Senior IT Specialist (Security)

  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • Washington, DC, United States
Permanent Government Information Technology Internet-eBusiness

Job Description


About the Agency

This position is located in the Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO), Information Security & Privacy Staff of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and provides support in the areas of information security.

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.


Provides technical advice concerning security implementation within all FDIC software and provides management and support for IT security programs. Manages project teams within ISPS for IT security activity programs and makes decisions and develops recommendations in the security program area that influence important agency or division IT policies and inter-related programs.

Develops and maintains standards, principles, reference models and frameworks that support IT security architecture, including communicating the standards, principles and framework in various forums. Creates visual depictions of the IT elements that compose the IT security architecture and the specification of the relationships between those components and stays abreast of all current and emerging technologies related to development and design of business processes and applications (such as a services oriented architecture (SOA), in support of security architecture.

Assesses technology and IT industry security direction to determine if program changes are needed and assess Corporation, legislative and oversight agency actions to determine if they require program changes or new initiatives in the area of security architecture and maintains liaison with other Federal agencies, industry groups and vendors to keep abreast of new developments in the IT industry that impact FDIC programs.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel is required.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation is authorized.

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • This position requires occasional travel.
  • Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be required.
  • Employment Conditions


Qualifying experience may be obtained in the Private or public sector. 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. Additional qualifications information can be found here click here.


(In addition to the minimum qualification requirements, IT positions must meet the below Basic Requirement):

You must have Information Technology (IT)-related experience which demonstrates proficiency in each of the following competencies:

• 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.

Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the CG/GS 13 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience providing a framework for IT security architecture including computer/system architectures, application architectures, IT analysis design, and development, personnel and organizational elements, hardware, software and implementation.

Applicants eligible for ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 80 "well qualified" for this position. For more information, click here.

High Risk Position - Background Investigation (BI) required.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

  • Who May Apply
    All United States Citizens.

    Applicants with status or those eligible under special hiring authorities, should apply under FDIC merit promotion announcement 2017-HQ-0837. However, if you desire consideration also under this public non-status announcement, you must apply to both. Status applicants are current permanent Federal employees in the competitive service and former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility.)

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$120,780.00 to $201,323.00 / Per Year

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