IT Cyber Security Specialist (Systems Administration)

District of Columbia, D.C
Aug 23, 2019
Aug 29, 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. The position is located in BIT.

BIT is responsible for providing computer systems, IT security, hardware, and software support to the OIG. This includes providing supporting infrastructure for the development, implementation, operation and maintenance of the nation-wide OIG information systems, office automation, Internet/Intranet, and data communication systems.

1. Develops long-range plans for IT security systems that anticipate, identify, evaluate, mitigate, and minimize risks associated with IT systems vulnerabilities, provides authoritative advice on and devise solutions to a wide range of IT issues. Implements higher-level security requirements such as those resulting from laws, regulations, or Presidential directives.

2. Serves as the senior technical consultant for IT security matters. Manages and maintains the IT security infrastructure. Serves as technical consultant to top-level management on new information technology developments, recommending new IT policies/systems for implementation in the OIG in developing specific plans to integrate these developments into the current systems or in developing long range-recommendations.

3. Serves as a systems integrator for large complex systems or networks, with responsibility for preventing vulnerabilities and reducing risk of system and/or asset compromises across the OIG. Serves as systems administrator and technical authority with a strong background using Unix/Linux, Microsoft Windows Server/Workstation, virtualization, networking, and network security. Designs policies and access control lists to ensure compatibility with organizational standards, business rules, and needs. Develops and documents systems administration standard operating procedures.

4. Formulates IT strategies and drives organizational change. Enables the OIG to overcome complex business challenges, enhances decision-making, and achieves compliance. Exhibits business acumen required to develop technology-enabling solutions with direct impact on mission, profit, and corporate value. Develops policies and processes that enhance customer satisfaction, improve service delivery, and produce operational efficiency across the enterprise. Establishes synergy and consensus between leadership, teams, partners, and stakeholders to support key objectives across complex and changing environments.

5. Establishes, maintains, and enhances baseline system security according to organizational policies. Manages accounts, network rights, and access to systems and equipment. Plans, executes, and verifies data redundancy and system recovery procedures. Provides ongoing optimization and problem-solving support. Installs updates, and troubleshoots systems/servers. Checks system hardware availability, functionality, integrity, and efficiency. Implements and enforces local network usage policies and procedures. Manages system/server resources including performance, capacity, availability, serviceability, and recoverability. Monitors and maintains system/server configuration. Oversees the installation, implementation, configuration, and support of system components.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
14 - No promotion potential.


Conditions of Employment

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

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 should include network security, network administration, systems administration, and virtualization. Applicant must have experience in these specialized areas with emphasis on procurement, development, maintenance, and customer support. Evidence of a sound technical background and experience in managing access controls, user authentication, and system security is required. Applicant must demonstrate: on the job experience as a team leader of an IT network/systems support group; experience and proficiency in IT project management; experience and knowledge in executing a successful communications plan between key project stakeholders; 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.

Relocation Incentive will not be offered.

This position is outside the bargaining unit.

This position will not be filled until the Department's Placement Assistance Programs have been fully utilized.


There is no substitution of education for the required specialized experience at the GS-14 level.

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.

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.

Technology Application - Uses machines, tools, and technical investigative equipment effectively; uses computers and computer applications to obtain, analyze, and communicate information in the appropriate format.

Information Technology - Uses information technology knowledge and skills to audit information and the related information technology.


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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.

- 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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