WHAT IS THE 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.Learn more about this agency
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WHAT DOES AN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (SECURITY)? 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.
As a Security Information Technology Specialist 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.
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Occasional travel - 1-5 nights per month may be requested.
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