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IT Specialist (InfoSec)

Company: Department of Defense
Location: Suffolk
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

  • Duties




This is a public notice flyer to notify interested applicants of anticipated vacancies. Applications will not be accepted through this flyer. Interested applicants must follow the directions in the "How to Apply" section of this flyer to be considered. There may or may not be actual vacancies filled from this flyer. Notice of Result letters will not be sent to applicants who respond to this flyer.

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  • You will serve as a Subject Matter Expert responsible for understanding the cybersecurity posture of Navy networks, systems, and applications to determine risk to mission in terms of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
  • You will understand the DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF) procedures that are used to assess and authorize Navy networks, systems, and applications in accordance with DoD Instructions 8500.01 and 8510.01.
  • You will perform analysis and review all supporting documentation (certification and accreditation packages) prior to making an authorization recommendation to the Navy Authorizing Official (NAO).
  • You will ensure that complete Department of Defense RMF packages flow through the approval / decision process within established timeframes and keep the chain of command informed of status changes and potential issues.
  • You will demonstrate a thorough understanding of Federal information systems security laws, national cybersecurity policies, DoD and DON policies and cybersecurity principles, concepts, methods, standards, and practices sufficient to assess.
  • You will authorize existing and developing IT systems throughout the Navy, including Afloat and Ashore, Continental U.S. and Outside Continental U.S. in conjunction with the Marine Corps, Combatant Commanders, Services, Agency, and Field Activities.
  • You will demonstrate mastery of and skill in applying methods for evaluating, implementing, and disseminating cybersecurity processes and procedures.
  • You will review identified vulnerabilities, weakness, and potential shortfalls and ensure designs and proposed alternative patterns of actions eradicate the deficiencies are implemented in order to mitigate risks to Navy networks.
  • You will be tasked to be a member of a team to research new/emerging technologies (e.g. IPv6, biometrics, cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence (AI)) to ensure all DoD and DON cybersecurity policy requirements are met.
  • You will prepare summaries of ongoing projects as assigned and reports all relevant findings to NAO leadership as required.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

2210 Information Technology Management

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final Top Secret/SCI security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing.
  • This position may require up to 10% travel from normal duty station.
  • This position is designated as a Cyber IT/Cybersecurity Workforce position. You must obtain and maintain the credentials as described in SECNAV M-5239.2 for specialty area 611 level II within 12 months of appointment.
  • This is a Special Sensitive position.
  • A Counterintelligence (CI) scope polygraph examination is required.
  • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.


Applicants must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies or knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience is typically in or directly relates to the work of the position to be filled by demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below:

  1. Attention to Detail- Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. IT-related experience demonstrating this competency include: Reviews identified vulnerabilities and potential shortfalls of Navy network systems and specifies actions to mitigate risks.

  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. IT-related experience demonstrating this competency include: Analyzing complex vulnerability information and generate impact/risk assessments that provide a holistic depiction of an organization's cybersecurity readiness posture and threat environment.

  1. 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. IT-related experience demonstrating this competency include: Developing operational impact statements to measure defense in-depth architecture and communicates this information to senior military, civilian and technical audiences in oral and written formats.

  2. Problem Solving- Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. IT-related experience demonstrating this competency include: Researching new/emerging technologies and engineering solutions for cybersecurity risks to ensure implementation of appropriate systems security policies.

In addition to my experience demonstrating the four competencies above, I have qualifying experience such as:

  • Applying advanced IT principles, concepts, methods, standards, and practices sufficient to accomplish assignments such as develop and interpret policies, procedures, and strategies governing the planning and delivery of cybersecurity services throughout the Navy.
  • Providing detailed analyses of network and operating system safeguards to determine the cybersecurity posture of organizations.
  • Monitoring projects, collaborate within a team, and follow-up with other command elements, Navy commands, and DoD components to evaluate and report on accomplishments required to manage assigned cybersecurity actions.
  • Providing technical advice, guidance, and specific recommendations to management and other technical specialists on critical cybersecurity/IT issues.
  • Applying new developments to previously unsolvable problems and make decisions or recommendations that significantly improve Navy cybersecurity policies and programs.
  • Preparing technical documentation in accordance with regulations and policy that articulate cybersecurity parameters for compliance with these guidelines.

This position is within the Work Category PROFESSIONAL at Work Level II FULL PERFORMANCE, Series and Grade GG-2210-13.

Additional qualifications information can be found from the following Department of Defense website:

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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