Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC)

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

About the Agency

Securing Travel, Protecting People - At the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), you will serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life. In cities across the country, you would secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and/or public transit systems, thus protecting America's transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce. For additional information about our agency please: Click Here

  • Occasional Travel
  • A minimum of one (1) week of travel in a full-time duty status will be required within 90-days of entry on duty to complete TSA's in residence New Hire Training. This training will occur away from the employee's duty station of record. Employees will be paid for compensable hours and reimbursed for authorized travel expenses per TSA Travel Policy.

  • No

  • You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.
  • You must complete a favorable Background Investigation (SSBI).
  • You must pass Drug Screening, subject to random drug tests.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI clearance.
  • Please see "Other Information" for additional Key Requirements.
  • To qualify for the SV-L Pay Band you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-K Pay Band or GS-15 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience is defined as providing interpretation and application of laws, directives, guidance, and regulations governing information systems security and systems configuration in order to maintain integrity of computer-based networks, identify systems vulnerabilities and protection methodologies for resolving complex operations.

    National Service Experience (i.e., Volunteer experience): 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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

    Top Secret/SCI


    In this position you will serve as the Director, Information Assurance and Cyber Security Division (Supervisory Information Technology Specialist) within the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and will report directly to the Executive Director, Information Assurance and Cyber Security Division and is the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (DCISO) for TSA.

    Duties include:

    • Establishing vision and strategic planning for the division. Responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operational work, planning, management controls and technical activities.
    • Serving as TSA’s Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (DCISO), Risk Executive and Security Control Assessor, responsible for ensuring the Agency’s information assets are adequately protected. Responsible for making risk-based recommendations to the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).
    • Setting division priorities for staff assignments; establishes program area budget thresholds; allocates resources: staff, equipment and software; and communicates the organization’s strategic objectives and priorities in tandem with the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).
    • Reviewing, approving, and accepting major contract deliverables; evaluating overall contractor performance, and assisting contracting Officers in contract negotiations.
    • Providing the full scope of supervisory duties including: strategic planning; communicating the division’s vision and objectives; setting priorities; assigning responsibilities and tasks; monitoring and evaluating performance of organizational components, managers and employees; coaching and developing staff and organizational capabilities, approving leave; and taking or approving corrective action/disciplinary actions.
    • Conducting IT studies, forensic analysis, risk assessment, and contingency planning for computer systems/installations while ensuring the rigorous application of information security/information assurance policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of all IT services.

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