IT Specialist (INFOSEC) (Direct Hire)
Department Of Commerce - Washington, DC

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The Office of the Chief Information Officer is looking for bright, innovative, and results-oriented individuals to join our fast-paced organization. Make a difference by joining our team!

This office is located in the Office of the Chief Information Officer, Office of IT Security, Infrastructure and Technology. This position is perfect for the experienced Information Technology Specialist (Security) with excellent leadership, organization, and interpersonal communication skills and enjoys working in a professional environment. The position offers excellent benefits, including the potential for ongoing medical benefits after retirement. Alternative work schedules are available. The physical fitness center and the child care center are located on site. The worksite is adjacent to the Ronald Reagan Building and the Federal Triangle Metro Rail Station.


Must be a U.S. Citizen.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Registered for Selective Service if applicable (

A one-year probationary/trial period may be required.

Suitable for Federal employment.

You must be able to obtain Secret clearance.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Managing Department of Commerce (DOC) computer security incidents consistent with Federal and departmental computer security incident handling procedures.
  • Conducts specialized computer forensic investigations using investigative methods and techniques to determine such things as method of entry (e.g., infection), propagation, data exfiltration, etc.
  • Monitors and identifies computer security information and events using automated intrusion detection and prevention tools and event log aggregation tools.
  • Conducts investigations that require use of special investigative methods and techniques.
  • Serves as one of the technical points-of-contact within the agency and to the outside computer forensic community, providing criminal investigators, intelligence analyst, computer industry representatives, professional organization, and/or computer forensic professionals in other Federal, state, or local law enforcement organizations with computer forensic advice, guidance, and testimony.
In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement: For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. 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. And in addition to the above, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service AND must possess the selective placement factor. Specialized experience is defined as experience in computer security incident management, which includes the command and control of actions directly required to coordinate work and manage a computer security incident to its completion. Experience in forensic analysis and evidence collections specifically the collation, cataloging and protection of material used in support of decisions made during the computer security incident, as well as research, disciplinary and legal activities following the incident. Selective Placement Factor (SPF): In addition to meeting the specialized experience, applicants must posses the SPF essential for successful job performance. Applicants must actively hold one of the following certifications: GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), CERT Certified Computer Security Incident Handler (CSIH), Electronic Commerce Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: Band III - Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.M., if related. Applicants must meet ALL application requirements, to include a complete online resume, by 11:59 EASTERN TIME ZONE (ETZ) on the closing date of this announcement. Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at

We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement you will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview. Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for non-employment.
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ICTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:

1. A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate, notice of disability annuity termination, or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement.

2. A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action", documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through ROL, etc.;

3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and

4. Any documentation from your agency that shoes your current promotion potential.

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