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IT SPECIALIST (INFOSEC/NETWORK) CYBER OPERATIONS

Air Force Civilian Service Wichita, KS
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Job Description

Duties

This position is located in a Cyberspace Operations unit. This is an Air National Guard (ANG) Dual Status Technician position requiring military membership, compatible military skill assignment, and classification. The purpose of this position is to serve as a Cyber Operations (CO) Technician, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information systems, networks and data through the enhancement of Department of Defense (DoD) information systems security programs, policies, procedures and tools. Performs cyberspace operations that protect and defend (or assess the capability to protect and defend) information and information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation. Provides for mission assurance of information systems by incorporating protection, detection, and reaction capabilities. Conducts risk and vulnerability assessments of DoD information systems to identify associated vulnerabilities, risks and protection needs. Evaluates and assesses vulnerabilities of customer network and application server hardware, operating systems, and peripheral network equipment such as routers, bridges, switches, attached cabling system, network interface cards, modems, multiplexers, and concentrators. Conducts evaluations to ensure compliance with applicable standards. Hunts for and illuminates advanced persistent threats in DOD Cyber systems and protects priority DOD missions for a specified duration. Detects, discovers and characterizes advanced adversary tradecraft. Performs analysis and design of automated and manual systems related to the network. Replicates tactics, techniques and procedures of specific cyber threats as appropriate to evaluate cyber defenses and prepare DOD defensive cyber operations. Assesses posture and processes from an outside perspective. Conducts cyber key terrain analysis and mission-oriented mapping, identifying cyber dependencies in mission owner network. Develops courses of action for risk mitigation and mission defense and leads development of written plans which integrate team capabilities to provide these effects. Assesses and evaluates vulnerabilities and/or adversary activity in industrial control system (ICS) enclaves. Detects, characterizes, and resolves insecurities in ICS networks. Prepares Unit Training Assembly, Annual Training and currency training events for Mission Ready Cyberspace Operators and is prepared for events in order to optimize training time available. Performs other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

General Experience:  Skilled in collecting and analyzing data effectively, efficiently, and accurately: Ability to plan, direct, and coordinate difficult and complex programs; Ability to develop, apply, and adjust cyber program plans to attain agency objectives; Ability to select, develop, and supervise a subordinate staff; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, not only with subordinate staff, but with all levels of key management officials, the latter particularly requiring the exercise of tact, ingenuity, and resourcefulness; Ability to make oral and written presentations in a clear and concise manner; Ability to apply a high level of sound and independent judgment in the solution of cyber program problems and cyber mission requirements; A broad knowledge of and ability to utilize principles, methods, techniques, and systems; Ability to write proper English in reports and presentation formats; Ability to communicate clearly and effectively; Skilled in training, mentoring, and problem solving; and, Skilled in applying procedures and directives by reading and interpreting program materials.

GS-11 Specialized Experience  Do you have at least 12 months of experience as a Defense Personnel Cyberspace Operations CPT-ICS Team Member and performed cyberspace operations that protected and defended (or assessed the capability to protect and defend) information and information systems by ensuring their availability, authentication, confidentiality, integrity and non-repudiation. Experienced in mission assurance of information systems by incorporating protection, detection, and reaction capabilities. Competent in conducting risk and vulnerability assessments of DoD information systems to identify associated vulnerabilities, risks and protection needs. Experiences included working with in-garrison and deployed cyberspace weapon systems. Competent in configuring and monitoring hardware and software for systems operation, processing and control of data flow, and client-server multi-user system support, including network management or administration. Experiences must include two or more of the following business tasks: Evaluating and assessing vulnerabilities of customer network and application server hardware, operating systems, and peripheral network equipment, such as routers, bridges, switches, attached cabling system, network interface cards, modems, multiplexers, and concentrators. Experienced in searching and illuminating advanced persistent threats in DOD Cyber systems and protects priority DOD missions for a specified duration. Skilled in performing analysis and design of automated and manual systems related to the network. Identified and provided data for intrusion detection analysis. Experienced in replicating tactics, techniques, and procedures of specific cyber threats as appropriate to evaluate cyber defenses and prepare DOD defensive cyber operations; and assessed postures and processes from an outside perspective. Conducted cyber key terrain analysis and mission-oriented mapping that identified cyber dependencies in mission owner network. Skilled in developing courses-of-action for risk mitigation and mission defense into written plans that integrated team capabilities. 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, 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 Cyber Commands Defend-the-Nation priority. Skilled in presenting formal and informal briefing and written reports in regard to the Cyber 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 units maintenance section to ensure all assigned equipment is in good working condition and ready for each training and mission event. Competent in consulting with Wing supervisors, Drill Status Guardsmen, specialists, vendors, and sister Cyberspace Operations Units that resulted in procuring and maintaining the range devices and software that provided realistic mission networks training in order to prepare for Cyber Protectionand Industrial Control System defense missions.


EDUCATION:  

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: For the GS-5 level, a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree may be substituted for the experience requirements. At the GS-7 level, one full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement. At the GS-9 level, a masters or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree may be substituted. At the GS-11 level, a Ph.D. or equivalent, or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.

Undergraduate or Graduate 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.


SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: 

Selected applicant must meet the following security requirement option:  4

  1. Applicant must successfully pass an Access National Agency Check Plus Inquiries (ANACI).
  2. Applicant must successfully obtain/maintain a Secret Security Clearance.
  3. Applicant must successfully obtain/maintain a Top Secret Clearance.
  4. Applicant must successfully obtain/maintain a Top Secret Clearance/SCI.

RANK/GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Open to military ranks/grades of E-3/A1C through E-6/TSgt.

MILITARY COMPATIBILITY:

*Assignment to a compatible military position is NOT required for application, but required for appointment.

  • AFSC:  1B4X1, 3D0X2, 3D0X3, 3D1X2

APPOINTMENT FACTORS:

This position is for the following categories:  1

  1. Enlisted   2. Warrant Officer   3. Officer   4. Non-Dual Status

This position is:  2

  1. Supervisory position   2. Non-Supervisory position

POSITION TENURE:  1

      1.  Permanent   2. Indefinite/Reimbursable   3. Indefinite NTE Deployment + 30 days   4. Indefinite NTE 30 SEP 17   5. Temporary

BENEFITS

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Other Information

  • Selecting Supervisor:  MAJ Michael Ehrstein - (316) 759-7840, michael.l.ehrstein.mil@mail.mil
  • Prefer a current 1B4X1, or those with a passing EDPT Score and are eligible to cross train into the 1B4X1 AFSC
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Job Details

Date Posted August 4, 2017
Date Closes September 3, 2017
Requisition 466636500
Located In Wichita, KS
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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