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IT Specialist (INFOSEC)

Air Force Civilian Service Boise, ID

Job Description


MAJOR DUTIES: (Detailed duties are on the Position Description available at the Human Resources Office)

The purpose of this position is to serve as the BaseInformation Assurance Manager who is the wing commanders authority and focal point for information Assurance.  Manages the communication-computer security (COMPUSEC) program, Electronic Key Management System (EKMS), Emission Security, and Information Assurance Awa reness Programs.


1.  Serves as the WingInformation 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. Establishes and publishes base-wide policy to manage theINFOSEC (also known as COMPUSEC) program and provides advice and guidance in its implementation and in procedures used in the development and operation of systems.  Assists all base organizations in the development of their individualINFOSEC program.

Disseminates information and ensures computer security practices are adhered to by all functional areas.  Reviews, analyzes, and validates certification and accreditation (C&A) packages.  Continuously identifies and analyzes threats and vulnerabilities to the information systems to maintain an appropriate level of

protection.  Ensures computer software designs address information system security requirements.  Accomplishes risk analysis, security testing, and certification due to modifications or changes to computer systems.  Evaluates, assesses, or locally tests and approves all hardware, software, and firmware products that provide security features prior to use on any accredited information system or network.  Certifies all software prior to installation and use on communications and computer systems.

Executes computer security plans and enforces mandatory access control techniques such as trusted routers, bastion hosts, gateways, firewalls, or other methods of information systems protection.

Manages the Network Security Program.  Maintains required information assurance certificationIAW DoD 8570.01-M, FederalInformation 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 W ide 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. Reports to MAJCOM, Air Force Communications Agency, National Security Agency, and Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team all incidents involving viruses, tampering, or unauthorized system entry.  Controls access to prevent unauthorized persons from using network facilities. Limits access to privileged programs (i.e., operating system, system parameter and configuration files, and databases), utilities, and security-relevant programs/data files to authorized personnel.

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.  Maintains accountability for sensitive cryptographic materials and related COMSEC information.  Oversees issuance of COMSEC materials. Maintains COMSEC inventory. Prepares and evaluates written plans for emergency actions and ensures personnel are fully qualified in the execution of plans.

Implements and manages the Electronic Key Management System (EKMS) program.  

Performs other duties as assigned.




This series covers two-grade interval administers that manage, supervise, lead, administer, develop, deliver, and support information technology (IT) systems and services.  This series covers only those positions for which the paramount requirement is knowledge of IT principles, concepts, and methods; e.g., data storage, software applications, networking.


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.






Must have a current 8570 SEC+ Certificate or be able to obtain within 6 months of hire


Within your application package, you must explain how you gained the specialized experience required for this position.  Applicants applying at the GS 11  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.



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Job Details

Date Posted May 10, 2018
Date Closes June 9, 2018
Requisition 466864900
Located In Boise, ID
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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