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Security Engineer/Network Operator Intelligence Specialist

United States Army Intelligence and Security Command in Washington, DC, USA

Compensation

$73,375 to $132,527 Annually

Benefits Offered

401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision

Employment Type

Full-Time

Why Work Here?

“Are you interested in contributing to the most technical and important challenges facing our nation?”

Intelligence Specialist (Operations) GG-12 or GG-13

(Interactive On-Net Operator) - US Citizenship Required.

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time

Pay Plan/Service: Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Title 10, Excepted

Locations: Fort Meade, MD; San Antonio, TX; Schofield Barracks, HI; Fort Gordon, GA

Multiple vacancies: Open until filled

Position Summary

Are you looking for a job? Or are you looking for a calling?

The U.S. Army 780th Military Intelligence (Cyber) Brigade is looking for individuals like you, who want to use their technical talents to defend the infrastructure and key resources that we - our friends, families, and communities - rely on every day. This is an opportunity for cyber security researchers, computer scientists, IT specialists, hackers, electrical engineers, mathematicians or others with similar backgrounds to work on one of the most technically complex and important missions in the world.

As a civilian Interactive On-Net Operator, you will need to:

  • Maintain U.S. Military freedom of action in cyberspace while denying the same to our adversaries;

  • Understand aspects of both software and hardware (and be an expert in one);

  • Program in common languages, leverage assembly codes, and write commands;

  • Know how to exploit computer or telecom components and physical networks;

  • Participate in Red Team/Blue Team, capture the flag, and similar exercises;

You’ll learn the tradecraft and advanced technical skills through a comprehensive and extensive training. We’ll teach you the techniques, tools, and targets. Once you’ve demonstrated your ability to follow approved processes, you’ll be given access to and expected to exploit some of the world’s most secure systems - all with the full backing and support of the U.S. Government.

You’ll work in classified environments on a team of military and civilian personnel who are equally committed to supporting the mission regardless of when or where. You'll couple your knowledge of current open source exploits and cutting-edge technology to outpace highly motivated and adept adversaries in a constantly changing environment.

To be successful, you’ll need to combine an analytical and detail oriented mindset with the creativity and flexibility to find and implement solutions. Identifying vulnerabilities and deploying cyber capabilities against them can seem like solving a puzzle, the only question is… are you the missing piece?

Benefits

This position offers competitive benefits in addition to working on one of the most important, and technical mission in the world. Civilian Federal employees receive:

  • Advanced training and certification

  • Healthcare benefits

  • Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance benefits

  • Paid vacation, sick, and holiday leave

  • Retirement benefits equal to up 20%+ of your salary including:

    • 401(k)-style plan with generous match

    • Pension after five years of service

    • Old age, survivors, and disability insurance program (OASDI)

  • Additional Incentives (Used at the discretion of the agency)

    • Recruitment, Relocation and Retention incentives

      • Up to 25% of basic pay

    • Student loan repayment up to $10,000 a year with lifetime maximum of $60,000

    • Advanced Hiring Salary

      • Allows flexibility to set starting base pay at a level above the step 1 of the GGE grade. offered to new Federal employees who possess superior qualifications (i.e., unique qualification, scarce skills, etc).

  • Stable work environment of the Federal government in a growing field (Cyber)

  • Incentive awards consisting of monetary, honorary, and time-off awards

Required Skills

  • Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering. Other degrees with strong computer technology curriculum may be considered.

  • Expert knowledge of physical computer components and architectures, including the functions of various components and peripherals, basic programming concepts, assembly codes, TCP/IP, OSI models, underlying networking protocols, security hardware and software.

  • Proficiency in writing, editing, executing scripts on Windows, Linux, Unix systems.

  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge of penetration testing techniques and tools.

  • Experience with tool sets such as Wireshark, Metasploit, Kali Linux, tcpdump, NMap, Nessus, Snort, BeEF, IDA Pro, OllyDbg.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment:

The tools, techniques, and targets you’ll have access to are a national resource and it’s important that we vet those whom we entrust with them. The Government will conduct the background investigation after your selection; however, you should consider the below requirements and whether you can meet them when deciding to apply:

1. Must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET (TS) security clearance based on a Single-Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) with eligibility for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI).

2. Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.

