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This National Guard position is for a ITSPEC (INFOSEC), Position Description Number T5238000 and is part of the WY Deputy Chief of Staff Information Management, National Guard.
This position serves as an IT Specialist (INFOSEC), in the Information Management Directorate, Wyoming Army National Guard. This position is located in an information management organization. The purpose is to plan, design, monitor and insure compliance for information assurance throughout the state. The incumbent plans, develops, and publishes state information assurance and accreditation procedures and guidelines affecting National Guard and tenant organizations throughout the state.
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
(1) Develops and recommends policy on actions required to prevent and to correct information assurance deficiencies and violations.
(2) Has overall responsibility for the state infrastructure recovery operations to include conducting regular vulnerability assessments and coordinating the work to correct deficiencies.
(3) Identifies, investigates, and reports violations of system security.
(4) Evaluates the effectiveness and timeliness of protection deployments / updates and makes recommendations on any necessary changes.
(5) Carry out COMSEC duties, being able to accurately order, receive, ship and account for COMSEC materials. Prepare for COMSEC inspections.
** This is NOT an all-inclusive list of duties. **
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required.
Must obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET security clearance.
This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program.
Employees are paid through Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT).
The Selected applicant must complete an "I-9, Employment Verification", "OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment", and a "Declaration of Relatives in the Wyoming Military Department" prior to the appointment date.
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
Veterans' Preference applies (if applicable) to this advertisement.
Recruitment/Relocation Incentive MAY BE authorized, if eligible. Subject to funding and approval.
PCS is not authorized in lieu of incentives.
Required to complete IA Baseline Certification within 6 months as listed above.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
This position conducts information assurance functions. The incumbent shall comply with the requirements of the certification program and will be required to obtain and maintain certification.
Certification requirements are outlined in DoD Instruction 8570.01-M.
Work may require access to classified information. Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance.
The incumbent of this position description must have, at a minimum, a completed National Agency Check (NAC) prior to position assignment.
Irregular and overtime (compensatory) hours may be required to support operational requirements or contingencies.
The employee may be required to travel in military and/or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments.
This position is designated as Essential Personnel and may be subject to duty in preparation for, or in response to, a state emergency or disaster declaration. This designation will not exceed 14 calendar days per year unless otherwise approved in advance by the TAG.
Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11 Level. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.
For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. The employing agency is responsible for identifying the specific level of proficiency required for each competency at each grade level based on the requirements of the position being filled.
1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
Must possess at least one year of specialized experience as a GS-11 (or equivalent). Such experience is typically gained in the IT field or through the performance of work where the primary concern is IT.
NOTE: Specialized Experience will be used to determine qualifications for the announced position. Applicants must provide from (e.g. 02/2015 - 03/2017 or Feb 2017 - Mar - 2017) dates and hours worked per week with description of your specialized experience on the resume.
ASSURANCE CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Reference: DoD 8570.01-M, Information Assurance (IA) Workforce Improvement Program, Para C4.2.2. IA Management (IAM) Category Level II Training Requirements
Within 6 months of assignment of IA duties all military and government civilian IAM personnel must achieve IA Baseline Certification unless a waiver is granted.
Must maintain current Certification Status. As required by the certification held.
Continuous Education or Sustainment Training. As required by certification held.
An individual needs to obtain only one of the "approved certifications" for IAM Level II to meet the minimum requirement. (Para: C126.96.36.199)
- CAP = Certification Authorization Professional
- CASP+ CE = CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner Continuing Education
- CISM = Certified Information Security Manager
- CISSP (or Associate) = Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) (or Associate - this means the individual has qualified for the certification except for the number of years' experience.)
- GSLC = GIAC Security Leadership Certificate
- CCISO = Certified Chief Information Security Officer
Include a copy of certification(s) showing completion with application.
New hires' qualification periods begin the date they start in the position (i.e., must obtain the appropriate certification within 6 months of being assigned IAM functions).
Personnel who are not appropriately qualified within 6 months of assignment to a position or who fail to maintain their certification status shall not be permitted privileged access and may lose their position of assignment if employee fails to attain or return to certified status.
IAM LEVEL II POSITION REQUIREMENTS (Ref: DoD 8570.01-M, Para C4.4.)
