IT SPECIALIST (INFOSEC)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Linthicum Heights, Maryland
Posted
Sep 20, 2019
Closes
Sep 24, 2019
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

About the Position:

The pay band NH-03 includes the General Schedule Grades equivalent to GS-12/13. Other initiative under the Acquisition Demonstration Project include simplified classification, streamlined hiring process and expanded developmental opportunities.
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Responsibilities

  • Develops, executes and monitors the cyber security program in CMO region in order to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the system and compliance with NSA and DoD Security requirements.
  • Provides technical advice concerning the security requirements and impacts of changes to all information systems.
  • Completes a cost/benefit analysis on proposed equipment or software acquisitions and, when appropriate, suggests alternative modes of processing or communication which would be more cost effective and/or less vulnerable.
  • Gathers facility profiles, personnel security information, operational procedures, security system details, risk analyses and other information to support an accreditation decision.
  • Physically moves and sets up workstations. Installs network software. Sets network parameters. Solve user problems. Accounts for and inventories software licenses and equipment.
  • Provides guidance and advice to civilian and military personnel engaged in COMSEC and security work.
  • Conducts periodic compliance surveys and reviews to insure that manual procedures are sufficient and are being followed, information systems hardware has not been damaged, altered, misused in such a way as to impact system or network security.
  • Performs analytical work associated with developing, interpreting, evaluating, and implementing COMSEC policies and procedures for application throughout the division. Also serves as Electronic Key Management System (EKMS) User Representative.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Business Travel is required 10% of the time.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must comply with Drug Abuse Testing Program requirements.
  • If selected, you will be subject to a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI)
  • access/eligibility along with SPECIAL ACCESS PROGRAM (SAP) access and eligibility in order to fully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.
  • The clearance process can take 120 days or longer to complete. This position requires prepublication review.
  • For additional information, visit: http://www.dhra.mil/PERSEREC/ and http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/dodm/520002_dodm_2017.pdf.
  • This position requires a random Counter-Intelligence Scope Polygraph examination.


Qualifications

Who May Apply:
  • Current Federal Employee
  • Reinstatement Eligible
  • Veterans and Preference Eligible under Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Eligible
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligible
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible

QUALIFICATIONS: 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; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job.

To qualify, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level NH-02 . Specialized experience is defined as: experience of IT systems network security policies and regulatory requirements; experience in hardware
components, transmission modes and interfaces with other systems and operating systems software; cost/benefits analysis in software acquisitions and/or equipment; experience compiling/analyzing information systems for security vulnerabilities, violations, risk analysis to write accreditation packages; experience in electronic key management systems to develop, interpret and evaluate policies and procedures;

AND IT related experience demonstrating the following: 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; and 4) Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

Education can not be substituted for experience.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Customer Service
  • Cybersecurity
  • Information Management
  • Information Systems/Network Security
  • Information Technology Configuration Management


Applicants must meet basic eligibility requirements such as minimum qualifications, and other regulatory requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

Education

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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:
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional information

  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • Tour of Duty: Full Time.
  • FLSA: Exempt.
  • Bargaining Unit: No.
  • May require overtime work.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at: www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf
  • In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives .)
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • This position requires professional certification under DoD Directive 8570.1, "Information Assurance Training, Certification, and Workforce Management." Per the Directive's implementing manual, DoD 8570.1-M, "Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program," personnel selected for this position will be required to be certified within six months of the appointment date.
  • Recruitment/Relocation/Retention Incentive will not be authorized.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) has not been authorized.
  • Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) will not be authorized.
  • Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • All selections under an announcement must be made within 6 months from the issuance date of the certificate referral list.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website .

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
Yes

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

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc).

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, hypertext/hyperlinks, 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.
  • 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.
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume .
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
Future Military Retirees*: You are required to submit a copy of your retirement DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) OR certification document** OR a copy of your retirement letter AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable). You will be required to provide your DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) upon issuance.

Future Separation from the Military*: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) OR certification document** OR a copy of your most recent active duty orders AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable). You will be required to provide your DD Form 214(Member 4 Copy) upon issuance.

*Active duty military members who are selected may not be appointed unless on terminal leave or already separated from the armed forces.

** The "certification" is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. The Statement of Service must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters, AND the Statement of Service letter must include your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge, Character of Service (i.e. honorable), and, if applicable, when your terminal leave will begin.

NOTE: Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.

PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant. These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.

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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