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Information Technology Specialist (Infosec/Network) - ADVANCED CYBER OPERATOR

Air Force Civilian Service Wichita, KS
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Job Description

Duties

Prepares for, maintains currency for, and executes an advanced role in Cyberspace Operations. Utilizes knowledge of systems security principles and concepts of emerging Information Technology (IT) security developments, and of the infrastructure protection environment to select appropriate tools to be used by team members. Establishes methodology and determines best techniques to secure computer systems and to protect cyber key terrain from exploitation of information within these systems and/or to achieve other tasked objectives in cyberspace. Leverages knowledge of multiple entities with a stake in current operations to plan and build appropriate courses of action and training scenarios. Functions in at least one of the following advanced roles:

Cyberspace Crew Commander. Develops tactical objectives and/or tactical taskings for a team of Cyberspace Operators. Serves as the liaison between assigned team and other teams or external entities.

Cyberspace Operations Controller. Directs tactical execution for a team of Cyberspace Operators. Develops tactical approach and synchronizes actions of multiple qualified operators in order to achieve objectives..

Operations Planner/Scheduler. Represents the units capability, availability, and interests at high-level Operational Planning Team (OPT) meetings to define the mission, environment, enemy, effects, capabilities, overall plan, phasing, operational agreements and contingencies needed to conduct the operation or exercise. Develops a tactical plan for assigned missions and exercises. Works as a member of the mission leadership element to translate operational objectives into tactical objectives comprised of specific tactical tasks. Develops Measures of Effectiveness and Measures of Performance to be used in the assessment of the missions or exercises success. Prepares and coordinates operator, resource, facilities and equipment schedules in coordination with unit and flight commanders in order to ensure training, currency, and mission timelines and objectives are met.

Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cyberspace Operator. Assesses and evaluates vulnerabilities and/or adversary activity in ICS enclaves. Detects, characterizes, and resolves insecurities in ICS networks. Reviews and analyzes ICS network traffic, configurations, and operating procedures and provides recommendations to improve system security posture.

National Mission Team Cyberspace Operator. Maintains both Air Force currency and additional national-level requirements to execute US Cyber Commands Defend-the-Nation priority.

Prepares Unit Training Assembly, Annual Training and currency training events for Mission Ready Cyberspace Operators to optimize training time available. Ensures training for each event has been prepared and is ready. Monitors assigned military members go-no-go readiness status and ensures deficiencies are recognized. Works with scheduling section to provide opportunities for assigned members to maintain full mission readiness. Coordinates with maintenance section to ensure all assigned equipment is in good working condition and ready for each training and mission event.  Conducts extensive research of new vulnerabilities and insecurities discovered in operating systems, application software, infrastructure and boundary protection devices. Investigates, analyzes, and develops methods that could be used to exploit these vulnerabilities. Conducts testing on training range to validate findings and to develop and refine methods and procedures to mitigate vulnerabilities. Coordinates research and findings with the Cyberspace Weapons Officer for inclusion in unit and cyberspace community tactics, techniques, and procedures. Conducts extensive research of tools currently being used to attack or gain unauthorized access to information networks. Analyzes and tests these tools on training range to determine effectiveness, stability, and scope of the tools. Recommends and refines tools for use on Cyberspace Weapon System to provide the customer with the best possible evaluation of their security posture.


Qualifications

BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:   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.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  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 units 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 Commands 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 units 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.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 

Air National Guard Non-Commissioned Officers:  Must have high school diploma. Dependent on the education requirements for award of the positions 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.
 

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  no substitutions of Education for Specialized Experiences are allowed for any reason or purpose.

 


SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: 

Selected applicant must meet the following security requirement option:  4

  1. Applicant must successfully pass an Access National Agency Check plus Inqiries (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  SrA/E4 - MSgt/E7MOS/AFSC:   1B4X1

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

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:   CMSgt Brian Norris, 316-759-8305
  • Security Clearance:  Must possess or be able to obtain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance within one year of appointment
  • Kansas Drivers License:  Must have a valid Kansas Drivers License prior to appointment
  • Shift:  TBD

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Job Details

Date Posted July 11, 2018
Date Closes August 10, 2018
Requisition 466037500
Located In Wichita, KS
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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