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Information Technology Specialist (Security) *12 Month Roster*

Company: The Department of the Treasury
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: January 12, 2020

Job Description:



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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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 information.

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 in application.

As a Information Technology Specialist (Security) you will:

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

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 11 or more days per month

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential



    Conditions of Employment
    • Refer to Other Information
    • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National



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

      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.


      Additional information

      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 available.

      -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 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.

      - 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 qualifications above.

      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" determination.

      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

      Security clearance

      Drug test required


      Required Documents

      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 eligible).
      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 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.Overview

      Open & closing dates
      04/30/2019 to 03/02/2020


      Pay scale & grade
      GS 11

      $63,490 to $83,941 per year

      Appointment type

      Work schedule

      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 office-sponsored events.

          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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