Marine Transportation System Specialist (CYBER), GS-0301-12

Department of Homeland Security
Boston, Massachusetts, US
Jun 17, 2021
Jun 19, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Accepting applications

Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates01/28/2021 to 02/08/2021


Pay scale & grade

GS 12

$86,283 to $116,403 per year
Appointment type

Permanent - This is a permanent appointment.

Work schedule

Full-Time - This is a full-time position.
Duties SummaryThis position is located in Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard, in various locations throughout the United States.ResponsibilitiesAs a Marine Transportation System (MTS) Cybersecurity, this position is responsible for the implementation and enforcement of all hazards and cybersecurity related executive orders, acts, regulations, laws, and Coast Guard policy supporting the safety and security of ports, maritime facilities, vessel, and waterways. Develops operational cybersecurity policies and assist in the implementation of policies, plans, procedures , and exercises for all cyber incidents that impact the marine environment, port security, or marine transportation.Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include: Establishing and maintaining communication channels with stakeholders.Reviewing existing and proposed policies with stakeholders.Collecting and maintaining data needed to meet system cybersecurity reporting.Overseeing policy standards and implementation strategies for regulated entities to ensure procedures and guidelines comply with cybersecurity policies.Assisting in identifying, prioritizing, and coordinating the protection of critical cyber defense infrastructure and key resources.Travel RequiredOccasional travel - This position requires occasional travel.
Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

Requirements Conditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship is required. Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.A one-year probationary may be required.This position requires a Top Secret/SCI clearance.A final offer of employment is contingent upon a negative drug test result.All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. QualificationsTO QUALIFY FOR THE GS-12 LEVEL: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal sector. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.Specialized experience includes the following:Experience establishing and maintaining communication channels with stakeholders;Experience assisting in the development of cybersecurity plans, strategy, and policy to support organizational cybersecurity initiatives and regulatory compliance; andExperience assisting in the implementation of policies, plans, procedures, and exercises for all cyber incidents that impact the marine environment, port security, or marine transportation.National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.The Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.EducationThis position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail. FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click hereAdditional informationApplicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete/make updates to the OF-306 and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at click hereRecruitment incentives may be authorized.All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 45 days from the date the certificate was issued.If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-6350. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using the on-line assessment to place you in one of three categories. The necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities to perform this job are: Knowledge of computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies.Knowledge of risk management processes (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating risk).Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cyber security and privacy.Knowledge of different classes of attacks (e.g., passive, active, insider, close-in, distribution attacks).Knowledge of cyber attackers (e.g., script kiddies, insider threat, non-nation state-sponsored, and nation sponsored).Knowledge of cyber-attack stages (e.g., reconnaissance, scanning, enumeration, gaining access, escalation of privileges, maintaining access, network exploitation, covering tracks).Ability to leverage best practices and lessons learned of external organizations and academic institutions dealing with cyber issues.If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories: 1. Best-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate high proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all Selective Placement Factors (SPF) and appropriate Quality Ranking Factors (QRF) as determined by the job analysis. 2. Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all SPFs and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis. 3. Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate basic proficiency in most of the critical competencies, including all SPFs and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis. If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for the position. Therefore, you must support your responses to the self-assessment questions by providing examples of past and present experience in your resume. Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they are qualified. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. For information on veterans' preference, click here.To preview questions please click here.Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and riskSpecial-Sensitive (SS)/High RiskTrust determination processCredentialing, Suitability/Fitness, National securityThis job is open to
The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
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U.S. Citizens. Subject position(s) will be filled through delegated examining procedures.

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