Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC)
Company: Internal Revenue Service
Posted on: January 18, 2023
WHAT IS THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONDIVISION?
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Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas:
Criminal Investigation Tech Operations and Investment Services
The following are the duties of this position at the full working
level. If this vacancy includes more than one grade and you are
selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to
learn to perform these duties and receive training to help you grow
in this position.
- The work of this position requires ensuring the integration of
IT programs and services; developing solutions to
integration/interoperability issues; designing, developing, and
managing IT security systems that meet current and future business
requirements, and apply or extend, enhance, or optimize the
existing architecture; managing assigned projects; communicating
complex technical requirements to non-technical personnel; and
preparing and presenting briefings to senior management officials
on complex/controversial issues. Such work assignments include
leading IT security systems development projects from design to
support; evaluating the effectiveness of installed systems and
services; and providing advice on and devising solutions to a wide
range of IT issues. Specific assignment areas include work such as
- Leading the implementation of security programs designed to
anticipate, assess, and minimize system vulnerabilities,
coordinating the implementation of security programs across
platforms (Tier I, II and III) and establishing vulnerability
- Reviewing proposed new systems, networks, and software designs
for potential security risks, recommending mitigation or
countermeasures, and resolving integration issues related to the
implementation of new systems within the existing
- Providing authoritative advice to other specialists in disaster
recovery, business continuity, and operating systems security, and
developing and implementing IRS-wide guidelines.
Conditions of Employment
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National and provide proof of U.S.
Citizenship. (Birth certificate showing birth in the U.S; Unexpired
U.S. Passport; Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization; or
Report of Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen (Form FS-240))
- Must successfully complete a background investigation,
including an FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint
- Subject to a 1-year probationary period (unless already
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice
by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to
fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.
- Drug Test with a negative result is required prior to
appointment and subject to random drug testing.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have one year of
specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility
equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal Service. Examples of
specialized experience includes: 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
demonstrates accomplishment of computer project assignments that
required a wide range of knowledge of computer requirements and
techniques pertinent to the position to be filled. This knowledge
is generally demonstrated through assignments that required the
ability to analyze a number of alternative approaches in the
process of advising management concerning major aspects of IT
system design. This would include defining what system
interrelationships must be considered, or what operating mode,
system software, and/or equipment configuration is most appropriate
for a given project.
To be qualifying your experience must be sufficient to demonstrate
your ability to work difficult and complex programs which will
include establishing, implementing, and interpreting the security
requirements. Examples of qualifying experience include:
Coordinating the review and evaluation of the agency infrastructure
protection program, including policies, guidelines, tools, methods,
and technologies; Identifying current and potential problem areas;
Updating or establish new requirements; and making recommendations
for a fully compliant infrastructure protection program to be
implemented throughout the agency.
Federal experience is not required. The experience may have been
gained in the public sector, private sector or One year of
experience refers to full-time work; part-timework 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.
For more information on qualifications please refer to .
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 .
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or
universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show
proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least
equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program.
It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
Click for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions.
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- Tour of Duty: Day Shift - Start and stop times between 6:00am
- Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may
- Relocation expenses - No
- The employment of any candidate, including a current employee
or a new hire, selected for this position will be conditional on
obtaining and maintaining a High-Risk Security Clearance.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for
- Though many locations may be listed, you will be limited to a
maximum of 5 location choices. Please consider each location
carefully when applying. If you are selected for a position at one
of your location selections, that location will become your
official post of duty.
- Employees must be within a 200-mile radius of their official
assigned post-of-duty (POD) while in a telework status. Telework
eligibility does not guarantee telework; employees must meet and
sustain IRS telework eligibility requirements and supervisor's
approval to participate in the IRS Telework Program. As a reminder
- If you are selected for a position, you are responsible for
reporting to your designated POD (location) on the negotiated start
date or as directed by management.
A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a
comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your
family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to
make your federal career very rewarding. .
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold
and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent.
Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific
The following documents are required and must be provided with your
application. All application materials, including transcripts, must
be in English.
- Online Application - Questionnaire
- Education - See Education Section above
- Registration/License (if applicable) - active, current
- Military Spouses (if applicable) - You MUST submit verification
of the marriage to the service member (i.e., a marriage license or
other legal documentation verifying marriage) AND:
- a copy of your spouse's active military orders; OR
- verification of your spouse's 100% service-connected disability
(e.g., VA Letter and/or DD-214); OR
- verification of the service member's death while on active duty
(DD-1300/Death Certificate). You are not eligible if you were not
married to the veteran at the time of death or have since
- High School Diploma (or equivalent) - If you are 16 or 17 years
of age, you MUST submit documentation of graduation from high
school (or equivalent); OR completion of a formal vocational
training program; OR statement from school authorities agreeing
with your decision to pursue employment rather than continuing your
Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as
specified in this announcement, your application will be determined
incomplete, and you will not be considered for this position (or
may not receive the special consideration for which you may be
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
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.
How to Apply
The following instructions outline our application process. You
must complete this application process and submit any required
documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 01/25/2023 and/or
cut-off dates in this announcement. We are available to assist you
during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday -
Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by
noon ET on 01/25/2023.
To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the
- To begin the application process, click the "Apply Online"
- You will be re-directed to USA STAFFING to complete your
application process; answer the online questions and submit all
required documents. (To submit supporting documents, import
documents from USAJOBS to the appropriate document types. If the
document you need was not imported from USAJOBS, you may upload it
directly into this application. To protect your privacy, we suggest
you first remove your SSN).
- To complete, you must click the "Submit Application" button
prior to 11:59 PM (ET) on 01/25/2023.
To update your application, including supporting documentation, at
any time during the announcement open period, return to your
USAJOBS account (). There you will find a record of your
application, the application status, and an option to Update
Application. This option will no longer be available once the
announcement has closed.
To verify the status of your application both during and after the
announcement open period, log into your USAJOBS account: . All of
your applications will appear on the Welcome page. The application
record in your USAJOBS account provides an Additional Application
Information page that provides information regarding the
documentation you submitted and any correspondence we have sent
related to this application. The Application Status will appear
along with the date your application was last updated. For
information on what each Application Status means, visit: .
Agency contact information
(ERC) Employee Resource Center
Criminal Investigation Tech Operations and Investment Services
1111 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20224
Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion;
please view our reasonable accommodation policies and procedures at
. We provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with
disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact us if you require
this for any part of the application and hiring process.
Once your application package and online questionnaire is received
you will receive an acknowledgement email. You are responsible for
checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy
notifications will not be sent to you. You may check the status of
your application for this position at any time by logging onto the
USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status." For
a more detailed update of your application status, you may click on
"more information." Please notify us if your contact information
changes after the closing date of the announcement. If your email
mailbox is full or blocked (SPAM) you may not receive important
communication that could affect your consideration for this
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Please read the following guidance.
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