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    This National Guard position is for a INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (INFOSEC/NETWORK), Position Description Number D2341000/D2338000 and is part of the AR ANG 189 OPS GP, National Guard.

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    NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

    Individual Development Plan (IDP)
    NOTE: This is a GS-12 position. If selected as a GS-11, individual will be required to complete an Individual Development Plan (IDP) to be promoted to GS-12.

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    SUMMARY OF DUTIES: 1. Prepares for, maintains currency for, and executes an advanced role in Cyberspace Operations. Utilizes knowledge of systems security principles and concepts of emerging Information Technology (IT) security developments, and of the infrastructure protection environment to select appropriate tools to be used by team members.
    2. Prepares Unit Training Assembly, Annual Training and currency training events for Mission Ready Cyberspace Operators to optimize training time available. Ensures training for each event has been prepared and is ready. Monitors assigned military members' go-no-go readiness status and ensures deficiencies are recognized. Works with scheduling section to provide opportunities for assigned members to maintain full mission readiness.
    3. Conducts extensive research of new vulnerabilities and insecurities discovered in operating systems, application software, infrastructure and boundary protection devices. Investigates, analyzes, and develops methods that could be used to exploit these vulnerabilities.
    4. Conducts extensive research of tools currently being used to attack or gain unauthorized access to information networks. Analyzes and tests these tools on training range to determine effectiveness, stability, and scope of the tools.

    PLACEMENT FACTORS: Applicants should demonstrate through prior experience, education and training the following: (1) Thorough knowledge of the mission, objectives, terminology, and management practices in the activity, the agency and the department to recognize probable areas of interaction and to serve as a technical expert in systems/network security. (2) Knowledge of project management principles and methods sufficient to assign and provide expert technical direction to team members concerning their role in vulnerability assessments. (3) Thorough knowledge of network systems design, development, testing, installation, operating, management, and maintenance concepts and methods to provide and protect network services. (4) Knowledge of, and skill in applying IT security principles and methods and of IT security products and services sufficient to evaluate and recommend the acquisition of, implement, and disseminate IT security tools, procedures, and practices to protect information assets. (5) Extensive knowledge of information technology methods and information protection techniques and procedures. This includes government and Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) technology using industry standards and an ability to understand the capabilities and limitations of software, utility programs, network management systems and programming. (6) Knowledge of hardware, software, and operating systems; systems configuration and integration; maintenance, upgrades, and modifications. (7) Extensive knowledge and skill in applying applicable policies, standards, directives, and operations manuals to perform systems analysis, evaluate approaches, offer advice, define alternative approaches, and coordinate requirements regarding the merits of proposed applications. (8) Completion of appropriate technical school/Career Development Courses (CDCs).

    GENERAL EXPERIENCE: All series personnel must be certified at the next higher level before being eligible for that level and must have a minimum of one year on-the-job experience in the grade immediately below the next higher level. An applicant must have a validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade.


    GS-11: Must have at least 12 months experience as a Cyberspace Operator. Experienced in the work at an acceptable level of expertise for the preparation and execution of tasked unit missions. Experiences included preparing, maintaining currency for, and executing an advanced role in Cyberspace Operations. Knowledgeable of systems security principles and concepts of emerging Information Technology (IT) security developments. Experiences included duties directed within the infrastructure protection environment and the selection of appropriate tools for team members. Experienced in the methodologies for determining the better techniques needed to secure computer systems and to protect cyber key terrains from exploitation of information within these cyberspace systems. Experiences included the ability to leverage knowledge of multiple entities with a stake in current operations to plan and build appropriate courses of action and training scenarios. Some work experiences were in one or more of the following unit assignments: Cyber-space Crew Commander; Cyberspace Operations Controller; Operations Planner and Scheduler; Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cyberspace Operator; and National Mission Team Cyberspace Operator. Experiences may include one or more of the following business tasks: Developing tactical objectives or tactical taskings for Cyberspace Operators; liaison duties between assigned team and other teams or external entities;

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    (1) All onboard Air National Guard Technicians on LRAFB and Camp Robinson. (2) All members of the Arkansas Air National Guard or those eligible for membership. (Upon selection, must be a member of the Air National Guard).

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