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IT Specialist (INFO SEC) USA Department Of Energy,

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IT Specialist (INFO SEC) USA Department Of Energy,

Post Posted: Oct 20, 08 21:32

IT Specialist (INFO SEC)

Salary Range: 51,734.00 - 105,918.00 USD per year

Open Period: Friday, October 17, 2008
to Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Series & Grade: GS-2210-09/12 Position Information: Full-Time

Please follow this link to go directly to the Bonneville Power
Administration vacancy announcement: www.JOBS.Bpa.gov/job_s...-09-DH.doc

Promotion Potential: 12 Duty Locations: 1 vacancy - Portland, OR
Who May Be Considered:
Applications will be accepted from United States citizens.
Job Summary:

The Bonneville Power Administration, headquartered in Portland,
Oregon, is a federal agency under the U.S. Department of Energy. BPA
serves the Pacific Northwest through operating an extensive
electricity transmission system and marketing wholesale electrical
power at cost from federal dams, one non-federal nuclear plant and
other nonfederal hydroelectric and wind energy generation facilities.
BPA aims to be a national leader in providing high reliability, low
rates consistent with sound business principles, responsible
environmental stewardship and accountability to the region.

For information on BPA’s Mission, Vision and Core Values, please click
on the following link: About BPA.

Key Requirements:
TO APPLY GO TO: www.jobs.bpa.gov
Pre-Appointment Background Investigation is Required.

Major Duties:
Join us in this exciting opportunity to support BPA’s Office of Cyber
Security! This position plans and carries out a variety of
challenging and complex assignments involved in ensuring the
confidentiality, integrity, and availability of BPA systems, networks,
and data through the planning, analysis, development, implementation,
maintenance and enhancement of information systems security programs,
policies, procedures, and tools. The incumbent performs any or all of
the following activities: develops, implements, and coordinates
activities designed to ensure, protect, and restore IT systems,
services, and capabilities; monitors and evaluates systems’ compliance
with IT security requirements; provides advice and guidance in
implementing IT security policies and procedures in the development
and operation of network systems; plans and coordinates the delivery
of an IT security awareness training program; updates the
organization’s contingency or disaster recovery plans to respond to
new security requirements or changes in the IT architecture; plans and
conducts security accreditation reviews for installed systems or
networks, and recommends new or revised security measures and
countermeasures; evaluates new security authentication technologies;
identifies and specifies information systems security requirements
associated with migrations to new environments; develops
specifications to ensure compliance with security requirements at the
systems or LAN level; and/or ensures proper protection of evidence
used in investigating computer crimes.

You must have one year of specialized experience at a level close to
the work of this job that has given you the particular knowledge,
skills, and abilities required to successfully perform. Typically we
would find this experience in work within this field or a field that
is closely related.

Note: In order to be rated as qualified for the position, we must be
able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement
- please be sure to include this information in your application. To
be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to the
next lower grade of the position to be filled. Applicants who have
qualifying experience performed on less than a full-time basis must
specify the percentage and length of time spent in performance of such


GS-09: Experience in which the applicant participated in defining
information technology requirements and implemented and supported
information technology applications but was not involved in cyber
security activities.

GS-11: Experience in which the applicant participated in a variety of
cyber security activities designed to ensure, protect, and restore IT
systems, services, and capabilities.

GS-12: Experience in which the applicant planned and carried out a
variety of information technology assignments associated with cyber
security to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of
IT systems, networks, and data through the planning, analysis,
development, implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of
information systems security programs, policies, procedures, and

Substitution of education for experience: Completion of graduate level
education in the amounts shown below, in addition to meeting the basic
requirements, is qualifying at the GS-9 and GS-11 level if it provided
the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the
position. Note: If substituting education for specialized
experience, you must submit college transcripts with your application
(copies are acceptable.)

For GS-11: 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate
education leading to a Ph D or Ph. D. or equivalent doctoral degree in
a related field may be substituted for experience at the GS-11 grade
level. You must submit all relevant transcripts (both undergraduate
and graduate) with your application.

How You Will Be Evaluated:
You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum
qualifications required; and on the extent to which your application
shows that you possess the knowledges, skills, and abilities
associated with this position as defined below. When describing your
knowledges, skills, and abilities, please be sure to give examples and
explain how often you used these skills, the complexity of the
knowledge you possessed, the level of the people you interacted with,
the sensitivity of the issues you handled, etc. Failure to submit
narrative responses to the KSAs may negatively affect your eligibility
and/or rating.

1. Cyber Security: Knowledge of, and skill in applying, methods for
evaluating, implementing, and disseminating IT security tools and
procedures, IT security certification and accreditation requirements,
network operations and protocols, and computer forensics principles
sufficient to develop, implement, and coordinate activities designed
to ensure, protect, and restore IT systems, services, and
capabilities; monitor and evaluate systems’ compliance with IT
security requirements; provide advice and guidance in implementing IT
security policies and procedures in the development and operation of
network systems; and ensure proper protection of evidence used in
investigating computer crimes. (Provide specific examples of your
experience in developing, implementing, and coordinating activities
designed to ensure, protect, and restore IT systems, services and
capabilities, including the activities described above.)

