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Information Technology Cyber Security Specialist (Security) with

Department of Defense
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Cyber Security Consultant
Job Type
Duties Serve as an Alternate Information System Security Managers and senior analyst in the Cyber Security Risk Management Branch of the Cyber Security Division for the Fort Cavazos Network Enterprise Center. Support the Installation Information Systems Security Manager, Cyber Security Division Chief and the Cyber Security Risk Management Branch Chief in assessing the effectiveness of the Fort Cavazos Cyber Security program. Provide Cyber Security advice, guidance, and assistance to develop and implement Information Assurance Standard Operating Procedures for the installation. Participate in Fort Cavazos Network Enterprise Center Information Assurance working groups interpreting Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Cyber Command, and Network Enterprise Technology Command Cyber Security policy. Guide Fort Cavazos Cyber Security and tenant activity personnel in the analysis of unique problems to develop new and improved Cyber Security techniques and methods to support the mission. Disseminate approved directives and implementing instructions to support the Fort Cavazos Installation Cyber Security Manager in the implementation of the Fort Cavazos Network Enterprise Center Cyber Security Program. Provide advice and assistance in the preparation of Risk Management Framework, Command Cyber Readiness Inspections and security Standard Operating Procedures and implement security measures prescribed by higher headquarters directives. Monitor the DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Program/Risk Management Framework program through annual reviews and audits of applicable DoD 8500.2 Information Assurance Controls. Requirements Conditions of Employment Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation. Three year trial/probationary period may be required. Incumbent is required to satisfactorily complete the appropriate training and obtain the required certification/recertification for this position as outlined in DoDM 8140.03, Cyberspace workforce qualification and management program. Incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain certifications per DoD Directive 8140.03–M and AR25–2 at the IAM Level II and IAT Level II within six months of being assigned. Overtime and on–call duty may be required on short notice to include nights, holidays, and weekends in support of related mission requirements. May be required to perform 24 x 7 shift work in support of operational IT related mission/after duty hours on call/emergency requirements. Subject to callback requirement to report to duty within 2 hours of notification due to mission requirements. This position is a Testing Designated Position TDP) subject to applicant testing and random drug testing IAW AR600–85. Work may require travel away from the normal duty station on an infrequent basis up to 10% of the time. Incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a valid state driver's license and any installation and/or DoD license required for the type of vehicle being driven. Qualifications This position is in the Professional Work Category at the Full Performance Work Level within the CES Occupational Structure. Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. Current Army Cyber Excepted Service (CES) Employee
Current Army Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Employee
Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
Current DoD Cyber Excepted Service (CES) Employee (non–Army)
Current Permanent DoD Civilian Employee (non–Army) Applying to Cyber Excepted Service Positions
Non–Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer Army CES positions apply Veteran's Preference to preference eligible candidates, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 3005, "CES Employment and Placement". If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document . To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe one year specialized experience that demonstrates the possession of knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Such experience is typically in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience would be demonstrated by reviewing higher echelon guidance/regulations to develop local information security policies and implementing procedures (i.e. Risk Management Framework, Cyber Readiness Inspection and other security/Information Assurance program information); analyzing cyber security changes to determine risk management framework package update requirements; providing advisory services to ensure organization programs meet cyber readiness inspection requirements; and analyzing cyber security events to evaluate program effectiveness/determine changes in response techniques/procedures. My specialized experience includes, or was supplemented by, information technology related experience (paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training, as appropriate) which demonstrates each of the four competencies, as defined: (1) Attention to Detail: Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. Examples of IT–related experience demonstrating this competency include: completing thorough and accurate work independently, even in the most difficult or stressful situations; occasionally reviewing work completed by others. (2) 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. Examples of IT–related experience demonstrating this competency include: resolving routine and non–routine problems, questions, or complaints; developing and maintaining strong, mutually supportive working relationships with customers; conducting evaluation of support to determine quality of services and customer satisfaction, and recommending procedural changes based on customer need or changes in policy and/or regulation. (3) 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. Examples of IT–related experience demonstrating this competency include: convincingly conveying complex information to customers; presenting thoughts that are well–organized and demonstrating confidence in the facts and ideas; adjusting style when working with individuals with different levels of understanding; using various methods to explain and convey information; and (4) Problem Solving: Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. Examples of IT–related experience demonstrating this competency include: solving complex or sensitive problems by developing and proposing strategic alternatives; identifying possible conflicts and shared benefits; helping team anticipate problems and identifying and evaluating potential sources of information; providing feedback and coaching to others to help solve problems; engaging appropriate stakeholders when developing solutions in order to understand and incorporate multiple perspectives and needs; evaluating the effectiveness of decisions and adjusting future decisions as appropriate. Education This job does not have an education qualification requirement. Additional information If you are a current federal career/career–conditional employee, you will be placed on an excepted appointment. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre–Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Direct Deposit of Pay is required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. Incumbent (or Selectee) is required to satisfactorily complete the appropriate training and obtain the required certification/recertification for this position as outlined in DoDM 8140.03 Cyberspace Workforce Qualification and Management Program dated 15 February 2023 . click apply for full job details

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