Information Technology Cybersecurity Specialist (INFOSEC), GS-2210-14

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jul 14, 2019
Closes
Jul 16, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard, Deputy Commandant for Mission Support, Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communication (CG-6), Office of Cybersecurity Program Management (CG-62), Washington, DC.

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Responsibilities

As a Senior IT Cybersecurity Specialist (INFOSEC) in the Office of Cybersecurity Program Management (CG-62), this position is responsible for for providing cybersecurity program solutions to a broad range of information technology security management issues.

Being a Coast Guard (CG) civilian makes you a valuable member of the CG team. Typical work assignments include:
  • Developing security design requirements through sound design methodology, adequate security control application, and effective configuration practices.
  • Developing long range plans for IT security systems that anticipate, identify, evaluate, mitigate, and minimize risks associated with IT systems vulnerabilities.
  • Coordinating the implementation of security programs across platforms and disciplines.
  • Reviewing proposed new systems, networks, and software designs for potential security risks.
  • Implementing higher level security requirements such as those resulting from laws, regulations, or Presidential directives.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship and U.S. residency is required.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Overtime work may be required to meet mission objectives.
  • This position requires a Top Secret/SCI clearance with SSBI.
  • A final offer of employment is contingent upon a negative drug test result.
  • A one-year probationary period may be required.


All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

Qualifications

To qualify at the grade GS-14 level, applicants must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-13 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). 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:
  • Knowledge of the DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF) and the application of RMF standards to Information Technologies and providing compliance oversight.
  • Knowledge and experience in conducting security and risk assessments following the DoD Risk Management Framework.
  • Knowledge and skill in the implementation of the DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) technologies.
  • Developing, issuing and enforcing IT Cybersecurity policy and guidance for Information Technologies.
  • Knowledge and skill in reporting FISMA compliance and IT security metrics to Department or the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
  • Knowledge of project management methods and concepts for Information Systems to advise management of key information security issues.
  • Overseeing Plan of Actions and Milestones (POAMs) progress and recommended remediation.
  • Skill in written communication sufficient to develop and issue Agency policy.
  • Skill in oral communication sufficient to communicate complex technical requirements to non-technical personnel, and prepare and present briefings to senior management officials on complex/controversial IT security issues.
  • Experience in representing the Agency equities across multiple Federal agencies
  • Experience with the elevated privilege program.
  • Experience with overseeing and reporting FISMA compliance and IT security metrics to Department and/or OMB
  • Experience with FISMA; CNSSI 1253; NIST FIPS 199; NIST SP 800-18; 30, 37, 53, 60 and other NIST IT security guidelines; and DoD RMF

In addition to the required specialized experience, applicants 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 recommendations.

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.

Education

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

Additional information

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.

Mandatory Training: Mandatory training is required which must be successfully completed and other training may occur as necessary for success in the position.
  • Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers Level II (FAC P/PM-II) or management determined equivalent within two years of entry into the position.
  • Information Assurance Management Level II (IAM-II) or management determined equivalent within two years of entry into the position.

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

    The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. 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. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

    More than one (1) selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 45 days from the date the certificate was issued.

    If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-6351. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    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, you will be referred for consideration. The following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities are needed to perform this job:
    • Knowledge of and skill in applying new IT security developments.
    • Knowledge of and skill in applying information systems security principles, concepts, and methods.
    • Knowledge of and skill in applying the DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF) to Information Technologies.
    • Knowledge of IT security theories and concepts, practices, and emerging issues to meet an Agency's internal and external needs.
    • Knowledge of project management methods and concepts to advise management of key information security issues.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Sensitive Compartmented Information

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Required Documents

    1. Your resume
    2. If you are claiming special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), submit a copy of your agency notice, most recent performance rating and most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level and duty location. If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP eligible. To be considered eligible, you must be placed in the well-qualified category for this position. Please see ICTAP eligibility.
    3. OPM must authorize employment offers for former or current Political Appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information. Submit proof of your former or current status, such as your SF-50. Please see here.

    All documentation as outlined above must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you are unable to submit your documents electronically, you may fax or mail the documents. A fax cover sheet will be provided to you from the system, with fax number and instructions to transmit the requested documents. The required documents will also be accepted by mail and must be received by the closing date of the announcement. The mailing address is COMMANDANT (CG-123HQ), ATTN OFFICE OF CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES (JOBS), US COAST GUARD, 2703 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE SE STOP 7912, WASHINGTON, DC 20593-7912.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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