Information Technology Specialist (Information Security) NF4

Quantico, Virginia
Jun 10, 2021
Jun 11, 2021
IT, Security Engineer
Full Time


Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is looking for the best and brightest to join our Team! MCCS is a comprehensive program that supports and enhances the quality of life for Marines, their families, and others in the Marine Corps Community. We offer a team oriented environment comprised of military personnel, civilian employees, contractors and volunteers who keep the organization functioning smoothly and effectively.
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SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Ensures confidentiality, integrity and availability of systems, networks and data through coordinated planning, analysis, development, implementation, maintenance and enhancements of information systems security programs, policies, procedures and tools. Performs analysis to identify network security risks, and recommends appropriate data security procedures and products. Monitors network and applications security and implements network security standards, procedures, and guidelines for multiple platforms and diverse system environments. Reviews development, testing, and implementation of network security plans, products, and control techniques.

Monitors and reviews operation logs and event console activity to identify potential security related events. Investigates and recommends appropriate corrective actions for data security incidents. Installs and configures firewalls and network monitoring tools and applications. Installs and configures tools to allow automated monitoring of network logs and events. Develops and maintains effective network disaster plans, processes, and procedures. Consults with IT technical staff to install and configure hardware and software systems that provide appropriate network security. Documents network security policies. Conducts risk and vulnerability assessments to identify risks and protection needs in a WAN, LAN and WLAN environment.

Maintains an awareness of Marine Corps and Department of Defense, and other policies and regulations as appropriate pertaining to information security. Identifies regulatory changes that will affect information security policy, standards, and procedures. Develops system security evaluations, and contingency plans to recover information. Gathers evidence to be used to prosecute for computer crimes, and/or reprimand for abuse of computer technology.

Identifies and reports security scans, vulnerabilities and remediation efforts to the Marine Corps Cyber Operations Group. Serves on the Incident Response Team which requires coordination with USMC and requires access to classified information.

Provides World Class Customer Service with an emphasis on courtesy. Assists customers and communicates positively in a friendly manner. Asks questions to determine, verify and solve problems. Checks for satisfaction on the quality of goods and services. Takes action to solve problems quickly. Alerts the higher-level supervisor, or proper point of contact for help when problems arise.

Adheres to safety regulations and standards. Uses any required safety equipment, and observes safe work procedures. Promptly reports any observed workplace hazards, and any injury, occupational illness, and/or property damage resulting from workplace mishaps to the immediate supervisor

Adheres to established standards of actively supporting the principles of the EEO program and prevention of sexual harassment.

This is a mixed position where the incumbent must be able to lift and carry objects up to 45lbs independently and objects over 45lbs with assistance.

Travel Required

25% or less - Varies

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

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Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or a related field appropriate to the work of position AND three years of progressively technical experience with information security, preferably with Cisco, Microsoft and UNIX based systems, client/server applications and network engineering, OR an appropriate combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of knowledge and skill equivalent to that gained in the above, OR appropriate experience that demonstrates that the applicant has acquired the knowledge, skills, and abilities equivalent to that gained in the above. Knowledge of network configuration and infrastructure concepts

including TCP/IP and the abilitiy to decode tcpdump output for layer 2, 3, and 4. Experience with routers, switches, firewalls, security hierarchy, and the application of encryption key infrastructures and authentication processes. Ability to relate business requirements and risks to technology implementation for network security. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills along with the ability to communicate both orally and in writing are essential.

As an authorized and privileged user of Department of Defense Information Systems must possess or receive Information Assurance awareness by completing the Security+ Certification as a condition of access within six months of employment, and thereafter must complete annual Information Assurance awareness training.

This position had been determined as Non-critical Sensitive. As a condition of employment, the incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain an Access National Agency Check and Inquiries (ANACI/ Tier 3) Secret Clearance to access classified information.

Eligible for incremental telework as determined by MR/MF policy.


Additional information

GENERAL INFORMATION: Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, GINA, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, physical handicap which has no bearing on the ability to perform the duties of the position. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

It is Department of Navy (DON) policy to provide a workplace free of discrimination and retaliation. The DON No Fear Act policy link is provided for your review:

As part of the employment process, Human Resources Division may obtain a Criminal Record Check and/or an Investigative Consumer Report. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI). For all positions requiring access to firearms or ammunition, the Federal Government is prohibited from employing individuals in these positions who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a felony crime of domestic violence adjudged on or after 27 November 2002. Selectees for such positions must submit a completed DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, before a final job offer can be made.

Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS.

Required Documents:

*Education/certification certificate(s), if applicable.

*If prior military, DD214 Member Copy

This activity is a Drug-free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Marines, sailors, and their family members have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.

Involuntarily separated members of the armed forces and eligible family members applying through the Transition Assistance Program must submit a written request/statement (may be obtained from the MCCS Human Resources Office) and present ID card with "TA" stamped in red on front of card.



How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application/resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. This vacancy will be filled by the best qualified applicant as determined by the selecting official.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents


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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