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    NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

    UNIT: 133rd Airlift Wing, 133 SECURITY FORCES SQUADRON, Wing Headquarters, St. Paul, MN

    LOCATION: Saint Paul, MN

    SELECTING OFFICIAL: Col James Cleet, 612-713-2504, DSN 783-2504

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    Responsibilities

    An Information Security Specialist , GS, 0080, 12, Serves as the Wing Information Protection Program Manager executing/enforcing all operational, functional, and mission assurance aspects of the program. Formulates wing program goals, plans, policy implementation guidelines, procedures, and work plans dealing with the development and operation of wing-wide information security programs and activities and provides technical and administrative direction to subordinate wing information security personnel. Makes information protection risk assessments and risk management/mitigation strategies/recommendations based on intelligence-derived threat issues that may require deviations from or synthesis of policies. Uses initiative and resourcefulness in researching and implementing new and improved security methods and procedures. Delivers, Security Awareness and Education Programs to satisfy security education and training requirements for all assigned organizations. Revises or augments training to support unique requirements. Oversees the development of recurring education and training for Top Secret Control Officers (TSCO) and Original Classification Authorities (OCA). Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities. Directs the overarching focus and direction of the organization. Provides broad directions for work by articulating goals or financial constraints of higher level management or headquarters. Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

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    0080 Security Administration

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    • Minnesota Air National Guard Membership is required.
    • Applicants who are not currently a member of the MN Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
    • Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.
    • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
    • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
    • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
    • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
    • Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.
    • This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance of the position.     
    • Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission.
    • May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required.
    • The duties and responsibilities of your job may significantly impact the environment. You are responsible to maintain awareness of your environmental responsibilities as dictated by legal and regulatory requirements, your organization, and its changing mission.
    • THIS POSITION IS AN INDEFINITE
    MILITARY GRADES: OFFICER (Capt/O3 to Maj/O4), ENLISTED (MSgt/E7 to SMSgt/E8)

    COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT: AFSC: 31PX or 3D0X1

    MILITARY COMPATIBILITY:
    Upon selection, individual must be assigned to a compatible military position and must also maintain satisfactory membership in the Minnesota National Guard.
    Upon selection, individuals will undergo a background check to validate suitability for employment with the federal government as permitted by law, regulation, Presidential order or other authority. Suitability is dependent upon the particular requirements for security clearance, sensitivity level, and DOD IT network access. Items checked include, but are not limited to all criminal history record information, employment history, education and fiscal accountability/responsibility.

    Qualifications

    GENERAL EXPERIENCE:
    All Series GS-0080 personnel must be certified at the next higher level before being eligible for that level. Each applicant must have the education and validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade for one of the seven organizational program disciplines and its applicable Security Series career level. Applicants must have the experiences, education, or training that demonstrates the ability to follow directions, to read, understand, and retain a variety of instructions, regulations, and procedures.
    To qualify for the GS-12 expert career level in the Security Administration Series GS-0080, the applicant must have least 36 months experience in the Security career field or intelligence career field to include technical training schools and drill-status working experience. Security Forces and Intelligence training experiences are not required for individuals performing Chief of information Protection duties/responsibilities; Security Officer duties/responsibilities; or, Special Security Representative duties/responsibilities. Apply the following specialized competencies (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) factors, as applicable to the seven organizational disciplines of Series GS-0080 and each discipline's requirements

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
    To qualify, an applicant must have experience in formulating and implementing the Wing's information protection functions and activities. Experienced in managing the program's plans, processes, and policies. Experiences include establishing and adjusting short and long term priorities. Competent in establishing metric and analysis systems to assess the program's efficiencies and effectiveness. Experiences include work that involved anticipating and planning for unexpected changes in system designs, equipment developments, or comparable aspects of various equivalent projects. Experienced in evaluating requirements for additional resources and balancing organizational needs with mission requirements and resource interests. Capable of identifying the program's needs and priority changes and experienced in executing those changes as required with full control and monitoring skills. Experiences included establishing review systems and procedures that ensured governmental information protection requirements were validated, enforced, monitored, and maintained. Skilled in economically operating the Information Protection program to identify areas, activities, and tasks that need revisions and improvements. Experienced in administrating guides and developed procedures that ensured the Wing's Information Protection Staff employees and Security specialists executed converged, multi-disciplined, and risk-based approaches to address assessments and self-disciplined reviews for Air Force supported and supporting missions and operations. Competent and very capable in presenting briefs to senior leaders on Information Protection program's business accomplishments, forecasted events, goals, objectives, and areas of concern. Competent and very capable to read and write reports concerning the program's business accomplishments, forecasted events, goals, objectives, and areas of concern. Competent in presenting facts, written or orally, to defend and/or applaud the Wing, Major Command, and Air Force programs' progress, priorities, interests, and discoveries. Experienced in establishing a resource program that provided comprehensive information to the Wing Commander, Major Commands, and Air Force to support and address program cycle input. Experiences include addressing questions concerning the allocation of resources and program work requirements that obtained necessary resources to affect Information Protection programs in the Wing. Competence levels ensured Information Protection program requirements were considered and included in new or revised operational, technical, or administrative Wing programs, facility structures, or equipment changes. Experiences included a wide-range of activities and responsibilities in monitoring and protecting Wing specific programs

    Education

    EDUCATION: Air National Guard Officer: An undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university is mandatory. The college degree work should include completed academic courses in sociology, criminology, police administration, criminal justice, or a related area. A graduate degree from an accredited civilian academic college or from an equivalent professional military education school is optimum. To qualify and retain the ANG Security Forces Squadron officer position, completion of the Air Force Security Force Officer Course is mandatory.

