Open to current, permanent FBI employees in all locations
Opening Date: July 16, 2019
Closing Date: July 30, 2019 11:59 pm (EST)
Questions regarding this opening should be directed to Victoria Elias at (202) 324-4151 or Velias@fbi.gov.
Position: Instructional Systems Specialist, GS- 11/12
Unit: Cyber Education and Training Unit
Description: The mission of the Cyber Education and Training Unit (CETU) is to lead the education, training, and development of the Cyber Workforce curriculum in response to new emerging technology threats faced by the FBI and its Cyber Investigators. CETU is responsible for developing cyber proficiencies among the FBI personnel and task force officers investigating computer intrusion matters and managing the training and development of the FBI’s Cyber Field Instructor Program (CFIP). CETU trained over 4000 students in 2018, to include international and state and local partners.
Location: Linthicum, MD
Salary: GS-11 $69,581.00-$90,461.00
Full Performance level: GS- 13
Number of Positions Available: 1
Duration: Full Time/Permanent
Additional selections may be made from this announcement to fill positions within the same division when the position includes substantially the same duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.
Please consider the following when applying to this vacancy announcement:
Current plans call for this position to be realigned from Linthicum, MD to Huntsville, Alabama between June 2020 and August 2021. If selected, you will be entitled to receive a full-cost transfer to support the move from Linthicum, MD to Huntsville, Alabama. By voluntarily accepting this position, you agree to accept the transfer to Huntsville, Alabama, with an anticipated move date between June 2020 and August 2021 as determined by Executive Management.
If you are selected for the position, accept the position and at some later date decide that you no longer want to transfer to Huntsville, then you will have the option to compete out of the position up until the final realignment date in summer 2021. If you are unable to compete out of the position and decide not to transfer to Huntsville, then you will be separated from the FBI on August 31, 2021. Since you accepted this position knowing of the move to Huntsville, you will not be eligible to receive severance pay if separated from the FBI at that time. If you have any questions, please reach out to the HR Specialist noted in the posting.
GS 12 (In addition to above duties)
Qualifications and Evaluations
Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Your application will be evaluated and rated under the FBI’s Candidate Rating Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement and will be compared to your responses to the online assessment questionnaire. High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from Most Competitive status.
If you are deemed Most Competitive, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.
All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies:
Positive Education Requirement
Degree: that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours appropriate to the work of the position to be filled. The course work must have included study in at least four of the following five areas:
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements provided you can show foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.
Specialized Experience (SE):
GS-11: Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS- 9 grade level. SE is defined as follows:
GS-12: Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS- 11 grade level. In addition to above, SE is defined as follows:
How to Apply
The following instructions outline our application process:
Step 1: Click the “Start” button to begin an application. You will be prompted to either Sign In to continue the application or to register with FBIJOBS if you don’t already have an account.
Step 2: Follow the Step by Step process to submit an application. You will be guided through each step in the process. You are required to complete all sections of the application to successfully submit your application.
To apply to this position, interested applicants must provide a complete application package by the closing date which includes:
How to Attach Documents
To attach documentation as part of your application, please follow the instructions below.
Step 1: Follow the steps of the application process until you reach the Attachments step.
Step 2: Click "Add Attachment".
Step 3: Select the appropriate Attachment Type (or "Other" if one is not available).
Step 4: Populate the “Attachment Purpose” field. Click "Continue".
Step 5: Choose the device on which the attachment is located.
Step 6: Upload the desired attachment.
Step 7: To add additional attachments at this point in the application process click the "+" on the Attachments step.
To attach documentation to your Global Profile please follow the instructions below:
Step 1: Login to your FBI Jobs account, and click "My Submissions".
Step 2: Click the "Add Attachment" located under the "Cover Letters and Attachments" section.
Step 3: Follow steps 3 - 6 above.
You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying online is a hardship, please contact the HR Specialist listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance.
What to Expect Next
Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The Most Competitive candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of your status throughout the process.
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a. Percent of time worked in the particular position (cannot conflict with main duties)
b. The month/year work began
c. Frequency worked (i.e., daily, monthly, etc.)
d. Specific duties performed
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Reasonable Accommodation Request
The FBI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please notify the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Affairs (OEEOA) Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Program by either e-mail at REASONABLE_ACCOMMODATIONS@ic.fbi.gov, telephone at 202-324-4128, or FAX at 202-324-3976. Your request will receive an individualized assessment.
This e-mail address is only for reasonable accommodation requests. Please do not submit your application and/or any questions unrelated to reasonable accommodations. Should any applications be received, they will not be forwarded for consideration during the hiring process.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The FBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Except where otherwise provided by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit.