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Announcement Number:
19-1675-SE-AJ-D
Hiring Agency:
United States Coast Guard
Position Title:
Information Security Specialist, GS-0080-13
Open Period:
05/07/2019 - 05/22/2019

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
GS - 0080 13
Salary:
USD $99,172 - USD $128,920
Work Schedule:
Full-time - This is a full-time position.
Promotion Potential:
GS-13
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Alexandria, VA, US
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
USCG Applicant Support
866-656-6830
mgshelp@monster.com

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
U.S. Citizens. Subject position(s) will be filled through delegated examining procedures.
For definitions of common terms found in this announcement: http://dhsconnect.dhs.gov/org/comp/mgmt/dhshr/hr/Documents/JOA_Common_Definitions.pdf
Security Clearance Required:
Top Secret
Appointment Type
Permanent
Appointment Type Details:
This is a permanent appointment.
Marketing Statement:

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

Apply for this exciting position to support U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

Summary:

This position is located in  DHS, United States Coast Guard , C4IT Service Center, (C3CEN), Core Technology - Secure Communications Office located in Alexandria, VA.

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
25% or less

This position requires 25% travel IN/OUTSIDE CONUS.

Duties

This position is an element of the Coast Guard Command, Control, and Communications Engineering Center (C3CEN), Core Technology - Secure Communications Office located in Alexandria, VA.  The incumbent is responsible for conducting Key Management Infrastructure (KMI) Program Management and KMI auditor efforts in support of all Coast Guard Key Management Infrastructure (KMI) regional accounts and their subordinate locale element (LE) and local element issuing (LE (I) ) units.  The incumbent performs supervisory duties at less than 25% of duty time for two GS-13, two GS-12, and a number of military personnel.

Being a CG civilian makes you a valuable member of the CG team. Typical work assignments include:



  • Coordinating with NSA, NCMS and Coast Guard Headquarters to interpret KMI procedures and guidance.

  • Maintaining primary responsibility for the Coast Guard KMI Central Office of Record (COR) Audit Program.

  • Ensuring programming activities operating within the policies and procedures of the organization.

  • Planning, budgeting, overseeing and documenting all aspects of the CG KMI program.

  • Serving as the technical authority and lead for the implementation of required hardware and software solutions required to carry out the Coast Guard's COMSEC mission.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

Key Requirements:
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position.
  • The position requires a valid state driver's license.
  • The applicant is subject to drug/alcohol testing.
  • This position requires a Top Secret clearance.
  • Education Requirements:
    This position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here
    Evaluations:

    We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using the on-line self assessment questions that are based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job:



    1. Knowledge of information security principles, policies and procedures.

    2. Knowledge of general security program administration sufficient to serve as the organization’s principal technical authority on KMI efforts.

    3. Ability to conduct audits in sufficient detail to evaluate properly the safeguarding, accounting and disposition of COMSEC material within a Coast Guard regional KMI account.

    4. Knowledge of NATO security policies and procedures to supervise NATO control officers handling & safeguarding NATO classified material and CG NATO Sub-Registry operations.

    5. Knowledge of CG missions, units, and personnel is also required.


    If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:
    1. Best-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate high proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all Selective Placement Factors (SPF) and appropriate Quality Ranking Factors (QRF) as determined by the job analysis.


    2. Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all SPFs and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis.


    3. Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate basic proficiency in most of the critical competencies, including all SPFs and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis.

    If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for the position. Therefore, you must support your responses to the self-assessment questions by providing examples of past and present experience in your resume.

    Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they are qualified. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. For information on veterans' preference, click here.

     

     

    Qualifications:

    AT THE GS-13 LEVEL: In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level (in the federal sector)



    • Coordinating with NSA, NCMS and Coast Guard Headquarters to interpret KMI procedures and guidance.

    • Planning, budgeting, overseeing and documenting all aspects of the CG KMI program.

    • Acting as the KMI training representative for CGKMI regional accounts.

    • Serving as the technical authority and lead for the implementation of required hardware and software solutions required to carry out the Coast Guard's COMSEC mission.

    • Conducting audits in sufficient detailing to evaluating property the safeguarding accounting and disposition of COMSEC material within a Coast Guard regional KMI account.

    • Interpreting KMI procedures and providing guidance to account managers and their supporting elements.

    • Requiring policy and procedures supporting to all Coast Guard regional account managers and LE/LE (I) users via visit, e-mail, phone, and written instruction.

    • Planning, organizing, assigning, directing, and reviewing the work required of subordinate-level staff.


    Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work. Examples of specialized experience include: performing all actions associated with the receipt, handling, issue, safeguarding, accounting, and disposition of COMSEC material on charge to an account; maintain files and records on all users of account's materials, provide monthly training on proper procedures of KMI management best practices; initiate proper ordering of all Central Facility products; provide accounting and logistics to include shipping and receiving for all keying material and equipment contained throughout entire account; manage account equipment repair and replacement.


    National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    The Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees.  If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits:
    Agency Benefits:

    DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(K)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays.  Other benefits may include:  flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers.  DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and development opportunities.  For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select “Benefits”.  Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.

    Other Information:

    Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete/make updates to the OF-306 and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.

    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 at click here

    Recruitment incentives may be authorized.
    This is a supervisory position, under provisions of the Civil Service Reform Act, first time supervisors and/or managers will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
    All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.

    For Veterans' preference eligibility, visit Veterans' Employment Resources. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. See the required documents section of the announcement.

    More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 45 days from the date the certificate was issued.

    If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-6291. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:

    Complete applications for this vacancy must be received on-line by 11:59 p.m ET on the closing date of the announcement. To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign in to USAJOBS, take the online questionnaire and submit the required documents to provide proof of eligibility and qualifications. See Required Documents section for more detail regarding a complete application package.

    High self assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume and/or supporting documents may impact you or eliminate you from consideration.

    If applying on-line poses a hardship to you, the Help Desk listed on the announcement will provide assistance to ensure that applications are submitted on-line by the closing date. You must contact the Help Desk prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET, excluding Federal holidays.

    Required Documents:

    1.    Your resume
    2.    Your responses to the online questionnaire
    3.    If you are qualifying based on education, submit a legible copy of your unofficial college transcript from an accredited college/university. The transcript copy must reflect the college/university name and/or logo. Applicants are highly encouraged to proactively order a copy of their official transcripts to be delivered to their home address so transcripts will be readily available if selected. If selected, you will be required to provide official transcripts prior to establishing your start date. Foreign education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited institutions in the U.S. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here.
    4.    If you are claiming special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must submit a copy of your agency notice, most recent performance rating and most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level and duty location. If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP eligible. To be considered eligible, you must be placed in the well-qualified category for this position. Please see ICTAP eligibility.
    5.    If you are claiming veterans’ preference, please submit the following documents. Please see Feds Hire Vets for detail.
        a. Veterans claiming 5 point veterans' preference must submit legible Member 4 Copy DD214(s) indicating Character of Service. 5-point preference will not be granted if appropriate documentation is not submitted with your application.
        b. 30% Disabled Veterans must submit their Member Copy 4 DD-214(s), which includes Character of Service, and VA Disability Letter with percentage of disability OR documentation of disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces which reflects a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.  
        c. Other 10 point Preference Eligibles must submit applicable Member Copy 4 DD-214(s), which includes Character of Service, and provide documentation of your other 10 point preference. If claiming 10 point preference, you must provide required documentation described on the back of the SF-15 which proves that you are entitled to such preference. 10-point preference will not be granted if appropriate documentation is not submitted with your application.
         d. If you are a current active duty military member who does not have a DD214 and is claiming preference under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit certification from the Armed Forces indicating that you will be discharged or released under honorable conditions from active duty within 120 days from the date on the certification. Certifications must be on letterhead from the appropriate military branch and include the following information:  military dates of service and expected discharge or release date, character of service, military rank, type of discharge and date when terminal leave will begin. Certifications must be signed by, or by direction of military members’ military personnel offices, unit commanders or higher headquarters.
    6.    OPM must authorize employment offers for former or current Political Appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information. Submit proof of your former or current status, such as your SF-50. Please see here.

    All documentation as outlined above must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you are unable to submit your documents electronically, you may fax or mail the documents. A fax cover sheet will be provided to you from the system, with fax number and instructions to transmit the requested documents. The required documents will also be accepted by mail and must be received by the closing date of the announcement. The mailing address is COMMANDANT (CG-123SE), ATTN OFFICE OF CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES (JOBS), US COAST GUARD, 2703 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE SE, STOP 7912, WASHINGTON, DC 20593-7912.

    Next Steps:

    Once the announcement is closed, we will conduct an evaluation of your application and qualifications to determine your ranking. All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for further consideration. To check the status of your application, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on "Application Status," and then click "More Information." You may also opt to receive email notifications of application status changes by logging into your USAJOBS account and enabling notification alerts.

    For more information on applying for federal employment click here

    Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change. Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.