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    WHAT IS THE PRIVACY, GOVERNMENTAL LIAISON & DISCLOSURE (PGLD) DIVISION? PGLD is responsible for safeguarding and protecting sensitive taxpayer and employee information while promoting government transparency and accountability through better access to government information.

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    WHAT DOES A GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SPECIALIST (Privacy Analyst) DO? As a Government Information Specialist (Privacy Analyst), you will be responsible for analyzing, evaluating and advising management on a wide variety of privacy related activities. Applying the directives in legal and regulatory guidance, such as the Privacy Act, eGovernment Act and NIST guidelines, you will develop service wide policy and analyze processes and incidents for privacy risks. You will also be a resource to help understand and communicate the importance of privacy protections to taxpayers and your fellow employees.

    As a Privacy Analyst you will:

    • Serve as an advisor who provides technical and administrative guidance on complex privacy and disclosure issues.
    • Develop privacy-related policies for nationwide application to both internal and external customers.
    • Plan, develop, coordinate and establish operating methods and procedures for accomplishment of the privacy mission and implement the privacy program objectives.
    • Serve as a liaison to internal and external customers to clarify and resolve issues such as Privacy and Civil Liberties Assessments, data loss incidents, identity theft. You will also draft responses to requests for privacy policy guidance.
    • Plan and conduct educational training sessions on Privacy and eGovernment Acts requirements.
    • Conduct risk assessments and determines appropriate remediation actions. Analyze data to evaluate program risk or vulnerabilities of disclosure and privacy breaches. Prepare communication products/reports highlighting risks and mitigation strategies.
    • Conduct investigations of personnel security, data encryption and security breaches. Manages IRS data breaches and IRS impact from external data breaches that impact national security.
    • Ensure Privacy in securing systems, such as SharePoint, Shared Drive, Access databases, etc… to avoid inadvertent disclosures or erroneous release of federal tax information and personal identifiable information which also impact national security. Conduct risk assessments and determine appropriate remediation actions.
    • Participates in reviews and collaborates with other functions to evaluate program risk or vulnerabilities of disclosure and privacy controls.
    • Oversee, review, and meet with managers and executives in the preparation of policy and procedural materials including the Internal Revenue Manual on Privacy and Information Protection, Policy Statements, regulations, administrative opinions, and other published documents.
    • Participate in planning, developing, and monitoring task forces on privacy issues including Treasury Directives; OMB guidance; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1 TO 5 NIGHTS PER MONTH

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/543912500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.