Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC)

Washington, D.C
May 28, 2019
May 29, 2019
Full Time


The incumbent in this position serves as the Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC) for the Chief Information Officer, Justice Management Division.

This vacancy will be filled using the Office of Personnel Management's Direct-Hire Authority. Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to positions filled under this announcement. For more information on OPM's authorization of Direct Hire Authority, please visit, .
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The OCIO has responsibility for 1) Setting overall information technology (IT) strategy for the Department of Justice in accordance with the priorities set by the President and the Attorney General and in support of the broad law enforcement community; 2) Overseeing the engineering, design, acquisition, implementation, and operation of the Department of Justice technology infrastructure and services, including IT processing, facilities, and telecommunications; 3) Establishing and maintaining Department-wide policies, standards, and procedures for automated information processing and computer network security; and 4) Coordinating, planning, developing, implementing and assessing major applications and office automation capabilities for end users in the Department.

As Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC) GS - 2210 - 15, your typical work assignments may include the following: As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
As an Information Technology Specialist GS - 2210 - 15, your typical work assignments may include the following:
  • Serves as the senior expert in the field of IT security to agency management officials;
  • Implements agency-wide information security, workforce training, and security audit programs.
  • Implements IT security requirements as directed by laws, regulations, and Presidential directives;
  • Serves as the senior technical enterprise architect advisor to agency management officials;
  • Provides technical oversight and direction for the management and administration of knowledge collection, cataloging, management and distribution of information;
  • Formulates and administers controls and management processes for IT investment decisions; and
  • Participates in the development and implementation of congressional-executive level policy changes that impact the agency computing resources requirements.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Must complete a Background Investigation to include drug testing and credit reports.
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
  • If selected, you may be required to completion a one year probationary period.


You may qualify at the GS-15, if you fulfill the following basic qualifications: You must have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service including:
  • Develop and implement IT security program policies and procedures;
  • Develop long-range strategies and milestones for IT projects;
  • Develop and implement agency-wide project management procedures, tools, and infrastructure; and
  • Implement plans and procedures to accomplish human capital objectives.
  • In addition to meeting basic qualifications, your application package must reflect the applicable experience to meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 2210 series.
  • Attention to Detail: Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • You MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    YOUR RESUME MUST support your responses to the online questionnaire. Failure to provide support may result in an ineligible rating. Your latest resume submitted for this vacancy announcement will be used to determine qualifications and supersedes previous submissions.

    YOUR RESUME MUST provide specific details as to how your experience meets the specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement if you are using experience to meet all or part of the qualification requirements. Please ensure that your resume includes the month and year that you began and ended each position held or that position will not be credited toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. Full-time employment will be assumed unless otherwise stated on your resume. Part-time employment will be prorated in crediting experience. Failure to provide details will result in an ineligible rating.


    There is no substitution for of education for specialized experience requirements.

    Additional information

    Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: .

    Veteran Preference: If you are entitled to or claim veteran preference (VP), you should indicate the type of veteran preference (5 or 10 points) you are claiming on your résumé. In order to determine your eligibility, you can find additional information at: .

    NOTE: To verify your veteran preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214(Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions. (1) If you are claiming 10-point preference, you must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 in addition to the supporting documentation required and identified on the reserves side of the SF-15, Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference. (2) If you are claiming 10-point DERIVED PREFERENCE as a relative you must submit Member Copy of the veteran's DD-214, and an SF-15, Application for 10-point veteran preference" in addition to the supporting documentation required and identified on the reverse side of this form. If you fail to do so, you will receive consideration as a non-veteran.

    DOJ EEO Statement/Policy:

    Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Schedule A: DOJ welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department. DOJ also encourages eligible Schedule A applicants to submit their resumes to , and reference "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line. Additional information is found at: .

    Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Additional information is found at: .

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, and other characteristics).
    • Information Systems/Network Security
    • Knowledge Management
    • Project Management
    • Information Resources Strategy and Planning

    Please Note: The Selecting Official may select additional candidates if more positions become available within 90 days after the HR office issues the selection certificate.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    • Resume showing relevant experience Your resume showing relevant experience and dates the experience was obtained. 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 clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
    • Cover Letter (optional)
    • Veteran documentation, (if applicable)
    • SF-50, (if applicable) (most recent career/career conditional; or for reinstatement to Federal service purposes, the SF-50 that shows you have acquired competitive status ; AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.
    • CTAP/ICTAP documentation, (if applicable) (a copy of a separation notice or other proof of eligibility for priority selection; a copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing current position, grade, promotion potential, and duty location; AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.)
    • Schedule (A) Documentation, (if applicable)

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