IT Cyber Security Specialist

District of Columbia, D.C
Jun 13, 2019
Jun 18, 2019
Full Time


The OIG is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and employs approximately 340 staff, including 34 field offices located throughout the country.

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This position is located in the Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of Management and Planning (OMAP), Division of Information Technology (DIT). DIT is composed of two Branches, the Branch of Information Technology (BIT) and the Branch of Database Management and Applications (BDMA), which provide IT services for the OIG. This position is in BDMA.

BDMA provides applications development and support and administers databases and/or data management systems that allow for the secure storage, query, protection, and utilization of data. This includes contributing to the application security posture across the organization, development, implementation, operation, and maintenance of OIG customized applications, commercial off the shelf (COTS) applications and systems designed to acquire, prepare, and control access to sensitive and mission critical data between OIG stakeholders.

1. Expertise in the installation, configuration, administration and maintenance (i.e., backup, restore, delete data, transaction log files, etc.) of Enterprise level databases in a nutanix virtual environment running Red Hat Linux and / or Windows operating systems. (SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, Sybase and PostgreSQL).

2. Expertise in administering SAS in both Windows and Red Hat Linux environment. Experience should include database administration, data mining and analytics (DM&A),with emphasis on administration, development, maintenance, and customer support Experience and knowledge utilizing programming/query languages such as JAVA, R, Python, Anaconda, SQL, C/C++/C#, SAS and customized programming scripts in the performance of DM&A.

3. Advanced Knowledge of database management systems using UNIX, Linux, SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, DB2, Sybase, and Oracle, including database development and business intelligence tools, such as TOAD, T-SQL, SQL Report Services, Power-BI, and SAS.

4. Expertise in assessing database management systems software and maintaining information exchanges with publish, subscribe, and alert functions that enable users to send and receive critical information as required. Manages the compilation, cataloging, caching, distribution, and retrieval of data. Monitors and maintains databases to ensure optimal performance. Performs backup and recovery of databases to ensure data integrity.

5. Expertise in conducting queries and developing algorithms to analyze data structures. Experience in optimizing database performance; Advanced knowledge of data mining and analytics (DM&A) techniques and tools; such as R, Python and customized programming scripts in the performance of DM&A.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required in support of OIG functions.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
14 - This position is at the full promotion potential level.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.
  • Requires a valid drivers license.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Subject to financial disclosure requirements.

Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.


Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal Service.

Specialized experience may include but is not limited to database administration, data mining and analytics (DM&A), SQL Query Language. Experience in these specialized areas with emphasis on administration, development, maintenance, and customer support. Evidence of a sound technical background and experience in the development and administration of various databases such as: SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, Sybase and PostgreSQL; installation, configuration and administration of business intelligence tools: SAS, SQL Report Services, MS Power BI and experience working in a Nutanix virtual environment are required. On the job experience such as proficiency in the management of complex database projects that involve stakeholders from multiple agencies; experience and knowledge in creating and communicating database design documentation to senior management; experience and knowledge determining the appropriate software packages and computer programming scripts to use in accessing and exporting data from multiple sources into correctly configured data stores for DM&A use; experience and knowledge utilizing programming/query languages such as JAVA, R, Python, Anaconda, SQL, C/C++/C#, SAS and customized programming scripts in the performance of DM&A.; and troubleshooting advanced technical problems of a complex or unknown nature with escalation to a vendor when it is appropriate or necessary.

No Permanent Change of Station funds (PCS) will be offered.

No Relocation Incentive will be offered.

This position is outside the bargaining unit.


Applicants must meet one of the following to qualify based on education:

Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management OR degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks.


Experience must be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate.

Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service.

If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

Additional information

DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:

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.

Data Management: Knowledge of the principles, procedures, and tools of data management such as modeling techniques, data backup, data recovery, data dictionaries, data warehousing, data mining, data disposal, and data standardization processes.

Self Management: Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve; demonstrates responsible behavior.

The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc). The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. You are not required to submit a document if it does not apply to you. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. Also, do not upload password protected documents.

- Unofficial Transcript(s) (in English) - submit if using education as a basis for qualifying for this position. If so, you must submit all applicable academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements (ex. BA/BS, MA, JD, PHD, etc). If specific course work is required to qualify, you must supply transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit.

You may upload your transcript(s) as one document (3 MB size limit). If over 3 MB, please submit via fax feature.

OFFICIAL Transcripts MUST BE RECEIVED prior to selection and report date. Reference the "Education Section" for College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education.

- Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP or ICTAP eligibility.

- Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted

Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship , and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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