New job IT Specialist (INFOSEC) in West Virginia

IT Specialist (INFOSEC)

Company : US Department of the Treasury
Salary : $59,908 - $77,879 a year
Location : West Virginia

Full Description



PLEASE NOTE: Based on the current hiring restrictions, selectees may be subject to additional approvals prior to an offer being extended.
Serve as an Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC) in the Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Office of Information & Security Services, Information Assurance Division, Security Assessment Branch, responsible for assessing security of information systems, assisting other IT Specialists perform Security Assessment and Authorization IT security reviews.


As an IT Specialist (INFOSEC), you will:

  • Assist in the performance of Security Assessment and Authorization (SA&A) and related activities IT security reviews in accordance with Fiscal Service’s SA&A process.
  • Assess system applicable Fiscal Service, Treasury, and Federal requirements (such as those from FISMA, NIST, OMB and other sources) for compliance. Review documentation, interview key personnel, and examines evidence of adherence to relevant policy and procedure.
  • Perform in-depth analysis and or security testing of information systems, using a wide variety of tools and techniques. Review test results for accuracy, probability, and impact. Report issues to senior team members and technical subject matter experts; retest as needed to validate corrective actions.
  • Implement and maintain multiple IT security assurance software tools with direct supervision and guidance from senior technical experts.
  • Participate in teams designing and implementing IT initiatives, with a specific focus on the security implications of design or operational decisions. Furnish technical assistance and advice, based upon existing standards and SOPs to ensure security is considered throughout the system's lifecycle.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1-5 times per year

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    2210 Information Technology Management

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  • Requirements


    Conditions of Employment

    • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.
    • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
    • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.

    This announcement is issued under the "direct-hire" authority. Consistent with 5 U.S.C. 3304(a)(3) and OPM regulations (5 CFR 337 Subpart B) on direct-hire: All candidates who meet all the qualifications and other eligibility requirements may be referred for consideration. Competitive examining rules providing for rating and ranking and veterans' preference do not apply.

    The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.


    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Specialized experience: For the GS-09, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes ensuring the integrity and availability of systems and networks through analysis of information systems security programs, policies, and procedures. For the GS-09, examples of such experience could include:

    • Experience applying operational standards to identify, isolate and resolve issues; OR
    • Experience participating in audit, assessment, evaluation or analytical reviews in accordance with an established process; OR
    • Experience assisting with the analysis and security testing of IT systems
    In addition to meeting specialized experience, applicants must have IT-related proficiency in each of the four competencies listed below.
    • Attention to Detail, such as performing in-depth analysis and security testing of information systems.
    • Customer Service, such as ensuring appropriate security requirements are addressed.
    • Oral Communication, such as developing briefings, PowerPoint presentations, and meetings on job-related subjects.
    • Problem Solving, such as reviewing legislative, regulatory, and procedural material in order to assess impact.
    You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years or progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Master's or equivalent graduate degree, in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks.


    Additional information

    • We will not pay relocation expenses.
    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • This is a bargaining unit position.
    • This position is a high risk public trust position.
    • We offer opportunities for telework, to be determined by signed agreement.
    • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

    • A one year probationary period may be required.
    • Public Trust – Background Investigation will be required.
    • Must successfully complete a background investigation. Periodic reinvestigation is required no later than five years after selection and at least every succeeding five years.
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified” determination.

    Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical, Analytical, Planning & Evaluating, and Communication.

    Referral: All candidates who meet all the qualifications and other eligibility requirements may be referred for consideration. Competitive examining rules providing for rating and ranking and veterans' preference do not apply.

    If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must receive a score of 90 or better to be rated as “well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

    To preview questions please click here.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required


  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

    All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips.

    CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

    EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits


    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes:

    • Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.
    • Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year.
    • Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire.
    • A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
    • A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions.
    • Learn more about Federal benefits programs at:

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.


This job is open to

  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

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