IT Cybersecurity Specialist (INFOSEC), GS-2210-13

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), Deputy Commandant for Operations (CG-DCO), CG Cyber Command, Alexandria, VA.

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Responsibilities

You will serve as a Risk Management Framework (RMF) Security Analyst, providing mission critical assessments and validations for CG Information Systems (IS), Platform IT (PIT) and PIT Systems (PITS) that are used to carry out CG missions involving the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, networks, and data through the planning, analysis, development, implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of information systems security programs, policies, procedures, and tools.

Being a CG civilian makes you a valuable member of the CG team. Typical work assignments include:
  • Assisting in the development and review of policies and procedures to ensure reliability and accessibility for IS PIT and PITS.
  • Promoting awareness of security issues to management and ensuring sound RMF security principles are implemented as outlined in the Organizations' visions and goals.
  • Conducting security validations, or comprehensive assessments of the management, operational, and technical security controls in CG IS, PIT and PITS.
  • Assessing and reviewing systems security contingence plans and disaster recovery procedures.
  • Assessing and reviewing programs to ensure that systems, network, and data users are aware of, understand, and adhere to systems security policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring the application of information security/information assurance policies, principles and practices are correctly implemented for al CG IT services.
  • Assessing and reviewing authorization packages prior to submission to the SCA.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

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.
  • This position requires a Top Secret/SCI/SAP clearance


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

Qualifications

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 may include the following:
  • Assist in the construction of signatures which can be implemented on cyber defense network tools in response to new or observed threats within the NE or enclave.
  • Assess exploited systems' potential to provide additional access, target development information, intelligence and/or covert infrastructure.
  • Capture security controls used during the requirements phase to integrate security within the process, to identify key security objectives, and to maximize software security while minimizing disruption to plans and schedules.
  • Identify security implications and apply methodologies within centralized and decentralized environments across the enterprises computer systems in software development.
  • Translate security requirements into application design elements including documenting the elements of the software attack surfaces, conducting threat modeling, and defining any specific security criteria.
  • Develop software system testing and validation procedures, programming, and documentation.
  • Perform secure programming and identify potential flaws in codes to mitigate vulnerabilities.

  • 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.

    National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    The Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

    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.

    Tentative selectee must undergo and successfully complete a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) investigation as a condition of placement/retention in this position.

    Must be able to obtain and Information Assurance (IA) Certification IAW CG OMDTINST 200.3 - Information Assurance Managerial (IAM) Level 3 and DOD 8570.1 - Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program, preferable Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) within 6 months of entering the position. Employees will be required to sign a statement of understanding regarding the certification requirement and maintaining the appropriate certification is a condition of employment.

    All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.

    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 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 in cybersecurity principles, methods, tools and operations, applying IT security standards to government owned networks.
    • Knowledge in applying network operations and protocols to secure and operate the cyberspace domain.
    • Skill in applying, advanced information assurance (IA) principles, concepts, methods, standards, and practices to accomplish complex work.
    • Knowledge of Federal and department IA statutory/regulatory requirements, strategies, policies, and procedures.
    • Knowledge of enterprise architecture, Cybersecurity principles and applications.

    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. "Newly appointed" refers to the first appointment (regardless of tenure) as an employee of the Federal Government, an appointment following a break in service of at least 90 days from a previous appointment as an employee of the Federal Government, or, in certain cases, an appointment following a break in service of less than 90 days from a previous appointment as an employee of the Federal Government.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process
    Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness , National security

    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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