Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC)-OD-DH

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

The Office of Information Technology (OIT), within the Executive Office, is currently seeking an Information Technology Specialist to assist the Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO). OIT is responsible for providing IT services to the Office of the Director (OD) in the areas of IT policy, system security, desktop support, network operations, and application/web development. 

The ideal candidate for this position will have experience as an IT Security team member responsible for developing and maintaining the security architecture of a large complex organization. This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of the Director (OD), Executive Office (EO), Office of Information Technology (OIT). For more information, please visit:






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  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Please submit all supporting documents by closing date.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.

    Basic Requirements

    In order to be considered for this position you must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below:

    1.  Attention to Detail -Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
    2.  Customer Service - Works with management, staff and other 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.


    To qualify for this position at the GS-13 grade level:

    You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Government.   Examples of qualifying experience include:  developing, implementing and evaluating  IT security programs to ensure a total infrastructure protection environment and establishes vulnerability reporting criteria; developing and implementing a certification and accreditation program for initial system certification and continuous monitoring; developing and maintaining system security plans, contingency plans, risk assessments, and certification statements; conducting systems security evaluations, audits, reviews and identifying where there is a need for changes based on new security technologies or threat; providing advice and instructions to staff on IT security issues.

    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; 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. View Assessment Questions


    A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/ placement.

    Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.

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

    Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Applications will be evaluated against the basic qualifications. Qualified candidates will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management direct hire guidelines.  Veteran's Preference does not apply to the direct hire recruitment procedures. Selections made under this bulletin will be processed as new appointments to the civil service. Current civil service employees would, therefore, be given new appointments to the civil service.

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