IT Specialist (INFOSEC)
This position is located in the Defenses Security Services (DSS), Industrial Security Field Operations directorate in Fairview Heights, IL.
As a IT Specialist (INFOSEC) you will be responsible for the following duties:Serve as an Information Systems Security Professional (ISSP) within the Northern Region.Perform cybersecurity activities including security control assessment in support of the Information Technology (IT) system authorization utilizing the Department of Defense Risk Management Framework (RMF) and exercise security oversight of cleared contractor information systems within the National Industrial Security Program (NISP).Analyze, assess, evaluate, verify and validate contractor information system security plans, certification documentation for authorization and recommend the approval or disapproval to operate an Information System to the Regional Authorizing Official (RAO).Develop and maintain security documentation and artifacts for Information Systems assigned and interface with industry security professionals to assess implemented security controls.Enforce IT security control requirements, recommend configurations for information systems, telecommunications 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.
This position has a Basic Requirement for the 2210 series:
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.
1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.2. 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.3. 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.4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened based on the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/2200/information-technology-it-management-series-2210-alternative-a/ 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 Monday, May 01, 2017.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. such experience is typically in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled. Experience must be reflected in your resume.
Qualifying experience required for this position is:
Specialized Experience is defined as Senior level knowledge of advanced information technology (IT) principles, concepts, methods, standards, and practices relating to information systems security in order to function as the technical authority for information systems security issues, as well as, extensive knowledge of common computer operating systems, networking fundamentals and architecture, and network security devices.
Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
1. Knowledge of systems, networks, operating systems, and system architecture.2. Knowledge of Information systems security principles, controls, and related disciplines.3. Knowledge of computer security technologies, objectives, problems and solutions.4. Ability to serve as subject matter expert within the Industrial Security community.5. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at: http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo.pdf
Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.
WORK SCHEDULE: Full TimeOVERTIME: OccasionallyTOUR OF DUTY: FlexiblePCS (Permanent Change of Station): Not AuthorizedRECRUITMENT INCENTIVES: Not AuthorizedFAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA): ExemptFINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: RequiredTELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is telework eligibleSELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: https://www.sss.gov
A retired member of the Armed Forces may not be appointed to a civilian position in DoD
(including a non-appropriated fund position) within 180 days after retirement.
Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at:http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo.pdf
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.
It is a requirement to be certified within six months of the appointment date (if not already certified) in accordance with DoD 8570.01-M for Information Assurance Management (IAM) Level III and Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Level II.
All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.
The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees:
Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at:http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo.pdf VETERANS PREFERENCE/CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERALIn 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.
*NOTE: If you submit a resume but no questionnaire, you cannot be considered for the position. If you submit a questionnaire but no resume, you cannot be considered for the position. Your application will be appropriately documented and you will be removed from further competition against this announcement. REGARDING INTERVIEWS: Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants.*NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy. This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
The Defense Security Service provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the point of contact for this job announcement. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.