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Bureau of the Fiscal Service IT Specialist (INFOSEC) in United States

Summary

PLEASE NOTE: Based on the current hiring restrictions, selectees may be subject to additional approvals prior to an offer being extended.Serve as an Information Technology Specialist, in the Fiscal Service (FS), Information and Security Services (ISS), Infrastructure Management Division (IMD), Branch assigned, in planning, analysis, development, testing, quality assurance,integration and management of networked systems for secure transmission of information in voice, data, and video.

Responsibilities

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Perimeter security network performance monitoring, diagnose and resolve problems, make adjustments to ensure proper load balancing, installing, testing, maintaining and upgrading perimeter security network operating systems software and hardware and ensuring the application of perimeter security information security assurance policies, and interpreting security policy and requirements.

-Work on the Bureau's IT communications infrastructure and Treasury wide Trusted Internet Connection infrastructure respectively, and as such, interface, collaborate, advise, and coordinate projects, tasks, and other activities with Fiscal Service, Treasury, Federal Reserve, franchise customer personnel, and external government and commercial entities on matters relating to this area.

  • Responsible for the on-going analysis of all perimeter security communications equipment, including the Treasury Trusted Internet Connection infrastructure to ensure the interoperability and interconnectivity to and from perimeter security communication hardware and equipment components and that maximum capability is being achieved at minimum cost.

  • Recommend strategies, develop standards and procedures, resolve critical issues, and develop innovative solutions for use throughout Fiscal Service in the evaluation of perimeter security communication hardware and software performance.

  • Evaluate perimeter security equipment against desired standards for reliability and efficiency.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.

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This announcement is issued under the"direct-hire" authority. Consistent with 5 U.S.C. 3304(a)(3) and OPM regulations (5 CFR 337 Subpart B) on direct-hire: All candidates who meet all the qualifications and other eligibility requirementsmay be referred for consideration. Competitive examining rules providing for rating and ranking and veterans' preference do not apply.The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.

Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.Specialized experience: For the 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 direct hands-on, enterprise class* experience supporting IT users in a fully automated environment in THREE or more of the following: - Implementing and Supporting application load balancing using devices such F5 LTM (Local Traffic Manager) and GTM (Global Traffic Manager); OR - Network troubleshooting expertise requiring the understanding of network device types and generated logs, alerts, and other information; OR - Packet Capture analysis and troubleshooting; OR - Load Balancing customization using tools such as iRules; OR - DNS (Domain Name System) and DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) administration and troubleshooting; OR - Performing IT functions using server operating systems such as Windows, Linux, and Unix. AND In addition to meeting specialized experience, applicants must have proficiency in each of the four competencies listed below: - Attention to Detail, such as making adjustments to ensure proper load balancing. - Customer Service, such as conducting analysis of customer needs for additional telecommunication perimeter security network systems services. - Oral Communication, such as providing recommendations on expansions and upgrades. - Problem Solving, such as developing long-range configuration and conversion plans. For the 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. For the GS-11, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes direct hands-on, enterprise class* experience supporting IT users in a fully automated environment in all of the following: - Experience identifying the strengths and weaknesses of IT security solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems; AND - Experience performing IT functions using server operating systems; AND - Experience analyzing enterprise class systems for IT threats and vulnerabilities to determine risks; AND - Experience conducting meetings and training on enterprise class IT systems and issues.AND In addition to meeting specialized experience, applicants must have proficiency in each of the four competencies listed below. - Attention to Detail, such as evaluating perimeter security equipment against desired standards for reliability and efficiency. - Customer Service, such as providing higher level (or tier 2) trouble-shooting support. - Oral Communication, such as conducting briefings and meetings on job related subjects. - Problem Solving, such as isolating and identifying problems with IT hardware, software, communications, and operations. OR You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. Attach a copy of transcript or list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned to ensure proper credit. For the 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. For the GS-09, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes direct hands-on, enterprise class* experience supporting IT users in a fully automated environment in all of the following: - Experience participating in IT security reviews in accordance with established process; AND - Experience assisting with the analysis and security testing of IT systems; AND - Experience communicating with internal and external customers in regards to IT operating and security practices; AND - Assisting with the testing or troubleshooting of software or hardware issues AND In addition to meeting specialized experience, applicants must have proficiency in each of the four competencies listed below. - Attention to Detail, such as experience with network and TIC related security policies and guidelines. - Customer Service, such as providing trouble-shooting support. - Oral Communication, such as participating in site preparation surveys. - Problem Solving, such as performing assignments given in terms of broadly defined missions or functions.OR You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: master's degree or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree. Attach a copy of transcript or list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned to ensure proper credit.

hands-on = you have personally worked on, troubleshot or administered devices or equipment mentioned *enterprise class = infrastructure that is deployed in a data center with full automated redundancy that is used to support the demands of more than 200 users 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

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Additional Information

  • For theGS-11 and GS-9,we will not pay relocation expenses.- For the GS-12, factors such as cost effectiveness, labor market conditions and difficulties in filling the position will be reviewed in determining if payment of relocation expenses is in the best interest of the Government. - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.- This is a bargaining unit position.- This position is a high risk public trust position.- We offer opportunities for telework, to be determined by signed agreement.- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: - A one year probationary period may be required.- Public Trust – Background Investigation will be required.- Must successfully complete a background investigation. Periodic reinvestigation is required no later than five years after selection and at least every succeeding five years.- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
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