Information Technology Specialist (Information Security)

Arlington, Virginia
Jul 14, 2017
Jul 20, 2017
IT, Security Engineer
Full Time

The Defense Health Agency, National Capital Region Medical Directorate (NCR-MD) is the future of Military Medicine- a partnership in World Class Medical Healthcare. The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, DiLorenzo Clinic and the Joint Pathology Center, provide world class medical services to the nation's service members and their families.

About the Position:
This position is with the Director for Medicine, DiLorenzo clinic, Information Management, located at the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. Information Assurance baseline certification (GSEC, Security+ CE, SSCP, or CCNA-Security) and appropriate Computing Environment (CE) certification are required within six (6) months of assignment to position. Failure to satisfactorily obtain and maintain updated certifications in accordance with the listed publications are grounds for termination. Possible business travel up to 15% of the time. Overtime and on-call duty for other than normal duty hours, can include holidays and/or weekends. A valid motor vehicle driver's license is preferred

Who May Apply: US Citizens

  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

  • No

  • This is a Direct Hire Solicitation.
  • In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

    Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: managing communication network security; ensuring compliance with established Information Assurance (IA) programs and guidance such as Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM), Risk Management Framework, risk assessment, Respond to Tasking Orders (TASKORDs), and Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts (IAVAs); develop, implement and maintain secure network environments; providing input/ data to aid in information systems program management. Ensures certification and accreditation of applications and systems. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).

    Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

    Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
    • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Tier 3 (T3) security clearance.
    • This position requires the incumbent to have tuberculosis testing.
    • This position has been designated as Information Assurance (IA) Technical Level III and requires an IA baseline certification (GSEC, Security+ CE, SSCP, or CCNA-Security) and appropriate Computing Environment (CE) certification within six (6) months of assignment to position.
    • May require overtime, and working on holidays and weekends.
    • May require incumbent to be on call and available for emergency back-up service and support.
    • May require business travel up to 15% of the duty time.

    Not Applicable


    The duties of this position include: exercising responsibility for formulation, development, preparation, presentation, and administration of local IM/IT objectives, policies, programs, plans and projects for supported organizations. Develop all annual and long range IM/IT budget requirements for designated installations, Attends conferences and seminars with representatives of higher headquarters and sister services. Manage work necessary to plan, design, develop, test and implement or modify systems for solving problems or accomplishing work process by using IT systems such as computers, servers, and routers. Incumbent will be responsible for the health Information portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as security officer. Plan and schedule the installation of new or modified hardware, operating systems and software applications, ensuring integration of IA security requirements. Maintains the confidentiality, security and integrity of the network and data (firewalls, intrusion detection systems, network protection suites, etc.) Maintains close coordination with all installation activities and higher headquarters activities in order to ensure proper services are rendered to users on a timely and effective basis for all information technology areas, directing and evaluating the work of subordinate government personnel as well as contract personnel within the department, provide guidance on accreditation procedures, appropriate security measures, and guidance on information systems, Makes recommendations on the approval of various computer operations based on security guidelines, analyzing, planning, developing, integrating, implementing, documenting, administering and managing an array of communications systems used for transmission. Lead and direct the work of other IA engineers in order solve problems quickly and accurately.

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