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    Duties

    Summary

    You will serve as an Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC) of NSA DEVESELU.

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    Responsibilities

    • You will provide Cybersecurity best practice validation of designs, plans, tests, and deployment of information systems while adhering to all DoD/DoN mandated standards and procedures.
    • You will be responsible for oversight of information systems throughout the installation to ensure all DoD and Navy cybersecurity requirements are met.
    • You will act as a consultant for all information systems being deployed on the installation and to ensure correct integration into the information security architecture.
    • You will serve as the installation Cybersecurity Workforce (CSWF) Program Manager, and be responsible for the administration and management of the installation CSWF program.
    • You will participate in on-site surveys to determine status of security services provided by the Cybersecurity architecture, including physical access controls.
    • You will ensure that cyber and information security is provided for and implemented throughout the lifecycle of an information system, from the design phase through the disposal phase.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel is dependent upon position description and availability of funding.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • Must be a US Citizen.
    • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
    • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
    • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
    • Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
    • This is an overseas position. You will be subject to and must be able to satisfy the overseas requirements of the 26Jul12 DODI 1400.25 V1230: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/140025v1230.pdf
    • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final TOP SECRET security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
    • This position is designated as a Cyber IT/Cybersecurity Workforce position. You must obtain and maintain the credentials as described in SECNAV M-5239.2 for specialty area 72, Information Systems Security Operations.
    • You will participate in a continuous learning program as described in SECNAVINST 1543.2. A minimum of 40 hours of Cyber IT/CSWF related continuous learning annually documented in an individual development plan signed by the employee and supervisor.
    • This position requires that the selectee meet the requirements of the DOD Manual 8570.01, requiring membership in the Department of Navy Information Assurance Workforce.
    • The incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain Information Assurance Manager (IAM) Level I certificate within 6 months of employment.
    • This position is subject to work an uncommon tour, including nights, weekends, and holidays to meet mission requirements. Overtime or night differential pay and/or unusual duty hours may be required.
    • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.
    • The work is primarily sedentary with some walking and standing in conjunction with travel to and attendance at meetings and conferences away from the work site.
    • The work does not require any special physical effort. May carry light items such as papers, books, or small computer components.
    • The work is performed in a typical office setting with visits to various other buildings or offices to support projects. The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions.

    Qualifications

    Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of information technology related experience in the federal service or private or public sector demonstrating the following four competencies, as defined:

    1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. IT-related experience demonstrating this competency include: Develop and prepare IA documentation for certification and accreditation of Information Technology (IT) systems.; Develop information assurance testing plans, methodologies, and procedures to validate baselines and security postures of IT systems. Provide Cybersecurity/Information Assurance (IA) best practice validation of designs, plans, tests, and deployment of resilient Enterprise Cybersecurity/IA systems while adhering to all mandated standards and procedures.

    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. IT-related experience demonstrating this competency include: Respond to customer's needs for information and assistance to ensure optimal IT system availability, interoperability, and functionality. Interface with systems engineers to ensure proper system integration into the enterprise security architecture.

    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. IT-related experience demonstrating this competency include: Identify system and program capacities to support the operational staff.

    4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. IT-related experience demonstrating this competency include: Advise system administrators and developers on addressing and resolving deficiencies. Participate in on-site surveys to determine status of security services provided by the Cybersecurity/IA architecture, including physical access controls.

    In addition to the four competencies above, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Supporting the development of Information Assurance (IA) documentation for the certification and accreditation of IT systems; 2) Recommending and implementing information assurance and network security policy; 3) Ensuring that new and existing systems and applications meet all IA requirements; 4) Conducting risk and vulnerability assessments; and 5) Providing organizational IA customer support by diagnosing system malfunctions and resolving reported problems. Note: This information must be supported in your resume to be considered for this position.

    Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=List-by-Occupational-Series, https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/2200/information-technology-it-management-series-2210-alternative-a/

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.

    Education

    There are no education requirements for this position.


    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR DEVESELU, ROMANIA:

    This position is located on a U.S. military base in a remote area. If selected you will be working and residing on the installation in an austere environment with limited access to off-base shopping and activities.

    1. This is an 18 month unaccompanied tour.
    2. 5% Hardship Differential is allowed, subject to change as authorized by the Department of State.
    3. Candidates with chronic medical conditions or those who require regular specialist medical care are not provided suitable treatment locally.
    4. Government housing is provided in lieu of Living Quarters Allowance (LQA).
    5. Shipment of Privately Owned Vehicles, motorcycles and mopeds is not authorized.
    6. Meals are available for purchase from the installation dining facility at the DOD meal rate.
    7. This is a non-cash base and only credit/debit cards are used for purchases.
    8. Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA) may be authorized IAW DSSR 260 to assist an employee to meet the additional expenses of maintaining members of family elsewhere than at the employee's foreign post of assignment because of dangerous, notably unhealthful, or excessively adverse living conditions at the employee's post of assignment in a foreign area, or for the convenience of the Government.
    To learn more about the living and working condition at this military installation go to: https://cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnreurafswa/installations/nsf_deveselu.htm

    Additional information

    Please refer to the Education Section of this announcement for additional information about the living and working conditions in Deveselu, Romania.

    This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

    Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

    A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

    If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.

    Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

    Tour of duty will be 18 month unaccompanied.

    Pay retention will be extended to eligible Department of Defense (DOD) employee(s) who apply through a formal recruitment program and are selected for a position at an overseas location.

    Relocation and recruitment incentives up to 25% may be authorized.

