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$45,972 to $80,505 / Per Year
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Apply by: 2018-01-18 Published: 6 months ago

The candidate selected will perform applied cyber-security research for the Applied Cyber-security Division in the Information Technology Laboratory.Are you ready to explore your future with NIST?Your application package may be shared with other selecting officials at NIST with opportunities like the one you are applying to.

Additional selections may be made through this vacancy.

This announcement will close at 11:59 p.m.

Eastern Time on the date the first 100 applications are received or January 18, 2018 whichever comes first.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:1 full year of graduate level educationORSuperior Academic Achievement is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership.1.

Class standing -- Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses.2.

Grade-point average (G.P.A.)-- Applicants must have a grade-point average of:a.

3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum;orb.

3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.Grade-point averages are to be rounded to one decimal place.

For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9.3.

Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society -- Applicants can be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies listed below.

These honor societies are listed by the Association of College Honor Societies.

Agencies considering eligibility based on any society not included in the following list must ensure that the honor society meets the minimum requirements of the Association of College Honor Societies.

Membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision.ORExperience - 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.1.

Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.2.

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.3.

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.4.

Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.In addition to the above basic requirements, applicants must possess one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level (ZP-I at NIST) in the federal service.

Specialized experience is defined as experience supporting the development of cybersecurity standards, guidelines, and best practices in areas including identity management, security engineering, and cybersecurity education and workforce development programs; and interacting with government and industry officials.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).

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.Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains Federal qualification standards.

This handbook is available on the OPM website located at http:///

All qualified U.S. citizens