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Job Title:Information Security Specialist

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:AT777899

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$68,809.00 to $89,450.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, November 13, 2012 to Thursday, December 13, 2012




Full Time - Term NTE 13 Months




1 vacancy in the following location:
Sioux Falls, SD United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your States and your community!

This is a TERM appointment with Initial Appointment Not to Exceed 13 months. May be extended up to four (4) years.

Type of Appointment: This is a Career/Career-Conditional Appointment [This is a full-time, non-dual status (competitive) permanent position and does not require National Guard Membership].

This position is located in the National Guard Bureau, State Adjutant General, Air National Guard Wing, Joe Foss Filed in Sioux Falls, SD.

The incumbent will serve as the Wing Chief of Information Protection, administering 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.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Under 5 USC 2108 & 5 CFR 211, Veteran's Preference criteria does not apply.
  • Reference Title 32 USC 709 & National Guard Technician Act for competitive
  • and excepted employees.
  • Only experience gained by closing date of this position will be considered


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  • Advise installation project engineers, project managers, command mission leads, action officers, and effected operational officers of their responsibility to provide properly classified management guidance and specification requirements during performance of respective duties.
  • Evaluate compliance of activities with complex security requirements, identifies deficiencies, and ensures corrective action is identified for each deficiency found.
  • Make information protection risk assessments and risk management/mitigation for security strategies and recommendations based on intelligence-derived threat issues that may require deviations from policies.
  • Develop processes, methods and recommendations to deter intelligence gathering or risk exposure of information to ultimately prevent the compromise, loss, unauthorized access/disclosure, destruction, distortion or non-accessibility of information.


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In order to qualify for GS-0080-12 Information Security Specialist, you must meet the following:

Have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service that includes: applying and developing policy specific to operating requirements, procedures, techniques, equipment, and methods to maintain information security; inspecting operating information security programs for adequacy, efficiency, and need for improvement; interpreting security policies from higher organizational levels, developing local policy, and providing instructions for security implementation; creating control systems for selective and targeted release of classified or sensitive security-related information to authorized staff; applying risk avoidance and risk mitigation strategies to deter unauthorized access/disclosure of protected information for critical security infrastructure.

Conditions of Employment:
1. May be required to work some nights and weekends.
2. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses are not authorized.
3. Selectee required to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
4. Workdays: Tuesday through Friday 6:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. 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 eligibility. Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories: Highly Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

NOTE: You do not have to respond to the KSA's separately but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the KSA's.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):

1. Technical Competence
2. Planning and Evaluating
3. Oral Communication
4. Written Communication


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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at  or


Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from the Selective Service (see

Career Transition Program:  This program applies to Federal workers whose positions have been deemed "surplus" or no longer needed, or an employee who has been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service.  To receive selection priority for this position, you must be rated "well-qualified".  For information on how to apply and what documents to submit as an ICTAP eligible, see:



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To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, December 13, 2012. 

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the bottom of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 777899. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire and

Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


The following documents are required and must be received and readable by the closing date of this announcement:

1. Your Resume'
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire


Phone: (404)331-4541
Agency Information:
Atlanta Services Branch
Office of Personnel Management
75 Spring Street SW Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your rating category, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.

Once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks), you will receive notice via email. If you did not provide an email address during the application process you will be notified by mail.

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