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Department:Department of Defense

Agency:National Defense University

Job Announcement Number:NDU-13-001-751737

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year


Friday, October 12, 2012 to Friday, October 19, 2012




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort McNair, DC United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


The National Defense University is the premier center for Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) and is under the direction of the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff. The University’s main campus is on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C. The Joint Forces Staff College is located in Norfolk, VA.

             This position is being announced under OPM's Direct Hire Authority.  This position will be filled at the GS-13 level.


The National Defense University (NDU) educates military and civilian leaders through teaching, research, and outreach in national security strategy, national military strategy, and national resource strategy; joint and multinational operations; information strategies, operations, and resource management; acquisition; and regional defense and security studies.  NDU is an information age university for national security leaders; a learning organization founded on knowledge management; the center of excellence and innovation for professional military education in joint, multinational, and interagency operations.  National Defense University has five colleges (National War College, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, ICollege, Joint Forces Staff College and College of International Security Affairs), three regional centers, three research centers, two institutes, seven special programs and a world-class library.  NDU is fully accredited to award a Masters Degree from the Middle States Association and is considered the nation's premier Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) University.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Background Investigation is required


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  • Establish, implement, maintain and administer the National Defense University (NDU) Information Assurance program for the NDU Campus.
  • Serves as Information Assurance Manager (IAM) with responsibility of the Information Technology Security for the National Defense University.
  • Provides information assurance, computer network defense guidance, network security plans, policies, technical/administrative procedures, accreditation documents, and other associated documentation required to manage a successful information assurance program.
  • Provides guidance on the DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) activities with the Designated Approving Authority (DAA), Certification Authority, network operations and protocols, sufficient to develop, implement, and coordinate activities designed to increase understanding of issues involved in computer security incidents.

  • Ensure all elements of the NDU Information Assurance program are developed, implemented and maintained according to the DoD IA Certification and Accreditation process.



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Basic requirement:  Applicants must have IT-related experience demonstrating:

1) Attention to Detail

2) Customer Service

3) Oral Communication

4) Problem Solving


In addition to the basic requirement listed above, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. You must demonstrated experience implementing and coordinating activities designed to carry out availability of systems, networks, and data through the planning, analysis, development, implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of information systems security programs, policies, procedures, and tools.

Education is not substitutable for specialized experience for this grade level. 

Background or Security Investigation:  This is a special sensitive position which requires a background investigation.   The individual selected for this position is required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security determination to occupy a special sensitive position within the agency as a condition of employment.


Travel is seldom required.


HR will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.   Applicants meeting the basic requirements will be further evaluated by information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire.   If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating.  

The Assessment Questionnaire takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and collects information on your education, training and experience related to the following critical competencies:

  • Information assurance systems certification and accreditation
  • Application of IT security measures related to Information Assurance certification and assessment 
  • Ability to communicate orally
  • Ability to communicate in writing


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NDU has a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement, social security, and thrift savings; health, life, and long term care insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays.  NDU employees enjoy flexible work schedules, transit subsidy, and the opportunity to telecommute.  To find out more, go to


  • Moving expenses will not be paid. 
  • A one year probationary period will be required.
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Priority Consideration: If you are a displaced Federal Civil Service employee, and have a minimum score of 85, you may be entitled to receive special priority selection under the ICTAP.  For more information on ICTAP, click here ICTAP Guidance. NOTE: If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are NOT ICTAP eligible.
  • Retired Civil Service Employee: Employment of retired Federal employees receiving an annuity is subject to the requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) policy guidance.  (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package.   See required documents below.

Click ‘Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.

  1. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
  2. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
  3. Applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
  4. Check application status or return to a previous or incomplete application by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position.  

 To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: 751737. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.  

You are highly encouraged to submit your application package and complete your assessment questionnaire on-line.   If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click to view and print the assessment questionnaire:View Occupational Questionnaire

  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire
  3. Fax the completed 1203 FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.   Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. Résumé:   The latest resume submitted will be used to determine qualifications.
  2. Complete Assessment Questionnaire
  3. Other Supporting Documents

The following supporting documents are REQUIRED to verify your individual eligibility status. Not all will apply for each applicant. They MUST be received by the closing date of the announcement.

  1. SF-50: Current or former federal employees must submit a Notification of Personnel Action.
  2. Veterans Documentation: Veterans must provide a DD-214 copy 4.  Click here to review these authorities and documents verifying eligibility - VEOA, VRA and/or 30% disabled veterans hiring authorities.
  3. ICTAP Eligibles: A copy of the RIF separation notice and SF50 if available.
  4. Special Hiring Authority: Documentation verifying eligibility.
  5. Performance Appraisal: Current or previous federal employees.
  6. Military Spouse Preference - Spousal Travel Orders.
  7. Other documents identified in the announcement.

Note: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed are received, legible, and accurate.


Bill Sass
Phone: (317)212-6379
Agency Information:
National Defense University
300 5th Avenue Bldg 62 RM 201
Washington, VA


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job, and will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to drive status updates notification for applicants.   You can elect to activate the proactive notification from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process to sign-up for automatic alerts when there are status changes for jobs to which you have applied.  

It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate.  

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