IT SPECIALIST (INFOSEC) (2024)

Department of the Army

U.S. Army War College

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Summary

This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service.

About the Position: Carlisle Barracks is an installation at the center of the Army and Department of Defense Senior Leadership educational programs. This historic post supports missions such as the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) and the Installation Management Command.

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Overview

  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates

    06/04/2024 to 06/17/2024

  • Salary

    $105,427 - $137,059 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 13

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    Location

    1 vacancy in the following location:

    • Carlisle Barracks, PA
  • 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

    Yes—You may qualify for reimbursem*nt of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

  • Appointment type

    Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full-time

  • Service

    Competitive

  • Promotion potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    2210 Information Technology Management

  • Supervisory status

    No

  • Security clearance

    Top Secret

  • Drug test

    Yes

  • Position sensitivity and risk

    Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

  • Trust determination process

    Suitability/Fitness

    National security

  • Announcement number

    DABR0600550479HW

  • Control number

    794053500

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This job is open to

  • The public U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

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Duties

  • Serve as the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) for USAWC and as the Cybersecurity Advisor for the Army War College Commandant.
  • Implement and maintain the organization's Information Assurance (IA) and Cybersecurity Program to safeguard the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive and classified information.
  • Deliver well-researched and pertinent guidance to the USAWC CIO and command staff on cybersecurity and information systems security matters.

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Top Secret security clearance or access for the duration of employment
  • This position is subject to a pre-employment screening, and random testing thereafter, to include testing based on reasonable suspicion and testing due to direct involvement with an on-duty accident.
  • In the event of severe weather conditions or other such emergency type situations (natural or man-made disaster) the incumbent is required to report to work or remain at work as scheduled to support mission operations.
  • Appointment to this position is subject to a one year probationary period unless the appointee has previously met the requirements as described in 5 CFR Part 315. While probationary the incumbent can be terminated with limited appeal rights.
  • This position requires shift work to provide coverage on evenings, weekends, holidays, or special situations.
  • This position has been designated as IAM Level III IAW DoD 8570.01M with full access to all Classified and Unclassified networks.
  • Position may require incumbent to be on-call after normal duty hours.

Qualifications

Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.

Specialized Experience Statement: Specialized experience is defined as work that involves: 1) Conducting detailed analysis of security requirements for new systems or modification to existing systems; 2) Designing security solutions and recommending countermeasures to mitigate risks; AND 3) Recommending changes to meet evolving cybersecurity requirements as they apply to existing systems and servers.This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade (GS-12).

In addition to meeting the above specialized experience requirement, applicants applying to this position must have specialized experience that includes, or was supplemented by, information technology related experience which demonstrates 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.

Selective Placement Factor: In addition to meeting the above qualifications, this position has the following selective placement factor which must also be met prior to employment and for continued employment: This is an Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program position. Incumbent (or Selectee) is required to satisfactorily complete the appropriate training and obtain the required certification/recertification for this position as outlined in DoD Publication 8570.01-M. This position requires the incumbent to have successfully completed an IAM III Certification CISSP (or associate) or CISM or GSLC or CCISO. (NOTE: Selectee will be required to provide proof of meeting selective placement factor prior to appointment.)

Education

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a(n) Digital Technology Career Field position.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit https://www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/Civilian-Moving-Expenses-Tax-Deduction/ for more information.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest.
  • Relocation and recruitment incentive may be authorized.
  • This position is not eligible for regular and recurring telework. This position is eligible for situational telework only, including emergency and OPM prescribed "unscheduled telework". Situational telework is approved on a case-by-case basis, where the hours worked were not part of a previously approved, ongoing, and regular telework schedule. Situational telework is sometimes also referred to as episodic, intermittent, unscheduled, or ad-hoc telework.

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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 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, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement.

If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

Veterans and Military Spouses will be considered along with all other candidates.

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    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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our 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.

  • As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist for Public Announcements.

    As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

    1. Your resume:

    • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
    • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS 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 incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
    • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.

    2. Other supporting documents:

    • Cover Letter, optional
    • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
    • This position requires a job-related license or certification. You MUST submit a copy of your license or certification with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses

    NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

    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.

  • To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section above.

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 06/17/2024 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 (https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12420479).
    • 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. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
    • It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.
    • Additional information on how to complete the online application process and submit your online application may be found on the USA Staffing Applicant Resource Center.

    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

    Army Applicant Help Desk

    Address
    BR-W2H6AA US ARMY WAR COLLEGE
    DO NOT MAIL
    Carlisle Barracks, PA 17013
    US

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    Next steps

    If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking (as applicable) for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

  • The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    • Criminal history inquiries
    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Financial suitability
    • New employee probationary period
    • Privacy Act
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Selective Service
    • Signature and false statements
    • Social security number request

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Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist for Public Announcements.

