IT Specialist (Cybersecurity/INFOSEC) - DIRECT HIRE

Washington, D.C
Dec 08, 2021
Dec 11, 2021
Full Time

The IT Specialist:
  • Supports the planning, implementation, and operation of requirements associated with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA); cybersecurity directives issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Department of Defense (DoD); guidance and policy issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); and agency-specific policies, directives, and initiatives.
  • Establishes studies, technical assessments, surveys, and evaluations, as needed, based on cybersecurity visibility problems and deficiencies. Represents DOT on inter-agency task forces specific to cybersecurity, critical infrastructure safety related to cybersecurity, and associated data integration, rationalization, and visualization activities.
  • Develops, coordinates, and finalizes cybersecurity visibility governance, policies, and processes for the Department. Identifies program requirements based on new and emerging security technologies and associated threats, vulnerabilities, exposures, automation, and data integration, all with consideration to improve the Department's collective cybersecurity posture.
  • Ensures CIO policies, strategies, and plans are effectively and consistently communicated to affected S-80 staff, DOT customers, and supporting contractors. Presents briefings and recommendations concerning concepts, capabilities, data integration, and related solutions to various OCIO and FAA management levels.

The ideal candidate is a seasoned professional, motivated self-starter who can share their expertise in planning, development, and implementation of cybersecurity incident management and response programs; establishing policies and processes/procedures to prevent, mitigate, and remediate cyber risks across the dynamic Departmental organization IT infrastructure; and knowledgeable of collective cybersecurity policies and best practices.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen & meet specialized experience to qualify
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
  • Required documents must be submitted by the closing date.
  • Direct Hire Authority will be used to fill this position

  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Applicants may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • DRUG TEST: This position has been determined to be a critical safety/security position as defined in the Department of Transportation (DOT) Order, DOT 3910.1D entitled "Drug and Alcohol-Free Departmental Workplace." Therefore, if selected for the position you will be required to submit to a pre employment/pre-appointment drug test, you will also be subject to Random Drug Testing.
  • Top Secret (SCI): You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret SCI clearance.


To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience requirements.

To qualify for the Grade 14, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-13, it must include:
  • Experience in leading a cybersecurity incident management and response program in the areas of incident response; risk and vulnerability management oversight and remediation; operational IT security incident reporting, management, and trending; continuous diagnostics and mitigation implementation; cloud service integration and support; and IT security planning.

In addition to meeting the above described specialized experience requirements, your IT experience will be evaluated and be expected to include described experience in the following competencies:
  • Attention to Detail: Work is thorough and conscientious about attending to detail.
  • Customer Service: Working with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, providing information or assistance, assigning staff to resolve their problems, or satisfying their expectations; knowing about available products and services; committed to providing quality products and services.
  • Oral Communication: Expressing 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); making clear and convincing oral presentations; listening to others, attending to nonverbal cues, and responding appropriately.
  • Problem Solving: Identifying problems; determining accuracy and relevance of information; using sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and making recommendations based on technical requirements.

For all types of consideration, experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

PLEASE NOTE: This is a Bargaining unit position represented by American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), Local 3313.

COVID VACCINATION: As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if similar vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.

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