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    OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

    If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans. The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

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    This announcement may close prior to the closing date once an adequate pool of at least 50 eligible applicants is reached.

    DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY: This position is being filled through the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Government-Wide Direct-Hire Authority for this occupation and is open to all U.S. Citizens.

    Veterans' Preference: Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply. Qualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.

    Work Schedule: Full-time Employment; Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Compressed/Flexible Schedule: May Be Available
    Telework: May be available
    Virtual: Not Available
    Position Description Title/PD#:Lead Information Technology Specialist/17135-A
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: None
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

    This position is located in Office of Information and Technology in either one of three locations in New Orleans, LA. The Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) provides adaptable, secure, and cost-effective technology services across the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The incumbent serves as a Lead Information Technology Specialist with duties associated with Information Security. We manage all of VA's IT assets and resources, and we deliver technology and expertise to support Veterans and their families every day.

    The employee serves as an Information Security Officer in the Field Security Service (FSS), Office of Information Security (OIS), Office of Information Technology (OIT). The employee serves as the primary Information Security Officer (ISO) in support of a Veteran Affairs facility or specified program area of responsibility and reports to either the supervisory District Director or Supervisory Network ISO as the FSS Director deems appropriate. The employee actively participates in network and systems design to ensure implementation of viable systems security policies and procedures. Develops policies and procedures to ensure secure Information a reliability and accessibility; and to prevent and safeguard against unauthorized access to automated information systems, networks and data. Conducts systems security evaluations, audits and reviews; and develops Automated Information Systems (AIS) security contingency plans and disaster recovery procedures. Designs IT programs to ensure controlled accessibility to AIS', as well as to prevent and defend against unauthorized access to systems network and data. Monitors and tracks controlled access programs to ensure implementation and viability of appropriate systems security policies, as well as the acquisition of IT security tools.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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