IT Specialist (Cyber Security) (Developmental)

Chesapeake, Virginia
Mar 16, 2023
Mar 22, 2023
IT, Security Engineer
Full Time

This is a developmental position description. The target level for this training assignment is Job# 4065 NF-2210-04 Sr. IT Specialist (Cyber Security) Specialist. The incumbent performs developmental assignments under closer than normal supervision. Assignments become progressively more difficult until the full-performance level is reached. Non-competitive promotion to the target grade may be affected provided the incumbent is sufficiently experienced; meets all necessary qualification requirements for promotion to the target job; is performing the full scope of the major duties and is functioning under the supervisory controls stated in the position description task statement.

Under the lead of Sr. IT Specialist (Cyber Security) Specialist, performs highly structured entry-level work assignments designed to develop broader and more in-depth knowledge and skill needed to perform higher-level assignments such as preparing reports, monitoring, and auditing IT system, and performing assessments to existing IT Systems.

This position may also be responsible for occasionally providing off-hours support for change management and participate in on-call responsibilities. Upon completion of various development and support task assignments, incumbent may be non-competitively promoted to an NF-04 Sr. IT Specialist (Cyber Security) Specialist.

Works independently, leads security projects and collaborates with team members. Uses superior communication skills, both verbal and written.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

  • Selected will be required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer as the Standard method of payment for payroll and travel purposes.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System, unless covered by an exemption under the Selective Service Law, in accordance with 5 U.S. Code 3378. Selectee will be required to provide a written statement regarding his registration status, unless he is exempted by this statute.
  • Federal Background Check is Mandatory.
US Citizens and non-citizens authorized to work in the US, must have lived in the US for three of the last five years, and meet residency requirements set forth below:
  • Resided in the United States or its protectorate or territories (excluding short trips abroad, such as vacations);
  • Worked for the United States government as an employee overseas in a Federal or military capacity; or
  • Have been a dependent of a United States Federal or military employee serving overseas.
  • Exceptions may be granted to applicants if they can provide complete stateside coverage information required to make a suitability/security determination. Applicants must provide this information with their application for employment.


  • Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Cyber Security or a high school diploma/GED and three years of related experience.
  • Active Security + Certification.
  • DoD IT security experience and training.
  • Experience with incident response.
  • Ability to lift 10 lbs.
  • Preferred (In addition to the minimum qualifications):
  • Minimum two years' experience providing information security support for comparable-sized organization(s).
  • Working knowledge with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS), NIST Special Publications
  • 800-53, 800-53A, 800-37 and FISMA. or similar cyber security frameworks.
  • Experience with evidence gathering and forensic analysis.
  • Familiarity with project management best practices.

  • Education

    Please read the "Qualifications" section.

    Additional information


    By choosing to work for the Coast Guard Community Services Command, you will enjoy one of the best benefit packages available anywhere:
    • Paid Annual and Sick Leave
    • Holiday Pay
    • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
    • Flexible/Dependent Spending Account
    • Pension Plan
    • 401k Savings Plan
    • Life Insurance
    • Short Term/Long Term Disability
    • Tuition Assistance
    • Paid Parental Leave
    *Benefit offerings are subject to applicable worker categories (Full-time, Part-time, Intermittent), location, position, and length of time in service.