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    Summary

    Defense Human Resource Agency's mission is to provide program support, information management, and administrative services to the DoD Components on human resource matters and to collect, archive, and provide management information, research, and analysis of human resources and other related functional area databases for the DoD.

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    Responsibilities


    This position is being filled under DoD Modified Direct Hire Authority, Section 1109; PL, 116-92, dated 12/20/2019 .


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

    As a Supervisor Branch Chief of the Cybersecurity Division, you will be responsible for overseeing DHRA Threat Hunting and Verification of Fix Program, Incident Response, External Reporting and Auditing and technical and SME support to DEOC's Insider Threat Program. You will also lead a team supporting the above areas.

    Threat Hunting:

    • Oversee the Threat Hunting objectives and activities. Develop strategy, standards, processes, and methodologies for the standing up of the DHRA Threat Hunting program.
    • Conduct Threat Hunting actions and campaigns on DHRA Field Activity. Ensure activities align with appropriate DoD and DHRA policies and procedures.
    • Conduct Verification of Fix (VoF) actions validate vulnerabilities reported as remediated have been correctly remediated. This includes Validation for finding for previous Threat hunting activities, CPTs, DOD VDPs, and other external assessments.
    • Remain up-to-date on the latest hacker capabilities through training and study.
    • Develop, mature and streamline Threat Hunter Playbooks.

    External Reporting and Auditing:
    • Oversee Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM) notices management to include distribution, acknowledgment, reporting and compliance verification to all component agencies of field activity.
    • Oversee and manage DHRA responsibilities regarding JFHQ, USCC, and other external agency orders and compliance activities. Manage process for execution and compliance to orders. Regularly report compliance status of order to management.
    • Cyber lead and coordinator for all cyber related external audit activities (CCRI, CCORI, DODIG, RedTeam, BlueTeam, etc).
    • Oversee CSSP activities and engagements.

    Incident Response:
    • Oversee and prioritize actions during the detection, analysis and containment of an incident.
    • Maintain strong technical background through training and study to effectively manage security incidents and respond to threats and assess risk.
    • Develop operational playbooks and IR policies and procedures.
    • Work closely with Cyber Operations Branch to help drive detection and monitoring technology such as logging, malware detection, Security Incident and Event Managment (SIEM) and other technologies.

    Insider Threat:
    • Support DEOC as the technical SME for the Insider Threat Program. Adhere and assist in implementing the DoD and DHRA Insider Threat policies.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    None

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen
    • Occasional Travel
    • Work Schedule: Full-time
    • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
    • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
    • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
    • Overtime: Occasionally
    • Tour of Duty: Flexible
    • Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
    • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
    • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
    • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible, at management's discretion
    • Security Clearance: Critical Sensitive (Top Secret)

    Qualifications

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

    One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service as listed below:
    • Develops short and long range plans for IT security systems that anticipate, identify, evaluate, mitigate, and minimize risks associated with IT systems vulnerabilities.
    • Establishes and publishes DMDC-wide policy to manage and lead the implementation of security programs designed to anticipate, assess, and minimize system vulnerabilities
    • Retrieves, reviews and prepares security reports of findings and recommendations for submission to management authorities.

    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.


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

    For 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

    Education


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

    Additional information

    Other Notes:

    This position has been identified as covered by DoD 8570.1-M, Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program. Incumbent must meet training and/or experience requirements defined in DoD 8570.01-M Information Assurance Management (IAM) Level 3 certification within six (6) months of incumbency and maintain that certification while in this position.

    This position DOES/DOES NOT meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:
    http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf

    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; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. 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/

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

    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:

    • Cybersecurity



    Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Your application (resume and supporting documentation) will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required as listed on the announcement under qualification requirements.

    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.

    For information on entitlement see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx


    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Top Secret

    Drug test required

    No

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process

    National security

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    Required Documents

    The 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 REQUIRED
    1. Your resume:

    • 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 number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e.," HRS per week and month/year" or "HRS per week and month/year to present").
    • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
    2. Veteran's Documents
    • If applying using veteran's preference or under a Veteran's hiring authority you must submit the following documents:
    • DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.
    PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility:
    https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo%2012-1-2020.pdf?ver=ECNbdsHtGilTd3OENN4A0Q%3d%3d

    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/11029302.

    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.

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    - Office of Equal Opportunity

    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 and hiring process 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:

    - When an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to compete for a job.
    - When an employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job or to gain access to the workplace, And
    - When an employee with a disability needs an accommodation to enjoy equal access to benefits and privileges of employment (e.g., details, trainings, office-sponsored events).

    - Disability Employment - Reasonable Accommodations

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    Financial Suitability

    Social Security number request

    Privacy Act

    Selective Service

    New employee probationary period

    Signature & False statements

    Agency contact information

    DHRA Servicing Team

    Address

    Defense Manpower Data Center
    Human Resources Directorate
    4800 Mark Center Drive
    Alexandria, VA 22350-3200
    US
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    Visit our careers page

    Learn more about what it's like to work at Defense Human Resources Activity, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/dwp/index.jsp/

    Next steps

    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.

    REGARDING INTERVIEWS: Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants.

    NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.

    This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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/591664000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.