National Aeronautics and Space Administration Information Technology Specialist (Security) in Greenbelt, Maryland
The Information Technology and Communications Directorate, Cybersecurity Services & Integration Division (CSID) (Code 710) is seeking a COMSEC manager and Information System Security Manager (ISSM) within the Cybersecurity Services and Integration Division (CSID) at Goddard Space Flight Center. CSID is responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Goddard's critical data and IT assets. CSID provides secure solutions to meet complex problems, working with Goddard organizations to enhance and strengthen information security and integrate it throughout the system life cycle.
As identical vacancies are identified, additional selections may be made.
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As a Center Communications Security (COMSEC) Account Manager (CAM), Alternate Account Manager (ACAM), and Controlling Authority (CA) you will serve as focal point for all COMSEC related policy and requirement issues to include receiving, safeguarding, disposing, and accounting for COMSEC materials. You will coordinates COMSEC policy and plans with NASA HQs, National Security Agency, and other Centers and Agencies. You will ensure program compliance with applicable policy and requirements, including NASA COMSEC Standard Operating Procedures (CSOP).
As an Information System Security Manager you will serves as an expert resource for the management of vulnerabilities on systems and networks throughout the Goddard Space Flight Center computing environment. You will provides authoritative guidance related to the Center's IT security program, helping to develop long-range plans for IT security systems that anticipate, identify, evaluate, mitigate, and minimize risks associated with IT systems vulnerabilities. You will recommend modifications and solutions for reducing IT security risks, and develop strategies for responding to future IT security challenges. You will coordinate information security professional development programs meant to spread awareness of information security principles, issues, trends, risks, goals, and other pertinent matters. You will participates in source selection activities to include statement of work preparation and review for information security courseware and other materials. You will review proposed new systems, networks, and software designs for potential security risks and ensure effective delivery of training to support gaps in understanding of security requirements.
You will participate in and represent the Center in various intra/inter-agency forums and working groups. You will participate or manage projects meant to enhance the security posture of the Center. You will develop policies, guidelines, and standards. You will be the focal point for communicating policy and requirement changes as well as actions to the Center management and employees, and system owners at the Center.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals
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2210 Information Technology Management
- Information Systems Managers
Managers, Information Systems
Conditions of Employment
- A one-year probationary period may be required.
- Occasional travel may be required.
- Selectee must complete a financial disclosure statement.
- This is a drug-testing designated position.
- Must obtain and maintain top secret/SCI clearance.
You must meet qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies below:
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 the meeting the competencies, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-12), which has equipped you with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of the position described above.
Specialized experience is defined as (1) Use and familiarity with COMSEC equipment, services, and program requirements; (2) Performing vulnerability management services to include system/network scanning, performing analysis of system vulnerabilities, and overseeing the patching or application of compensating controls for systems or network components; and (3) Leading or performing IT Security or COMSEC training for groups of users.
If you have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must:
- Indicate your eligibility when applying for a position. The USAJOBS resume asks you to identify your ICTAP eligibility; the NASA Supplemental Information asks you to identify your CTAP eligibility.
- Be well qualified for this position to receive consideration. See 'How You Will Be Evaluated' for NASA?s definition of well qualified.
- Be prepared to submit proof that you meet the requirements for CTAP/ICTAP if you are selected for the position. This includes copies of your agency notice, most recent Performance Rating and most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) noting current position, grade level, and duty location.
Please list your General Schedule (GS) equivalency on your resume for every federal position you have held.
The payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
This position is announced under Direct Hire authority. Recruitment for this position will follow guidelines established by the Office of Personnel Management for use of Direct Hire authority. A Human Resources Specialist will review your resume to determine if you meet the qualifications and eligibility requirements.
