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    This announcement is issued under the Direct Hire Authority (DHA) to recruit for positions for which there is a critical hiring need. Selectee(s) will receive a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service and may be required to serve a one year probationary period.

    Must be able to obtain a Top Secret (Tier 3) security clearance and must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position.

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    • The incumbent advises the Inspector General on matters relating to security operations, vulnerabilities and threats to USITC computer and communication systems; reviews and evaluates information security; analyzes current threats and technology opportunities, Executive Orders, legislation, policy, and guidance from DHS, NIST, OMB and other Federal IT agencies to drive change that reduces information security risk to the USITC.
    • Reviews information security guidelines, regulations, and directives from various sources, recommending appropriate changes to USITC systems, as necessary; leads the review and the assessment of the agency wide security program which requires the comprehensive, integrated, and systematic application of multiple security disciplines; and reviews the implementation of information security requirements, policies, and procedures designed to safeguard sensitive industry and business information processed at the USITC.
    • Incumbent serves as a technical expert and assists in formulating OIG directives; oversees teams engaged in analyzing, researching, proposing, and revising network security technologies and solutions; represents the OIG on Federal working groups dealing with complex computer security applications and problems; establishes and maintains close contact with security program representatives in government and industry; keeps abreast of the latest development and initiatives in the computer security arena; develops papers and gives formal presentations on security problems and advancements; and evaluates contractor proposals for the design, development, testing, and support of information security systems.

    The ideal candidate must have experience operating in a Windows/Linux environment, utilizing security monitoring tools, risk management NIST framework, Cybersecurity engineering, system security plans and project management. Current Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), Certified Information Systems­ Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CIRSC) or equivalent preferred. Preference will be given to candidates holding current COR Level 2 or higher, CISSP, CISA, CAP, and CIRSC certifications.
    • Develops and maintains cybersecurity plans, strategy, and policy to support and align with organizational cybersecurity initiatives and regulatory compliance.
    • Create and maintain IT security system related documentation for assigned systems (SSP, CMP, CP, FIPS199, IRP, E-Auth, System Architecture, DRP, etc.)
    • Perform cyber defense incident triage and make recommendations that enable expeditious remediation.
    • Track and document cyber defense incidents from initial detection through final resolution.
    • Assists with the implementation of decisions, guidance, laws, regulations, and policy in the development and support of the IT initiatives, programs, and project.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/613444400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.