Suffolk, Virginia
Feb 19, 2021
Feb 27, 2021
Full Time


This is a RE-ADVERTISEMENT of Announcement Number: ST-10985832-21-JS. Applicants that have previously applied MUST re-apply to this announcement.

You will serve as the Senior Level Information Technology (IT) Cybersecurity Specialist (Information Security) in the Navy Authorizing Official (NAO) Directorate of the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command (FCC).
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  • You will serve as an executive technical and policy advisor to the Fleet Cyber Command and the Navy, analyzing, developing, advising/influencing technical groups, acquisition boards, Department of Defense (DoD) and Navy-wide cyber policy forums.
  • You will exercise Navy-wide technical authority for Authorization to Operate (ATO) determinations and decisions to maintain oversight of community risk and the DoDIN and to ensure Navy-wide compliance with statutory, Federal, and DoD requirements.
  • You will provide visualization of the status and performance of the Navy network on a global scale, influencing the development and deployment of enterprise-wide applications and services.
  • You will execute steps of the DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF) in making cybersecurity risk acceptance decisions for Navy networks and information systems to protect integrity of DoD Information Network and achieve cost-effective combat readiness.
  • You will assess program effectiveness and apply technical and functional capabilities to investigate and analyze trends, problems, and issues that may indicate the need for institutional changes in approaches and methods within the RMF.
  • You will leverage these broad insights to advance the integration of RMF concepts and processes into all aspects and elements of the NAO program mission, and support the DoD Digital Modernization Strategy.
  • You will perform strategic analyses, assess and plan DON's integration with DoD's globally interconnected, end-to-end set of capabilities and associated processes for collecting, processing, storing, disseminating, and managing information.
  • You will collaborate with DoD colleagues to advise the DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO) on how to reform cyber risk management policies and practices to be more effective, yet responsive to the needs of the warfighter.
  • You will provide technical direction, guidance and business oversight to assure it employs the RMF to prioritize critical systems and assets; identify and analyze mission risks; and tailor cybersecurity implementation to mission parameters.
  • You will establish 'battle rhythms' with representatives of Navy Echelon II and Major Commands serving in their IT portfolio management roles as cybersecurity Package Submitting Office.
  • You will coordinate with DoD/DON major stakeholders to support development and enforcement of the overarching strategy for Assessment/Authorization process and cybersecurity risk management policy implementation efforts on Navy networks and systems.
  • You will proactively participate in deliberative and crisis action planning for the broader FCC operational mission, especially in the Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) and DoD Information Network Operations (DoDIN Ops) lines of operation.
  • You will lead critical cyber processes in support of Navy Authorizing Official operations and customer support; and ensure consistency of functions across all Navy networks and systems under the Fleet Cyber Command purview.

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
  • You will be required to complete ethics orientation within three months of appointment and submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-278e within 30 days of appointment.
  • 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.
  • Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • This position is designated as a Cyber IT/Cybersecurity Workforce position. You must obtain and maintain the credentials as described in SECNAV M-5239.2 for specialty area '611' level 'Advanced' within 12 months of appointment.
  • Must be willing to undergo and successfully complete a Counterintelligence (CI)-scope polygraph exam with No Deception Indicated (ND) on a pre-appointment/periodic basis.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing.
  • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.
  • Travel requirements and temporary duty could be short notice and can account for up to 25% of NAO's time. Must obtain a U.S. Government issued passport.
  • This position is considered Key/Emergency-Essential. You will be required to provide immediate and continuing support to ensure the success of combat operations or the availability of combat-essential systems.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: Applicants will be assessed against Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). Failure to provide a separate narrative statement which describes fully and concisely how your experience meets the Mandatory Technical Qualifications will eliminate you from consideration.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: (Each must be addressed separately in your Supplemental Narrative Statement. Each MTQ must not exceed 2 pages.)

1. Demonstrated ability to formulate cybersecurity risk management determinations based on assessment of security controls and measures in order to ensure compliance of information systems with statutory, regulatory and federal requirements.

2. Masterly-level knowledge of the Cybersecurity Risk Management Framework (RMF) and application of RMF analysis, concepts, and processes to remove/mitigate vulnerabilities and protect the integrity of networks and information systems.

3. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate complex analytical findings through a variety of avenues including written technical assessments, presentations at senior forums, and leading and negotiating risk to mission outcomes among a diverse set of senior leader stakeholders.

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.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

This position is a Senior Level position in the federal government. Senior Level employees are in non-executive positions whose duties are broad and complex enough to be classified above GS 15 level. Senior level positions involve highly specialized and complex work.

This position is not 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 see the How To Apply section of this vacancy announcement.

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: .

This position is subject to work an uncommon tour, including nights, weekends, and holidays to meet mission requirements. Overtime or night differential pay and/or unusual duty hours may be required.

This position requires rotating shift work.

Recruitment incentives may be authorized to eligible new hires.

A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized.

This position is eligible for part time, full time or ad-hoc telework at the discretion of management.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applicants that meet the basic qualifications requirements will be evaluated based on the quality and extent of their experience, training, and/or education indicated on their resume and the qualification responses described in the separate narrative statement. Resumes will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may be invited to participate in a structured interview. The Ad-hoc Executive Resources Board (AERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the approving authority.

If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

All qualifications 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 here and those listed with the eligibilities you select in the announcement questionnaire with your application package. 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.

A separate narrative statement is required. Your narrative statement must address the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) listed above.

Are you claiming membership in any professional organizations, or possession of a license, certificate or credentials? Check the Conditions of Employment section above to see if any are required. If you claim membership, license, certification, or credentials, you must submit a copy of said document in your application package.

Is there a basic education requirement for this position? Are you using education as a substitute for some or all of the experience requirement? 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 official or unofficial transcripts or a list of courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned issued from your school. While unofficial transcripts are acceptable for initial application, an official transcript will ultimately be required if you are selected for the position. You may submit a copy your degree(s) if specific coursework does not have to be verified.

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.

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