As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.
You will serve as an IT Specialist (INFOSEC), located in the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Service Delivery Staff (SDS).
IT Specialist (INFOSEC) work involves ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, networks, and data through the planning, analysis, development, implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of information systems security programs, policies, procedures, and tools.
Major duties commonly performed by employees in this specialty may include, but are not limited to:
RequirementsConditions of Employment
- Ensures the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, networks, and data through the planning, analysis, development, implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of information systems security programs, policies, procedures, and tools.
- Administers information technology (IT) principles, methods, and security products to protect and maintain the availability, integrity, confidentiality, and accountability of information system resources.
- Implements and advises on IT security policies and procedures to ensure the protection of information transmitted from installation using Local Area Networks (LAN), Wide Area Networks (WAN).
- Accomplishes risk analysis, security testing, and certification due to modifications or changes to computer systems.
- Planning and coordinating the installation, testing, operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of hardware and software systems.
- Recommends compensatory and alternate security control strategies to close gaps between compliance guidance and technical solution capabilities.
- Prevent and defend against unauthorized access to systems, networks, and data.
- Supporting application software programs and cloud platforms which involve highly complex software development life cycles including requirements analysis, design evaluating, assessing, and implementation.
- Develops strategic IT security implementation planning and project management activities.
QualificationsTo qualify for the position of IT Specialist (INFOSEC), (GS-2210-11/12/13/14), you must meet the basic qualification requirements listed below AND possess the required specialized experience specific to the series and grade you are applying to. BASIC REQUIREMENT
- You must be a United States Citizen or National.
- You will be required to complete a pre-employment security investigation and background check which includes a drug screening.
- You may be required to complete a one-year probationary or trial period.
- Selective Service registration is required for males born on, or after, December 31st 1959. Those not registered should have an approved exemption on file.
- You must meet all eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement and continue to meet these requirements throughout the hiring process. Offers can be rescinded if requirements are not met.
- Additional selections may be made from this announcement, at any time, if similar openings occur in other offices serviced by Justice Management Division, HR Operations.
- Financial Disclosure: If selected, you may be required to disclose financial information in accordance with DOJ and Federal ethics guidelines.
- Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
- Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
- New employees to the Department of Justice will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov.
- You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance 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.
- This position may require the candidate to obtain a Federal Acquisition Certificate for Contracting Officers Representative (FAC-COR) and/or Federal Acquisition Certificate for Program Manager (FAC-PM) within 12 months of appointment.
- Supervisory positions may require a 1-year probationary period, if not yet completed.
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 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.
Your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS 9 through 13 grade levels in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
- Intermediate to Mastery level knowledge of IT theories, principles, methods, and practices related to system administration, infrastructure operations, and information security to support the mission and programs of serviced customers.
- Intermediate to Mastery level knowledge of IT system security and vulnerability principles, concepts, methods, standards, and practices sufficient to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of DOJ infrastructure systems.
- Intermediate to Mastery knowledge of software engineering project management methods, theories, concepts and practices.
- Intermediate to Mastery knowledge and skill in a wide variety of internet technologies to analyze the internet potential of systems, networks, and data and resolve highly complex and controversial issues.
- Intermediate to Mastery knowledge ability to keep abreast of new and emerging IT solutions, information technologies, and industry trends, cost-benefit analysis principles and methods, analytical methods and practices, and project management principles and methods.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/2200/information-technology-it-management-series-2210-alternative-a/
For all grade levels for this position individuals must have Specialized IT-related experience listed below.Specialized Experience
: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the federal service; experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) and other characteristics to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.GS-11 grade level:
One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the federal service). Specialized experience includes; maintaining systems, networks, security, and connectivity to ensure sound security principles; and supporting information security activities, initiatives policies, procedures and programs.OR
Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree, or Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree; your education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.OR
Combination of education and experience as described above. Less than one year of specialized experience may be combined with graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level (i.e., credit hours beyond the first two years of full-time study may be credited).GS-12 grade level:
One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the federal service). Specialized experience includes; testing and maintaining network infrastructure including software and hardware to ensure sound security principles; and evaluate and initiate appropriate action on requests to satisfy new/unique requirements for the security of various operating systems.GS-13 grade level
: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the federal service). Specialized experience includes; experience with service platforms (UNIX, operating systems, Windows and backup) and planning and coordinating installation, testing, operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of hardware and software systems.GS-14 grade level
: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the federal service). Specialized experience includes; assisting with the development of applications software and support of new or existing applications software; and applying IT project management principles, methods, concepts, standards, and practices sufficient to accomplish assignments.
meet all qualification requirements by the date your resume/application package is reviewed.See the Required Documents section for important notes about what must be included in your resume. Education If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements :
Education must be reviewed and certified by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be creditable toward your qualifications. Therefore, you should provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . Foreign Education:
If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For more information about this requirement, please visit the U.S. Department of Education website for Foreign Education Evaluation .
All documentation must be in English or include an English translation. Additional information
This announcement uses an OPM Direct Hire Authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
Telework eligibility and security clearance requirements may vary for such similar positions.
Positions may be filled at varying levels of leadership including Supervisor.
A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.
Veteran's preference does not apply when selecting individuals under this specific hiring authority.
Notice of Result letters will not be sent to applicants who respond to this flyer.
Salaries for each grade level can be found at: Pay & Leave: Salaries & Wages - OPM.gov