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Job opening: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST

Salary: $99 200 - 153 354 per year
Published at: Jan 24 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located in the Information Technology Division, Office of Audits (AUD/IT), Office of the Inspector General (OIG), of the U.S. Department of State (Department). The OIG has statutory oversight responsibility covering the Department and the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM). Oversight responsibility includes conducting and reporting on audits, and special inquires of overseas and domestic organizational entities of these organizations. 

Duties

You will serve as an Information Technology Specialist working as an IT Auditor in the Office of Audits, Information Technology (IT) Division, As a member of the IT Division, typical duties will include: Using research and writing skills to assist in the development of annual IT audit project proposals. Participating in the planning and performance of comprehensive IT audits, evaluations, and special inquiries of the Department and USAGM organizational entities located domestically, or overseas. Analyzing and reviews IT policies and procedures and provides input and recommendation for necessary corrective action to comply with applicable standards. Participating in the performance of technical analysis and testing of information systems (e.g., vulnerability and compliance scanning). Using verbal and written skills to develop, review, and communicate audit finding and reports to internal and external leadership. Participating in the review of documentation demonstrating corrective action to assist with the determination of recommendation closures.

Requirements

  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit: www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service.

Qualifications

Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education, and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement. If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application. NOTE: Applicants must meet time-in-grade and time after competitive appointment requirements, by the closing date of this announcement. Time-In-Grade Requirements: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions, per 5CFR 300, Subpart F. Time-In-Grade Documentation: If you are applying for a higher grade and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the 1-year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-grade Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old). Applicants applying for the GS-12 grade level must meet the following requirements: Have IT-related experience demonstrating EACH of the four competencies AND specialized experience listed below: Attention to Detail - Attention to detail in reviewing technical adequacy of Office of Inspector General audits reports that deal with information management, information security, telecommunications, and information warfare. Customer Service - Ability to provide expert technical advice to management and auditors so that reviews and audits covering information technology can be conducted.   Oral Communication - Knowledge and skill in oral communication in order to giver briefings, exchange information, provide expert advice, and to influence and persuade managers, and senior level officials to implement findings and recommendations provided in reports. Problem Solving - Ability to solve problems associated with infrastructure protection programs, computer system weaknesses such as network/web vulnerabilities configuration management problems, and critical infrastructure protection deficiencies, and make recommendation to improve existing programs. AND Have at least 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service which provided you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Independently developing basic IT assessment (e.g., audits, inspections, evaluations etc.) programs that clearly define scope and steps to accomplish project objectives in accordance with Government assessment (e.g., audits, inspections, evaluations etc.) standards.  Interpreting and applying pertinent laws, regulations, policies, and procedures relevant to the specific assessment (e.g., audits, inspections, evaluations etc.). Developing and supporting findings that accurately report condition, criteria, cause, and effect and proposes viable recommendations for corrective actions, as applicable. Independently conducting segments of assessment (e.g., audits, inspections, evaluations etc.) of large organizations.  Preparing segments of draft and final assessment (e.g., audits, inspections, evaluations etc.) reports, and presenting finding and justifying recommendations in meeting or conferences. Preparing draft and final performance audit reports; and presenting in meetings or conferences findings and justifying recommendations that accurately report condition, criteria, cause, and effect and proposes viable recommendations for corrective actions, as applicable. NOTE: In order to qualify for this position, your 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. There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-12 position. Applicants applying for the GS-13 grade level must meet the following requirements: Have IT-related experience demonstrating EACH of the four competencies AND specialized experience listed below: Attention to Detail - Attention to detail in reviewing technical adequacy of Office of Inspector General audits reports that deal with information management, information security, telecommunications, and information warfare. Customer Service - Ability to provide expert technical advice to management and auditors so that reviews and audits covering information technology can be conducted.   Oral Communication - Knowledge and skill in oral communication in order to giver briefings, exchange information, provide expert advice, and to influence and persuade managers, and senior level officials to implement findings and recommendations provided in reports. Problem Solving - Ability to solve problems associated with infrastructure protection programs, computer system weaknesses such as network/web vulnerabilities configuration management problems, and critical infrastructure protection deficiencies, and make recommendation to improve existing programs. AND Have at least 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service which provided you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Independently developing and implementing complex IT assessment (e.g., audits, inspections, evaluations etc.) plans and programs that clearly define scope and steps to accomplish project objectives in accordance with Government assessment (e.g., audits, inspections, evaluations etc.) standards. Planning, coordinating, and conducting performance assessment (e.g., audits, inspections, evaluations etc.); preparing reports on work processes and programs in accordance with Government assessment (e.g., audits, inspections, evaluations etc.) standards. Developing methods to isolate and identify conditions affecting mission capability, susceptibility to fraud, and the potential for increased efficiency. Preparing draft and final performance audit reports; and presenting in meetings or conferences finding and justifying recommendations that accurately report condition, criteria, cause, and effect and proposes viable recommendations for corrective actions, as applicable. NOTE: In order to qualify for this position, your 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. There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-13 position.

Education

Education requirements do not apply to this vacancy announcement.

Contacts

  • Address U.S. Department of State SA-39 Rosslyn, Virginia 22209 United States
  • Name: HELP DESK
  • Phone: 866-656-6830
  • Email: [email protected]

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