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    This position is located in the Office of the Inspector General, Office of Investigations (OIG/INV).  INV has broad jurisdiction over criminal, civil, and administrative investigations of alleged violations of Federal laws, regulations, and policies relating to Department/U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) programs and operations.  The incumbent serves as an expert in technical assessment, policy review, and administration and management of information data.  

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    Work that involves ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, networks, and data through the planning, analysis, development, implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of information systems security programs, policies, procedures, and tools.

    Functions commonly performed by employees in this specialty include:

    • Developing policies and procedures to ensure information system reliability and accessibility and to prevent and defend against unauthorized access to systems, networks, and data;
    • Conducting risk and vulnerability assessments of planned and installed information systems to identify vulnerabilities, risks, and protection needs;
    • Promoting awareness of security issues among management and ensuring sound security principles are reflected in organizations’ visions and goals;
    • Conducting systems security evaluations, audits, and reviews;
    • Developing systems security contingency plans and disaster recovery procedures;
    • Developing and implementing programs to ensure that system, network, and data users are aware of, understand, and adhere to systems security policies and procedures;
    • Participating in network and systems design to ensure implementation of appropriate systems security policies;
    • Facilitating the gathering, analysis, and preservation of evidence used in the prosecution of computer crimes;
    • Assessing security events to determine impact and implementing corrective actions;
    • Ensuring the rigorous application of information security/information assurance policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of all IT services.

    Mastery of and skill in applying:

    • IT systems security principles and methods;
    • Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) principles, concepts, and methods;
    • Risk Management Framework principles, concepts, and methods;
    • New IT security developments;
    • Project management principles, methods, and practices, including developing plans and schedules, estimating resource requirements, defining milestones and deliverables, monitoring activities, and evaluating and reporting on accomplishments;
    • Oral and written communication techniques

    Mastery of and skill in applying, advanced IT principles, concepts, methods, standards, and practices sufficient to accomplish assignments such as:

    • Develop long-range plans for IT security systems that anticipate, identify, evaluate, mitigate, and minimize risks associated with IT system vulnerabilities;
    • Lead the implementation of security programs designed to anticipate, assess, and minimize system vulnerabilities;
    • Coordinate the implementation of security programs across platforms;
    • Identify need for changes based on new security technologies or threats;
    • Test and implement new policies;
    • Institute measures to ensure awareness and compliance;
    • Review proposed new systems, networks, and software designs for potential security risks;
    • Recommend for mitigation or countermeasures;
    • Resolve integration issues related to the implementation of new systems within the existing infrastructure;
    • Implement higher level security requirements such as those resulting from laws, regulations, or presidential directives;
    • Integrate security programs across disciplines;
    • Define the scope and level of detail for security plans and policies applicable to the security program;
    • Lead Assessment and Authorization of information systems; and
    • Implement Continuous Monitoring.
    • Develop and interpret policies, procedures, and strategies governing the planning and delivery of services throughout the agency;
    • Provide technical advice, guidance, and recommendations to management and other technical specialists on critical IT issues;
    • Apply new developments to previously unsolvable problems;
    • Make recommendations that significantly influence important agency IT policies or programs
    • Design, develop, and manage systems that meet current and future business requirements and apply and extend, enhance or optimize the existing architecture;
    • Manage assigned projects;
    • Communicate complex technical requirements to non-technical personnel;
    • Prepare and present briefings to senior management officials on complex/controversial issues.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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