Supervisory IT Specialist (INFOSEC), GS-2210-15 (DIRECT HIRE)

Washington D.C.
Apr 27, 2018
Apr 27, 2018
IT, Management
Full Time

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • National Security Information (NSI) Position Sensitivity Requirement.
  • May be required to serve a 1 year supervisory probationary period.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Relocation Expenses will not be paid.
  • Drug testing will be required for this position.
  • Applicants are expected to possess the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) listed below to qualify for this position. These KSAs are addressed in the self-assessment questionnaire that you will complete for this announcement. You do not need to respond separately to the KSAs listed below. Your answers to the on-line experience questions will serve as responses to the KSAs.

    Your application will be evaluated based on your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

    • Ability to advise management on all facets of IT Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC), enterprise governance, strategy implementation, data analysis and policy formation.
    • Knowledge of the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA), National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) guidance and standards, and directives applicable to cybersecurity and Information Assurance.
    • Skill in applying IT and cybersecurity project management techniques.
    • Ability to supervise and manage a diverse workforce.

    Applicants will be considered "basically qualified" if they will meet all of the requirements within thirty (30) calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Applicants may not be permanently placed in the position until requirements are met.


    52 weeks of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal government.

    Examples of such experience include: Experience working with senior leaders in directing management oversight of IT Governance management functions at an Agency’s or Organizational level, to include the full range of Capital Planning & Investment Control activities, Security Protections or Internal Controls in accordance with OMB Circulars, e.g. A-11, A-127, A130. Experience planning and leading the development of an organization’s strategic policies, processes and plans governing Information Resource Management in accordance with the requirements of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA). Experience assessing requirements and tracking Plan of Action and Milestones for IT Investments to ensure funding to address FISMA and other cybersecurity risks or requirements in budget requests.

    For all positions individuals 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 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, 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.

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

    Applicants will be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position. Applicants who meet the qualification requirements will be further evaluated on their responses to the on-line announcement questions. Eligible applicants will receive a numerical rating based on their responses to the application questions for this position submitted on-line via These responses must be substantiated by your on-line resume. Applicants who do not respond to the application questions may be rated ineligible.
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