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

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
Oct 20, 2021
Closes
Oct 27, 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), C5I Acquisition Support Branch (CAS), Portsmouth, VA, or Alexandria, VA,.

Telework is based on agency and unit policies. This is not a full-time telework position.

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Responsibilities

You will serve as an Information Technology Cybersecurity Specialist (INFOSEC/ENTARCH) and be responsible for assisting others in or directly managing C5I contracts and monitoring vendor performance across the enterprise. You will be responsible for performing a wide range of Coast Guard C5I Vendor Management support functions to include providing professional and technical advice, support, and assistance to the Coast Guard C5ISC organization on all C5I acquisition and contract management support matters.

Being a CG civilian makes you a valuable member of the CG team. Typical work assignments include:
  • Consulting with customers to evaluate functional requirements
  • Developing and documenting requirements, capabilities, and constraints for design procedures and processes
  • Overseeing and make recommendations regarding vendor, contract, and acquisition options including procurement lead time and schedules
  • Preparing documents or guides others in the preparation of government acquisition related documents for IT/C5I services and supplies to include Statement of Work (SOWs), Performance Work Statements (PWS), Statement of Objectives (SOOs), Market Research, Independent Government Cost Estimates, Acquisition plans, Technical evaluation plans, Quality Assurance Surveillance Plans (QASPs), etc.
  • Administer the C5ISC implementation of the Coast Guard's COR Oversight Program
  • Conduct analysis of vendor performance across the C5ISC to ensure that current contracts are meeting the organization's strategic needs
  • Conduct analysis and recommendations to rationalize and/or consolidate the C5ISC's vendor portfolio
  • Conduct vendor outreach to develop strategic industry relationships
  • Provide input to C5I acquisition packages, including recommendations on available contracting vehicles
  • 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
  • Manage the information technology (IT) planning process to ensure that developed solutions meet customer requirements
  • Performing IT/C5I needs analysis to determine opportunities for new and improved business process solutions.

Selectees' salary will be set in accordance with the location placed.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12 - Position may be filled at the GS-11 or GS-12 level. Promotion potential to the GS-12 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 Mandatory Training requirements in Other Info section.
  • Telework is 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 may include the following:
  • Expertise and experience as Contracting Officer Representative (FAC-COR) Level II or higher;
  • Expertise and experience as a Project Manager (FAC-P/PM or PMP);
  • Expertise and experience with Government IT Acquisition Lifecycle Framework (ALF) and System Engineering Life Cycle (SELC) to develop, release, evaluate and execute Statements of Work (SOWs), Performance Work Statements (PWS), Statements of Objectives (SOOs), Requests for Information (RFIs) and, Requests for Proposals (RFPs) with a focus on products and services related to information technology;
  • Expertise and experience in developing and creating IT acquisition package documents to include Statements of Objectives (SOO), Statements of Work (SOW), Performance Work Statements (PWS), Market Research reports, Acquisition Plans, Government Cost Estimates, requirements documents, and consolidation or bundling justifications.
  • Expertise and experience in developing guidance, processes, and templates to support and educate technical personnel in the development and submission of IT acquisition packages and documents.
  • Developing strategic vendor relationships and an understanding of each vendor's full set of capabilities and innovations;
  • Expertise and experience in contract and requirements analysis for identification of IT standardization or consolidation opportunities across part of an organization, the organization itself, and/or the agency.
  • Developing and monitoring IT related Operational Level Agreements (OLAs) and performance metrics
  • Promoting vendor performance metrics related to business outcomes such as innovation, competitive advantage and increased revenue to drive continuous performance improvement;
  • Aggregating, analyzing, and communicating key vendor data to stakeholders and foster analytics driven decisions;
  • Mitigating, monitoring, and managing vendor risks as an ongoing discipline, to include business continuity, financial viability and corporate and regulatory compliance;
  • Analyzing organizational vendor spend to drive business decisions and acquisition strategy
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) or the DoD Enterprise Service Management Framework (DESMF), or System Engineering Life Cycle (SELC).

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 may include the following:
  • Expertise and experience as Contracting Officer Representative (FAC-COR) Level II or higher;
  • Expertise and experience as a Project Manager (FAC-P/PM or PMP);
  • Expertise and experience with Government IT Acquisition Lifecycle Framework (ALF) and System Engineering Life Cycle (SELC) to develop, release, evaluate and execute Statements of Work (SOWs), Performance Work Statements (PWS), Statements of Objectives (SOOs), Requests for Information (RFIs) and, Requests for Proposals (RFPs) with a focus on products and services related to information technology;
  • Expertise and experience in developing and creating IT acquisition package documents to include Statements of Objectives (SOO), Statements of Work (SOW), Performance Work Statements (PWS), Market Research reports, Acquisition Plans, Government Cost Estimates, requirements documents, and consolidation or bundling justifications.
  • Expertise and experience in developing guidance, processes, and templates to support and educate technical personnel in the development and submission of IT acquisition packages and documents.
  • Expertise and experience in contract and requirements analysis for identification of IT standardization or consolidation opportunities across part of an organization, the organization itself, and/or the agency.
  • Developing strategic vendor relationships and an understanding of each vendor's full set of capabilities and innovations;
  • Developing and monitoring IT related Operational Level Agreements (OLAs) and performance metrics;
  • Promoting vendor performance metrics related to business outcomes such as innovation, competitive advantage and increased revenue to drive continuous performance improvement;
  • Aggregating, analyzing, and communicating key vendor data to stakeholders and foster analytics driven decisions;
  • Mitigating, monitoring, and managing vendor risks as an ongoing discipline, to include business continuity, financial viability and corporate and regulatory compliance;
  • Analyzing organizational vendor spend to drive business decisions and acquisition strategy;
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) or the DoD Enterprise Service Management Framework (DESMF), or System Engineering Life Cycle (SELC).

Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.

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.

This is not a full-time Telework position.

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.
  • Contracting Officer Representative (FAC-COR) Level II or higher or management determined equivalent within three years of entry into the position.

  • 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 202-795-6305. 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 computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies
    • Knowledge of risk management processes (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating risk)
    • Knowledge of applicable business processes and operations of customer organizations
    • Knowledge of system life cycle management principles, including software security and usability
    • Knowledge of the organization's enterprise information technology (IT) goals and objectives
    • Knowledge of the systems engineering process
    • Skill to apply cybersecurity and privacy principles to organizational requirements (relevant to confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, non-repudiation)
    • Ability to interpret and translate customer requirements into operational capabilities and IT/C5I acquisition artifacts
    • Knowledge of commercial or government IT acquisition processes and procedures to meet federal acquisition regulations (FAR) or commercial equivalent
    • Skill in technical writing to develop IT/C5I specifications, Statement of objectives (SOOs), Statement of Work (SOWs), Performance Work Statements (PWS), Acquisition plans, Technical evaluation plans, Independent Government Cost Estimates, cost versus benefit analysis, etc., or commercial equivalent

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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

    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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