Information Technology (Security) Auditor

Washington D.C.
Mar 19, 2019
Mar 19, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You will have to complete a financial disclosure statement.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination.
  • The Professional Development Program is a 2 year probationary program.
  • Selective Service registration if you are a male born after Dec. 31, 1959.
  • Your complete application must be received by closing date of announcement.

    All Qualifications must be met by start of the position.

    To qualify, applicants must meet at least one of the four following conditions:

    1.  Have a bachelor’s degree with superior academic achievement (defined below) in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management; OR

    2.  Have a bachelor’s degree with superior academic achievement (defined below) that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the IT-related fields identified above, and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks; OR

    3.  Have one full year of graduate-level education in one or more of the fields identified above; OR

    4.  Have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as performing duties that involve evaluating IT management and security topics including, cybersecurity of federal systems, information assurance, IT privacy, computer security, and/or cybersecurity of critical infrastructures.  In addition, you must have IT-related experience in each of the following 4 competencies: (1) Attention to Detail - the ability to take thorough notes, prepare accurate written summaries, and synthesize information and draw conclusions; (2) Teamwork –the ability to collaborate and work effectively in a team; (3) Written and Oral Communication –the ability to present information in writing and orally to team members, management, and stakeholders; and (4) Problem Solving –the ability to analyze and identify trends or irregularities to develop findings and recommendations.

    Superior Academic Achievement is defined as: a) Class Standing - upper third of the graduating class based on completed courses in the college, university, or major subdivision; b) Grade Point Average - 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 as recorded on your official transcript or as computed based on 4 years of education or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of curriculum; OR 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in your major field or the required courses in your major field completed during the final 2 years of your curriculum. If more than 10 percent of total undergraduate credit hours are non-graded, i.e. pass/fail, CLEP, CCAF, DANTES, military credit, etc., you cannot qualify based on GPA; c) Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society (note: freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this position). (If qualifying based on class standing or honor society membership, provide appropriate documentation).

    NOTE: Positions in GAO are covered under the agency’s performance based compensation system, which is pay-banded.  This position is classified as a PE-2210, Band I, which is equivalent to the GS-7 level in the federal government.

    All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions and directly related to the position (i.e., in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of this position).

    If you are selected for this position and you qualify based on your education, you must provide an official transcript within 3 business days after orientation. The transcript must show that you meet the education requirements of this position.

    This is a bargaining unit position.

    Veteran's preference does not apply to this vacancy.

    OPTION FOR ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS: Based on the staffing needs, additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement. 

    Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid for by the GAO.

    Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System. Visit

    Selectees will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. At the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306.  Also,  Final offers will be contingent upon favorable reference checks and background investigations.

    REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: GAO provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees (and interns) with disabilities.  To request an accommodation, please email

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity.The U.S. GAO is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service. Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the GAO require completion of a one-year or two-year probationary period.

    This position is a moderate risk public trust position with possible upgrade to a Secret clearance or higher.

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

    Applicants will be considered for selection throughout the opening period.  Your resume and supporting document will be reviewed to determine if you are qualified and eligible.  If you are determined to be qualified and eligible for the position, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.

    You must provide a narrative totaling no more than 2000 characters that captures your possession of the knowledge, skill, or ability as specified in the online questionnaire. You may also draw upon academic, volunteer, and/or work experience that demonstrates your knowledge of various information management and technology areas.  It is important to have a well-written, thoughtful response to the questionnaire contained in this announcement that is supported by your resume.

    The following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA’s) will be used to evaluate all applicants:

    • Ability to effectively communicate information orally to various audiences.
    • Ability to effectively prepare a variety of written products that effectively communicate information, some of which is complex, in a complete, organized, and grammatically correct manner.
    • Ability to conduct research and collect evidence to support report findings and recommendations.
    • Ability to analyze and evaluate cybersecurity-related quantitative and qualitative data collected from various sources to make logical inferences and/or draw accurate conclusions to identify problems and solutions for improvement, by leveraging knowledge in one or more of the following cybersecurity- related areas: cybersecurity policies and laws; best practices for protecting computer systems and data from cyber-attack; cyber incident detection, response, and mitigation capabilities; cybersecurity of critical infrastructures; and information assurance/ information security best practices.
    • Ability to collaborate effectively in a team setting, respecting diverse backgrounds and viewpoints, to achieve timely completion of a project.

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    Drug test required No

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