    For more Foreign Overseas recruitment information: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/Overseas_Recruitment_information_Foreign.pdf

    For more Local Foreign Overseas recruitment information:
    http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/Foreign_Overseas_Local_Recruitment_Information.pdf

    ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the highly qualified category (score 85) or higher. ICTAP candidates must provide copies of all of the following documentation at the time of application: 1) agency notice; 2) most recent performance appraisal; and 3) most recent SF-50 or notification of personnel action that includes position, grade level, and duty location. Applicants who do not provide this documentation will not receive consideration as an ICTAP candidate. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

    When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following competencies:

    • ACCOUNTABILITY
    • CYBERSECURITY
    • PARTNERING
    • SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION


    You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

    If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    All eligibility, qualifications, and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Top Secret

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

    You are required to provide documentation that supports the eligibility and qualification claims made in your resume and assessment questionnaire. You must submit the applicable documents listed here and those listed with the eligibilities you select in the announcement questionnaire with your application package. Applicants who do not provide supporting documentation that fully support their claims will not be referred to the hiring manager. Cover letter is optional.

    A complete resume is required. Your resume must show relevant experience, job title, duties and accomplishments. Your resume must show complete information for each job entry to support minimum qualifications. The following information should be provided in your resume, but it is acceptable to provide elsewhere in your application package: employer's name, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week, and pay plan, series and grade level (e.g. GS-0201-09) for relevant federal experience.TIP: A good way to ensure you include all essential information is to use the Resume Builder in USAJOBS to create your resume.

    Are you applying for a promotion? If you are a current GS employee applying for a higher grade than the grade that you currently hold you must provide an SF-50 that shows that you have held the next lower grade for at least one year. Some SF-50s effective within the last 52 weeks will not demonstrate you have held the next lower grade for at least one year (e.g. General Adjustment SF-50 from this year). In many cases, we need to see two (2) SF-50s to determine time-in-grade and eligibility for promotion. If you are a DoD employee, you can obtain a copy of your SF- 50(s) from MyBiz.

    Are you claiming membership in any professional organizations, or possession of a license, certificate or credentials? Check the Conditions of Employment section above to see if any are required. If you claim membership, license, certification, or credentials, you must submit a copy of said document in your application package.

    Are you using education as a substitute for some or all of the experience requirement? Is there a basic education requirement for this position? Check the Education section above to see what is allowed and what is required. Any claims you make in your resume or assessment questionnaire regarding education or degrees MUST be supported by official or unofficial transcripts or a list of courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned issued from your school. While unofficial transcripts are acceptable for initial application, an official transcript will ultimately be required if you are selected for the position. You may submit a copy your degree(s) if specific coursework does not have to be verified.

    Are you a veteran claiming 5-point veterans' preference or claiming sole survivorship preference? You must submit a copy of your latest DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (any copy that shows all dates of service, as well as character of service [Honorable, General, etc.] is acceptable) OR a VA letter that shows dates of service or service connected disability AND character of service. If you have more than one DD-214 for multiple periods of active duty service, submit a copy for each period of service. If you were issued a DD-215 to amend aforementioned information on the DD-214 you must submit that too. If you are not sure of your preference eligibility, visit the Department of Labor's website: Veterans' Preference Advisor

    Are you a disabled veteran or claiming 10-point veterans' preference?
    If you are eligible to claim 10 point veterans preference you must submit a DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty as described above for 5-point preference.

    You must also provide the applicable supporting documentation of your disability (e.g. disability letter from the VA) as described on Standard Form-15 (SF-15). http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.

    Are you an active duty service member? Active Duty Service Members are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.).

    Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents contain personal information such as SSN and DOB and some documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove said personal information before you submit your application. You must provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected.

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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.

    http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Benefits/Pages/Default.aspx

    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

    Click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
    1. Complete resume with relevant experience, job title, duties and accomplishments. Your resume must show complete information for each job entry to support minimum qualifications. The following information should be provided in your resume, but it is acceptable to provide elsewhere in your application package: employer's name, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week, and pay plan, series and grade level (e.g. GS-0201-09) for relevant federal experience.TIP: A good way to ensure you include all essential information is to use the Resume Builder in USAJOBS to create your resume.
    2. Complete assessment questionnaire. For a quick preview of the assessment questionnaire click here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10928157
    3. Supporting documentation

    Failure to submit a complete application package will result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration.

    Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 10/22/2020. Applications received after 10/22/2020 will generally result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received and processed will be reviewed.

    NOTE: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account: https://mydon.usajobs.gov/Account/Login select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process so please plan appropriately.

    You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

    Do not email or send hard copy resumes/applications to the Contact Information or Agency Information listed in this vacancy announcement. All resumes/applications received at the addresses listed in the Contact Information or Agency Information will be destroyed and will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.

    It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information in their resume and documents are legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant.

    Agency contact information

    Department of Navy EIC

    Address

    NSA DEVESELU
    PSC 825 Box 01
    FPO, AE 09712
    US
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    Learn more about what it's like to work at Commander, Navy Installations, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

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    Next steps

    When the application process is complete, your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements for which you requested consideration. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability related to the job requirements.

    Generally, only best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager. Sometimes well qualified andminimally qualified candidates are referred. Occasionally, candidates eligible for priority consideration are referred, and no other candidates are referred.

    The hiring manager may choose to conduct interviews.

    You will be notified of our rating and referral decision. If you are referred, you will be notified when a hiring decision is made.

    NOTE: Due to COVID19, if you have any questions or need assistance, please email the DON Employment Information Center at DONEIC@navy.mil

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 to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • 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.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/580685800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.