Information technology specialist (security)

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Department of Defense
United States Citizens Multiple Appointment Types Multiple Schedules Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, in southeast Albuquerque, is nestled between the Sandia and Manzano mountain ranges. It is home to Air Force Materiel Command's Nuclear Weapons Center and its subordinate wings. It is also home to the Directed Energy and Space Vehicle Directorates of the Air Force Research Laboratory.
A list of eligible candidates is being established and may be used to fill multiple vacancies for a period of 12 months (or more). Types of appointments may include: Full time permanent positions; OR full time term positions Not-to-Exceed 13 months, with extension possible; OR full time temporary positions not to exceed 1 year, with a 1 year extension possible. Term and Temporary appointments made from this register may be converted to permanent without further competition.
REQUIRED RESUME: For each block of detailed work experience you must include month/year (starting/ending dates), salary, hours per week, job title, supervisors' name/phone number (may we contact statement).
U.S. Citizenship or Naturalization required Position to be filled through Delegated Examining Authority Category rating and selection procedures will be utilized Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance Veterans must submit required documents to receive veterans' preference Travel and relocation expenses will not be authorized
As an Information Technology Specialist (Security), GS-2210-11, you will assess the Information Technology (IT) security, vulnerabilities, and intrusions for the Air Force (AF) C4 systems located on the Local Area Network (LAN), Metropolitan Area Networks (MAN), and Wide Area Network (KWAN) at Kirtland AFB, NM. You will also:
Evaluate and analyze computer system vulnerabilities.
Administer an automated system.
Submit proposals for and implement new and changed systems with their secure operating parameters.
Provide customer assistance and/or training for assigned systems.
EXPERIENCE: Experience must be IT related and demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example IT certification).
1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
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.
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.
4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level close to the work of this position that has given you the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable, the specialized experience must have been equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-09) , pay band or equivalent in the private sector, in work within this field that is closely related. Specialized experience is described as knowledge of programming techniques, automated data processing (ADP) equipment characteristics, system and network software characteristics, MAJCOM, Air Force and DOD security regulation standards to evaluate the effectiveness of systems, devices, procedures, and methods used to safeguard all automated systems, classified and privacy data in computer accessible media.
EDUCATION SUBSTITUTION: Successful completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. All academic degrees and coursework must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions. Awarded degree must be in one of the following disciplines: 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. _NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS WITH YOUR APPLICATION IF USING EDUCATION AS A SUBSTITUTION OF EXPERIENCE._ _ COMBINING EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE _ : Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. _NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR TRANSCRIPTS WITH YOUR APPLICATION IF USING EDUCATION AS A SUBSTITUTION OF EXPERIENCE._
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, but you must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
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 as reported on your r sum .
1. Knowledge of a full range of IT security principles, concepts, 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.
2. Knowledge of IT INFOSEC 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 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 Local Area Network security requirements and techniques for protecting computer systems from viruses, data tampering, and unauthorized system entry.
4. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
5. Ability to develop and conduct training on information security.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You _MUST_ provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Unofficial transcripts on college letterhead are acceptable, and _must display major field of study and date degree conferred_. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditationhere.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.
1. Position requires knowledge of programming languages, network management software and electronic mail systems.
2. Position requires certification in the current LAN/WAN technology as defined by Air Force standards the incumbent of this position must achieve the appropriate certification within 6 months of assignment of these duties. The position may require occasional lifting of up to 25 lbs. The incumbent may be required to do TDY in the performance of duties.
3. The incumbent may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
4. Work may occasionally require travel away from normal duty station.
5. Recall to duty may be a requirement of this position.
6. Overtime and/or emergency overtime may be required.
7. Position may be subject to "pager" on call duties on a recurring basis.
8. Information Assurance Certification is a condition of employment. This position includes information Assurance (IA) work as a paramount duty requirement, per DOD8570.01-M, the incumbent of this position must achieve the appropriate IA certification within 6 months of assignment of these duties. A waiver of this 6 month requirement maybe granted per DOD 8570.01-M, C or C failure to receive the proper IA certification may result in Removal from this position.
