IT Specialist (Infosec)

Wallops Island, Virginia
Jun 02, 2023
Jun 09, 2023
Full Time

  • Assists in planning, directing and coordinating the implementation and execution of approved policies, programs, and services related to Information technology (IT) systems.
  • Plans and develops long-range objectives and milestones projects that involve substantive, mission-oriented programs, projects operating enterprise-level applications and/or changes to IT infrastructure to meet an agency's requirements.
  • Prepares project plans, including estimates of schedule and resources, and updates as necessary.
  • Oversees contract administration activities for long-term, extensive technical service contracts.
  • Performs needs analyses, feasibility studies, business process mapping, and other analytical processes to define opportunities for new or improved business process solutions.
  • Collaborates with customers to address data science, analytics and data-related use cases specific to international development.


Conditions of Employment

  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below).
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security clearance.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • You may be required to serve a one year probationary period.
  • Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is required.


Direct Hire Authority: This position is being filled using 5 U.S.C 3309-3318 or 5 CFR part 211 and part 337, subpart A, which is the OPM approved government-wide direct hire authority.

Specialized Experience:
GS-13: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower level for this position includes: a) coordinated project activities with internal and external stakeholders; b) communicated (written, oral, presentation) effectively on issues, risk, solutions related to IT systems; c) identified and analyzed problems; distinguished between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical decisions; provided solutions to individual and organizational problems.

GS-14: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower level for this position includes: a) implemented risk mitigation strategies for IT programs and projects; b) defined and analyzed objectives, scope, issues, or organizational impact of information systems; c) developed and/or approved IT project plans, schedules, or budgets; and d) took a position on an issue/topic and taken ownership to resolve the issue working with stakeholders independently and/or with minimal supervisory guidance.

ICTAP candidates will be referred to the selecting official if they are found well qualified. Well-qualified means an eligible employee who possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum requirements of the position. A well-qualified employee must meet the qualification and eligibility requirements of the position, including any medical qualifications, suitability, and minimum education and experience requirements, meet all selective factors (where applicable); be physically qualified with reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position; meet any special qualifying U.S. OPM-approved conditions; AND be able tosatisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry without additional training.

A well-qualified candidate will not necessarily meet the definition of highly or best qualified when evaluated against other candidates who apply for a particular position. In the absence of selective and quality ranking factors, selecting officials will document the job-related reason(s) for qualification determinations.

You must meet the qualifications for this position no later than the closing date of this vacancy announcement.


Education: Undergraduate or Graduate Education: Degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks.

This position does not have a positive education requirement. Therefore, no transcripts are required, however, if you choose to substitute education for experience, please provide a copy of your transcripts for consideration. Please include a copy of your transcript (unofficial or official) that demonstrates that you meet the education requirement listed above prior to the closing date of the announcement. If you do not include this information prior to the closing date of the announcement, your application will be marked as incomplete unless your SF-50 shows that you were/are already in the 2210 job series. Please be advised that an official transcript will be required if you are selected for the position and substituting education for experience.

Additional information

USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in the District of Columbia, we operate in more than 100 countries worldwide, playing an active and critical role in the promotion of U.S. foreign policy interests. When crisis strikes, when rights are repressed, when hunger, disease, and poverty rob people of opportunity, USAID acts on behalf of the American people to help expand the reach of prosperity and dignity to the world's most vulnerable people. USAID employees and contractors must commit to maintaining a workplace free of sexual misconduct, including harassment, exploitation, and abuse, and adhere to USAID's Counter-Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct. For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit For more information about USAID, visit

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

These are Testing Designated Positions (TDP's) under the Agency's approved Drug-Free Work Place Program. All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency.

Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is required.

Moving and relocation expenses are not authorized.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy: USAID is committed to equal employment opportunity; therefore, reasonable accommodations are available to applicants and employees with disabilities. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Reasonable Accommodation Division in the Office of Civil Rights at Reasonable accommodation decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. To learn more about the Reasonable Accommodation Division, please visit our website at:

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It is the Government's policy not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. USAID will use information about an individual's employment experience only to determine their qualifications and assess their relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including behavior during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

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