Job opening: Information Technology Specialist (Policy and Planning/Network)
Salary: $132 368 - 172 075 per year
Published at: Jan 03 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service.
About the Position: The incumbent will serve as an IT Specialist (Policy and Planning/Network) for the Joint Activities located at Fort Meade, Maryland.
Represents the unit at cyber policy-level conferences, briefings and meetings.
Serves as Director of the Communications Directorate (J6), Joint Cyber Operations Group.
Responsible for the total integration of diverse, complex, varied, and extensive program support processes, functions and segments involved.
Develops and maintains command regulations, procedures, and related material covering a dedicated one-of-a-kind communications network and program.
Responsible for the network policy/guidance and permission models have been established and impacts are documented.
Evaluates user requests and contractor proposals for modifications or enhancements in terms of capability of fulfilling requirements, interoperability, operational effectiveness, and impact on related programs and procedures.
Provides insight and feedback during contentious inter-agency efforts to resolve complex CO planning challenges.
Works as a team builder to foster consistent interpretation among the unit’s personnel, its associated agencies and directorates of pertinent cyber plans and policy.
Leads site survey teams in evaluation and validation of technical requirements for installation at additional sites.
Assists subordinate personnel with technical specifications, acceptance testing and implementation of systems.
- This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Top-Secret security clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information SCI access for the duration of employment.
- IAW change 3 to AR-600-85, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program, this position is subject to a pre-employment urinalysis screening, and random testing thereafter.
- May be subjected to short notice recall. Must reside within 50-mile radius of duty location.
- May be required to work uncommon tour of duty hours, working either fixed or rotating shift which may include evenings, weekends and/or holidays.
- This position may require Temporary Duty (TDY) 30 days or less travel to various locations approximately 15% of the time.
- Employee must be able to obtain and maintain an IAM Level II certification by completing one of the commercial certifications as outlined in DoD 8570.01 (most current dated document) within six (6) months of employment.
- Appointment to this position is subject to a one-year probationary period unless the appointee has previously met the requirements as described in 5 CFR Part 315. While probationary the incumbent can be terminated with limited appeal rights.
Who May Apply: US Citizens
In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Specialized and Other Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes monitoring performance of networks and systems to ensure efficient operation; troubleshooting networks when problems occur; assessing and interpreting emerging cyber policy issues; and conducting research analysis on the use of telecommunication and/or network hardware and services. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-13).
The specialized experience must include, or be supplemented by, information technology related experience (paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training, as appropriate) which demonstrates each of the four competencies, as defined:
(1) Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. Examples of IT-related experience demonstrating this competency include: completing thorough and accurate work independently, even in the most difficult or stressful situations; occasionally reviewing work completed by others.
(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. Examples of IT-related experience demonstrating this competency include: resolving routine and non-routine problems, questions, or complaints; developing and maintaining strong, mutually supportive working relationships with customers; conducting evaluation of support to determine quality of services and customer satisfaction, and recommending procedural changes based on customer need or changes in policy and/or regulation.
(3) 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. Examples of IT-related experience demonstrating this competency include: convincingly conveying complex information to customers; presenting thoughts that are well-organized and demonstrating confidence in the facts and ideas; adjusting style when working with individuals with different levels of understanding; using various methods to explain and convey information.
(4) Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. Examples of IT-related experience demonstrating this competency include: solving complex or sensitive problems by developing and proposing strategic alternatives; identifying possible conflicts and shared benefits; helping team anticipate problems and identifying and evaluating potential sources of information; providing feedback and coaching to others to help solve problems; engaging appropriate stakeholders when developing solutions in order to understand and incorporate multiple perspectives and needs; evaluating the effectiveness of decisions and adjusting future decisions as appropriate.
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.