IT Specialist (Security)

Washington, D.C
Jun 10, 2021
Jun 15, 2021
IT, Security Engineer
Full Time


Due to the Pandemic and individual states with different phases of reopening, the selectee's report date to the official duty station/facility may be delayed until such time as employees are allowed to report to the workplace. The person selected may telework up to the maximum extent possible, up to and including full time, until it is determined by state and Federal officials that employees are allowed to report to the workplace where this position is located, on a regular basis.

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The Chief Privacy Office's primary responsibilities to the agency is to provide expertise and oversight for privacy requirements both across the IS&P service areas as well as the enterprise. It implements accountability and continuous improvement of FAA privacy processes and programs. The office works closely with all FAA Lines of Business (LOB) and Staff Offices (SO) to ensure and manage the delivery of privacy requirements (e.g. privacy compliance documents and assessments, privacy policy and providing training and awareness. The office currently responds to Privacy Incidents and manages the Identity Monitoring Code issuance process. It additionally oversees the handling and work loading of privacy act requests, appeals and complaints. The office also provides guidance for contractual terms involving privacy data. The office works closely with the Security Operations Center (SOC) when incidents involve privacy data.

Members of the Chief Privacy Office perform multiple, varying and complex assignments under the minimal direction of a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced professional. They may act as a contributing specialist on large work activities or as a project manager or team leader for large projects/programs/activities. Assignments frequently require knowledge and experience working across functional and/or organizational lines. Typical assignments may include providing guidance to less-experienced professionals as well as senior managers and executives; leading project/program teams; designing and recommending solutions to complex problems; providing briefings; preparing and reviewing management reports and/or contractual documents; and developing and recommending improvements to systems and/or processes to improve privacy. The office additionally supports Public Affairs during privacy incidents that generate media interest, in coordination with agency processes and policy. Work is reviewed though status reports and at project completion, to ensure compliance and alignment with the requirements of projects and/or other work activities. Work activities influence the objectives of one or more organizational units, major subdivisions and/or LOB's and SO's and may affect the objectives of the FAA. The work can often affect both internal/external customers and stakeholders.

If selected in addition to the above, you will be responsible for the following:
  • Working with system owners to prepare and review privacy compliance documentation, including Privacy Threshold Assessment (PTA), Privacy Continuous Monitoring (PCM) Assessments, Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA), System Disposal Assessment (SDA) and System of Record Notices (SORN).
  • Performing Privacy Compliance and Contract review inspections.
  • Participating in privacy policy development and reviews.
  • Providing an important liaison/advisory function to provide guidance for the protection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) to FAA Lines of Business (LOB) and Staff Offices (SO).
  • Leading special projects and researching and providing recommendations regarding technology changes, which may affect privacy.
  • Supporting PII, SSN Reduction and Data Loss Prevention activities,
  • Plan and prioritize privacy tasking in order to complete activities according to schedules and within prescribed timelines.
  • Developing and recommending approaches to address current and anticipated problems and issues and working with management to solve problems.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)


For additional information please view the complete OPM qualification standard for the Group Coverage
Qualification Standard for IT Specialist, 2210 series:

To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-H / FG/GS-10-12. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

Specialized experience may include but not limited to: Experience preparing and reviewing privacy compliance documents, such as Privacy Threshold Assessment (PTA), Privacy Continuous Monitoring (PCM), Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA), System Disposal Assessment (SDA) and System of Record Notices (SORNs) and experience planning and prioritizing in order to handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently and in a timely manner.

Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their work history.

Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

If the Agency decides to interview any qualified employee on the selection list, then all on the list who are qualified must be interviewed. If the selection list is shortened to a best qualified list through a comparative process, then the best qualified list shall be considered to be the selection list.


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Additional information

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.

FAA employees, their spouses and minor children may not hold stock or any other securities interest in an airline, aircraft manufacturing company, or in a supplier of components of parts to an aircraft manufacturing company. This prohibition is effective on the date of your appointment. If selected, your acceptance of the agency's final offer means you agree to comply with this prohibition. Questions may be directed to an agency ethics official at .

The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.

The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the KSAs listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or alphabetical and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

Selection may be made from this announcement or from ACT-AIT-21-AIS010-72620 or ACT-AIT-21-AIS010-72625.

This is a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

Only supplemental documentation, e.g. transcripts or veteran's documentation will be accepted in combination with your online application. These documents must be uploaded or emailed to on or before the closing date of this announcement. All submitted documents should reference the announcement number.

Applicants claiming eligibility for the Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO), MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date.

If you are a current or former Federal employee (including a current FAA employee), you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) containing information in Blocks 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 24 so it can be used to verify your position title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the closing date of the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload it into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure you include the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.

If you are a current Federal employee and need a current copy of your SF-50, please contact your personnel office. If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system . If you are a former Federal employee, you can obtain a copy of your SF-50 by writing the National Personnel Records Center Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL 62295. Additional information is available from this link: .

Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO) are thoseveterans who are honorably discharged from the Armed Forces after completing at least three (3) years of continuous active service.Applicants claiming eligibility for EVHO, MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date.

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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