IT CYBERSECURITY SPECIALIST (INFOSEC) with Security Clearance

at Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Published February 9, 2024
Location Atlanta, GA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  

Description

Location 1 vacancy in the following location: Atlanta, GA * Remote job No * Telework eligible Yes-as determined by the agency policy. * Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. * Relocation expenses reimbursed No * Appointment type Permanent - * Work schedule Full-time - * Service Competitive * Promotion potential 12 * Job family (Series) 2210 Information Technology Management * Supervisory status No * Security clearance * Drug test Yes * Position sensitivity and risk Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk * Trust determination process Suitability/Fitness * Announcement number IOD-DHA-12288136-24-AD * Control number 773905900 Duties Typical work assignments include: * Analyzes data/information from one or multiple sources to support regional cybersecurity planning and operations, respond to requests for information, and submit intelligence collection and production requirements. * Collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates information from all sources of intelligence on foreign actors' cyber programs, intentions, capabilities, research and development, and operational activities. * Provides evaluation and feedback necessary for improving regional cybersecurity planning and response operations. * Develops cyber indicators to maintain awareness of the status of the highly dynamic operating environment. * Provides all-source analysis on information security issues through high-quality, polished written assessments, briefings, and engagements to understand cybersecurity threats, vulnerabilities, consequences to cyber infrastructure. Requirements Conditions of Employment * You must be a U.S. citizen. * Selective Service - Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service, see www.sss.gov/ * All Federal employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments. * DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities. * This position has been identified as a drug testing designated position (TDP) for purposes of the CISA's Drug-Free Workplace Program. All applicants tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to a drug test to screen for illicit/illegal drug use prior to receiving a final offer of employment. A final offer of employment is contingent upon a negative drug test result. After appointment, you may be subject to periodic random drug testing. * You must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance suitable for Federal employment as determined by a background investigation. This may include a credit check, a review of financial issues, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. * One-year probationary period may be required. * This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, and acts of terrorism or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations (5 U.S.C. 7501-7533 and 5 CFR Part 752, as applicable). Qualifications To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you have the required education or experience for the respective grade level in which you are applying: 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. All academic degrees and coursework must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions. A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing your qualifications on education. Applications submitted without this information may not be considered. GS-09 Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree or two (2) 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 (3) full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. OR EXPERIENCE FOR GS-9 AND 11: Experience must be Information Technology (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. You must have IT-related cyber analysis experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below: * Attention to Detail - Experience reviewing my own information technology-related work or data to ensure accuracy, completeness, and consistency with standards. My work or the data that I produce is typically reviewed by my supervisor or another colleague. * Customer Service - Experience having brief contact with customers to provide information about available information technology products and services and providing customers with standard products or routine services to address cyber-related information gaps. * Oral Communication - Experience informing my supervisor and other IT staff of the status of information technology systems, projects, or daily operations, including the status of information technology systems, projects, or daily operations, including the communication of basic technical information to a non-technical audience. * Problem Solving - Identifying or selecting from a number of alternatives to address routine information technology-related issues by gathering and applying information from standard sources that provide a limited number of solutions. AND SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the qualification requirement listed above, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower GS-grade level (or equivalent). Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Such experience is typically gained in the IT field or through the performance of work where the primary concern is IT. GS-09 You qualify for the GS-09 grade level if you have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-07 grade level (or equivalent) performing the following duties: * Comprehending procedures used for documenting and querying reported cybersecurity information, incidents, problems, and events; * Recognizing cyber threats and vulnerabilities; * Conducting cyber threat analysis; and * Understanding system administration concepts for operating systems such as but not limited to Unix/ Linux, IOS, Android, and Windows operating systems. GS-11 You qualify for the GS-11 grade level if you have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-09 grade level (or equivalent) performing the following duties: * Advising on the basics of network security (e.g., encryption, firewalls, authentication, honey pots, perimeter protection); * Implementing feedback to improve cybersecurity operational processes, products, and services; and * Utilizing multiple intelligence sources across all intelligence disciplines. EXPERIENCE FOR GS-12: Experience must be Information Technology (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. You must have IT-related cyber analysis experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below: * Attention to Detail - Experience reviewing my own analysis or information technology-related work or data and have been asked by others to review their work or data to ensure accuracy, completeness, and consistency with standards. * Customer Service - Experience maintaining relationships with customers, assessing cyber threat risks ad/or current information needs of customers, and developing or identifying information technology products and services that are tailored to meet customer needs. * Oral Communication - Briefing mid-level management and IT staff on the status of information technology systems, cyber threat activity, projects, or daily operations, including the communication of technical information to a non-technical audience. * Problem Solving - Identifying alternatives to address complex cyber analysis-related issues by gathering and applying information from a variety of sources that provide a number of potential solutions. AND SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the qualification requirement listed above, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower GS-grade level (or equivalent). Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Such experience is typically gained in the IT field or through the performance of work where the primary concern is IT. GS-12 You qualify for the GS-12 grade level if you have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-11 grade level (or equivalent) performing the following duties: * Detecting common computer/network infections (virus, Trojan, etc.) and methods of infection (ports, attachments, etc.); * Writing, reviewing and editing cyber-related intelligence/assessment products from multiple sources; and * Interpreting laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity and priv