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Pay Range:
$86,391 to $112,306 / Per Year
Job Grade:
GS-2210-13
Schedule:
Full-Time
Duration:
Permanent
Apply by: 2017-08-14 Published: 4 months ago

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country.

Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans.

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life.

VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.

Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA.

The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

The VA is much more than just another employer.

It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care.

Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department.

The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries.

The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").

America's Veterans need you!

To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/14/2017.

You may qualify based on your education/experience, as described below: Experience - Experience must be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate.

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 recommendations.

AND For GS-13: Possess at least one (1) full year of specialized experience that equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of an Information Technology Specialist (Information Security) at the GS-13 grade level?

This experience must have been equivalent to GS-12 grade level in Federal service.

Specialized experience is possessing knowledge of Information Technology (IT) security principles, methods and IT security products and services sufficient to evaluate and recommend the acquisition, implementation and dissemination of IT security tools, policies, procedures and practices to protect automated information system, network and data; understanding of IT security certification and accreditation requirements, systems testing and evaluation and performance management methods sufficient to plan and conduct security accreditation reviews for installed systems and/or networks; possessing knowledge of IT test and assessment methods, network operations and life cycle management principles in order to evaluate new security authentication technologies such as public key infrastructure certificates, etc.; identify and specify information systems security requirements associated with migration to new environments.

AND This position includes a Selective Placement Factor (skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to - and essential for - satisfactory performance of the job).

Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position.

Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration.

The Selective Placement Factor for this position is: possess knowledge of information technology (IT) security principles, methods and security products and services sufficient to evaluate and recommend the acquisition and implementation of IT security tools, policies and procedures to protect authorized information systems, the network and data.

(Application/resume materials must reflect this experience in detail to receive credit for this selective placement factor).

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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social).

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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week.

Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities.

Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/alph-ndx.asp.

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