INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (PLCYPLN/INFOSEC)

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Location
Arlington, Virginia
Salary
Not Specified
Posted
Oct 02, 2020
Closes
Nov 02, 2020
Job Type
Permanent
Manages Others?
No

Job details

Salary

$121,316 - $157,709 a year

Job Type

Full-time

Part-time

Benefits

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Current or former competitive service federal employees.

Full Job Description

    Duties Summary

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    The primary purpose of this position is to provide expertise on cybersecurity and cyberspace systems development and integration to enhance the capabilities of Air Force nuclear command, control, and communications (NC3) systems, as well as systems supporting the National Leadership Command Capability (NLCC).

    Responsibilities
    • Serves as a cybersecurity specialist ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information for Air Force Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications systems; works with Major Commands (MAJCOMs) and..
    • cont..program managers to ensure cybersecurity across the AF NC3 enterprise.
    • Provides policy guidance on Air Force NC3 enterprise cyberspace services and solutions, integration management, and cyberspace services strategy issues. Plans and develops policy and strategy for Air Force NC3 IT activities.
    • Develops NC3 cyberspace planning and policy documents for maintenance, sustainability, interoperability and integration issues-especially as these disciplines apply to cybersecurity technologies and techniques of NC3 systems.
    • Maintains a continuous liaison with MAJCOMs, Program Executive Officers (PEOs), Weapon System Program Mangers, DISA, Joint Staff, USSTRATCOM, HAF staff, and other organizations.
    • Performs other related duties as directed by Branch or Division Chief to support the organization.
    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

  • Job family (Series)

    2210 Information Technology Management

  • Requirements

    Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • U.S. Citizenship Required
    • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
    • Must have a top secret clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access.
    • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
    • Work may require travel away from the normal duty station on military and commercial aircraft.
    • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
    • This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random drug testing for drug use.
    • The employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
    • This position meets the administrative exemption criteria for the Fair Labor Standards Act (5 CFR 551.206).
    • Disclosure of Political Appointments
    Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Administrative Work in the Information Issued: May 2001 Technology Group, 2200

    BASIC REQUIREMENT OR INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENT:
    GS-5 through GS-15 (or equivalent): 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.
    • Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
    • Customer Service - 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.
    • 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.
    • Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

    In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-13, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes applying knowledge of advanced IT principles, concepts, methods, standards, and practices provide recommendations and develop plans for senior AF leadership to make major policy decisions and formulate network guidance; applying knowledge of cybersecurity and telecommunications systems and networking technology to ensure cybersecurity integration of telecommunications programs and services; and provide oversight in the development of solutions to integration/interoperability issues.

    FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-13 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-14 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
    1. Knowledge of NC3 systems and a wide range of IT principles, concepts and methods.
    2. Knowledge of cybersecurity Risk Management Framework, cybersecurity doctrine and policy, and best practices for cybersecurity methods and practices.
    3. Understanding of principles and techniques for cyberspace systems analysis, design, development, test and integration, sufficient to ensure that Air Force NC3 systems doctrine, polices, strategies, procedures and techniques foster the consistent application of sound systems management disciplines and techniques.
    4. Ability to recognize problems and trends, gather, assemble, and analyze facts, draw conclusions, conduct analysis, devise recommended solutions, and package the entire process into briefings, papers, or reports suitable for top management use and decision-making.
    5. Knowledge of overall AF mission goals, AF nuclear enterprise, AF NC3 systems supporting the nuclear enterprise and senior leaders, and user cyberspace support requirements process, sufficient to develop AF NC3 cybersecurity doctrine, policy, and strategies that accommodate changes in the NC3 mission with responsive cyberspace support while remaining consistent with federal, DoD, and other AF policies.
    6. Knowledge of AF NC3 systems and other NC3 organizations' missions, roles, capabilities, and resources sufficient to evaluate NC3 systems cybersecurity policy effectiveness and productivity and propose alternative improvement approaches.
    7. Skill and ability to speak and write effectively on highly-complex technical and possibly sensitive issues including preparing statements for senior military, government, and private sector management officials. Ability to give briefings, chair meetings, lead task forces, and prepare reports at the General Officer / Senior Executive Service (SES) level.

