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IT SPECIALIST (INFOSEC)

Full Time

Website Air Force Elements, U.S. Strategic Command

In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions. BASIC REQUIREMENT OR INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENT: Must have a undergraduate or graduate 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. OR Experience must be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate. For this position individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. 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. In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-11, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes knowledge of a full range of IT security principles, concepts, practices, products and services and methods for evaluating risk and vulnerability, implementing mitigating improvements, and disseminating IT security tools and procedures; knowledge of IT information security (INFOSEC) requirements for certification and accreditation, network operations and protocols, systems testing and evaluation techniques, and performance management methods sufficient to plan and conduct security accreditation reviews for installed systems or networks and advise on new or revised security measures and countermeasures based on the results of accreditation reviews; knowledge of computer systems and associated concepts, principles, and practices related to information assurance (IA) and computer network defense (CND) operations and environments; knowledge of related computer disciplines such as systems, networks, communication lines, intrusion detection systems, firewalls, routers, and current IA certification and accreditation procedures. FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in­-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-11 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 1. Knowledge of a full range of IT security principles, concepts, practices, products and services and methods for evaluating risk and vulnerability, implementing mitigating improvements, and disseminating IT security tools and procedures. 2. Knowledge of IT information security (INFOSEC) requirements for certification and accreditation, network operations and protocols, systems testing and evaluation techniques, and performance management methods sufficient to plan and conduct security accreditation reviews for installed systems or networks and advise on new or revised security measures and countermeasures based on the results of accreditation reviews. 3. Knowledge of computer systems and associated concepts, principles, and practices related to information assurance (IA) and computer network defense (CND) operations and environments. 4. Knowledge of related computer disciplines such as systems, networks, communication lines, intrusion detection systems, firewalls, routers, and current IA certification and accreditation procedures. 5. Knowledge of Federal and DoD information security policies and procedures. 6. Ability to interpret and implement Federal and DoD policy, regulations, procedures and system processes and to apply them to information systems sufficient to improve security of the Global Information Grid. 7. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, sufficient to present speeches, prepare briefings, write presentations and information documents, conduct/attend meetings, and convey technical information to a nontechnical audience. PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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