IT Specialist (INFOSEC)

Dahlgren, Virginia
Aug 14, 2022
Aug 19, 2022
Full Time

  • You will apply knowledge of cybersecurity policy, procedures, and structure to develop, implement, and maintain a secure computing environment.
  • You will participate in development or modification of the computing environment cybersecurity program risk management framework plans and requirements.
  • You will participate in cybersecurity inspections, tests, and reviews.
  • You will provide input in drafting information systems, security documentation (e.g., systems security plans, risk assessments, disaster recovery plans, business continuity plans, and user security guides).


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Per the preliminary nationwide injunction on E.O. 14043, COVID-19 vaccinations will not be implemented or enforced. For more information on vaccine status and workplace safety protocol requirements see Additional Information below.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • This position is designated as a Cyber IT/Cybersecurity Workforce position. You must obtain and maintain the credentials as described in SECNAV M-5239.2 for specialty area 461 (Systems Security Analyst) level 2 within 6 months of appointment.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or fail the test. You will be subject to random testing.
  • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.


Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.

Specialized experience must demonstrate the following four competencies, as defined:
  • Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. IT-related experience demonstrating this competency include: Perform information security or assurance processes to maintain protection of sensitive data.
  • 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. IT-related experience demonstrating this competency include: Provide functional and/or technical support to customers to ensure validation of requirements and delivery of Information Technology capabilities.
  • 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. IT-related experience demonstrating this competency include: Develop a communication plan to establish information technology (IT) architecture and infrastructure planning and management objectives.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. IT-related experience demonstrating this competency include: Protect and defend information and information systems in order to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability. (AKA Information Assurance)
  • In addition to experience demonstrating the four competencies above your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector, performing duties such as:
  • Conducting cybersecurity inspections and site visits;
  • Performing actions required to obtain an Assess and Authorize (A&A) approval,
  • Producing a variety of documents such as Risk Management Framework (RMF) required artifacts (system categorization, system security plans, risk assessments etc.), risk mitigation statements and/or cyber security support documentation to support an organization's cybersecurity program.
  • Developing cyber security guidance and instructions to support a Continuous Monitoring Program (CMP) ;
  • Reviewing Security Technical Implementation Guidelines (STIG) and other data to support Department of Defense, Department of the Navy or similar technology systems.
  • Identifying, evaluating, and mitigating cybersecurity issues to minimize risks associated with known and identified vulnerabilities.
  • Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    This announcement uses the OPM direct hire authority for Cybersecurity to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service.

    This position is eligible for situational telework at the discretion of management.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is sedentary. Some work may require walking, standing, stooping, crawling, and bending in some areas. Employee is required to lift items weighing up to 40 pounds for the purpose of relocating/moving computer equipment; requests assistance from co-workers when working with heavier items.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is primarily performed in an office setting where the work area is adequately lit, heated and ventilated. Location is generally fixed subject to occasional travel.

    COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION: To comply with the recent preliminary nationwide injunction on Executive Order 14043, Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees, the Department of the Navy is not taking any action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. New hires will need to provide their vaccination status as well as comply with workplace safety protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

    This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

    Several vacancies may be filled.

    A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

    Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: .

    Veteran's preference does not apply when selecting individuals under this specific hiring authority. However, if you claim veteran's preference, you will be required to submit supporting documentation with your application as described in the Required Documents section below.

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