Department of Defense Education Activity Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC) in Peachtree City, Georgia

Department of Defense Education Activity
4 vacancies in the following location:
  • Peachtree City, GA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 10/14/2016 (10 day(s) ago)

** Closes Sunday 10/30/2016 (6 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

Department of Defense (DoD) Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)

Mission StatementDoDEA, through its Community Strategic Plan has made a commitment to be among the world's leaders in education, enriching the lives of military- connected students and the communities in which they live. The mission to educate, engage and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world is achieved through its five strategic goals of Student, School, Talent, Organization, and Outreach Excellence. DoDEA is a major Department of Defense (DoD) Field Activity with worldwide scope. DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages the education programs for DoD dependents. DoDEA consists of three regions, DoDEA Americas, DoDEA Europe, and DoDEA Pacific and a total of eight school districts located overseas and in the U.S. and its territories. DoDEA provides education to eligible DoD military and civilian dependents from pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Visit our website at for more information!

If you are applying through Merit procedures, the following information applies to you:

All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive).

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: This announcement is open to: Current or Former Permanent Civilian Federal Employees in the Competitive Service; Displaced employees (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan - ICTAP eligible) within the Local Commuting Area; and individuals eligible for the following Special Appointing Authorities approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM): Veterans with a disability rating of 30% or more, Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) Eligible Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. (Click on the links for more information regarding eligibility for these special appointment authorities: or

If you are applying through Delegated Examining Unit (DEU) procedures, the following information applies to you:

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: This announcement is open to: All U.S. Citizens


As an Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC) you will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Serves as an information system security analyst supporting the DoDEA Information Assurance (IA) Program.
  • Oversees the documentation, validation, and A&A; processes necessary to assure that information technology systems meet the DODEA's Information Assurance (IA) and security requirements.
  • Provides technical expertise on security aspects of authorization packages for networks, systems, and software.
  • Responsible for enabling the DoDEA Mission through the effective execution of the Risk Management Framework (RMF).
  • Ensures appropriate treatment of risk, compliance, and assurance from mission and security perspectives.
  • Serves as an engineer and subject matter expert for the security of enterprise networks, systems, and applications.
  • Applies a high level of technical and analytical expertise, and a broad knowledge of Defensive Cyber Operations to support the DoDEA mission.
  • Manages and coordinates guidance on hardware/software required to bring systems/networks into regulatory compliance.
  • Works with senior IT specialists to provide advice and mitigation assistance in connection with one or more specific technologies associated with computer and network security operations, such as: Linux/UNIX security features, Microsoft Window security features, router and firewall features, intrusion detection systems, and internet security and filtering to protect information assets.
  • Manages the strategic, personnel, infrastructure, policy enforcement, and emergency planning implications of information security.
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • The Incumbent may be required to travel by military and/or commercial aircraft to a variety of stateside and overseas locations for meetings and conferences.
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Authorized
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date.
  • This position requires a Critical Sensitive Top Secret Clearance

*This position has a Basic Requirement for the 2210 series: *Experience must be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate GS-5 through GS-15 (or equivalent): For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. The employing agency is responsible for identifying the specific level of proficiency required for each competency at each grade level based on the requirements of the position being filled. 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. and Specialized Experience for GS-7 (or equivalent) and Above: Positions at GS-7 (or equivalent) and above require one year of specialized experience at the next lower GS-grade (or equivalent). Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Such experience is typically gained in the IT field or through the performance of work where the primary concern is IT. The employing agency is responsible for defining the specialized experience based on the requirements of the position being filled.

The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by Sunday, October 30, 2016.

You must have one year Specialized Experience equivalent to the GS-11 for the GS-12 and You must have one year Specialized Experience equivalent to the GS-12 for the GS-13 level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private/military sector) giving the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position. Experience must be reflected in your resume.

Specialized experience required for this position is:

  • Balancing security compliance with program cost, schedule, performance, or mission needs.
  • Developing and/or applying Information Assurance/Cyber Security principles, policies, practices, standards, and controls to include application of the Risk Management Framework (RMF), relevant to confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, and non-repudiation.
  • Determining how a security system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, or the environment will affect these outcomes.
  • Working with network security architecture and systems security engineering concepts, including topology, protocols, components, and principles.
  • Performing host and network based security control assessments, determine residual security risks, prepare assessment test reports, prepare and assess test plans, and provide formal recommendation in support of authorization.
  • Identifying systemic security issues based on the analysis of vulnerability and configuration data.
  • Creating, maintaining, and enforcing technical configurations in accordance with DoD STIG policies, standards, guidelines and procedures.

NOTE: Description of experience should be clearly reflected and supported on your resume, and/or supporting application documentation. Your documentation must accurately reflect that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to perform the duties of this position. Description of your experience and education should emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts.

Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:1.Mastery knowledge of network design, systems architecture, and the security program. 2.Knowledge of specialized communications, hardware, software, network topologies, directory structures, protocols, and routing algorithms. 3.Ability to communicate both orally and in writing to upper level management and senior officials.

Time-in-Grade Requirements: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for merit promotion consideration. Time-in-grade is the 52-week requirement Federal employees in competitive service, General Schedule (GS) positions at GS-5 and above must serve before they are eligible for promotion (advancement) to the next grade level. Applicants must meet the time-in-grade requirement within 30 days of the closing of this announcement and all other eligibility requirements including , time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the closing date of this announcement: Sunday, October 30, 2016

Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at:

Substitutionof education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time OVERTIME: Occasionally TOUR OF DUTY: *Flexible *RECRUITMENT INCENTIVES: Not Authorized FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA): Exempt FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Not Required TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is not telework eligible *SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: *Please visit for more information.

Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at:

Other Notes:Delegated Examining -Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement upon its closing for up to 90 days.

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program Instruction (DoD 8570.01-M). Applicants must possess IAM Level 3 upon entry AND MUST obtain all required Level 3 certifications prior to date of hire.

All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement. Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

Security Clearance

Top Secret

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses. A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicants reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter.

The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.


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Other Information

*Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at: *

NOTE: If you submit a resume but no questionnaire, you cannot be considered for the position. If you submit a questionnaire but no resume, you cannot be considered for the position. Your application will be appropriately documented and you will be removed from further competition against this announcement. *NOTE:* Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Salary Range: $77,490.00 to $119,794.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-2210-12/13

Promotion Potential: 13

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: US Citizens and Status Candidates

Control Number: 453389100

Job Announcement Number: DODEA-HQ-17-1822663-B