Information Technology Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
Sep 23, 2021
Closes
Sep 28, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Administrative Systems Office (ASO) has created an Information Security Program to ensure the protection of local AO and national applications across the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) and the U.S. Courts. The Security and Data Integration Staff (SDIS) is responsible for establishing guidelines and minimum acceptable risk safeguards for the protection of DAS information and information systems.
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Responsibilities

The Administrative Systems Office (ASO) is a matrix organization with two divisions. The Information Technology Specialist is instrumental in coordinating security-related activities between the business owner, system owner and other stakeholders to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information and information systems.

Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Communicating judiciary security policies, procedures and safeguards for all applications and information systems assigned;
  • Developing and maintaining security documentation to include system security plans, incident response plans, contingency plans, and all applicable security documentation;
  • Analyzing and advising on the risk and remediation of security issues based on reports from vulnerability assessment scanners, patch management tools, and emerging threat information;
  • Performing risk assessments to periodically re-evaluate the security and risk posture of the system and mitigation strategies as well as to assess the impact of new requirements;
  • Developing remediation plans, along with stakeholders, for discovered vulnerabilities and document in Plan of Actions and Milestone (POA&M);
  • Assisting with investigations into security violations related to applications and information systems assigned; ensuring corrective actions are implemented and information security incidents are handled in accordance with judiciary policies and procedures;
  • Participating in associated security and change control boards for applications and information systems assigned, evaluating the risk impact of proposed changes;
  • Serving as the primary advisor to the Chief and Deputy Chief, SDIS and portfolio managers on information security matters pertaining to assigned applications and information systems;
  • Providing recommendations concerning the safeguarding of information systems and ensures comprehensive assessments are performed on the management, operational, and technical security controls employed within or inherited by an information system;
  • Reviewing information systems to identify potential security weaknesses, recommends improvements to address vulnerabilities, implements changes and documents upgrades.


  • Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    00

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment


    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
  • All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  • Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the Administrative Office of the US Courts. In instances where non-citizens are considered for hire into temporary or any other position with non-competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO's Human Resources Office that there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the United States and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at http://ww.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/non-citizens . For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification .
  • All new AO employees will be required to complete an FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check.
  • All new AO employees must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment.
  • You will be required to serve a trial period if selected for a first-time appointment to the Federal government, transferring from another Federal agency, or serving as a first-time supervisor. Failure to successfully complete the trial period may result in termination of employment.
  • If appointed to a temporary position, management may have the discretion of converting the position to permanent depending upon funding and staffing allocation.


  • Qualifications

    Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

    Basic Requirement: Individuals must have Information Technology (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 (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.
  • 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.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
  • Specialized Experience : Applicants must have at least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience for this position is defined as demonstrated experience in ALL areas below:
  • Experience in developing system security plans and supporting documentations.
  • Knowledge of current security tools, hardware/software security implementation; communication protocols; and encryption techniques/tools.
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate closely with application developers, engineers, and others.


  • Education

    This position does not require education to qualify.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job. If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, we will evaluate your application package, to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.

    You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume and/or narrative responses, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Failure to submit the mandatory narrative responses will result in not receiving full consideration and/or rating credit. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you, withdrawing an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    For this job announcement the following documents and/or information are required:
    • Resume - Any written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications.
    • Citizenship - Include country of citizenship on resume.
    • Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) - All applicants outside of the AO must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 to verify current or former Federal employment status.
    • Veterans Preference documentation - Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214), if applicable Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (SF-15) and an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying to the veteran's present receipt of compensation.


    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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