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    WHAT IS THE IRS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DIVISION? 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 customer-centered, value-creating systems, products, services, and support.  

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    WHAT DOES AN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (SECURITY) DO? As a Security Information Technology Specialist you will be responsible for implementing, evaluating and/or disseminating IRS Information Technology (IT) security components, tools, and procedures. This work involves difficult and complex problems in the development, implementation, and coordination of activities designed to ensure, protect, and restore IT systems, services, and 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, and local in application.

    The IRS Internal Recent Graduates Program affords a developmental opportunity to IRS employees, who have graduated within the previous 2 years from a qualifying educational institution or program. If selected, you will be placed in a developmental position as an IT Specialist (Security), GS-5-12 in the Information Technology division.

    In order to successfully complete the Recent Graduates Program, you must complete 1 year in the position, a minimum of at least 40 hours of interactive training, and demonstration of successful job performance. If for any reason do not successfully complete the program you will be returned to the previous grade of the same or similar position you previously held within IRS prior to being selected for the Recent Graduates Program

    The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12  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:

    • Develop new or revised security policies, standards, guidelines and or requirements, necessary for the protection of IRS information and information technology assets. Ensure alignment with mandated regulatory guidance and assessment of operation impact.
    • Provide technical support to IRS system administrators on implementing configurations to meet IRS policy requirements.
    • Develop policy clarification, performing independent research and analysis of applicable security policy or controls in response to inquiries.
    • Performs assessments of systems and networks within the IRS and identifies where those systems/networks deviate from acceptable configurations, enclave policy, or local policy.
    • Uses data collected from a variety of cyber defense tools (e.g., vulnerability scanners, compliance scanners, network traffic logs.) to analyze events that occur within their environments for the purposes of mitigating threats.
    • Responsible for administering of the cybersecurity of a program, organization, system, or enclave.
    • Experience managing MS SharePoint sites and creating custom content such as dashboards, status indicators, and workflows.
    • Experience writing and maintaining process-oriented technical documentation such as Standard Operating Procedures.
    • Experience with formal Project Management, PM certification preferred.
    • Be able to comprehend and routinely use a sophisticated Survey management Database system used to conduct Roles and Responsibilities surveys to comply with Federal Information Systems Management Act (FISMA) guidance. You must be able to adequately consolidate and report survey findings to the appropriate management.
    • You must be able to provide Security Awareness and New Hire training to various IRS employees service wide, and be able knowledgeably respond to any questions about the information contained in the briefings.
    • Must be able to adequately research, write, and provide monthly Security Awareness tips that pertain to the IRS environment that are used in the organizations monthly newsletter.

    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

    Occasional travel - 1-5 nights per month may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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