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Information Technology Specialist (Security)

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U.S. Department Of State Rosslyn , VA 22209

Posted 2 months ago

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This position is located in the Capital Planning and Architecture Division, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, Office of the Executive Director, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Department of State (DoS).

The incumbent of this position provides IT security expertise and oversight in the areas of security and management of the bureau's automated data processing and telecommunications, applications design and development, systems analysis and database administration.

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Responsibilities

  • Leads the implementation of security programs designed to anticipate, assess, and minimize system vulnerabilities to include coordinating the implementation of security programs.

  • Assures that bureau systems, policies, and procedures meet the legal and regulatory requirements of the Federal Government and the Department by ensuring that applicable security controls are maintained and updated.

  • Reviews proposed new systems, networks, and software designs for potential security risks recommending mitigation or countermeasures, and resolving integration issues.

  • Develops and/or coordinates contingency plans to ensure availability and accessibility of network resources in the event of emergencies.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
13

  • Job family (Series)
    2210 Information Technology Management

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.

  • Obtain/maintain eligibility to access Sensitive Compartmented Information

  • One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.

Qualifications

Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education, and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.

If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application.

NOTE: Applicants must meet time-in-grade and time after competitive appointment requirements, by the closing date of this announcement.

Time-In-Grade Requirements:
Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions, per 5CFR 300, Subpart F.

Applicants applying for the GS-13 grade level must meet the following requirements:

Have IT-related experience demonstrating EACH of the four competencies AND specialized experience listed below:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Incumbent provides sound recommendations for mitigating, improvements or updates to computer security policies, and is meticulous in the applications of crucial technical specifications and requirements and they relate to security.
  • Customer Service
  • Incumbent demonstrates a high level of ability to serve customers by advising and counseling managers or other officials to accept and implement findings and recommendations on remediation of malicious code and explain how it operates and affects individuals workstations, servers and networks.
  • Oral Communication
  • Incumbent demonstrates a high level of skill in communicating orally ensuring that systems, networks, and data users of all levels of technical sophistication and all levels of management and personnel are aware of, understand, and adhere to system security policies and procedures and best practices.
  • Problem Solving
  • Incumbent clearly demonstrates the ability to solve and prioritize problems by identifying vulnerabilities and their associated exploit vectors. Ability to assess security events and malicious applications, code and intrusion attempts to determine impact and implement corrective actions that ensures the rigorous application of information security policies, principles, and practices.

AND

Have at least 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service which provided you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

  • Experience providing technical guidance and advising management and other technical specialists on critical IT security issues.

  • Experience reviewing proposed new IT systems, networks, and software designs for potential security risks and recommending mitigation and/or countermeasures to management.

  • Experience documenting and assessing government IT systems adherence to policies and guidance and making recommendations to resolve security related issues.

  • Experience ensuring the integration of security into IT programs and services, application developments, and that systems security management meets current and future needs.

NOTE: In order to qualify for this position, your experience MUST be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate.

There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-13 position.

Education

See the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for education requirements, if applicable.


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Information Technology Specialist (Security)

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U.S. Department Of State