About the Agency
The mission of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) is to ensure that the campaign finance process is fully disclosed and that all federal campaign finance laws and FEC regulations are effectively and fairly enforced. The FEC fulfills its mission through education and outreach, public disclosure of campaign finance transactions, promulgation of regulations, issuance of advisory opinions, enforcement of the law and responsibilities associated with litigation.
The six Commissioners, no more than three of whom may be affiliated with the same political party, are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The Commissioners serve full-time and are responsible for administering and enforcing the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA), 2 U.S.C. 431 et. seq., the Presidential Election Campaign Fund Act, 26 U.S.C. 9001 et. seq., and the Presidential Primary Matching Payment Account Act, 26 U.S.C. 9031 et. seq. The Commission generally meets four times each month, twice in closed executive session to discuss matters that, by law, must remain confidential, and twice in meetings open to the public. At these meetings, the Commission formulates policy and votes on significant legal and administrative matters. The Commission elects a new Chairman and Vice Chairman from among its members each calendar year. The Chairman and Vice Chairman are not affiliated with the same political party. The FEC has approximately 350 employees and an annual budget of approximately $66 million.
As an Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC) you will:
? Serve as an advisor to the Chief Information Security Officer CISO on all matters relating to security vulnerabilities and threats to FEC computer systems.
? Follow information security policies, methods, standards, Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)/National Institutes of Standard and Technology (NIST) standards and practices to organizational information systems, IT reference materials and interpret regulations.
? Implement security controls, perform ongoing maintenance and prevent, detect, analyze and respond to security incidents.
? Conduct risk and vulnerability assessments of planned and installed information systems to identify vulnerabilities, risks, and protection needs.
? Communicate with Information Security Officer, and other IT personnel within the organization and organizational staff.
? Help coordinate the implementation of security programs across all agency platforms;
? Assist with Active Directory access and Group Policies, Internet intrusion detection, Internet filtering, and monitoring of employee access, as well as virtual private networking (LAN/WAN) security;
? Assist and participate with the Senior IT Specialist as an advisor in projects to enhance or develop new IT systems, or to study the feasibility of acquiring new technology;
? Mitigate security vulnerabilities and prepare responses to audit recommendations from the Office of Inspector General and other regulatory agencies (FISMA, OMB, NIST) concerning IT security;
? Remain current on the latest development in the IT field and attends vendor sponsored training on new security systems deployed by the agency.