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    Apply for this exciting position to support the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

    For over two centuries the USCG has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.

    This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Academy, Academics Division, Engineering Department, New London, CT.

    Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

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    You would work in the Electrical Engineering and Cyber Systems (EECyS) Section of the Coast Guard Academy (CGA) educating and training cadets (students) to serve as future Coast Guard leaders of character to serve within the USCG Cyber Workforce.

    Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:

    - Building and maintaining the Electrical Engineering and Cyber Systems research and education network and equipment as system administrator. Implementing, managing, and monitoring cybersecurity aspects of the engineering network to include the review and implementation of configuration and policy changes due to emerging cyber threat and establishing and maintaining an advanced cyber security posture of the network to include refining and monitoring the EEnet Intrusion Detection System (IDS) configure and groom network firewall rules.
    - Assisting faculty members with the set-up and instruction for laboratory exercises related to computing courses in the Electrical Engineering and Cyber Systems undergraduate academic programs. Helping faculty members build, maintain, assemble and repair educational aids through an array of Computer, Cybersecurity, and Electrical Engineering classes. Providing advice to faculty and cadets on the most appropriate methods and materials suitable for various network based project designs.
    - Providing instruction to cadets on using network test equipment and best practices in installing and maintaining networks. Assisting cadets with the design, construction, and troubleshooting of capstone and course projects with particular emphasis on information systems. Helping cadets design and build design projects that will solve customer requirements. Working with other CGA personnel to maintain the computing and network laboratory spaces and equipment and spaces.
    - Utilizing the Coast Guard procurement processes to obtain all materials required for the network maintenance and associated cyber-security or networks classes. Conducting periodic inventory checks as property custodian for EECyS network equipment. Staying current with information systems practices and technology developments that can be translated into better lab equipment for EECyS faculty and better lab experiences for cadets.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. Citizens

    Subject position(s) will be filled through Direct Hire Authority (DHA)

    All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for further consideration. The "Rule of Three", Category Rating, Veterans Preference, and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to this vacancy.

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/504166500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.