2. Cyber Security Directives and Guidelines: Ability to interpret
and apply policies, directives, and guidelines applicable to cyber
security and to develop or recommend proposed implementing policies,
directives, and guidelines. (Provide specific examples of the
proposed implementing policies, directives, and guidelines you
developed or recommended. Also describe any policies, directives, and
guidelines you modified, adapted, and/or implemented but did not

3. Analytical Methods: Knowledge of, and skill in applying,
analytical methods and practices sufficient to conduct analyses and
recommend resolution of complex issues affecting cyber security.
(Provide specific examples of the analyses you conducted and their
results. Describe approaches you recommended to resolve complex
issues affecting cyber security.)

4. Communication: Skill in effective oral and written communication
sufficient to communicate complex technical requirements to non-
technical personnel; develop and deliver briefings, project papers,
status/staff reports, and correspondence to foster understanding and
acceptance of findings and recommendations and to present, explain,
and defend controversial issues and persuade program managers and
other decision-making officials with widely differing goals and
interests to follow a recommended course of action consistent with
established policies, objectives, and regulations. (Describe
situations in which you communicated verbally, in writing, and through
effective presentations, including the purpose and result of that
communication. For example, describe specific instances in which you
communicated to present, explain, and defend controversial findings to
influence, persuade, or motivate others; to plan, coordinate, or
advise on work efforts; and/or to obtain, clarify, or provide facts or

5. Interpersonal Relationships: Ability to use consensus building,
negotiating, coalition building, and conflict resolution techniques
sufficient to establish and maintain effective working relationships
and to interact appropriately in highly charged emotional situations
for the purpose of influencing managers or other officials to accept
and implement findings and recommendations for justifying and
resolving matters involving significant or controversial issues.
(Describe your experience in establishing and maintaining working
relationships and the purpose and results of those relationships.)

You may participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program,
with costs shared with your employer. More info:

Life insurance coverage is provided. More info: www.usajobs.gov/jobext...o.asp#life

Long-Term Care Insurance is offered and carries into your retirement.
More info: www.usajobs.gov/jobext...o.asp#ltci

New employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees
Retirement System (FERS). If you are transferring from another agency
and covered by CSRS, you may continue in this program. More info:

You will earn annual vacation leave. More info: www.usajobs.gov/jobext...o.asp#VACA

You will earn sick leave. More info: www.usajobs.gov/jobext...o.asp#SKLV

You will be paid for federal holidays that fall within your regularly
scheduled tour of duty. More info: www.usajobs.gov/jobext...o.asp#HOLI

Other Information:
This is a recruitment bulletin to gather applications for this
position. Applicants will be hired under a Government-wide direct
hire authority (for which competition is not required).

This is a permanent position.

The full performance level of this position is GS-12.

This position may be filled at the GS-09, GS-11 or GS-12 level. You
must indicate on your application the grade levels for which you are
applying. Candidates hired at less than full-performance level may be
promoted without further competition when assigned higher-level duties
and meeting all qualification requirements.

You must submit all required information by the closing date. If
materials are not received, your application will be evaluated solely
on the information available and you may not receive full
consideration or may not be considered eligible.

*Initial cutoff date: 10/30/08 . Applications received by the initial
cutoff date will receive first consideration. Applications received
after this date will be considered only if needed. It is to your
advantage to apply early.

How To Apply:
You must submit your application so that it will be received by the
closing date of the announcement.

must submit a complete application (INCLUDING KSA RESPONSES) as listed
in the "HOW TO APPLY" section of the vacancy announcement. Please
follow this link to go directly to the Bonneville Power Administration
vacancy announcement: www.JOBS.Bpa.gov/job_s...-09-DH.doc

Please indicate the lowest grade or salary you are willing to accept.
If not indicated, we will only consider you at the highest grade for
which you qualify.

If you are a current or former federal employee with reinstatement
eligibility, you must submit a copy of your last Notification of
Personnel Action (SF50) showing your position, title, series, grade
and eligibility.

Contact Information:
Human Resources - NHR-1
Phone: 1-877-975-4272
Fax: 503-230-3149

Or write:
Bonneville Power Administration
P.O. Box 3621
Portland, OR 97208-3621
Fax: 503-230-3149

What To Expect Next:
You will receive notification that we have received your application.
This notification will also explain our process in more detail.

You may check the status of closed vacancy announcements on our
website at: www.jobs.bpa.gov/Job_S...index.aspx

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

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.

Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were
separated under honorable conditions may be eligible for veterans'
preference. For service beginning after October 15, 1976, the veteran
must have served the required length of time and have a Campaign
Badge, Expeditionary Medal, a service-connected disability, or have
served in the Gulf War between August 2, 1990, and January 2, 1992.

The Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) gives veterans access
to job vacancies that might otherwise be closed to them. The law
allows eligible veterans to compete for vacancies advertised under
agency's promotion procedures when the agency is seeking applications
from outside of its own workforce.

To claim veterans' preference, veterans should be ready to provide a
copy of their DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active
Duty, or other proof. Veterans with service connected disability and
others claiming 10 point preference will need to submit Form SF-15,
Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference.

For more specifics on all veterans employment issues such as Veterans
preference or special appointing authorities see the VetGuide.

Social Security Number - Your Social Security Number is requested
under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your
records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As
allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number
is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks,
and others who may know you. Failure to provide your Social Security
Number on your application materials, will result in your application
not being processed

Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information
requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and
is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

Signature - Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and
certify the accuracy of the information in your application.

False Statements - If you make a false statement in any part of your
application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin
work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other
disciplinary action.

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.
Chris Wagoner
Police Commander/ Computer Crime Investigator/ Forensic Specialist & Instructor
Santa Fe Community College Police Department / Institute of Public Safety