Information Technology Specialist, GS-2210-14 DE (NETWORK/INFOSEC)

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Washington, D.C
Sep 13, 2021
Sep 21, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the Office of Information Technology at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.

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-Leads the Security architecture, design, implementation and maintenance of the Museum's Network infrastructure and other communication initiatives.

-Oversees the development of technical data, estimates, statistics, suggestions, and other information useful to higher level managers in determining which goals and objectives to emphasize.

-Exercises delegated authority to oversee the overall planning, direction, and timely execution of the Museum Network security operations. Decides the methodologies to use in achieving work goals and objectives, and in determining other management strategies.

-Leads Museum's network design activities and maintains appropriate documentation.

-Serves as the Museum's primary expert on technical matters concerning network deployments and other communication technology.

-Prepares criteria and specifications for system modifications and testing of new equipment and services. Anticipates the probable implications that technological change will have for units and programs.

-Researches existing and emerging technologies to determine and directly implement appropriate methods of content delivery and presentation. Advises on technologies and systems.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply
  • You must meet the Selective Service requirement (See Other Information)
  • You must submit your complete application and all supporting documents
  • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination
  • A one year probationary/trial period may be required
  • Payment of relocation expenses is/is not authorized.


BASIC REQUIREMENT: To be eligible for the position, you must meet the Basic Requirement for the position of IT Specialist. Individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.
  • Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
  • Customer Service - Works with clients and customers to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available cybersecurity 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 and nature of the information; makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

Specialized Experience for GS-14: You must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the federal service that clearly demonstrates knowledge, skills and abilities

· Managing an organizations network infrastructure security including administration, design, and architecture;

· Developing and revising policies and procedures for an organization's networking solutions; and

· Conducting extensive research of new vulnerabilities and insecurities discovered in network operating systems, infrastructure and boundary protection devices.


There is no positive education requirement for this position.

Additional information

Selective Service: This link provides information on the Selective Service System Registration. If you are an Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligible, you may receive selection priority. You must apply and be found to be well-qualified.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "gold," "silver," and "bronze." Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview. To preview the assessment questionnaire, click the following link:

The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:

-Applying network systems design and management methods including end-to-end performance monitoring, network architecture, Cisco networking, and related technologies in order to plan, design, develop, and enhance highly efficient network systems that respond to the Museum's business requirements.

-Experience with IT systems security principles, concepts and methods, including state-of-the-art and emerging techniques and products, in order to utilize appropriate technical strategies to resolve complex and persistent IT security challenges.

-Knowledge of all phases of data center and server implementations and various server and workstation operating systems, specifically Microsoft, UNIX, Linux, and related technologies in order to ensure adequate network services throughout the Museum.

-Experience in planning and project management in order to manage new deployments and/or upgrade technology.

-Knowledge of data and communication technologies, server, workstation, and network hardware systems, in order to architect networks and associated components.

The Category Rating Process does not add veteran's preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).

Career Transition Assistance Program: This program applies to Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed, or employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet eligibility criteria for CTAP or ICTAP; 2) will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100 ; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. Well-Qualified includes those applicants whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. For information on eligibility criteria and required documentation, go to:

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness , National security

Required Documents

Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional. Your resume must include information about your paid and nonpaid work experience related to this position including: job title, duration of employment (mm/dd/yy - mm/dd/yy), hours per week, duties and accomplishments, salary, and your education. For work in the Federal service, please include the grade level for the position/s. Your resume may be used to validate your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire.

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 stating disposition of discharge or character of service or other valid proof of eligibility (i.e., statement of service that shows service dates AND character of service). If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see

Active Duty Service Members- You must submit a statement of discharge/certification of release or an official written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions no later than 120 days from the date the announcement closes. Enlisted Record Briefs and military identification do NOT qualify as official documentation. If the appropriate information is not submitted to confirm the discharge status, dates of service, etc., you will not be considered for this job opportunity under Veteran Preference procedures. To gain access to your DD-214 online please visit

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation if applicable (see other information).

Education. If this position requires proof of higher education, you must submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website. You MUST provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation by the closing date of the announcement will result in lost consideration.

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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