CYBER OPERATIONS ANALYST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Meade, Maryland
Posted
Nov 27, 2021
Closes
Dec 01, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Coordinate with USCYBERCOM Staff, Mission Partners, and other DOD cyber elements to provide support to USCYBERCOM access efforts.
  • Develop and manage processes for access analysis.
  • Provide functional expertise to support and contribute to efforts to optimize the allocation, assignment, and when necessary preservation of Global Enterprise Resources necessary to conduct cyberspace operations, especially for access operations.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • All new CES employees are required to complete a three-year CES trial period
  • Position is designated special-sensitive, incumbent must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret (TS) security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI). A non-disclosure agreement must be signed
  • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guide
  • This position has been designated as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Testing Program. Employee must pass initial and periodic short notice drug testing
  • The employee may be recalled to duty, may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays, and may be required to work overtime
  • Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military and/or commercial aircraft
  • Employee must maintain current certifications
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • Advance in hire may be authorized if there is demonstrable proof provided on your resume
  • Must complete a counter intelligence scope polygraph exam
  • Relocation Incentive may be authorized for this position
  • Leave accrual may be authorized upon request
  • Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit
  • The incumbent must meet NSA personnel security requirements outlined in NSA/CSS Policy 5-1
  • As an IA professional, the incumbent shall possess or obtain IAM Level II professional certifications, per DoD Directive 8570.1T


Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Administrative and Management Positions.

This is a GG-13 position in the Cyber Excepted Service (CES). The GG-13 duties for the "Professional" work category are at the "Full Performance" work level and are equivalent to those at the GS-13 level. The selectee's salary will be set within the grade equivalent to a GS/GG grade based on the selectee's qualifications in relation to the job.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Your resume must reflect the quality level of experience which demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for successful job performance required for this position. Examples of creditable experience include: Having the quality level of experience, which demonstrates knowledge of a wide range of state-of-the-art CO concepts, principles, and practices and ability to identify, weigh, and capture assessment of alternatives and definition of optimized COAs in forms required by joint military operations planning processes. This work requires a high degree of skill in cyberspace operations, including skill in applying of the structure, approach, and strategy of using exploitation tools and techniques to access adversary targets' operational architectures to integrate these methods into cyber ops plans and TTPs. In addition to making SME-level contributions to operational planning, the incumbent contributes to real-time refinement of such plans as needed to respond to scenario-specific challenges, often on a quick turnaround basis to address urgent operational contingencies. Must also demonstrate the ability to draw on his/her collective body of experience and lessons learned to identify the need and opportunities to refine access analysis methods; how to integrate such analytical findings into military operations planning processes; and how to make effective use of emerging access and CO concepts, methods, and tools to address challenges resistant to solution using existing means. Note: Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experience gained in another government agency.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

1. Knowledge of full spectrum cyber operations (CO) functions, techniques, and facilitating technologies and tools relevant to leveraging the DoD's classified and strategic computer networks in support of national defense.

2. Ability to perform network and wireless collection tactics, techniques, and procedures to include decryption capabilities/tools.

3. Ability to conduct military/contingency and crisis action planning for CO to support the secure operations of national defense-critical IT assets while defending and protecting U.S. interests at home and abroad.

4. Ability to identify combinations of Global Enterprise Resources optimally designed to support cyberspace operations.

5. Ability to analyze customer needs and requirements with ability to formulate, process, and relay information from tactical mission needs into planning requirements.

6. Skill in communicating complex information concerning CO, both orally and in writing, to provide effective briefings and reports to senior leaders.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here .

Department of the Air Force has implemented COVID-19 vaccination requirements set forth in Executive Order 14043. Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. Upon selection, you will be required to provide documentation proof as "fully vaccinated" prior to issuance of a firm job offer. Air Force will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required exemption from this requirement. More information on COVID requirements may be found here .

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When job announcements indicate PCS costs are authorized, overseas allowances may be authorized in accordance with Department of State Standardized Regulation (DSSR) and any applicable Federal Overseas Regulations.

Selectees physically residing permanently in the U.S., the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or Northern Mariana Islands, and the Possessions of the U.S., during the entire recruitment process (application, selection, and acceptance of a formal job offer) and selected for employment in the foreign area are eligible to receive certain foreign area benefits such as: Living Quarters Allowance (LQA), Post Allowance, Home Leave, etc. (subject to approval). Selectees who physically reside outside the U.S. and possessions of the U.S., during any step of the recruitment process (application, selection, and acceptance of a formal job offer) will have foreign area benefits eligibility be determined on a case by case basis.

Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017" suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit GSA Bulletin FTR 20-04 here for additional information.

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