It Specialist (infosec
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Job Detail
  • Industry:
    IT - Software
  • Total Positions:
  • Job Type:
    Full Time
  • Salary:
  • Job Location:
    ATLANTA, United States
  • Minimum Education:
  • Minimum Experience:
    1 Year
  • Apply By:
    Jul 19, 2018
  • Job Posting Date:
    Mar 19, 2018
Job Description

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Full-time, Part-time

The primary purpose of this position is to accomplish technical support work and advisory functions, and to develop, implement, and coordinate activities designed to ensure, protect, and restore infrastructure systems, services, and capabilities. 

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As an IT Specialist (INFOSEC) you will: 

Provide expert technical support and assistance to CDC staff IT in developing, implementing and coordinating security activities to ensure, protect and restore IT systems, service and capabilities.

Monitor and evaluate infrastructure systems compliance with IT security requirements as determined by CDC, HHS and other government guidance and regulations.

Provide advice and guidance in implementing IT security policies and procedures in the development of operations of network systems, telecommunications systems, wireless (WiFi) integration and security, personal computing, video-conferencing, infrastructure software, and server support.

Ensure proper protection of evidence used in investigating computer crimes.

Evaluate and recommend the acquisition of, implementation of and dissemination of IT security tools, procedures and practices to protect information assets.

Recommend new or revised security measures and countermeasures based on the results of accreditation reviews.

Coordinate with Infrastructure Emergency Preparedness Activity to update contingency or disaster recovery or disaster plans.

Travel Required

Not required 

Supervisory status No 

Promotion Potential 13 

Job family (Series) 2210 Information Technology Management 

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Requirements Help


Conditions of Employment

US Citizenship is required.

Background Investigation is required.

E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

One-year probationary period may be required.

Travel, transportation, and moving expenses will be paid: No

Bargaining Unit Position: No

Drug Screening Required: No

Recruitment Incentive may be authorized: Yes

Relocation Incentive may be authorized: Yes

Annual Leave for non-federal service may be authorized: Yes

Research position: No

Promotion potential: No

Supervisory position: No


Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph. 

Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience with federal IT Security Certification and Accreditation processes, security risk assessments, implementation of IT security controls and countermeasures, and IT network and endpoint monitoring technologies used in a advanced engineering of Citrix virtual desktop infrastructure server farms and associated technologies in a large Microsoft Windows enterprise. Applicants must also have IT related experience demonstrating the following competencies: Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Oral Communication, and Problem Solving. 

1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. 

2. 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. 

3. 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, attend to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately. 

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


Additional information

This position is exempt from the HHS hiring freeze pursuant to HHS guidance. 

All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selection Official for consideration. Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply. Applications received as a result of job fairs, recruitment events and emergency hiring mechanisms in support of this hiring initiative will also be accepted during the duration of the direct-hire authority.This position is exempt from the HHS hiring freeze pursuant to HHS guidance. 

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps (not as a career/career-conditional employee) are encouraged to apply under the merit promotion announcement indicated above. 

Additional selections may be made within the same geographical location CDC-wide. 

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. 

For more information on veterans' preference see 

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position. 

To view the questionnaire, click on the following link: 

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document(s), view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. 

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

For more information on OPM's authorization of Direct Hire Authority, please visit 

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). 

Emergency Preparedness activities.

IT security activities, requirements, policies and procedures.

IT security certification and accreditation requirements and computer forensics.

Oral communication.

Written communication.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation 

Required Documents Help

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes: 

1. Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. 

2. Other supporting documents: 

Cover Letter, optional

Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)

Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal).

Schedule A Letter if you are applying as a Schedule A candidate

Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted. 

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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 Help


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. Learn more about federal benefits. 

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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.

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