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, 12/08/2017.
Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.
This announcement may close prior to the established closing date once 50 applicants are reached..
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, .
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: One (1) full year of specialized experience that equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of an Lead Information Technology Specialist (Information Security) at the GS-13 grade level.
This experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level of GS-12 in Federal service.
Specialized experience is performing work that defines and applies principles and theories of common enterprise architecture approach to include purpose (duty to protect), mission need (risk assessment), and controls (design controls to protect) throughout the planning, programming, budgeting, and execution (PPBE) cycle.
Has mastery knowledge of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) data security standards; having mastery knowledge of, and skill in, applying IT systems security principles, concepts, and methods for evaluating, implementing, and disseminating IT security tools and procedures; critical information technology (IT) procurement requirements; develops security design requirements through sound design methodology, adequate security control application, and effective configuration practices; having mastery knowledge of applicable business processes and operations of customer organizations; organization's risk tolerance and/or risk management approach; cybersecurity principles used to manage risks related to the use, processing, storage, and transmission of information or data; computer networking concepts, protocols, and network security methodologies; ensures secure architectural solutions are incorporated into every aspect of the enterprise architecture supporting an organization's key business processes and organizational mission; having mastery knowledge of, and skill in applying, risk factors associated with maintaining IT security, such as computer viruses, hackers, and denials of service; uses knowledge about current threats to identify flaws and weaknesses in the composition of system designs and defenses for the mission and mission critical data; specifies solutions and verifies solutions that have been implemented; displays mastery knowledge of cyber threats, vectors, and vulnerabilities; new and emerging information technology (IT) and cybersecurity technologies; applying communications techniques; and rapidly adjusts designs based on new defense, threat, and attack information.
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.
Evidence of the Selective Placement Factor must be reflected in your resume.
The Selective Placement Factor for this position is: Do you possess the experience in leading a team, providing guidance and technical direction ensuring basic work assignments are carried out?
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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