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    The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country & around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury & Invest in Tomorrow.

    WHAT IS THE IRS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DIVISION? The mission of the IRS Technology department is to provide leadership in the delivery of information technology solutions that anticipate and meet enterprise-wide
    needs by empowering employees to deliver customer centered, value-creating systems, products, services, and support.

    WHAT DOES AN IT SPECIALIST (SECURITY) DO?
    As an IT Specialist (Security) you will be responsible for implementing, evaluating and/or disseminating IRS Information Technology (IT) security components, tools, and procedures. This work involves difficult & complex problems in the development, implementation, and coordination of activities designed to ensure, protect, and restore IT systems, services, & capabilities. The problems are often unique to a single security risk or investigation, or are similar to issues that have been handled before within the organizational component. The effect of problem resolution is on the immediate situation or issue. Project assignments generally are individual, of moderate scope, & local in application.

    WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PATHWAYS PROGRAM?
    For additional information regarding the Pathways Program, please refer to the following website: www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads

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    Responsibilities

    The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12 level. You will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and will receive training to help you grow in this developmental position. As an Information Technology Specialist (Security) you will:

    • Evaluate and recommend the acquisition of implementing IT security tools, procedures, and practices to protect information assets.
    • Coordinate the delivery of an IT security awareness-training program for end users at all levels in the organization.
    • Update the local organization’s contingency or disaster recovery plans to respond to new security requirements or changes in the IRS IT architecture.
    • Plan and conduct security accreditation reviews for installed systems or networks (Tier I, II or III), and recommend new or revised security measures.
    • Evaluate new security authentication technologies such as secure cards and biometrics, recommending the purchase of authentication software; and administering implementation.
    • Identify information systems security requirements associated with migrations to Tier II environments and providing guidance in planning and implementing the migration activities.
    • Develop specifications to ensure compliance with security requirements at the systems or LAN level (Tier I, II or III).
    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

    WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel Nights per Month 01 to 05

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Open to U.S. Citizens and Nationals who are Recent Graduates and have completed a degree or certificate from a qualifying education institution within the previous 2 yrs. Note: Students who are within 9 months of graduating may apply. Veterans unable to apply within 2 years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have a full 2-year eligibility period upon release or discharge from active duty. The eligibility period for veterans must be within 6 years of degree completion.

    Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/488381200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.