Information Technology Specialist (Security) *12 Month Roster*
Company: The Department of the Treasury
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: January 12, 2020
The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history
dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S.
economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential
leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees
across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department
of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.
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The anticipated start date is to be determined
WHAT IS THE PRIVACY, GOVERNMENTAL LIAISON & DISCLOSURE DIVISION?
PGLD is responsible for safeguarding and protecting sensitive
taxpayer and employee information while promoting government
transparency and accountability through better access to government
WHAT DOES AN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (SECURITY) DO? As a
Information Technology Specialist (Security) you will be
responsible for implementing, evaluating and/or disseminating IRS
Information Technology (IT) security components, tools, and
procedures. This work involves difficult and complex problems in
the development, implementation, and coordination of activities
designed to ensure, protect, and restore IT systems, services, and
capabilities. The problems are often unique to a single security
risk or investigation, or are similar to issues that have been
handled before within the organizational component. The effect of
problem resolution is on the immediate situation or issue. Project
assignments generally are individual, of moderate scope, and local
As a Information Technology Specialist (Security) you will:
- Evaluate and recommend the acquisition of implementing IT
security tools, procedures, and practices to protect information
- Coordinate the delivery of an IT security awareness-training
program for end users at all levels in the organization.
- Update the local organization's contingency or disaster
recovery plans to respond to new security requirements or changes
in the IRS IT architecture.
- Plan and conduct security accreditation reviews for installed
systems or networks (Tier I, II or III), and recommend new or
revised security measures.
- Evaluate new security authentication technologies such as
secure cards and biometrics, recommending the purchase of
authentication software; and administering implementation.
- Identify information systems security requirements associated
with migrations to Tier II environments and providing guidance in
planning and implementing the migration activities.
- Develop specifications to ensure compliance with security
requirements at the systems or LAN level (Tier I, II or III).
WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to
find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at
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Conditions of Employment
- Refer to Other Information
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- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of
GS-11 LEVEL: You must have one year of specialized experience at a
level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-9 grade
level in the Federal service. This experience must include
Information Technology (IT) related experience that demonstrates
each of the following four competencies: 1) Attention to Detail, 2)
Customer Service, 3) Oral Communication and 4) Problem Solving.
Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience that
demonstrated an accomplishment of computer project assignments that
required a range of knowledge of computer requirements and
techniques. For example, assignments would show experience in
developing modifications to parts of a system that required
significant revisions in the logic or techniques used in the
original development. Must have been in an IT field or work where
the primary concern was the subject matter of the IT application.
The assignments must have shown completion of the following, or the
equivalent: Knowledge of the customary approaches, techniques, and
requirements appropriate to an assigned computer applications area
or computer specialty area in an organization; planning the
sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment where
this entailed coordination with others outside the organizational
unit and development of project controls; adaptation of guidelines
or precedents to the needs of the assignment.
OR A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or Three full years of
progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or
equivalent doctoral degree In computer science, information
science, information systems management, mathematics, statistics,
operations research, engineering or technology management or in one
or more of the fields identified above and required the development
or adaptation of computer of applications, systems or networks. One
year of graduate education is creditable in accordance with its
relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended.
OR At least 1 year of combined graduate education and experience as
defined in paragraphs above.
For Grades 5 THRU 11: You may qualify by a combination of
experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a
combination will be identified in the online questions.
- The experience may have been gained in either the public, private
sector or . 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/year, and indicate number of hours
worked per week, on your resume.
Positions are located in PRIVACY, GOVERNMENTAL LIAISON & DISCLOSURE
DIVISION(PGLD)/GOV LIAISON, DISCL & SAFE(EXEC)(GLDS); FUNCTION:
Safeguards in one of the following locations; Santa Barbara, CA
(CA6498); Hartford, CT (CT0013); Denver, CO (CO1811); Dover, DE
(DE0066); Washington, DC (DC0022); Miami, FL (FL0061); Atlanta, GA
(GA0087); Chamblee, GA (GA1016); Chicago, IL (IL0236); Bloomington,
IN (IN1762); Lexington, KY (KYD001); Louisville, KY (KY0086); New
Orleans, LA (LA1336); Lanham-Seabrook, MD (MD0278); Andover, MA
(MA0137); Baltimore, MD (MD0055); Kansas City, MO (MO1937); St.
Louis, MO (MO0106); Greensboro, NC (NC2668); New York, NY (NY0350);
Cincinnati, OH (OH0189); Philadelphia, PA (PA0277); Dallas, TX
(TX0284); Cheyenne, WY (WY1228); Salt Lake City, UT (UT1522);
Indianapolis, IN (IN0133)
Conditions of Employment
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill
one or more vacancies.
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
-Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be
-Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements.
-Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m
- A (1) year probationary period is required.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation including
an FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).
- Complete declaration for Federal Employment to determine your
suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the
-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.
- Undergo an income tax verification.
- File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of
selection and annually from then on.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
Your application includes your resume, responses to the online
questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that
your resume includes detailed information to support your
qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient
evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified"
Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas:
Technical Competence, Oral Communications, Writing, Reading,
Learning, and Customer Service. Category rating will be used to
rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be
assigned to one of three quality level categories, (i.e., A =
Superior, B = Highly Qualified, C= Qualified) depending on your
responses to the online questions, regarding your experience,
education, and training related to this position.
Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed.
Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned
category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that
category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable
service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the
top of the highest category.
Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your
application may be referred to a selecting official for
consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection
interview (telephonic and/or in person at the discretion of the the
selecting officicial in accordance with hiring policies). We will
not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and
from the interview site.
If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for
the , you must receive a rating of category B or better to be rated
as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.
This vacancy announcement will be used as a register to fill
vacancies through 6/01/2020.
To preview questions please .
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
A complete application includes 1. A resume, 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 will not be considered for this position
(or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be
All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating
one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. ( are
optional). To receive full credit for relevant experience, please
list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience
listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online
questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that
it supports your responses to these questions. Please view
VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION If you are claiming veterans'
preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy),
or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces
or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and
type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit
an , along with the required documentation listed on the back of
the SF-15 form. For more information on veterans' preference view
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career
Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION If you are a
displaced or surplus Federal employee, click for eligibility and a
detailed list of required documents. IRS CTAP eligibles can apply
for jobs both within and outside the commuting area.
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 .
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
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification
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.Overview
Open & closing dates
04/30/2019 to 03/02/2020
Pay scale & grade
$63,490 to $83,941 per year
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.
Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and
gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,
membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental
status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to
applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants
requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application
process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity
announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process,
applicants should contact the hiring agency directly.
Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be
made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work
environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an
individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties
or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide
reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have
an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform
the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive
equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the
application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are
considered on a case-by-case basis.
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Legal and regulatory guidance
- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period
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