Information Security Specialist, GS-0080-13

Alexandria, Virginia
Oct 15, 2018
Oct 15, 2018
IT, Security Engineer
Full Time

25% or less - This position requires 25% travel IN/OUTSIDE CONUS.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position.
  • The position requires a valid state driver's license.
  • The applicant is subject to drug/alcohol testing.
  • This position requires a Top Secret clearance.
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. This includes Time-In-Grade requirements for current status employees applying through merit promotion procedures. Status applicants applying for a promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade.

    GS-13: Qualifying experience for the GS-13 level includes one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the federal sector.

    • Maintaining files and records on all users of account's materials, provide monthly training on proper procedures of KMI management best practices.
    • Performing all actions associated with the receipt, handling, issuing, safeguarding, accounting and disposition of COMSEC material on charge to an account.
    • Initiating proper ordering of all Central Facility products; provide accounting and logistics to include shipping and receiving for all keying material and equipment contained throughout entire account.
    • Managing account equipment repair and replacement.

    Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work. Examples of specialized experience include: performing all actions associated with the receipt, handling, issue, safeguarding, accounting, and disposition of COMSEC material on charge to an account; maintain files and records on all users of account's materials, provide monthly training on proper procedures of KMI management best practices; initiate proper ordering of all Central Facility products; provide accounting and logistics to include shipping and receiving for all keying material and equipment contained throughout entire account; manage account equipment repair and replacement.

    National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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.

    The Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees.  If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

    This position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

    Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete/make updates to the OF-306 and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.

    DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at click here

     Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

    Moving expenses will not be paid.

    All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.

    For Veterans' preference eligibility, visit Veterans' Employment Resources. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. See the required documents section of the announcement.

    More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 60 days from the date the certificate was issued.

    If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-6291. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using the on-line self assessment questions that are based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job:

    1. Knowledge of information security principles, policies and procedures.
    2. Knowledge of general security program administration sufficient to serve as the organization’s principal technical authority on KMI efforts.
    3. Ability to conduct audits in sufficient detail to evaluate properly the safeguarding, accounting and disposition of COMSEC material within a Coast Guard regional KMI account.
    4. Knowledge of NATO security policies and procedures to supervise NATO control officers handling & safeguarding NATO classified material and CG NATO Sub-Registry operations.
    5. Knowledge of CG missions, units, and personnel is also required.

    Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for the position. Therefore, you must support your responses to the self-assessment questions by providing examples of past and present experience in your resume.

    If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.

    Consideration will be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards as an indicator of quality of prior experience; no points will be assigned.



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    Read more Security clearance Top Secret

    Drug test required Yes

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