IT Specialist (INFOSEC)

Washington, D.C
Dec 02, 2022
Dec 10, 2022
Full Time

The USPIS National Security Program is currently seeking an IT Specialist to fill a vacant position at National Headquarters in Washington, DC.

Serves as the technical IT subject matter expert for the National Security and Insider Threat Programs; monitors and maintains IT systems at Secure Compartmentalized Information Facilities (SCIFs) Provides technical guidance regarding USPS information security policies, guidelines, and procedures to internal and external stakeholders. Occasional travel will be required.

Come work in an energetic, lively, and collegial atmosphere on a wide range of complex, fast-paced, challenging matters.

  • Installs, configures, and manages secure and non-secure IT networks and systems; ensures secure and non-secure communication capabilities comply with the National Communications Directives and are accurately configured and accessible from deployed environments (e.g., SCIF, mobile platforms vehicle, remote emergency disaster area).
  • Coordinates support of command, control and connectivity for IT & communications systems with outside vendor help desk and IT support (e.g., Joint Service Provider, Defense Information Systems Agency).
  • Serves as the technical IT advisor for national security IT and communication systems; ensures networks and systems are integrated and configured correctly. Collaborates with service providers to develop new and enhance existing solutions for non-secure and secure communications.
  • Monitors network performance to identify errors or inefficacies. Diagnoses, troubleshoots, and resolves hardware, software, or other network and system problems; coordinates with vendors and internal system support to schedule and implement network and system updates.
  • Provides technical expertise, guidance, and assistance to stakeholders in specialized security areas such as encryption and telecommunications.
  • Develops and facilitates training to stakeholders on using secure and non-secure technologies. Reviews, updates, and documents security requirements for various technologies (e.g., red/black engineering).

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    Key Requirements
    • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
    Other Conditions of Employment
    • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
    • You will be required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance with SCI prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
    • Qualified applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening to meet the U.S. Postal Service's requirement to be drug free.
    • SPECIAL NOTE: Current career USPS employees are ineligible to apply for this posting.


  • EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: 3 years of experience with advanced telecommunications, including LAN, WAN, routers, data communications, and connectivity sufficient to troubleshoot secure and non-secure equipment and hardware components at a software level within routers, switches, desktops and servers and develop and maintain analytical procedures to meet changing requirements and ensure maximum operations.
  • Ability to write and articulate security policies, procedures, guidelines, technical bulletins, training material, and documentation.
  • Ability to conduct system audit reviews to ensure enforcement of security policy, training programs, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Structure Query Language (SQL) database development and administration sufficient to utilize network configuration programs.
  • EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: 3 years of experience managing and maintaining classified networks and enterprise network infrastructures.
  • SPECIAL CONDITIONS: The successful applicant will be required to meet and maintain the requirements of this level of background investigation while holding this position.
  • Desirable Qualifications: Previous COMSEC Custodian, Previous work in implementing Intelligence Community Directives (ICD) security requirements. Previous experience with SVTC systems and communication technology integration.


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information


    The salary will be based on previous experience, 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.

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