Information Technology Cybersecurity Specialist (PLCYPLN/INFOSEC), GS-2210-13/14

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
Oct 22, 2021
Closes
Oct 27, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in Department of Homeland Security (DHS), United States Coast Guard (USCG), Deputy Commandant for Mission Support, Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communication, Computers & Information Technology, C5I Service Center (C5ISC), Alexandria, VA.

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Responsibilities

This position is located in the C5ISC, ISD, Alexandria, VA. The ISD oversees the installation and configuration of all C5I services for specific U.S. Coast Guard afloat, air, ashore, and deployable specialized forces platform types. The branch leverages C5ISC approved systems of record to effectively manage depot and operational support activities, to include problem and incident management, maintenance management, and supply chain management for C5I services. The branch also utilizes C5I Prime Units (prototypes) to evaluate upgraded components, new systems, equipment, and maintenance procedures. In addition the incumbent is responsible for facilitating, communicating, and coordinating the management of services across Product Lines and Shared Services Divisions to support service alignment to the Mission Support Business Model and Service Management, the full life-cycle management approach to Service Management, and to ensure delivery of services in accordance with approved service levels per signed Service Level Agreements. The effects of the work are properly installed and configured C5I services for specific afloat, air, ashore, and deployable specialized forces platform types. This ensures that C5ISC systems of record have effectively and appropriately managed depot and operational support activities for their entire life-cycle that aligns with the Mission Support Business Model and Service Management.

Being a Coast Guard (CG) civilian makes you a valuable member of the CG team. Typical work assignments include:
  • Developing and maintaining strategic plans.
  • Developing methods to monitor and measure risk, compliance, and assurance efforts.
  • Providing advice on project costs, design concepts, or design changes.
  • Resolving conflicts in laws, regulations, policies, standards or procedures.
  • Reviewing or conducting audits of information technology (IT) programs and projects.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of procurement function in addressing information security requirements and supply chain risks through procurement activities and recommended improvements.
  • Ensuring that all acquisitions, procurements, and outsourcing efforts address information security requirements consistent with organizational goals.
  • Leading and overseeing budget, staffing and contracting.
  • Monitoring and auditing the schedule, cost, design analysis, operational performance and/or internal security procedures of national security systems (NSS) and classified information, critical infrastructure, mission essential systems (MES), high value assets (HVA) or other USCG information systems.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - This position requires occasional travel.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14 - Position may be filled at the GS-13 or GS-14 level. Promotion potential to the GS-14 level.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • This position requires a Secret clearance.
  • A one-year probationary period may be required.


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

For all 2210 positions individuals must 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.

Qualifications

To qualify at the GS-13 grade level, applicants must possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the federal service. 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.

Specialized experience may include the following:

Experience in Information Technology (IT) Project Management in areas of Configuration and Data Management.
  • Knowledgeable of and experienced in implementing Windows IT Infrastructure systems.
  • Experienced in implementing Windows IT Infrastructure systems in a hybrid/cloud environment addressing PPSM, firewall and other cybersecurity requirements. Be prepared to describe the environment and your level of involvement.
  • Experienced in reading naval architecture drawings and specifications. Be prepared to describe the environment and your level of involvement.
  • Previously supported as a technician for Windows IT Infrastructure systems. Be prepared to describe the environment and your level of involvement.
  • Experience in implementing DOD Security Reference Guides (SRGs) and Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs). Be prepared to describe the environment and your level of involvement.
  • Knowledge of and experience in assisting with in-depth analysis of new and emerging IT Infrastructure technological, operating and other improvements to support continuous improvement in networking and compute environments.
  • Previously worked with customers, stakeholders, sponsors and other IT service providers to elicit requirements, resources and prioritization. Be prepared to describe the environment and your level of involvement.
  • Prior experience participating in collaborative work teams in a matrixed environment and integrated product teams focused on organizational strategic issues and initiatives. Be prepared to describe the environment and your level of involvement.
  • Prior experience preparing and presenting project management briefs to supervisors and managers.

  • To qualify at the GS-14 grade level, applicants must possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the federal service. 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.

    Specialized experience may include the following:

    Experience in Information Technology (IT) Project Management in areas of Configuration and Data Management.
  • Knowledgeable of and experienced in implementing Windows IT Infrastructure systems in a multiple security level shipboard environment.
  • Experienced in designing and implementing Windows IT Infrastructure systems in a hybrid/cloud environment addressing PPSM, firewall and other cybersecurity requirements. Be prepared to describe the environment and your level of involvement.
  • Knowledgeable of and experienced in reviewing naval architecture drawings and specifications. Be prepared to describe the environment and your level of involvement.
  • Previously supported as a technician or engineer for IT Infrastructure systems. Be prepared to describe the environment and your level of involvement.
  • Knowledge of and experience in interpreting and implementing DOD Security Reference Guides (SRGs) and Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs). Be prepared to describe the environment and your level of involvement.
  • Knowledge of the various types enterprise architecture drawings and familiarity with reading/interpreting them. Be prepared to describe the environment and your level of involvement.
  • Knowledge of and experience in conducting in-depth analysis of new and emerging IT Infrastructure technological, operating and other improvements to support continuous improvement in networking and compute environments.
  • Previously worked with customers, stakeholders, sponsors and other IT service providers to elicit requirements, resources and prioritization. Be prepared to describe the environment and your level of involvement.
  • Prior experience building collaborative work teams in a matrixed environment and leading integrated product teams focused on organizational strategic issues and initiatives. Be prepared to describe the environment and your level of involvement.
  • Prior experience preparing and presenting project management briefs to senior executives/Flag Officers/SES.


  • Education

    This position does not have a positive education requirement.

    Selectee(s) for this position who are newly appointed to a permanent or term position prior to September 30, 2022 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.

    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.

    If selection is made below the full performance level, the incumbent may be promoted up to the target grade without further competition, if all legal and regulatory requirements are met and when recommended by the supervisor. However, promotion to the full performance level is not guaranteed and is dependent on successful performance at the lower grade level(s).

    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 202-795-6305. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation

    Selectee(s) for this position who are newly appointed to a permanent position prior to September 30, 2022 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 are appointed prior to September 30, 2022 and will 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.

    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:
  • Skill in applying methods for identifying and resolving IT workforce issues.
  • Skill in applying performance management and measurement methods and tools.
  • Knowledge of IT policy and planning concepts, methods, and practices.
  • Skill in applying portfolio, program, and project management methods.

  • 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.

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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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