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 Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC) - Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Job information
Posted by: National Credit Union Administration 
Hiring entity type: Banks and Financial Svcs. 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: US$117181 - 183975
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Computers - Programming Languages
Computers - Other
Computers - IT Management
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 464247100 / Latpro-3529389 
Date posted: Feb-15-2017
State, Zip: Virginia, 22301


Job Overview Summary

At NCUA, differences make a difference. We value diversity of perspectives and backgrounds and are committed to building an inclusive work environment where employees can contribute to their fullest potential. We have been recognized as one of the "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government", ranking 9th when compared to similarly sized organizations! NCUA excelled in the area of Effective Leadership categories of Fairness and Empowerment. Particularly noteworthy, NCUA ranked 2nd among Veterans; 3rd among Hispanics and African Americans; 4th among women, men, and employees with disabilities; and 4th among Asians. Apply now to become part of one of the Federal Government's "Best Places to Work".

Individual pay will be set within the announced range commensurate with the selectee's background and experience.

Invest in your nation's future, make a difference in your community...gain from the experience. At the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) you're not just a number, working to make quotas or improve the bottom line, you have the opportunity to make a difference. NCUA is the federal agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions and insures savings in federal and most state-chartered credit unions across the country through the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF), a federal fund backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government. To learn more about NCUA's

history, structure, and diversity please click on the following links:


NCUA Structure NCUA Diversity NCUA History


More than one position may be filled through this vacancy announcement.


As an IT Specialist (InfoSec), your duties will consist of the following:

  • Developing estimates of the risks associated with deployment of new technologies and of newly discovered threats, enabling businesses and agencies to assess the resources needed to respond effectively;
  • Identifying information technology (IT) security program implications of new technologies or technology upgrades;
  • Reviewing authorization and assurance documents to confirm that the level of risk is within acceptable limits for each software application, system, and network; and verifying that application software/network/system security postures are implemented as stated, documenting deviations, and recommending required actions to correct those deviations;
  • Integrating various IS functions to analyze risk from a holistic perspective including security assessment and authorization, privacy impact assessment, and security and privacy incident management;
  • Being responsible for the risk register and communicating risk and alternative risk treatments to senior management and governance entities;
  • Working with the Security Authorization team and Security Assessment and Test function to ensure appropriate assessment and assurance activities are undertaken to establish confidence in existing controls;
  • Communicating the value of information technology (IT) security throughout all levels of the organization's stakeholders;
  • Ensuring security improvement actions are evaluated, validated, and implemented as required;
  • Identifying alternative information security strategies to address organizational security objective. Interpreting and/or approve security requirements relative to the capabilities of new information technologies;
  • Interpreting patterns of non-compliance to determine their impact on the enterprise's levels of risk and/or the information assurance (IA) program's overall effectiveness;
  • Managing alignment of information technology (IT) security priorities with the organization's security strategy.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Required to attend and/or give training
Relocation Authorized
  • No

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a top secret/SCI clearance.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • A probationary period may be required.

Applicants must have IT-related experience demonstrating EACH of the four IT Specialist competencies AND one year of specialized experience as described below:

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, attends 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 to make recommendations.

You must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

To qualify at the CU-14 level , you must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the CU/GS-13 level in federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors to include voluntary service). This experience must include establishing, managing and continuously maturing a Department-level Information Security Program to include 1) assessing technical security controls employed within or inherited by an information system to determine the overall effectiveness of the controls utilizing NIST-800 series or comparable framework (i.e., the extent to which the controls are implemented correctly, operating as intended, and producing the desired outcome with respect to meeting the security requirements for the system) as a part of the overall assessment and authorization process; 2) ensuring a continual service improvement program with authorization of information systems leveraging the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL); and 3) managing the reporting and auditing capabilities of a comparable Federal Department-level Information Security Program.

Please Note** Under the provisions of the Direct-Hire Authority, veterans' preference does not apply. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements described above and who are otherwise eligible to apply for the position, may be referred for selection consideration. Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply.

You must meet the qualifications for this position by the closing date of this announcement.

Security Clearance

Top Secret/SCI


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