Job Title:Information Technology Specialist (NERC-CIP) GS-2210-14 (ROB-DEU)
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:Bureau of Reclamation
Job Announcement Number:BR-DO-2012-139
$103,771.00 to $134,899.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 to Wednesday, May 16, 2012
SERIES & GRADE:
FULL-TIME - Permanent
1 vacancy(s) in the following locations:
Lakewood, CO, USView Map
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:
All US Citizens and US Nationals
Reclamation is a contemporary water management agency. Reclamation is best known for Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River, and Folsom Dam on the American River. Today we are the largest wholesaler of water in the country and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the Western United States. Visit http://www.usbr.gov.
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Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-DO-2012-138 for current Federal Employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reienstatement eligible. If you are interested in applying under both announcement numbers, you must submit application packages for each.
Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a IT Specialist in the area of North-American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) -- Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP). You can make a difference in the West by assisting in the execution of the NERC-CIP Program for Reclamation. Would you enjoy ensuring the safe and efficient operation of Government facilities? Responsibilities include providing Leadership to achieve and maintain compliance with NERC-CIP.
LOCATION: Information Resources Office, IT Risk and Portfolio Management Division.
Relocation expenses are authorized with the exception of the Guaranteed Home Sale Provision. First-post-of-Duty relocation expenses are authorized for new appointments or reinstatement eligibles.
Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.
U.S. Citizenship or National;
Position is designated as an NCS-Secret, requires a security clearance.
You must submit resume and supporting documentation (See How to Apply);
You must meet specialized experience requirements (See Qualifications);
For veterans consideration, submit document(s) under Other Information;
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You will ultimately:
1. Serve as the NERC/CIP Program Manager within the Reclamation IT Risk and Portfolio Division.
2. Provide leadership, direction, guidance, and coordination to Reclamation in developing, planning and implementing the NERC/CIP Program.
3. Oversees the coordination and implementation of Reclamation's activities as they relate to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation's Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC-CIP) standards.
4. Provides expert knowledge of the security considerations and needs of specialized engineering or operations related IT systems sufficient to review and recommend security controls, practices, and policies for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems.
5. Serves as consultant and principal staff advisor to Reclamation on all program related issues and serves as Reclamation's authority on the interpretation and application of Information Technology Management Reform Act (Clinger-Cohen) of 1996, Appendix 3, the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA),NERC and the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC)standards.
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have specialized experience as defined below:
GS-14: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service.
DEFINITION OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience include: Skill in collaborating with other organizations subject to the same or similar regulations to establish greater influence in the creation and interpretation of NERC/CIP standards; expert knowledge of the security considerations and needs of specialized engineering or operations related IT systems sufficient to enable the incumbent to review and recommend security controls, practices, and policies for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, and mastery knowledge of Governmental, Departmental, and Reclamation policies and directives affecting IT systems and IT security needs sufficient to implement the NER/CIP compliance program across disciplines and organizational boundaries; define the scope and level of detail necessary in policies, practices and guidance; and establish the applicability of related policy materials to Reclamation’s critical cyber assets, including FISMA requirements.
These examples are not all inclusive.
You must meet all qualification requirements, including time-in-grade restrictions and any selective factors, by the closing date of this announcement.
TIME-IN-GRADE: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Human Resources (HR) will review resumes and transcript(s) if applicable, to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Applicants determined best qualified will be referred to the selecting official. Applicants will be further evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) through your resume and responses to the online questions.
1. Demonstrated ability to provide Reclamation-wide leadership to achieve and maintain compliance with NERC/CIP standards.
2. Demonstrated ability to manage compliance programs.
3. Demonstrated knowledge of NERC/CIP, WECC, and FISMA statutes, regulations, and guidelines.
4. Demonstrated ability to coordinate and integrate NERC/CIP activities with Federal, state, and local organizations.
5. Demonstrated skill in communicating effectively to varied audiences, both orally and in writing.
Applicant's answers to questions will be verified against information provided in their online resume. Be sure that the resume clearly supports the responses to all the questions by addressing experience, education and/or training relevant to this position.
Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. Applicants who exaggerate or falsify their experience and/or education may be removed from employment consideration.
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Working for the Bureau of Reclamation offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit: www.usajobs.gov/Ei/benefits.asp.
--Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. For more information visit: http://www.sss.gov.
-- Equal Employment Opportunity: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.
HOW TO APPLY:
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Applications (resume and assessment questionnaire) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. When you're ready to apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button at the side of any page. This vacancy is being announced through Bureau of Reclamation's Hiring System--HireMe. For more information about the HireMe system and the registration process, visit: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/hireme.html.
As part of the on-line application process, applicants may be required to submit supporting documents. Failure to submit the requested supporting documents may result in your not being considered for this position.
Options for submitting supporting documentation include Auto Requested Fax or uploading from your USAJOBS profile - instructions provided during the online application process. In addition, you may E-mail your supporting documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax directly to the HR Office at 303-445-6349, mail to Denver Federal Center (DFC) 6th and Kipling BLDG 67, Rm. 348, Denver, CO 80225 OR hand-deliver to HR Office, DFC 6th and Kipling BLDG 67, Rm. 348, Denver, CO 80225. Include your name and the vacancy number on all the supporting document(s). This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at the phone number shown at the bottom of this page. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume (with dates of employment, i.e. years and months), an on-line assessment questionnaire, and the following supporting documents, as appropriate:
-- DD-214, CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE FROM ACTIVE DUTY: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214, and you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.
-- For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation requested by this form.
-- For 5-point veterans' preference, submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), or an 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 proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
--For information on veteran's eligibility visit: www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp
-- CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP-ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified, i.e. meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements and score at least 70 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
HR Service Center
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
P.O. Box 25007
DFC, Bldg. 67
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
After all application packages have been received, resumes and transcripts will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. Each applicant who meets the basic qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. Best-qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official. After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted. A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications. Applicants should monitor their status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation, by regularly checking their public status notifications in their USAJOBS profile.