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 – You may be expected to travel for this position.<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</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> <li>Travel in the performance of temporary assignments may be required up to 10% of duty time.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />You may qualify at the GS-13, if you fulfill the following qualifications:<br /><br />A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service: <ul> <li>Representing a Component level Authorizing Official. </li> <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> <br /><br />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 />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> <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>Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): </strong>To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.<br /><br /><strong>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 /><strong>Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities</strong>: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:<br /> Persons with Disabilities – Schedule A <br /> Special Hiring Authority for Veterans <br /> Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses <br /> Other Special Appointment Authorities <br /> <strong>Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https: www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx </strong><br /><br /><strong>The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.<br /> 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.<br /><br />Selective Service Requirement: Please visit http: www.sss.gov for more information.<br /><br />For more information, please visit http: www.dla.mil/Careers/SearchApply/Downloads.aspx .<br /><br />Other Notes:<br /><br />This position is a DoD Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program (DoD 8570.01) position. Must meet requirements of DoD Directive 8570.01 – "Information Assurance Training, Certification, and Workforce Management" as an Insurance Assurance Manager Level III.<br /><br />This is an Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L) Workforce position in the Information Technology career field. The incumbent will be required to become certified, Level II, in the applicable career field within 24 months, unless a Position Requirements Waiver is approved to extend the 24 months.</strong><br /><br /><strong>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:<br /> 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).</strong> <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 />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. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):<br /><br />Competencies:<br /> <ul><li>Authorizing Official Designated Representative</li><li>Cybersecurity</li><li>Risk Management Framework / Information Systems Security Assessment</li></ul><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 />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Suitability/Fitness <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). 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</strong><br /> <b><strong>1. Your resume:</strong></b> <ul> <li>Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this</li> </ul> <strong>2. <strong>Veteran's Documents</strong></strong> <br /> <ul> <li>If applying using veteran's preference or under a Veteran's hiring authority you must submit the following documents:</li> <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 FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility: </strong> https: www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/FourthEstateRequiredSupportingDocumentation.pdf?ver=2019-02-08-123333-753 <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)<br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


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