IT Specialist, (Infosec/PlcyPlng) - DIRECT HIRE

Washington, D.C
Nov 23, 2022
Dec 01, 2022
Full Time

The IT Specialist (INFOSEC/PLCYPLN) Technical Privacy Analyst:
  • Serves as an Information Technology Specialist (Infosec/PlcyPlng), Technical Privacy Analyst, with technical authority in information technology to support the development and implementation of policy, procedures, and guidance for assessing and minimizing the impact on individual privacy, particularly as it relates to personally identifiable information maintained.
  • Plays a key role in formulating, developing, and implementing strategies, standards, and guidelines for Departmental, Operating Administration (OA), and Secretarial IT programs and functions in support of the Departmental Chief Privacy Officer (CPO).
  • Plans, develops, and implements policies and procedures consistent with Department programs and objectives as they pertain to privacy risk management in the IT environment.
  • Supports the Office of Privacy operations to work with Departmental Operating Administrations and Secretarial Offices, programs, and projects in the selection, development, and implementation of technical approaches to support privacy risk management strategies.
  • Documents approaches in appropriate system and privacy compliance documentation, including but not limited to Privacy Threshold Assessments, Privacy Impact Assessment and Privacy Compliance Reports
  • Reviews privacy risk management and compliance documentation to ensure the selection and implementation of appropriate tools and techniques to support risk tolerance decisions. Develops and interprets guidance for Office of Privacy compliance procedures and operations.
  • Implements initiatives which include oversight on the collection, use, and dissemination of personal information.
  • Ensures that sufficient technological and administrative measures are implemented to ensure the security of DOT data systems, processes, and facilities, ensures that the use of technology sustains and does not erode privacy protections relating to the use, collection, and disclosure of personal information.
  • Works closely with the CPO and CISO on the execution of privacy relevant portions of the Department's Information Assurance Program including ensuring systems are certified and accredited properly from a privacy standpoint, and works closely with the CPO, CISO, and Departmental privacy and security staff to ensure all personally identifiable information is encrypted at rest and in transit in accordance with federally mandated standards and that all other relevant security controls are enacted for personal information.

The Office of the Chief Information Officer is looking for a seasoned privacy professional with experience analyzing, documenting, and mitigating privacy risks posed by today's rapidly changing information technology. The selected individual will have the knowledge and skills sets necessary to analyze complex systems and processes and explain their risks to both technical and business audiences. Critical and innovative thinking, strong writing, and adaptability are a must.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen & meet specialized experience to qualify
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
  • Required documents must be submitted by the closing date.
  • Direct Hire Authority will be used to fill this position

  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Applicants may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • This position is FLSA - Exempt.


To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet either the specialized experience requirements.

To qualify for the GS-14, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-13, it must include:
  • Experience assessing, documenting, and mitigating privacy risk in accordance with the requirements of the E-Government Act and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance.
  • Experience working with operational components and senior executive to assess and report on privacy risk management strategies and deficiencies.
  • Experience developing, implementing, and assessing privacy controls identified in the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) 800-53.
  • Experience working with cybersecurity professions to identify, develop, implement, and assess privacy supportive security controls and processes in compliance with Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and National Institute of Science and Technology standards and guidelines.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
  • 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.

  • Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). 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.

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    All applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Additional information

    The agency has the option of extending a term appointment up to the 4-year limit.

    This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if similar vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.

    Qualified CTAP/ICTAP candidates receive priority and will be referred to the hiring manager.

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