Cyber Development Senior Technical

Fort Meade, Maryland
Jul 14, 2019
Jul 16, 2019
Full Time


The position reports to the Director, DBC, an SES Tier II. Role and actions will represent DISA at senior level DOD meetings encompassing Cyber Security matters or policy; and is responsible for technical leadership, direction, and control over Cyber Security and NETOPS strategies, technologies, research, and development. Performance of these duties strongly influences the development of information systems within DISA, the Military Service and other Defense Agencies by ensuring a secure DoDIN.
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  • Leads the research and development in cyber technology to identify, isolate and resolve complex enterprise IT issues impacting operational capabilities used by mission partners globally;
  • Leads as Senior Technical Advisor in providing planning and critical recommendations for the research and development of Cyber Security technology, Information Technology/ Systems, and Enterprise Services;
  • Ensures that Cyber Security is appropriately applied to project lifecycles by providing his/her ideas in the defining of security requirements, design of security requirements, and the justification/proof of adherence to the approved designs;
  • Convenes appropriate Cyber Security governance and coordinating bodies within DISA to ensure that Cyber Security is properly developed and deployed, and/or advanced across the spectrum of DISA activities;
  • Provides critical advisement in the efforts for the next generation of DoD Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) capabilities;
  • Solicits feedback from the Center for Operations executives/STs (EOST, IE ST, Operations Executive, and Services Executive) regarding mission partners and warfighters assessment on the performance of current DoD Mobility equipment and communications;
  • Provides critical advisement on the research, development, and testing efforts to help identify the next generation for DoD Endpoint security and isolation; and
  • Provides critical advisement on the establishment of a zero trust architecture (ZTA)

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • This national security position, which may require access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.
  • Background investigation required and must be eligible for a TS/SCI clearance.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Please read the vacancy announcement in its entirety before applying.
  • Specialized Education.
  • A Ph.D. is desirable.


Basic Requirements:

A. For the GS-854 Professional Engineering Series: Degree in professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.


Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: Professional registration Written Test Specified academic courses Related curriculum - With this criteria, applicants also need verification of employment from a supervisor stating you have performed professional engineering duties.For more detailed information on the above criteria, please go to

For the GS-1550 Computer Science Series: Bachelor's degree in computer science or bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus. All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions.

A. MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQ): All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualifications. You must address each technical qualification separately. Please limit your written statements up to 1-1/2 pages per technical qualification.
  • In-depth knowledge of, and demonstrated expertise in, planning and managing investment strategies for the application of information technology, cyber infrastructure development, and IT services development, in a large, diverse, multi-disciplined organization;
  • Demonstrated skill in planning and managing the relationships among cost, budget, and resources in a large, complex information technology environment;
  • Demonstrated track record of providing expert technical advice to government or industry regarding research and development of Cyber Security or NetOps efforts.

  • B. SENIOR PROFESSIONAL (SP) QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the senior professional qualifications. You must address each senior professional qualification separately. Please limit your written statements up to 1 ½ pages per qualification.
  • Work experience should demonstrate the ability to negotiate with senior leaders and subject matter technical experts of the federal, military services, private industry, and/or academia to arrive at acceptable technical and business solutions and agreement on highly complex and possibly controversial information technology issues; and
  • Stature in the profession as indicated by memberships and activity in professional and scientific societies, honors, awards, and other recognition and leadership in national and international scientific communities. Contributions and professional reputation as evidenced by citations, patents, and/or publications which advance knowledge in the information technology/computer engineering/science/electronics fields.

  • Education

    There is no substitution of education for experience for this position.

    This is an interdisciplinary job. Series assigned to individual positions under this job will be determined based on the selectee's paramount qualifications at the time of selection.

    Positive Education : The incumbent must be a recognized leading authority in the fields of computer science/computer engineering or a related discipline with progressive professional experience at high levels of Government or business organizations responsible for complex computer/IT programs. An undergraduate degree or master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field of study, from a U.S. accredited university is mandatory . However, a doctoral degree in a scientific or engineering discipline and at least ten years' experience in the research, design and development of advanced computer technology systems is highly desired. ***

    Foreign Education : If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

    As a nationally or industry recognized computer engineering/scientist leader and technical authority , the incumbent monitors, reviews, advises, and develops advanced computer technology and solutions. Has a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of computer systems engineering, architecture, cloud based solutions/ computing, with extensive hands-on experiences in many environments including computer laboratories, production facilities, technology acquisition, and program offices. Experiences should include theoretical systems solutions/designs, simulations and modeling of components/architecture, computer engineering structures, and innovative systems.

    To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. You must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

    Additional information

    Competitive wages, flexible schedules and one of the most comprehensive benefits packages found in either government or private sector. These extraordinary benefits encompass health, pay, work/life balance, and growth & learning. To find out more, visit our benefits information page: .
    • U.S. Citizenship required
    • The incumbent must be eligible to obtain and maintain, at minimum, a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.
    • The position is a Drug Testing Designated Position.
    • The incumbent is required to comply with the provision of the Ethics in Government Act, Public Law 95-521, as amended, which requires the submission of a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE 278, upon assuming the position, annually, and upon termination of employment.
    • Occasional Travel Required.
    • Permanent Change of Station Costs (PCS) may be paid. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 makes certain reimbursements/payments taxable. For information on these changes and the Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA), for which some appointees are eligible, click here .
    • Relocation allowances may be considered.
    • You will serve a one-year probationary period unless you previously completed the probationary period in the ST position.
    • If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application .

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience and education. Your application will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. The Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Sensitive Compartmented Information

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process
    National security

    Required Documents

    1. Qualification Narratives - Written statements (no more than 1½ pages per requirement) addressing the Mandatory Technical Qualifications and the Scientific Professional Qualification(s).

    2. Résumé - You must submit a resume or any other written format you choose to describe your qualifications. Applicants typically provide the following information:
    • Vacancy ID# 10534918
    • Full name, mailing and email addresses, day and evening telephone numbers.
    • Educational information, including the name, city and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type of degree received. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education ( ).
    • Information about your paid and non-paid work experiences related to this position including: job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, duration of employment, and salary.
    • You may also include information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments.
    3. SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if currently serving a government civilian employee.

    5. Military Spouse Preference (if applicable): Spousal Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders, marriage certificate/license, and a MILITARY SPOUSE PPP SELF-CERTIFICATION CHECKLIST are required to claim Military Spouse Preference. The Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist can be found here: Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist .

    Applicants who fail to submit all information and documents (i.e. a resume, ECQs, technical qualifications, and other qualifications, as applicable) WILL NOT receive consideration for the position.

    DO NOT SUBMIT ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Extraneous materials such as award certificates will not be considered.

    NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed are received, legible, and accurate.

    WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by the closing date of the announcement at 11:59 PM U.S. Eastern Time Zone07/24/2019, or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

    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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