Information Technology Specialist Infosec Job

Vacancy No. AFPC-OPMDHA-10931004-2210 Department U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide
Salary $45,627.00 to $120,868.00 Grade 9 to 14
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 10/2/2020 Close Date 10/1/2021
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Locations:
EIELSON AFB, AKELMENDORF AFB, AKLITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, ARTUCSON, AZ
LUKE AFB, AZBEALE AFB, CAEDWARDS, CAEDWARDS AFB
LOS ANGELES, CAMARCH AIR FORCE BASE, CATRAVIS AFB, CALOMPOC, CA
COLORADO SPRINGS, COCOLORADO SPRINGS, COCOLORADO SPRINGS, CODOVER AFB, DE
CAPE CANAVERAL, FLCAPE CANAVERAL, FLEGLIN AFB, FLHOMESTEAD, FL
HURLBURT FIELD, FLPATRICK AFB, FLPANAMA CITY, FLMARIETTA, GA
VALDOSTA, GAWARNER ROBINS, GASMITH MARINE CORP BASEHICKAM AFB, HI
MOUNTAIN HOME A F B, IDSCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, ILBARKSDALE AFB, LAHANSCOM AFB, MA
ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, MDLINTHICUM HEIGHTS, MDSELFRIDGE ANGWHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, MO
COLUMBUS, MSMINOT AFB, NDOFFUTT A F B, NENEW BOSTON, NH
MCGUIRE AFBCANNON AFB, NMKIRTLAND AFB, NMNELLIS AFB, NV
NIAGARA FALLS, NYDAYTON, OHYOUNGSTOWN, OHYOUNGSTOWN, OH
NORMAN, OKOKLAHOMA CITY, OKCHARLESTON, SCSHAW A F B, SC
ARNOLD AFB, TNDYESS AFB, TXSAN ANTONIO, TXGOODFELLOW AFB, TX
KELLY AFBSAN ANTONIO, TXLAUGHLIN A F B, TXUNIVERSAL CITY, TX
HILL AFB, UTALEXANDRIA, VAARLINGTON, VADAHLGREN, VA
FORT EUSTIS, VAHAMPTON, VAARLINGTON, VAFAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, WA
MCCHORD AFB, WAWARREN AFB


Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
Overview
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 10/02/2020 to 10/01/2021

  • Service

    Competitive

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 9 - 14

  • Salary

    $45,627 to $120,868 per year

  • Appointment type

    Multiple Appointment Types

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time

Locations

Few vacancies in the following locations:

  • Eielson AFB, AK
  • Elmendorf AFB, AK
  • Little Rock AFB, AR
  • Davis Monthan AFB, AZ
  • Luke AFB, AZ
  • Beale AFB, CA
  • Edwards AFB, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • March AFB, CA
  • Travis AFB, CA
  • Vandenberg AFB, CA
  • Cheyenne Mountain AFB, CO
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Peterson AFB, CO
  • Dover AFB, DE
  • Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Cape Canaveral AFS, FL
  • Eglin AFB, FL
  • Homestead AFB, FL
  • Hurlburt Field, FL
  • Patrick AFB, FL
  • Tyndall AFB, FL
  • Dobbins AFB, GA
  • Moody AFB, GA
  • Robins AFB, GA
  • Camp H.M. Smith Marine Corp Base, HI
  • Hickam AFB, HI
  • Mountain Home AFB, ID
  • Scott AFB, IL
  • Barksdale AFB, LA
  • Hanscom AFB, MA
  • Andrews AFB, MD
  • Linthicum Heights, MD
  • Selfridge ANG Base, MI
  • Whiteman AFB, MO
  • Columbus AFB, MS
  • Minot AFB, ND
  • Offutt AFB, NE
  • New Boston, NH
  • McGuire AFB, NJ
  • Cannon AFB, NM
  • Kirtland AFB, NM
  • Nellis AFB, NV
  • Niagara Falls, NY
  • Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
  • Youngstown, OH
  • Youngstown, OH
  • Norman, OK
  • Tinker AFB, OK
  • Charleston, SC
  • Shaw AFB, SC
  • Arnold AFB, TN
  • Dyess AFB, TX
  • Fort Sam Houston, TX
  • Goodfellow AFB, TX
  • Kelly AFB, TX
  • Lackland AFB, TX
  • Laughlin AFB, TX
  • Randolph AFB, TX
  • Hill AFB, UT
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Arlington, VA
  • Dahlgren, VA
  • Fort Eustis, VA
  • Langley AFB, VA
  • Pentagon, Arlington, VA
  • Fairchild AFB, WA
  • McChord AFB, WA
  • Warren AFB, WY
Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

This job is open to
  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

This public notice is to gather applications that may or may not result in a referral or selection.

Announcement number

AFPC-OPMDHA-10931004-2210

Control number

580685600

  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    Positions may be filled as permanent or term with a full-time work schedule.

    Salary will vary by geographic location.

    Learn more about this agency
    Responsibilities
    • ****Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level****
    • Utilize knowledge of IT principles, methods and security regulations and policies to carry out established base-wide policy to administer the INFOSEC (also known as COMPUSEC) program.
    • Implement procedures to ensure protection of information transmitted to the installation, among organizations on the installation, and from the installation on the local or wide area networks, the world-wide-web, or other communications modes.
    • Administer the Communications Security (COMSEC) program. Control and protect all cryptographic material and administers the Cryptographic Access Program (CAP).
    • Conduct semi-annual functional reviews of all COMSEC user accounts, inspecting COMSEC facilities, reviewing procedures, and auditing of all cryptographic holdings.
    • Administer the COMPUSEC Program and protects Information Technology (IT) assets against unauthorized, accidental, or deliberate modification, disclosure, and destruction of data.
    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment
    • Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.
    • U.S. Citizenship is required
    • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
    • Total salary varies depending on location of position
    • Travel and relocation expenses may or may not be paid
    • Recruitment incentives may be authorized
    • Position may be subject to random drug testing
    • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
    • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
    • Employee must maintain current certifications
    • A security clearance may be required
    • Disclosure of Political Appointments is required
    Qualifications
    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, Individual Occupational Requirements for Information Technology (IT) Management Series, 2210 (Alternative A).

    BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
    Undergraduate or Graduate Education: 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.

    GS-09: Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree

    GS-11: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree

    OR

    For grade levels 9 through 14, your resume must reflect information technology related experience in the federal service or private or public sector demonstrating the following four competencies: a) attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail; b) 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; c) 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 AND d) problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

    In additional to the basic requirements above, applicants for the GS-9 and above must meet the one year of specialized experience listed below:

    For GS-9: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 that demonstrated knowledge of computer requirements and techniques in carrying out project assignments consisting of several related tasks, such as development of minor modifications to parts of a system on the basis of detailed specifications provided. The assignments must have shown completion of the following, or the equivalent: Analysis of the interrelationships of pertinent components of the system; planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment; and personal responsibility for at least a segment of the overall project.

    For GS-11: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 that demonstrated accomplishment of computer project assignments that required a range of knowledge of computer requirements and techniques. For example, experience in developing modifications to parts of a system that required significant revisions in the logic or techniques used in the original development. Accomplishments, in addition to those noted for the GS-9, normally involve the following, or the equivalent: Knowledge of the customary approaches, techniques, and requirements appropriate to an assigned computer applications area or computer specialty area in an organization; planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment where this entailed coordination with others outside the organizational unit and development of project controls; and adaptation of guidelines or precedents to the needs of the assignment.

    For GS-12: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level that demonstrated experience in planning, analyzing, acquisition, designing, developing, implementing, quality assurance, configuration, integrating, maintenance testing, operational integrity, and/or management of systems used.

    For GS-13: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 that demonstrated experience in providing technical expertise on architecture, acquisition, certification and accreditation, systems tailoring for an organization mission; planning, organizing and managing the IT requirements and assessing long and short-term IT integration and migration capabilities; planning current and future system architecture requirements.

    For GS-14: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 that demonstrated experience in serving as senior IT specialist and consultant to senior management in support of organization wide IT policy, budget and plans for systems development, acquisition, installation, operation and maintenance; planning, organizing, and overseeing the activities of the IT organization and reviewing policies, procedures, mission objectives and organization design for the staff; serving as the recognized authority in the analysis and direction of IT programs and issues; and in researching, interpreting, analyzing and applying operations and security guidance.

    Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:
    http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/2200/information-technology-it-management-series-2210-alternative-a/

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):
    1. Knowledge of Information Technology principles, concepts, practices, systems software, database software, and immediate access storage technology to carry out activities.
    2. Ability to assess and advise on a variety of sources and procedures and methods for systems and applications.
    3. Knowledge of system requirements and techniques for planning current and future system architecture requirements.
    4. Knowledge of commonly applied principles, concepts, and methodologies, operating characteristics and capabilities of systems, media, equipment, and related software systems, processes and procedures.

    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.
    Education

    IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcriptswith the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience; transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    Additional information

    For Direct Hire (DHA) Positions:
    This is a Direct Hire Public Notice, under this recruitment procedure applications will be accepted for each location/ installation identified in this Public Notice and selections are made for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated in the "Highly Qualified" or "Best Qualified" Category on the rating criteria for this vacancy. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

    Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

    Term Appointments: If you are selected for a term position in the competitive service, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition. Additionally, if you are serving on a term appointment in the competitive service, you may be converted to a career or career-conditional appointment without further competition. NOTE: Current federal civilian employees may apply for this position and if selected, a break in service of at least 3 days may be required prior to appointment to this position.

    Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

    If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here.

    Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities, please visit: https://www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/FTR%20Bulletin%2018_05%20Relocation%20Allowances_0.pdf

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

    Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    No

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this Public Notice. Applicants who do not submit required documentation to determine eligibility and qualifications will be eliminated from consideration. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.

    1. Online Application - Questionnaire
    2. Resume - For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week (if part-time) and dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade, i.e. GS-0301-09. Current Federal Civilian Employees should list any relevant performance related rating (given within the last three years) and/or incentive awards in your resume. Do NOT include photographs (or links to social media such as LinkedIn), inappropriate material, inappropriate content, nor personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume.
    3. Transcripts/Registration/License: If qualifying on education/position requires education, you must submit copies of your transcripts and if required for the position, submit an active, current registration/license.
    4. Veterans: If claiming Veterans' Preference - Submit VOW certification memo or copy of the official DD-Form 214, which must include the character of service/type under honorable conditions (i.e., with an honorable or general discharge). This will be annotated in block 24 on member copy 2, 4, or 7 of the DD-Form 214. If you are also claiming 10-point preference and/or 30% Disabled Veteran, you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of Purple Heart, if applicable).
    ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act requires federal agencies to treat an eligible active duty service member as a veteran, disabled veteran, and preference eligible (as applicable) when applying for civil service positions before the effective release or discharge date. Appointment of military members before the release or discharge date is permissible if the member is on terminal leave. At the time the active duty member applies for a civil position, he or she must submit a "certification" memo in lieu of a DD-Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. Active duty members applying for a civil service position without submitting a valid certification memo or DD-Form 214 with their application will render the member ineligible for the position. The certification memo must originate from the member's military service branch on official letterhead and contain the following:
    • Name/Rank/Grade of Service Member
    • Branch of Armed Forces
    • Dates of Active Service (Start and End Date(s)
    • Expected Date of Discharge/Release from Active Duty
    • Terminal leave start date (if applicable)
    • Expected character of service/discharge and type of separation (i.e. separation or retirement)
    • Must be certified within 120 days of anticipated discharge
    • Signature by, or by direction of the adjutant, personnel office, unit commander, or higher headquarters commander.
    Note: The VOW Act provides tentative preference. If appointed, a DD Form-214 must be submitted upon receipt.

    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.

  • Benefits
    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/benefits/

    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
    How to Apply

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 10/01/2021.

    To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10931004

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

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications). If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent."

    • It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
    • For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week (if part-time) and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
    2. A complete Application Questionnaire

    3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name.

    If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application.

    PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered and/or uploaded, (i.e., resume) is received, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully. You can access your USAJOBS account to do so by clicking here. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.

    Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.

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    The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

    For OPM Direct Hire Authority (DHA) Positions:
    This position are being filled under the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Government-wide Direct Hire Authority (DHA) to directly appoint individuals and to streamline the recruitment process. Direct-hire authority (DHA) is designed to provide the needed flexibilities to effectively recruit candidates to positions for which a severe shortage of candidates or critical hiring need exists.

    This Public Notice is to gather applications which may or may not result in a referral or selection.

    This Public Notice may be used to fill positions in other equivalent pay systems (i.e., NH, NJ, NK).

    See "Additional Information" in this announcement for further information regarding DHA Positions.

    Next steps

    After you submit your application, you will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required.

    Your application will remain active through the open period of this Public Notice. Once this Public Notice closes, you must reapply.

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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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