Information Systems Security Specialist
JOB DESCRIPTION: Information Systems Security Specialists ensure that information systems security (ISS) policies are implemented and maintained throughout the life cycle of NGA systems and networks. They perform investigative triage and forensics on NGA systems and networks, conduct investigations of unauthorized devices, equipment, and security incidents (e.g., data spills, AIS misuse, malware), and provide investigative coordination and support to Federal law enforcement entities. They also promulgate ISS policies; monitor systems and networks; investigate mishandling of classified information; and audit personnel and systems for fraud, waste, and abuse.
MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online resumes must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement:
1. Experience in Computer System & Network Security.
2. Experience in Information Assurance with interviewing techniques.
3. Ability to communicate verbally, or in sign language, and through written presentations to brief complex and detailed issues to management.
4. Experience in applying research skills in order to present viable options and recommendations for various security issues and performing investigations.
5. Experience interpreting security policies.
6. Demonstrate the ability to create positive peer relationships in pursuit of mission requirements.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Must obtain the Technical Level III Certification as outlined by the DoD 8570.1M, within a determined command timeframe.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:
1. The incumbent may possess experience in computer security and network forensic techniques to identify signs of computer network intrusions, malware infection, and advanced persistent threats.
2. The incumbent may possess competency with regard to regulations governing information security, computer security and applying Computer Forensic Techniques.
3. The incumbent may possess industry standard certifications such as: CISSP, SSCP, EnCE, CFCE, GCFA, or CEH.
4. It is highly desirable for the incumbent to possess certification from the Criminal Investigator Training Program, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center - or other Federal Law Enforcement equivalent.
- Direct Deposit Required
- Two Year Probationary Period
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Position Subject to Drug Testing
- Security Clearance Required
- Top Secret
- Sensitive Compartmented Information
- Polygraph Test Required
You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.
Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.
NGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employees are assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scope of work performed. The employee's base salary is established within their assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. A performance pay process is conducted each year to determine a potential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee's annual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performance pay process. Promotions may be conducted during the annual pay for performance process or throughout the year via the Assignment Opportunity Notices (AON). Employees on term or temporary appointments are not eligible to apply for internal assignment opportunity notices.
This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are an external applicant claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must self-identify your eligibility in our ERecruit application.
This position is funded by the National Intelligence Program (NIP).