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

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Suitland, Maryland
Posted
Jan 20, 2022
Closes
Jan 25, 2022
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Duties

You will serve as an Information Technology Cybersecurity Specialist (SYSADMIN) and be responsible for setting up and maintaining a system or specific components of a system (e.g. for example, installing, configuring, and updating hardware and software; establishing and managing user accounts; overseeing or conducting backup and recovery tasks; implementing operational and technical security controls; and adhering to organizational security policies and procedures.

Being a CG civilian makes you a valuable member of the CG team. Typical work assignments include:
  • Conducting functional and connectivity testing to ensure continuing operability. 
  • Maintaining baseline system security according to organizational policies.
  • Managing accounts, network rights, and access to systems and equipment.
  • Installing, updating, and troubleshooting systems/servers.
  • Complying with organization systems administration standard operating procedures.
  • Monitoring and maintaining system/server configuration.
  • Diagnosing faulty system/server hardware.
  • Performing repairs on faulty system/server hardware.
  • Troubleshooting hardware/software interface and interoperability problems.
  • Exercising independent judgment and discretion when obtaining and leading confidential advance information of management's position with regard to Information Technology (IT) cyber contract negotiations and investments.
  • Performing studies that may result in changes of organizational structures or staffing levels requiring labor relation matters.
  • Monitoring and audits the schedule, cost, design, analysis, operational performance and/or internal security procedures of national security systems (NSS) and respective classified information, critical infrastructure, mission essential systems (MES), high value assets (HVA) or other USCG information systems.
  • Assisting with the negotiation for acceptance of agency positions on key Government-wide policy initiatives exercising independent judgment and discretion with DoD, DHS, Office of Management and Budget on NSS and respective classified information, critical infrastructure, MES, HVA or other USCG information systems, including advance information of management's position with regard to IT cyber contract negotiations, IT cyber acquisitions, cyber security continuous diagnostics and monitoring.


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.
  • Obtain FAC P/PM-I or equivalent within 2 years of entry.
  • InfoAssurMgmtLevel II(IAM-II) or equivalent within 2yrs of entry.


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

As required by Executive Order 14043 and guidance issued by the Safer Federal Workforce Taskforce, 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. If selected, you will be required to provide information on your vaccination status and will be required to submit documentation of proof of vaccination, or seek a medical or religious exemption to the requirements of E.O. 14043.

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:
  • Serving as System Administrator operating and maintaining Windows Server 2012 or newer and/or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 or newer Operating Systems (OS);
  • Implementing Standard Technical Implementation Guide requirements into systems;
  • Managing and maintaining server OS in a Cloud environment, preferably within AWS infrastructure.

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:
  • Serving as System Administrator operating and maintaining Windows Server 2012 and/or newer and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 or newer operating systems;
  • Implementing Standard Technical Implementation Guide requirements into systems;
  • Managing and maintaining server OS in a Cloud environment, preferably within AWS infrastructure;
  • Basic software development and integration such as common OS administration and basic mathematical calculations;
  • Using change management systems.

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

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

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 three years of entry into the position.
  • Information Assurance Management Level II (IAM-II) 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

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