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U.S. Coast Guard Security Specialist, GS-0080-09 in Chesapeake, Virginia


This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard, Atlantic Area (LANT), Communications Area Master Station Atlantic (CAMSLANT), Chesapeake, VA.


This position is a Primary Alternate COMSEC Account Manager for the Key Management Infrastructure (KMI) Regional Account that provides technical support and administration for various systems i.e., KMI, Communications Security (COMSEC), Secure Terminal Equipment (STE) system, etc.

Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include: Assisting in identifying staff and Local Element (LE) commands' COMSEC requirements based upon operational requirements, types of communication systems installed, and higher authority directives.

Serving as the Key Operating Account (KOA) Primary Alternate responsible for the accountability, issuance, destruction, and inventory of COMSEC material on a computerized management database using the National Security Agency (NSA) developed Key Management Infrastructure (KMI) system and resources, Common User Application Software (CUAS), COMSEC Management Workstation (CMWS), and Intermediary Application Laptop (iAPP).

Maintaining accountability and signing for approximately 2000+ cryptographic software/hardware Items which may be issued on sub-custody to other units.

Analyzing and evaluating reports of COMSEC identifying compromises and incidents, prepare oral or written reports, decisions, conclusions or recommendations, and policy for remote Coast Guard and Navy Commands.

Providing guidance to the local and remote command's Local Element (Issuing) Managers in the operation and administration of their respective COMSEC duties and responsibilities as outline within a Memorandum of Understanding and in accordance with current policy and directives.


Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.

This position requires a Top Secret/SCI clearance.

A final offer of employment is contingent upon a negative drug test result.

A one-year probationary period may be required.

Unofficial transcripts required at the time of application.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.


To qualify for the GS-09: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular abilities, skills and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position.

Specialized experience includes: Experience using an Electronic Key Management system;

Experience collecting and analyzing data related to security management systems in order to make decisions or recommendations regarding to system modifications or changes.

Experience monitoring and coordinating simple, really simple and tactical key loaders. -OR-

Master's or equivalent graduate degree, or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.B. or J.D., if related


Combination of specialized experience and graduate level education that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

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.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.


This 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 here

Additional Information

Applicants 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 hereAll 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 202-795-6287. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation