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Announcement Number:
CFTC-DMO-2018-0005
Hiring Agency:
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Position Title:
Systems Risk Analyst
Open Period:
05/14/2018 - 05/29/2018

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
CT - 1101 12/13/14
Salary:
USD $96,417 - USD $211,446
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Full Time
Promotion Potential:
CT-14
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Washington DC, DC, US
Chicago, IL, US
Kansas City, MO, US

New York, NY, US
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
Heidi Challe
202-418-5580
hchalle@cftc.gov

Overview

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

We will accept applications from all U.S. Citizens

Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Permanent
Appointment Type Details:
Permanent
Marketing Statement:
Apply now for an exciting opportunity at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). With an expanded mission and authority to include oversight of the swap markets, the CFTC continues to protect the American public by promoting market integrity, transparency and preventing and prosecuting fraud, manipulation and other abuse in the futures and options markets.  Please visit www.cftc.gov to learn more about the CFTC.
Summary:
This position is located in the Compliance Branch of the Division of Market Oversight (DMO).  The mission of the Division of Market Oversight (DMO) is to foster open, transparent, fair, competitive and secure markets through clear rules and effective oversight of derivatives markets and market participants.  DMO seeks to be the world’s foremost authority on the rapidly evolving derivatives markets.
Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
25% or less

Occasional Travel

Duties

At the full performance level, you will serve as a Systems Risk Analyst in the Compliance Branch (Branch) of the Division of Market Oversight (DMO), as senior staff of the Branch's Market Continuity Program (MCP).  Using advanced knowledge of information technology (IT) concepts and of standards, guidelines, and best practices regarding system safeguards and security control reviews, you will conduct the CFTC's oversight of compliance by Designated Contract Markets (DCMs), Swap Data Repositories (SDRs), and Swap Execution Facilities (SEFs) with the system safeguards requirements of the Commodity Exchange Act (Act) and CFTC regulations.  Additionally you will;



  • Plan and conduct System Safeguards Examinations (SSEs) of all DCMs, SDRs, and SEFs, to evaluate the reliability, cyber and physical security, adequate scalable capacity, internal oversight, and testing of their automated trading and data reporting systems

  • Serve as one of DMO's senior IT and system safeguards experts for performance of system safeguards oversight that is complex, sensitive, and of high importance to the mission of the CFTC.

  • Serve as an expert on teams conducting system safeguards examinations (SSEs) of DCMs, SEFs, and SDRs to assess their compliance with the system safeguards requirements of the Act and Commission regulations. SSEs address DCM, SEF, and SDR compliance with core principles requiring the regulatee to:  establish and maintain a program of risk oversight to identify and minimize sources of operational risk through development of appropriate controls and procedures and development of automated systems that are reliable, secure, and have adequate scalable capacity; establish and maintain emergency procedures, backup facilities, and a plan for disaster recovery that allow for the timely recovery and resumption of operations and the fulfillment of the duties and obligations of the [regulatee]; and periodically conduct tests to verify that backup resources are sufficient.

  • SSEs focus on seven risk oversight program areas, including:

    1. Enterprise risk management and governance;

    2. Information security;

    3. Business continuity and disaster recovery, including pandemic planning;

    4. Capacity and performance planning;

    5. Systems operations;

    6. Systems development and quality assurance; and

    7. Physical security and environmental controls.



  • In leading or participating on an SSE team, the incumbent will:

  • organize and conduct review of documents provided by the DCM, SDR, or SEF examined;

  • conduct extended on-site interviews, as a senior expert on the interview team, with regulatee senior management and technical staff;

  • apply extensive, expert knowledge of risk oversight, IT principles, appropriate controls and procedures, and best practices for automated systems to the analysis of information developed in the course of the SSE, and play a significant participatory role at an expert level in MCP staff determination of appropriate findings and recommendations;

  • draft a detailed report of MCP findings and recommendations;

  • participate as a senior-level expert in communicating findings and recommendations to senior management and technical staff of the DCM, SDR, or SEF examined; and

  • assess the efficacy and timeliness of corrective action taken by the DCM, SDR, or SEF


Represents the MCP on DMO teams reviewing applications from entities seeking designation as a DCM or registration as an SDR or SEF. Serves as an expert in technical reviews by MCP staff of the applicant's compliance with system safeguards requirements for entities seeking the designation or registration in question.  Expertly communicates with applicants during the registration or designation process and participates as a senior-level expert in MCP staff evaluation of applicant sufficiency in light of applicable system safeguards requirements, and drafts system safeguards-related portions of related reports and registration or designation orders.  May be required to independently conduct such technical reviews, including on-site data center visits.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
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Key Requirements:
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background/Security Investigation
  • Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Education Requirements:
    Evaluations:
    Selective Placement Factor: This position requires a special qualification that has been determined to be essential to perform the duties of the position and will be used as a screen out element. If the selective placement factor experience is not documented in your resume you will not receive further consideration under this announcement. In addition to the specialized experience requirement this position has the following selective placement factor(s)

    Applicants must have experience using information security principles to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems and its information.

    You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills and abilities) in the following areas:
    • Information Technology Architecture - Knowledge of an electronic trading environment's systems and network architecture in order to assess the effectiveness of redundancy, security controls and extensibility and to understand the characteristics and interrelationships between systems within this environment. 
    • Technical Competence - Ability to plan, schedule, and manage technical projects.
    • Written and Oral Communication - Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and effective manner, both orally and in writing, in order to prepare reports that document analysis, findings, and conclusions.
    Your application will be evaluated and rated under CFTC Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran’s preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.
    Qualifications:

    CT-12 Level: To qualify for the CT-12 level you must meet the Selective Placement Factor listed below and have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS/CT-11 level).

    Specialized experience is defined as experience applying knowledge of IT concepts, standards, guidelines, and techniques regarding system safeguards and security control reviews. 

    CT-13 Level: To qualify for the CT-13 level you must meet the Selective Placement Factor listed below and have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS/CT-12 level).  

    Specialized experience is defined as experience applying knowledge of IT concepts, standards, guidelines, and techniques regarding system safeguards and security control reviews; experience in oversight of compliance on systems of an electronic trading environment; experience in evaluating the reliability, cyber and physical security, scalable capacity, internal oversight, and testing of automated trading and data reporting systems; and experience in evaluating emergency procedures, backup facilities, and disaster recovery plans electronic trading systems. 


    CT-14 Level: To qualify for the CT-14 level you must meet the Selective Placement Factor listed below and have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS/CT-13 level).  

    Specialized experience is defined as experience through which one has gained a mastery knowledge of systems and network architecture sufficient to: understand and discuss the functional characteristics of and interrelationships between sub-systems and linked systems of an electronic trading environment; assess the existence and effectiveness of redundancy, security controls and extensibility within that electronic trading environment; read and interpret system and network physical and logical diagrams.


    Selective Placement Factor:  Applicants must have experience using information security principles to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems and its information.

    One or more professional certifications in the following system safeguards and IT field are highly desired:   



    • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP);

    • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA);

    • Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP);

    • Certified Data Center Professional (CDCP);

    • Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (COEIT);

    • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP);

    • Certified Authorization Professional (CAP);

    • Certified Security Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP);

    • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA);

    • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM);

    • Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC);

    • Certified Functional Continuity Professional (CFCP);

    • Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP);

    • Business Continuity Certified Planner (BCCP);

    • Business Continuity Certified Lead Auditor (BCCLA);

    • Disaster Recovery Certified Specialist (DRCS).  

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits:
    We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, employer paid dental, medical benefits, Life Cycle Fund and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. Explore the major benefits offered to CFTC employees at http://www.cftc.gov/About/Careers/EmployeeBenefits/index.htm.
    Agency Benefits:
    Veterans Preference.  If you are entitled to veteran preference, you should indicate the type of veteran preference you are claiming on your resume.
    • In order to verify your veteran preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
    • In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, “Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference,” and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.
    • Although veteran preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described under “How You Will Be Evaluated,” veteran preference eligible are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified. In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-disconnected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest quality category (i.e., Best Qualified).
    Other Information:
    Relocation. Relocation expenses will not be paid.

    Must serve a one year probationary period.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.ICTAP candidates MUST submit:
    1. A copy of their agency reduction-in-force notice;
    2. A copy of your most recent Performance Rating;
    3. A copy of your most recent SF-50 noting current or last position held, the grade level, and the duty location; and
    4. A copy of your notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function outside the local commuting area or documentation showing you were separated as a result of RIF or declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function outside the local commuting area.
    Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP).Provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the CFTC with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If CFTC has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must rate equivalent to the Well Qualified or better category using established rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

    The following links provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities: 1. VRA - http://federaljobs.net/veterans.htm 2. VEOA - http://opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp 3. 30% or more disabled veteran - http://opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp 4. Persons with disabilities - http://www.opm.gov/DISABILITY/ 5. CTAP - http://www.opm.gov/ctap/ 6. ICTAP - http://www.opm.gov/ctap/

    EEO Policy Statement. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

    Reasonable Accommodation. Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:
    YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE. Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement. You must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at USAJOBS. To begin, click the Apply Online button near the bottom of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents. To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at USAJOBS and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue. If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by e-mail at mgshelp@monster.com or phone at 866.656.6831. The help desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST.

    The law prohibits public officials from appointing, promoting, or recommending their relatives. The law prohibits requesting, making, transmitting, accepting, or considering political recommendations for employment or other personnel actions for non-political positions. This includes recommendations from Members of Congress, Congressional employees, elected state or local officials, and political party officials and any recommendation based on party affiliation.
    Required Documents:
    You must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:
    • Resume showing relevant experience
    • Answers to the occupational questionnaire (vacancy announcement questions).
    Optional Documents:

    1. Cover Letter

    2. Writing Sample  

    If you are requesting veterans’ preference you must submit (as applicable):
    • Copy of Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty);
    • Standard Form (SF) 15, “Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference;
    • VA Letter
    Next Steps:
    Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on “Application Status,” and then click “More Information.”