IT Cybersecurity Specialist (PLCYPLN/INFOSEC), GS-2210-11/12/13

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
May 11, 2021
Closes
May 14, 2021
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), United States Coast Guard (USCG), Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber and Intelligence Service Center (C5ISC), Business Operations Division (BOD), Planning Support Section (PLS), Kearneysville, WV, Portsmouth, VA and Alexandria, VA.

The recruitment is for a single (1) position that will be placed in one of the three locations based on the selected and on boarded candidate.

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Responsibilities

You will serve as an Information Technology Cybersecurity Specialist (PLCYPLN/INFOSEC) and be responsible for directly managing information technology projects.

Being a CG civilian makes you a valuable member of the CG team. Typical work assignments include:
  • Developing methods to monitor and measure risk, compliance, and assurance efforts
  • Providing advice on project costs, design concepts, or design changes
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of procurement function in addressing information security requirements and supply chain risks through procurement activities and recommend improvements
  • Acting as a primary stakeholder in the underlying information technology (IT) operational processes and functions that support the service, provide direction and monitor all significant activities so the service is delivered successfully
  • Coordinating and manage the overall service provided to a customer end-to-end, including facilitation between internal shared service providers.
  • Reviewing service performance reports identifying any significant issues and variances, initiating, where necessary, corrective actions and ensuring that all outstanding issues are followed up.
  • Ensuring that appropriate Service-Level Agreements (SLAs) and underpinning contracts have been defined that clearly set out for the customer a description of the service and the measures for monitoring the service.
  • Working with other service managers and product owners to balance and prioritize services to meet overall customer requirements, constraints, and objectives
  • Routinely exercises independent judgment and discretion when obtaining and leading confidential advance information of management's position with regard to IT cyber contract negotiations and investments; performing studies that may result in changes of organizational structures or staffing levels requiring labor relation matters.
  • Negotiating for the acceptance of agency positions on key Government-wide policy initiatives exercising independent judgment and discretion with DoD, DHS, OMB on national security systems (NSS) and respective classified information, critical infrastructure, mission essential systems (MES), high value assets (HVA) or other USCG information systems, including advance information of management's position with regard to IT cyber contract negotiations, IT cyber acquisitions, cyber security continuous diagnostics and monitoring


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13 - Position may be filled at the GS-11, GS-12, or GS-13 level. Promotion potential to the GS-13 level.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • A one-year probationary period may be required.
  • See Other Info section for mandatory training per grade level.
  • Telework as determined by agency policy


All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

Qualifications

To qualify at the GS-11 grade level, applicants must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level in the federal sector. Specialized experience includes the following:
  • Familiarization of DHS/USCG Organizational Missions and Goals
  • Familiarization of the acquisition lifecycle framework to develop, release, evaluate and execute Statements or Work (SOWs), Statements of Objectives (SOOs), Requests for Information (RFIs) and, Requests for Proposals (RFPs);
  • Familiarization of integrated master schedules, key milestones, Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCEs), and project critical paths through appropriate automated tools and processes;
  • Experienced with AGILE practices as a team member
  • Familiarization of the DoD Enterprise Service Management Framework (DESMF)
  • Familiarization of the phases of the DHS System Engineering/Development Lifecycle
  • Familiarization in Lean Six Sigma performance improvement and waste elimination methodologies
  • Familiarization in statistical, analytical, and business modeling services
  • Familiarization with analyzing demand trends, safety levels, stock position, procurement lead time, mission change, and operational plans to determine support requirements and develop long-range forecasts for our base, and out to five future years.
  • Familiarization in leading Organizational Change
  • Experience with leading Training
  • Familiarization with Quality Assurance or Quality Control methods
  • Familiarization with Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Familiarization Microsoft Project Professional (client/online), Microsoft TEAMS, Microsoft 365, Microsoft SharePoint, or other project management and collaboration tool suites
  • Familiarization with the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) for development, services, and acquisitions

  • OR Applicants may substitute successful completion of 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.M, if related).

    OR A combination of appropriate specialized experience (as described above) and graduate education (as described above) that is beyond the second year of progressive graduate study to meet the qualification requirements.

    If you're substituting education for experience, transcripts must be submitted at the time of application.

    To qualify at the GS-12 grade level, applicants must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the federal sector. Specialized experience includes the following:
  • Understanding of DHS/USCG Organizational Missions and Goals
  • Understanding of the acquisition lifecycle framework to develop, release, evaluate and execute Statements or Work (SOWs), Statements of Objectives (SOOs), Requests for Information (RFIs) and, Requests for Proposals (RFPs);
  • Experience with overseeing and tracking integrated master schedules, key milestones, Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCEs), and project critical paths through appropriate automated tools and processes;
  • Experienced with AGILE practices as a team member
  • Understanding of the DoD Enterprise Service Management Framework (DESMF)
  • Understanding of the phases of the DHS System Engineering/Development Lifecycle
  • Experience in Lean Six Sigma performance improvement and waste elimination methodologies
  • Experience in statistical, analytical, and business modeling services
  • Experience with analyzing demand trends, safety levels, stock position, procurement lead time, mission change, and operational plans to determine support requirements and develop long-range forecasts for our base, and out to five future years.
  • Participated in leading Organizational Change
  • Experience with leading Training
  • Experience with Quality Assurance or Quality Control methods
  • Experience with Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Experience with Microsoft Project Professional (client/online), Microsoft TEAMS, Microsoft 365, Microsoft SharePoint, or other project management and collaboration tool suites
  • Experience with the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) for development, services, and acquisitions

