IT SPECIALIST (INFOSEC)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Baltimore, Maryland
Posted
Aug 10, 2019
Closes
Aug 18, 2019
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This National Guard position is for a IT Specialist (INFOSEC), Position Description Number D2178P01and is part of the Maryland Air National Guard.

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Responsibilities

As a IT Specialist ( INFOSEC ) GS-2210-9/11, you will serve as the Wing Information Assurance Manager. Applies Information Technology (IT) security principles, methods, and security products to protect and maintain the availability, integrity, confidentiality, and accountability of information system resources and information processed throughout the system's life cycle. Establishes and publishes base-wide policy to manage the INFOSEC (also known as COMPUSEC) program and provides advice and guidance in its implementation and in procedures used in the development and operation of systems. Assists all base organizations in the development of their individual INFOSEC program. Disseminates information and ensures computer security practices are adhered to by all functional areas. Reviews, analyzes, and validates certification and accreditation (C&A) packages through the use of the Risk Management Framework.. Manages the Network Security Program. Maintains required information assurance certification IAW DoD 8570.01-M, Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002, Clinger Cohen Act of 1996. Implements and advises on IT security policies and procedures to ensure protection of information transmitted to the installation, among organizations on the installation, and from the installation using Local Area Networks (LAN), Wide Area Networks (WAN), the World Wide Web, or other communications modes. Utilizes current and future multi-level security products collectively to provide data integrity, confidentiality, authentication, non-repudiation, and access control of the LAN. Reports to MAJCOM, Air Force Communications Agency, National Security Agency, and Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team all incidents involving viruses, tampering, or unauthorized system entry. Controls access to prevent unauthorized persons from using network facilities. Limits access to privileged programs (i.e., operating system, system parameter and configuration files, and databases), utilities, and security-relevant programs/data files to authorized personnel. Implements methods to prevent or minimize direct access, electronic or other forms of eavesdropping, interpreting electro-mechanical emanations, electronic. Perform other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
11

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


Military Grades:TSgt/E6 and below

Compatible Military Assignments: 3D0XX, 3D1XX

1. Required to obtain and maintain required information assurance certification IAW DoD 8570.01-M, Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002, Clinger Cohen Act of 1996, and current AF directives.
2. Conducts travel to and from offsite worksite(s) from the normal work area to perform assigned duties. This may include Operating Locations (OL) and GSUs. Due to distances involved, travel may involve one or more overnight stays.
3. Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance of the position.
4. This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.
5. Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission.
6. May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required.
7. The duties and responsibilities of your job may significantly impact the environment. You are responsible to maintain awareness of your environmental responsibilities as dictated by legal and regulatory requirements, your organization, and its changing mission

May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

Qualifications

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Experience, education or training that has provided a basic knowledge of data processing functions and general management principles that enabled the applicant to understand the stages required to automate a work process. Experience may have been gained in work such as computer operator or assistant, computer sales representative, program analyst, or other positions that required the use or adaptation of computer programs and systems.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE :

GS-09
- Must have at least 24 months experience, education, or training in analysis of the interrelationship of pertinent components of the system. Experience planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment. Experience scheduling the sequence of programs to be processed by computers where alternatives had to be weighed with a view to production efficiency.

GS-11 and above - Must have at least 36 months experience, education, or training that approaches techniques and requirements appropriate to an assigned computer applications area or computer specialty area in an organization. Experience planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment where this entailed coordination with others outside the organizational unit and development of project controls. Experience that required adaptations of guidelines or precedents to meet the needs of the assignment. Experience preparing documentation on cost/benefit studies where is involved summarizing the material and organizing it in a logical fashion.

IN ADDITION, to the experience described above, applicants must have IT related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below which must be supported by their resume and/or other application materials. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attention to detail. Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individual who use or receive the services or products that the work center 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. 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.

Education

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience - At the GS-9 level, a masters or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree may be substituted. At the GS-11 level, a Ph.D. or equivalent, or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.

Graduate Education: Degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks.

Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
-- Knowledge of a full range of IT security principles, methods, regulations, policies, products and services sufficient to develop specifications to ensure compliance with security requirements at the LAN level and to plan and coordinate the delivery of an IT security awareness training program for end users at all levels at the installation.
-- Knowledge of a full range of IT security requirements for certification and accreditation.
-- Knowledge of a wide range of IT and communication computer security techniques, requirements, methods, sources, and procedures in INFOSEC, EKMS, EMSEC, TEMPEST, and secure voice (e.g., STE, Secure VoIP) Automated Software security.
-- Knowledge of the EKMS program and related hardware and software, including knowledge of operating systems, local COMSEC Management Software, relational data base management systems, computer-communications software.
-- Knowledge of system software and systems development life cycles including systems documentation, design development, configuration management, cost analysis, data administration, systems integration, and testing.
-- Knowledge of IT security requirements sufficient to develop and evaluate program documentation to include: mission needs statements, operational requirements documents and support plans, specifications, and proposals.
-- Skill to develop and evaluate program documentation to include mission needs statements, operational requirements documents and support plans, specifications, proposals, and plans for systems operational test and evaluation of communications and information security systems.
-- Ability to serve as the focal point for information security, providing authoritative advice and assistance on complex, technical, controversial, and precedent setting matters to improve the IT security program comprising many unique organizations and large, complex computer and communications security systems.
-- Ability to apply sound judgment in the use of security knowledge and in weighing the impact of variables such as granting access to classified keying material and other issues that influence the course of actions taken in resolving security questions or issues.
-- Ability to apply policies, principles, and IT security concepts sufficient to carry out activities leading to security C&A of networks through the use of Risk Management Framework.
-- Ability to apply findings of assessments to mitigate IT security risks through the implementation of corrective actions.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

2. Other supporting documents:

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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