Lead IT Specialist (INFOSEC)

Vacancy ID: 798561   Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-DH-13-798561   USAJOBS Control Number: 332560400

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1. Title of Job

Lead IT Specialist (INFOSEC), GS-2210-14
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If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?

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02 No
03 Not Applicable

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

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001 Lead IT Specialist (Infosec)

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:

130280089 Atlanta, GA

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23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and/or education which meets the Basic Qualification Requirements Information Technology Specialist, (INFOSEC), GS-2210-14.

A. I have one year of specialized IT experience, equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service experience in maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and availability of automated data processing operating through performance of IT security and information assurance activities AND the work of this position has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position AND I have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies; Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Oral Communication, and Problem Solving.
B. I do not possess the experience described above.

2. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

A. Yes.
B. No.

3. Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

A. Yes.
B. No.

4. Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

A. Yes.
B. No.

5. Certified Information Privacy Professional/Government (CIPP/G)

A. Yes.
B. No.

6. Certification and Accreditation Professional (CAP)

A. Yes.
B. No.

7. Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) Security Essential Certification (GSEC)

A. Yes.
B. No.

8. GIAC Systems and Network Auditor (GSNA)

A. Yes.
B. No.

9. Comp TIA Security+

A. Yes.
B. No.

Knowledge of information security techniques, requirements, methods, sources, and procedures.
For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

10. Interpret policies, procedures, and strategies governing the planning and delivery of services throughout the agency.

11. Interpret and applies policies and procedures relating to application of guidelines in the IT Security area.

12. Analyze technical aspects of proposals and integrity studies from contractors to determine adequacy and ensures executive statutory regulatory and agency requirements are effectively implemented.

13. Knowledge and skill in IT security principles, concepts, methods, standards, and practices to ensure information systems compliance.

14. Perform technical/complex vulnerability testing and network assessments to counter unauthorized attempts to enter systems within the enterprise.

15. Analyze operational and technical security aspects associated with specific sites and facilities to determine vulnerability and threat level.

16. Participate in inspections and surveys of computer systems for customers, in relation to Information Security Issues.

17. Skill in project management principles, methods, and practices including developing plans and schedules, estimating resource requirements, defining milestones and deliverables, monitoring activities, and evaluating and reporting on accomplishments sufficient to manage assigned projects.

18. Plan, direct, monitor and evaluate, identify needs, and resolve conflicts within assigned projects.

19. Interpret and apply policies in terms of established goals, objectives, and accepted practices, and apply new methods to resolve controversial or unprecedented issues.

20. Identify and apply new methods to IT Info System Security Programs when current approaches or techniques require significant changes to achieve required results.

21. Provide direction to other organizational components on how new information security practices, policies, regulations, and requirements may conflict with current procedures and the impact of changes on daily operations.

22. Inform staff of Information Security inspection results and provide mitigation guidance.

23. implement IT security policies and procedures in the development and operations of network and telecommunication systems, mainframe personal computing, video- Conferencing, infrastructure software and server support.

24. Evaluate and describe the impact of new information security policies, procedures, and guidelines on the ability of other organizational components to continue to achieve business and mission goals.Top of Form


Your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.


If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this position.


I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.

A. Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.