Sr. Cybersecurity Specialist (INFOSEC)

  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • Washington D.C., DC, USA
Full Time Consultant Government Information Technology Internet Strategy

Job Description


This position is located in the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer, CIO, HQ of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and directly supports developing, analyzing, and implementing IT and cybersecurity projects, planning, policy, management, guidance directly related to Zero Trust Architect and emerging concepts.

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


Serves as an advisor and provides guidance to support developing, analyzing, and implementing IT and cybersecurity projects, planning, policy, management, governance; identifies technical gaps to develop policies, management practices and technical solutions related to Zero Trust Architecture and other emerging concepts and Federal requirements; and to improve the management of current and or emerging technologies for products, programs, and initiatives.

Analyzes technology and industry directions and long range trends and business needs to identify opportunities for technical innovation and program improvement.

Serves as a technical advisor and expert regarding the development, direction, and ongoing update of the FDIC technology and information security design and delivery and compliance with cybersecurity strategies, programs, and plans that lay the foundation for building the future IT environment and ensures efforts are coordinated with FDIC's business plans. Effectively provides the necessary focus to meet present and future overall corporate needs.

Represent the Chief Information Security Officer on FDIC and government-wide Zero Trust workgroups, committees and task forces to ensure IT, cybersecurity and privacy programs and services are in alignment and fully functional with on-premise, cloud-computing or hybrid environments.    

Communicates complex functional and technical requirements, issues, and problems to both technical and non-technical personnel; manages briefings to senior executive management on assigned functional areas and issues that are complex or controversial.


Conditions of Employment

Registration with the Selective Service.

U.S. Citizenship is required.  

Employment Conditions.

Completion of Financial Disclosure may be required.


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.To qualify, applicants must have completed at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the CG/GS-14 grade level or above in the Federal service.  Specialized experience is defined as experience identifying, developing and advising senior leaders and staff on IT and cybersecurity programs, initiatives and technical solutions, including modern security approaches (e.g., Zero Trust), policies, procedures, or supporting documentation for identifying new/emerging information technology and the ever evolving threat landscape.   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 eligible for ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 80 or higher in the online assessment tobe determined “well qualified” for this position. For more information, click here.


There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.

Additional information

COVID-19: Individuals who start their Federal government service after November 22, 2021, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date, except in limited circumstances where the law requires an exception. See “Next Steps” section.

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If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary period.