- Usually has at least five years of management experience.
- Possesses Network Environment (NE) Information Assurance Management (IAM) experience.
- Applies knowledge of IA policy, procedures, and workforce structure to develop, implement, and maintain a secure NE.
- Supervision: For IA issues, typically reports to an IAM Level III (Enclave) Manager or DAA. May report to other senior management for network operational requirements.
- Other: Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Manages IA operations for a NE(s).
Must possess a valid state's driver's license.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR GS-11 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
All academic degrees and coursework must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions.
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks.
3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks.
If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx)
The Wyoming Military Department's (WYMD) 335, Personnel - General Merit Placement & Promotion Plan, 15 February 2018, is available at:
Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the Wyoming National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line via www.USAJOBS.gov. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
- Attention to Detail
- Customer Service
- Oral Communication
- Problem Solving
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume which includes:
* Your full name, mailing address, email address, and phone numbers where you can be reached
* A narrative of your work (paid or unpaid), training, education, and/or other experiences that may be related to this vacancy.
* Show actual begin and end dates (e.g. 02/2015 - 03/2017 or Feb 2017 - Mar - 2017) format and hours worked per week for all work experience submitted.
* List all pertinent civilian and military experiences.
* Describe your duties (work experience) in your own words. Do not submit copies or official position descriptions.
2. Complete Assessment Questionnaire: Your resume must describe the quality of work in regards to responses to the occupational self-assessment questionnaire as they generate your numerical rating.
2. Other supporting documents:
1. Transcripts and/or Certifications: You must submit documentation if you are substituting education for experience. You must also document your education and/or certifications in your resume.
2. SF-50: Current or former federal employees must submit a Notification of Personnel Action reflecting the highest grade held on a permanent basis, tenure and appointment type.
3. Veterans Documentation: (See below)
*** If claiming Veterans' Preference
Provide supporting documentation for all Veterans' Preference claims e.g. DD 214, SF-15, VA Disability Ratings, etc. (if applicable)
If claiming 10 point preference, submit a Standard Form (SF-15) "Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference." (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf)
Applicant MUST submit appropriate documentation. Failure to do so WILL result in loss of veteran's preference.
Legible copy of DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions.
A "certification" that is a written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. The certification should also include when terminal leave begins and ends, rank, and dates of active duty service.
You may obtain a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs reflecting your level of disability for preference eligibility by visiting a VA Regional Office, contacting a VA Call Center or online.
NOTE: Prior to appointment, agency will require veteran to provide a copy of the DD-214.
a. CPS - 10-Point 30 Percent Compensable Disability Preference based on a service-connected disability of 30% or more;
b. CP - 10-Point Compensable Disability Preference based on a service-connected disability of 10% or more, but less than 30%;
c. XP - 10-Point Disability Preference; granted to recipients of the Purple Heart, persons with a non-compensable service-connected disability (less than 10%);
d. XP - 10-Point Derived Preference; granted to widow/widower or mother of a deceased veteran, or spouse or mother of a disabled veteran;
e. TP - 5-point preference.
f. SSP - 0-point Preference
To receive preference, veteran must have been discharged or released from active duty in the Armed Forces under honorable conditions (i.e., with an honorable or general discharge). As defined in 5 USC 2101(2), "Armed Forces" means Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Veteran must also be eligible under one of the preference categories below.
Military retirees at the rank of major, lieutenant commander, or higher are not eligible for preference in appointment unless they are disabled veterans. (This does not apply to Reservists who will not begin drawing military retired pay until age 60.)
For non-disabled users, active duty for training by National Guard or Reserve soldiers does not qualify as "active duty" for preference.
For disabled veterans, active duty includes training service in the Reserves or National Guard, per the Merit Systems Protection Board decision in Hesse v. Department of the Army, 104 M.S.P.R.647 (2007).
Per 5 USC 2108, "war" means only those armed conflicts declared by Congress as war and includes World War II, which covers the period from December 7, 1941, to April 28, 1952.
Additional Resource: https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx
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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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.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10591170
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.
Agency contact information
AddressWY Deputy Chief of Staff Information Management
5410 Bishop Blvd
Cheyenne, WY 82009
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.
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