Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC)

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Washington, D.C
Jan 12, 2021
Jan 20, 2021
Full Time


Location of position:

GSA, Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), Office of Information Technology Category (ITC)
Washington, DC

This office is responsible for providing technical expertise necessary to ensure that FAS products and services meet information security (INFOSEC) requirements in response to Government needs.

We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed.

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As a Supervisory Information Technology Specialist, you will serve as agency expert in information technology security, and reports directly to the Division Director.

You will also:
  • Manage the human resources of the organization, which is composed of employees who report directly to the position incumbent.
  • Develop and recommend technical solutions and provides technical guidance in IT security implementation to Federal agency clients in accordance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).
  • Develop long-range plans for IT security systems for clients that anticipate, identify, evaluate, mitigate, and minimize risks associated with IT system vulnerabilities. Participates in systems security evaluations, audits, and reviews. Plans and coordinates the development of specifications to meet security requirements at the client agency level.
  • Provide expert and technical advice to the IT Security Subcategory director, management and other leadership to ensure that FAS products and services meet state-of-the-art information security requirements in response to Government needs.
  • Lead and directs analytical and customer outreach work to ensure that IT Security Subcategory products and services meet the information security requirements for the civilian and defense sectors.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
  • Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable
  • Register with Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959

If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
  • Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.
  • Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
  • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level).
  • Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security's e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
  • Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position
  • Serve a one year supervisory or managerial probationary period, if required


For each job on your resume, provide:
  • the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
  • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).

If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

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The GS-14 salary range starts at $121,316 per year.

To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level or higher in the Federal service.

  • Attention to Detail - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant investigates and evaluates state of the art technology of the industry.
  • Customer Service - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant confers with users to evaluate the effectiveness of, or identify the need for, computer programs or management systems.
  • Oral Communication - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant persuades others to take a particular course of action or to accept findings, recommendations, changes, or alternative viewpoints.
  • Problem Solving - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant identifies and accommodates technology and resource constraints.


Specialized experience is defined as experience identifying vulnerabilities, risks, and protection needs to resolve issues and problems in IT program areas; analyzing alternative approaches concerning major ADP design aspects, such as system interrelationships, operating mode, system software, and/or equipment configuration; and formulating IT security policies, standards, and guidelines. Such experience must also include leading teams or projects and performing in the role of a Contracting Officer Representative (COR).


Additional information

This is not a virtual position. The selectee is expected to report to the duty station listed.

Bargaining Unit Status

Bargaining Unit status: NONE

Management Rights

Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your overall possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities. Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.
  • Ability to lead people and supervise a group of employees.
  • Mastery of knowledge of information technology systems security concepts and principles and awareness of emerging technologies and their applications to information assurance processes. Ability to apply experimental theories and new developments to problems not susceptible to treatment by accepted methods.
  • Ability to make applicable IT security recommendations to FAS and GSA leadership.
  • Mastery of knowledge of policy and planning concepts and practices, project management methodologies, and advanced applications tools and technologies to work with clients to develop long range plans for information assurance.
  • Ability to conduct advanced risk analysis to prepare long range information assurance plans.
  • Mastery of knowledge of state-of-the-art information security products and services available to Government and private industry to analyze security requirements, assess project feasibility, and define current and future information assurance environments.
  • Expert knowledge of information defense systems, defense in depth strategies, identity access management, information access management, business process mapping, penetration testing, and IT forensics.
  • Ability to establish and maintain productive contacts with agency clients to present sensitive recommendations concerning information assurance products and services, understand client needs and capabilities, and explain complex technical requirements.
  • Ability to establish and maintain productive contacts with private sector vendors to coordinate studies, explain technical issues, and provide management and technical advice on information security program matters.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with all levels of management officials and clients.
  • Ability to maintain liaison with academic communities and professional groups to ensure expanding competence in the field and to stay abreast of the state-of-the-art technology.
  • Ability to provide quality customer service

Additional assessments may be used, and, if so, you will be provided with further instructions.

If you are eligible under GSA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) , you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process

Required Documents

ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.
  • GSA OIG Employees: Submit latest SF 50 (other than award SF 50)
  • CTAP eligible - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.
  • Current or Former Political Appointees: Submit SF-50.

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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