Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC)

Department of the Army, U.S. ...
Washington D.C.
Mar 20, 2017
Mar 30, 2017
Full Time

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Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions to customers worldwide. Working at the Corps as a civilian employee means making a direct contribution to war fighters and their families; supporting overseas contingency operations; developing technology and systems that save the lives of soldiers and civilians; providing disaster relief; and protecting and enhancing the environment and the national economy.

About the Position:
Serves as an Information System Security Officer (ISSO) for ACE-IT. This position provides comprehensive Information Assurance (IA) and Cyber Security support for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The scope of the position includes supporting the Division/District/Site at the assigned physical location(s) as well as the enterprise mission.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

  • Occasional Travel
  • Business travel may be required up to 25% of the time.

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  • This position requires a TOP SECRET security clearance.
  • You may be required to work overtime as mission requires.
  • This position requires pre-employment and random Drug Testing.
  • Within 6 months of hire, selectee must obtain DoD 8570.01-M Certification.
  • In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.  Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.  Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

    Experience required:

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social).  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized Experience is defined as: 

    (1) Implementing and enforcing  IT security policies and procedures AND (2) performing system/network accreditation activities under an established framework or process AND (3) interpreting cyber security directives to comply with or develop Plans of Action & Milestones OR (4) analyzing vulnerability scan results to determine remediation techniques.

    All experience areas shall additionally demonstrate each of the following competencies: 1) Attention to Detail, 2) Customer Service, 3) Oral Communication 4) Problem Solving.

    This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).

    You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:


    Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.


    Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
    • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

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