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Senior Information Technology Specialist (Cybersecurity)

Full Time

Website Government Accountability Office

Basic Requirements: Applicants must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below: Attention to Detail – Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. Customer Service – Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services. Oral Communication – Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately. Problem Solving – Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. AND Specialized Experience: Applicants must have 1 year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the next lower band or level equivalent to the PE-I or PT-II band level, or GS-12 level in the Federal Service, or comparable private/public sector experience which has equipped the applicant with the skills and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position is extensive experience in three or more of the following areas: (1) managing multiple operating system environments (for example, Microsoft and PowerShell, Linux and command line, and virtualization environments); (2) coding and scripting (for example, Java, C and Python); (3) networking technologies such as firewalls, routing, switching and intrusion detection; (4) managing cloud resources and security (for example, Amazon Web Services and Azure); and (5) Managing databases (for example, Oracle, SQLServer, DB2, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and MongoDB). (6) assessing cybersecurity posture of enterprise networks and systems; (7) using vulnerability assessment tools and techniques; Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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