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Job Title:Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC) , GS-2210-13, Direct Hire

Department:Department Of Commerce

Agency:Commerce, International Trade Administration

Job Announcement Number:ITA-CIO-2013-0001

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, February 06, 2013 to Tuesday, February 12, 2013




Competitive Service: Career or Career Conditional - Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location(s):
Washington, DC, USView Map
20230View Map


All qualified United States citizens.

A government-wide Direct Hire Authority exists for Information Technology (INFOSEC) positions in the 2210 series. UNDER THIS AUTHORITY CATEGORY RATING, "RULE OF THREE", AND VETERANS' PREFERENCE PROCEDURES DO NOT APPLY. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for the position will be referred to the selecting official for consideration.


Are you interested in assisting U.S. businesses compete globally? Help create opportunities for U.S. workers and firms by promoting international trade and fostering a level playing field for American business. Join the International Trade Administration (ITA) in promoting U.S. goods and services, opening foreign markets, and lowering barriers to U.S. competitiveness.

This vacancy is for an Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC) position located in the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Office of Information Technology Security (ITS). ITS has the responsibility for developing, implementing, and maintaining ITA's IT security program.

This position is in the competitive service.

A one-year probationary period may be required.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

This is a non-bargaining unit position.

If you are found to be qualified and your name is forwarded to the hiring manager, you may be contacted for an interview and you should be prepared and available for an interview within 3-4 weeks from the closing date of this vacancy announcement.


  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • If your resume is incomplete, you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (
  • You must be suitable for Federal employment.
  • Any required investigations and clearances must be completed
  • before the selectee can be placed in the position.


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The incumbent will be responsible for the design, oversight, and ongoing management of the information security program. This includes:

  • policies
  • procedures
  • technical systems
  • workforce training
  • analyzing the information security environment
  • recommending security measures to safeguard information assets
  • providing technical skill and knowledge assessment in support of Authorization and Accreditation (A&A)

The IT Specialist (INFOSEC) will apply these skills in preparing and reviewing necessary documentation for creating, recommending, and maintaining a certified environment.


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Applicants must have one year of specialized experience EQUIVALENT to the next lower grade level (GS-12) by the closing date of the announcement. Specialized experience is defined as working with the System Design Life Cycle methodology to implement IT security requirements; analyzing and documenting IT risks; ensuring IT assets are supported and secured through vulnerability assessments; and meeting IT compliance standards.

Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

This position requires a security clearance.

Any required investigations and clearances must be completed before the selectee can be placed in the position.

An Information Technology Security Certification is desired.


We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.  If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement you will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

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The International Trade Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the benefits offered to most Federal employees at


ICTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100.  Information about ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management’s Career Transition Resources website at:

ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  1. A copy of your RIF separation notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement.
  2. A copy of your SF-50 “Notification of Personnel Action”, documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.;
  3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
  4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.  TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.


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Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at  To begin, click the Apply Online button near on the right side of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents.

To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at and click on "Application Status."  Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.

If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by e-mail at or phone at 866-656-6831.  The help desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.

For instructions on submitting your application in another format please contact: Sherry Cox at 202.482.4278 or


A complete application consists of the following:

  • Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional. Your resume must indicate your citizenship and if you are registered for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/59. Your resume must also list your educational and work experience including the following information for each employment listed: job title; duties and accomplishments; employer’s name and address; supervisor's name and phone number; starting and ending dates formatted in month/day/year; hours worked per week; salary; if the employment was federal: title, series, and grade/pay band.  Your resume may be used to validate your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire.
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation, if applicable.  See the "Other Information" section.

You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.


Sherry Cox
Phone: 202-482-4278
Fax: 571-258-4052
Agency Information:
1401 Constitution Ave NW
Room 7412
Attn: Human Resources
Washington, DC
Fax: 571-258-4052


You will be notified of your application status through USAJOBS at four points during the hiring process, as applicable.  You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at and clicking on "Application Status." The four points of notification are:

  1. Application Received or Application Incomplete;
  2. Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Requirement Not Met;
  3. Eligible (Application Referred to the Selecting Official) or Eligible (Application Not Referred to the Selecting Official); and
  4. Selected or Not Selected.

By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application.  If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work; or, you may be fined or jailed.  After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

You will be required to submit official documentation prior to appointment.  The agency will then verify the information provided on your application (i.e., degree, veterans' preference, disability, etc.).

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