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Cybersecurity Management Officer

Company: National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
Location: Saint Peters
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

Job 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 Cybersecurity Office (TS) safeguards the NGA mission through collaborative, forward-leaning, and risk-balanced solutions to ensure trust in GEOINT services and data.

The Cybersecurity Office (TS) assesses and conveys the level of Agency cybersecurity risk in the context of overall NGA mission goals and objectives. To achieve this, we establish the policies and procedures governing cybersecurity and develop data-driven metrics to understand and adjudicate cybersecurity risk. The office prioritizes cybersecurity initiatives, integrates all cybersecurity solutions and facilitates the review and approval of all NGA cross domain services. We implement the Risk Management Framework and other applicable national and community-level policies within the Agency, balancing risk to realize maximum performance and support to NGA's critical missions.

This position leads the Risk Management Division and reviews assessment and authorization work performed by a team of contractors and civilians to issue authorizations to operate, approve interconnection security agreements, adjudicate software risk and evaluate change requests to our defensive security posture. This position spearheads the Cybersecurity Office's initiatives to automate cybersecurity governance processes and deliver tailored, data-driven solutions to support agile development and rapid authorization decisions.

The Risk Management Division is an accomplished professional who works independently with minimal supervision. They lead and mentor integrated teams of cybersecurity professionals in providing tailored solutions for complex cybersecurity challenges. They possess a strategic understanding of the Agency's direction, and have a demonstrated ability to operate in a dynamic environment balancing competing priorities. They have a proven ability to deliver data-driven cybersecurity solutions; keen problem-solving skills and strong interpersonal skills to work internally with Key Components and externally with academia, industry, and other agencies to develop and deliver capabilities. They excel at innovating and navigating ambiguity, are adept at working with industry partners, and exemplify a customer-service mindset.

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:

* 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.

Mandatory Qualifications

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:

* Demonstrated Supervisory experience.
* Demonstrates a basic understanding of at least one programming language: (e.g. C++, Python, R, Java).
* Demonstrated knowledge of data visualization/analysis through the usage of common software tools such as Tableau, Matplotlib, etc.
* Experience being flexible and adapting to alternative approaches in performance management to include items such as work hours, locations, and problem solving.
* Exhibit strong and effective communication skills.

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:

* Two years demonstrating ability to utilize data to solve problems or close knowledge gaps.
* Two years demonstrating competency to be focused on the implementation of the data-enabled workforce, leading a transformative environment within the Agency. Flexibility, comfort with ambiguity, and a corporate focus are essential.
* Two years demonstrating competency to collaborate in a high performance team environment, since knowledge sharing and innovative complex problem solving are key components of modern cybersecurity programs.
* Two years demonstrating developing and delivering briefings and presentations for senior audiences.
* Two years demonstrating management and execute information assurance projects and activities to include: security policies reviews and justifications, program audits, and justifications to support information security issues and recommendations.
* Two years providing senior level analysis and reviews of security considerations in the context of NGA missions, interpret Security Assessment Reports (SARs) and Risk Assessment Reports (RARs), and apply security controls to system design and risk determination.

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 05 $128,669 - $170,800

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

Cover Letter

Applicants are not required to submit a cover letter. The entire cover letter cannot exceed the specified limits provided in the Cover Letter field (3,000 characters). Pages exceeding this limit will not be considered. The cover letter is recommended but is not required for employment consideration with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Applicants should place their narrative information in the Cover Letter / Other Professional Details field.

Who may apply

External Applicants Only

How to apply

Application submission involves applying using the Intelligence Community's Applicant Gateway on-line application process. ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

How will I be evaluated?

APPLICANT EVALUATION PROCESS: Applicants will be evaluated for this job opportunity in three stages:

* All applicants will be evaluated using the Mandatory Qualification Criteria,
* Qualified applicants will then be evaluated by an expert or panel of experts using a combination of qualification criteria to determine the best-qualified candidates,
* Best-qualified applicants may then be further evaluated through an interview process.

Military retiree applicants, if selected, may be impacted by the 180-day appointment restrictions of DODI 1402.01. HD personnel will provide additional information if applicable.

Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Assignment Description, Additional Information Provided By the Selecting Official, and the Qualification Requirements; and then construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this job opportunity. This description should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the performed work. Applicants are encouraged to provide any education information referenced in the announcement. If education is listed as a mandatory requirement, only degrees obtained from an institution accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Secretary, US Department of Education will be accepted.

In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e., retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at

All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation.

NGA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applications will only be accepted online. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

Conditions of Employment

As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards.

* U.S. Citizenship Required
* Security Clearance (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information)
* Polygraph Test Required
* Position Subject to Drug Testing
* Two Year Probationary Period
* Direct Deposit Required

DCIPS Disclaimer

NGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employees are assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scope of work performed. The employee's base salary is established within their assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. A performance pay process is conducted each year to determine a potential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee's annual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performance pay process. Employees on term or temporary appointments are not eligible to apply for internal assignment opportunity notices.

This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are an external applicant claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must self-identify your eligibility in your application.

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