Office of Administration IT SPECIALIST (INFOSEC) in Washington, District Of Columbia

Job Overview

Job Overview

About the Agency

This is a Direct Hire Public Notice. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.

This position is part of the Executive Office of the President (EOP), Office of Administration (OA), The White House Information Technology (WHIT), Information Security Office, Computer Network Defense Division, Countermeasures Team. Serve as a Countermeasures Analyst, responsible for preventing, detecting and responding to security incidents. Responsibilities are carried out through a team that executes security programs and activity within the EOP.

**Notice, more than one selection can be made within 90 days of the issuance of the certificate, if more vacancies occur.

Promotion to the next higher grade, is neither guaranteed nor implied.

Category Rating, Veterans Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to this Public Notice.


As an Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC) Senior Countermeasures Analyst at the GS-2210-13, you will perform the following:

  • Provide high level analysis on security data to discover communication pathways, content and scope and to identify significant activity and eradicate risks or threats.
  • Research multiple information sources to identify threat activity relevant to EOP systems.
  • Participate in on call missions regarding any Countermeasures capabilities, such as Splunk, Palo Alto, Bluecoat and any other applications that the White House Computer Network Defense utilizes.
  • Implement proactive and reactive defensive and protective measures to prevent recurrence of incidents.
  • Collaborate with security staff from other government organizations. Ensure security systems, including Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), have updated and relevant signature sets.
  • Develop and distribute Attack, Sensing and Warning (AS&W;) activities and Indications and Warning (I&W;) data.
Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must be a US Citizen or National
  • Selective Service registration if a male born after December 31, 1959
  • At least 18 years old
  • Be able to obtain and maintain a TOP Secret security clearance
  • Subject to pre-employment and random drug test
  • Direct Deposit is required
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the qualification requirements outlined below to be considered minimally qualified for this position. The qualification requirements are in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standards. ALL QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE MET BY 07/03/2017, the closing date OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: 1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. 2. 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. 3. 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. 4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.


SPECIALIZED OR GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of experience at the GS-12 level; the level of difficulty and responsibility must be comparable to the next lower grade or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Examples of experience must include: experience working in a fast paced Information Technology operations center that monitors multiple lines of Information Technology fields, experience coordinating working groups of internal and external clients; and assessing Information Technology risk to resolve Information Technology threats on multiple platforms.

All specialized experience and basic requirements must be clearly documented in the applicant's resume.

At the GS-13 level education cannot be substituted for experience.

Please see "Qualifications Required" for requirements of the position.

Security Clearance

Top Secret/SCI

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After all application packages have been received, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications based on the information provided and may interview the best qualified applicants. After a tentative job offer, we will conduct a security background investigation and drug screening. If the drug screening is negative and security background is cleared, then a formal job offer will be extended to candidate.

You will be notified four times during the hiring process: 1. Upon receipt of your application. 2. Upon minimum qualification determinations. 3. After the certificate(s) is issued. 4. After the final selection(s) is made.

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Other Information

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 87 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information:

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternative Application.

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Salary Range: $94,796.00 to $123,234.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-2210-13/13

Promotion Potential: 13

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens and Nationals

Control Number: 472341400

Job Announcement Number: WH-17JUN061577-DH