IT Cybersecurity Specialist

Washington, D.C
Jul 01, 2022
Jul 06, 2022
Full Time

  • Oversight over network monitoring, incident response, cross-agency information sharing, threat intelligence, and cybersecurity investigations service to the Department.
  • Leads the implementation of security programs designed to anticipate, assess, and minimize system exploitation.
  • Develops and evaluates policies, to include incident response, contingency planning, and vulnerability management.
  • Integrates security programs across disciplines. Implements higher-level security requirements, such as those resulting from laws, regulations, or Presidential directives.
  • Identifies significant actual and potential cybersecurity problems, trends, and weaknesses.
  • Recommends modifications and solutions for reducing IT security risks and helps develop strategies for responding to future IT security challenges.
  • Develop innovative and unusual methods to collect cyber intelligence data and makes them usable in security operations.
  • Maintains awareness of emerging threats, techniques, tactics, and procedures of cyber intrusions.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen or National.
  • You must successfully pass a security/background investigation and a drug screening.
  • Selective Service registration is required, see the "Requirements" section for full details.
  • Additional selections may be made from this recruitment, for up to 90 days, if openings occur in other offices serviced by JMD Human Resources.
  • COVID vaccination status may be requested for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) security clearance.


To qualify for the position of IT Cybersecurity Specialist at (GS-2210-14), you must meet the basic qualification requirements listed below AND possess the required specialized experience specific to this series and grade.

There may also be a positive education requirement for some occupations, please see the Education section for details. If there are licensing or certification requirements, please see the Required Documents section for details on how to verify you license or certificate.

Basic Requirement: To qualify for the position of IT Cybersecurity Specialist, GS-2210-14, all applicants must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below:
  • Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attention 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.
  • In addition to the basic qualifications listed above, all applicants must have the following:

    Specialized Experience: For the GS-14, you must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-13 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as: Implementing defensive measures to detect, respond, and protect information, information systems, and networks from threats; AND Utilizing computer networks, desktop and mainframe operating systems, and their applications to assess vulnerabilities and develop appropriate countermeasures.

    You MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/05/2022.

    YOUR RESUME MUST support your responses to the online questionnaire and the qualification requirements. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating. See the "Required Documents" section for important notes about what information you must include in your resume!


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    This announcement is being advertised under a government-wide Direct-Hire Authority issued by OPM for positions in certain hard-to-fill occupational fields. Veterans Preference and other Category Rating procedures do not apply to this announcement.

    Applicants must simply be determined possess the specialized experience required of the position. The hiring office may interview and select any qualified candidate of their choosing from the qualified pool. See OPM, Direct Hire Authority for more information...

    Other Information:
    • Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
    • DOJ EEO Statement/Policy:
    • Selective Service: If you were born male, on or after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Additional information is found at: .
    COVID-19 Vaccination :
    1. To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement Safer Federal Workforce Task Force 2 pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

    2. Due to COVID-19, if selected, you may be expected to telework for an undefined period under the Department's evacuation authority, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Employees in this status may be notified of a requirement to report in person to the component workplace with an advance notice of not less than 30 days. Prior to a requirement to report to the workplace, employees may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the component's telework policy.

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