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Department Of Energy Information Technology Specialist in Denver, Colorado


This position is located in the Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (IN), Denver Field Office (DFO), which is responsible for providing counterintelligence (CI) support to multiple DOE sites. This position will specifically focus on providing cyber CI support, including investigations, operations, technical analysis, collections, and awareness to thwart foreign intelligence targeting of DOE.


As a GS-14 full performance, Information Technology Specialist, you will: As a senior technicalexpert, lead the cyber counterintelligence program of Denver Field Office (DFO).

Integrate cyber counterintelligence expertise across the breadth of DFO’s counterintelligence program, including investigations, operations, collection, analysis, and awareness.

Work with DFO's supported sites to provide leadership, expert advice, and technical assistance to identify and thwart foreign intelligence targeting in the cyber realm.

Develop innovations in the cyber field to better protect DOE from foreign intelligence exploitation.


Conditions of Employment

You must be a United States Citizen.

This employer participates in the e-Verify program.

See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.

Resume and question responses must be submitted online.

Subject to satisfactory security and suitability determinations.

  1. New appointees must successfully complete a one year trial period


This is an Excepted Service position. This appointment will not confer Competitive Service career-conditional or career tenure status. This means that if you are selected, you would have to compete with other applicants in open competition to meet requirements for another Federal position, unless you meet the requirements for reinstatement. Applicants who voluntarily convert from the competitive service, Senior Executive Service, or other pay systems to a non-time limited appointment under this excepted service authority are not afforded “fallback rights” to the pay system previously assigned prior to conversion.

Conditions of Employment Must obtain and maintain a"Q" security clearance.

Eligible candidates for this position must be able to obtaina DOE Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) clearance. Must successfully complete a CI Evaluation, which may also include a CI-scope polygraph examination.

As a condition of appointment to this position, you will be subject to pre-employment/pre-appointment testing for illegal drug use under the U.S. Department of Energy Employee Drug Plan. If you are selected you will be provided information regarding drug testing. Failure to undergo testing or positive findings resulting from the test will eliminate you from further consideration for this position. If selected for and appointed to this position you will be subject to random drug testing while employed.

During off-duty hours, incumbent may be required to return to assigned duty station in order to provide operational support that may include Top Secret/SCI information, particularly during crisis periods.

You are required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, Executive Branch Personnel Confidential Financial Disclosure Report upon entering the position and annually (5CFR Part 2634, Subpart I USOGE, 6/08).


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSA qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

For the GS-14 position, experience must beat least equivalent to the GS-13 level: Assessing cyber-related technologies to defend from foreign intelligence exploitation.

Evaluating the overall effectiveness and adequacy of assigned cyber and counterintelligence projects, to include:assessing unforeseen developments, evaluating newphenomena and difficulties encountered, and recommending changes.

Providing authoritative cyber technical advice regarding both operational projects and developmental opportunities.

Conductingpresentations that conveyideas, facts, conclusions, estimates, and projections to higher management ofvarying levels of counterintelligence experience and technical expertise. In addition to the above, individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating 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. Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application! Knowledge of U.S. counterintelligence practices, cyber CI activities, and their integration, to include how they interrelate with the U.S. Intelligence Community.

Knowledge of foreign intelligence practices targeting the U.S. and specifically the foreign cyber intelligence threat directed against the federal government.

Skill in applying cyber CI technical capabilities to investigations, operations, collection, analysis, and awareness to include legal aspects.

Ability to proactively support and participate in interagency working groups on theprotection of national security assets from foreign intelligence cyber exploitation as well as to provide assistance and potential solutions to uniquesituations and issues raised by Program Offices and other Government agencies.

Skill in applying advanced IT principles, concepts, methods,standards, practices, and new developments in computer systems to communicateinnovative ideas and recommendations to senior government officials in a manner that supportsacceptance of positions and recommendations.

Ability to communicate complex cyber technical threat information to non-technical personnel and skill in writtenand oral communication to prepare documentation, conduct briefings, and represent DOE Counterintelligence at professional meetings both inside andoutside DOE. "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.CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


This position has a positive education requirement and transcripts must be submitted to receive further consideration.

Degree:computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology managementordegree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks.

Additional Information

The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit

Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.

If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.

More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.

Somepositions may require completion of a trialperiod of 2 (two) or1 (one) year.

Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.

All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.

This position is not included in a bargaining unit. EEO Policy: Accommodation Policy: Information: Telework:www.telework.govSelective Service Registration: