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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (INFOSEC) – Barksdale AFB, Louisiana
U.S. Air Force – Agency Wide, Department of the Air Force
Job ID: 251846Start Date: 04/24/2020End Date: 05/11/2020
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: Click here for IOR’s SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-11, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes in depth knowledge of the full range of IT security principles, methods, regulations, policies, products and services sufficient to develop specifications to ensure compliance with security requirements for protection of command and agency systems; and to plan and coordinate the delivery of an IT security awareness training program for end users at all levels within the command.
Knowledge of a full range of command and control system security requirements for assessment and authorization (A&A); system operations and protocols; system testing and evaluation; and performance management methods sufficient to implement and coordinate activities designed to ensure, protect, and restore systems, services, and capabilities; to monitor and evaluate systems compliance with security requirements; provide advice and guidance in implementing security policies and procedures in the development and operation of systems; to plan and conduct security accreditation reviews for installed systems; and to recommend new or revised security measures and countermeasures based on the results of accreditation reviews. Knowledge of command-level system mission assurance and the organizations which hold equity in this mission set. Knowledge of a broad range of command and control system equipment, operating techniques, concepts, principles, practices, requirements, methods, sources, and procedures (including familiarity with approaches used by organizations in other agencies and/or the private sector) sufficient to manage the A&A program; interpret policy originating from higher organizational levels; analyze and resolve difficult and complex system security problems. Knowledge of IT system software and system development life cycles including documentation, design development, configuration management, cost analysis, data administration, systems integration, and testing. Knowledge of IT security requirements sufficient to develop and evaluate program documentation to include: mission needs statements, operational requirements documents and support plans, specifications, and proposals. Skill to develop and evaluate program documentation to include mission needs statements, operational requirements documents and support plans, specifications, proposals, and plans for systems operational test and evaluation of communications and information security systems. Ability to serve as the focal point for IT system security, providing authoritative advice and assistance on complex, technical, controversial, and precedent setting matters to improve the command’s security program comprising many unique organizations and large, complex command and control security systems. 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-11 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 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. In-depth knowledge of the full range of IT security principles, concepts, methods, practices, products, and services (including systems software, database software, immediate access storage technology), and methods for evaluating risk and vulnerability, implementing mitigating improvement, and disseminating IT security tools and procedures. Prior experience in the area of Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications (NC3) cybersecurity, is highly desirable.
2. In-depth knowledge of IT security requirements for certification and accreditation, network operations and protocols, systems testing and evaluation, and performance management methods sufficient to plan and conduct security accreditation reviews for proposed or installed systems or networks and assess and advise on new or revised security measures and countermeasures based on the results of accreditation reviews.
3. Knowledge of Wide and Local Area Network security requirements and techniques for protecting computer systems from viruses, data tampering, and unauthorized system entry.
4. Knowledge of a broad range of telecommunications concepts and principles, operating modes, systems, media, equipment, equipment configuration, and related software systems, processes and procedures to assess and advise on vulnerability to attack from a variety of sources (e.g., espionage, disruption of services, destructive programs/applications) and procedures and methods for protection of systems and applications.
5. Ability to research, study and advise on Air Force military command and control operations, programs, missions, and requirements in support of unit or staff assignments within Air Force or a Joint Operations environment; in the area of Communications and Information, Operations, Intelligence, or deployment on contingency operations.
6. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; negotiate complex issues; and maintain good working relationships. 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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