Information Technology Specialist (Information Security)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Eustis, Virginia
Posted
Aug 23, 2019
Closes
Aug 29, 2019
Function
IT, Security Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

About the Position: The incumbent serves as an Information System Security Manager (ISSM) and the lead for the Cyber Security (CS) program at the Information Management Division (IMD) in the United States Army Medical Department Activity (USA MEDDAC), McDonald Army Health Center (MCAHC), Veterinary Command (VETCOM), and Dental Command (DENCOM), Joint Base Langley Eustis (JBLE), Virginia and its supported clinics, buildings, and units.
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Responsibilities

  • Perform analysis, development, and coordination, as required, to sustain and improve the networking and information management capabilities for the Command.
  • Review and/or apply policies, regulations, standards, and/or mandates required to ensure secure operation of an information systems.
  • Analyze, evaluate and make recommendation in response to requests for development, implementation or installation of new automated medical and clinical information systems to ensure compliance with governing policies.
  • Coordinate with all stakeholders, internal and external, to ensure implementation of security measures and to work through all potential issues.
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of Information Assurance Systems information processing standards (e.g. Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS), to be used at the military treatment facility (MTF).
  • Conduct systems security evaluations, audits, and reviews to participate in network and systems design to ensure implementation of appropriate systems security policies.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel up to 10% of the time for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Secret security clearance or access for the duration of employment.
  • This position is designated Mission Essential. In the event of severe weather conditions or other emergency situations (natural or man-made disaster) the incumbent is required to report to work or remain at work to support mission operations.
  • The duties of this position require the incumbent to possess or obtain and maintain a valid state Driver's License in one of the 50 U.S. states or possessions to operate vehicles.
  • This position requires the completion of a pre-employment Physical Exam and an annual exam thereafter to ensure the continued, required level of physical health and ability or fitness to perform the duties of the position.
  • This position requires HIPAA certification. The employee must successfully complete HIPAA training and maintain HIPAA certification throughout the term of the employment.
  • This position may require the incumbent to work other than normal duty hours, including extended days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays, and/or on an "on call" basis, as necessary to meet mission requirements and may require overtime work.
  • This position has a mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination requirement and is subject to annual vaccination.
  • See Additional Information Section for additional conditions of employment.


Qualifications

Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.

Basic Requirement for Information Technology Specialist (Information Security):

Specialized and Other Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes 1) Developing, implementing and coordinating vulnerability testing to counter unauthorized attempts to enter networks; 2) monitoring and evaluating systems compliance with Information Technology security requirements to safeguard, defend and restore IT systems, services and capabilities; and/or 3) providing advice and guidance to end users related to Information Assurance and Cyber Security. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).

The specialized experience must include, or be supplemented by, information technology related experience (paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training, as appropriate) which demonstrates each of the four competencies, as defined:

(1) Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. Examples of IT-related experience demonstrating this competency include: completing thorough and accurate work independently, even in the most difficult or stressful situations; occasionally reviewing work completed by others.

(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. Examples of IT-related experience demonstrating this competency include: resolving routine and non-routine problems, questions, or complaints; developing and maintaining strong, mutually supportive working relationships with customers; conducting evaluation of support to determine quality of services and customer satisfaction, and recommending procedural changes based on customer need or changes in policy and/or regulation.

(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. Examples of IT-related experience demonstrating this competency include: convincingly conveying complex information to customers; presenting thoughts that are well-organized and demonstrating confidence in the facts and ideas; adjusting style when working with individuals with different levels of understanding; using various methods to explain and convey information.

(4) Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. Examples of IT-related experience demonstrating this competency include: solving complex or sensitive problems by developing and proposing strategic alternatives; identifying possible conflicts and shared benefits; helping team anticipate problems and identifying and evaluating potential sources of information; providing feedback and coaching to others to help solve problems; engaging appropriate stakeholders when developing solutions in order to understand and incorporate multiple perspectives and needs; evaluating the effectiveness of decisions and adjusting future decisions as appropriate.

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Compliance
  • Computer Network Defense
  • Configuration Management
  • Information Assurance
  • Information Systems/Network Security
  • Operations Support


Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 34 - Information Technology/Cyber Management position.
  • You may claim military spouse preference.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
  • 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 .
  • Payment of moving costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a paid move is not in the Government interest.
  • This position requires a CompTIA "Security+" Certification or higher in accordance with (IAW) DoDD 8570.01, DoD 8570.01-M and AR 25-2. Once certified, the incumbent must meet the continuing education training requirements as outlined in DoD 8570.01-M.
  • This position is designated as Information Assurance Management (IAM) Certificate at level III (IAM III). Compliance with Department of Defense Directive (DoDD) 8570.01 "Information Assurance Training Certifications, and Workforce Management" is required. Information Assurance Management (IAM) Level III or equivalent certification per DoDD8570.01-M, "Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program" (most recent version) is required. The incumbent must be IA trained and certified, and must maintain appropriate Cybersecurity industry certification(s) (e.g. CISSP) in the computing environment (CE) for the network or operating system(s) he/she supports.
  • Employees assigned to a medical treatment facility are required to be screened for applicable immunizations or pre-existing immunity based on occupational risk, regardless of job series. This position is subject to screening and update of required immunizations unless exempted for medical or administrative reasons in accordance with Army Regulation 40-562, Chapters 3 and 4. A job offer to an applicant who is not a current employee subject to this requirement will be withdrawn if the candidate refuses to undergo immunization screening.


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, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
  • Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
  • Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
  • Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.


Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness , National security

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External) .

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS 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 incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume .
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

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