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Grade: 14

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Specialized Experience for the 14 level: To be qualified for this position at the GS-14 level, you must have at least one year of experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level that is directly related to the position and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes identifying cybersecurity threats and providing technical guidance on cybersecurity matters; as well as interpreting and making recommendations on cybersecurity policies and leading IT related projects.

Examples of such experience could include:
Carrying out activities that support critical infrastructure security and resilience, promote public-private partnerships, and work to engage the independent regulatory community with executive branch agencies;
OR
Working with financial sector IT, cybersecurity experts, technology developers and/or the R&D community to study, analyze, and describe risks for emerging technologies, recommend any appropriate mitigating security measures, or other measures to minimize risk;
OR
With supervisors general direction, proposing and drafting cybersecurity policy, guidance, or regulation interpretation, with major scope and impact (e.g., federal, US national, or multinational) for the financial services sector;
OR
Studying technologies, systems, and functions in the financial sector to identify new vulnerabilities and recommend any appropriate mitigating security measures; and
OR
Analyzing security of critical financial institutions or processes to assess risk and develop proposed mitigation strategies.
1 Select the answer that best describes your experience as it directly relates to the specialized experience statements. Answer to this question is required
  • I fully meet all aspects of the GS-14 level of specialized experience as defined in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet or exceed the specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement.
2 Do you have experience enhancing policies that address cyber incidents and physical hazards attacks against the financial sector? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: 15

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Specialized Experience for the 15 level: To be qualified for this position at the GS-15 level, you must have at least one year of experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level that is directly related to the position and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes performing work with significant scope/impact to promote critical infrastructure protection, cybersecurity, resilience, and/or reduction of operational risk within the financial services sector, one its sub-sectors, or at a critical financial institution.

Examples of such experience could include:

Leading activities that support critical infrastructure security and resilience, promote public-private partnerships, and work to engage the independent regulatory community with executive branch agencies;
OR
Planning and leading work with financial sector IT, cybersecurity experts, technology developers and/or the R&D community to study, analyze, and describe risks for emerging technologies, recommend any appropriate mitigating security measures, or other measures to minimize risk;
OR
Developing and interpreting cybersecurity policy, guidance, or regulation, with significant scope and impact (e.g., federal, US national, or multinational) on the financial services sector;
OR
Studying technologies, systems, networks, functions, sub-systems, etc., in the financial services sector to identify new vulnerabilities (security, resilience, operational risk) and recommend any appropriate mitigating security measures; and
OR
Analyzing key financial institutions or processes to understand their security and interdependence vulnerabilities, and developing proposed mitigation strategies.
1 Select the answer that best describes your experience as it directly relates to the specialized experience statements. Answer to this question is required
  • I fully meet all aspects of the GS-15 level of specialized experience as defined in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet or exceed the specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement.
2 Do you have proven proficiency and supportable (as evidenced in the resume) experience providing technical guidance and analysis on cybersecurity matters to inform leadership decision-makers (federal and/or private sector senior officials) in the financial services sector, a Presidentially-designated national critical infrastructure? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 Please give the dates/resume reference when you gained this experience. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
3 Do you have proven proficiency and supportable (as evidenced in the resume) experience developing internal goals, objectives, priorities, and plans to advance your office’s role in the cyber mission with regard to cyber critical infrastructure protection of the nation’s financial services sector? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 Please give the dates/resume reference when you gained this experience. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No

Grade: All Grades

1 Where did you learn about this Department of the Treasury job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • FedExperience website
  • USAJOBS website
  • Career Connector Notification
  • Community Organization
  • Employment Office (Federal/State or Local)
  • Friend/Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference, or Convention
  • Magazine
  • Newspaper
  • Public Notice or Service Announcement
  • Radio/TV
  • School, College, Counselor
  • Vacancy Announcement Posting
  • Professional Organization
  • Diversity Organization
  • LinkedIn
  • Other
If your application is incomplete, for example not providing the information or examples as requested or stating please see resume, N/A, etc. OR if a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your description of experience and/or education, your application will be marked ineligible and receive no further consideration for this announcement.
2 Are you currently serving or have you served in the last five years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 Please list the title, agency, and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to meet OPM Approval of your appointment, if selected. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
3 Are you currently serving or have you previously served in a Schedule A Appointment with the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 Please list the title, agency, and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to meet agency approval of your appointment, if selected. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
In addition to meeting specialized experience, for all positions, individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating proficiency in each of the four competencies listed below.
Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) 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. Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

4 Do you possess all four competencies listed above in your IT-related experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 From the list below, please check all the areas in which you have developed policies and programs for. Answer to this question is required
  • Financial Services Sector
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Exercise Design
  • Resilience
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Financial Institution
  • State of Federal Regulator
  • None of the above
6 Do you have proven proficiency and supportable (as evidenced in the resume) experience in representing a government agency or private entity at the highest level of that agency or industry? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    6.1 Please give the dates/resume reference when you gained this experience. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
7 Do you have proven proficiency and supportable (as evidenced in the resume) experience directing the operational implementation of security policies pertaining to sensitive critical infrastructure information systems in accordance with Executive Orders, Federal Laws and regulations? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    7.1 Please give the dates/resume reference when you gained this experience. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
8 Do you have proven proficiency and supportable (as evidenced in the resume) experience coordinating interagency and cross-sector groups to advance Treasury’s or that of a financial services sector organization’s cybersecurity goals? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    8.1 Please give the dates/resume reference when you gained this experience. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
9 From the list below, please check all the areas in which you have working experience. You will be required to state where in your resume this experience can be found. Answer to this question is required
  • Developing plans and processes to support national or international cyber incident response plans and processes.
  • Evaluating and making recommendations concerning overall plans and proposals for Treasury or large financial organizations on cybersecurity or critical infrastructure protection projects.
  • Implementing national level guidance in agency, standards, guidelines or policies for major security programs.
  • None of the above.
10 In which areas of Information Technology do you have experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Policy and Planning Weight
  • IT Security Weight
  • System Analysis
  • Application Software Development Weight
  • Operating Systems
  • Network Services Weight
  • Database Management Weight
  • Internet Services Weight
  • Systems Administration Weight
  • Customer Support Weight
  • Configuration management Weight
  • Disaster recover weight
  • Governance Weight
  • Identity Management Weight
  • None of the above.
11 Have you partnered with financial regulators or other financial services oversight stakeholders to continuously improve the oversight and outreach programs that drive strong cybersecurity practices in the financial sector? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    11.1 Please give the dates/resume reference when you gained this experience. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
12 Do you have proven proficiency and supportable (as evidenced in the resume) experience establishing and maintaining effective relationships with organization or agency officials and personnel responsible for critical infrastructure protection in the public and/or private sector? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    12.1 Please give the dates/resume reference when you gained this experience. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No