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Financial Systems Security Specialist

This position is available in the following series:

Position Overview

Are you looking for more than a job, do you want a career that can be just as rewarding as it is challenging? Then you should apply as a Financial Systems Security Specialist. As one, you will be the primary point of contact in items related to IT Security policies, procedures, and regulations. You will also have the ability to work with others on a team to analyze error trends, develop response protocols, recommendations and best practices.

This position is represented at the following bureaus

Bureau of Indian Affairs
Bureau of Land Management
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Bureau of Reclamation
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Department of the Interior Offices
National Park Service
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Geological Survey

Candidate Description

The ideal candidate must have professional knowledge of accounting concepts, principles, and methods sufficient to work independently using conventional procedures and practices that apply to most situations. Knowledge of DOI, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System, and Bureau rules, policies, and regulations to include the DOI Security Policy Handbook.

Work Environment

The work is performed in a typical office setting. The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal office safety precautions. Infrequent travel may be required to various offices throughout the country.

Minimum Education Requirements

Please see the Administrative and Management Group Qualification Standard on theĀ OPM website.

Career Level Requirements

Responsibilities by Level

  • Mid:

    • Performs limited research and analysis of applicable laws, regulations, policy, and prepares summaries and recommendations for action.
    • Tests system changes to ensure they do not compromise reporting requirements.
    • Provides accurate, useful and comparable reports for a variety of integrated functions, monitors reports related to User Account Management functions, Separation of Duties and application security monitoring.

  • Journey:

    • Performs limited research and analysis of applicable laws, regulations, policy, and prepares summaries and recommendations for action.
    • Tests system changes to ensure they do not compromise reporting requirements.
    • Provides accurate, useful and comparable reports for a variety of integrated functions, monitors reports related to User Account Management functions, Separation of Duties and application security monitoring.

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Strengths by Level

Mid 9-11
Journey 12-13
  • Accountability
    Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules.
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    Mid 9-11
    Journey 12-13
  • Attention to Detail
    Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
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  • Interpersonal Skills
    Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations.
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  • 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.
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    Journey 12-13
  • Problem Solving
    Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
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  • Reasoning
    Identifies rules, principles, or relationships that explain facts, data, or other information; analyzes information and makes correct inferences or draws accurate conclusions.
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    Journey 12-13
  • Self-Management
    Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve; demonstrates responsible behavior.
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    Journey 12-13
  • Teamwork
    Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals.
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  • Technical Competence
    Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.
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    Mid 9-11
    Journey 12-13
  • Writing
    Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience.
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    Journey 12-13