IT Specialist (Infosec)

Department Of Defense Andover , MA 01810

Posted 2 months ago

  • Duties




Serve as an Information Systems Security Professional (ISSP).

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This Position is located in the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, Industrial Security directorate.

As an IT SPECIALIST (INFOSEC) you will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Serve as an Information Systems Security Professional (ISSP) within the Southern Region.

  • Perform Cybersecurity activities including security control assessments in support of Information Technology (IT) systems.

  • Assess and authorize activity utilizing the Risk Management Framework (RMF).

  • Exercise security oversight of cleared contractor information systems within the National Industrial Security Program (NISP).

  • Analyze, assess, evaluate, verify and validate cleared contractor information system security plans and controls, and deliver system authorization risk recommendations to the Authorizing Official.

  • Develop and maintain security documentation and artifacts for Information Systems assigned

  • Engage and interface with industry security professionals to assess implemented security controls.

  • Enforce IT security control requirements, recommend configurations for information systems and networks and identify strategies to manage risk through mitigation of IT vulnerabilities, considering the rapidly evolving Cybersecurity threat to IT systems.

  • Serve as spokesperson at conferences and training meetings to convey NISP and RMF implementation guidance and Cybersecurity information relating to industrial security.

Travel Required

25% or less

  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

2210 Information Technology Management

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  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US citizen

  • Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service. For more information, visit

  • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered

  • This is a Drug Testing designated position

  • Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601

  • WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time

  • OVERTIME: Occasionally

  • TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible

  • PCS (Permanent Change of Station): Maybe authorized



  • TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is telework eligible

  • It is a requirement to be certified within six months of the appointment date (if not already certified) in accordance with DoD 8570.01-M for IAM Level III and IAT Level II.


This position has a Basic Requirement for the 2210:

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 GS-5 through GS-15 (or equivalent): For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. The employing agency is responsible for identifying the specific level of proficiency required for each competency at each grade level based on the requirements of the position being filled.

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 for GS-7 (or equivalent) and Above: Positions at GS-7 (or equivalent) and above require one year of specialized experience at the next lower GS-grade (or equivalent). Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Such experience is typically gained in the IT field or through the performance of work where the primary concern is IT. The employing agency is responsible for defining the specialized experience based on the requirements of the position being filled.

The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by 11/16/2020

Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, and will typically be demonstrated by working at, or immediately below the level of the job being advertised, for a year or more. The previous work experience must clearly demonstrate the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Specialized experience required for this position is:

Senior level knowledge of advanced information technology (IT) principles, concepts, methods, standards, and practices relating to information systems security in order to function as the technical authority for information systems security issues, as well as, extensive knowledge of common computer operating systems, networking fundamentals and architecture, and network security devices.

Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:

  • Cybersecurity: Protect and defend information and information systems in order to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability. (AKA Information Assurance).

  • Risk Management Framework (RMF): Unified Information security framework for the entire federal government.

  • 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.

  • Writing: Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience.

  • Problem Solving: Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

  • Technical Competence: Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on the job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.

Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at: DOD GEN APP INFO


Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

Superior Academic Achievement does not apply to DCIPS positions.

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IT Specialist (Infosec)

Department Of Defense