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    Every day, our Information Technology Specialists (Information Security) manage and provide information system security programs and policies, assess system design methodologies, integrate security programs, provide technical guidance, and evaluate new security technologies.

    This position of INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (INFORMATION SECURITY) (TERM) starts at a salary of $54,972 GS-09 step 01 grade level, with promotion potential to $103,639 GS-12 step 10 grade level.

    Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of Information Technology, located in Washington, DC within U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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    This announcement is issued under the Direct Hire Authority to recruit for positions for which the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer has a critical hiring need.

    This position is not in the bargaining unit.
    This position is not considered "essential" for purposes of reporting to work when the facility might otherwise be closed.

    Relocation expenses are authorized if you are a USCIS employee assigned to the Refugee, Asylum and International Operations program and have been approved for rotation from an overseas assignment. Relocation expenses for USCI employees assigned to an OCONUS location will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Note: USCIS may fill one or more positions using this vacancy.

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    The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence, and limited complexity.


    • Plans and conducts security accreditation reviews for installed systems or networks; Evaluates new security authentication technologies such as public key infrastructure certificates, secure cards, and biometrics.
    • Evaluates and recommends the acquisition of, implementation of, and dissemination of IT security tools, procedures, and practices to protect information assets; Recommends the purchase of authentication software.
    • Identify and specify information systems security requirements associated with migrations to new environments; Provides guidance in planning and implementing migration activities.
    • Plans and coordinates the delivery of an IT security awareness training program for end users at all levels in the organization.
    • Updates the organization's contingency or disaster recovery plans to respond to new security requirements or changes in the IT architecture.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All U.S. Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/481648100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.