3. Two year trial/probationary period may be required.

4. In accordance with Change 3 to AR 600-85, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program, must successfully pass a urinalysis screening for illegal drug use prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.

5. Must be willing to undergo and successfully complete a counterintelligence scope polygraph examination with No Deception Indicated (NDI) on a pre-appointment and periodic basis.

4. Must be able to obtain and maintain access to National Security Agency (NSA) facilities and networks.

6. Temporary duty (TDY) travel will be required 25% or less of the time.

7. All INSCOM employees may be subject to extended TDY or worldwide deployments during crisis situations to perform mission essential functions as determined by management.

8. Stress is inherent in the nature of work: The many short-suspense actions and pressures of time from nearly all contacts contribute to heightened demands on the incumbent. Under crisis operations, incumbent may be subject to short notice expanded hours and possible recall situations and irregular work hours, including weekends and holidays. Overtime/shift work may be required.

9. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

10. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

How to Apply

Your complete application must be received by 11:59 pm EST on the closing date, March 22, 2019 in order for you to be considered.

Applications must be submitted through this site.

Agency Contact Information: SASBMailbox@opm.gov

Who may Apply

Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You must identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected.

  • United States Citizen Applying to a DCIPS Position

  • 10-Point Other Veterans? Rating

  • 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans

  • 5-Point Veterans' Preference

  • Current Army Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Employee

  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees

  • Current DoD Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Employee (non-Army)

  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)

  • Disabled Veteran w/ a Service-Connected Disability, More than 10%, Less than 30%

  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer

  • Prior Federal Service Employee

Army DCIPS positions apply Veteran's Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement.

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.

To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job.

Specialized experience for the GG -13 is defined as work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GG/GS-12).

Progressively responsible experience is that which has included intelligence-related research, analysis, collections and /or operations. This experience should include intelligence analysis and/or production, intelligence collection and/or operations, counterintelligence, or threat support.

This experience should demonstrate: knowledge of physical computer components and architectures, including the functions of various components and peripherals, basic programming concepts, assembly codes, TCP/IP, OSI models, underlying networking protocols, security hardware, and software options including the network artifacts they induce and their effects on exploitation, encryption algorithms, tools, network construction, topology, and administration. Demonstrated skill in applying this knowledge to difficult and complex work assignments; a comprehensive and detailed knowledge of Cyberspace Operations. And knowledge of the principles, concepts, techniques and theory in SIGNIT and Cyber Warfare such as would be gained through relevant undergraduate or specialized study or experience, and/or professional certifications.

Note: Creditable experience may include military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experience gained in another government agency so long as it was at a level at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the series.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Judgement

  • Oral Communication

  • Technical Competence

  • Writing

  • Strategic Thinking

Specialized experience for the GG-12 is defined as work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the Federal service (GG/GS-11).

Progressively responsible experience is that which has included research, analysis, collections and /or operations. This experience should include intelligence analysis and/or production, intelligence collection and/or operations, counterintelligence, or threat support.

This experience should demonstrate: knowledge of physical computer components and architectures, including the functions of various components and peripherals, basic programming concepts, assembly codes, TCP/IP, OSI models, underlying networking protocols, security hardware, and software options including the network artifacts they induce and their effects on exploitation, encryption algorithms, tools, network construction, topology, and administration. Demonstrated skill in applying this knowledge to work assignments; knowledge of Cyberspace Operations. And knowledge of the principles, concepts, techniques and theory in SIGNIT and Cyber Warfare such as would be gained through relevant undergraduate or specialized study or experience, and/or professional certifications.

NOTE: Creditable specialized experience may include previous military intelligence experience, experience gained in the private sector or in another government agency as long as it was at a level at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the series.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Attention to Detail

  • Oral Communication

  • Technical Competence

  • Writing

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume and supporting documents i.e. optional cover letter, ) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements/specialized experience listed on this announcement.

United States Army Intelligence and Security Command

About United States Army Intelligence and Security Command:

INSCOM executes mission command of operational intelligence and security forces; conducts and synchronizes worldwide multi-discipline and all-source intelligence and security operations; delivers linguist support and intelligence-related advanced skills training, acquisition support, logistics, communications, and other specialized capabilities in support of Army, Joint, and Coalition Commands and the U.S. Intelligence Community.

Company website: https://www.army.mil/inscom

Company address: Fort Meade, MD

Posted date: 16 days ago

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