PHYSICAL EFFORT : Work is sedentary. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.
WORKING CONDITIONS: The work is performed in a typi cal office setting. Special safety precautions are not required.
Once the initial submission process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the minimum job requirements. Your r sum and supporting documentation will be reviewed and compared to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.
If you meet the qualifications for this job, within 7 days your application will be evaluated by a Human Resources Specialist to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the experience requirements listed in this vacancy announcement. Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures, and you will then be placed in one of three rating categories:
-Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements of the vacancy announcement either through specialized experience or education.
-Highly Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements of the vacancy announcement and reported good experience that meets the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position.
-Best Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements of the vacancy announcement and has reported exceptional experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated "outstanding" proficiency in applying knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position.
Veterans' Preference eligibles are listed ahead on non-preference eligibles within each quality category. Qualified preference eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more (CPS) and those with a compensable service-connected disability of more than 10% but less than 30% (CP) move from the category in which they were placed to the top of the highest quality category (except for scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher). You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your r sum , you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Providing false information may be grounds for not selecting you or termination after appointment.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your R sum (If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropraite material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.)
2. A completed Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page. This Vacancy ID is 1241971. Fax your documents to . All supporting documents should be uploaded to your USAJOBS account and included with your application package. Faxing documents should be used as a last resort; do not fax duplicate documents.
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Please note: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire in Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one. When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence. Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX.
3. Fax all required documents to . Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.
PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clicking here. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.
1. Online Application (Occupational Questionnaire)
2. R sum , for each block of work experience you must include month/year (starting/ending dates), salary, hours per week, job title, supervisors name/phone number (may we contact statement).
3. Transcripts (unofficial) , if qualifying based on education OR if this position has an educational requirement, and _must display major field of study and date degree conferred_.
4. Veterans , if you are a veteran with preference you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (a copy stating character of service , Service-2, Service-7, Member-4, or etc.). If not separated you may provide a memo from your Military Personnel Office that includes your "character of service". In addition, if claiming 10 point preference, you must submit a current VA letter dated 1991 or later stating your overall/combined percent of disability and a Standard Form (SF) 15 "Application for 10-pont Veterans' Preference". For more information on veterans' preference click here.
ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires the active duty service member to furnish a "certification" of active service. A "certification" is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the "certification" is signed . Agencies are required to accept, process, and grant tentative veterans preference to those active duty service members who submit a certification along with their job application materials. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will not receive veteran's preference. Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave. 10-Point Derived Preference (XP): Ten points are added to the passing examination score or rating of spouses, widows, widowers, or mothers of veterans as described below. This type of preference is usually referred to as "derived preference" because it is based on service of a veteran who is not able to use the preference. For additional information and requirements for compensable veterans' and derived preference, here is a copy of the required SF 15.
Once the initial online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful, if you provided an email address in your application.
Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures, and you will then be placed in one of three rating categories.
You will be notified via email regarding your qualifications and if you have been referred to the selecting official. Interviews may be conducted at the discretion of the hiring manager.
If selected for the position you will be contacted via email with a tentative offer. If you are not selected you will be notified by this office.
The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.
Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
ICTAP: Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be rated in the best qualified category, without veterans' preference points, based on the answers provided to the questions contained in the Assessment Questionnaire and supporting application material, for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. Best-qualified candidates are also required to meet any job-related personal, suitability, and/or medical requirements established for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after "injury" compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.
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.
Military Spouse Preference: Military Spouse preference applies to the wife or husband of an active duty military member of the armed forces, including a member of the U.S. Coast Guard, relocating because of service under a statutory tour. Applicant must meet all pre-employment criteria for suitability and citizenship. Eligibility does not extend to the spouse unless the marriage took place prior to the sponsor and the spouse relocating to the new duty station area. To be eligible for MSP, applicants must be ranked in the "Best Qualified" category, and be applying for a vacancy within the commuting area of the sponsor's new duty location. NOTE: To receive Military Spouse Preference (MSP), please submit a copy of the sponsor's orders showing your name as an accompanying dependent, along with your completed application.
Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.
Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

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