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Supervisory IT Specialist

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Washington, DC

Skills And Qualifications:

Applicants must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. Experience must be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate.

  1. Attention to Detail- Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
  2. 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.

Required Education:


Applicants must have direct hands-on and management experience leading a team through processing authority to operate (ATO) documentation for cloud platforms or SAAS, IAAS, or PAAS technologies (e.g. AWS, Azure or Google Cloud Platform). Must have experience with cloud technologies, security best practices and hybrid integration with on premise Datacenter technologies.

Applicants must have at least one of the following certifications:

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) 

In addition, applicants must be certified in at least one of the following:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Windows and Linux
  • Office365

Duties And Responsibilities:


Incumbent serves as an CISO with the National Indian Gaming Commissions (NIGC) Technology Division within the Office of the Chief of Staff (OCOS), The CISO performs duties as assigned and delegated from the Deputy Chief of Staff, Chief of Staff or the Chair. This position provides leadership, supervision, and direction to Division of Technology activities with specific responsibility for developing and implementing the strategic direction of all information processing and communication systems and operations for the agency. Serves as the process owner of all assurance activities related to the availability, integrity and confidentiality of agency information in compliance with the Commission information security policies This includes providing advice and direction relevant to technology systems that supports the integrity of tribal gaming. The position reports directly to the Deputy Chief of Staff within the Office of the Chief of Staff.


Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

1.       Provides leadership and guidance for the Division of Technology. Manages and maintains awareness and current status of the IT initiatives, priorities, projects, and emerging technological solutions to meet agency needs. Ensures that the Division of Technology policy and direction are in concert with, and supportive of, the agency’s mission and priorities. Advances the agency’s mission and operations by assisting senior leadership in recognizing where IT can add value while transforming or supporting program operations.

2.       Ensures the agency is in compliance with IMP Circular A-130 Computer Security Act of 1987, the agency’s IT Security Plan, Executive Presidential orders related to IT modernization and cloud services and other security-related laws, regulations, policies and procedures. This includes responsibility for a comprehensive IT security program, including the technical architecture and operations to be successfully employed.

3.       Ensures integration of long-range plans with the agency’s planning, agile programming, budgeting, and management processes. Advises senior leadership to ensure that the agency’s IT needs are addressed, to market innovative uses of technology, and to facilitate the agency’s access to needed information resources.

4.       Promotes an effective and modern infrastructure design and operation of major information resources management processes, and collaborates with the senior leadership to ensure that information systems effectively provide financial and performance data.

5.       Keeps abreast of, and communicates to senior leadership as appropriate, developments in technology, legislation, and management policy concerning IT functions in a timely manner. Maintains contact with manufacturers, professional groups, and user groups to ensure that the agency has knowledge of efficient, economical information handling capabilities.

6.       Leads the agency in modernization of information resources more effectively, by advocating the principles of effective systems acquisition and ensuring more cost-efficient and effective use of IT resources, by advocating cross-organizational program process improvements, by ensuring program processes are modified to take full advantage of IT solutions, and by promoting standard-based IT architecture.

7.       Provides guidance, direction, and coordination in developing appropriate standards governing the agency’s IT functions. Approves standards and directs the evaluation of IT functions throughout the agency to ensure that standards are uniformly applied and enforced.

8.       For each major information system investment, conducts periodic project assessments to determine progress toward completion and realization of benefits. Directs the establishment, monitoring, and evaluation of IT performance, in support of program accomplishments. Advises senior leadership on whether an IT program should be continued, modified, or terminated.

9.       Provides oversight, and promotes the use of innovative technologies, to ensure that information and records are secure, properly managed, and readily accessible.

Salary And Benefits:

  • $142,701 to $170,800 per year.

    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.


Additional Info:

Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at To begin, click the Apply Online button near the bottom of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents. To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.

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Ericka Witham 703-787-1438

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