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (Includes current Air Force employees): You are required to submit legible copy/copies of your last or most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, (block 24 must be a "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a"1"). Additionally, if you are applying for a higher grade (GS) and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-grade Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old)

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

    Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

    120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

    Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level.

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

    If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here.

    Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities, please click here.


    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

    For additional information on what to include in your resume, click here.

    Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference.

    APPRAISALS/AWARDS: Hiring Managers use objective methods and consider previous performance appraisals and awards in the selection process. Current Federal Civilian employees should list any relevant performance related rating and/or awards in your resume.

    Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

    Background checks and security clearance Security clearance

    Sensitive Compartmented Information

    Drug test required

    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process
  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Applicants who do not submit required documentation to determine eligibility and qualifications will be eliminated from consideration. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.

    • Online Application: Questionnaire
    • Resume: For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week (if part-time) and dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade, i.e. GS-0301-09. Current Federal Civilian Employees should list any relevant performance related rating (given within the last three years) and/or incentive awards in your resume. Do NOT include photographs (or links to social media such as LinkedIn), inappropriate material, inappropriate content, nor personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume.
    • Transcripts/Registration/License: If qualifying on education/position requires education, you must submit copies of your transcripts and if required for the position, submit an active, current registration/license.
    • Veterans: If claiming VRA, VEOA or Veterans' Preference - Submit VOW certification memo or copy of the official DD-Form 214, which must include the character of service/type under honorable conditions (i.e., with an honorable or general discharge). This will be annotated in block 24 on member copy 2, 4, or 7 of the DD-Form 214. If you are also claiming 10-point preference and/or 30% Disabled Veteran, you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of Purple Heart, if applicable).
    • Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (includes current Air Force employees): You must submit a legible copy of a SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action. The SF-50, block 24 must contain "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a "1". Employees eligible under an OPM approved interchange agreement, block 34 may contain a "1" or "2".
    • Promotion Consideration: If you wish to be considered as a promotion candidate and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one-year time-in-grade requirements. You will need to provide additional SF-50s which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-Grade, Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old).
    ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act requires federal agencies to treat an eligible active duty service member as a veteran, disabled veteran, and preference eligible (as applicable) when applying for civil service positions before the effective release or discharge date. Appointment of military members before the release or discharge date is permissible if the member is on terminal leave. At the time the active duty member applies for a civil position, he or she must submit a "certification" memo in lieu of a DD-Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. Active duty members applying for a civil service position without submitting a valid certification memo or DD-Form 214 with their application will render the member ineligible for the position. The certification memo must originate from the member's military service branch on official letterhead and contain the following:
    • Name/Rank/Grade of Service Member
    • Branch of Armed Forces
    • Dates of Active Service (Start and End Date(s)
    • Expected Date of Discharge/Release from Active Duty
    • Terminal leave start date (if applicable)
    • Expected character of service/discharge and type of separation (i.e. separation or retirement)
    • Must be certified within 120 days of anticipated discharge
    • Signature by, or by direction of the adjutant, personnel office, unit commander, or higher headquarters commander.
    Note: The VOW Act provides tentative preference. If appointed, a DD Form-214 must be submitted upon receipt.

    OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS:
    Performance Appraisals for Current Federal Civilian Employees - Most recent performance appraisals (dated within last 3 years) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable.
    Awards for Current Federal Civilian employees - List any awards received within the last 3 years on the resume.
    Note: Applicant must not submit award SF50s-Notification of Personnel Actions (SF50s).
  • Benefits

    Benefits

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  • Federal employees - Excepted service

    Current excepted service federal employees.

  • Land & base management

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  • Military spouses
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