****This is an Open Continuous Announcement to establish a standing register of qualified candidates to refer as vacancies occur. The first cut-off date for receipt/referral of applications will be November 12, 2020 ; after this date additional referral lists will be created as vacancies are available. Final application disposition will be completed once all positions have been filled or the announcement reaches the end of the open period stated in the announcement.
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The incumbent serves as the Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) for the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO); responsible for the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, networks, enclaves, and data through the planning, analysis, development, testing, implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of information systems' security programs, policies, procedures and tools on the DCSA enclave.
As an IT SPECIALIST (INFOSEC) you will be responsible for the following duties:
Applying extensive, in-depth knowledge of National Security issues, infrastructure protection
initiatives, information operations, political, strategic and sociological policy in providing
executive oversight, scientific and programmatic guidance regarding the development and
implementation or protection planning, policies, processes, methods, tools and procedures
Integrating information systems security standards, requirements and practices into DCSA
Promoting awareness of security issues among all systems/networks/enclaves stakeholders
and ensure sound security principles are reflected in DCSA'S visions and goals
Ensuring the rigorous application of information security/cybersecurity/computer network
defense policies, principles and practices in the delivery of all systems/networks/enclaves
Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.
Conditions of Employment
- Must be a US citizen
- Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
- Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered
- This is a Drug Testing designated position
- Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601
- WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
- OVERTIME: Occasionally
- TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible
- PCS (Permanent Change of Station): Maybe authorized based on funding
- FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA): Exempt
- FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Not Required
- TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is telework eligible
- SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: For more information http: www.sss.gov
The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from 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 02/02/2021
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.
Specialized experience required for this position is: Knowledge of the principles, concepts and methodologies of computer systems security requirements in support of the organization's certification work. Familiarity of current automated information systems security developments as they relate to hardware, systems software, cloud computing (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS), telecommunications and systems design and development techniques to provide advice and guidance on issues such as alternative security packages, acquisition and use. Providing technical guidance and assistance to individuals working on the Assessment and Authorization Program involving state-of-the-art computer systems, FedRAMP program, security authorization strategy for integrated cloud-based systems, including telecommunications. Developing new methods, techniques and procedures.
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. Information Technology Policy and Planning: Develop and promulgate Information Technology strategy, policy, guidance and plans. Monitor to ensure consistency and compliance.
3. Network Operations: Implement, operate, monitor, troubleshoot and/or maintain network systems and associated activities.
4. 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.
This position requires an Information Assurance (IA) certification in accordance with DoD Directive 8570.1 and DoD Manual 8570.1-M/8140-M. The incumbent must possess an appropriate and current IA certification, acquire an appropriate IA certification within six (6) months of appointment to this position, and maintain the currency of the appropriate IA certification throughout the tenure of the appointment. The incumbent must sign a Statement of Understanding regarding the IA certification requirement and maintaining the appropriate certification is a condition of employment.
Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.
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.
Employees Serviced by DLA: Civilian Federal employees who receive human resources servicing through the Defense Logistics Agency DO NOT need to submit supporting documentation if applying through merit promotion. Your record in Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF) will be used to verify your eligibility. It is your responsibility to ensure the required documents are in your eOPF for verification purposes. If your documents are not in eOPF, you must submit them to the announcement you are applying for at the time of application. Failure to submit all of the documents on time will result in automatic disqualification.
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.
Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at:
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: http: www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.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.
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.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk
Trust determination process
The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc.).
Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
The following documents are REQUIRED
1. Your resume:
- Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
- For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the dates of employment (i.e., Month/Year to present).
- For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
2. Veteran's Documents
- If applying using veteran's preference
- DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.
PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility:
If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment.