IT SPECIALIST (InfoSec)
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is a separately organized agency within the Department of Defense (DoD) under a politically appointed Director. The Agency engages in advanced military research projects essential to the DoD, and conducts prototype projects that embody technologies that may be incorporated into joint programs, programs in support of deployed US forces, or selected Military Department programs. In this regard, the Agency arranges for, manages, and directs the performance of work connected with assigned advanced projects by the Military Departments, other government agencies, individuals, private business entities, and educational or research institutions, as appropriate; recommends through the Director of Defense Research and Engineering (DDR&E) and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (USD(AT&L)) to the Secretary of Defense assignment of advanced projects to the agency; keeps DDR&E and USD(AT&L), the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (OJCS), the Military Departments, and other DoD agencies informed on significant new developments and technological advances within assigned projects; and other such functions as the Secretary of Defense, DDR&E, or USD(AT&L) may assign.
MSO is comprised of four functional directorates (Information Technology Directorate (ITD), Business Processes Directorate (BPD) , Facilities & Logistics Directorate (FLD), and Security and Intelligence (SID).
SID's objectives are to provide world-class service to each of our customers; to establish credible Agency policy and procedures; to be responsive to technical program needs in a timely manner; to represent DARPA's interests in National Security forums; and above all, to protect our people and information. SID requires a high-quality professional security staff that believes in teamwork and customer service to accomplish these objectives using innovative solutions to complex technological challenges.
This position is an IT Specialist specializing in Cybersecurity and is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining emerging Cybersecurity solutions that facilitate the secure and successful accomplishment of a premier Cybersecurity system. The Cybersecurity system must support a wide range of advanced prototype projects internally and with joint capabilities throughout the federal government.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.
Work Schedule: Fulltime
Tour of Duty: Set Schedule
Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
Financial Disclosure: NotRequired
Telework Eligibility: This position is situational telework eligible
Selective Service Requirement: Please visit http://www.sss.gov for more information.
For more information, please visit General Application Information and Definitions.
All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.
Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.
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:Oversight and management of leading-edge computer networks in order to develop, define, and coordinate government wide cybersecurity projects; Create and refine design concepts, operational theories, and implementation programs to resolve difficult cybersecurity problems; Apply creative approaches to pioneering network design, with a highly developed understanding of the emerging role of the internet of things (IOT) technologies within the network, including Intranet and Extranet applications.
This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-14).
Individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below:
1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
2. Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.
3. Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendation.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
Information Systems Security Certification
Information Technology Policy and Planning
Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): Individuals who have special priority selection rights under ICTAP must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the position's minimum qualifications, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factors. ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified prior to Veteran's preference points being added. Federal employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they met the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704. This includes a copy of the agency separation notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible. Please visit this link to obtain requirements for applying as an ICTAP eligible applicant. http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictaphttp://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:
Best Qualified: This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.
Highly Qualified: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s) as determined by the job analysis.
Qualified: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s) and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.
Names of the candidates in the Best Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.
Volunteer Experience: Your Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service program (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.
Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans' preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.