  • To qualify at the GS-13 grade level, applicants must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the federal sector. Specialized experience includes the following:
  • Understanding of DHS/USCG Organizational Missions and Goals
  • Proficient knowledge and experience with the acquisition lifecycle framework to develop, release, evaluate and execute Statements or Work (SOWs), Statements of Objectives (SOOs), Requests for Information (RFIs) and, Requests for Proposals (RFPs);
  • Proficient knowledge and experience with overseeing and tracking integrated master schedules, key milestones, Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCEs), and project critical paths through appropriate automated tools and processes;
  • Proficient knowledge and experience with leading AGILE practices
  • Experience with the DoD Enterprise Service Management Framework (DESMF)
  • Proficient knowledge and experience of the phases of the DHS System Engineering/Development Lifecycle
  • Proficient knowledge and experience with Lean Six Sigma performance improvement and waste elimination methodologies
  • Proficient knowledge and experience with statistical, analytical, and business modeling services
  • Experience with analyzing demand trends, safety levels, stock position, procurement lead time, mission change, and operational plans to determine support requirements and develop long-range forecasts for our base, and out to five future years.
  • Proficient knowledge and experience with leading Organizational Change
  • Proficient knowledge and experience with instructing Training
  • Proficient knowledge and experience with Quality Assurance or Quality Control methods
  • Proficient knowledge and experience with Risk Management Framework
  • Proficient knowledge and experience with Microsoft Project Professional (client/online), Microsoft TEAMS, Microsoft 365, Microsoft SharePoint, or other project management and collaboration tool suites
  • Proficient knowledge and experience with the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) for development, services, and acquisitions

  • In addition to meeting the specialized experience requirement, you must also have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.

    Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

    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.

    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.

    Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

    Education

    This position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

    Additional information

    Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete/make updates to the OF-306 and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.

    DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at click here

    Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

    Selectee(s) for this position who are newly appointed to a permanent position are authorized to receive a one-time recruitment incentive of 10% of the salary, including locality for this position. Receipt of the bonus will require a 12 month service agreement.

    Selectee(s) for this position who are current federal employees on permanent appointments who would be moving outside of the current commuting area of their current position to accept this position are authorized to receive a one-time relocation bonus of 10% of the salary including locality for this position. Receipt of the bonus will require a 12 month service agreement. The employee must establish a residence in the new geographic area prior to payment.

    Selectee(s) for this position who are newly appointed to a permanent or term position may be eligible for student loan repayment up to $10,000 (pre-tax) for one calendar year. More than one loan may be repaid if the combined repayments do not exceed $10,000. Receipt of this incentive will require a three year service agreement.

    The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans , Peace Corps / VISTA volunteers , and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

    More than one (1) selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 45 days from the date the certificate was issued.

    If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-6272. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be referred for consideration. The following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities are needed to perform this job:
    • Knowledge of software development methodologies.
    • Knowledge of computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies
    • Knowledge of capabilities and requirements analysis
    • Knowledge of new and emerging information technology (IT) and cybersecurity technologies
    • Knowledge of System Engineering Life Cycle (SELC) management principles
    • Knowledge of how information needs and collection requirements are translated, tracked, and prioritized across the extended enterprise
    • Knowledge of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, and Intelligence (C5I) Mission Support
    • Skill in identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system
    • Ability to oversee implementation of cybersecurity controls of hardware and software assets.
    • Ability to oversee the development and update of the life cycle cost estimate
    • Ability to oversee Systems Engineering (SE) methodologies for the technical management, operations and retirement of applications and systems.
    • Ability to ensure security practices are followed throughout the acquisition process

    Mandatory training is required which must be successfully completed and other training may occur as necessary for success in the position.

    At the GS-11/12 level, selectee must possess or be able to obtain:
  • Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers Level I (FAC P/PM-I) or management determined equivalent within two years of entry into the position.
  • Information Assurance Management Level II (IAM-II) or management determined equivalent within two years of entry into the position.

  • At the GS-13 level, selectee must possess or be able to obtain:
  • Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers Level II (FAC P/PM-II) or management determined equivalent within two years of entry into the position.
  • Information Assurance Management Level II (IAM-II) or management determined equivalent within two years of entry into the position.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Secret

    Drug test required
    No

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

    Trust determination process
    Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

    Required Documents

    1. Your resume
    2. If you are claiming special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), submit a copy of your agency notice, most recent performance rating and most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level and duty location. If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP eligible. To be considered eligible, you must be placed in the well-qualified category for this position. Please see ICTAP eligibility.
    3. OPM must authorize employment offers for former or current Political Appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information. Submit proof of your former or current status, such as your SF-50. Please see here.

    All documentation as outlined above must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you are unable to submit your documents electronically, you may fax or mail the documents. A fax cover sheet will be provided to you from the system, with fax number and instructions to transmit the requested documents. The required documents will also be accepted by mail and must be received by the closing date of the announcement. The mailing address is COMMANDANT (CG-123HQ), ATTN OFFICE OF CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES (JOBS), US COAST GUARD, 2703 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE SE STOP 7912, WASHINGTON, DC 20593-7912

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