Department Of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
Serves as an Electronics Engineer within the Program Management Organization, Enterprise Services Directorate, Communications, Information, & Network Programs (CINP) Group, Enterprise Engineering Services (EES) Team, Enterprise Engineering Sub-team
Air Traffic Organization, Program Management Organization, Enterprise Services Directorate, Communications, Information, & Network Programs (CINP) Group, Enterprise Engineering Services (EES) Team, Enterprise Engineering Sub-team (AJM-3121)
The incumbent serves as an Electronics Engineer within the Program Management Organization, Enterprise Services Directorate, Communications, Information, & Network Programs (CINP) Group, Enterprise Engineering Services (EES) Team, Enterprise Engineering Sub-team, and reports to the Sub-team manager.
Serves as the lead Information System Security Engineer (ISSE) for the CINP Group. Works in close collaboration with the Information System Security Officer (ISSO) and System Owners (SO).
Participates in multidisciplinary systems engineering team(s) applying fundamental systems security understanding, skills, expertise, and experience to develop a system that satisfies stakeholder/business requirements. Supports the SO by providing expertise and experience in multiple areas, including protection needs assessments, requirements elicitation, security architecture, threat assessment, computer security, communication security networking, security technologies, hardware and software development, test and evaluation, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, and supply chain risk.
Relies on a diverse set of Federal and contractor security subject matter experts (SMEs) to provide technical input such as technical controls and documented systems authorization packages leading to informed decisions that minimize CINP-related FTI and enterprise communications security risk to the NAS.
Reviews operational effectiveness as well as goals and budgets of NAS programs. Specific activities may include security assessments and recommendations on FTI contract proposals in response to FAA issued RFPs to the FTI Prime Contractor where vendor proposals are assessed based on a risk perspective factored against FAA Orders, policies, guidelines and policy notices, conducting CINP requirements and technical architecture security assessments of the Enterprise security infrastructure and services in the FAA's NAS operational domain and the NAS Enterprise Security Gateways (NESGs) for external business entities communications, and assessing logical and physical network architecture to ensure FAA programs networking internally and across domain communications ensure adequate security separation for the FAA, NAS, MS Domain, FAA National Test Bed (FNTB) and the Research and Development (R&D) domains.
Coordinates with the FTI Contracting Officer (CO) to identify, monitor, and track measures of effectiveness for the FTI contractor related to meeting FTI security requirements including oversight to ensure requirements are being met and FTI is compliant with NIST controls and re-authorized annually.
Collaborates with the ISSO and the FAA Authorizing Official Designated Representative (AODR) in developing policies, guidance, and procedures to consistently apply NAS and Non-NAS CINP security measures to systems, telecommunications, cloud, data security\consumer\distribution taxonomies, and boundary protection capabilities in accordance with the FAA Enterprise Architecture (EA) and NAS EA.
Ensures CINP system security requirements are infused into architecture and new system integration concept of operation (CONOPS) assessments, coordinating security compliance of system requirements for future NAS system interactions and associated implementation alternatives using NAS and Non-NAS CINP telecommunications, networking, and boundary protection infrastructure.
25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.
Who May Apply
This job is open to...
FAA Employees - Internal Employees; ATO Employees Only;
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Conditions of Employment
US Citizenship is required.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
PRIMARY METHOD: Successful completion of a full four-year professional engineering curriculum leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in engineering in an accredited college or university. To be acceptable the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the ABET as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics;(b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics;(e)electrical fields and circuits;(f)nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties);(g)any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
ALTERNATIVE QUALIFICATION METHODS: Candidates may substitute for the basic qualifications an alternative requirement of at least 4 years of college level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of engineering technical training, (2) demonstrated knowledge of system engineering and/or research and development on future aviation related hardware and software systems (continued below): (3) demonstrated experience on development of technical programs, e.g., weather, automation, etc., (4) current registration as a professional engineer in any state, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico, (5) evidence of having successfully passed the Engineering-In-Training examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examinations in various states, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico, (6) successful completion in an accredited college or university of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering, or (7) successful completion in an accredited college or university of a full 4-year or longer related curriculum leading to at least a Bachelor's, or higher, degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field. All applicants must demonstrate one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next grade level (GS/FG-12 or H) or Pay Band level (for the I or GS-13 or I Band) for the J band in the Federal Government. Specialized experience is experience which is in or related to the line of work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to successfully perform the duties of the position to the filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been at least equivalent to the next lower grade/band in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience for this position includes, but is not limited to: experience and comprehensive knowledge of engineering principles, theories, and concepts applicable to electronics engineering.
Candidates must demonstrate one year of SPECIALIZED experience equivalent to the next lower grade(FV-I/GS-13) in the Federal Government. SPECIALIZED experience is experience which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to work of the position to be filled.
To be creditable, specialized experience must have been at least equivalent to the next lower grade.
Specialized experience is:
(1) Experience and knowledge of engineering principles, theories, and concepts applicable to electronics engineering.
Successful completion of a full four-year professional engineering curriculum leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in engineering in an accredited college or university.
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Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
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This position is covered by the Department of Transportation's Drug and Alcohol Testing Program. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be subject to pre-employment or pre-appointment drug screening. Persons occupying a testing designated position (TDP) will be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing.
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This is a bargaining unit position.
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