IT Specialist (INFOSEC)

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


This position is being filled using a government-wide Direct Hire Authority. One or more positions may be filled through this announcement.

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As an IT Specialist, you will be responsible for:
  • Identifying and mitigating IT system vulnerabilities through testing, audits, and network assessments;
  • Evaluating new IT systems and products to determine their supportability and impact on IT security and the network;
  • Creating system security contingency plans and data recovery procedures;
  • Developing a variety of system compliance documentation and similar reports on network security compliance for delivery to management;
  • Collaborating with end users to understand their technical needs and identifying areas where there may be security vulnerabilities; and
  • Preparing and delivering training to end users on information security requirements
  • Evaluating systems for risk based on the NIST Risk Management Framework 800-37
  • Ensuring system compliance with all relevant Federal laws and statutes including FISMA, OMB circular A-130, and all Binding Operational Directives

Performs other duties as assigned, including, but not limited to:
1. Supports 24x7x 365 days on IT premises and Cloud operations.
2. Executes projects outside of standard business hours.
3. Fulfills IT cross-function responsibilities as needed.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel up to 5 nights per month for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or national.
  • You must be able to pass a background investigation.
  • You may be required to serve a 1 year probationary period.
  • You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date.
  • You may be required to execute project duties outside of standard business hours as necessary.


In order to be qualified for this position, you must possess IT-related experience that demonstrates each of the following four competencies: Attention to detail; customer service; oral communications; and problem solving. The competencies are defined as: Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail; Customer Service - Works with clients and customers to assess their organization-wide 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 to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience; makes clear and convincing oral presentations regarding technical information; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately; Problem Solving - Identifies organization-wide problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. Your resume must fully demonstrate how you meet each of these competencies in order to be qualified.

In addition to meeting the four competencies listed above, to be qualified at the GS-13 level you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service: 1) Recommending new or revised security measures and countermeasures based on new security mandates, standards, technologies or threats; 2) Utilizing knowledge of systems security regulations and policies to develop specifications ensuring compliance with security system requirements; and 3) Providing input in the development of processes and procedures to ensure system reliability and accessibility.

In addition to meeting the four competencies listed above, to be qualified at the GS-14 level you must possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service: 1) Developing plans for security systems that anticipate, identify, evaluate and minimize risks associated with system vulnerabilities; 2) Defining the level of detail for security plans applicable to the security program; and 3) Leading projects engaged in the development of processes and procedures to ensure system reliability and accessibility.

The following certificates are preferred, but NOT mandatory at entry:
1. Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
2. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
3. Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
4. Project Management Professional (PMP).


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be rated well-qualified by scoring 85 or better on the assessment. Additional information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at

Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

If you are a veteran claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) or an official statement (including Character of Service) from your command if currently on active duty. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, in addition to the DD-214, you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference) and the required supporting documents listed on that form. For more information on veterans' preference see .Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, the veteran must 1) be a preference eligible; or 2) be a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. (you must submit a DD214-member copy 4).

A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet those requirements will be grounds for termination.

Privacy Act Information:
The application that you submit for this position contains information subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C. 552a). Information regarding this Act is available upon request in the Office of Special Counsel.

Selected candidate will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment" (OF-306) prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. False statements or responses on your resume can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

To be eligible for consideration, all forms and documents must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, a review of the applications will be conducted. The résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against the applicant's responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if the applicant is qualified for this job. If, after reviewing the applicant's résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that the applicant has inflated his/her qualifications and/or experience, the applicant may lose consideration for this position and/or the applicant's score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect his/her skills and abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

For Competitive Applicants/All U.S. Citizens: Under a direct hire authority, all eligible candidates will be referred to the hiring agency. All though veterans' preference does not apply under a direct hire authority, veterans are encouraged to submit their documentation.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be received by email by 11:59 pm EST on the closing date of this announcement:

1. Cover Letter (optional)
2. Résumé (Please include full descriptions of duties and responsibilities that include the from and to dates (month/year) and hours worked per wee. For the current position held, you may put the from date to present.)
3. Other supporting documents
  • Veteran's documentation (DD-214 member 4 copy, dated VA Letter, SF-15), if applicable
  • CTAP or ICTAP documents, if applicable

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