Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and TechnologyWashington, DC
Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
IT Program Manager ==================
##### Department of Veterans Affairs
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology
##### Office of Information & Technology, Office of Information Security, Business Office
- ##### Open & closing dates
08/31/2019 to 09/09/2019
- ##### Service
- ##### Pay scale & grade
- ##### Salary
$137,849 to $166,500 per year
- ##### Appointment type
- ##### Work schedule
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC
##### Relocation expenses reimbursed
##### Telework eligible
Yes as determined by agency policy
- Duties ------
***The first 50 qualified and eligible candidates who applied will be considered for referral to the selecting official. Additional candidates will be referred based on hiring needs.***
This position serves as the IT Program Manager and Enterprise Cybersecurity Architect, for Office of the Executive Director for Enterprise Cybersecurity Strategy and is the IT Program Manager and lead authority in the design, development, integration and implementation of the VA enterprise cybersecurity architecture.
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**Work Schedule:** Mon-Fri, 8am - 4:30pm **Compressed/Flexible Schedule:** Available. **Telework:** May be available upon supervisory approval **Virtual:** This is not a virtual position. **Position Description Title/PD\#: IT Program Manager/** 167720 **Relocation/Recruitment Incentives:** Not Authorized **Financial Disclosure Report:** Not Required **Physical Requirements:** The work is sedentary. Some work may require walking and standing in conjunction with travel and attendance at meetings and conferences away from the work site. May carry light items such as paper, books, or small parts, or drive a motor vehicle. The work does not require any special physical effort.
- Oversees the assessment, design, development, integration and implementation of Department-wide cybersecurity architecture initiatives across the VA enterprise. - Details and describes how cybersecurity system attributes are maintained inclusive of confidentiality, integrity, and availability, with accountability and assurance at all layers of the VA enterprise consistent with a "defense in depth" approach. - Assists in the employment of security controls and countermeasures as well as their positioning within the architecture to support the desired cybersecurity architecture requirement at the individual system and at the enterprise-level. - Identifies and communicates enhancements to the defense-in-depth protection profile for all Department-wide defensive layers, which include, but are not limited to, end user general purpose computing devices, application, server, Wide Area Network (WAN), Local Area Networks (LANs) and Virtual LANs, external partner (i.e. extranet services), remote access, and boundaries/gateways. - Provides guidance, and may be called upon to present to external and internal audiences with regard to security activities and functions taking place at VA or in the general public. - Serves as a consultant and confidential advisor to senior leadership on highly technical issues relating to policy, planning and organization matters.
### Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel occasionally for this position.
##### Supervisory status
##### Promotion Potential
- #### Job family (Series)
2210 Information Technology Management
- Requirements ------------
### Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job - Subject to a background/suitability investigation - Designated and/or random drug testing may be required - May serve a probationary period - Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 - A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc. - Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
**To qualify for this position,** applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
**Selective Placement Factor:** This position includes a skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to -and essential for- satisfactory performance of the job. Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration. Evidence of the Selective Placement Factor must be reflected in your resume.The Selective Placement Factor for this position is: Experience using cybersecurity architecture policies, concepts, theories, and knowledge of technical developments and requirements to advance system security and protect information and devices in a diverse nationwide Health care environment
**GS-15 grade level:** One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the federal service); experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) and other characteristics to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience includes: Oversees the assessment, design, development, integration and implementation of Department-wide cybersecurity architecture initiatives across the VA enterprise.
**There is no educational substitution for the GS-15 level.**
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
There is no educational substitution at this grade level.
### Additional information
VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.
The **Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)** and **Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)** provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website which can be found at https://www.opm.gov/.
**Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:** Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.
**This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.**
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
**IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.** Applicants will be referred in alphabetical order.
### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
##### Drug test required
##### Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)
##### Trust determination process
- Required Documents ------------------
Documents Required: - Resume
Please review the above list(s) to ensure you have included all necessary documents required for your application.Not every applicant will require the same documents, therefore it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that their application package includes all necessary documents to determine qualifications and eligibility for appointment, such as a copy of your SF-50, transcript, ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).*You will not be contacted for additional information.* Applicants will be deemed ineligible if supporting documentation is not submitted.
**Veterans' Preference:** Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply. Qualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.
**Applications are accepted online.** Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
- Benefits --------
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
- How to Apply ------------
**All applicants are encouraged to apply online.**
**To apply for this position,** you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 09/09/2019 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10591885.
1. To begin, click **Apply Online** to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
2. Click **Submit My Answers** to submit your application package.
**NOTE:** It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the **Application Status** link and then select the M**ore Information** link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
**To return to an incomplete application**, log into your USAJOBS account and click **Update Application** in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
**NOTE:** Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities. HCP that are unable to receive or otherwise decline a flu shot will be expected to wear a face mask throughout the influenza season.
### Agency contact information
### VHA National Recruitment Center
DAS Information and Technology - 103 810 Vermont Avenue NW Washington, DC 20420 US
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### Next steps
After the vacancy announcement closes, applicants are evaluated to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email.
- Fair & Transparent ------------------
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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### Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. - An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. - An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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#### Legal and regulatory guidance
- Financial suitability - Social security number request - Privacy Act - Signature and false statements - Selective Service - New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/544375300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology
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