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Announcement was amended on 5/14/2021 to add Kearneysville, WV and additional duties.
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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.
WHAT DOES A CYBER SECURITY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST DO? As an Information Technology Specialist (Security) you will operate as a project leader whose authority and scope of responsibility crosses organizational and geographic lines. You will develop guidelines that will be used by other specialists in the course of the projects, which have an impact on broad agency goals. In this position, you will lead major national level projects such as the review of proposed new systems, networks, and software designs for potential security risks, recommending mitigation or countermeasures, and resolving integration issues related to the implementation of new systems within the existing infrastructure. The various projects have an impact on broad agency goals. They deal with multi-year plans, new cutting-edge technologies, or issues, and develop new policies or make significant changes to existing policies that have IRS-wide impact.
As an Information Technology Specialist (Security), you will:
- As a senior expert and consultant to top agency officials, the employee advises on integrating IT programs with the IRS Cybersecurity Program and other business programs of equivalent complexity within the agency. Responsibilities include:
- Lead the implementation of security programs designed to anticipate and minimize system vulnerabilities.
- Review proposed new systems, networks, and software designs for potential security risks; recommend mitigation or countermeasures, and resolve integration issues related to the implementation of new systems within the existing infrastructure.
- Develop contingency plans (Disaster Recovery or Business Continuation Plans for information technology systems) to ensure availability and accessibility of network resources.
- Develop long-range plans for IT security systems that anticipate, identify, evaluate, mitigate, and minimize risks associated with IT systems vulnerabilities.
- Coordinate the implementation of security programs across Tier I, II, and III systems, and establish vulnerability reporting criteria.
- Review security incident response policies and identify the need for changes based on new security technologies or threats.
- Implement security requirements, integrate security programs and define the scope and level of detail for security plans and policies.
- Develop new theories, architectures, concepts, principles, standards, and methods in IT security, and advises other IT experts throughout Treasury and the IRS, and in other agencies, on a variety of situations and issues that involve applying or adapting new theories, architectures, concepts, principles, standards, methods, or practices, that are developed by the employee or result from the employees leadership.
- Plan, develop, and coordinate IRS information security architecture with the security programs and strategies (the IRS workforce security training program or the security audit program), and formulating IRS security program initiatives in response to critical IT security issues.
- Plan, acquire, and coordinating IRS-wide implementation of government wide IT security defense strategies to ensure protection of the IT infrastructure.
- Provide technical expertise in overall risk management practices, continuous monitoring, and improvements to the security posture of the IRS computer environment.
- Provide expert advice in audit and compliance; specifically, FISMA, NIST, GAO, TIGTA issues that affect the IRS computing environment.
- Create and prepare comprehensive reports for executives that include project plans, findings, mitigation strategies and recommendations.
- Provide technical expertise, abilities and skills to develop a holistic cloud security environment effectively by maintaining industry and globally accepted standards.
- Provide expert level understanding of cloud security concepts, principals and frameworks and FedRAMP.
- Provide data architecture standards providing a common Cybersecurity Data Warehouse data vocabulary, requirements and integrated designs that align with enterprise strategy and business architecture.
- Brief authorizing officials on security risks and manage remediation of security vulnerabilities identified in annual assessments and continuous real time monitoring through creating and managing of plans of action and milestones.
*DUTIES continued in the requirement section of this announcement*
WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov
Occasional travel - 1-5 nights per month
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