IT Specialist (INFOSEC)
Brief Description of Duties: Applies Information Technology (IT) security principles, methods, and security products to protect and maintain availablity, integrity, confidentiality, and accountability of information system resources and information processed throughout the system's life cycle. Establishes and publishes base-wide policy to manage the INFOSEC (also known as COMPUSEC) program and provides advice and guidance in its implementation and in procedures used in the development of their individual INFOSEC program. Disseminates information and ensures computer security practices are adhered to by all functional areas. Reviews, analyzes, and validates certifications and accreditation (C&A) packages. Continuously identifies and analyzes threats and vulnerabilities to the information systems to maintain an appropriate level of protection. Ensures computer software designs address information system security requirements. Accomplishes risk analysis, security testing, and certification due to modifications or changes to computer systems. Manages the Network Security program. Implements and advises on IT security policies and procedures to ensure protection of information transmitted using Local Area Networks (LAN), Wide Area Networks (WAN), the World Wide Web, or other communication modes. Utilizes current and future multi-level security products collectively to provide data integrity, confidentiality, authentication, non-repduiation, and access control of the LAN. Certifies all software prior to installation and use on communications and computer systems. Executes computer security plans and enforces mandatory access control techniques such as trusted. Controls access to prevent unauthorized persons from using network facilities. Initializes the system, performs system backups, determines operator access, and control functions (privilege management), reloads and configures the operating system's parameters.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Experience, education or training that has provided a basic knowledge of data processing functions and general management principles that enabled you to understand the stages required to automate a work process.
For GS-09: Must possess at least Twenty-four (24) months' experience, education, or training in analysis of the interrelationship of pertinent components of the system. Experience planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignmentFor GS-11: Must possess at least Thirty-six (36) months' experience, education, or training that approaches techniques and requirements appropriate to an assigned computer applications area or computer specialty area in an organization. Experience planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment where this entailed coordination with others outside the organizational unit and development of project controls.
MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: You must meet the minimum military rank as specified in this announcement.
Voluntary Rank Reduction: If you exceed the maximum rank your application may be reviewed on a case by case basis, however, this position will not be filled past the advertised maximum rank.
MINIMUM Military Rank: E-2/Amn
Maximum Military RanK: E-6/TSgt
Compatible Military Assignments: 3DXXXSubstitution of Education for Specialized Experience For the GS-5 level, a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelors degree may be substituted for the experience requirements. At the GS-7 level, on full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement. At the GS-9 level, a masters or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree may be substituted. At the GS-11 level, a Ph.D. or equivalent, or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree Other requirements: For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state drivers license for the state in which they live or are principally employed. For positions requiring a security clearance (Secret or Top Secret) the applicant must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within One (1) year of appointment.
The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.
Main site for new federal employees - http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp
Flexible Spending Accounts - This Program allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Health Insurance - The FEHB Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance - The FEGLI Program offers Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
Long Term Care Insurance - The FLTCIP provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/
Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp
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