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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 A FRONT LINE MANAGER TECHNICIAN DO? Lead the Cybersecurity Section within Cyber Operations, Security Risk Management, or Architecture and Implementation to increase the resilience and ability of the IRS to respond to real threats. Perform threat attack simulations using vectors and patterns to determine the impact and effectiveness of security controls designed to protect information assets and detect and respond to events while under attack. Perform simulation of threat actor tools, tactics, and techniques combined with persistent vulnerability identification. Monitor threat or risk indicators reducing exposure and driving a constant state of readiness for incident response or watch teams.

    As a Front Line Manager you will:

    • Plan work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work.
    • Assign work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees.
    • Evaluate work performance of subordinates and makes recommendations for outstanding performance recognition and/or disciplinary action.
    • Give advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on work and administrative matters.
    • Interview candidates for positions within the organization/unit, and recommend appointment, promotion, or reassignment to such positions.
    • Hear and resolve complaints from employees, refer group grievances and/or more serious unresolved complaints as appropriate.
    • Effect minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommend other actions in more serious cases.
    • Identify developmental and training needs of employees, providing or arranging for needed development and training.
    • Initiate ways to improve production, work processes, and/or to increase the quality of the work directed.
    • Ensure accountability for the development, maintenance, and improvement of Threat Driven testing across all aspects of IRS.
    • Ensure accountability for the development, maintenance, and improvement User Behavior Analytics Capability (UBAC) Primary Risk Indicators (PRI) and anomalous Use Cases matrix.
    • Drive remediation of Insider Threat (InT) anomaly referral Form-1 TIGTA and track until closure.
    • Drive remediation of penetration testing confirmed findings and track until closure.
    • Oversee the prioritization of threats based on test results, risk, and impact to the IRS.
    • Oversee and participate in development and implementation of tools, tactics, and techniques for use in threat driven testing.
    • Oversee and participate in the development of traceable, repeatable, & effective Security Testing processes.
    • Provide oversight for audit review, analysis and reporting of applications, databases, and mainframes in accordance with agency audit logging security policies and audit plans.
    • Provide oversight the development, deployment and maintenance of CSIRC and IRS perimeter security devices, tools, and applications, and collection and retention of critical security event data.
    • Monitoring for Plans of Action and Milestones (POA&M), and other applicable action plans designed to resolve known weaknesses or prevent potential threats.
    • Guide teams in resolving known system weaknesses according to available enterprise-level plans or solutions.
    • Supports technology for emerging threat intelligence and cybersecurity operational processes.
    • Assist in developing and leveraging Big Data Analytics to identify threats, determine root cause, scope and severity of each and compile/report findings into a finished analytical product.
    • Work with cross functional teams to develop remediation suggestions based on analysis and impact.

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    Travel Required

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

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