IT Specialist (Infosec/Sysanalysis)

Department Of Defense El Segundo , CA 90245

Posted 2 months ago

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The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Information Systems Security Officer who is

the Directorate's authority and focal point for Information Security with specific emphasis on assessing

risks associated with vulnerable systems and information implementing cost effective methods to reduce

risks to systems and information.

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  • Unit Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO). Reviews all information system requirements documents to ensure information assurance (IA) requirements are appropriately addressed.

  • Conducts feasibility studies including research of organization functional descriptions and objectives to determine overall IT system requirements and develops economic methods to meet those needs.

  • As an IT specialist, manages life cycle design and maintenance specifications for Directorate?s IT assets.

  • Provides technical guidance and instruction to users and other IT specialists.

Travel Required

25% or less

  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

2210 Information Technology Management

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Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required

  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP Secret Security Clearance

  • PCS expenses are NOT authorized

  • Recruitment incentives may/may not be authorized

  • This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program

  • This is a drug testing position and is subject to initial and random testing for drug use

  • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays. Employee must be able to be contacted via telephone in such instances or conditions.

  • Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on commercial or military aircraft

  • This position may include information assurance (IA) work as an additional duty. Per DoD 8570.01-M, the recipient of this additional duty must achieve the appropriate IA certification within six months of assignment of these duties.

  • cont. A waiver of this six month requirement may be granted per DoD 8570.01-M, C3.2.42 or C3.2.4.3. Failure to receive the proper IA certification may result in the reassignment of this additional duty to another employee within the organization.

  • This position is coded level II, Information Technology. The incumbent must meet, or be capable of meeting, Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements applicable to the position.


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, OPM Qualification Standard for Group Coverage Qualifications Standards for Information Technology Management (Alt A) Positions; IT Management Series for GS-2210.


Education: A Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or a degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one of more of the identified above fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks. Note: You must submit copies of your official transcripts.


Experience: Experience must be 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

GS-5 through GS-15 (or equivalent): For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. The employing agency is responsible for identifying the specific level of proficiency required for each competency at each grade level based on the requirements of the position being filled.

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.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-09, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes performing, managing, planning, analyzing, acquiring, designing, configuring, and installing data systems; directing and modifying software programming, performing system integration and testing; developing software to control weapons systems, investigating and implementing changes to software resolving issues received from the organization and disseminating IT security tools and procedures.

FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-09 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-11 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

1.Knowledge of a full range of IT security principles, concepts, practices, products and services (including systems software, database software, immediate access storage technology), and methods for evaluating risk and vulnerability, implementing mitigating improvement, and disseminating IT security tools and procedures.

2.Knowledge of IT INFOSEC security requirements for certification and accreditation, network operations and protocols, systems testing and evaluation, and performance management methods sufficient to plan and conduct security accreditation reviews for installed systems or networks and assess and advise on new or revised security measures and countermeasures based on the results of accreditation reviews.

3.Knowledge of Local Area Network security requirements and techniques for protecting computer systems from viruses, data tampering, and unauthorized system entry.

4.Knowledge of a broad range of telecommunications concepts and principles, operating modes, systems, media, equipment, equipment configuration, and related software systems, processes and procedures to assess and advise on vulnerability to attack from a variety of sources (e.g. espionage, disruption of services, destructive programs/applications) and procedures and methods for protection of systems and applications.

5.Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and inwriting, to coordinate technical support/solutions to IT security issues. Ability to develop and conduct training on information security.

6.Knowledge of Program Protection Plan requirements and Practices.

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.


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.

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IT Specialist (Infosec/Sysanalysis)

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