Overview

United States Postal Service
External Publication for Job Posting 11221014

If this job requires qualification on an examination, the number of applicants who will be invited to take or retake the

examination may be limited.

Branch

Corporate Information Security Office

Job Posting Period

01/10/2023 – 01/17/2023

Job Title

AUTHORIZATION & ACCREDITATIONS SPEC

Facility Location

CISO

8111 GATEHOUSE RD STE 600

FALLS CHURCH, VA 22042-1215

Domicile may be considered!

Position Information

TITLE: AUTHORIZATION & ACCREDITATIONS SPECIALIST

GRADE: EAS – 23

FLSA DESIGNATION: Exempt

OCCUPATION CODE: 2210-0293

NON-SCHEDULED DAYS: Saturday/Sunday

HOURS: 08:00 A.M. to 05:00 P.M.

SALARY RANGE: 84.070,00 – 102.420,00 USD Annually

FINANCE NUMBER: 519996

BENEFIT INFORMATION: The salary will be based on previous experience, salary history, and current postal pay policies.

We offer excellent benefits including health and life insurance, retirement plan, savings/investment plan with employer

contribution, flexible spending, flextime scheduling of core work hours, annual and sick leave.

Persons Eligible to Apply

All U.S. Citizens, permanent resident aliens, citizens of American Samoa or any other territory owing allegiance to the United

States. Applicants must be available for screening activities, including an interview. Applicants entitled to veterans’
preference and/or covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act may apply for any posted position.

If you are a military veteran, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy #4) to your application under the

Veterans Preference tab.

Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service System.

Applicants must be age 18 at the time of hire (or age 16 with a high school diploma). All applicants must apply online at

www.usps.com/careers to be considered for this employment opportunity. Paper or Emailed Applications for Employment will

not be accepted in person or by email. You must have a valid email address to apply as communication regarding

employment opportunities, examinations, interviews and background checks will be conveyed by email.

Please add the following email domain addresses to your contact list right away to allow correspondence, especially if you

use SPAM blocking software, use a yahoo or gmail account, or use a work or military email address!

@usps.gov @psionline.com @geninfo.com

NOTICE SCREENINGS REQUESTED: You may receive multiple requests for background checks in regards to this

employment opportunity. Respond to all requests quickly as we anticipate filling our vacancies quickly and nonresponses

may result in disqualification for this opportunity.

Newly appointed EAS Grade employees are subject to a 1-year probationary period.

Applicants must demonstrate in writing the requirements listed on the announcement through a combination of education,

training and experience. You may use both your Summary of Accomplishments and description of duties (under Work

Experience) to address each of the requirements listed.

Background Check

The Inspection Service criminal background check is conducted using United States information resources only (e.g., FBI
fingerprint check, state and county checks). A criminal background check involves a 5-year inquiry for any location where
the individual has resided, worked or gone to school within the United States or its territories. As a result of this limitation,
the criminal background checks of individuals who have not resided in the United States or its territories for the preceding
5-years may not be considered complete. The Inspection Service may be able to process inquiries for U.S. Citizens only,
but only if their time spent out of the country was spent as: a trailing spouse or dependent of someone working for the U.S.
government (military or civilian), a missionary, a student attending school in a foreign country, a Peace Corps participant, or
as an employee of a U.S.-based employer/company. If the Inspection Service is unable to perform a complete background
check because of residency outside the United States, such individuals will be ineligible for Postal employment.

Functional Purpose

Conducts security controls assessments for new and existing systems and networks, evaluates, and supports the

documentation, validation, and accreditation processes necessary to assure that systems and applications meet the

organization’s information assurance and security requirements.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Conducts security authorization reviews and assurance, develops case developments for initial installation of software

applications, systems, and networks and develops recommendations of preliminary or residual security risks for system

operations.

2. Monitors and evaluates system’s compliance, assess continuous monitoring results to confirm that the level of risk is within

acceptable limits for the software application, network, or system.

3. Performs validation steps, comparing actual results with expected results and analyze the differences to identify impacts

and risks to systems and/or software applications.

4. Plans and conducts security authorization reviews and assurance case development for initial installation of software

applications, systems, and networks.

5. Verifies application software/network/system and security postures are implemented as stated, documents deviations, and

recommend required actions to correct deviations.

6. Validates the security assurance accreditation process for system solutions associated and evaluates the operational

impacts.

7. Develops reports, summaries and presentations to present results of data analysis and generate data-driven insights to

inform organization strategies and decisions.

8. Researches and assesses the impacts on system modifications, technological advances, and malicious code, reviews

system’s security documentation in order to identify potential security weaknesses.
9. Participates in assessment of system safeguards and program elements and in certification and accreditation of the

system.

10.Provides guidance, direction or advice to employees within or outside the organizational unit, may oversee or coordinate

the activities of professionals, technical or clerical employees, including contractors.

SUPERVISION

Manager of unit to which assigned.

The United States Postal Service has the following excellent and challenging employment opportunity for highly motivated
and innovative individuals. Successful candidates must demonstrate through a combination of education, training, and
experience the following requirements:

Requirements

1. Knowledge of industry methods for evaluating, implementing, and disseminating security assessment, monitoring,

detection and remediation tools and procedures utilizing standards-based concepts and capabilities.

2. Knowledge of laws, regulations, and policies relating to computer and information security.

3. Ability to analyze data and/or system metrics, summarize results, and make recommendations consistent with business

strategy and requirements.

4. Ability to manage projects including setting objectives, developing and implementing plans, and monitoring progress.

5. Ability to research and analysis network and information systems using security principles and best practices.

6. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing sufficient to prepare correspondence, reports, presentations

and other documentation.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS:

Willingness to submit to a Tier 2 or Moderate Background Investigation (MBI). This investigation requires, among other

things, completion of a questionnaire and fingerprinting for a criminal records check. The investigation may require a drug

test. The successful applicant will be required to meet and maintain the requirements of this level of background investigation

while holding this position.

Employees selected for this position must attend up to 12 weeks of training at the CISO Academy and sign a two-year

continued service agreement. Successful completion of the training course and the two-year continued service agreement

are basic conditions of the employee appointment.

This is a two-step application process requiring you to create a profile and submit an application for the position you are

applying for. You will receive two email confirmations:

1. An email confirming your profile is complete.

2. After submitting your application you will receive a second email confirming your application has been successfully

submitted.

For information, please contact Edward Young at [email protected]

Qualified applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening to meet the U.S. Postal Service’s requirement
to be drug free. Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident alien status.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Central Time, of the posting’s closing date. Applicants claiming veterans’
preference must attach a copy of member copy 4 (only) of Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form
214) or other proof of eligibility if claiming 10-point veterans’ preference. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an
equal opportunity employer. The USPS provides reasonable accommodation for any part of the application, interview, and/or
selection process, please make your request to the examiner, selecting official or local manager of Human Resources. This

request can also be made by someone on your behalf. Explain the nature of your limitations and the accommodation
needed. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

SPECIAL NOTE: Current career Postal Service employees are ineligible to apply to this posting.