Job Overview


What exciting opportunities await you at CDC?

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is the agency Americans trust with their lives.  As a global leader in public health, DHHS is the nation’s premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency.  Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of people here and around the world.


These vacancies will be filled through OPM's Direct Hire Authority.  Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of all applicants does not apply to positions filled under this announcement.  

This announcement is being used to create an inventory of qualified applicants for IT Specialist (INFOSEC) positions and will be used to fill immediate and future vacancies.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of the Director (OD), Office of the Chief Operating Officer (OCOO), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (OCISO), Atlanta, Georgia.

Additional selections may be made from this announcement.


The incumbent serves as an advisor to the Chief Information Security Officer on matters relating to security vulnerabilities and threats to CDC's computer systems. Incumbent develops corresponding security countermeasures necessary to protect technical, complex, sensitive and classified information processed on CDC computer equipment. Provides technical, support and assists in preparing and implementing policy guidance to CDC. Incumbent evaluates adequacy and/or develops new or revised information security policy, standards, and procedural guidance and support for the protection of information technology systems. Incumbent works closely with program and project activities to develop safeguards for the computers that are connected to CDC networks.  Incumbent reviews and analyzes technical aspects of proposals and integrity studies from CDC and CDC contractors to determine adequacy and ensures executive, statutory, regulatory and HHS requirements are effectively met. Incumbent keeps abreast of the latest developments and initiatives in the computer security arena. Researches security hardware/software and when appropriate, arranges vendor presentation guidance papers on security policy issues affecting the organization.  Incumbent participates in identification and analyses of CDC information security policy issues, deficiencies, and problem areas through review and analyses of reports, contacts, surveys, inspections and facility reviews. Incumbent reviews operational and technical security aspects associated with specific sites and facilities to determine vulnerability and threat.  

Travel Required

  • Not Required