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Army National Guard Units IT SPECIALIST (INFOSEC) in Camp Dodge Military Reservation, Iowa

Summary IOWA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD - TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION This position is restricted to current Military members of the Iowa Army National Guard. LOCATION: G6-JFHQ, Johnston, IA Responsibilities As a IT SPECIALIST (INFOSEC), GS-2210-9/11 your duties are below; 1. Administers the COMPUSEC Program and protects Information Technology (IT) assets against unauthorized, accidental, or deliberate modification, disclosure, and destruction of data. Utilizes knowledge of IT principles, methods and security regulations and policies to carry out established base-wide policy to administer the INFOSEC (also known as COMPUSEC) program. Conducts risk assessments to identify possible security violations by analyzing computer assets and establishing security requirements based on possible countermeasures to achieve an optimum level of security. Executes and analyzes the effectiveness of computer security plans and enforces mandatory access control techniques such as trusted routers, bastion hosts, gateways, firewalls, or other methods of information systems protection. Performs program and system test plans devised to test for illegal input and unauthorized access. Assists in developing contingency plans designed for computer security emergency response, backup, and recovery operations. Assists all base organizations in the development of their individual INFOSEC program. Disseminates information and ensures computer security practices are adhered to by all functional areas. Carries out activities leading to security certification and accreditation (C&A) including providing guidance and assistance in the preparation of certification and accreditation packages. Processes and monitors all requests by contractor personnel to visit unit facilities. 2. Administers the Network Security Program. Maintains required information assurance certification IAW DoD 8570.01-M, Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002, Clinger Cohen Act of 1996. Implements procedures to ensure protection of information transmitted to the installation, among organizations on the installation, and from the installation on the local or wide area networks, the World Wide 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 (Local Area Network). Reports all incidents involving viruses, tampering, or unauthorized system entry to appropriate authority. Carries out information technology (IT) security to prevent the penetration of computer systems for espionage, sabotage, or fraudulent purposes. Implements methods to prevent or minimize direct access, electronic or other forms of eavesdropping, interpreting electro-mechanical emanations, electronic intercept, telemetry interpretation, and other techniques designed to gain unauthorized access to IT information, equipment, or processes. Recognizes such potential, defines vulnerabilities, selects appropriate security measure from many acceptable alternatives and mitigates risks by overseeing the installation of physical and technical security barriers to prevent others from improperly obtaining such information. Conducts the Information Assurance Awareness Program, which uses computer-based training for both initial and recurring information protection training. Maintains required course records. 3. Administers the Communications Security (COMSEC) program. Controls and protects all cryptographic material and administers the Cryptographic Access Program (CAP). Safeguards and controls all COMSEC equipment entered into the COMSEC Management Control System, keying material, COMSEC information, and other COMSEC-related functions. Receives, inventories, issues, transfers, destroys and inspects COMSEC material. Conducts security investigations or advises investigative appointees, as appropriate. Interprets and applies regulations/directives; develops cryptographic plans; determines new COMSEC requirements; and assures proper disposition of excess COMSEC materials including key. Furnishes written guidance to user accounts concurring effective dates, accounting procedures, destruction requirements, and physical security of COMSEC materials including key. Conducts semi-annual functional reviews of all COMSEC user accounts, inspecting COMSEC facilities, reviewing procedures, and auditing of all cryptographic holdings. Operates the Certification Authority Workstation. Prepares Emergency Action Plans to ensure that plans can be implemented immediately. Responsible for preparing, coordinating, and maintaining AFCOMSEC Forms 9 in the granting and withdrawing of cryptographic access. 4. Performs other duties as assigned. D2179P01/D0257000 Requirements Conditions of Employment NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires military membership in a compatible military assignment in the Iowa Army National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of this excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 06/17/2021 . FAILURE TO PROVIDE COMPLETE INFORMATION MAY RESULT IN YOUR NOT RECEIVING CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION. Please refer to the Qualifications and Evaluations Section of this Announcement to understand the qualification requirements, and the How to Apply Section for detailed instruction on applying. SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENT: Employment is subject to attaining and maintaining a secret clearance as required by this position. If the selectee does not possess the applicable security clearance when hired, application must be made within 30 days of the start date. Failure to make application for the required security clearance will result in termination of employment. Military Rank Requirements: OFFICER/WARRANT OFFICER/ENLISTED (E4-O2) Qualifications In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. Applicants who do not fully address the minimum/specialized experience needed for the position in their resume will not be referred for consideration. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 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. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: GS-2210-9/11: GS-09 - Must have at least 24 months: Experience, education, or training in analysis of the interrelationship of pertinent components of the system. Experience planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment. Experience scheduling the sequence of programs to be processed by computers where alternatives had to be weighed with a view to production efficiency. 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. Education Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience - For the GS-5 level, a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree may be substituted for the experience requirements. At the GS-7 level, one full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement. At the GS-9 level, a masters or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree may be substituted. At the GS-11 level, a Ph.D. or equivalent, or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. Undergraduate or Graduate Education: Degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks. To receive credit for Education, you must provide college transcripts to support your Educational claims. Additional Information ENLISTMENT CASH BONUSES: Acceptance of a technician position may affect any bonus and/or educational assistance that may be applicable. Please contact your Education Office prior to accepting a position with the Iowa Army National Guard. Participation in direct deposit is mandatory. If you are a male applicant born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application