SummaryThis position is located in the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), Industrial Security Field Operations directorate. The DCSA is responsible for overseeing the protection of US and foreign classified information in the hands of cleared industry and administering the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) for the Department of Defense (DoD). Learn more about this agency ResponsibilitiesAs a INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (INFOSEC) you will be responsible for the following duties:Serve as an Information Systems Security Professional (ISSP) within the Southern Region.Perform Cybersecurity activities including security control assessments in support of Information Technology (IT) system assess and authorize activity utilizing the Risk Management Framework (RMF).Exercise security oversight of cleared contractor information systems within the National Industrial Security Program (NISP).Analyze, assess, evaluate, verify and validate cleared contractor information system security plans and controls, and deliver system authorization risk recommendations to the Authorizing Official.Develop and maintain security documentation and artifacts for Information Systems assigned.Engage and interface with industry security professionals to assess implemented security controls.Enforce IT security control requirements, recommend configurations for information systems and networks and identify strategies to manage risk through mitigation of IT vulnerabilities, considering the rapidly evolving Cybersecurity threat to IT systems.Serve as spokesperson at conferences and training meetings to convey NISP and RMF implementation guidance and Cybersecurity information relating to industrial security.Travel Required 25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 13 Job family (Series) 2210 Information Technology Management Similar jobs Information Technology Specialist (It Specialist) Help Requirements Conditions of Employment Must be a US citizen Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service. For more information Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered This is a Drug Testing designated position Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601 Work Schedule: Full Time Overtime: Occasionally Tour of Duty: Flexible PCS (Permanent Change of Station): May be Authorized Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt Financial Disclosure: Required Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible Incumbent must possess the legal and personal qualifications to operate passenger-type motor vehicle. Incumbent may be subject to random counterintelligence-scope polygraph examinations. It is a requirement to be certified within six months of the appointment date (if not already certified) in accordance with DoD 8570.01-M for IAM Level III and IAT Level II. The position may require frequent temporary duty travel (TDY). Qualifications The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by 03/17/2021For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.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.ANDApplicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position.Specialized experience required for this position is: Senior level knowledge of Cybersecurity, Risk Management Framework, advanced information technology (IT) principles, concepts, methods, standards, and practices; performing and observing technical assessment, inspections and reviews of information systems; documenting and communicating security plan vulnerabilities; performing risk management activities including risk analysisSpecifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:1. Cybersecurity: Protect and defend information and information systems in order to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability. (AKA Information Assurance)2. 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.3. Problem Solving: Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.4. Risk Management Framework (RMF): Unified Information security framework for the entire federal government.5. System Administration: Administer Information Technology systems to ensure effective system operation.6. Writing: Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience. Education Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.Additional informationDCSA, as a newly designated Defense Agency is undergoing a multi-year transformation that includes a significant expansion of predecessor agencies' authorities and responsibilities. Mission accretion and associated growth in personnel and resources requires deliberate coordination and planning across operations and support activities to achieve effective outcomes while simultaneously establishing and integrating new activities, initiatives and projects. The new organization will be comprised of nearly 13,000 government and contractor personnel operation throughout the United States and overseas supporting stakeholders across the federal government.VETERANS PREFERENCE/CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERALIn accordance with DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.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: selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period.If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions.If selected, non-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS.Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc. Read more How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. Read more Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Top Secret Drug test required Yes Position sensitivity and risk Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk Trust determination process National security Help Required DocumentsThe documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc.).Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.The following documents are REQUIRED1. Your resume:If area of consideration is limited to the local commuting area, you must reside within 50 miles of the position's location(s) unless otherwise specified. Please ensure your resume reflects your current/commuting address as this will be used in determining whether or not you meet this eligibility requirement.Narrative responses in the assessment questionnaire do not replace content in your resume or vise a versa. Experience must be described in both places for qualification determinations.Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the dates of employment (i.e., Month/Year to present).For additional information see: What to include in your resume.2. Veteran's DocumentsIf applying for Veteran's preference, please provide a copy of your DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.3. Standard Form (SF) 50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applicable)If applicable, all current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc. Failure to provide latest SF50 will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility: 12-1-2020.pdf?ver=ECNbdsHtGilTd3OENN4A0Q==If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment.If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. Help BenefitsA career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.