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WHAT IS THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGYDIVISION: The mission of IRS Information Technology is to provide leadership in the delivery of information technology solutions that anticipate and meet enterprise-wide needs by empowering employees to deliver customercentered, value-creating systems, products, services, and support.
WHAT DOES AN IRS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (SECURITY) DO? As an Information Technology Specialist (Security), you will operate as a project leader whose authority and scope of responsibility crosses organizational and geographic lines. You will develop guidelines that will be used by other specialists in the course of the projects, which have an impact on broad agency goals. In this position, you will lead major national level projects such as the review of proposed new systems, networks and software designs for potential security risks, recommending mitigation or countermeasures, and resolving integrationissues related to the implementation of new systems within the existing infrastructure. The various projects have an impact on broad agency goals. They deal with multi-year plans, new cutting-edge technologies or issues, and develop new policies or make significant changes to existing policies that have IRSwide impact.
The duties of an IT Specialist (Security) requires ensuring the integration of IT programs and services; developing solutions to integration/interoperability issues; designing, developing, and managing IT security systems that meet current and future business requirements, and apply or extend, enhance, or optimize the existing architecture; managing assigned projects; communicating complex technical requirements to nontechnical personnel; and preparing and presenting briefings to senior management officials on complex/controversial issues. Such work assignments include leading IT security systems development projects from design to support; evaluating the effectiveness of installed systems and services; and providing advice on and devising solutions to a wide range of IT issues.
Specific assignment areas include work such as the following::
- Lead the implementation of security programs designed to anticipate and minimize system vulnerabilities.
- Review proposed new systems, networks, and software designs for potential security risks; recommend mitigation or countermeasures, and resolve integration issues related to the implementation of new systems within the existing infrastructure.
- Develop contingency plans (Disaster Recovery or Business Continuation Plans for information technology systems) to ensure availability and accessibility of network resources.
- Develop long-range plans for IT security systems that anticipate, identify, evaluate, mitigate, and minimize risks associated with IT systems vulnerabilities.
- Coordinate the implementation of security programs across Tier I, II, and III systems, and establish vulnerability reporting criteria.
- Review security incident response policies and identify the need for changes based on new security technologies or threats.
- Implement security requirements, integrate security programs and define the scope and level of detail for security plans and policies.
If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position
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25% or less - Travel Nights per Month 01 to 05
Who May Apply
This job is open to…US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
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