infosec interview

fredmoofredmoo Posts: 10Member ■□□□□□□□□□

hi all -  I have an upcoming in-person interview with 2 persons (CIO & COO) with a small federal agency for a GS-11 infosec position.

here's duties summary:


As an IT Specialist, you will be responsible for:

  • Identifying and mitigating IT system vulnerabilities through testing, audits, and network assessments;
  • Evaluating new IT systems and products to determine their supportability and impact on IT security and the network;
  • Creating system security contingency plans and data recovery procedures;
  • Developing a variety of system compliance documentation and similar reports on network security compliance for delivery to management;
  • Collaborating with end users to understand their technical needs and identifying areas where there may be security vulnerabilities; and
  • Preparing and delivering training to end users on information security requirements

What kind of questions can I expect them to ask?  thanks in advance for your help.


  • MeggoMeggo Posts: 158Admin Admin
    I am not an IT hiring manager by any stretch, but this article on our Resources website is one of our top performing pieces. Hopefully this helps you prepare for your interview. Good luck!
  • soccarplayer29soccarplayer29 Senior Member Posts: 229Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I'd suggest you prepare for the following topics:
    1) FISMA
    2) NIST 800-53
    3) POA&Ms
    4) Contingency best practices (backups, failover, etc.)
    5) Vulnerability scanning processes
    6) Patch management
    7) How do you evaluate/procure new products
    Certs: CISSP, CISA, PMP
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