TheIT SPECIALIST is part of the CA 195th WG, National Guard.
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The IT SPECIALIST, GS-2210-12 is located in a Cyberspace Operations unit.
May make additional selections within 90 days of eligible(s) issuance.
This is an open until filled position (see what to expect next)
There are multiple positions that need to be filled in different position descriptions (PDs). Below are the position titles and the experience requirement:
General Experience: All series personnel must be certified at the next higher level before being eligible for that level and must have a minimum of one year on-the-job experience in the grade immediately below the next higher level. An applicant must have a validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade.
IT SPECIALIST, GS - 2210- 12: Training Officer-Must have at least 12 months of experience on the Cyberspace Program's Protection Team training instructions and requirements, as well as, a full range of competencies on interpreting and directing all Cyberspace Program's training protocols, certification requirements, formal regulations, directives, and instructions.
Experienced in collecting and correlating training requirements for operations personnel and created training plans specifically designed to address these program requirements. Experienced with reconciling training programs and plans that resulted in comprehensive unit training schedules for unit leadership. Experienced in managing a Master Training Task lists and distributing these lists to the appropriate unit point of contact for inclusion in section training requirements lists or plans.
Experienced in training, developing, mentoring unit personnel into qualified trainers to conduct UTA, AT, and mission training events. Experienced in building training curriculum and conducts training as a skilled instructor. Experienced in the task to identify, gather, organize, complete, and maintain records that are relevant to individual operational training.
Organizational skills are essential to maintain efficient training program record files for immediate access, as needed to verify any operator's training qualifications. Experiences included analyzing and interpreting instructions and guidance relevant to Cyber Protection Team or Industrial Control Systems defense mission training. Skilled in presenting formal and informal briefing and written reports in regard to the Cyberspace program's to unit stakeholders in regard to the impacts of Cyber Protection Team or Industrial Control Systems defense mission training programs and initiatives.
Skilled in presenting discussions and reports to external agencies to include Group, Wing, AFSPC and NGB on all issues relevant to operations training. Competent on performing cyber-space operations that protected and defended (or assessed the capability to protect and defend) information and information systems and experiences ensured availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation. Experiences included cyber mission assurance systems by incorporating protection, detection, and reaction capabilities.
Experienced in conducting risk and vulnerability assessments of DoD information systems that identified associated vulnerabilities, risks, and protection needs. Skilled as a technical and subject-matter expert that resulted in improved defense tactics of assessed missions and systems. Experienced in defending missions and systems against adversary exploitation.
Must have a full-range of competencies as an experienced and qualified Evaluator Cyberspace Operator. Must have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of information technology, cyberspace operations, and the unit's tasked missions to develop and monitor unit policies and procedures. Experienced in delivering assessed changes to higher-level policies, standards, directives or operations manuals that provided impacts on unit plans, policies, programs or operations.
Must have experiences in the cyber program regulations, procedures, policies, and guidelines. Skilled in presenting formal and informal briefing and written reports in regard to the Cyberspace program mission readiness. Skilled in conducting and assessing on-line and classroom training that resulted in effective and efficient training environments. Experiences included recommendations to senior leaders to adopt new concepts, criteria, and standards for inclusion in cyberspace operations training programs.
Compatible Military Assignments: K17SXD
Location: Van Nuys
Who May ApplyThis job is open toCurrent members of the Air Force/Army National Guard, Air Force/Army Reserve or Air Force/Army Active Duty.
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
Computer Security Specialists
Information Technology Specialist (It Specialist)
Specialists, Computer Security
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
The incumbent must obtain all required military certifications within
12 months of hire/appointment into the dual status position.
Officers must provide transcripts
MUST be certified IAW DOD 8570.01-M,
Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard.
Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.
Priority Areas(s) of Consideration:
AREA I= Current California National Guard technicians who are serving on a Permanent/Indefinite/Temporary dual status appointment.
AREA II= Current California National Guard members.
AREA III= Current military members of the Air Force/Army National Guard, Air Force/Army Reserve or Air Force/Army Active Duty. (Applicants who are currently in other Air/Army branches and NOT currently a member of the California National Guard (CNG) must become a member of a compatible unit of assignment within the Air Force CNG commensurate with the military grade listed in this announcement prior to federal assignment.)
(non-bargaining units may receive more than one area of consideration depending on the applicant pool)
Military Grades: E-4 through E-8; O-1 through O-3 or Officer Candidates (Advanced Cyberspace Operator ONLY)
Military Grades: O-1 through O-3 or Officer Candidates (Training Officer ONLY)
Officer Candidate must taken the Air Force Officer Qualification Test (AFOQT) and completed the education requirements or awarded a Bachelors Degree
If an Officer Candidate is selected, the selectee will not be appointed until commissioned
Recruitment/Relocation Incentive MAY BE authorized, subject to National Guard Bureau approval.
Relocation Costs IS NOT authorized based on determination that Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move is not in the Government best interest.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Must maintain appropriate level of security clearance.
Must wear appropriate military uniform including required grooming standards.
Must maintain a compatible military unit, grade and job assignment as required by current directives.
Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
IT SPECIALIST, GS-2210-12: Advanced Cyberspace Operator-Must have at least 24 months experience as a fully qualified Cyberspace Operator.
Experienced in the work at a high level of expertise for the preparation and execution of tasked unit missions. Experiences included preparing, maintaining currency for, and executing an advanced role in Cyberspace Operations. Knowledgeable of systems security principles and concepts of emerging Information Technology (IT) security developments.
Experiences included duties directed within the infrastructure protection environment and the selection of appropriate tools for team members. Experienced in the methodologies for determining the better techniques needed to secure computer systems and to protect cyber key terrains from exploitation of information within these cyberspace systems. Experiences included the ability to leverage knowledge of multiple entities with a stake in current operations to plan and build appropriate courses of action and training scenarios.
Direct work experiences are required in one or more of the following unit assignments: Cyber-space Crew Commander; Cyberspace Operations Controller; Operations Planner and Scheduler; Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cyberspace Operator; and National Mission Team Cyberspace Operator.
Experiences must include one or more of the following business tasks:
Developing tactical objectives or tactical taskings for Cyberspace Operators; liaison duties between assigned team and other teams or external entities; directing tactical execution for a team of Cyberspace Operators; developing tactical approaches and synchronizes actions of multiple qualified operators in order to achieve objectives; representing the unit's capability, availability, and interests at high-level Operational Planning Team (OPT) meetings to define the missions, environments, enemy, effects, capabilities, overall plans, phasing, operational agreements and contingencies needed to conduct the operation or exercise; developing tactical plans for assigned missions and exercises; translating operational objectives into tactical objectives comprised of specific tactical tasks. Experienced in developing Measures of Effectiveness and Measures of Performance that were used in the assessment of mission exercises. Experiences included work accomplished to prepare and coordinate operators, resources, facilities and equipment schedules, in coordination with unit and flight commanders, in order to ensure training, currency, and mission timelines and objectives were met.
Experiences may include the assessment and evaluation of mission vulnerabilities and/or adversary activity in ICS enclaves. Experienced in detecting, characterizing, and resolving insecurities in ICS networks. Experienced in conducting reviews and analyzing ICS network traffic, Series GS configurations, and operating procedures and provided methods to improve system security posture.
Experienced in the Air Force currency and additional national-level requirements to execute US Cyberspace Command's Defend-the-Nation priority. Skilled in presenting formal and informal briefing and written reports in regard to the Cyberspace program mission readiness. Competent in preparing Unit Training Assembly, Annual Training and currency training events for Mission Ready Cyberspace Operators to optimize training times.
Knowledgeable on unit military members' go-or-no-go readiness status and skilled to recognize deficiencies. Experiences included providing opportunities for assigned members to maintain full mission readiness. Experienced in coordinating with the unit's maintenance section to ensure all assigned equipment is in good working condition and ready for each training and mission event.
Experienced in conducting extensive researches of new vulnerabilities and insecurities in operating systems, application software, infrastructure, and boundary protection devices. Experiences included investigations, analysis, and the development of actions used to exploit these vulnerabilities. Competent on conducting tests to validate findings and to develop and refine methods and procedures to mitigate vulnerabilities within the cyberspace community tactics, techniques, and procedures. Experienced in providing customers with the best possible evaluations of their security postures.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies:
Prior to appointment, applicant MUST be certified IAW DoD 8570.01-M, Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002, Clinger Cohen Act of 1996 and obtain Special Experience Identifier (SEI) 264, Information Assurance
As a basis of continued employment as a Series GS 2210 Dual Status technician that includes promotion considerations or reassignment opportunities, the dual status technician employee must obtain all compatible service specific military skill requirements to retain the position's military skill (AFSC) and military rank in regard to directed training, required certifications, and education. The incumbent must obtain all required military certifications within 12 months of hire/appointment into the dual status position.
Prior to appointment, an applicant's military medical record must indicate a completed and current medical physical, medical profile, and completed/cleared drug test.
Enlisted: Must have high school diploma.
Dependent on the education requirements for award of the position's compatible military skill (AFSC), an undergraduate degree in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services from an accredited college/university is desired. Completion of higher education courses in Computer Engineering; Engineering Physics/Applied Physics; Industrial Engineering; Electromechanical Engineering; Electrical, Electronics and Communications; Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology; Cyber/Electronics Operations and Warfare; Mathematics and Computer Science; Accounting and Computer Science; Computational Science; Management Information Systems and Mathematics; or, courses in business, English composition, computer software, and keyboarding is desired. A graduate degree in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services is optimum.
Officers: An undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university is mandatory.
The degree must be in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services with desired courses in Computer Engineering; Engineering Physics/Applied Physics; Industrial Engineering; Electromechanical Engineering; Electrical, Electronics and Communications; Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology; Cyber/Electronics Operations and Warfare; Mathematics and Computer Science; Accounting and Computer Science; Computational Science; and Management Information Systems; or Mathematics. A graduate degree in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services is optimum.
Officers: To receive credit for Education, you must provide transcripts.
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