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SECURITY SPECIALIST (INFOSEC)

Company: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Location: Fort Belvoir
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Summary This position is part of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. Responsibilities As a SECURITY SPECIALIST (INFOSEC) at the GS-0080-12 some of your typical work assignments may include: Serves as a Security Specialist and subject matter expert in Information Security. Responsible for the management, implementation, interpretation, and development of assigned security program(s). Support and Manages the day-to-day operations of assigned areas and acts as a liaison with higher-level managers, subject matter experts, and customers both within and outside the Agency. Analyzes, plans, advises, and evaluates the development and implementation of policies, procedures, standards, training, and methods for identifying and protecting the information, operations, facilities, and/or personnel of the Agency from unauthorized disclosure, misuse, theft, assault, vandalism, espionage, sabotage, or loss. Participates in the review and improvements of work methods and office structure to ensure mission goals and objectives are met. Analyzes threats and makes recommendations on needed security equipment, methods, procedures, and systems to mitigate any existing threats. Reviews, interprets, and implements Executive Orders, DoD and Agency Policies, inter-Agency guidance, and local procedures related to assigned program areas. Conducts inquiries, evaluations, assessments, or investigations into security concerns. Prepares written reports and assessments and makes recommendations for corrective action. Coordinates within the Agency, other US agencies, military services, and state, local, and tribal partners to resolve security concerns and to improve security programs. Ensures security standards are being administered by reviewing and making recommendations regarding existing policies, procedures, and techniques and develops new or modifies existing Agency policies, processes, and procedures in assigned areas. Prepares briefings and reports for Agency senior leaders, higher-level managers, customers, and peers. Develops, reviews, and modifies Agency security training as needed. Conducts security training and education in security awareness events, Agency sponsored training, or other venues. Conducts debriefings and performs other related educational requirements. Specific duties of this position include the management and implementation of the agency's classification and declassification programs, including the document review process. Reviews classification and declassification decisions rendered by DTRA subject matter experts to ensure decisions are in compliance with national security standards. Manages and coordinates the agency's security classification guide development and publication process, conducts internal security reviews and coordinates security reviews with internal subject matter experts and external agencies that have equities in DTRA originated or controlled information. Coordinates with subject matter experts and provides the Agency response to requests for Mandatory Declassification Reviews. Makes classification determinations on information from other agencies that fall under DTRA equities. Implements and monitors policies and procedures for the protection of classified national defense and other sensitive information produced or controlled by the agency. Provides guidance and oversight to the Agency and supported field activities. Conducts preliminary inquiries in response to non-compliance with or violation of national and/or agency policies and procedures for the protection of national security and other sensitive information. Provides briefings to new agency employees on the agency's information and industrial security program. Duties include developing, implementing, and monitoring policies, instructions, procedures, control systems, and methods for such functions and activities as: delegation and exercise of classification and declassification authority; development of classification guides, document marking, safeguarding, and use; personnel access controls; need to know criteria; physical storage and control; security education; and transmitting, transferring, reproducing, downgrading, and destroying information. Performs oversight reviews to monitor program implementation and practices in those areas by supported organizations. Performance of this work commonly requires coordination with scientific, technical, and other subject-matter specialists to assess risk of loss, value of loss, and the classification level appropriate to information sensitivity. Reviews plans for proposed or new project. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications You may qualify at the GS-12, if you fulfill the following qualifications: A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service: Experience providing authoritative information and assistance advising leadership on security program policies, security matters and the impact of security requirements on organizational missions. Experience providing advice regarding the proper safeguarding of sensitive material and information in accordance with applicable directives. Experience providing multi-discipline security support, leading security projects at the intermediate and advanced proficiency levels. Experience with information security principles and controlled unclassified information (CUI). Experience developing and providing security related training. Experience developing security related training products designed to enhance training. Experience reviewing security classification guides and providing guidance. Experience with classifications and declassifications. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level. Additional Information Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily or intermittently telework. Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements: Persons with Disabilities - Schedule A Special Hiring Authority for Veterans Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses Other Special Appointment Authorities - Subpart F Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/register/) The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision. 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. Selective Service Requirement: Please visit http://www.sss.gov for more information. For more information, please visit https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo%2012-1-2020.pdf?ver=ECNbdsHtGilTd3OENN4A0Q%3d%3d Other Notes: Overtime/compensatory time may be required to accommodate operational needs of the organization. Travel in the performance of temporary assignments, both CONUS and OCONUS, may be required up to 10% of duty time is required. May be subject to random DoD counterintelligence scope polygraph if assigned to programs or duty locations requiring such. Re-employed Annuitant: This position Does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at: https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

Keywords: Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Washington DC , SECURITY SPECIALIST (INFOSEC), Other , Fort Belvoir, DC

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