Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC)

Department of Energy - Agency Wide | Pittsburgh, PA

Posted Date 8/01/2022
Description
DOE's Clean Energy Corps is made up of the staff from more than a dozen offices across DOE. As vacancies become available, applicants may be required to go through the DOE Clean Energy Corps hiring pipeline where you may be evaluated based on competencies through a core competency /technical interview(s). You are strongly encouraged to express interest through the Clean Energy Corps Applicant Portal for consideration. Failure to do so may result in loss of consideration for BIL positions.

This series covers positions that evaluate the adequacy of, and recommend new or revised, IT security policies, standards, and procedures; review and analyze IT aspects of proposals and integrity studies to determine adequacy and conformity with security requirements; conduct or participate in assessments, audits, appraisals, program reviews, and inspections and surveys, as needed, ensuring effective operations of assigned program areas; analyze existing and/or proposed IT systems for the purpose of identifying and resolving associated security risks by recommending, coordinating and/or employing state-of-the-art technology and cost-effective solutions relative to electronic data acquisition, storage, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, encryption and assurance.

  • Vacancies filled under this public notice may have varying levels of promotion potential and supervisory level, if any.
  • Positions may be filled as permanent, term, or temporary with a full-time or part-time work schedule.

As an IT Specialist (INFOSEC), at minimum you will:

  • Ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, networks, and data through the planning, analysis, development, implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of information systems security programs, policies, procedures, and tools.
  • Administer information technology (IT) principles, methods, and security products to protect and maintain the availability, integrity, confidentiality, and accountability of information system resources.
  • Implement and advises on IT security policies and procedures to ensure the protection of information transmitted from installation using Local Area Networks (LAN), Wide Area Networks (WAN).
  • Accomplish risk analysis, security testing, and certification due to modifications or changes to computer systems.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR GS-07: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience for this position includes:

  • Applying IT principles, methods, and tools; AND
  • Evaluating established methods and procedures to assist in preparing recommendations for changes in methods and practices where appropriate; AND
  • Identifying and/or resolving basic IT issues and problems.

OR EDUCATION: Completed 1 year of graduate level education.

OR SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT: Based on a bachelor's degree that is demonstrated through class standing (upper 1/3 of class); grade point average (3.0/4.0 overall or 3.5/4.0 in major), or election to membership in a qualifying national scholastic honor society.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR GS-09: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience for this position includes:

  • Assisting in risk and vulnerability assessments of planned and installed information systems to the network to identify weaknesses, risks, and protection; AND
  • Installing and maintaining software and hardware, controls current versions and future releases of applications software, and documents the physical configuration of an information system; AND
  • Ensuring that the hardware and software components of the network infrastructure are properly configured and that the security features and controls appropriate to the intended level of system operation are properly set.

OR EDUCATION: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or two (2) full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree. TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR GS-11: You 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. Specialized experience for this position includes:

  • Evaluating and initiating appropriate action on requests to satisfy new/unique requirements for the security of various operating systems; AND
  • Maintaining systems, networks, security, and connectivity to ensure sound security principles; AND
  • Supporting information security activities, initiatives policies, procedures, and programs.

OR EDUCATION: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three (3) full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree. TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR GS-12: You 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. Specialized experience for this position includes:

  • Maintaining systems, networks, security, and connectivity to ensure sound security principles; AND
  • Utilizing computer-based system applications and software including databases and inventory systems sufficient to monitor and track program requirements (i.e., SharePoint), milestones and schedules; AND
  • Testing and maintaining network infrastructure including software and hardware to ensure sound security principles; AND
  • Evaluate and initiate appropriate action on requests to satisfy new/unique requirements for the security of various operating systems.
NOTE: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-12 level.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR GS-13: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
  • Integrating, maintaining, and enhancing information management and information technology programs to provide systems, tools, and analytical capabilities; AND
  • Maintaining and coordinating activities (such as Network/IT Infrastructure Upgrades, Network/IT Resource deployment or Net) to support an organization's office automation efforts; AND
  • Supporting information security activities, initiatives policies, procedures, and programs for the security of various operating systems; AND
  • Coordinating development and implementation of policies and standards for classified network systems regarding sharing and safeguarding classified information.
NOTE: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-13 level.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR GS-14: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
  • Integrating, maintaining, and enhancing information management and information technology programs to provide systems, tools, and analytical capabilities; AND
  • Managing an organization's office automation efforts to integrate, maintain, and enhance the organization's information management and information technology programs to provide systems, tools, and analytical capabilities in support of the organization's mission and operations; AND
  • Utilizing computer-based system applications and software including databases, computer-aided design, and inventory systems sufficient to monitor and track program requirements (i.e., SharePoint), milestones and schedules; AND
  • Coordinating development and implementation of policies and standards for classified network systems regarding sharing and safeguarding classified information computer network.

NOTE: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-14 level.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR GS-15: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience for this position includes:

  • Managing an organization's office automation efforts to integrate, maintain, and enhance the organization's information management and information technology programs to provide systems, tools, and analytical capabilities in support of the organization's mission and operations; AND
  • Implementing, managing, maintaining, and coordinating activities (such as Network/IT Infrastructure Upgrades and Network/IT Resource deployment) both technical/non-technical, for short/long-term milestones to support an organization's office automation efforts; AND
  • Integrating, maintaining, and enhancing information management and information technology programs to provide systems, tools, and analytical capabilities; AND
  • Providing information technology guidance, services, advice, and recommendations to leadership on information security matters; AND
  • Performing network monitoring and intrusion detection ensuring sound security principles.

NOTE: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-15 level.

"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social 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.

OPM Qualification Standards for the GS-2210 series can be found at the following website: Information Technology Series, 2210 (opm.gov).

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

This public notice may be used to fill multiple positions as needed; therefore, applicants must meet the qualifications at the time the applications are reviewed.

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