This announcement will remain open until April 27, 2022. Cut-off
dates for referral to hiring managers for selection consideration
will be established as needed by the agency. The first cut-off date
will be Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Due to high volume of applicants,
not all applicants will be considered.
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As an Information Technology Specialist (Information Security)
GS-14, you will perform the following duties:
- Implements higher-level security requirements such as those
relating from laws, regulations, and presidential directives;
- Integrates security programs across disciplines;
- Develops long-range plans for IT security systems that
anticipates, identify, evaluate, mitigate, and minimize risks
associated with IT systems vulnerabilities;
- Resolves integration issues related to the implementation of
new systems with the existing infrastructure; and
- Reviews proposed new systems, networks, and network software
designs for potential security risks.
Organizational Location: These positions are located in the
Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs
Enforcement, Office of the Chief Information Officer, in Altoona,
Pennsylvania, Austin, Texas, Boise, Idaho, Boston, Massachusetts,
Buffalo, New York, Chandler, Arizona, Dallas, Texas, Dover,
Delaware, Eagle Pass, Texas, Fort Snelling, Minnesota, Greenwood
Village, Colorado, Honolulu, Hawaii, Irving, Texas, Kansas City,
Missouri, Long Beach, California, Los Angeles, California,
Manchester, New Hampshire, McAllen, Texas, Midland, Texas, Rio
Rico, Arizona, San Bernardino, California, San Diego, California,
San Francisco, California, San Jose, California, Stennis Space
Center, Mississippi, Tukwila, Washington, and Washington, District
This is a non bargaining unit position.
Note: One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy
announcement. Applying to this announcement certifies that you give
permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for
Salary: The salary range indicated in this announcement will be
adjusted to include locality payment for selected duty location.
General Schedule locality pay tables may be found under Salaries &
View Common Definitions of terms found in this announcement.
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this
2210 Information Technology Management
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
- You must successfully pass a background investigation.
- You must successfully pass a drug screen.
- Males born after 12/31/59 must certify registration with
- Requirements by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must
meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
- Probationary Period: This is a full-time permanent position
(Career/Career-Conditional appointment). Upon appointment to this
position, you may be required to serve a one-year probationary
In order to be found minimally qualified for this position, you
must meet both the Basic Requirements and Minimum Qualifications as
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: You must have Information Technology related
experience, demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or
completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT
certification) which demonstrates proficiency in each of the
- Problem Solving: Identifying risks and issues and provide
recommendations for mitigation or resolution.
- Oral Communication: Leading a team in the analysis, planning,
establishment of requirements, and other related business,
management, and technical duties to initiate IT projects including
reporting on cost, schedule and performance.
- Customer Service: Generating performance measures, monitoring
achievements, reporting variances, responding to data calls and
contributing to briefing.
- Attention to Detail: Ensuring IT project adherence to
regulations and governance policies.
IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE BASIC REQUIREMENT, YOU MUST ALSO MEET
THE FOLLOWING MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
You qualify for the GS-14 grade level if you possess one (1)
year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 grade level
in the federal service, performing duties such as:
- Applies new information technology security developments to
ensure current guidelines are updated accurately;
- Applies project management principles and methods to gain an
overview knowledge of future IT enterprise infrastructure;
- Processes engineering concepts to comply with organizational
- Leads implementation activities;
- Assesses new systems design methodologies to improve software
Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of
this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to
National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer 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).
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.
Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel
Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current
or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been
within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C,
Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive
Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources
The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with
disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe
physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR
213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable
service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5
CFR 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps, VISTA volunteers, and persons
with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences,
and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you
are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete
with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for
non-competitive appointment and to understand the required
documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing
Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this
This job does not have an education qualification