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Cybersecurity Service Provider

National Geospatial Intelligence Agency

This is a Contract position in Fairfax County, VA posted March 25, 2020.

Job Summary 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 data.

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 activities.

everage IT Governance best practices and lessons learned of external organizations and academic institutions dealing with cyber issues.

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 strategic plan.

Monitor the rigorous application of cyber policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of planning and management services.

Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of policies, procedures, and processes.

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 SDLC controls.

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 this questionnaire.

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 Qualifications 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, and policies.

Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with IT Governance.

Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with program/project.

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.

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– 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 position.

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 family.

For more information on the array of benefits programs, please visit https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/nga/ngabenefits.html Cover Letter 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 Details field.

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 Qualification Criteria, 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 http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.) All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation.

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 recruitmentnga.mil.

The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

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 Information) Polygraph Test Required Position Subject to Drug Testing Two Year Probationary Period Direct Deposit Required DCIPS Disclaimer 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.