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    This vacancy is being advertised under Direct Hire Authority.  Applicants will be considered for selection throughout the open period.

    This position is located in the GAO Information Technology (IT) Team. The IT Team audits and evaluates federal agencies’ information management and technology programs that cover a wide range of IT-related areas, such as, IT acquisitions and cybersecurity.

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    As an entry-level IT security auditor,  the incumbent will be supporting the job execution segment of an engagement on topics, such as: cybersecurity policies and laws; best practices for protecting computer systems and data from cyber-attack; cyber incident detection, response, and mitigation capabilities; strengthening cybersecurity of critical infrastructures; and information assurance/information security best practices.

    Specific duties are:

    • Contributing to the development of the engagement's approach, including: participating in the preparation of the design matrix and project plan; conducting background research on the subject matter; preparing and organizing engagement-related documentation; data gathering and analysis from a variety of sources, including developing interview questions and taking thorough interview notes; and evaluating engagement-related documentation to make logical inferences and draw accurate conclusions;
    • Conducting interviews to gather appropriate cybersecurity-related information, and communicating the relevant information to agency officials, team members, internal stakeholders, and congressional staff, during formal and informal presentations and meetings;
    • Preparing written summaries of interviews and analyses, and producing reports and other written products that effectively communicate information and findings;
    • Conducting analysis of the engagement research data, responses received from interviewees, and other evidence that has been collected from various sources related to cybersecurity;
    • Collaborating with others to address issues or solve problems and following up with others to ensure needs are met; and soliciting, listening to, and considering diverse perspectives, approaches, or viewpoints, and incorporating others’ perspectives into decision-making;
    • Support the data analysis and evaluation phase of the audit related to cybersecurity topics. This includes data analysis and message development by synthesizing cybersecurity-related information and drawing preliminary conclusions, and periodically presenting findings to engagement team members, management, and stakeholders;
    • Conducting indexing and referencing of products and assisting with the coordination of agency comments and the preparation of final products.

    You will join GAO's 2-year Professional Development Program (PDP) for entry-level analysts. The PDP experience includes a combination of on-the-job and classroom training, regular feedback and coaching, and exposure to different projects, issues, and management styles. Project assignments are based on a combination of GAO's needs and your background and interests. The PDP will place you in various project assignments within IT Team that provide you with a range of developmental opportunities. 

    For more information about the Professional Development Program, please visit http://www.gao.gov/careers/pdp.html

    To learn more about GAO and our IT Team, please visit http://www.gao.gov/careers/infotech.html.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/511109000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.