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IT CYBERSECURITY SPECIALIST (INFOSEC)

Last Updated: December 9, 2023By

Job title: IT CYBERSECURITY SPECIALIST (INFOSEC)

Company: Federal government of the United States

Job description: Summary

THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 5 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.

This National Guard position is for a IT CYBERSECURITY SPECIALIST (INFOSEC), Position Description Number T5895000 and is part of the OH 179 Cyberspace Wing, National Guard.

The purpose of this position is to serve as Information System Security Officer (ISSO), ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of classified information systems, networks and data.

Overview

  • Accepting applications

Open & closing dates

11/28/2023 to 12/27/2023

Salary

$82,830 – $107,680 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 12

Location

2 vacancies in the following location:

Remote job

No

Telework eligible

Yes—as determined by the agency policy.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Appointment type

Permanent –

Work schedule

Full-time –

Service

Excepted

Promotion potential

None

Job family (Series)

Supervisory status

No

Security clearance

Drug test

No

Announcement number

OH-12212762-AF-23-719-T5

Control number

762959700

This job is open to

Clarification from the agency

Open to US Citizens; Veteran’s Preference collected (documentation required to award preference)

Duties

As a IT CYBERSECURITY SPECIALIST (INFOSEC), GS-2210-12, you will perform the following duties:

Serves as a technical expert and focal point for Information Technology (IT) security and information assurance policies, planning, programs, initiatives, certification and accreditation. Provides advice and assistance regarding security aspects of processing, storage, retrieval, transmission, and access of classified and unclassified information. Administers and monitors installation compliance with all applicable DoD, USAF, National Guard Bureau (NGB) and Air National Guard (ANG) Information Assurance regulations and policies. Administers and maintains the organization certification & accreditation process for assigned SCIF(s) using the Risk Management Framework (RMF), and coordinates, compiles and maintains all certification & accreditation documentation for appropriate accreditation authorities. Reviews and implements local policies regarding system access, network rights, and physical access to systems and equipment. Conducts risk and vulnerability assessments of DoD classified information systems to identify associated vulnerabilities, risks and protection needs. Leads or serves as a member of the configuration control board for applicable installation facilities/networks.

Evaluates and assesses vulnerabilities of classified network and application server hardware, operating system software, and peripheral network equipment such as routers, bridges, switches, attached cabling system, network interface cards, modems, multiplexers, and concentrators. Updates hardware and software architecture databases to reflect installations, turn-ins, and changes in reportable software. Provides input to the ANG Continuity of Operation Plan (COOP) procedures for system disaster recovery. COOP recovery includes reestablishment of systems at multiple sites and locations. Conducts evaluations to ensure compliance with applicable standards. Ensures system backups are performed to ensure expedient restoration of respective network equipment.

Reviews national, DOD and other policies, program proposals, operational and strategic plans, and identifies issues requiring tier two actions or inputs. Based on these reviews, provides technical recommendations for changes to the security posture to the Wing Information System Security Manager (ISSM). Prepares and presents applicable briefings and reports to high-level managers. Advises the Wing ISSM and Group/Squadron Commander on the impact of tier two level Information Assurance (IA) and Computer Network Defense (CND) policy on squadron group/squadron activities. Implements audit measures to ensure activity compliance with regulatory requirements. Participates in inspections and surveys of computer system. Incumbent makes recommendations to the Wing ISSM on the approval of various computer operations based on security guidelines. When feasible, provides alternatives to the Wing ISSM and Group/Squadron Commanderto meet security requirements based on the unique needs of the organization and mission requirements. Develops guidance papers on security issues affecting classified systems, enclaves, and applications.

Analyzes equipment and software reliability and suitability for vulnerability assessment utilization. Conducts analyses of classified network usage, hardware and software capabilities, ineffective practices or procedures, equipment shortcomings, and other relevant factors. Recommends methods and procedures and coordinates corrective action to optimize utilization of present equipment. Uses benchmarks, performance measurement, and evaluation data, in conjunction with vulnerability assessment techniques. Develops recommendations or proposals involving a variety of specialized systems to improve operational efficiency.

Determines, develops, and ensures cooperation and coordination with related IA/CND program efforts. Incumbent must analyze the vulnerabilities and weaknesses of existing computer security programs that could benefit from group training and translate those needs into training and education media for the ISSM. Designs and delivers to the Group/Squadron Commander tailored programs of instruction to reduce risks, increase the level of computer security awareness, and improve the security posture for the automated systems and activities.

Performs other duties as assigned.

*The above duty description does not contain all details of the official position description. A copy of the entire position description can be found on FASCLASS by searching the position description PD#: (T5895000).

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
  • Must possess a TOP SECRET clearance with SCI prior to appointment.
  • This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.
  • Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission.
  • The duties and responsibilities of your job may significantly impact the environment.
  • You are responsible to maintain awareness of your environmental responsibilities as dictated by legal and regulatory requirements, your organization, and its changing mission.
  • This is an Information Security Workforce position. Selectee must meet position requirements for certification at Level II in Information Assurance Technician (IAT-II) within 6 months or less of appointment to this position.
  • Certification requirements may be found in DoD 8570.01-M Information Security Workforce Improvement Program.
  • May be required to travel by car, in military and/or commercial aircraft, and by other means of transportation as appropriate, to perform temporary duty assignments.
  • Irregular and overtime (compensatory) hours may be required to support operational requirements or contingencies.
  • The employee will be required to have, or obtain, and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Position is designated as OM-ADM-001 within the Defense Cybersecurity Workforce as guided by NIST SP 800-181; National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.
  • Which establishes the Tasks, Skills, Knowledge and Abilities expected of this position. (https://www.nist.gov/itl/applied-cybersecurity/nice/nice-framework-resource-center).
  • This position is designated as Essential Personnel and may be subject to duty in preparation for, or in response to, a state emergency or disaster declaration.
  • This designation will not exceed 14 calendar days per year unless otherwise approved in advance by the TAG.
  • This is a Testing Designated Position (TDP). The employee is subject to random drug testing. Pre-employment drug testing and participation in random drug testing is a condition of employment.
  • Note: The caveat is that the States, Territories, and the District of Columbia cannot drug test until a drug free workplace policy has been established and approved by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Qualifications

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: 1-year specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade. Specialized Experience for GS-7 (or equivalent) and Above: Positions at GS-7 (or equivalent) and above require one year of specialized experience at the next lower GS-grade (or equivalent). Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Such experience is typically gained in the IT field or through the performance of work where the primary concern is IT. The employing agency is responsible for defining the specialized experience based on the requirements of the position being filled.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( ).

  • Benefits

A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. .

Expected salary: $82830 – 107680 per year

Location: Mansfield, OH

Job date: Thu, 07 Dec 2023 02:21:50 GMT

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