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You may be entitled to post differential and allowances in addition to your base salary. Recruitment or Relocation Incentives may be authorized up to 25%.
This is an unaccompanied permanent position with an initial overseas tour of one (1) year with possible extensions overseas up to a total of five (5) years. Responsibilities Incumbent serves as the Primary Communications Security (COMSEC) Custodian, Key Management Infrastructure (KMI) Operating Account Manager (KOAM) and as an alternate Information System Security Manager/Information Systems Security Officer. Provides Command Control Communications and Computer Information Management (C4IM) customer services support to regional and installation users, ensuring IT requirements and functions are met and provided to satisfactory levels. Deploys, implements and executes the 160th Signal Brigade COMSEC program and posture. Evaluates implementation of Department of Defense (DoD), Headquarters, Department of Army (HQDA), Unites States Army, ARCENT, and Joint Command COMSEC regulations, supplements, and other policy at higher HQs, installation and battalion levels. Organizes coordinates, schedules changes and identifies new requirements to meet both day-to-day and future Cybersecurity mission requirements for the installation networks/communications, modernization and long-term life cycle. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. 30 Percent or More Disabled VeteransCurrent Department of Army Civilian EmployeesCurrent Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)Family Member Preference (FMP) for Overseas EmploymentInteragency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActMilitary Spouse Preference (MSP) for Overseas EmploymentNon-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)Non-Department of Defense (DoD) TransferPriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligibleVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 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. To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as at least one year of experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled such as: Providing staff guidance and assistance on COMSEC policies and initiatives and recommends courses of actions for the improvement and effectiveness of operations; Issuing, receiving, safeguarding, and responsible for the destruction of Communications Security (COMSEC) materials and classified information; and preparing for required COMSEC inspections and audits in accordance with Army and other applicable regulations. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11). 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. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Communications Security ManagementInformation Systems/Network SecurityVulnerabilities Assessment Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-11). Education 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. Additional Information Direct deposit of pay is required. U.S. citizens overseas under ordinarily resident status are not eligible for appointment under the Status of Forces Agreement. Locality pay does not apply in the overseas area. Employees who require medical or dental care in the overseas location will be responsible for obtaining and paying for such care. Access for civilian employees to military medical and dental treatment facilities is on a space-available and reimbursable basis only. Pay retention may be offered to selected applicants for positions at overseas locations. Pay retention will not be offered as an incentive for employees moving between overseas positions. Selectees may receive certain foreign area benefits such as: Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) or government quarters, home leave, etc. Selectees will have their eligibility for foreign area benefits determined at the time of hire in accordance with Department of State Standardized Regulation (DSSR) and DoDI 1400.25 volume 1250. For positions in a foreign country, that country’s laws or international agreements may have a direct impact on the ability of an employee’s same sex domestic partner or spouse to accompany the employee and receive certain benefits. If you believe you may be affected by these laws and agreements, you should familiarize yourself with relevant information and direct questions concerning a specific country (Foreign Duty Location) to the appropriate Army Human Resources point of contact prior to the acceptance of employment and your entrance on duty. This is a Career Program (CP) 34 position. The initial length of this overseas tour is 12 months. Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit https://www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/Civilian-Moving-Expenses-Tax-Deduction/ for more information. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations. Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/. Vaccine screening is required. Shot records are required to be carried at all times. Failure to take vaccines may lead to your removal from position or separation from Federal Service. Selection for assignments to this position will require annual physical examinations Housing will be provided for you upon arrival in country. Temporary storage of household goods costs will be paid for 1 year assignments. Domicile to duty transportation will be provided at no cost to employees, this is a taxable benefit. Annual pay cap limitations IAW 5CFR 550.106 and 550.203 may apply. Selectees may be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to entry into Kuwait, in accordance with recent local requirements. Proof of vaccination may be required prior to firm job offer.
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