Senior IT Specialist (Information Security) CG-2210-14

Washington, D.C
Jan 22, 2021
Jan 25, 2021
IT, Security Engineer
Full Time


This position is located in the Chief Information Officer Organization, DIT, Enterprise Strategy Branch, of the Federal Deposit Corporation and is responsible for advancing and maturing the ongoing IT architecture and strategic planning practices, and for ensuring resources are strategically aligned to FDIC priorities.

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

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Coordinates and provides support to internal CIOO clients in the identification, implementation, testing and review of internal controls, and serves as a liaison for U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and the Division of Finance, Corporate Management Control (DOF CMC) audits and reviews within the client's area of program responsibility.

Plans and executes internal control reviews and process improvement reviews of CIOO's IT, privacy and cybersecurity operations, general support systems and major applications. This includes mapping critical IT, privacy and cybersecurity business processes and recommending solutions and/or corrective actions to clients and CIOO senior officials.

Reviews major system development projects at critical points in their life cycle to inform any associated risks on the CIOO's IT risk inventory, including, but not limited to the degree to which projects are meeting stated security and privacy requirements, business expectations and are being completed in a timely and cost effective manner.

Reviews corrective action plans for audits and internal control reviews and assesses compliance with guidelines for privacy and security controls established by OMB, GAO and NIST.

Document and prepare technical trend analysis, internal control reviews and management control plans for senior management.

Plans, conducts analyses, reports and monitors process improvement initiatives in the division including the conduct of detail business process mapping.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Registration with the Selective Service.

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Employment Conditions.

Completion of Financial Disclosure may be required.


Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. 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. Additional qualifications information can be found here .

You must have Information Technology (IT)-related experience which demonstrates proficiency in each of the following competencies:

1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

In addition to the competencies listed above, applicants must meet the specialized experience for this position.

To qualify, applicants must have completed at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the CG-13 grade level or above in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience conducting, testing and validating cybersecurity and privacy internal controls; assessing risk levels, identifying findings and recommending corrective actions to ensure compliance with government regulating agencies such as OMB, GAO and NIST.

Applicants eligible for ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 80 or higher in the online assessment to be determined "well qualified" for this position. For more information, click here


There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.

Additional information

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If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary period.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

"This is a Direct-Hire Public Notice. Applications will be accepted for the location identified in the public notice. Veteran's preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants DO NOT apply to positions filled under this public notice. All complete applications (transcripts must be included) will be verified for eligibility requirements and will be submitted to the hiring official upon request.

Upon the submission of your application package to, you will receive an automatic reply from OPM informing you that your application has been submitted, received and is being processed. If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging the receipt of your application. Your application will remain active through the open period of this Public Notice. You will not receive any additional notifications, and your resume may not be reviewed for qualifications unless a position is requested to be filled by the hiring official. After you submit your application, you will be contacted only if further evaluation or interviews are required or upon your selection."

Your application will be reviewed to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement. Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level. If you are found qualified, you will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration.

You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs. Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.

1. Knowledge of federal information technology, privacy and cybersecurity audits to plan, develop, implement, and maintain programs, policies, and procedures to protect the integrity and confidentiality of systems, networks, and data.

2. Knowledge of cybersecurity and privacy principles, laws, regulations, and policies sufficient to ensure coordination and/or collaboration on security and privacy activities.

3. Skill in applying IT, privacy and cybersecurity policies, processes, program operations, and application systems management in order to review and analyze processes, potential risks, and identify appropriate controls

4. Knowledge of Risk Management Framework (RMF) requirements and mitigation activities in order to plan, develop, operate, and maintain systems.

5. Knowledge and understanding of the information systems development life cycle and related processes used to develop and implement information technology projects.

6. Knowledge of information technology (IT) security trends, principles and methods.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process

Required Documents

INTERAGENCY TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ICTAP): If you are a displaced Federal employee eligible for consideration under ICTAP, you must submit proof of eligibility. For more information, click here

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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