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Public Notice for Direct Hire (Cyber security)

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

This is a Part-time position in Atlanta, GA posted February 22, 2021.

n n nnAn official website of the United States governmentnn n Public Notice for Direct Hire (Cyber security) n nn Multiple Appointment Types
– Appointment type vary depending on position (Term, Temp, Permanent, etc.).

nn nn Multiple Schedules
– Work Schedules vary depending on position (Full-time, Part-time, Intermittent, etc.).

nn nn Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.

You are applying to a resume database.

Your resume and any documents submitted will be retained and may be used at any time during the open period of this Public Notice.U.S.

Citizenship is REQUIRED.

nn nnThe NRC will utilize Direct Hire Authority to fill future vacancies in a variety of Cyber and Information Security (INFOSEC) occupations.

This vacancy is a REPOSITORY of applications.

Applications MAY BE periodically referred to Hiring Officials both during the open period and for up to 90 days after the closing date of the vacancy.

Due to the large number of applications anticipated, applicants status will not be updated UNLESS referred.n n nThese positions may be Bargaining or Non-Bargaining.nn nnCyber security work involves the security of and operations in cyberspace and encompasses the full range of threat eduction, vulnerability reduction, deterrence, international engagement, incident response, resiliency, and recovery activities, including computer network operations, information assurance, diplomacy, military, and intelligence missions as they relate to securing the global information and communication infrastructure, protecting public health and safety; protecting the environment; protecting and safeguarding nuclear materials and plants in the interest of national security; and assuring conformity with antitrust laws.nn nnNRC employees perform these functions through: standards-setting and rule making, technical reviews and studies; conduct of public hearings; issuance of authorizations, permits, and licenses; inspection, investigation, and enforcement; evaluation of operating experience; and confirmatory research.nn nnThe duties will range from Grade 12 to Grade 15 and will vary depending on grade and position to which selected.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:nn Managing organizational efforts to ensure that the agency develops and maintains an effective computer security program.

Computer security and in developing policies, procedures, standards, checklists, guidelines, and training related to the agency computer security program.

Technical oversight and guidance to the IT Security Program.

Working with IT Security staff at all levels to ensure adequate security controls are being implemented, that risks are documented and managed, and that security issues are addressed at the appropriate organizational level.

Managing cyber security threat intelligence and ensuring that agency develops and maintains an effective IT security program.  Responsibility for implementing operational security controls.

Conducting security risk analyses and IT system vulnerability assessments.

Providing incident response and conducting digital forensics analyses of computer systems.

nnDuties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to the grade level and series of the position.

nn nTravel Requiredn nnOccasional travel
– Travel varies by position and location.nn n Supervisory status n nn No nn n Promotion Potential n nn Contingent
– Promotion potential will be based on the position to which appointed.

nn Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires These are Drug Testing positions nn DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY: This position is being filled using Direct-Hire Authority.

nn nnAll positions, dependent upon grade levels being filled, require some level of related experience or education. (Job family series included for this vacancy are listed below)nn nnApplicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standards; for additional information refer to the General Schedule (GS) qualifications link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/ .

Position requirements vary dependent upon the specific series and grade, you must meet any minimum experience or training requirements per OPM qualifications standards and show through experience and/or training that you possess the quality level of knowledge, skill and ability necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which applying.n nThe DETAILED description of your work experience in your personal resume must clearly demonstrate that you have gained and currently possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position and grade being filled.

When qualifying based on education and/or training, all transcripts and/or certifications must be submitted at the time of application. n n EDUCATION: Some positions may require “Basic Education” depending on the series and grade level of the position.

If you are applying to positions based on your education or a combination of education and experience, your transcripts are required at the time of application to receive consideration.nn nnYou must meet the qualifications for this position no later than 30 days after the date you submit your application and before placement in the position.n nn nn JOB FAMILY SERIES INCLUDED IN THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: nn nnThe NRC will accept applications for this vacancy for ONLY the following occupational series: 2210 Information Technology Management (Cyber security), 1550 Computer Science (Cyber security), 0855 Electronics Engineering (Cyber security), 0854 Computer Engineering (Cyber security).nn nnIn order to qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level in the Federal Service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.nn nnSPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as work experience that involves the security of and operations in cyberspace and encompasses threat reduction, vulnerability reduction, deterrence, international engagement, incident response, resiliency, and recovery activities, including computer network operations, information assurance, diplomacy, military, and intelligence missions as they relate to securing the global information and communication infrastructure.nn nnPlease indicate in your resume and/or optional cover letter how you meet the qualifications for this position.nn nEducationn nnFor additional information on the education requirements of an IT Specialist (Cyber security), please click the links below:nn nn nNote: It is your responsibility to furnish documentation that verifies you meet the basic education and professional knowledge requirements; in the absence of such documentation, you would be rated not qualified.nn nAdditional informationn nnThe NRC is a zero tolerance agency with respect to illegal drug use.

Individuals selected for these positions will be subject to pre-appointment drug testing.n nThe NRC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the coordinator at (301) 287-0745 or TDD 240-482
– 217. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.nn nnApplications MAY BE periodically referred to Selecting Officials both during the open period and for up to 90 days after the closing date of this vacancy.

You MAY BE referred to selecting officials based on your UNIQUE QUALIFICATIONS and NRC’s NEEDS.n nSelectees will be required to complete a “Declaration of Federal Employment”, (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation.

False statements or responses on your resume or questionnaire can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service, a transferable security clearance from another agency or a background investigation leading to a clearance is required for all new hires.

To begin work at the NRC without a security clearance, you must be granted a temporary waiver of the required clearance, referred to as a 145(b) waiver.n nTo be eligible for a 145(b) waiver you need favorable education verification, reference, credit, and criminal history checks.

If a wavier is granted, the successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication are required for continued employment.n nIf you have resided outside the U.S.

for an extended period of time, the agency may not be able to (1) grant the 145(b) waiver where the required investigation cannot be completed in a timely manner, or (2) achieve timely completion of the background investigation required for a security clearance.nn nnYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.nn nnPLEASE NOTE: This is a highly competitive vacancy with a limited number of openings available. When a need exists, applications will be reviewed to determine if you meet the job requirements.

Applications will be rated based on the information provided in the resume and responses to any vacancy questions to determine level of knowledge, skill and ability related to the job requirements.

If you are among the top candidates for this position, your application will be referred to the hiring manager.n nYour resume is the key means we have for evaluating your ski