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    Duties

    Summary

    This position is part of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

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    Responsibilities

    As a Lead IT Specialist(INFOSEC/NETWORK) at the GS-2210-14 some of your typical work assignments may include:

    • Lead subject matter expert on cyber red team vulnerability assessments.
    • Performs red cyber assessment operations by exploiting computer components and architectures, including the functions of various components and peripherals, basic programming concepts, assembly code, TCP/IP, OSI models, underlying networking protocols, security hardware, and software options including the network artifacts they induce.
    • Provide technical vision and Information Technology expertise for NE-MAR and serves as the lead, responsible for the researching, analyzing, prototyping, recommending, planning, developing, engineering, and implementing the Division's methodologies, authorities, permissions, and equipment for conducting cyber assessments on all assigned programs.
    • Develops computer, network, and vulnerability scanning solutions or engineering architectures at all classification levels for the Division.
    • Responsible for all work involving planning, analysis, design, development, testing, quality assurance, configuration, installation, implementation, integration, maintenance, and/or management of networked systems used for cyber red team assessments within the Division.
    • Represents the Division Chief as an authoritative expert with outside organizations, working groups, and leadership councils within the Department of Defense and non-Department of Defense Agencies and Activities as it relates to IT cybersecurity and networking.
    • Prepares, tracks and ensures the NE-MAR division maintains all required documentation, audit, personnel certifications, training and verifications to maintain National Security Agency and STRATCOM certifications and operational Close Access Network Team activities.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • Must be a U.S. citizen
    • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
    • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
    • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
    • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
    • Work Schedule: Fulltime
    • Overtime: Required
    • Tour of Duty: Flexible
    • Recruitment Incentives: Authorized
    • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
    • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
    • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance
    • Subject to pre-employment drug testing and periodic random drug testing thereafter.
    • May be required to perform extensive temporary duty travel, both within and outside of the Continental United States.
    • Professional Training and Experience; candidates must have the following: Network +, Security +, CND1, CEH, Training in Wireless infrastructure, Basic Hacking Windows/Unix.

    Qualifications

    In addition to meeting qualifications, your application package must reflect the applicable experience to meet the Individual
    Occupational Requirements for the 2210 series.

    Individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below as well as the Specialized Experience to qualify for the position:

    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

    You may qualify at the GS-14, if you fulfill the following qualifications:


    A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service:
    • Providing leadership and cyber security/testing/operations and Computer Network Operations/Exploitation/Defense support in Mission Assurance and Red Team Vulnerability Assessments.
    • Providing detailed reports and briefings to senior leaders and outside agency contacts orally and/or in writing.
    • Performing multiple tasks simultaneously and efficiently with minimal to no error or oversight.
    • Serving as coach, facilitator and/or negotiator in coordinating team initiatives
    • Conducting assessments
    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.

    Education

    Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.



    Additional information

    • This is a DoD Information Assurance (IA) Workforce Improvement Program (DoD 8570.01) position: New hires' must obtain the appropriate certification as identified in 8570.01 within 18 months of being assigned IA functions beginning the date they start in the position.
    • Desired Professional Certifications: Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), SANS GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN), SANS GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), SANS GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAP), SANS GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA).
    • Desired Experience: Candidate show a minimum of 12 years CNO/CNE experience with a minimum of 5 years of technical team management on CNO or CYBER disciplines.
    • May be required, at the convenience of the government, to perform extensive temporary duty travel, both within and outside of the Continental United States, by either government or commercial air transportation, and encouraged to use government quarters and messes at Temporary duty stations when available, in accordance with the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations.
    Selective Service Requirement: Please visit http://www.sss.gov for more information.

    For more information, please visit General Application Information and Definitions http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo.pdf

    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx

    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 with a score of 85 or above; 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/

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    We will review your resume and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified below, required for this position.

    Competencies:

    • Cyber Security
    • IT Cybersecurity Architecture (INFOSEC)
    • Network Management


    Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:

    Best Qualified:
    This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.
    Highly Qualified: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s) as determined by the job analysis.
    Qualified: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s) and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.
    http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/HiringReformRequirements/CategoryRating/index.aspx

    Names of the candidates in the Best Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.

    Veterans Preference:
    If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans' preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job.
    For information on entitlement see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Top Secret/SCI

    Drug test required

    Yes

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    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. If multiple resumes are submitted by an applicant, only the last resume submitted will be reviewed for the qualifications and referred for selection consideration if eligible.
    2. Other supporting documents:

    • Cover Letter, optional
    • College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education. We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain the applicant's name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Transcripts must be received in this office by 11:59 P.M. EST on 12/17/2018 in order to be considered.
    • DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)

    PLEASE REVIEW the following LINK for additional documents you need to provide: http://www.dla.mil/Careers/SearchApply/Downloads.aspx.

    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.

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    Benefits

    A 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.

    https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_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.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date to receive consideration.

    • To begin, click Apply Online to access an online application. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account.
    • You will be taken to an online application. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation, and submit the application.
    • You will receive an email notification when your application has been received for the announcement.
    • To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Application Status page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and your responses submitted to the online application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    To preview the questionnaire, please go to https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10365876.

    Agency contact information

    DE Applicant Inquires

    Address

    Defense Threat Reduction Agency
    8725 JOHN J KINGMAN ROAD
    MSC 6201
    FT BELVOIR, VA 22060-6201
    US
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    DTRA Mission Statement:

    At the Defense Threat Reduction Agency we work as One Team in support of our mission: Safeguarding the United States and its allies from global weapons of mass destruction threats by integrating, synchronizing, and providing expertise, technologies, and capabilities. We have an inclusive work environment that promotes a highly-qualified and diverse workforce capable of meeting the demands of such a critical mission.

    Whether your career is in an administrative support staff position or in a professional/technical area such as science, engineering, accounting or program management, DTRA offers a unique opportunity to join an innovative team of professionals dedicated to making the world safer. If you're ready to be entrusted with helping to safeguard the United States and its allies, DTRA offers a rewarding career with competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits and many professional development opportunities.

    Visit our careers page

    Learn more about what it's like to work at Defense Threat Reduction Agency, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    http://www.dtra.mil/About.aspx/

    Next steps

    Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses. A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicants reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter.

    A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicants reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter.

    The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/518520300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.