Information Assurance Specialist
Serves as the lead for Information Assurance (IA)-related policy and planning matters involving issues internal to the unit or external with mission partners, and with particular (but not exclusive) focus on the TAAC-E, USFOR-A, and HQRS technical support mission space. Oversees IA policy reviews and analysis, prepares recommendations, and prepares policy documents related to unit information technology matters in support of USFOR-A and RS responsibilities. Develops, maintains, and monitors compliance with key DoD IA planning documents and initiatives such as Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and DoD IT Portfolio Repository. Serves as the unit J6/G6/CIO representative and focal point for internal unit IA initiatives and DoD, Army, and Air Force action analysis and reporting requirements. Manages security testing and network assessments for NGB Joint Staff/TAAC-E system owners for the purpose of ensuring risk-based, cost effective security is applied to systems supporting the unit mission. Manages incident response to IA policy violations and other threats to the DoD network. Education BS/BA Degree.
- Citizen of the United States.Required to meet the Information Assurance (IA) training and certification requirements for an IA Management (IAM) Level III position with a specialization of IA System Architect and Engineer (IASAE) Level III. Training and certification requirements were derived by aligning functions performed by the position with specific functions associated with IAM Level III and IASAE III positions (DoD 8570.01-M "IA Workforce Improvement Program"). If the applicant has served in the military they must have received an honorable discharge as verified by a form DD-214 (U.S. Military). Personnel who have been discharged with a characterization of “General under other than honorable”, “Bad Conduct”, or “Dishonorable” are disqualified from this position.Possess an active Top Secret clearance.Possess Network+ Certification within 30 days of start of performance on the order.Possess have Security+ CE Certification within 30 days of start of performance on the order.
- Shall maintain and manage the network server and systems infrastructure.Shall manage and troubleshoot Windows Active Directory, GPOs, and DNS.Shall manage Microsoft operating systems Windows Server 2008(R2) and Windows Server 2003.Shall manage and troubleshoot messaging protocols and operations with Microsoft Exchange 2003, Exchange 2010, and Exchange 2013 products.Shall manage Symantec backup exec and NetApp SNAP manager utilities.Shall analyze, troubleshoot, and configure network hardware and software.Shall deploy vendor updates and security patches.Perform systems performance diagnoses and scalability assessment activities.Shall apply best practices and in compliance with security and DISA guidelines.Shall compose and maintain network documentation, such as topology diagrams, circuit/equipment inventories and configuration reports.Shall plan, install, operate and maintain VTC equipment across the area of operations, to provide optimized VTC capabilities across multiple networks, services, and levels of command.Shall work with the Area of Responsibility (AOR) VTC Coordinator in VTC support for the AOR CE, using knowledge of technology to enhance command and control processes.Shall work with the Network engineering and IA section to coordinate all VTC-related network changes well in advance of implementation.Shall coordinate with different services and agencies across time zones and nationalities.Shall have detailed knowledge of audio and video (A/V) concepts (i.e. how to set up and cable a room for VTC, where to put microphones to prevent feedback or audio issues, lighting, video, etc).Shall have knowledge and familiarity of encryption devices (KIV-7, KG devices, TACLANE devices, etc) must know how to configure cryptographic devices to communicate with DISA/DVSG and other units. Must have knowledge of cryptographic fills, how to load an encryption device, how to verify the fill segments, and how to operate a Simple Key Loader (SKL).Shall have knowledge and familiarity with the different networks in use within United States Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A), and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Joint Coalition (IJC).Shall have knowledge and familiarity of action plans for planned and unplanned changes to the network infrastructure.Shall have knowledge and familiarity with network storage technologies (SAN or NAS).Shall have experience with server performance tuning and monitoring tools.Shall have technical documentation skills.Shall have related work experience working with Windows 2003 server, Windows Server 2008 (R2), Exchange 2003, Exchange 2010, and Exchange 2012 systems administration.Ability to manage multiple product development projects with accuracy on a tight deadline.Proficiency in both oral and written communications.Ability to prioritize, organize, and adapt planning to mission requirements.Ability to critically review and analyze issues in a vague, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous environment.Good listener and ability to translate loose guidance and meet desired effect of the client.Computer skills including MS Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word) and Internet Explorer.Fluent in English.
- Willing to work a 12-hour shift per day, as well as extended hours based on mission requirementsWorking conditions at assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable, with long hours, exposure to weather, dust and hazardous harsh conditions.Able to don all required personal protective gear and physically execute assigned duties.