About the Position:This recruitment is for an IT Specialist (InfoSec) (Recent Graduate), GS-2210 7/9/11/12 developmental position with the US Army Corps of Engineers, ACE-IT, Cyber Security Directorate.
This announcement is for the GS-07 entry position.
The GS-09 and GS-11 grade for this position are being recruited on a separate Announcement SWHB185342614292PR.NOTE: Location is negotiable upon selection and salary ranges vary according to the geographic area locality tables.
Rates shown under salary range is for the Rest of United States Special Rate Pay Table and are only a guide.
Salary will depend upon the selectee's duty location.
Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program.
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After Program completion, Department of the Army Recent Graduates MAY be converted to a permanent position or to a term position (a project-based term of employment lasting between one and four years).
To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Recent Graduates must:Successfully completed at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program.EXCEPTION: Positions in the Instructional Systems (GS-1750) series, Operations Research (GS-1515) series, Accounting and Budget (GS-05XX) series, and all occupations covered by the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) require a 24-month appointment period in order to complete the training and/or certification requirements specific to each occupation prior to conversion.Demonstrate successful job performance.Meet the Office of Personnel Management's qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted To learn more, please visit the Office of Personnel Management webpage, Hiring Authorities: Students & Recent Graduates.
Who May Apply: Positions are open to: Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.
Students may apply within six months of meeting their education requirements.Preference eligible veterans who were precluded from applying due to their military service obligation begin their two-year eligibility period upon release or discharge from active duty.
Eligibility for these veterans cannot exceed six years after degree or certificate completion.
Experience: 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.Specialized Experience: To qualify at the GS-07 grade level: To qualify, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS-05).
Specialized experience is defined as performing at least 1 out of the 3 following duties: 1)Reviewing IT security threats for indication of potential intrusion OR 2)Performing Cyber Forensic analysis, digital evidence preservation, application vulnerabilities and exploitation OR 3) Experience monitoring security events and intrusion logs.
All experience areas shall additionally demonstrate each of the following competencies: 1) Attention to detail, 2) Customer Service, 3) Oral Communication, and 4) Problem Solving.
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify.
For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below:Education Substitution for the GS-07:Bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement in one of the following fields: computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks.
Superior Academic Achievement: S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-II/s2-e5.htm (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)OR1 year of full-time graduate education in one of the following fields: computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks.
One year is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study.
If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full time study requirement.
(Note:You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)OR Combination of successfully completed graduate level education from an accredited college or university and specialized experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.
For example, if you have some specialized experience, but less than one year; and you have some graduate education, but less than one year; you may compute the percentage of the requirements that you meet.
To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12.
Then divide your semester hours of graduate education by 18.
Add the two percentages.
The total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify.
Only graduate level education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be combined with experience.(Note:You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)
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