Naval Base, Virginia
Oct 11, 2019
Oct 14, 2019
Full Time


You will serve as a IT Specialist (PLCYPLN/INFOSEC) in the Office of the Director for Command Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C41) of TASK FORCE 88.
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  • You will collaborate with Submarine support commands to develop and implement cybersecurity policies and guidance for the Submarine Force.
  • You will develop and implement Cybersecurity policy and procedures to ensure protection of critical information systems including Navy Nuclear Command, Control, and Communication (NC3) systems.
  • You will ensure information systems reliability and accessibility and to prevent and defend against unauthorized access to systems, networks, and data.
  • You will develop policies and procedures for threat and risk assessment, planning, risk management, program management, training, evaluation and communication with senior management.
  • You will participate in DoD and DON committees to develop and promote best cybersecurity practices.
  • You will serve as the Submarine Force Atlantic Fleet spokesperson on cybersecurity matters.
  • You will advise senior submarine force management on risk levels and security posture, cost-benefit analysis of information security programs, policies, processes, and systems.
  • You will promote awareness of security issues among management and ensures sound security principles reflect in the organization's vision and goals.
  • You will ensures acquisition, procurement, and outsourcing efforts address information security requirement consistent with organizational goals and Cybersecurity requirements.
  • You will ensure the integration of IT programs and services; and develops solutions to integration /interoperability issues.
  • You will conduct cybersecurity oversight reviews, evaluations, inspections, and audits of IT security programs of the submarine force's infrastructure {LANT, PAC, and overseas) for information systems.
  • You will ensure the submarine force's ability to meet evaluations, inspections, audits, and accreditation requirements.
  • You will manage the mitigation of cybersecurity vulnerabilities as required by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).
  • You will execute the above responsibilities and employ information assurance (IA) policies.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
  • Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
  • 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.
  • Position requires access to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI). Employee must be able to obtain and maintain eligibility to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented (TS/SCI ) Information.
  • Eligibility based upon a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBl/T5).
  • Must also be able to obtain and maintain eligibility for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) based on adjudicative standards set forth in the intelligence community policy 704 series for continued employment and is subject to Polygraph Testing.
  • This is a Testing Designated Position (TOP); therefore, the employee is subject to random drug testing as outlined in the Department of Navy Drug Free Workplace Program (DFW P) instruction and guidelines. A Pre-employment drug test is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a government issued passport
  • Possess, at a minimum , the Cyber Information System Security Professional (CISSP) certification or equivalent or be capable of obtaining/renewing certification within 6 months of selection as a cond ition of employment.
  • Possess knowledge of the Navy's Information security requ irements as described in SECNAV M55 I 0.3G.


Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

Experience and skill i n applying advanced IT principles, concepts, methods, standards, and practices sufficient to accomplish difficult and complex assignments such as developing and implementing IT policies, procedures, and strategies governing the planning and delivery of Cybersecurity policies, guidance, and services throughout the Submarine Force.

Experience in state-of-the-art computer hardware and software, metrics, testing, configuration management, and their interrelationships to evaluate technical advancements.

Experience writing and speaking to address complex technical and controversial issues, prepare and give briefings, chair meetings, lead task forces, and prepare reports and statements.

Experienced with submarine-specific information systems, submarine force cybersecurity policy and integration of internet protocol (IP) with submarine communication systems.

Experience with Program Objective Memorandum (POM) process.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: OR .

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.


Additional information

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.

Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at:

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following competencies:


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.

If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

All eligibility, qualifications, and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required

Required Documents

You are required to provide documentation that supports the eligibility and qualification claims made in your resume and assessment questionnaire. You must submit the applicable documents listed below and those listed with the eligibilities you select in the announcement questionnaire with your application package by the closing date of this announcement. Applicants who do not provide supporting documentation that fully support their claims will not be referred to the hiring manager. Cover letter is optional.
A complete resume is required. Your resume must show relevant experience, job title, duties and accomplishments. Your resume must show complete information for each job entry to support minimum qualifications. The following information should be provided in your resume, but it is acceptable to provide elsewhere in your application package: employer's name, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week, and pay plan, series and grade level (e.g. GS-0201-09) for relevant federal experience. Note: Only the last resume received will be reviewed. TIP: A good way to ensure you include all essential information is to use the Resume Builder in USAJOBS to create your resume.
Are you applying for a promotion? If you are a current GS employee applying for a higher grade than the grade that you currently hold you must provide an SF-50 that shows that you have held the next lower grade for at least one year. Some SF-50s effective within the last 52 weeks will not demonstrate you have held the next lower grade for at least one year (e.g. General Adjustment SF-50 from this year). In many cases, we need to see two (2) SF-50s to determine time-in-grade and eligibility for promotion. If you are a DoD employee, you can obtain a copy of your SF- 50(s) from MyBiz .
Does this position require a license, certificate or credentials? Check the Conditions of Employment section above. If a license or a certification is required for the position, you must submit a copy of your license or certificate in your application package.
Are you using education as a substitute for some or all of the experience requirement? Is there a basic education requirement for this position? Check the Education section above to see what is allowed and what is required. Any claims you make in your resume or assessment questionnaire regarding education or degrees must be supported by unofficial transcripts or a list of courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned issued from your school. You may submit a copy your degree(s) if specific coursework does not have to be verified. Read the Education section above for a description of what is needed.
If you are selected, we will request official/sealed transcripts directly from the school(s). All education and degrees claimed by you in your application package will be verified before you can report for work.
Are you a veteran claiming 5-point veterans' preference or claiming sole survivorship preference? You must submit a copy of your latest DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (any copy that shows all dates of service, as well as character of service [Honorable, General, etc.] is acceptable) OR a VA letter that shows dates of service or service connected disability AND character of service. If you have more than one DD-214 for multiple periods of active duty service, submit a copy for each period of service. If you were issued a DD-215 to amend aforementioned information on the DD-214 you must submit that too. If you are not sure of your preference eligibility, visit the Department of Labor's website: Veterans' Preference Advisor
Are you a disabled veteran or claiming 10-point veterans' preference?
If you are eligible to claim 10 point veterans preference you must submit a DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty as described above for 5-point preference.
You must also provide the applicable supporting documentation of your disability (e.g. disability letter from the VA) as described on Standard Form-15 (SF-15). .
Are you an active duty service member? Active Duty Service Members are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.).
Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents contain personal information such as SSN and DOB and some documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove said personal information before you submit your application. You must provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected.

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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