Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC)

Arlington, Virginia
Aug 02, 2017
Aug 16, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, we operate in more than 100 countries around the world, 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
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You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not receive full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined.

This position is located in the Bureau for Management's Office of the Chief Information Officer's Information Technology Operations, (M/CIO/ITO/IO) in Crystal City, VA.

  • Not Required

  • No

  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below).
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is required.
  • You will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • GS-14-You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade 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: developing policies and procedures to prevent and defend against unauthorized access to systems, networks, and data; conducting risk and vulnerability assessments; promoting awareness of security issues; conducting systems security evaluations; developing contingency plans; implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of information systems security programs; participating in network and systems design.

    This position does not have a positive education requirement. Therefore, ​ no Transcripts are required.

    Direct hire authority: This position is being filled using 5 U.S.C., Section 3304 and 5 CFR Part 337, Subpart B, which is the OPM approved government-wide direct-hire authority.



    As an Information Technology Specialist (Information Security), you will:

    • Oversee the development of long-range plans for IT security systems that anticipate, identify, evaluate, mitigate, and minimize risks associated with IT system's vulnerabilities.
    • Oversee the implementation of higher-level security requirements, such as those resulting from laws, regulations, or Presidential directives.
    • Define the scope and level of detail for security plans and policies applicable to security programs, and provide expert guidance in the planning, coordination, and development of specifications to meet security requirements at the agency or wide area network (WAN) level.
    • Identify specifications, requirements and statements of work (SOWs) for information technology (IT) hardware and/or software, services, and maintenance in multi-year (5-10 years) IT contracts.
    • Plan and investigate mission-critical cyber security violations that affect the integrity of an agency-wide information technology (IT) infrastructure, such as unauthorized access to financial systems or national security data.
    • Assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of a strategic, comprehensive enterprise information security program to ensure that the integrity, confidentiality and availability of information is owned, controlled or processed by the organization.
    • Provide authoritative guidance related to the USAID cyber security program and determines the actions to be taken in guiding the accomplishment of the cyber security program objectives.
    • Assist in the development and management of the annual budget to achieve M/CIO/IA operational targets.

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