IT Cybersecurity Specialist

US Government, Department of Energy

This position is located with Bonneville Power Administration, in the Cyber Security Forensics and Intelligence organization (JBB), Cyber Security Office (JB), Information Technology (J), Chief Administrative Office (N), Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). A successful candidate in the IT Cybersecurity Specialist position will serve as a Computer Forensic Analyst/Technician performing a wide variety of investigations, inquiries, and tasks concerning incident and investigations management.


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Job Grade: 12
Total Openings: 1


Use various host based forensic tools such as Encase or FTK to search for and prepare information and evidence.

Obtain and images various digital devices and provides information about the devices to assist investigations/inquiries.

Conduct research through a variety of publicly available information databases.

Examine and analyze evidence/information from magnetic media storage devices (floppy disks, hard disks, magnetic tapes, optical disks, memory cards, magnetic strip cards, and the like).

Analyze raw data (e.g. malware, network packets), log information, and other information sources in the course of incident response.

Prepare accurate clear and comprehensive reports of findings which can be understood by non-technical personnel.


BASIC REQUIREMENT: Experience must be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate. For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. The employing agency is responsible for identifying the specific level of proficiency required for each competency at each grade level based on the requirements of the position being filled. 1. Attention to Detail – Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. 2. 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. 3. 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. 4. Problem Solving – Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. To meet this requirement you must demonstrate proficiency in each of the four competencies listed above as follows: GS-12: Advanced – You can perform the actions associated with each of these competencies without assistance. You are recognized within your immediate organization as “a person to ask” when difficult questions arise regarding each of these competencies. Focus is on broad organizational/professional issues; You have consistently provided practical/relevant ideas and perspectives on process or practice improvements which may easily be implemented; You are capable of coaching others in the application of each of these competencies by translating complex nuances relating to each competency into easy to understand terms; You participate in senior level discussions regarding these competencies; You assist in the development of reference and resource materials in these competencies. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: A qualified candidate’s resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11) in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: Experience performing duties associated with information security (INFOSEC) doing work involved in development, implementation, maintenance and enforcement of cyber security policies and standards; 2) Planning and conducting Forensic and threat analysis for to support cybersecurity incident response, e discovery, and FOIA requests; and 3) Developing processes to ensure compliance with security requirements. “Experience” refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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. You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

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