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Defense Security Service INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (INFOSEC) in Location Negotiable After Selection, United States

Summary This Position is located in the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, Industrial Security Directorate, Central Region. Responsibilities If determined qualified you will be considered for the DCSA Field Office within your local commuting area. Seats in these locations have been confirmed: Biloxi, MS Dayton, OH Detroit (Livonia), MI Downers Grove, IL (Chicago Resident Office) Huntsville, AL Hurlburt Field, FL Irving, TX Minneapolis, MN St. Louis (Fairview Heights), IL San Antonio, TX As a INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (INFOSEC) you will be responsible for the following duties: Serve as Cyber Lead, conducting Command Cyber Readiness Inspections (CCRI) in accordance with applicable DoD policy and directives. Provide guidance, mentoring and direction to ISSPs performing Cybersecurity activities including security control assessments in support of Information Technology (IT) system assess and authorize activity utilizing the Risk Management Framework (RMF). Exercise security oversight of cleared contractor information systems within the National Industrial Security Program (NISP). Analyze, assess, evaluate, verify and validate cleared contractor information system security plans and controls, and deliver system authorization risk recommendations to the Authorizing Official. Enforce IT security control requirements, recommend configurations for information systems and networks and identify strategies to manage risk through mitigation of IT vulnerabilities, considering the rapidly evolving Cybersecurity threat to IT systems. Serve as spokesperson at conferences and training meetings to convey NISP and RMF implementation guidance and Cybersecurity information relating to industrial security. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by 05/31/2022 Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position. You must have specialized experience sufficient to demonstrate that you have acquired all the competencies necessary to perform at a level equivalent in difficulty, responsibility, and complexity to the next lower grade (GS/GG-13) in the Federal service and are prepared to take on greater responsibility. Generally, this would include one year or more of such specialized experience. Specialized experience for this position includes: Utilizing Cybersecurity, Risk Management Framework, and advanced information technology (IT) principles, concepts, methods, standards, and practices to perform tasks; Performing and observing technical assessment, inspections and reviews of information systems; Documenting and communicating security plan vulnerabilities; Performing risk management activities including risk analysis, to include preparing recommendations for risk-based decision making; Utilizing security policies relating to National Industrial Security Program (NISP), laws, executive orders, and directives to deal with security matters. Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies: 1. Cybersecurity Protect and defend information and information systems in order to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability. (AKA Information Assurance) 2. Oral and Written Communication Demonstrates the ability to clearly and effectively articulate and present facts, ideas, issues and analyses to a wide range of audiences; makes clear and convincing oral presentations; prepares succinct and well-organized papers, briefings and documentation to promote decisions. 3. Problem Solving Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. 4. Risk Management Framework (RMF) Unified Information security framework for the entire federal government. 5. System Administration Administer Information Technology systems to ensure effective system operation. Education Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level. Additional Information DCSA, as a newly designated Defense Agency is undergoing a multi-year transformation that includes a significant expansion of predecessor agencies' authorities and responsibilities. Mission accretion and associated growth in personnel and resources requires deliberate coordination and planning across operations and support activities to achieve effective outcomes while simultaneously establishing and integrating new activities, initiatives and projects. The new organization will be comprised of nearly 13,000 government and contractor personnel operation throughout the United States and overseas supporting stakeholders across the federal government. VETERANS PREFERENCE/CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL In accordance with DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria. COVID19 - To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following: Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily or intermittently telework. Other Notes: Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at: Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period. If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions. If selected, non-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS. Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status. All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.