IT Specialist (INFOSEC)

Washington D.C.
Oct 18, 2017
Oct 18, 2017
Full Time

This position is located in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Operations Division, Technology and Innovation (T&I). This organization is responsible for for performing Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)-related activities that include planning, coordinating and executing the Security Assessment and Authorization (SA&A) program and all internal and external audits and inspections; continuous monitoring; risks assessments; management of plans of actions and milestones; privacy impact assessments; security training; and general security life-cycle support for all CFPB information technology systems. The incumbent operates under the direction of the Chief Information Security Officer. The incumbent requires access to classified systems and responds to classified information and associated tasks; thus will be required to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.

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Occasional travel - 1-5 Days per month

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Background investigation
  • You must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. National
  • May be required to serve a probationary period.
  • Specialized Experience for CN-53: To qualify at CN-53, you must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade/band (CN-52, GS-12 or equivalent) in the Federal service. This experience need not have been in the federal government. For this position specialized experience is defined as:
    - experience in IT security, as it relates to IT defense strategies and the protection of IT infrastructure;AND
    - experience in industry and government information security methods, standards, practices, and technologies to prevent system vulnerabilities and mitigate risk; AND
    - experience in information data security developing technical security configurations based on policies/guidelines (e.g., NIST SP, DISA STIG); AND
    - experience analyzing and defining security requirements for applications, systems, databases and networks; AND
    - experience managing cybersecurity projects to develop solutions to meet requirements.
    In addition to the specialized experience stated above, 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 - Working 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, resolving 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.
    PLEASE NOTE: Experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector.

    You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
    • All candidates will be considered without regard to any non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, lawful political affiliation, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, parental status, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
    • This position is ineligiblefor bargaining unit representation.
    • Ethics: CFPB employees are subject to government-wide ethical standards of conduct, financial disclosure requirements, and post-employment prohibitions, which applicants may review at In addition, CFPB employees must comply with the Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (5 CFR 9401), which, among other things, prohibit an employee or the employee’s spouse or minor child from owning or controlling a debt or equity interest in an entity supervised by CFPB. CFPB’s regulations also impose restrictions on the outside activities of certain Bureau employees, including examiners and attorneys. Applicants may review the CFPB ethics regulations and a summary of the regulations at Questions regarding these requirements and prohibitions should be directed to the CFPB Ethics Office at

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application includes your:
    1. Resume,
    2. Responses to the online questions,
    3. Required supporting documents;
    4. Cover letter (optional).
    Note: If a cover letter is submitted, it may be used to assess your qualifications.
    We will evaluate your application by comparing your description of your work experience, level of responsibility, and accomplishments, with the requirements of the position to determine whether you meet all the qualification requirements. Your application may also be evaluated in the following areas:

    • Subject Matter Expertise
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Oral Communication
    Direct Hire
    This notice is issued under the Direct-Hire authority. Using Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved government-wide direct hire authorities, agencies may appoint candidates directly to jobs, without regard to the provisions of Title 5 U.S.C.3309 through 3318, for which OPM determines that there is a severe shortage of candidates or a critical hiring need. Candidates will be evaluated on their basic eligibility for Federal employment, minimum qualifications and possession of job-related knowledge, skills and abilities and other factors. All applicants who meet basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for further consideration.
    Veterans’ Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to this vacancy.

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