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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management Supervisory IT Cybersecurity Specialist (INFOSEC) in Washington, District Of Columbia


This position is located in the Department of Labor (DOL), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM), Office of the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Directorate of Cybersecurity, Division of Security Authorization Management (SAM),Information Systems Security Management (ISSM) Branch.More information on the OCIO is available at

-Position is outside the bargaining unit.

-Recruitment incentives may be considered.


Major duties for this position include, but are not limited to the following: Reports to and serves as the key advisor to the division director on short and long-range goals for ISSM, customer service, performance, and standards.

Continuously benchmarks operations to assess efficiency and effectiveness of the services provided by ISSM.

Provides a full range of supervisory responsibilities.

Reviews and assesses the information security of DOL's IT infrastructure, systems, applications and network. Promotes the security of DOL operations in cyberspace.

Leads specific OCIO efforts to reduce cyber threats and to minimize exposure to cyber-attacks.

Establishes controls over systems and hardware, which deter cyber malfeasance.

Develops, implements, and monitors the security of DOL information systems, data and personnel in order to inform risk-based decisions by the CISO, CIO, AO and DOL senior leadership.

Issues system data calls, updates system documentation and reviews policies, procedures, and security-related documentation in order to provide feedback.

Ensures proper protections for the information, including personally-identifiable information (PII), contained within DOL information systems.


Conditions of Employment

Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.

Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.

Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.

Subject to pre-employment and random drug tests.

Subject to financial disclosure requirements.

This position is being filled through Direct Hire Authority. Traditional rating and ranking of applications does NOT apply. Veteran’s preference does not apply. However, we encourage veterans to apply for this position.

Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

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Every supervisor in the executive branch has a heightened personal responsibility for advancing government ethics. It is imperative that supervisors serve as models of ethical behavior for subordinates. Supervisors have a responsibility to help ensure that subordinates are aware of their ethical obligations under the Standards of Conduct and that subordinates know how to contact agency ethics officials. Supervisors are also responsible for working with agency ethics officials to help resolve conflicts of interests and enforce government ethics laws and regulations, including those requiring certain employees to file financial disclosure reports. In addition, supervisors are responsible, when requested, for assisting agency ethics officials in evaluating potential conflicts of interest and identifying positions subject to financial disclosure requirements.


Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Such experience is typically gained in the IT field or through the performance of work where the primary concern is IT.

Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-14, in the Federal Service. Specialized Experience is defined as experience: Managing a cybersecurity program and system authorization lifecycle; Serving as Subject Matter Expert in initiating, directing, and participating in the full life cycle of cyber security authorizations of local and geographically dispersed agency facilities; Providing clear and concise briefings, summaries, and progress reports pertaining to status updates to cybersecurity management, departmental officials, and other cybersecurity customers.


There is no education substitution for this position.

Additional Information

DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

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