Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC), NB-2210-V

Washington, D.C
Apr 02, 2021
Apr 10, 2021
Full Time


As an Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC), you will serve as a member of the Cybersecurity Assurance & Compliance (CA&C) Team in Washington, DC.

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As an Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC), you will:
  • Conduct security control assessments for new and existing applications, systems, and programs, including evaluation of organizational policies, procedures, and security measures and provide recommendations to system stakeholders for appropriate mitigation techniques or strategies in support of risk acceptance decisions.
  • Develop, update, maintain, implement, and provide guidance and support to stakeholders on standard operating procedures, processes, workflows, training materials, and other related documentation for the Cybersecurity Assurance & Compliance (CA&C) functions to integrate security in the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and strengthen confidentiality, integrity, and availability of OCC data and information systems.
  • Support audit liaison function, working with Office of Inspector General (OIG) and internal audit teams on internal and external audit activities; performing audit quality assurance reviews on draft and final audit reports
  • Assist in the implementation and maintenance of a continuous monitoring program including development and maintenance, POA&M, Risk Acceptance, and ongoing authorization processes and integration with the OCC's governance, risk, and compliance tool, and other security tools to provide ongoing monitoring of security measures.
  • Review all contractor deliverables to ensure accuracy and quality, including white papers, reports, assessment plans, briefings, memos, POA&Ms, testing workbooks, summary of findings, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), etc.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel occasionally to attend training and/or conferences.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Complete a background investigation (unless already completed).
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
  • Travel occasionally to attend conferences and/or training.
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
  • File an OCC Financial Disclosure Form.
  • Complete a financial disclosure review and resolve any ethics issues.
  • Click here for important information about OCC ethics standards, such as the requirement that new hires divest their bank securities.
  • Successfully complete a background investigation that includes criminal history, financial history (including a credit check) and other information.


BASIC REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Customer Service
  • Oral Communication
  • Problem Solving


You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the NB-IV band level or GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience for this position include:

Performing security assessments and authorization (SA&A) and/or other compliance activities in support of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and Continuous Monitoring.

Certified Information Systems Security Professional highly desired.

The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector, or through volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure any credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.


Additional information

  • Salary range includes 22.26% geographical pay.
  • If you are a current OCC employee who previously received a waiver determination permitting you to retain bank securities due to extenuating circumstances, please note that this determination may be rescinded if the nature of your duties changes. We strongly suggest that you discuss the potential implications of any change in duties on a prior securities determination with your ethics official.
  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more positions.
  • Click all links in this vacancy announcement to view additional information and instructions.
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • Click "Print" to review the entire announcement before applying.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.

Referral: All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for the position will be referred to the selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must be Well-Qualified to receive special selection priority. "Well-Qualified" means developing objectives, plans, and resource strategies, and influences long-term plans affecting information security and privacy programs.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

A complete application includes: 1) A resume, 2) vacancy question responses, and 3) submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

RESUME: All applicants are required to submit a resume by either creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive any credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please review Resume Tips .

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) or INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS : In addition, you may submit the following: - Cover letter - Recent performance evaluation (be sure to redact/remove all sensitive information prior to submitting)

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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