As a Cyber Security Information Technology Specialist, you will:
Lead the implementation of security programs designed to anticipate and minimize system vulnerabilities.
Review proposed new systems, networks, and software designs for potential security risks; recommend mitigation or countermeasures, and resolve integration issues related to the implementation of new systems within the existing infrastructure.
Develop contingency plans (Disaster Recovery or Business Continuation Plans for information technology systems) to ensure availability and accessibility of network resources.
Develop long-range plans for IT security systems that anticipate, identify, evaluate, mitigate, and minimize risks associated with IT systems vulnerabilities.
Coordinate the implementation of security programs across Tier I, II, and III systems, and establish vulnerability reporting criteria.
Review security incident response policies and identify the need for changes based on new security technologies or threats.
Implement security requirements, integrate security programs and define the scope and level of detail for security plans and policies.
QUALIFICATIONS/ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: You must meet the following eligibility and basic qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. QUALIFICATIONS/ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: You must meet the following eligibility and basic qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
GS-13 LEVEL: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 12 that demonstrated accomplishment of computer project assignments that required a wide range of knowledge of computer requirements and techniques pertinent to the position to be filled. This knowledge is generally demonstrated through assignments that required the ability to analyze a number of alternative approaches in the process of advising management concerning major aspects of ADP system design. This would include defining what system interrelationships must be considered, or what operating mode, system software, and/or equipment configuration is most appropriate for a given project. To be qualifying your experience must be sufficient to demonstrate your ability to work difficult and complex programs which will include establishing, implementing, and interpreting the security requirements. Examples of qualifying experience include: Coordinating the review and evaluation of the agency infrastructure protection program, including policies, guidelines, tools, methods, and technologies; Identifying current and potential problem areas; Updating or establish new requirements; and making recommendations for a fully compliant infrastructure protection program to be implemented throughout the agency.
Definition of specialized experience:
- Demonstrates experience of NIST 800-53 computer system security processes and procedures to evaluate and recommend the acquisition of, implementing, and disseminating IT security tools, procedures, and practices to protect information assets.
- Demonstrated experience in investigating, identifying and addressing deficiencies in the interpretation and application of law related to the use of automated federal tax information under IRC 6103 and the security protections in place to protect the information.
- Demonstrates experience planning and conducting security accreditation reviews for installed systems or networks.
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