IT Specialist (INFOSEC)

Washington, D.C
Oct 15, 2021
Oct 19, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in GAO, ISTS, Information Systems Security Group (ISSG). It establishes GAO policy and guidance on IT security; assesses information systems and technology for security capabilities; monitors IT security risks, controls, and effectiveness; and fosters agency-wide security awareness. ISSG ensures that sensitive data residing in GAO's information systems is available and protected as necessary and that its integrity is maintained.
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As a IT Specialist (INFOSEC), PT-2210-II your typical work assignments may include the following:
  • Serves as a liaison providing information and feedback on the agency efforts to comply with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidance and internal Performance and Accountability reporting requirements.
  • Provides consultant support regarding INFOSEC requirements are satisfied throughout the fielding and implementation stages of new systems.
  • Coordinates, implements and manages security components in the Microsoft M365 and Azure environment, including implementing and managing identity and access; threat protection; and manager governance and compliance features in Microsoft 365.
  • Conduct systems security evaluations, audits, and reviews and certifies appropriate implementation of security configurations and processes for managing cloud services in both Amazon and Microsoft cloud offerings.
  • Develops policies and procedures to ensure information systems reliability and accessibility and to prevent and defend against unauthorized access.
  • Reviews and assesses systems security contingency plans and disaster recovery procedures.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

You must meet all qualification requirements before the announcement closes.
1. You must be a U.S. citizen
2. You may be required to submit a financial disclosure statement.
3. You must be suitable for federal employment.
4. Registered for Selective Service, if applicable. ( ).
5. Completion of a probationary period may be required


You may qualify at the BAND II level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:

Specialized Experience:

Applicants must have 1 year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the next lower band or level equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal Service, or comparable private/public sector experience which has equipped the applicant with the skills and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as experience providing daily security operations management and security compliance management over a cloud processing environment to develop methods, approaches, and procedures to enhance security measures; performing security administration tasks including, implementing new information and security hardware and software technologies; resolving security issues utilizing monitoring capabilities; collaborate on security incident response; and supporting customer needs based upon configuration standards, security implementation requirements, and system security polices supporting this processing environment.

In addition tot he specialized experience listed above this position requires incumbent to possess Cloud security certification supporting Microsoft or Amazon Cloud (i.e. Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate and or AWS Certified Security - Specialty). You MUST submit a copy of your certification with your application package or you will be rated ineligible.


There is no education requirement for this position.

Additional information

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).

Based on the staffing needs, additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office's policy is to provide equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

A review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be further evaluated based on your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying. Your responses must provide sufficient information to determine possession of experience and must be evidenced in your resume. Incomplete responses (e.g. see resume, or like), errors or omissions will affect your eligibility.

There is a severe shortage of candidates for this position. To expedite the hiring process, we have eliminated competitive rating and ranking, veterans' preference, and "rule of three" or category rating procedures.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
  • Other supporting documents:
    • Cover Letter, optional
  • Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)

    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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