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Job Title:Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC)-OIG-DH

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services

Job Announcement Number:HHS-OIG-OMP-DH-12-791028

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, November 27, 2012 to Monday, December 03, 2012




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map


The position is being filled using Direct Hire Authority


Since its establishment in 1976, the Office of Inspector General of the US Department of Health and Human Services has been at the forefront of the Nation's efforts to fight waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare, Medicaid and more than 300 other HHS programs. We are the largest inspector general's office in the Federal Government, with more than 1,700 employees dedicated to combatting fraud, waste and abuse and to improving the efficiency of HHS programs.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of Management and Policy (OMP), Office of Information Technology (OIT).


This position is being filled using Direct Hire Authority and is open to all US Citizens. All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply.


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background investigation required.
  • Position requires up to 25% travel.
  • One year probationary period may be required.


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This position serves as a Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (Information Security) in the Infrastructure Services Branch (ISB) within the Infrastructure Support Division (ISD), Office of Information Technology (OIT). The incumbent will be actively involved in the technical oversight of complex networking and security solutions. The incumbent is also responsible for developing and reviewing drafts of proposed OIT policy, instructions, and other materials for conformance with program objectives.


If selected for this position, you will:


  1. Provide technical oversight of complex networking and security solutions, such as: identity management, Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) implementation, data center consolidations, IPv6, QOS, firewalls, deep packet inspection, virtualization, network optimization, video, and VoIP systems.
  2. Monitor security for infrastructure programs and activities to ensure ongoing performance of data centers.
  3. Assess organizational needs and recommend realignment of IT functions and/or responsibilities in order to best serve the needs of the organization and address constant changes within IT.
  4. Make decisions and/or recommendations on projects to be initiated, dropped or curtailed based on organizational needs and best practices.
  5. Provide expert advice and oversight on security configurations and controls and explain how these elements affect the overall network security and performance of the organization.
  6. Develop new policies, instructions, and other materials to ensure conformance with program objectives.
  7. Provide expert technical advice and guidance to senior management officials regarding which applications of technology are appropriate for the organization mission and program requirements.
  8. Prepare and deliver oral presentations that involve negotiating and defending IT or IT-related issues on the behalf of the organization.


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To Qualify at the GS-14 Level:


An applicant must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped the applicant with the knowledge and competency of advanced information technology (IT) principles, concepts, methods, standards, and practices relating to information systems security in order to function as the technical authority for information systems security issues. Sample tasks include: using extensive knowledge of common computer operating systems, network fundamentals, and troubleshooting to resolve complex network issues; providing administrative and technical guidance to subordinates in accomplishing the work of the unit; and monitoring security for infrastructure programs. 


Foreign Education:  If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.  For further information, visit:

Conditions of Employment:


1. Security and Background Requirements:  If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees.  Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action.  In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.  Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.  False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.


2. E-Verify:  If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.  Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.


3. Direct Deposit:  All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.


4. All qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.


5. Financial disclosure statement may be required.


6. One-year probationary period may be required.


7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: No 


8. Bargaining Unit Position: No


9. Drug Screening Required: No


10. Recruitment incentives may be authorized: No


11. Student loan repayment incentive authorized: No


12. Annual leave for non-federal service authorized: No


Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.  If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.  


Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):


  1. Knowledge of Information security concepts, principles, controls, methods, standards, and practices.
  2. Knowledge of IT Network Infrastructure.
  3. Ability to supervise or direct the work of others in an Information Technology environment.
  4. Ability to define and implement IT policies, procedures, and processes.
  5. Ability to communicate Information Technology information.


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If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.  If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.  For more information on veterans’ preference see


Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see


For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


Note:  To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link:


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID  791028. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


Questions regarding this vacancy or the application process should be directed to the OIG HR Help Desk. The Help Desk can be reached at (202) 205-8544 or 1-855-291-2284 or via email at Someone is available to answer phone calls and emails from 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday excluding Federal holidays. 

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire , and View Occupational Questionnaire
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire and
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
  4. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the OIG Help Desk at (202) 205-8544; or by email at  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


PLEASE NOTE: Your self-rating will be reviewed. If, after reviewing your resume and any supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your category placement may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.


Your resume must document specialized experience and support your response to the vacancy questions.


To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:


1. Your Resumé

2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire

3. Other supporting documents:

- Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable

- College Transcripts, if applicable


Note:  You may submit an unofficial transcript or a list of college courses completed indicating course titles, credit hours, and grades received.  An official transcript from an accredited educational institution is required if you are selected for the position.


For Resumé and Application Tips visit:


The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, December 03, 2012.


OIG HR HelpDesk
Phone: (202)205-8544
Fax: (202)619-0521
Agency Information:
330 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC
20201 Fax: (202)619-0521


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  


You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

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