A written test is not required. Experience 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
These Section Lead positions are part of the Office of the Secretary of Interior, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Cybersecurity Division. The incumbents will oversee and manage multiple IT projects that require a range of knowledge of computer requirements and techniques. The vacancies will be filled in either of the listed locations. The salary ranges are provided. Lakewood, CO: $122,941 – $159,823 Washington, DC: $126,233 – $164,102