Air National Guard Units IT SPECIALIST (INFOSEC/NETWORK) in McConnell AFB, Kansas

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This National Guard position is for a IT SPECIALIST (INFOSEC/NETWORK), Position Description Number D2339000and is part of the KS 184 Intelligence Wing, McConnel AFB, KS, Kansas Air National Guard.

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As a IT Speialist (INFOSEC/NETWORK), GS-2210-11, you will initially receive closer supervision consisting of specific assignments, interpretation of applicable policies and procedures, resolution of technical problems as required, and guidance on methods and techniques to be applied. As the incumbent gains greater skill, knowledge and experience, the supervision is gradually relaxed until the job controls are basically the same as described in the parent position description. The incumbent will be allowed to perform at the parent position description level, without additional supervision, once the incumbent has earned a qualification as Cyberspace Operations Controller. Performs the more substantive/complex duties and has the greater responsibilities described in the parent position description; however, assistance, guidance and support may be obtained from the supervisor or co-workers until statutory and performance requirements for advancement to the full operating level are met. The incumbent of this position meets the experience and/or educational requirements for entry at this developmental level. Knowledge, experience and skill are being acquired for promotion to the full operating level (GS-2210-12) described in Position Description D2338000. Incumbent was competitively selected to fill the position at this level and promotion to the target position may be effected as a career promotion in accordance with applicable regulations, after qualifications and eligibility requirements have been satisfied and the supervisor and Human Resources Office are satisfied the full scope of duties in the target position are being performed in a satisfactory manner under normal supervisory controls.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

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Promotion Potential


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2210 Information Technology Management

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Conditions of Employment
  • This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement.
  • Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.
  • Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.
  • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
  • Information Assurance Certification is a condition of employment. This position includes information assurance (IA) work as a paramount duty requirement.
  • Per DoD 8570.01-M, the incumbent of this position must achieve the appropriate IA certification within six months of assignment of these duties. A waiver of this six month requirement may be granted per DoD 8570.01-M, C3.2.4.2 or C3.2.4.3.
  • Failure to receive the proper IA certification may result in removal from this position.

Military Grades:E3 through E6

Compatible Military Assignments: 1B4X1 *Must be a 1B4X1 or eligible to cross train into 1B4X1 with passing EDPT

