Lead Information Technology Specialist - Cyber Survivability Section Lead

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OPENS: 9 JULY 2024
CLOSES: 24 JULY 2024
Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) is currently seeking a full-time Lead Information Technology Specialist (Cyber Survivability Section Lead) to work in the Sentinel Systems Directorate at Hill Air Force Base, near Layton, Utah.
This position (986913) will be filled as an NH-2210-04, which has a typical 2024 salary range of $122,198 - $186,854
*This position is not eligible for remote or full time telework; situational-based agreements may be available at the discretion of the hiring manager.
The Sentinel program is an Acquisition Category (ACAT) ID major defense acquisition program charged to deliver a full system replacement for the nation’s Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) System, providing a strategic deterrent to nuclear attack against the United States, our allies, and partners.  This position is integral to the success of the Sentinel weapon system and the continued support of one leg of the nation’s nuclear triad. 
The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Cyber Survivability Section Lead, to perform as a Section Lead, Cyber Subject Matter Expert, and Program Manager for the Weapon System Program Office on all areas related to Weapon System Platform Information Technology/Operational Technology, Cyber Survivability, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity implementation, Cybersecurity Compliance, and Cyber Resiliency for Weapon Systems.
This position will be filled with the following occupational series:
NH-2210-04, Lead Information Technology Specialist (Cyber Survivability Section Lead)  
  • Supports the design, development, and delivery of the Sentinel Weapon System in Air Force Materiel Command’s AFNWC, Sentinel Systems Directorate, providing technical leadership and expertise for the Cyber Survivability posture of the weapon system.
  • Leads all weapon system, Platform IT/Operational Technology Cyber Survivability activities associated with the Sentinel Weapon System, including planning/scheduling, requirements and systems engineering, and the evaluation/integration of cyber test results into the development of the system.
  • Provides expertise, manpower support, and advice to the Sentinel weapon system ISSM to ensure all Sentinel Weapon System Cyber Survivability aspects are designed in, tested and evaluated, and that the fielded weapon system is designed and planned to be protected.
  • Facilitates and maintains relationships with the ISSM, Chief Engineer Office, Division and IPT Program Leadership, customer/warfighters, UARC, FFRDC, and other stakeholders within the program office.
  • Plans, organizes, and directs the cyber survivability team to develop, implement, evaluate, and improve processes and procedures to monitor the effectiveness, efficiency, and integration of the cyber survivability program requirements of the weapon system.
  • Conducts substantial coordination among a variety of organizations and high-level managers to identify and integrate internal and external weapon system program issues affecting the organization or agency, such as integrating cyber security engineering and cyber test and evaluation efforts into the program schedule, as well as coordinating with those involving other technical, financial, organizational, and administrative factors.
  • Exercises the ability to collaborate at the appropriate levels with organizations both inside and outside AFMC, the Air Force, DoD and its agencies, and the Federal Government.
  • Exercises the ability to speak and write effectively, to address highly complex technical and controversial issues, frequently in terms understandable to non-technical personnel.
  • Serves as senior consultant to ISSM including preparing and giving briefings, chairing meetings, leading task forces, and preparing reports and statements for senior military/government (General Officer/SES) and private sector management officials.
  • At least ten (10) years of relevant technical experience is typically preferred to perform this critical Cyber Survivability Section Lead role.
  • Acquisition engineering experience including leading teams and participating in: milestone technical reviews, design reviews, integration readiness reviews, test readiness reviews, qualification and verification reviews, configuration audits, integrated master schedule reviews, and independent analysis activities for complex systems is highly valued.  
  • Technical experience developing and/or providing technical leadership for acquisition of: hardware and software, command and control systems, database systems, cyber security systems, graphical user interfaces, communications systems, and/or hardware devices is ideal. 
  • Technical experience in the development, test and evaluation, fielding, and sustainment of hardware and software for strategic systems is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in software architecture, software systems engineering, and software test is desired.
  • Familiarity with nuclear weapon systems, to include nuclear certification, is a plus.
  • Ability to advise other PIT/OT and IT experts throughout the program office or in other agencies on a variety of situations and issues that involve applying or adapting new systems-based theories, concepts, principles, standards, methods, or practices.
  • Experience with Systems/Cyber Security Engineering topics is additionally desired, specifically the application of a rigorous, systems-based approach to derive requirements for large, complex acquisition programs, such as System Theoretic Process Analysis, Access based analysis, Threat based analysis, or some other rigorous method.
  • Employee must be able to obtain and maintain a Top-Secret security clearance with Special Access Program (SAP) and will be required to handle and safeguard sensitive and/or classified information in accordance with regulations to reduce potential compromise.
  • This is a DoD Cyber Workforce position and is assigned the following DoD Cyberspace Workforce Role Code(s) and Proficiency Level(s): 
    • 752 (Cyber Policy and Strategy Planner) (Proficiency Level: Advanced)
    • 801 (Program Manager) (Proficiency Level: Advanced)
  • Review the required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Tasks (KSATs) for the Cyber Work Role, at https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/dcwf/ElementsMap/story.html
  • In accordance with DoDM 8140.03; employees will have 9 to 12-months to become fully qualified in all position qualification requirements, i.e., 752 and 801.
  • In addition to relevant technical experience, the federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM) mandates education requirements for some of the occupational series listed in this announcement:
    • To qualify as a 2210 Information Technology Specialist there is no mandatory education requirement, but employee must meet specialized experience requirements described in the OPM Qualification Standards, GS-2210: Information Technology Management Series:
  • Employee must meet Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements, which includes achieving Engineering and Technical Management “Practitioner” certification category within required timeframe after appointment.
  • In accordance with the Ethics in Government Act, 1978, employee may be required to file an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, upon appointment and will be required to file annually.
  1. When applying at the link below, please use Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome. 
  2. Click here to apply: https://afcs.experience.crmforce.mil/s/registration?jobId=a0583000000I5gFAAS  by Midnight Eastern Time, 24 JULY 2024.  Complete your application and upload your resume and any additional documents (e.g., unofficial transcripts, certifications, cover letters, etc.).
  3. **IMPORTANT**
  • Please submit your resume and supporting documents in MS Word or PDF format.
  • If using Microsoft Word, you must use 2018 or a more recent version, as MS Word 97-2003 documents are no longer viewable on Department of Defense computer systems.
  • Your resume is key to evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities; be clear and specific when describing experience to improve your chances of getting an interview. 
  1. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) will be covered. Recruitment incentives/relocation expenses are authorized on a case-by-case basis. 
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U.S. citizenship required. AFCS is Equal Opportunity Employer. Must be of legal working age.