    Air National Guard Enlisted: Must have a high school diploma.


    Additional information

    POSITION DESCRIPTION: D2138000

    REMARKS: No PCS available. This is an Indefinite position. Position will not be filled until current incumbent vacates. Members with rank higher than identified in 'key requirements' are eligible to apply but, may be required to take a reduction should they be selected. The military grade of the supervisor must equal or exceed the grade of personnel supervised. Normal color vision as defined in AFI 48-123 is required. This position is subject to rules and regulations of the USAF and the ANG, to include fitness standards, as well as any AFSC specific requirements. This is a dual status position. Sensitivity Level 2.

    SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: OFFICER (Capt/O3 to Maj/O4), ENLISTED(MSgt/E7 or SMSgt/E8) ???????

    IAW NGR 600-25 AND AFI 36-101, grade inversion within the full-time workforce is not permitted.

    Acceptance of a Technician position may result in the termination of your Selected Reserve bonus.

    To view ALL MN National Guard Vacancies, go to: http://www.minnesotanationalguard.org/careers/minnesota.php

    IMPORTANT NOTES:

    • Should a position be announced at less than the authorized grade, the selected applicant may be non-competitively promoted when he/she meets all qualifications and is submitted for promotion by the supervisor.
    • Employment is contingent upon successful completion of technician pre-employment physical for certain occupational series.
    • Males applicants born after 31 December 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service System in compliance with the Defense Authorization Act of 1986, Section 1622 (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).
    The Minnesota Department of Military Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for the position without discrimination for any non-merit reason(s) such as age, race, religion, gender, ethnic origin or non-disqualifying disability. Pre-selection is not only counter-productive to effective recruitment and placement, but also violates Minnesota National Guard Merit Placement principles and will not be tolerated. If you have information or questions regarding this issue, please contact the Equal Employment Manager at 651-282-4472 or 651-282-4078.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    AREAS OF PRIORITY: In Accordance with MN National Guard Regulation 690-335 (Army) or 36-1 (Air), Applications will be forwarded to the selection official to conduct reviews by area of priority as listed below

    Area 1: Current On-board Minnesota National Guard Title 32 Technicians who are in permanent or indefinite technician status as a result of being competitively hired within that National Guard component applying for a position within the component which they are currently employed.

    Area 2: Current Minnesota National Guard Title 32 Technicians who are in permanent or indefinite technician status as a result of being competitively hired at a sister component that is identified on the Position Vacancy Announcement (PVA), including onboard Title 5 employees that are also current members of MNNG; i.e. Army MNNG to Air MNNG, Air MNNG to Army MNNG.

    Area 3: All Minnesota National Guard members currently assigned to the MNANG or to the MNARNG applying for a position within the component in which they are currently assigned. i.e. temporary technician or Traditional Guardsman.

    Area 4: Currently assigned service members in other branches of the military outside of the Minnesota National Guard, to include those assigned to Active Duty, Reserve or other state's National Guard.

    Area 5: All individuals able to and willing to become members of the Minnesota National Guard including prior service not currently assigned to a military component and non-prior service US civilians.


    Evaluation Factors:
    Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of appropriate education, experience, training, self-development activities, and special awards. Candidates are considered on the basis of available information on their current application and supporting information that has been provided to this office. To ensure full consideration, applicants are urged to submit information about their training, self-development, outside experience, activities and awards. National Guard military (Part-time) service is considered as full-time experience when evaluated against the qualification requirements for a technician position. The applicant is credited with actual number of months the member has been in the National Guard if the experience is related.

    Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you MUST submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your resume and/or OF 612 showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (format must include Month and Year, e.g, 02/2017, Feb 2017, ect.) of employment and duties performed.

    2. Other supporting documents: It is highly recommended that you also submit the AGO 163 to accurately reflect your military experience.

    Copies of the OF 612 and AGO 163: http://minnesotanationalguard.ng.mil/full-time-jobs-in-minnesota/

    Job Information: Vacancy Identification Number (19-288), title (Information Security Specialist) and Grade(s) (GS-12) for which you are applying for.

    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.

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    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/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10441668

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

    To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

    Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

    You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.



    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

    Agency contact information

    James Cleet

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    MN 133 SECURITY FORCES SQUADRON
    631 MINUTEMAN DR
    SAINT PAUL, MN 55111
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    MINNESOTA NATIONAL GUARD

    This position is located within the 133rd Airlift Wing, Wing Headquarters. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Wing Chief of Information Protection at Air National Guard installations. Administers the Information Protection (IP) Program to include protection from espionage, terrorism, and threats of unauthorized disclosure and/or compromise of information or material considered vital
    to wing and command mission interests, national defense or national security.

    This is an Excepted Service position that requires active membership in a compatible AFSC in the Minnesota Air National Guard and wear of the military uniform. Acceptance of an Excepted Service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently enlisted in the Minnesota Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate enlistment or appointment. For enlistment/appointment criteria, consult www.nationalguard.com

    **Upon selection, individuals will undergo a background check to validate suitability for employment with the federal government as permitted by law, regulation, Presidential order or other authority. Suitability is dependent upon the particular requirements for security clearance, sensitivity level, and DOD IT network access. Items checked include, but are not limited to all criminal history record information, employment history, education and fiscal accountability/responsibility.**

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    Learn more about what it's like to work at Air National Guard Units, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    http://www.minnesotanationalguard.org//

    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

    CONTACTING US: After you have read all the instructions in this vacancy announcement, if you still have questions about this position or the application process, you may contact us at (651) 282-4155.

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.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/526346200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.