Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Herndon, Virginia
Posted
May 17, 2017
Closes
May 24, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

ATTENTION:
Due to the large number of qualified applicants for positions of this type, this job announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on either: (A) The closing date listed above or (B) The date that 200 applications are received; whichever occurs first. If the announcement closes on the date that 200 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59pm that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of 200.

We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible to ensure their applications are submitted before the announcement closes. We will not consider applications which are late due to the announcement closing once the above number of applications is reached.


This position is located in the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), IT Security Staff (ITSS). The Information System Security Officer (ISSO) provides IT operational support to assess and optimize IT security for Smithsonian systems.

The incumbent of this position serves as an ISSO and is responsible for all aspects of security risk management for the systems to which they are assigned. The ISSO identifies, analyzes, proposes, and coordinates implementation of mitigation strategies for system risks. The ISSO also assesses and continuously monitors the effectiveness of existing mitigation strategies.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
  • May need to complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
  • Experience:
    You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system.

    For this position Specialized Experience is defined as experience with each of the following: developing and maintaining System Security Plans; performing security Assessment and Authorization activities in accordance with the NIST Risk Management Framework; monitoring system security controls; managing Plans of Actions and Milestones; advising system stakeholders on security risks and remediation techniques; identifying and coordinating the resolution of system security vulnerabilities; and ensuring system compliance with security policies and procedures.

    Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.

    APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
    GS-5 through GS-15 (or equivalent): For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. The employing agency is responsible for identifying the specific level of proficiency required for each competency at each grade level based on the requirements of the position being filled.

    1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

    Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.

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