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IT Specialist (INFOSEC)

Air Force Civilian Service Duluth, MN
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Job Description

Duties

Major Duties and Responsibilities: Serves as the Wing Information Assurance Manager. Applies Information Technology (IT) security principles, methods, and security products to protect and maintain the availability, integrity, confidentiality, and accountability of information system resources and information processed throughout the systems life cycle.  Manages the Network Security Program. Maintains required information assurance certification IAW DoD 8570.01-M, Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002, Clinger Cohen Act of 1996. Implements and advises on IT security policies and procedures to ensure protection of information transmitted to the installation, among organizations on the installation, and from the installation using Local Area Networks (LAN), Wide Area Networks (WAN), the World Wide Web, or other communications modes. Utilizes current and future multi-level security products collectively to provide data integrity, confidentiality, authentication, non-repudiation, and access control of the LAN.  Serves as the Communications Security (COMSEC) Manager for all cryptographic activities including managing the Cryptographic Access Program (CAP). Formulates and develops communications security criteria and requirements for inclusion in mobility, contingency, and exercise plans.  Implements and manages the Electronic Key Management System (EKMS) program. This includes system configuration and operation of the Local Management Device, Data Transfer Device, and Key Processor. Initializes the system, performs system backups, determines operator access, and control functions (privilege management), reloads and configures the operating systems parameters. Installs or oversees installation of local COMSEC account hardware and software, including training alternates in the AFEKMS operations. Serves as secure voice equipment (e.g., STE, secure VoIP) user Representative and Emissions Security Program Manager. Develops, implements, and monitors security systems for the protection of controlled cryptographic cards, documents, ciphers, devices, communications centers, and equipment.  Adheres to management control plan requirements by conducting self inspection and staff assistance visits. Resolves identified discrepancies.  Performs other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

GENERAL EXPERIENCE:  Experience, education or training that has provided a basic knowledge of data processing functions and general management principles that enabled the applicant to understand the stages required to automate a work process.  Experience may have been gained in work such as computer operator or assistant, computer sales representative, program analyst, or other positions that required the use or adaptation of computer programs and systems. 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Must have at least 36 months experience, education, or training that approaches techniques and requirements appropriate to an assigned computer applications area or computer specialty area in an organization.  Experience planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment where this entailed coordination with others outside the organizational unit and development of project controls.  Experience that required adaptations of guidelines or precedents to meet the needs of the assignment.   Experience preparing documentation on cost/benefit studies where is involved summarizing the material and organizing it in a logical fashion. 

COMPATIBILE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT:   AFSC: 3D0X1, 3D0X2, 3D0X3, 3D1X1, 3D1X2, 3D1X3, 3D1X4

MILITARY COMPATIBILITY:   Upon selection, individual must be assigned to a compatible military position and must also maintain satisfactory membership in the Minnesota National Guard.

Upon selection, individuals will undergo a background check to validate suitability for employment with the federal government as permitted by law, regulation, Presidential order or other authority. Suitability is dependent upon the particular requirements for security clearance, sensitivity level, and DOD IT network access.  Items checked include, but are not limited to all criminal history record information, employment history, education and fiscal accountability/responsibility.

EVALUATION FACTORS:   Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of appropriate education, experience, training, self-development activities, and special awards. Candidates are considered on the basis of available information on their current application and supporting information that has been provided to this office. To insure full consideration, applicants are urged to submit information about their training, self-development, outside experience, activities and awards. National Guard military (Part-time) service is considered as full-time experience when evaluated against the qualification requirements for a technician position. The applicant is credited with actual number of months the member has been in the National Guard if the experience is related.

BENEFITS

The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Main site for new federal employees - http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp


Flexible Spending Accounts - This Program allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp


Health Insurance - The FEHB Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp


Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - The FEGLI Program offers Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp


Long Term Care Insurance - The FLTCIP provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, step parents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/


Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp 


Other Information

POSITION DESCRIPTION: D2178P01

REMARKS: No PCS Available.  This position is also posted Merit AGR ANG 17-207. Members with rank higher than identified in Key Requirements are eligible to apply, but will be required to take a reduction should they be selected. The military grade of the supervisor must equal or exceed the grade of personnel supervised.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: ENLISTED (MSgt/E-7 and Below). 

Acceptance of a Technician position will result in the termination of your Selected Reserve bonus.

IAW NGR 600-25 AND AFI 36-101, grade inversion within the full-time workforce is not permitted.

To view ALL MN National Guard Vacancies, go to:  http://www.minnesotanationalguard.org/careers/minnesota.php

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Should a position be announced at less than the authorized grade, the selected applicant may be non-competitively promoted when he/she meets all qualifications and is submitted for promotion by the supervisor.
  • Employment is contingent upon successful completion of technician pre-employment physical for certain occupational series.
  • Males applicants born after 31 December 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service System in compliance with the Defense Authorization Act of 1986, Section 1622.
The Minnesota Department of Military Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for the position without discrimination for any non-merit reason(s) such as age, race, religion, gender, ethnic origin or non-disqualifying disability. Pre-selection is not only counter-productive to effective recruitment and placement, but also violates Minnesota National Guard Merit Placement principles and will not be tolerated. If you have information or questions regarding this issue, please contact the Equal Employment Manager at 651-282-4472 or 651-282-4066.

Job Details

Date Posted October 5, 2017
Date Closes November 4, 2017
Requisition 465639100
Located In Duluth, MN
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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