U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

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Announcement Number:
NOC Merit-2018-0082
Hiring Agency:
Bureau of Land Management
Position Title:
Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (Security)
Open Period:
05/24/2018 - 06/21/2018 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Series/Grade:
GS - 2210 15
Salary:
(USD) $121,280 - (USD) $157,663
Promotion Potential:
GS-15
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Location Negotiable After Selection, US
For More Info:
Cara Dover
303-236-6104
cdover@blm.gov

Overview

Who May Apply:
All current or former federal employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility; CTAP and ICTAP eligibles within the local commuting area; and Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) Eligibles

Persons eligible under Special Hiring Authorities

All former PLC members who within the past 120 days have completed all requirements of a creditable PLC project.
Security Clearance Required:
Top Secret/SCI
Duration Appointment:
This is a permanent position.
Marketing Statement:
BLM is seeking a proven leader with excellent communication skills to join the team as the Associate Chief Information Security Officer.

The BLM manages more land - 245 million surface acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western States, including Alaska. The BLM, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Summary:
Announcement amended to show the position is structured within the Division of IT Security, which is located at the BLM's Headquarters in Washington, DC.  The duty location is negotiable at any BLM Office.

Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.

For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website.  For information about BLM locations, please visit BLM Locations.

Salary shown is from the Rest of the United States (RUS) pay table. Additional information about salary tables may be found at Pay Tables on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website.
Supervisory Position:
Yes
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

3 to 5 nights a month

Duties

The Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (Security) performs the following duties:

Supervise a highly technical IT security team critical to the protection of Bureau and Departmental information assets.

Responsible for the security of information and systems supporting Bureau assets including budget formulation and execution, security auditing, security awareness training, business security policy, and compliance reporting.

Oversee development of IT security policy within assigned Bureau that advances secure IT solutions and services residing on a reliable, secure, cost efficient and effective supporting infrastructure.

Responsible for reporting on the performance of the bureau-wide IT Security Program and the development of Bureau IT security policies and procedures.

Manage, regulate, assess, and report of Bureau IT security, and ongoing assessment for compliance with Department, Federal, and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) policies, directives, guidelines, and best practices.

Ensure Bureau information system confidentiality, integrity and availability, and the prevention and defense against unauthorized access to systems, networks, and data

Coordinate implementation of the Departmental IT Risk Management Framework, Assessment and Authorization

Provide oversight in the monitoring of all Bureau systems development and operations for IT security compliance.

Oversee systems security evaluations, audits, and reviews.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the specialized experience as defined in the announcement or vacancy questions. In addition, your responses to the questions must be adequately reflected in your resume.
Key Requirements:
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections.
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license, nor can you;
  • Have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land.
  • Direct Deposit Required.
  • Background Investigation Required.
  • Education Requirements:
    Evaluations:
    Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If qualified, your score may range from 70-100 points. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position:
    • Ability assess IT security program issues and establish clearly defined goals and expectations for an IT security workforce.
    • Knowledge of the challenges and issues in areas of overall IT Security and Industrial Control System Security and ability to advise senior leadership.
    • Knowledge of all relevant laws, policies, regulations, and procedures applicable to IT security.
    • Knowledge of risk management and how it is utilized within an IT security program.
    Qualifications:
    In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the one year of specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade (GS-14) of the position to be filled. Examples: performing, managing and directing work of other Information Technology (IT) security professionals that results in enhancing the IT security program and its effectiveness; ensuring that IT security controls are in place and followed to meet the ever changing IT security requirements while allowing the bureau to meet its mission; examining and interpreting National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Department security policies, practices, and guidance; experience in working within all Federal laws, regulations, policies, directives, and guidelines, pertaining to IT and government acquisition; experience assessing the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) Organizational Assessment (OA) requirements for IT security compliance, and experience presenting on-going IT security roadmaps/plans to senior management in order to garner understanding and support for the IT Security program.

    AND

    Basic Requirements: 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.
    1. Attention to Detail
     - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

    2. Customer Service - Works with clients and customers 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 to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information 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. 

    You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604.  If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits:
    Review our Benefits
    Other Information:
    Supervisory Probationary Period: If you are selected for this position, you will be required to serve a one year supervisory/managerial probationary period, if one has not previously been completed.

    Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.

    Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.

    CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they receive a minimum score of 90 based on the rating criteria used for this position.

    The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

    THIS IS A DRUG TESTING DESIGNATED POSITION. In accordance with Executive Order 12564, and under the Department’s Drug Free Workplace Program:  Applicant(s) tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use and to pass the test prior to appointment.  In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use.

    This position is designated as a SPECIAL SENSITIVE National Security position. Prior to appointment (Entrance on Duty), it requires a fully completed and favorably adjudicated National Security Background Investigation (SSBI or SSBI-PR) that is current (within the last 5 years). Once employed, further processing for special access approval (SCI) will also occur. No Waivers allowed.

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:
    To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items: 1. your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2. your resume; and 3. applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement. 

    Click on the "Apply" button and login to MY USAJOBS.

    If you haven't already registered with USAJOBS, select the “Create a new account” link. You will be required to create a user name and password, complete a questionnaire and upload, paste or type a resume into USAJOBS.

    If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login information, select the Forgot your username or password? link.

    Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time by the closing date of this announcement.

    If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact the HR Office at Cara Dover, 303-236-6104 or cdover@blm.gov

    If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the internet) you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.
    Required Documents:
    Resumes must show relevant experience and other information.  Your resume must list your education and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week and salary information.  Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). You are welcome to submit a cover letter (optional).  

    In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:

    Current and former Federal employees with competitive eligibility: Submit a copy of your most recent (non-award) SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or equivalent document that verifies current position information (title, grade, etc), tenure (block 24, code 1 or 2) and Competitive Status (block 34, code 1). Also, submit any SF-50s that document your highest grade held permanently or temporarily.

    Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.

    Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans: you will need to submit documentation to show your veterans' preference, years of active military service, and character of service (type of discharge).

    Former PLC Member: Submit a copy of your “Certificate of Eligibility for Noncompetitive Hiring” along with a copy of your “PLC Participant Verification Work Hours Sheet.”

    If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under other noncompetitive special appointing authorities, you MUST submit proof of this eligibility.

    You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.

    Auto-Requested Fax: allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume.

    Uploading Documents: instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager.  Do not use both options.

    Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application.

    Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.

    READ THIS: It is the responsibility of the applicant to illustrate that all eligibility requirements are met. This includes ensuring your resume / application documents specific information on each employment listed. Specifically, you must document Agency/Company Name, supervisor's name and contact information, position title, grade/series/salary, and employment dates to include month, day and year. Failure to do so may result in your application being disqualified. If you have questions regarding the necessary documentation to include, contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement prior to the closing date of the announcement.
    What to Expect Next:
    You will receive notification via email, generally within 2 weeks of the closing date of the announcement, as to whether or not your name was referred to the selecting official.

    You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBS account.