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    This position is located in the U.S. Department of Education, Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). It is established to develop and interpret IT policies and standards; manage or perform work necessary to plan, document, implement or modify systems for solving problems or accomplishing work processes; and overseeing OCIO's audit related matters including, but not limited to, Federal Information Security Modernization Act, Financial Statement, and A-123 Internal Control.


     
     

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    Responsibilities

    APPLICATION LIMIT: This vacancy announcement is limited to the first 50 applications received and will close at 11:59PM Eastern Time on the day that we receive the 50th application, or at 11:59PM Eastern Time on the listed closing date, whichever occurs first.

    We encourage you to read this entire vacancy announcement prior to submitting your application.

    As an Information Technology Specialist (PLCYPLN/INFOSEC), GS-2210-13, you will be responsible for:

    • Tracking and referring to information security directives, orders and governance to organize and structure processes and supporting procedures to meet strategic goals and objectives.

    • Assisting with reviewing and developing improvements to business practices and organization features and structures in order to recommend the elimination or reduction of barriers to accomplish and achieve optimal use of all resources.

    • Assisting in identifying key OCIO strategic objectives and developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating internal and external communication plans to actively engage employees and external stakeholders in the achievement of those organizational objectives.

    • Ensuring consistent application of laws, regulations, and policies to OCIO’s budget planning and responses to data calls and inquiries; ensuring consistency and quality across OCIO’s numerous responses to data calls and inquiries.

    • Assisting with analyzing information and knowledge management requirements for OCIO by recommending new processes, systems, and requirements to ensure policy responses and customer service both within OCIO and all of ED.

    • Ensuring policies, plans of actions and milestones or remediation plans are in place to reduce or eliminate IT security vulnerabilities and comply with IT security regulations and policies.

    • Assisting in the implementation and functionality of security requirements and appropriate information technology policies and procedures by assessing their impact on the organization’s IT plans and proposals.

    • Preparing and presenting briefings to senior management officials on complex and controversial issues.

    As an Information Technology Specialist (PLCYPLN/INFOSEC), GS-2210-14, you will be responsible for:

    • Defining OCIO’s strategic goals, objectives, and initiatives as well as related anticipated targets.

    • Reviewing communications for consistency and accuracy, engaging with all stakeholders as needed. Alerting senior leadership to any oversights, concerns, or challenges that would impede OCIO’s execution of high-quality programs.

    • Reviewing and developing improvements of business practices and organizational features and structures to eliminate or reduce barriers to accomplishment of work and achieve optimal use of all resources.

    • Identifying key OCIO strategic objectives and developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating internal and external communication plans to actively engage employees and external stakeholders in the achievement of those organizational objectives.

    • Collaborating with stakeholders to develop, analyze, and evaluate new or modified program/management policies, regulations, goals, or objectives to address OCIO’s internal governance needs and requirements, including budget and acquisition management and knowledge management.

    • Analyzing information and knowledge management requirements for OCIO; developing new processes, systems, and requirements as needed to improve tracking of policy responses and improve customer service both within OCIO and all of ED.

    • Monitoring the rigorous application of information security policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of planning and management services.

    • Developing long-range plans and policies to minimize security risks and incorporates risk management principles and best practices into strategic planning considerations, core missions and business processes.

    • Ensuring policies, plans of actions and milestones or remediation plans are in place for vulnerabilities identified during risk assessments, audits, and business continuity.

    • Establishing a structure, processes, and guidance to ensure the effective and efficient management of information, including OCIO policies and responses to data calls, audit findings, and all other inquiries. The incumbent ensures consistent application of laws, regulations, and policies as well as consistency and quality across responses.

    • Producing clear, logical, and concise products that are targeted to and meet the needs of diverse audiences with different perspectives and objectives, and identifying issues, and developing process improvements.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/581650900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.