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: In general, to qualify an applicant for any GS-2210 position, apply and evaluate the applicant's competencies (Skills, Knowledge, Abilities, and Behaviors), military and civilian experiences, completed education, learned skills, obtained knowledge, endorsed abilities, and training program accomplishments. The following qualification factors are applicable to the Cyberspace positions: Skilled in collecting and analyzing data effectively, efficiently, and accurately; Ability to plan, direct, and coordinate difficult and complex programs; Ability to develop, apply, and adjust cyber program plans to attain agency objectives; Ability to select, develop, and supervise a subordinate staff; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, not only with subordinate staff, but with all levels of key management officials, the latter particularly requiring the exercise of tact, ingenuity, and resourcefulness; Ability to make oral and written presentations in a clear and concise manner; Ability to apply a high level of sound and independent judgment in the solution of cyber program problems and cyber mission requirements; A broad knowledge of and ability to utilize principles, methods, techniques, and systems; Ability to write proper English in reports and presentation formats; Ability to communicate clearly and effectively; Skilled in training, mentoring, and problem solving; and, Skilled in applying procedures and directives by reading and interpreting program material.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:Must have at least 12 months experience as a Cyberspace Operator. Experienced in the work at an acceptable level of expertise for the preparation and execution of tasked unit missions. Experiences included preparing, maintaining currency for, and executing an advanced role in Cyberspace Operations. Knowledgeable of systems security principles and concepts of emerging Information Technology (IT) security developments. Experiences included duties directed within the infrastructure protection environment and the selection of appropriate tools for team members. Experienced in the methodologies for determining the better techniques needed to secure computer systems and to protect cyber key terrains from exploitation of information within these cyberspace systems. Experiences included the ability to leverage knowledge of multiple entities with a stake in current operations to plan and build appropriate courses of action and training scenarios. Some work experiences were in one or more of the following unit assignments: Cyber-space Crew Commander; Cyberspace Operations Controller; Operations Planner and Scheduler; Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cyberspace Operator; and National Mission Team Cyberspace Operator. Experiences may include one or more of the following business tasks: Developing tactical objectives or tactical taskings for Cyberspace Operators; liaison duties between assigned team and other teams or external entities; directing tactical execution for a team of Cyberspace Operators; developing tactical approaches and synchronizes actions of multiple qualified operators in order to achieve objectives; representing the unit's capability, availability, and interests at high-level Operational Planning Team (OPT) meetings to define the missions, environments, enemy, effects, capabilities, overall plans, phasing, operational agreements and contingencies needed to conduct the operation or exercise; developing tactical plans for assigned missions and exercises; translating operational objectives into tactical objectives comprised of specific tactical tasks. May have experiences in developing Measures of Effectiveness and Measures of Performance that were used in mission exercise assessments. Experiences include work accomplished to prepare and coordinate operators, resources, facilities and equipment schedules, in coordination with unit and flight commanders, in order to ensure training, currency, and mission timelines and objectives were met. Experiences may include the assessment and evaluation of mission vulnerabilities and/or adversary activity in ICS enclaves. Experienced in detecting, characterizing, and resolving insecurities in ICS networks. Experienced in conducting reviews and analyzing ICS network traffic, configurations, and operating procedures and provided methods to improve system security posture. Experienced in the Air Force currency and additional national-level requirements to execute US Cyber Command's Defend-the-Nation priority. Skilled in presenting formal and informal briefing and written reports in regard to the Cyber program mission readiness. Competent in preparing Unit Training Assembly, Annual Training and currency training events for Mission Ready Cyberspace Operators to optimize training times. Knowledgeable on unit military members' go-or-no-go readiness status and skilled to recognize deficiencies. Experiences included working with assigned members to maintain full mission readiness. Experienced in coordinating with the unit's maintenance section to ensure all assigned equipment is in good working condition and ready for each training and mission event. Experienced in conducting extensive researches of new vulnerabilities and insecurities in operating systems, application software, infrastructure, and boundary protection devices. Experiences included investigations, analysis, and the development of actions used to exploit these vulnerabilities. Competent on conducting tests to validate findings and to develop and refine methods and procedures to mitigate vulnerabilities within the cyberspace community tactics, techniques, and procedures. Experienced in providing customers with the best possible evaluations of their security postures.

Information Assurance Certification is a condition of employment. This position includes information assurance (IA) work as a paramount duty requirement. Per DoD 8570.01-M, the incumbent of this position must achieve the appropriate IA certification within six months of assignment of these duties. A waiver of this six month requirement may be granted per DoD 8570.01-M, C3.2.4.2 or C3.2.4.3. Failure to receive the proper IA certification may result in removal from this position.

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If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC WHEN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

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Drug test required


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To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. A COMPLETED RESUME IS REQUIRED: Your resume must show relevant experience (cover letter optional) where you worked, job title, detailed duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number, starting and ending dates for each job listed (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.), hours per week and salary. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your position title, pay plan, series and grade.?

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YOU ARE REQUIRED TO DOCUMENT, IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE, EVIDENCE THAT SUPPORTS YOUR ELIGIBILITY AND QUALIFICATION CLAIMS. You must upload the applicable documents with your application package. These documents will assist the staffing specialist in determining your eligibility and competency qualifications. If you do not upload the required and/or informational documents, then you must document in your application package (resume) the information needed to determine your eligibility. If selected, you must submit all requested documents at the time of tentative job offer to verify eligibility and qualifications. You will have two business days to submit these documents before a job offer is rescinded.

DOES THIS POSITION REQUIRE A LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE? You are strongly encouraged to provide a copy of your license or certificate in your application package. It is also acceptable to document your license number and the name of the licensing authority in your resume.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link:

A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

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Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documentsto be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

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Tamara Copeland




KS 184 Intelligence Wing 52960 Jayhawk Drive Wichita, KS 67221-9010 US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

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This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 10/17/2018 to 11/16/2018

Service: Excepted

Pay scale & grade: GS 11

Salary: $62,613 to $81,400 per year

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time