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IT CYBERSECURITY SPECIALIST (INFOSEC) – Linthicum Heights, Maryland
Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Department of the Air Force
Job ID: 230660Start Date: 03/17/2020End Date: 03/23/2020
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 BASIC REQUIREMENT OR INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENT: Degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks. YOU MUST PROVIDE COPIES OF YOUR TRANSCRIPTS OR Have paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate: 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-12, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes applying INFOSEC and analytical concepts, practices and tools to the analysis of intrusions on classified/unclassified computer networks. The level of knowledge required includes knowledge of emerging computer network intrusion concepts, practices and tools, which may be employed by adversaries. Exceptional analytical and technical expertise is essential to enable the incumbent to extract meaning from incomplete data and fill gaps in knowledge to identify cyber threat actors (who are doing their best to operate undetected) as well as the innovative and rapidly-changing mechanisms adversaries employ to successfully target defended computer networks. This assignment requires the above mentioned expertise to quickly identify suspected and verified intrusions and compromises that represent significant threats to the IT operations of other DIB partners (as well as to DoD and USG elements), and to determine which issues require immediate and focused action by the Center and, potentially, other DoD/USG cyberspace authorities, to deter further adverse effects. In addition to this direct support of DCISE constituencies that operate at locations nationwide, the incumbent regularly applies this high degree of technical and analytical expertise to provide other DCISE team members and the Center’s customers with information and insights on the nature of threats to IT assets. 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-12 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-13 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. Experience in application of Information Security (INFOSEC) concepts, practices and tools to the analysis of intrusions on classified/unclassified computer networks, including identification of threat actors, mechanism employed and targeting patterns. 2. Knowledge of the full range of principles and concepts of intelligence collection, analysis, evaluation, interpretation, and dissemination of information. 3. Experience in computer incident response, and/or cyber threat analysis, which demonstrates understanding of information required by other INFOSEC specialists to define appropriate and effective tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) to counter and mitigate the effects of identified threats to computer system security and integrity. 4. Experience performing technical analyses involving cyber intrusions and exploitation of data from compromised systems, evaluating malicious code, documenting unusual files and data, and identifying TTPs used by adversaries to gain access. 5. Ability to work collaboratively with other cyberspace technical subject matter experts (SMEs) and intelligence analysts to evaluate and integrate data derived from reports of intrusions to classified and unclassified computer networks and systems. 6. Ability to serve as a team leader, including skill in application of project planning and management concepts and methods to lead broad-based technical analyses requiring the collaborative effort of various SMEs. Ability to communicate complex technical and programmatic information, often in the form of verbal and visual operational updates, situation reports and briefings 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.
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