National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Job detailsSalary$70,649 – $145,617 a yearJob TypeFull-timeFull Job DescriptionJob Summary
ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: Cybersecurity Management Officers ensure that Agency information systems comply with applicable standards and guidelines. They provide oversight of documentation, validation, accreditation, and authorization processes necessary for the implementation, operation, and maintenance of information technology systems. They ensure appropriate managerial responses for associated risk, compliance, and assurance from mission, security, and cost perspectives. These officers manage the strategic, personnel, infrastructure, policy enforcement, and emergency planning implications of information security for the organization, a specific program, or other area of responsibility.
Additional Job Information
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) serves as the world leader in providing timely, relevant, accurate and actionable geospatial intelligence (GEOINT). NGA’s civilian, military and contract personnel evaluate imagery, maps, charts, multiple layers of foundation data – such as terrain, elevation and gravity – and the full spectrum of visible and invisible light in order to help users visualize what is happening at a particular place and time. Our intelligence officers go beyond describing “what, where and when” to revealing “how and why” our work enables decision advantage for our policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders. NGA uses a flexible, high mobility career model. Individuals are hired for their overall skills within a specialty such as Cybersecurity Management Officer, and then placed in various positions throughout the agency once they complete the clearance process. Although currently advertised as a non-supervisory, Permanent, telework-ineligible job posting with occasional travel, it is unknown which specific positions will be available after applicants complete the selection and clearance process. Because of this, aspects of the job such as travel, supervisory, telework, etc may change, depending on specific positions available at that time. It is also possible that applicants could be hired into a position with specific aspects and then change positions after serving for a period of time in that assignment. Applicants who have completed the clearance process receive final documentation about the nature of the specific position before they make the final commitment to join NGA. Duties: 1. Analyze and review security considerations within NGA mission context; interpret Security Assessment Reports (SARs) and Risk Assessment Reports (RARs); and apply security controls to system design and risk determination 2. Collaborate with NGA government personnel, supervisors, and contractors, and personnel from other government agencies throughout the DoD and the IC to resolve information assurance issues 3. Interpret security policies, conduct audits, provide briefings and presentations to senior audiences, and execute information assurance project activities 4. Perform and provide risk tradeoff analysis to implement the policies, processes, models, assessments, and standards needed to recommend risk acceptance authorization for complex systems 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: 1) 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. This position may be eligible for a RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE: selected candidates may be offered an incentive as part of the offer of employment. To receive the incentive, selected candidates must be eligible under 5 CFR Part 575, Subpart A, upon issuance of the Final Offer Letter. Changes in federal employment status prior to issuance of the Final Offer Letter may affect eligibility. To receive the incentive, selected candidates will be required to sign a service agreement to stay within the position at NGA for the agreed upon time. If the service agreement is terminated before its completion, the employee may be required to repay a pro rata share amount of the incentive to the government. Additional information regarding recruitment incentives for current federal employees can be found in DoDI 1400.25, Volume 2006.
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: 1. Demonstrated experience managing competing demands on time and remaining focused on key objectives/goals. 2. Demonstrated experience with computer networking concepts. 3. Demonstrated experience of cybersecurity principles. 4. Demonstrated ability to develop artifacts in compliance with organizational cyber activities. 5. Previous experience developing and/or implementing cybersecurity policy. EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering, Information Science, Information Systems, Information Systems Management, Information Technology, Mathematics, Operations Research, 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 IT policy development and implementation, IT standards development and implementation, IT project/program management, IT operations, 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 IT policy development and implementation, IT standards development and implementation, IT project/program management, IT operations, or a related area that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work. -AND- LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: Information Assurance Management I (IAM I) 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: 1. Experience with business process improvement. 2. Familiarity with the Cyber Security Framework (CSF) and 800-53 security controls. 3. Demonstrated knowledge of DoD Cybersecurity Workforce Framework. 4. Demonstrated experience of cybersecurity principles used to manage risks related to system security. 5. Demonstrated proficiency in developing and/or executing technical training programs.
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 $70,649 – $145,617 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
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $70,649.00 – $145,617.00 per year
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