Supv Security Specialist

Alexandria, Virginia
Jul 11, 2017
Jul 18, 2017
IT, Security Engineer
Full Time

About the Agency

This position is part of the Defense Legal Services Agency. As a Supv Security Specialist, this position is located in:

This position is located in the Office of Military Commissions, Office of the Trial Judiciary. The Trial Judiciary (TJ) staff provides support for the military judges appointed to commissions cases. The incumbent reports to the Staff Director, Office of the Trial Judiciary. the Staff Director is responsible for overall support for judicial activities under Section 948J, Chapter 47A of title 10, United States Code, as adended by the Military Commissions Act of 2009, 10 U.S.C. The incumbent serves as the primary advisor to the Staff Director for critical expert-level guidance and support regarding national security and classification issues necessary to fulfill the statutory functions and mission of the Office of the Trial Judiciary.

The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) is the principal staff element of the Secretary of Defense in the exercise of policy development, planning, resource management, fiscal, and program evaluation responsibilities. OSD includes the immediate offices of the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense, Under Secretaries of Defense, Director of Defense Research and Engineering, Assistant Secretaries of Defense, General Counsel, Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, Assistants to the Secretary of Defense, Director of Administration and Management, and such other staff offices as the Secretary establishes to assist in carrying out assigned responsibilities.

  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

  • Yes
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Authorized according to Joint Travel Regulation (JTR)

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service,
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position
  • This position is subject to provisions of the WHS/OSD PPP Pilot Program
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment
  • Required to participate in the direct deposit program
  • This position is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing
  • Recruitment Incentive may be authorized
  • Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
  • You may qualify at the GS-14 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:

    I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level of GS-13 in the federal service (experience may have been gained in the private sector) which has given me the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as: (1) Managing, planning, assigning work, setting work priorities, and evaluating the performance assessment of subordinates; (2) Ensuring subordinates conduct the classification analysis to determine if the information is classified based on the classification guide; (3) Overseeing the periodic analysis of information security processes; (4) Identifies, handles, and protects classified information documents; (5) Interpreting and applying information security policies, procedures, and regulations.

    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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Conditions of Employment:

    • Incumbent must be able to obtain/maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.
    • Incumbent will be subject to pre-employment drug testing and random drug testing.
    • Occasionally OCONUS travel will be required.
    • May be required to work other than normal duty hours.
    Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

    Washington Headquarters Services provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please view the "Alternate Application" method listed in the "Other Information" section of this announcement. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

    Top Secret/SCI


    As a Supv Security Specialist, GS-0080-14, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:

    • Supervises the work of five subordinates assigned to the various Trial Teams for the presiding military judges. Ensures Trial Judiciary staff, as well as judges, receive the appropriate training on the policies, processes, and protective orders.
    • Monitors the Security Specialist staff to ensure adequate resources, training, and technology are suitable for mission accomplishment.
    • Conducts periodic awareness sessions to staff members regarding the changes in national and departmental policies, court rules, processes, and orders.
    • Acts as the presiding judge's personal advisor and subject matter expert in the courtroom, or authorized extensions of the courtroom for all information security matters.
    • Serves as a Court Information Security Officer (CISCO) providing classification analysis and review of all legal filings, orders, and rulings on assigned cases for trial teams.
    • Ensures all material to be introduced/displayed in court has undergone appropriate reviews by Original Classification Authorities prior to use in trial proceedings.
    • Serves as the information security advisor to the presiding judge, coordinating questions of classification level of information in motions, responses, replies, and other documents filed with the court.
    • Identifies and protects sensitive and classified information in the courtroom and takes action to prevent or mitigate unauthorized disclosures during open sessions of the Commission. The CISO is not an Original Classification Authority.
    • Courier information to Original Classification Authorities for review.

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