Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC)

US Government, Other Agencies and Independent Organizations

The FRTIB is looking for a highly qualified and motivated individual to serve as an Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC). This Job Opportunity Announcement (JOA) may be used to fill other Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC), GS-2210-14 positions within the FRTIB in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.


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Job Grade: 14
Total Openings: 1


This position serves as Branch Chief of the Authorization Management Branch. The major duties of the position are: Providing situational awareness of Authorization activities and statuses. Proactively monitoring critical systems leveraging data sources from managed service providers and cybersecurity assessments. Managing Plans of Action & Milestones (POA&Ms). Establishing security system boundaries in coordination with the Business and System Owners. Documenting, evaluating, and monitoring security controls for the protection of FRTIB FISMA systems. Validating implemented and documented system security requirements and security controls. Coordinating with the Chief Privacy Officer to identify, implement, document, and validate privacy controls. Defining, managing, and overseeing of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) Program, processes, and efforts for the Agency’s FISMA systems in accordance with NIST guidance and frameworks. Identifying, comprehensively evaluating, processing, and briefing risks proposed for Risk Acceptance. Maintaining AMB managed programs and processes such that they adhere to the latest NIST guidelines and practices. Leverage tools and frameworks to maximize security value, process improvements, and more effective use of resources. Defining, managing, and overseeing of the Continuous Monitoring Program, processes, and efforts for the Agency’s FISMA systems. Performing Risk Assessments to identify and evaluate cyber risks across FRTIB FISMA systems as required by assessment schedules or significant changes. Providing cyber risk data, and ongoing updates, to the Cyber, Risk, Training, & Compliance Branch (CRTC) and the Agency’s Integrated Risk Management program to provide a comprehensive enterprise risk picture to Agency leadership. Managing, tracking, coordinating, and reporting on POA&Ms across all Agency FISMA systems. Monitoring, and reporting on, managed service provider performance via established service level agreements (SLAs). Providing cybersecurity support and guidance to Business and System Owners. Preparing and documenting standard operating procedures and protocols. Writing comprehensive reports including assessment-based findings, outcomes and propositions for further system security enhancement. Exercises technical and administrative supervision over the subordinate staff. Performing related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet the Basic Experience requirement and the Specialized Experience as described below. Basic Experience: 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: Applicants must have at least one year of full-time specialized work experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the next lower level (equivalent to the GS-13) in the federal government. Specialized experience is defined as: oversight of a Risk Management Framework program; (2) operation of a Continuous Monitoring Program; and (3) development of Cybersecurity policies and procedures. *Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Specialized experience must meet 52 weeks equivalent to the next lower grade level. A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Job Requirements:

U.S. citizenship is required. All qualification requirements must be met by 09/16/2022. Your application package will not be considered if it is missing any of the required documents listed under the “Required Documents” tab. Probationary Period. One-year probationary period may be required. Supervisory Probationary Period. One-year supervisory probationary period may be required. Selective Service. If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Background Suitability Investigation. Continued employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background investigation and the granting of a federal suitability or security clearance. If selected, you may be offered tentative employment until the background investigation has been fully adjudicated. Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the Time-in-Grade Requirement, which is 52 weeks of federal service at the next lower grade, GS-13.

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