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

1. Your resume:

  • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS 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 incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.

2. Other supporting documents:

  • Cover Letter, optional
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
  • This position requires a job-related license or certification. You MUST submit a copy of your license or certification with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses

NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

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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How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section above.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 06/17/2024 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 (https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12420479).
  • 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. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.
  • Additional information on how to complete the online application process and submit your online application may be found on the USA Staffing Applicant Resource Center.

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/.

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Agency contact information

Army Applicant Help Desk

Address
BR-W2H6AA US ARMY WAR COLLEGE
DO NOT MAIL
Carlisle Barracks, PA 17013
US

Learn more about this agency

Next steps

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking (as applicable) for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

Read more

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

  • Criminal history inquiries
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
  • Financial suitability
  • New employee probationary period
  • Privacy Act
  • Reasonable accommodation policy
  • Selective Service
  • Signature and false statements
  • Social security number request

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/job/794053500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

IT SPECIALIST (INFOSEC) (2024)

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What is it specialist InfoSec? ›

As an IT Specialist (INFOSEC), at minimum you will:

Accomplishes risk analysis, security testing, and certification due to modifications or changes to computer systems.

What does a IT security specialist do? ›

What does an IT security specialist do? From passwords to identity management, IT security specialists keep information secure and manage access to networks and systems. They protect organisations, staff, and customers, by maintaining secure IT environments.

What exactly does an IT specialist do? ›

IT specialists, also known as information technology specialists, provide support for IT departments and end users in a number of organizations and industries. They ensure that computer hardware and software, as well as networks and servers, work consistently and correctly.

Is InfoSec a good career? ›

Rankings. Information Security Analysts rank #3 in Best Technology Jobs. Jobs are ranked according to their ability to offer an elusive mix of factors.

What is InfoSec vs cybersecurity? ›

Information security protects a variety of types of information. This includes digital data, physical records, and intellectual property (IP). Cybersecurity is a subfield of information security that protects computer systems and networks from cyberattacks.

Is InfoSec stressful? ›

The cybersecurity industry is one of the most exciting and challenging fields to work in. However, it is also one of the most stressful. With the increasing demand for cybersecurity professionals, the industry is facing a significant skills gap that has resulted in elevated stress levels across the board.

What is the highest salary of an IT specialist? ›

It Specialist Salary
Annual SalaryMonthly Pay
Top Earners$116,500$9,708
75th Percentile$111,500$9,291
Average$84,113$7,009
25th Percentile$46,500$3,875

Is IT hard to become an IT specialist? ›

Working in IT requires a lot of technical skills and effective communication. Even if you're a computer novice, you can prepare yourself by knowing what skills you'll be learning as well as the IT specializations and degree levels to choose from.

Is being an IT specialist stressful? ›

Is it stressful to work as a IT Support Specialist? IT Support Specialists often face high-pressure situations, managing urgent technical issues and maintaining system reliability. Stress levels can vary, influenced by factors like user demands, the complexity of problems, and the support structure of the organization.

Does InfoSec require a degree? ›

Certifications in security or networks are a good place to start. Degrees: Information security analyst positions typically call for at least a bachelor's degree. According to Zippia, 62 percent of information security analysts have a bachelor's degree, and 20 percent have an associate degree[2].

Is cybersecurity a dying field? ›

There is currently a high demand for skilled cyber professionals in the job market. It is expected that by 2025 there will be 3.5 million unfilled cyber security jobs due to a lack of skilled professionals and a growing need to secure more and more systems.

Is information security high paying? ›

Yes. The cybersecurity field pays higher-than-average salaries; even entry-level positions can pay more than $100,000 per year, according to salary data from CyberSeek. Earning potential varies based on factors like location, industry, and workers' professional certifications.

What does an InfoSec person do? ›

Information security professionals protect data from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction. They engage in InfoSec process management using information security standards and InfoSec frameworks, protocols, and controls.

What is the difference between IT specialist and cyber security? ›

The choice depends on your specific interests and career goals. If you enjoy protecting computer systems and handling cybersecurity, go for a major in cybersecurity, whereas if you prefer a more general view of technology, like software, networks and databases, a major in IT might be a better fit.

What is the job description of an InfoSec? ›

Information security analysts typically do the following: Monitor their organization's networks for security breaches and investigate when one occurs. Use and maintain software, such as firewalls and data encryption programs, to protect sensitive information. Check for vulnerabilities in computer and network systems.

How many years does IT take to become an information security specialist? ›

To become an information security specialist, you typically need a bachelor's degree in computer technology, information systems, or a related field. However, some employers may accept years of experience implementing computer programs combined with certification instead of a four-year degree.

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