Office of Justice Programs Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC) in Washington, District Of Columbia

Office of Justice Programs
15 vacancies in the following location:
  • Washington DC, DC
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent - No time limit

Opened Tuesday 10/18/2016 (6 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 10/28/2016 (4 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) is a great place to work! Last year, the Department of Justice ranked #3 out of 19 large agencies in the Partnership for Public Service's Best Places to Work rankings. OJP's newly renovated building is in the heart of DC's thriving Chinatown and new City Center and offers a dynamic and engaging work environment with more than 50 conference rooms and nearly 200 workstations available for any employee to reserve at a moment's notice. With more than 90 percent of OJP's positions eligible to telework, OJP is at the cutting edge of using mobility to enhance productivity and meet our important mission. Serves as the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (DCISO), Information Technology Security Division (ITSD), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Office of Justice (OJP), reporting to the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), who reports, in turn to the Chief Information Officer (CIO). Complements and assists the CISO in formulating and directing the OCIO Information Technology (IT) Security program to ensure the availability, integrity, and confidentiality of OJP IT resources and continuity and compliance with government-wide IT security initiatives. Incumbent provides advice, guidance, and assistance to the CISO in formulating and enunciating OJP's IT Security policies, positions and responses to current, emerging and anticipated IT security matters and their applicability to OJP. As assigned by the CISO, represents OJP before DOJ and external agencies and organization in addressing IT Security issues, opportunities and challenges.

Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on


(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

Supervises a group of employees performing work at the GS-14 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Plans, schedules, and assigns work to subordinates. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members; provides feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Provides advice, counsel, and/or instruction to staff members. Recommends or approves appointments, selections, or reassignments to positions appropriate to the selection authority delegated. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Carries out Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and program activities.

Plans, develops, and implements agency-wide information security programs and strategies, e.g., the agency workforce security training program, or security audit program. Formulates agency-level IT initiatives in response to critical IT security issues. Plans and coordinates agency-wide implementation of government-wide IT security defense strategies. The incumbent assists and complements the OJP CISO in the provision of professional leadership and direction to the ITSD Staff ensuring the security and continuity of OJP's on-going initiatives and as-is technical operations. As a senior expert in the field of IT security, incumbent provides authoritative advice and guidance related to the DOJ/OJP IT security program. Serves as an expert and consultant to top agency management officials for advice on integrating IT programs with other key mission-critical agency programs. Leads the implementation of agency-wide security programs designed to anticipate, assess, and minimize system vulnerabilities. Coordinates the implementation of security programs across platforms and establishes vulnerability reporting criteria.

Serves as DOJ OJP's expert on policy development for national IT programs or projects with precedent-setting issues. Formulates long-range policies and develops strategies and management guidelines for complex and changing information technology systems. Provides high level technical advice and counsel to top management and other key officials on matters relating to new or modified policies and directives that affect or relate to current and existing IT projects and programs. The DCSIO position ensures that effective communication and collaboration is fostered amongst ITSD stakeholders and customers, ensuring that cybersecurity focus and customer service permeate these all related efforts. Plans and carries out programs, resolves conflicts that arise, integrates and coordinates the work of others as necessary and interprets policies in terms of established objectives. Participates on DOJ, Federal, and non-governmental committees relative to equipment and system software policy and technology planning. Presents policy project status briefings and recommendations concerning long-range IT plans to top levels of management.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Subject to background/suitability investigation/determination.
  • Submit all required documents and Online Assessment Questionnaire.
  • Federal payments are required to be made by Direct Deposit.
  • Requires registration for the Selective Service. Visit
  • Pre-employment drug testing required.
  • 1-year supervisory probationary period may be required.

MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Grade 15: Qualifying experience for the GS-15 level requires IT-related experience that demonstrates each of the following four competencies: Attention to Detail; Customer Service; Oral Communication; and Problem Solving; AND one (1) year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-14 level. Specialized experience is work where you advised on and provided technical consultation for major agency technology initiatives or enhancements. Identified opportunities to leverage technical and security/assurance solutions and emerging technologies to facilitate business solutions. Provided expert analysis and devised solutions for highly complex information technology security problems, such as resolving critical issues affecting the configurations of the information technology infrastructure. For example, analyzed and developed security solutions or provided assessments of critical IT issues, such as privacy/compliance issues, emerging technologies and their application to business processes, and optimization of existing architecture.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to plan, develop, and implement federal information technology guidelines and policies. Skill in managing and supervising program planning and solutions development supporting agency mission goals through effective leadership of information technology development team(s) comprised of Federal and non-Federal staff. Knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques of IT project planning, management, monitoring, and evaluation. Knowledge of information systems security operations, techniques, and standards. Ability to effectively communicate in written form both internally (to senior staff, leadership and colleagues) and externally (to stakeholders and federal partners) regarding programs and policies. Knowledge of Information Assurance program requirements.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

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What To Expect Next

Once your completed application is certified and received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your status and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.


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OJP has partnered with the Vida Fitness Center, located in the Verizon Center for your physical fitness needs and offers on-site fitness centers at various DOJ locations, most of which are located within walking distance.

OJP also offers credit union services; ATM machine on-site; a health unit and on-site nurse for your usage.

Transit Benefits: To defray your commuting cost, we are pleased to offer the Employee Transit Benefit Program.

Other Information

This is a Direct Hire action. Direct Hire Authority (section 1312 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002) allows agencies to appoint candidates directly to occupations for which the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has determined that there is a severe shortage of candidates or a critical hiring need for certain occupations, grades, and/or geographic locations. Agencies may appoint without regard to Veterans' Preference

This position is excluded from the bargaining unit.

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: Status applicants for promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade by the closing date.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies that may occur within 90 days of the closing date.

This position is eligible for part time or situational telework.

OJP offers opportunities for flexible work schedules.

Salary Range: $128,082.00 to $160,300.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-2210-15/15

Promotion Potential: 15

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453590500

Job Announcement Number: JP-17-005