FOR CTAP/ICTAP ONLY: Qualified CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be assessed using NASA's automated system (Resumix) that matches the competencies extracted from your resume to the competencies identified by the selecting official for the position. Based on the competencies you match, you are placed in one of three categories identified as 90, 80, or 70 pt. quality categories, which are defined as:
90 pt. Category - Tentatively meets (until subsequent confirmation upon referral) the basic qualification requirements identified in the vacancy announcement and has experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in the primary requirements of the position.
80 pt. Category - Tentatively meets (until subsequent confirmation upon referral) the basic qualification requirements identified in the vacancy announcement and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the primary requirements of the position.
70 pt. Category - Fails to meet criteria described in the 80 pt. category.
For the purpose of the CTAP and ICTAP, candidates rated in the top quality (90 pt.) category are considered well-qualified.
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- Required Documents
NASA's application process has been specifically developed to ensure that we only ask you for the information we absolutely need to evaluate your qualifications and eligibility. In order to apply for this position, you only need to submit your resume and answer the screening questions and supplemental information. No additional documentation is accepted at the time of application. (For example you need not submit narrative 'KSA' statements; they are not required and will not be evaluated.) In this way we allow you to focus on preparing a resume that best describes your background and abilities. For assistance in preparing your resume, consult the Applicant Guide. Nothing further is required until requested by the Human Resources Office. At that point, we may ask you to submit documentation to support statements made in your resume. For example, we may ask you to provide academic transcripts or proof of Federal employment status. If you are claiming veterans' preference, we may ask you to submit proof of veterans preference (DD-214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, SF-15 plus proof required by that form). If you fail to provide the required documents within the stated time period, we may withdraw a job offer and/or remove you from further consideration.
Please be sure to review your resume on the Review tab by clicking on the Your Resume. Ensure that the correct copy of the resume you have selected has been transferred from your USAJOBS account. If you fail to validate the information in your resume, you may not be appropriately evaluated for this position. Also, please be sure to review and complete the Supplemental Information questions.
To receive consideration, you must submit a resume and answer NASA-specific questions. The NASA questions appear after you submit your resume and are transferred to the NASA web site. If you successfully apply, USAJOBS will show your application status as 'Received'. If your status is 'Application Status Not Available', you have not successfully applied. Do not rely on a USAJOBS email to confirm successful application. Only an email from NASA confirms a successful application.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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- How to Apply
How to Apply
This vacancy is being filled through NASA STARS, an automated Staffing and Recruitment System. NASA partners with USAJOBS in providing a seamless application process. Before you begin the application process, please read the vacancy announcement carefully and have all required information available. You may begin the process of submitting your resume by clicking on the 'Apply Online' link. In order to be considered, you must submit a resume completed on the USAJOBS site. When completing your USAJOBS resume, please remember that NASA limits resumes to approximately 32,000 characters including spaces. NASA does not accept resumes uploaded to USAJOBS from a second source or documents attached through USAJOBS' document attachment feature. Once you submit your resume to NASA, you will be asked to complete a short series of additional questions. You must finish the entire process in order to have a complete application package and receive consideration. Your answers will not be saved unless you finish the entire application. You may edit a previously-submitted application, if the announcement is still open. If you are unable to apply electronically for this position, submit your resume and supplemental questions to: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 4200 Rideout Road Resume Operations Center/Mailstop: HS50 Marshall Space Flight Center, AL 35812.
DO NOT submit your resume directly to the Center advertising this vacancy. Mailed resumes must be received by the close of business on the closing date of the announcement. Hard copy resumes requirements are provided at: Hard Copy Resume Requirements. If you are a first time applicant, we recommend that you review NASA's Applicant Guide to ensure that you are providing a complete resume. Failure to submit the supplemental data and a resume that contains all of the required information may result in loss of consideration for positions in which you are interested. All applications must be received no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.
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Talent Acquisition Office
NASA's Resume Operations Center 4200 Rideout Road, Mailstop HS50 Marshall Space Flight Center, AL US
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/499658600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 05/16/2018 to 05/24/2018
Salary: $96,970 to $126,062 per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 13
Work schedule: Full-Time
Appointment type: Permanent