Cybersecurity Service Provider
Company: National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
Posted on: March 28, 2020
ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: Cybersecurity Service Providers protect,
monitor, analyze, detect, and respond to unauthorized activity
associated with NGA computer networks. They collect information and
data to identify, analyze, and report events and incidents that may
impact the network. They respond to crises or urgent situations and
support the mitigation of immediate and potential threats. They
also perform audit assessments of systems and networks to identify
deviations from acceptable configurations and policy.
Additional Job Information
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Cybersecurity Office (TS) safeguards
the NGA mission through collaborative, forward-leaning, and
risk-balanced solutions to ensure trust in GEOINT services and
The Cybersecurity Office (TS) assesses and conveys the level of
Agency cybersecurity risk in the context of overall NGA mission
goals and objectives. To achieve this, we establish the policies
and procedures governing cybersecurity. The office prioritizes
cybersecurity initiatives, integrates all cybersecurity solutions
and facilitates the review and approval of all NGA cross domain
services. TS implements the Risk Management Framework and other
applicable national and community-level policies within the Agency,
balancing risk to realize maximum performance. The Cybersecurity
Integration Division develops and maintains cybersecurity plans,
strategy and policy to support and align with organizational
cybersecurity initiatives and regulatory compliance. This position
is responsible for leading strategic business process actions
related to developing and driving the implementation programs
within the cyber mission space, ensuring effective cybersecurity
governance and engaging across Agency stakeholders on a wide range
of cybersecurity matters to achieve overall mission objectives.
The Cyber Governance and Strategy Planner applies broad
comprehension of IT governance and synthesizes them with cyber
security best practices. The position analyzes agency Cybersecurity
governance practices, programs, and implementation guidance and
establishes or maintains programs for efficient execution of the
cyber mission space. This position provides the opportunity to grow
and contribute to Agency cyber issues every day.
* Develop standards and strategy in compliance with laws,
regulations, and policies in support of organizational cyber
* everage IT Governance best practices and lessons learned of
external organizations and academic institutions dealing with cyber
* Interpret and apply applicable laws, statutes, and regulatory
documents and integrate into cyber governance standards.
* Design/integrate a cyber-governance strategy that outlines the
vision, mission, and goals that align with the organizations
* Monitor the rigorous application of cyber policies, principles,
and practices in the delivery of planning and management
* Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of policies, procedures,
* Assist in the development of written reports as part of the
CIO-TS governance activities.
* Understand technical and business requirements to develop
tactical and strategic roadmaps to address and implement Secure
Additional Application Requirement: You may be asked to complete
one or more assessments in addition to the application you submit
on this website as part of your application to NGA. These
assessments may include but are not limited to:
* Online questionnaires or assessments that require you to describe
your job-related knowledge, skills, abilities, or other
characteristics that are aligned with the mandatory and desirable
qualifications of this job posting. The information you provide in
the application you submit must support the response you provide to
You will receive an email to describe any additional assessments
required. Please monitor your emails and complete any required
assessments as soon as possible.
MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job,
applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory
Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online
applications must demonstrate qualification by providing specific
examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's
mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement:
* Demonstrated knowledge of cybersecurity with laws, regulations,
* Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with IT Governance.
* Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with
* Demonstrated skills developing and/or applying cybersecurity
principles, policies, practices, standards, or controls.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Bachelor's degree from an
accredited college or university in Computer Information Systems,
Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Electrical Engineering,
Information Assurance, Information Science, Information Systems,
Information Systems Management, Information Technology,
Mathematics, Operations Research, Physics, Statistics, 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.
-OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience: A minimum of 24
semester (36 quarter) hours of coursework in any area listed in
option A, plus experience in cyber-analytics, computer forensics,
incident response, or a related area that demonstrates the ability
to successfully perform the duties associated with this work. As a
rule, every 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of coursework is
equivalent to one year of experience. Candidates should show that
their combination of education and experience totals 4 years. -OR-
C. Experience: A minimum of 4 years of experience in
cyber-analytics, computer forensics, incident response, or a
related area that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform
the duties associated with this work. -AND-
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: Computer Network Defense Service Provider
certifications (e.g., CND-A, CND-IS, CND-IR, CND-AU) and
Information Assurance Management (IAM) or Information Assurance
Technical (IAT) Level 1 certification must be obtained within 6
months. -AND- Relevant Competencies: IT-related experience
demonstrating each of the four competencies: Attention to Detail,
Customer Service, Oral Communication, and Problem Solving.
Highly Desired Qualifications
QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory
qualifications, experience in the following is desired:
* Systems Engineering Experience.
* Business Process Improvement Experience.
* Cyber Security Knowledge.
* Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology,
Cybersecurity, Engineering, or a related Science, Technology, or
Math (STEM) discipline or 8 Years of Experience.
* DoD 8570.01M/8140.01 IAM Level 1 Compliant within 6 months in
Additional Job Requirements
You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security
clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In
addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph
examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information.
All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random
basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take
the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret
information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.
Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are
required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714,
on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility.
Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top
Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted
access to SCIFs.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
PROMOTION OPPORTUNITY: Promotion opportunities allow applicants at
all band levels to be considered. Qualifications for NGA positions
do not include specific time-in-band requirements. NGA will
emphasize quality of experience, rather than duration, and assess
how the quality of the experience demonstrates possession of the
knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for
successful job performance in the NGA occupational structure.
Band 03 $64,948 - $133,465
PERMANENT CHANGE IN STATION: PCS expenses are not authorized.
Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the
Federal Government. We offer a broad array of benefits programs and
family friendly flexibilities to meet the needs of you and your
For more information on the array of benefits programs, please
Applicants are not required to submit a cover letter. The entire
cover letter cannot exceed the specified limits provided in the
Cover Letter field (3,000 characters). Pages exceeding this limit
will not be considered. The cover letter is recommended but is not
required for employment consideration with the National
Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Applicants should place their
narrative information in the Cover Letter / Other Professional
Who may apply
External Applicants Only
How to apply
Application submission involves applying using the Intelligence
Community's Applicant Gateway on-line application process. ONLY
ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
How will I be evaluated?
APPLICANT EVALUATION PROCESS: Applicants will be evaluated for this
job opportunity in three stages:
* All applicants will be evaluated using the Mandatory
* Qualified applicants will then be evaluated by an expert or panel
of experts using a combination of qualification criteria to
determine the best-qualified candidates,
* Best-qualified applicants may then be further evaluated through
an interview process.
Military retiree applicants, if selected, may be impacted by the
180-day appointment restrictions of DODI 1402.01. HD personnel will
provide additional information if applicable.
Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Assignment
Description, Additional Information Provided By the Selecting
Official, and the Qualification Requirements; and then construct
their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant
experience and education for this job opportunity. This description
should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the
performed work. Applicants are encouraged to provide any education
information referenced in the announcement. If education is listed
as a mandatory requirement, only degrees obtained from an
institution accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by
the Secretary, US Department of Education will be accepted.
In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code,
annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive
full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be
eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift
Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the
reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants
(i.e., retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title
5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may
elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment
as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at
All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or
NGA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with
disabilities. Applications will only be accepted online. If you
need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and
hiring process, please notify us at email@example.com. The
decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a
Conditions of Employment
As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for
employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards.
* U.S. Citizenship Required
* Security Clearance (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented
* Polygraph Test Required
* Position Subject to Drug Testing
* Two Year Probationary Period
* Direct Deposit Required
NGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense Civilian
Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employees
are assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scope
of work performed. The employee's base salary is established within
their assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. A
performance pay process is conducted each year to determine a
potential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee's
annual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performance
pay process. Employees on term or temporary appointments are not
eligible to apply for internal assignment opportunity notices.
This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10
U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans'
Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section
2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in
DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and
Placement. If you are an external applicant claiming veterans'
preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must
self-identify your eligibility in your application.
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