IT CYBERSECURITY SPECIALIST (PLCYPLN/ENTARCH)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Meade, Maryland
Posted
Jan 14, 2022
Closes
Jan 20, 2022
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Duties

1. Reviews the design and validation of IT systems and infrastructure supporting non-network defense cyberspace operations, encompassing all phases of the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

2. Plans and conducts broad-based technical analyses to develop, manage, and optimize processes and documentation for infrastructure management.

3. Coordinates with USCYBERCOM staff, mission partners, and other DOD elements to provide support to USCYBERCOM infrastructure management efforts.

4. Performs other 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
  • The employee must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET SCI clearance as a condition of employment and must complete a counter intelligence scope polygraph exam.
  • PCS will not be paid
  • 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 by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Drug Testing Program.
  • 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.
  • Incumbent must possess or obtain an IASAE-1 professional certification as an Information Assurance (IA) professional, consistent with requirements detailed in DODD 8140.01, DOD 8570.1-M, and USCCI 1200-04
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • Advance in hire may be authorized if there is demonstrable proof provided on your resume
  • Recruitment and Relocation will be authorized for this position
  • The incumbent must meet NSA personnel security requirements outlined in NSA/CSS Policy 5-1.
  • Leave accrual may be authorized upon request
  • Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit


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.

BASIC REQUIREMENT OR INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENT:
Experience must be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate
GS-5 through GS-15 (or equivalent): For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. The employing agency is responsible for identifying the specific level of proficiency required for each competency at each grade level based on the requirements of the position being filled. 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. In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

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: Practical working knowledge of project management principles is required, as incumbent is responsible for overseeing major projects from initiation to completion. Technical direction to branch personnel assigned to projects, and extensive knowledge of IT Cybersecurity architectural concepts, frameworks, installation procedures, integration, testing and optimization of system components. Note: Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private Sector, or experience gained in another government agency.

OR
To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:

Information Technology (IT) Management Series 2210 (Alternative A) (opm.gov)

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 cyberspace operations (CO) functions, techniques, and facilitating technologies and capabilities relevant to leveraging the DoD's classified and strategic computer networks in support of nation defense. Knowledge of a wide range of IT principles, concepts, and methods.
2. Knowledge of and ability to leverage the IT System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) to assure that IT
acquisition strategies and plans are aligned with end user operational requirements.
3. Ability to lead and work collaboratively with other Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to develop strategies,
policies, and technical controls.
4. Ability to communicate complex technical and programmatic information on CO, often in the form of orders, but also in verbal and visual operational updates, situation reports, and briefings.
5. Knowledge of federal regulations and DoD and USAF policies and processes governing the acquisition and life cycle management of IT systems and infrastructure. Knowledge of and skill in applying DoD project planning and management policies, processes, and analytical methods to manage all phases of IT system acquisition, implementation, and operations management.
6. Significant knowledge of offensive cyber capabilities, development practices, test and evaluation techniques and guidelines, and capability lifecycle.

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

IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcriptswith the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

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 . Additionally, please do not disclose your vaccination status on your resume.

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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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