Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is part of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />As a IT SPECIALIST (INFOSEC) at the GS-2210-13 some of your typical work assignments may include: <ul> <li>Serve as a member of the Authorizing Official Designated Representative (AODR) team to the Authorizing Official (AO) – (referred to collectively in this document as the AODR).</li> <li>The AODR will coordinate with and serve as the liaison for communications with the Program Managers, systems contractors, Information System Security Managers (ISSM) and Information System Security Officers (ISSO) located throughout all the directorates within the Agency.</li> <li>The AODR will review all Cybersecurity related documentation prior to submission, which includes but is not limited to, analyzing test results, System Security Plans (SSPs), Security Assessment Reports (SARs), Plans of Actions and Milestones (POA&M), Risk Assessment Reports, Authorization Documents and Mitigation statements. The AODR will be responsible for ensuring submission of ongoing updates generated by the POA&Ms in the Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) system as required.</li> <li>Ensures that SSPs for systems are updated to reflect any modifications that increase program risk. Monitors and provides expert input in the development of hardware and software safeguards to reduce risks during electronic processing of sensitive information. Makes recommendations on the approval of various computer operations based security guidelines. Ensures all Cybersecurity-related events or configuration changes are formally reported to the AO.</li> <li>Serves as the DTRA AO's principle advisor for all DoD-RMF procedures and appropriate security measures. Reviews the sites' Security Authorization Packages and tracks all POA&Ms to closure. Advises on the Communication Security, Emissions Security and on the development of hardware and software safeguards to reduce risk during electronic processing of DoD information.</li> <li>Reviews audit measures to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. Reviews inspections, scans and surveys performed by the Cybersecurity teams regarding all systems and system hardware at all DTRA sites. Provides inspection results, lessons learned, identified threats and reports all violations to the AO.</li> <li>Provides subject matter expertise for the development of DTRA's Agency-wide Cybersecurity Program and is responsible for enforcing cybersecurity plans, policies and strategies to efficiently and effectively apply cybersecurity in support of the Agency's mission.</li> <li>Maintains knowledge of the DTRA organization and mission, and of internal DTRA information systems, programs and planning efforts in order to effectively ensure cybersecurity capabilities are established to both secure and enable all aspects of DTRA's mission and business functions.</li> <li>Establishes and maintains effective relationships among senior IT managers and other executive and senior-level IT stakeholders within the Agency.</li> <li>Tracks, maintains and ensures commensurate DTRA cybersecurity policy changes are made to keep policy and practice synchronized and relevant to the Agency's IT and cybersecurity requirements. Incumbent analyzes, suggests and synchronizes feedback to Congressional, Executive and DoD cybersecurity-related policy actions, and develops Agency directives to ensure mandated policy actions are properly implemented. Assists in fulfilling Federal and DoD statutory and regulatory cybersecurity responsibilities, such as those outlined in the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and DoD Directive 8500.01.</li> <li>Assists in the development of DTRA CIO strategies and strategic planning initiatives, and assists in prioritizing IA investments and work efforts to ensure efficient utilization of cybersecurity resources across the Agency.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – Travel in the performance of temporary assignments may be required up to 10% of duty time.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 13 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must be a U.S. citizen</li> <li>Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service http: www.sss.gov</li> <li>Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)</li> <li>Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation</li> <li>May be required to successfully complete a probationary period</li> <li>Work Schedule: Fulltime</li> <li>Overtime: Occasionally</li> <li>Tour of Duty: Flexible</li> <li>Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized</li> <li>Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt</li> <li>Financial Disclosure: Not Required</li> <li>Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible</li> <li>Must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET w/SCI security clearance.</li> <li>Must consent to and pass pre-employment drug testing and be subject to periodic random drug testing thereafter.</li> <li>Overtime/compensatory time may be required to accommodate operational needs of the organization.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />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. <li><strong>Attention to Detail</strong> – Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.</li> <li><strong>Customer Service</strong> – 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.</li> <li><strong>Oral Communication</strong> – 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.</li> <li><strong>Problem Solving</strong> – Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.</li> <strong>AND </strong><br /><br />You may qualify at the GS-13 grade level, if you fulfill the following qualifications: <br /><br />One year of specialized experience equivalent to the 12 grade level in the Federal service: <ul> <li>Ensuring and assessing the cybersecurity, management, operational, and technical security controls of information technology (IT) systems and projects.</li> <li>Conducting life cycle and Risk Management Framework of IT systems, to include information gathering and use of IT security tools.</li> <li>Providing technical security guidance to system owners for major system changes and engineering projects.</li> <li>Communication exhibited through reports, policies, presentations, and recommendations to senior leadership and agency Authorizing Officials</li> </ul> Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>For more information, please visit Required Supporting Documentation: </strong> http: www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/FourthEstateRequiredSupportingDocumentation.pdf?ver=2019-02-08-123333-753 <br /><br /><strong>Re-employed Annuitant: </strong>This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at: <strong> http: www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf <br /><br />Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).<br /><br />All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.<br /><br />Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: </strong>This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:<br /> https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />We will review your resume and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified below, required for this position.<br /><br /><strong>Competencies:<br /> <ul><li>Authorizing Official Designated Representative</li><li>Cybersecurity</li><li>Risk Management Framework / Information Systems Security Assessment</li></ul><br /><br />Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:<br /><br />Best Qualified: </strong>This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.<br /> <strong>Highly Qualified: </strong>This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s) as determined by the job analysis.<br /> <strong>Qualified: </strong>This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s) and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position. https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/competitive-hiring/#url=Category-Rating <br /><br /><strong>Names of the candidates in the Best Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.<br /><br />Veterans Preference: </strong>If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans' preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job.<br /> <strong>For information on entitlement see http: www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx . </strong><br /><br /><strong>Military Spouse Preference: </strong>If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference. Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are claiming military spouse preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed below preference eligible veteran candidates and above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. To claim Military Spouse Preference (MSP) please complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Sensitive Compartmented Information <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />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).<br /> Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. <strong> 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.<br /><br />The following documents are REQUIRED:<br /> 1. Your resume:</strong> <ul> <li>Your resume may be submitted on any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.</li> <li>For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., "HRS per week and month/year to month/year" or "HRS per week and month/year to present").</li> <li>For additional information see: What to include in your resume </li> </ul> <strong>2. </strong><strong>Veteran's Documents:</strong><br /><br />If applying using veteran's preference or under a Veteran's hiring authority you must submit the following documents <ul> <li>DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.</li> </ul> <strong>PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK OR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility: http: www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/FourthEstateRequiredSupportingDocumentation.pdf?ver=2019-02-08-123333-753 </strong><br /><br /><strong>If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference,</strong> you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: you reside within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor, proof of military member's active duty status, and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying; and must meet all pre-employment criteria and be eligible for immediate noncompetitive appointment to a position in the competitive service. <strong>Documentation required:</strong> Marriage Certificate or License, Signed Self-Certification Checklist, Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable), Transcripts (if applicable). <strong>Additional documentation required if previously held a federal position: </strong>SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 Information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months)


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