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Defense Media Activity IT Specialist (INFOSEC) in Fort Meade, Maryland

Summary This position is part of the Defense Media Activity. The incumbent will be responsible for serving as an Information Assurance professional with possible appointment as an Information Assurance Manager (IAM) or Information Assurance Officer (IAO). Responsibilities This position is being filled under the memorandum from the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R)) "Expansion of Direct Hire Authority for Certain Personnel of the Department of Defense," dated October 15, 2021. As a IT Specialist (INFOSEC) at the GS-2210-13 some of your typical work assignments may include: Supports the DMA-wide cybersecurity defense and compliance programs. Records and maintains audit and security compliance program data for central and remote sites using VMS, IAVM, FISMA and RMF standards and procedures. Administers and tracks cybersecurity (IA) training for DMA HQ personnel. Works closely with the Senior Information Security Officer (SISO) to ensure that the DMA global Enterprise complies with the Department of Defense Risk Management Framework (RMF) and to maintain the Approval to Operate (ATO) status. Applies mastery and skill in applying enterprise-level network infrastructure, network software and network security requirements to plan and coordinate the installation, configuration, maintenance, and upgrade of an IT infrastructure. Facilitates the gathering, analysis and preservation of evidence used in the prosecution of computer crimes. Identifies system security strengths and weaknesses and recommends and implements fixes. Uses authorized security tools and technical knowledge of network topologies and protocols to manage network and provide advice, guidance, recommendations and assistance to management and other technical specialist on critical network issues. Develops/maintains enterprise security policy. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications You may qualify at the GS 13 , if you fulfill the following qualifications: A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service as listed below: Conducting risk and vulnerability assessments, systems security evaluations, audits, and reviews. Analyzing and evaluating major system design issues and leads team to identify practical solutions, evaluate alternatives and select reasonable and cost-effective solutions. Monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on the status and condition of IT security programs and directs corrective actions to eliminate or reduce risks. 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. In addition to meeting qualifications, your application package must reflect the applicable experience to meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 2210, series as listed below: Experience: Experience must be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate 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. and Specialized Experience for GS-12 (or equivalent) and Above: Positions at GS-12 (or equivalent) and above require one year of specialized experience at the next lower GS-grade (or equivalent). Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Such experience is typically gained in the IT field or through the performance of work where the primary concern is IT. The employing agency is responsible for defining the specialized experience based on the requirements of the position being filled. Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted. Education Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level. Additional Information Other Notes: 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: https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: 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; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see Who Needs to Register | Selective Service System : Selective Service System (sss.gov)) This position required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, Executive Branch Personnel Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, upon entering the position and annually, in accordance with DoD Directives 5500-7-R, Joint Ethics Regulation. Must be able to obtain and maintain Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program Level III within 6 months of employment. Failure to maintain IAM certification(s) and comply with background investigations may result in the termination of employment. This position is classified as IT-1 in accordance with the DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP), and critical-sensitive in accordance with DoD 5200.2-R.