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Grade: 15

To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must meet the requirements below.
You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service:
This experience must include Information Technology (IT) related experience that demonstrates each of the following four competencies: 1) Attention to Detail, 2) Customer Service, 3) Oral Communication and 4) Problem Solving.
Specialized experience for this position includes:
Experience that demonstrates accomplishment of computer project assignments that required a wide range of knowledge of computer requirements and techniques pertinent to the position to be filled
This knowledge is generally demonstrated through assignments that required the ability to analyze a number of alternative approaches in the process of advising management concerning major aspects of IT system design. This would include defining what system interrelationships must be considered, or what operating mode, system software, and/or equipment configuration is most appropriate for a given project.
In addition to the above you must meet the requirements below:
At this level your knowledge and experience must be sufficient to establish, implement, and interpret the requirements for agency compliance with higher level policy directives and executive orders governing infrastructure protection; coordinate the review and evaluation of the agency infrastructure protection program, including policies, guidelines, tools, methods, and technologies; identify current and potential problem areas; update or establish new requirements and make recommendations for a fully compliant infrastructure protection program to be implemented throughout the agency.
1 To be qualifying your experience must be sufficient to establish, implement and interpret the requirements for agency compliance with higher level policy directives and executive orders governing infrastructure protection. Do you have experience establishing new requirements and making recommendations for a fully compliant infrastructure protection program? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Do you have experience coordinating the review and evaluation of the agency infrastructure protection program, including policies, guidelines, tools, methods, and technologies? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Do you have experience identifying current and potential problem areas; Updating or establish new requirements; and making recommendations for a fully compliant infrastructure protection program to be implemented throughout the agency. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Which of the following is true about your specialized experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one (1) year of specialized experience.
  • I have less than one (1) year of specialized experience.

Grade: All Grades

Thank you for your interest in applying for the position of Information Technology Specialist. As stated in our vacancy announcement the basic qualification requirements are quite comprehensive.
1 What is your level of experience and education concerning IT security regulatory compliance requirements for an organization? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience or training.
  • I have working knowledge of the topic as part of my roles and responsibilities; which includes on-the-job and classroom training.
  • I have been considered the Subject Matter Expert, which includes advanced training and/or certifications.
Only select those locations to which you are willing to report and/or relocate; moving expenses are not authorized.
2 What is your level of experience and education concerning physical security? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience or training.
  • I have on-the job training.
  • I have working knowledge of the topic as part of my roles and responsibilities; which includes on-the-job and classroom training.
  • I have been considered the Subject Matter Expert, which includes advanced training and/or certifications.
3 What is your level of experience and education concerning security incident response? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience or training.
  • I have on-the job training.
  • I have working knowledge of the topic as part of my roles and responsibilities; which includes on-the-job and classroom training.
  • I have been considered the Subject Matter Expert, which includes advanced training and/or certifications.
4 What is your level of experience and education concerning risk management? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience or training.
  • I have on-the job training.
  • I have working knowledge of the topic as part of my roles and responsibilities; which includes on-the-job and classroom training.
  • I have been considered the Subject Matter Expert, which includes advanced training and/or certifications.
5 In the field of IT security, with which of the following do you have experience reducing associated risks? Answer to this question is required
  • Managing information confidentiality
  • Managing information integrity
  • Managing information availability
  • None of the above
6 What is your level of experience identifying security findings and taking corrective action to mitigate the associated risks? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience performing this task.
  • I have participated on a team or worked with a coworker to complete this task.
  • I have performed this task with direction from a senior employee or supervisor.
  • I have independent experience performing this task as a regular part of my job.
  • I have independent experience performing this task as a regular part of my job, and I am able to provide expert-level assistance and/or training to others.
7 In order to determine the effectiveness of our hiring strategies, the IRS would like know what first directed you to the www.USAjobs.gov website to apply. Please select one of the following. Answer to this question is required
  • Independently searched the USAJOBS website
  • Automated USAJOBS saved search notification
  • Posting on a job board or search agent other than USAJOBS (Monster, CareerBuilder, Indeed, LinkUp, etc.
    7.1 Please indicate the name of the job board or search agent other than USAJOBS you saw the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Social Media posting (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, on-line job fairs, etc.)
    7.1 Please indicate the name of the Social Media platform you saw the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • IRS Career Website
  • Referred by an IRS employee (other than a Recruiter/Program Manager)
  • Attended a recruitment event (Job/Career Fair, Open House, Meet & Greet, Meetup, etc.)
    7.1 Please indicate the name and state of the recruiting event. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • School/University announcement/career counselor
    7.1 Please indicate the name of the school/university of the announcement where you saw the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Third party referral, such as diversity or community organization, or employment office (Federal, state or local)
    7.1 Please indicate the name of the third party referral and the state you saw the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Newspaper (print/online)
    7.1 Please indicate the name of the newspaper and the state you saw the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Radio
    7.1 Please indicate the name of the radio station and state you heard the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Transit/Bus Advertisement
    7.1 Please indicate the city and state you saw the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Banner Advertisement - Major News Websites
    7.1 Please indicate the website. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Banner Advertisement - Movie Theater Websites
    7.1 Please indicate the website. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • IRS Post Card Mailing
  • Classified Advertisement Website (Craigslist, Angie‚Äôs List, etc.)
    7.1 Please indicate the name of the website, city and state. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Email from IRS Recruiter/Program Manager
  • Other
    7.1 Please specify. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I prefer not to answer
8 To qualify for this position and receive full credit for your relevant experience you must list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. Your resume must support your responses to the questions. Do you understand that failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified determination? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No