IT SPECIALIST (INFOSEC)
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
1. Position is designated critical-sensitive and incumbent must be able to obtain and retain a TOP SECRET (TS) security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI). A non-disclosure agreement must be signed.
2. Drug Testing: This position has been designated by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Testing Program. Employee must pass initial and periodic short notice drug testing. Illegal drug use by employees in sensitive positions presents a clear threat to the mission of the Air Force, national security, and public safety.
3. Recall to duty and overtime may be a requirements of this position
4. Position requires TDY within and outside the continental United States. Requires travel by any and all models military and/or commercial transportation.
5. Information Assurance Certification is a condition of employment. This position includes information assurance (IA) work as a paramount duty requirement. Per DoD 8570.01-M, the incumbent of this position must achieve the appropriate IA certification within six months of assignment of these duties. A waiver of this six month requirement may be granted per DoD 8570.01-M, C22.214.171.124 or C126.96.36.199. Failure to receive the proper IA certification may result in removal from this position.
Experience: Experience must be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate.
For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. The employing agency is responsible for identifying the specific level of proficiency required for each competency at each grade level based on the requirements of the position being filled.
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 recommendations.
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.
Your resume must reflect the quality level of experience which demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for successful job performance required for this position. Quality experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. This experience could have been gained through paid or unpaid IT related experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (i.e. IT certification) that furnishes me with a thorough knowledge and ability to demonstrate each of the four competencies (1) attention to detail, (2) customer service, (3) oral communications, and (4) problem solving. The employing agency is responsible for defining the specialized experience based on the requirements of the position being filled. Examples of creditable experience include: Knowledge of IT security concepts and computer and communications systems operations and applicable computer security policies; and regulatory materials concerning planning, programming, integration, and life cycle management of communications-computer systems. Knowledge of project/program management for the development and management of program action directives and programming plans; and budgeting and procurement cycles to ensure validated and approved requirements are funded or introduced into the appropriate budgeting channels. Knowledge of ODNI, DODIIS, and AF Security policies and directives. Note: Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experience gained in another government agency.
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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Knowledge of IT security concepts and computer and communications systems operations and applicable computer security policies; and regulatory materials concerning planning, programming, integration, and life cycle management of communications-computer systems.
2. Knowledge of project/program management for the development and management of program action directives and programming plans; and budgeting and procurement cycles to ensure validated and approved requirements are funded or introduced into the appropriate budgeting channels.
3. Knowledge of ODNI, DODIIS, and AF Security policies and directives; standard Command and National level communications-computer systems and functional areas to include an understanding of the roles and missions used to evaluate customer requirements and proposed solutions; and configuration management disciplines (planning, identification, control status accounting, and auditing) to establish baselines and control all changes made to those baselines. Includes control configuration items such as documentation, software, hardware, and version releases.
4. Skill in employing IT resources to monitor systems, clients, and networks from unauthorized/malicious activities; and the ability to review audit logs and identify potential threats, and manage solution of security violations to ensure network/system confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
5. Skill in oral and written communications techniques to conduct briefings, chair meetings, and prepare reports.
6. Ability to plan, develop, acquire, implement or evaluate communications-computer systems security techniques and procedures; and ability to identify, analyze, and develop alternative solutions to varied and difficult communications- computer systems management problems and translate those solutions to long-range planning documents as they pertain to information systems security.
7. Ability to establish and manage an AIS security program; accomplish risk analyses, accreditation, and certification packages; and understand, develop, interpret, and implement security policy and best practices for all aspects of communications-computer functions.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
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90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)
- If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
- If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
- For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
2. A complete Application Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number, and last four digits of your social security number. Read more Security clearance Top Secret/SCI