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Information Technology Specialist (Information Security) US Department of Agriculture Fort Worth, TX

  • Part-Time
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Applications have closed

Website US Department of Agriculture

A new part-time role Information Technology Specialist (Information Security) is available in Fort Worth, TX. Highly motivated candidates are encouraged to apply. Please check full job details offered by US Department of Agriculture below.

Brief Details

Job: Information Technology Specialist (Information Security)
Full-time, Part-time
Company: US Department of Agriculture
Location: Fort Worth, TX


Job Description



This position is located in Pegasys Financial Services.

This is to notify the public that the USDA, Forest Service is using a Direct Hire Authority to fill this position. For information on the Office of Personnel Management’s Direct Hire Authority, please visit https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/direct-hire-authority/ .

Veterans’ preference, category rating, and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does NOT apply to this recruitment.

Leads major Information Technology (IT) projects to accomplish the development, implementation, coordination, review, and evaluation of security plans, policies, technical/administrative procedures, accreditation documents, etc.
Provides technical expertise and consultation in the implementation and administration of user accessibility to computer facilities, as well as access controls to computer data files, system software, and application programs.
Investigates security breaches and implements corrective actions. Advises senior management of security vulnerabilities and weaknesses.
Provides technical expertise and consultation for Audits Reviews, Security and Risk Assessments, Security Test and Evaluations, and other accreditation activities to ensure that systems are fully accredited and comply with security standards.
Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)

2210 Information Technology Management



Conditions of Employment

You must be a US Citizen or US National.
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
Must be suitable for Federal employment as determined by a Public Trust background investigation.
Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
Direct Deposit – Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/.

You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Your resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate specialized experience requirements. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

The following link provides more information on the qualifications for this position: Information Technology (IT) Management Series .

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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level.

Specialized experience is defined as experience developing, implementing, and evaluating security specifications, plans, policies, technical/administrative procedures, and programs associated with Information Technology (IT) equipment software, design, data, and physical security. Implementing and administering user accessibility and access controls to computer data files, financial system software, and application programs, including ensuring compliance with local and departmental-wide security policies. Participating in audit reviews, security and risk assessments, security tests and evaluations, and other accreditation activities in order to ensure systems are fully accredited and comply with all applicable security standards.

Information Technology (IT)-related experience must also demonstrate each of the four competencies listed below.

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.

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/RPL/ICTAP eligibles must meet the agency’s definition for a quality candidate as provided in the How You Will Be Evaluated section of this announcement to be considered.

This position is in the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) bargaining unit.

This position is eligible for telework.
How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

This is a Direct-Hire Authority position, all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications, to include any selective placement factor(s), if applicable, will be referred to the selecting official. Before a certificate is issued to the selecting official, the resume is reviewed to ensure that you meet all the qualification requirements. A rating will not be used; veterans’ preference does not apply due to the existence of the Direct Hire authority for this position.

Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the “Apply” button to the right.

To view the application form, visit: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10475927
Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance


Drug test required


Required Documents

Required Documents

The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.

Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) other qualifications.
Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330.


A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.


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