Defense Information Systems Agency IT Specialist (INFOSEC) in Fort Meade, Maryland

Defense Information Systems Agency
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Fort Meade, MD
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Thursday 9/1/2016 (49 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 8/31/2017 (315 day(s) away)

Job Overview

This position is located in the*Workforce Service & Development Directorate, HR Policy & Specialist Programs Branch (MP11), though this announcement may be used to fill similar positions in other organizations. *

This announcement is an open continuous announcement, which means that it is open for a longer period of time and certificates will be pulled at various intervals as needed. The initial cutoffs will be: September 14, 2016, October 20, 2016 and November 01, 2016.**

There is no guarantee if or when a particular opening might become available**

If you want to do interesting and challenging work and to make a contribution to national defense, DISA is a great place for you.

DISA provides secure and reliable communications and computing support that enable the President and our military forces to communicate globally through voice, video, and data transmission. DISA is a leader within the Federal Government in implementing "people programs" and offers a broad range of quality-of-life and training programs. Go to for more information.

  • Plans, organizes, directs, and accomplishes studies, analyses and evaluations of plans, programs, projects, policies, and procedures to develop the basis for institutionalizing security considerations throughout the lifecycle of Department of Defense (DOD) information systems.

  • Provides technical guidance to technical specialists and engineers in areas such as security engineering lifecycle, network communication, and systems development and documentation; exercises responsibility and control over a mixture of civilian and military information systems technical personnel; and performs Technical Task Monitor duties that include developing statements of work, acquisition packages, deliverable evaluations, and vendor performance.

  • Ensures DOD and DISA security policies, procedures, and practices are adhered to when providing solutions to all projects.

  • Conducts or leads testing of Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) and Government off the Shelf (GOTS) information assurance software. This includes developing evaluation plans, establishing evaluation and test criteria, developing test plans and tests, establishing test environments within IA/Net Operations (NetOps) test laboratory, and implementing test plans to ensure required application and security functions are tested for completeness and accuracy.

  • Configures hardware and software in support of IA/NetOps engineering projects and activities., and provides consultation and instruction on complex database and file accessing techniques, search strategies, database security procedures, and testing techniques.

  • Researches applicability of new technological developments in the field to solve continuing problems or meet future needs of the Defense Information Infrastructure, and keeps abreast of new and emerging technologies.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Less than 25%
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Background investigation required.
  • Drug Testing position.
  • OGE Form 450.
  • IA Certification.

Selective Placement Factor:

  • Knowledge and skill in implementation, operation and management of security programs designed to anticipate, assess, and minimize system vulnerabilities as evidenced by education, training, and/or experience.

  • Ability to develop, implement, maintain, operate and enhance information systems security programs, policies, procedures, and tools.

  • Specific cyber security knowledge in two (or more) of the following areas required: cyber risk and strategic analysis; incident handling malware/vulnerability analysis; program management; distributed control systems security; cyber incident response; cyber exercise facilitation and management; cyber vulnerability detection and assessment; network and systems engineering; enterprise architecture; and, cyber-related infrastructure inter-dependency analysis.

Candidates must describe how their experience meets the selective placement factor(s) within the body of their resume.

Qualification must be met within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.

This notice is issued under the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Schedule A hire authority for the cyber security workforce. This is an Excepted Service position and does not confer eligibility to be converted to the Competitive Service.

*There is no substitution of education for experience at this grade level.*

Background or Security Investigation:

The individual selected will be subject to an investigation in conjunction with granting of a security clearance prior to appointment. Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.

Security Clearance

Top Secret

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.

You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

For any further questions please contact:

Patricia A. Briggs Phone: (317)212-7623 Email: PATRICIA.A.BRIGGS4.CIV@MAIL.MIL


These benefits generally apply if you are selected for a permanent or term appointment:

  • The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program has many plans to choose from, all at very reasonable rates, which can be paid from pre-tax income.

  • The Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) is one of the premier retirement programs in the Nation. The program features three components: a retirement pension; the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP, an employee controlled investment program); and social security.

  • Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) offers numerous life insurance policy options covering federal employees and dependents.

  • For more benefits information please visit:

Other Information
  • If you are a current Federal Career/Career-Conditional employee you will be placed on an Excepted appointment.

  • This appointment does not confer eligibility to be noncompetitively converted to a term, career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service.

  • A one year probationary or trial period may be required.

  • Individuals tentatively selected for drug testing designated positions at the Defense Information Systems Agency will be required to submit to urinalysis for illegal drugs prior to appointment or placement.

  • We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.

  • Moving costs will not be paid--however--moving costs must be paid if a DISA employee is selected for the position.

  • Recruitment, relocation, or retention incentives MAY be authorized.

  • This is an Information Security (INFOSEC) position. In accordance with DoD 8570.1-M Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program, selectee must meet Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program, selected must meet Information Assurance Certification standards. Selectee must have an approved waiver prior to placement in this position or achieve the appropriate IA certification within six months of assignment of IA duties. Level 1 certification is required prior to be authorizing unsupervised privileged access.

  • For more information on veterans' preference click here.

  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (to verify your registration status click here).

  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

  • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. It is applicable to former Federal civilian employees receiving a retirement annuity from the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund that are hired within the DoD on or after November 24, 2003. The policy also applies to annuitants (appointed in DoD on/or after November 24, 2003) who move from one position to another within DoD through voluntary reassignment, promotion, change to lower grade or transfer between military departments. The view this policy, please copy and paste the following web address into your web browser:

  • This position is subject to the limitations imposed by the DOD Priority Placement Program.

  • For more information regarding qualifications requirements please click here.

  • You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official with your resume. Your cover letter will not be used to verify your qualifications or eligibility.

Salary Range: $92,145.00 to $119,794.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-2210-13/13

Promotion Potential: 13

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 448035600

Job Announcement Number: CYBER-1780675-16PB